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Business for the Ensuing Week. Washington, March 4 - The Senate committee on appropriations intends to call np, Monday or Tuesday, the urgent de ficiency bill. It is expected it will be dis posed of without much delay. The dependent pension bill is unfinished business, having the right of way over everything but the appropriation bill. The under-valuation hill, which gave way to the pension bill a week ago, will be taken up as soon as the latter is disposed of. It is expected that the Senate committee on finance will, on Tuesday, take up and report back favorably the House bill au thorizing the Secretary of the Treasury to purchase United States l»onds with the treasury surplus, and an opportunity may pot s'.bly be lound during the week to bring it betöre the Senate for passage. The Alabama contested election case will be called up in the House to-morrow. The indications are that a bitter party strife will be developed, and that at least two days will be required to dispose of it. The committee on Indian affairs have been assigned two days of the week for the consideration of their bills, the most important of which are those for the division of the great Sioux reservation in Dakota and the restoration to the public domain of a paît of the Uintah reservation in U tah. SENATE. Washington, March 5.—The urgent deficiency appropriation bill was taken up. Among other amendments recommended by the committee on appropriations and adopted by the Senate were the following : Deducing the item for erecting officers' quarters at Mare Island, Cala., from $5,000 to $2,500. Inserting the item of $77,495 to com plete the reports of the tenth census. Deducing the contingent expenses of the land office from $.'15,000 to $25,000. Striking out the item of $20,000 for the miscellaneous expenses of United States courts, being a deficiency for the year 1887. Inserting the item of $98,000 for print ing and binding for the Postoffice Depart ment. The amendment to strike out the follow ing paragraph, "And the public printer is hereby directed to rigidly enforce the pro visions of the eight-hour law in the de partment under his charge" having been reached, Hoar inquired of Hale why those lines should be stricken out. Hale said there were persons in the department working by the piece who desired to work who more than eight hours, who preferred to work twelve hours, and the adoption of the item might be construed to make these men stop work at the end of eight hours The resolution might compel good work ingmen to stop work after eight hours and to allow new, untried, green hands to be brought into the office. Hawley said the provision, if it had any meaning at all. was equal to forbid a man to work more than eight hours, therefore, in behalf of the workingmen he protested against it. It seemed to him a piece of demagogism. truite a lively debate en sued between Hoar and Hawley, which finally ended by Hale withdrawing his amendment, and without a vote the senate adjourned. HOUSE. By Woodburne, of Nevada—A bill au thorizing the issue of United States coin notes. By Grosvenor, of Ohio,—A resolution directing the committee on military affairs to ascertain whether unofficial matter had been incorporated in the war of the rebel lion records as has been asserted, and if so, under what circumstances and by what authority. By Nutting, of New York,—For the con struction of a ship canal around Niagara Falls, in New York. The House then proceeded to the con sideration by M Duffie and Davidson of the Alabama,contested election case. Maish, oi Pennsylvania, opened the case for the contestes and denied the statememt made in the minority report that the case involved no legal question. He proceeded to discuss the legal bearings of the contest, as well as the facts of the election in the testimony which he con tended was utterly insufficient to prove the allegation of fraud made by the con testants. Dowell,of Illinois,advocated the minority report, and after some debate the case went over till to-morrow. A joint resolution was passed allowing paymaster J. Q. Bar ton, of the United States Navy, to accept from the Emperor of Japan the decoration of the order of the Dising Sun. Ad journed. Washington, March 6.— The Senate committee on finance ordered a favorable report on the House bill to provide for the purchase of United States bonds by the Secretary of the Treasury, with verbal amendments. The Senate has adopted without debate its which a resolution to change its rales, by which the treaty may be made public or con sidered in open session when it is desired by a majority ot the Senate. Washington, March 6.— The Senate resolution was passed, directing the Secre tary of the Interior to investigate the practicability of the construction of reser voirs for the storage of water in the arid regions of the United States. The rule as to the executive session was modified so as to read : When a treaty shall be laid before the Senate for ratifica tion it shall be read the first time, and no motion shall be in order except to refer it to a committee to print in confidence for the use of the Senate; to remove the in junction of secrecy or consider it in open executive session. The following was offered in the Senate to-day by Beck, to amend the bill reported from the Senate committee : Section 2. That the laws and parts of laws requiring the maintenance of the sinking fund and the purchase of bonds of the United States for said sinking fund, as heretofore authorized, are hereby repealed. HOUSE. Thomas, of Illinois, introduced a bill prohibiting the use of likenesses, portraits or representations of females for advertis ing purposes without their consent in writ ing. Deferred. In the house they resumed the consideration of the Alabama contested election case—McDuffie against Davidson. O'Farrel, of Virginia, sup ported the majority report. He ridiculed what he called the claims of the republi can party that the negro vote of the south was invariably cast lor the nominee of that party that had been true in years gone by, but was not now. Negroes were now learning who their friends were. The man of destiny who had arisen in 1884 had taken into his big national heart all sections, and extended the aegis of his pro tection over north and south, over white and colored, without discrimination. The republican party south try to hold the negroes through their churches and socie ties. Through a system of intimidation and bulldozing the colored men of the south were as abject slaves to the preach ers as they had been on the day when Lin coln, with hesitating hand, signed the emancipation proclamation. It was time when the democratic party should take a stand and sustain and support the colored men in their right to vote as they pleased. Kerr inquired where the gentleman learned that Lincoln had signed the eman cipation proclamation with a hesitating hand. O'Farrell in reply referred to the paint ing of the signing of the proclamation hanging on the walls of the Capitol. Boutelle, of Maine, said the gentleman lrom Virginia was unfortunately situated to know the history of his country at that time. O'Farrell objected to such remarks as cowardly. Houck, of Tennessee, said the gentleman from Virginia had stated that all the colored people who used to vote the De publican ticket now voted the Democratic ticket. Was that the reason that the Democratic majority had fallen from 50, 000 to nothing, and that the Democrats had only one or two members House from Virginia while the Republi- j cans had six or seven ? If the Democratic J party had ever contributed anything to the emancipation of the colored people, it was on the principle of a kicking gun— killing things behind it instead of what was shot at. Boutelle said the gentleman from Vir ginia had gone out of the course of his re marks in order to cast reflection upon the sincerity and earnestness of Abraham Lincoln in the performance of the most important act of his life. When he (Boutelle) suggested that he (O'Farrell) was not so siturted as to be well informed on that point, the gentleman had become very much excited and talked about bravery and cowardice. It requires a very peculiar kind of bravery in any man to stand up before the American people and attempt to pluck from the brow of the martyred Lincoln so much as one single withered laurel leaf placed there by the common consent of the civilized world. After a father debate of a political nature the minority resolu tion declaring McDuffie entitled totheseat, was rejected ; Yeas 122, nays 54. The mojority report declaring the sitting mem ber entitled to his seat was adopted with out division. House adjourned. Alarming Condition of the Prince. San Remo, March 1.—The Crown Prince had a good night. He feels better this morning. The discharge from his throat continues to be tinged with blood. i Berlin, March 2.—A dispatch from San Remo to the North German Gazette says that persons who have seen the Crown Prince state he looks many years older than when he left Berlin. His beard is white and he has become very thin, weigh ing now hardly 154 pounds. He has writ ten bis will and political testatment for his son Prince William. The TagUatt says : It is reported that Dr. Bergemann has asked Dr. Laner to pre pare Emperor William for the worst. All kinds of rumors are in circulation here. London, March 2.— Official news has been received here that the condition of the Crown Prince is alarming. Upon re ceipt of this intelligence the Lord Chamber lain communicated with the Queen with reference to altering court arrangements for next week, which include the levee and drawing room. He was directed not iaig m the drawing room. was directed not to alter the present arrangements but to prepare and postpone receptions at the shortest notice. San Remo, March 3. — The Crown Prince of Germany passed a fairly good night. There is no change in his condi tion as regards coughing and spitting, and he feels strong this morning in conse quence of a good day yesterday. The weather is brilliant and he will again sit awhile on the balcony to-day. San Remo, March 4.—The Crown Prince's strength has increased since the sleeping draught was discontinued and the mucous from the throat is but slightly tinged with blood now. It is stated that the Crowu Princess has telegraphed Queen Victoria, saving : "Thank God, there is again room for hope." San Remo, March 5. — The German Crown Prince passed a good night. His cough and expectoration lessened. There is a more cneerful feeling in regard to his immediate prospects. Prince William left San Remo to-day. Berlin, March 5.— The Reich Anzieger, says the Emperor, has only a slight cold. Dr. Waldemeyer's final report on the Crown Prince's case confirms the semi-offi cial report made Saturday. It is expected that the Crown Prince will return to Ber lin at the end of this month. The ministerial order empowering Prince William to sign the royal decrees and ordinances, should the occasion arise, dates from the first of December. The Crown Prince has assented to the arrange ment. Two chancellors are to be attached to Prince William's suite, whose duties will be to report to him on state affairs. An eminent general will also be appointed to advise him on military affairs. San Remo, March 6.—The Crown Prince an excellent night. He coughed much less and there was a decided redac tion in his throat discharge. He feels re freshed to-day. The weather is fine. Berlin, March 6 —The National Gazette says : General Willich has been appointed military adviser, Prof. Greist one of the counsellors and Herr Von Brandenstein second counsellor to Prince William. Berlin, March 6. —The Reich Anzeiger publishes an official bulletin signed by all the physicians in attendance on the Crown Prince. They deny the reported differ ences of opinion, and do not maintain that a critical turn is imminent. The patient appears to be progressing favorably at present, and so the responsibility for the treatment remains in Dr. McKenzie's hands. London, March 6.— The Duke of Lein ster has been appointed Irish privy coun cilor. -V San Remo, March 7.—The Crown Prince had a good night. He rose in a cheerful mood and with a good appetite. His cough and expectoration have nearly ceased. He took a long walk in the gar den to-day. Emperor William in a Condition. Precarious Berlin, March 7.—The Reichslager pub lishes the following bulletin, which has been issued by the Emperor's physician : "To the general symptoms of cold which have affected the Emperor since Saturday, together with an affection of the mucuous membrane of the throat and irri tation of the eyelids, there has been added during the past few days painful abdominal disorders, which have occurred frequently since yesterday. The Emperor's appetite has materially dimin ished, owing to which there has been a marked decrease in his strength. The condition of Emperor William is unsatisfactory. Prince William, Prince Bismarck, General Von Moltke and the court physicians are present at the palace. 11 is reported that the closing of the Reich stag will be clcsed in consequence of the condition of the Emperor. Berlin, March 7—4:30 p. m.—The Em peror awoke at 3:30 this afternoon and took some nourishment. His condition is critical. Prince Bismarck left the palace at 3 o'clock. 5 p. m.—The Emperor has suffered a serious relapse. He has been in a heavy sleep since 2 o'clock this morning. His condition causes great anxiety. 7:30 p. m.—The Emperor of Germany is dyiDg.___^ ___ Strike on the B. A N. Minneapolis, March 7.— The strike on the C. B. &. Q. road has extended to the Burlington & Northern. All the Brother hood engineers and firemen left their cabs at ten o'clock. The effect is not yet ob servable because the road does not send out a Dassenger train till 4:15. j J SURPLUS REVENUE. Bill for the Purchase and Cancella tion of Bonds Passed by the Honse. Washington, February 29.—In com mittee of the whole the bill authorizing the Secretary of the Treasury to purchase bonds with surplus revenue was con sidered. Mills, of Texas, and McKinley, of Ohio, carried on the first part of the de bate, McKinley making a speech attacking President Cleveland's refusal to apply the surplus funds to the redemption of bonds, ^'caver, of Iowa, followed with an attack on the national banking Bystem, which put in certain banks immense sums of money and during the present administra tion had been presided over by ex-officials of the Treasury Department. Reed, of Maine, Breckenridge, of Kentucky, and Randall, of Pennsylvania, participated in the debate, after which McCreary, of Ken tucky, offered the following amendment which was accepted by Mr. Mills : "Pro vided that bonds so purchased or redeemed shall constitute no part of the sinking fund, but shall be cancelled by the Secre 1 tary of the Treasury." The committee then rose and the bill was passed. A bill relating to postal crimes was passed. A bill was passed dividing the State of Minnesota into two collection districts and making St. Paul a port of entry and St, Vincent a sub port. Washington, March 6. —The Demo cratic majority of the ways and means committee submitted to the full committee the internal revenue bill. Section 1 of the bill provides for the repeal of all taxes on manufactured chewing tobacco, smoking tobacco and snuff ; the special taxes upon manufacturers of and dealers in leaf to bacco to take effect July 1,1888; rebate for full amount of tax upon unbroken packages of smoking tobacco and oq manu facturera and dealers on July 1st will be allowed if the claim is presented before September 1st. Section two provides that manufacturers shall each pay annually a special tax of three dollars, and dealers in tobacco one dollar. The manufactures of cigars, cheroots or cigarettes will not be requested cheroots or cigarettes will not be requested to pay special tax as dealer when the pro ducts are sold at the place of manufacture. This act to take effect July 1st. Section three provides for the appro priation of twenty thousand dollars for ex penses incidental in carrying the above into effect Section four repeals section 3,361 of the revised statutes and all laws which im pose restrictions upon the sale of leaf tobacco. Sections five to nine inclusive, provides penalties for the violation of the internal revenue laws, appointments of commis sioners, etc. Total reduction in the revenue made by the bill is about $25,000,000, of which $20, 000,000 is on tobacco and $5,000,000 on various special taxes removed. Republican Triumph In Maine. Augusta, Maine, March 5. —Chairman Manley, of the Republican State Commit tee, to day sent the following telegram to Hon. Whitelaw Reid: Augusta, Maine, March 5. The municipal elections held to-day in the cities of Hallowell, Gardner, Bath, Dockland, Portland, Lewiston, Auburn, Saco and Ellsworth are giving sweeping majorities for the Republicans in every city, redeeming Ellsworth and Lewiston, the homes of senators Hale and Frye. It is an unprecedented Republican triumph. Maine repudiates the free trade message, and emphasises its condemnation of the surrender ot the fishery treaty. Cut in Freight Rates. Chicago, March 5.—The western freight «a. W.Ù..M w oj»v«J >u uen dbect'Iuuo. Up to-day all the roads between Chicago and the Missouri river had charged full tariff rates on transcontinental freights and confined the cuts to local business, but to-day two of the lines extended their cuts to the Pacific business. As a result the rates on first-class freights were reduced 28 cents per hundred and other classes in proportion. Fatal Mining Accident. Marquette, Mich., March 5.—A terri ble mining accident occurred at Ishpem ing to night. Five men were getting ready to blast an old drill hole at the bot tom of No. 3 shaft when a charge went off unexpectedly, killing all five instantly. The cause of the accident is not known. The men were literally torn to pieces by the force of the explosion. Confirmations. Washington, March 5. —Moses J. Lid dell, of Louisiana, Associate Justice of the Supreme Court. Montana; Thomas Cutter, collector of customs of the district of Hum boldt, California; E. P. Brisco, Mississippi agent for the Crow Indians, Montana. Rebels Defeated. Suakim, March 4.— Suakim was at tacked to-day by a large force of rebels, who, after a four hours fight, retired, leav ing several hundred killed and wounded on the field. On the British side Col. Top and five Egyptians were killed and four teen wounded. The British gunboats Dolphin and Albacore assisted to guard the city and poured a deadly fire on the retreating rebels. Died. New York, March 3. —Peter Herdic, the millionaire lumberman of Williams port, died at the Glenbrow hotel yesterday. Mr. Herdic originated what is known in the lumber trade as broom storage, also the Herdic cab, which bears his name. London. March 4. —Admiral Sir Astley Cooper Key, a distinguished officer of the British navy, is dead. Chas. Cecil John Manners, Duke of Rut land, is dead. Boston, March 4.— A. Bronson Alcott, the well known author, died to-day, aged 88 years. Hartford, Conn., March 4. —Dr. Wil liam Karr, professor of systematic theology in the Hartford Theological Seminary, died to-day, aged 60 years. Dublin, March 5.—Most Rev. James Walshe, D. D, Roman Catholic Bishop of Kildare and Leighton, is dead. Trusts Investigation. Albany, March 6.— The general laws committee of the Senate, which have been taking testimony in New York recently on trusts of various kinds, made its report to day. The report says : However different the influence which gave rise to these com binations, or what may be the purpose of the management, the effect of all upon the public is the same, to-wit : The aggrega tion of capital power in controlling the manufacture and the output of various necessary commodities ; the acquisition or destruction of competitive properties, all leading to the final and conclusive pur pose of annihilating competition and en abling the combinations to fix a price at which they would purchase the raw material from the producers and at which they would sell the refined product to the con sumer. In any event the public at each end of the industry and the con sumer are intended to be, in a certain sense, at the mercy of the syndicate com bination trust. The report recommends new legislation, and that the Attorney General proceed against violation of the laws. MILLS' TARIFF BILL. The Duty on Iron and Steel—Wool, Etc., on the Free List. Washington, March 1.—[Tariff Special] —The new tariff bill proposes to fix the duty on pig iron at $6 per ton ; on iron ore, steel railway bars weighing more than 25 pounds to the yard, and slabs or billets of steel, $11 per ton; on iron or steel T rails weighing not over 25 pounds to the yard, $14 per ton ; and on iron or steel flat rails punched, $15 per ton. The bill provides for admitting free of duty after July 1st all wools, hair of alpaca, goat and other like animals, and on wools on skin, woolen rags, shoddy mengo' waste and floss, alter October 1st, 1888. It provides, among other things, for a forty per cent, duty on wooleq and worsted cloth, shawls and all manufactureis of wool not specially enumerated, and on flannels, blankets, knit goods, women's and children's drees goods composed in part of wool. The estimates of the redactions in reve nue effected by the bill is not to be com pleted in detail, but the aggregate accord ing to the information in the hands of the committee is fixed at $55,000,006. This total includes about twenty-two and one fourth millions on account of free list; seventeen and one-fourth millions on ac count of woolen goods; sixteen millions for china and glassware, three-quarters of à million dollars in the chemical schedule, something less than a half million dollars on cotton, one and a half million dollars on flax, hemp and jute, and on sugar about eleven millions. Washington, March 2. — Chairman Mills is much pleased with the result of the work of the Democratic members of his committee. He says the bill is so con servative and fair that it will command a majority in the House. He admits that fourteen members of the Randall school will probably vote against the measure, two from Pennsylvania, two from New Jersey, four from Ohio, four from Louisiana and two from California. He expects, however, that their votes will be offset by those of at least eight or ten Republicans, mostly from the Northwest. The aggregate reductions proposed by the bill are about $50,000,000. It is in tended to re-enact the old package clause providing for duty on packages, which does not lay special tax on packages of dif ferent kinds, but merely provides that the value of goods and the duty be assessed on them accordingly. This will add from $5,000,000 to $10,000,000 to the revenue, so that the net reduction will not exceed $45,000,000. It is. the opinion of the majority of the committee, he says, that the revenue of the government should be reduced at least $70,000,000. Twenty-five millions, therefore, are left to be disposed ot by changes in the internal revenue taxa tion. Death of Miss Alcott, the Authoress. Boston, March 5. —Miss Louise M. Al cott is reported very ill of brain fever. It is feared she will not survive the attack. New York, March 6. —Miss Louisa M. Alcott died this morning. Boston, March 6.— For a long time Miss Alcott has been ill, and has been residing in the highlands for her health. Thursday she drove to town to visit her father, and caught a cold, which settled at the base of the brain, and developed spinal meningitis. She died at the Highlands early this morn ing. Miss Alcott died on the anniversary of her father's birthday, and it is singular that she should have followed him so soon to the grave. Disastrous Avalanche. Rome, February 29.— Snow storms of ex ceptional severity are prevailing in north ern Italy. Several villages in the Alps have been destroyed by avalanches. Many lives have been Inst Troops dispatched to aid the sufierers. Many villages near Lake Como are suffering from lack of food. Soldiers are cutting their way through to their relief. The custom house near Revere was destroyed by an avalanche. Three guards and four other persons were killed. An avalanche covered the village of Sterpone, near Ivrea. Thirty lives were lost. Snow and Sand Storms. London, March 5. —All railway traffic in Sweden and Denmark has been stopped by heavy snow falls. Traffic on the lines of northwest Germany is also interrupted. Dantzic is completely shut off from the world. Avalanches in the Tientino valley killed twenty persons. A violent sand storm has been raging in Egypt since Saturday, stopping traffic on the Suez canal. Another Cyclone. Chicago, March 2.—A Daily News spe cial from Newton, Kansas, says: A cyclone last night unroofed the Newton Carriage Manufactory, and destroyed a number of dwellings. Wm. J. Lacey was killed out right, Mrs. Smith had her shoulder broken, and Mrs. Shobbel was fatally crashed. Opelousas, La., March 6.—A cyclone passed over the southwestern part of this parish Sunday afternoon. Many buildings were destroyed. A man and child were killed and several people injured. Earthquake. San Francisco, February 29. —A Blight shock of earthquake was felt here about o'clock this afternoon. A shock is also reported from several points north of this city where it was more severe and caused the people to rush from their houses in alarm. Sensational Suicide. Chicago, March 1.—Mrs. Heaton Manice, who arrived in this city Sunday from New York and registered at the Leland Hotel, shot herself through the heart in her room at the hotel at one o'clock this morning. The case is sensational and mysterious. 11 is said Mrs. Manice, who was an actress, married young Manice a year ago while the latter was in charge of a tutor. Local papers said Manice had charged his wife with adultery and that a divorce suit was pending. Monarchy or a Republic. Madrid, March 4.—A manifesto from Zorilla to the Republican party is pub lished in which he denies that the party are lovers of revolution. Their only de sire, he says, is the restoration of the con stitution of 1869, to enable the people to declare whether they want a monarchy or a republic. In the event of the national well being it is denied that he advocates revolution by protest. He promises many reforms and economies. Bad State of Affairs in Venezuela. Philadelphia, March 6.—A gentleman who has just arrived from Venezuela says: The condition of affairs in the republic is alarming. Lively tactions were gathering and arming, and those supposed to be in op position to the present administration are being sent out of the country. The proba bility is that instead of the election of President Guzman, Blanco will be recalled as dictator. Champion Wing Shot. New York, Match 6.—Captain A. H. Borgardus, of Elkhart, Illinois, champion wing shot of the world, visited the Associ ated Press office this evening, and said he will uot again compete for championship honors, advancing years and domestic afflictions being the moving causes. For seventeen years the captain has been the champion of America, and since 1875 the champion of the world. Live Stock. Chicago, February 29.—Cattle—Re ceipts, 9.000; dull and 10©20 lower; fancy, 510@5 40; shipping steers, 3.20® 4 90; stockera and feeders, 2.45® 3.70; Texas steers, 3®4 20. Sheep—Receipts, 4,000; natives, 3.75® 5 40 ; western, 4.80®5 35 ; Texans, 3.40® 4.75. Chicago, March 1.—Cattle—Receipts, 10,000; stronger; steers, 310®5 75; Stockers and feeders, 2.50® 3.70; Texas cattle, 2 50@4 20. Sheep—Receipts, 5,000 : strong ; natives, email@example.com; western, 4 50® 5 35; Texans, 3.25®4 75. Chicago, March 2.—Cattle—Receipts, 6,000; strong and 15 higher; shipping steers, 310®5 50; Stockers and feeders, 2® 3.60; Texas fed steers, 3®4. Sheep—Receipts, 5,000; western, 4 90® 5.35 ; Texans, 3.25®4 80. Chicago, March 5.—Cattle—Receipts, 8,000; strong; fancy, 510®5 20; steers, 3.50®3.55; stockera and ietders, 2.10® 3.55 ; Texas steers, 3®4. Sheep—Receipts, 3,000 ; strong and higher; natives, 3 75®5 50; western, 5® 5.50; Texans, 3 50® 5. Chicago, March 6.—Cattle recepts, 8.000; market weak, and 10c lower; fancy, $5.10@4; fancy, $3®5; stockers and feed ers, $2.10$3.80; Texas cattle, $firstname.lastname@example.org. Sheep receipts, 4.000; strong; 10 to 15c higher; natives, $5@ 6 50; westerns, $5® 6 201; texaos, $4®5. Drover's Journal London cablegram quotes the cattle mar ket unchanged, with liberal supplies of American steers, 12lc per pound. Wool Market. Boston, March 2.—Wool—Steady. Ohio and Pennsylvania fleeces 30®31 ; No. 1 35 @36; Michigan and Wisconsin 28@29; combing and delaine wools 36@3S ; No. 1 Ohio and Michigan and Ohio fine delaine 32@34 ; scoured Territory and Texas wools 50@53; medium and fine choice pulled wools 38® 40 ; fair to good do 30@37 ; other grades unchangad. Philadelphia, March 2— Wool Steady. Ohio, Pennsylvania and West Virginia XX and above 31@32 ; X 29© 30 ; medium 37@37l ; coarse 36@37 ; New York, Michigan, Indiana and Western fine, or X and XX, 28@29 ; medium 36@37 ; coarse 36@37 ; fine washed delaine, X and XX, 34@35; medium washed, combing and delaine 38@39 ; coarse do 37@43 ; medium, unwashed combing and delaine 28@30; coarse do 27©28 ; Eastern Oregon 15@20; Valley Oregon 21® 28; New Mex ico and Colorado 13@19. New York, March 2.—Wool—Quiet and firm. Domestic fleeces 22@37 ; palled 15 ©33 ; Texes 13@32. Philadelphia, March 6 —Wool,steady and unchanged. Boston, March 6 —Wool, steady and unchanged. New York, March 6—Wool, quiet and steady. Domestic jfleeces 22©37 ; pulled 15© 33; Texas 13@22. The Hungarians and China. The Buda-Petsh Courier de VOrient pub lishes the following story relating to the early connection between the Hungarians or Huns, and the Celestial Empire: "The Emperor, Oso Kun, found himself com pelled to make peace with the Huns, who demanded as proof of his pacific intentions, like gallant men, the handsomest of his wives. The Emperor had 300 wives, and he caused their portraits to be taken by a famous painter. The wives gave the pain ter gifts to depict them at their best, all except Bouta, the most lovely of them all. In revenge the painter made Bouta's por trait the ugliest and most repulsive. When, therefore, the Emperor Oso Kun was compelled to surrender one of his wives he thought of these paintings, "nd sent for them. Bouta's picture at once sent for them. Bouta's picture at once caught his eye. 'She is evidently- thq ugifesr, ne saia. *«end her to the Huns. The Hun emissaries went away enchanted with their prize. But it is said that the Emperor afterward discovered how he had been misled, and wreaked his revenge on the painter." The Astors. I New York Mail.] The Astors are said to own 8,000 build ings in this city, and it is estimated that their combined wealth is fully $400,000, 000. Within the past year or two they have completed the Astor building and the Schermenrhorn building, between Pine, Broadway end Wall streets,[either of which is worth over $1,000,000, and John Jacob Astor only a short time ago paid $320,000 for the Westmorelaud Hotel. Their in come accumulates so much faster than they can possibly spend it that the addi tions to the property grow very fast. Mr. Astor came down town one morning not so long ago, looked over a few investments and ordered $200,000 bonds and 2,000 shares of stock. William Astor has a large family and grandchildren ; John Jacob Astor has one son, William Waldorf Astor, who will probably be, if his father is not to-day, the richest man in New York City. A Speck of Humanity. [Boston Globe.] Millard Fillmore Brown is the name of a veritable Lilliputian baby boy, of Linn, who is at present exciting admiration and wonder, especially among the female sex. This mite of humanity was born in Lynn, December 17,1887, and is to-day probably the smallest living child on earth. Its weight when born was exactly 1 pound and 4 ounces, j ust about the weight of a small kitten. Since birth it has increased in weight to 1 pound and 7 ounces. In height it is but 11 inches, and a small tea cup would be even too large for a cap. Both of its tiny feet will easily fit inside a single doll's shoe, and without the slightest pinch the Globe representative placed his finger ring on the child's forearm as a bracelet. Its feet measure slightly over 1 inch in length, and one of its legs will fit in the finger of a mitten. Woman the Measure of Mankind. Proles sequitur ventrem is no less a maxim of physiology than of Roman law. The product cannot exceed the capacity of the matrix. The production of a great man (or any particular size of man) has, probably, always depended in the main on the poten tiality of the mother, whatever the father might be. Extraordinary men very rarely leave extraordinary posterity, because they so rarely marry extraordinary women. But extraordinary men, so far as known, have generally had extraordinary motheis—if not extraordinary in accomplishments, at least in nature. Says Francillon : "The lives of the mothers of great men form an important branch of biographical litera ture." Why Twelve Hours ? [Cornhill Magazine.] Why are the dials divided into twelve divisions of five minutes each ? Hear S. Grant Oliphant : "We have sixty divisions on the dials of our clocks and watches be cause the old Greek astronomer, Hip parchus, who lived in the second centnry before Christ, accepted that Babylonian system of reckoning time—that system being sexagesimal. The Babylonians were acquainted with the decimal system, but for common or practical purposes they counted by sossi and sari, the sossos repre senting sixty and the saros sixty times six —360. From Hipparchus that mode of reckoning found its way into the works of Ptolemy, about 150 A. D., and hence was carried down the stream of science and civilization, and found its way to the dial plates of our clocks and watches. Established 1864. A. G. CLABKE. THOMAS CONRAD. J. c. Cl'BTIN. CLARKE, CONRAD 4 CURT! Importers of and Jobbers and Retail Dealers in Heavy Shelf and Building HARDWARE. SOLE AGENTS FOR THE Celebrated "Superior" and Famous Acorn COOKING AND HEATING STOVES, AND W. 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Spencer & Nye. Manufacturers and Dealers in HARNESS AND SADDLES. HELENA, - Send - - - - i• 31 - WL m ~ .né MONTANA for. Illustrated Catalogue. FARM ANNUAL FOR 1888 Will be sent FREE to all who write for it/ It is s J Handsome Book of 128 pp„ with hundreds of lllug- I -rations. Colored Plates, and tells all about the „ -— & _ itEST GARDEN, FARM, and EIAHVEIt Bulba, Plant», ana Valuable Xm> Books on Garden Top:-». Itde- I scribes Rare Novelties ip VEGETABLES and FLO VVERS, of real value, which cannot be obtained elsewhere. Sere address ton a postal for the moat complete Catalogue pibl.-hed, to W. ATLEE BURPEE A CO., PHILADELPHIA, PA URPEE'S SEEDS, ■■ ATTENTION! Purchasers of CARPETS, WALL PAPER,and HOUSE FURN ISHINC GOODS, Will Save Money by awaiting the arrival of A. P. CtJKTDPS NEW STOCK. Nothing like it ever before shipped to this market. PIANOS. ORGANS.