NEifllS ■fiH II WEEK
NEWS AT HOME AND ABROAD.
Items of Information Gathered From
m Wide Area-Political Happen
luk* and Industrial Notes—Crime*
The United States cruiser San Francis
co and the gunboats Bancroft and Helena
have arrived at Lisbon, Portugal, and are
prepared to reach any Spanish fleet in
case of war.
The body of Max Miller, which had
been buried beneath a snowdrift in a
street in Chicago for 20 days, was exposed
by a recent thaw.
Among the electrical patents recently
granted is one for an electric lamp for bi
cycles, and a dynamo for generating the
current armature is geared to a friction
wheel, which is revolved by the move
ment of the bicycle.
The lemon industry on the Pacific
coast "is growing very rapidly. Two
thousand carloads will be shipped east
during the present season.
The British fishing schooner Spinaway,
heavily coated with ice, was blown from
the coast of Newfoundland across the At
lantic to the Azores.
Two representatives of the Japanese
government are on their way to Mexico
in the interest of a colossal colonization
scheme near San Benito.
There is a possibility that both branch
es of congress will adjourn about May 1.
Rich gold quartz has been discovered in
the Pembina mountains, in southern Man
The re< ent cold weather in Arizona is :
unprecedented. The river in the Grand j
Canyon of the Colorado was full of float-1
ing ice. whereas the temperature in the |
canyon is credited with partaking of the !
nature of perpetual summer, regardless of |
the temperature on the plateau above.
There are now at the Mare Island navy
yard the Charleston, Yorktown, Philadel
phia, Pensacola, Hartford and Adams. A ;
number of mechanics who have been at,
Port Orchard have returned and will as
sist in rushing to completion repairs io
the various ships at the yards.
The American Ordnance Company of
Bridgeport, Conn., has received by tele-1
graph from its vice president at Washing- j
ton an order for 40 rapid-firing six-pound- J
er Hotchkiss guns. The order is for quick I
delivery and the guns will all be deliv- '
ered in about three months.
Representative Shafroth of Colorado j
has introduced a bill in congress granting
to the respective states in which they are
situated all arid lands of the United
States not held for military or Indian
reservations or other public purposes.
These nre designed to be lands which are
not mineral, which will produce crops
only by artificial irrigation.
Major General Snowden, commander of
the National Guard of Pennsylvania, has
issued general orders to every officer in
the state to recruit his command up to
the full quota required by law. The or
ders were issued five days ago, with in
structions that they be kept a profound
secret. The officers were instructed to
have their men ready to march fully arm
ed and equipped at 24 hours' notice.
Emile Zola has been found guilty in
Paris on all charges and sentenced to one
year imprisonment and to pay a fine of
Perrieux. manager of the Aurore, in
which paper Zola published his charges
against the conduct of the Esterhazv
court martial, was condemned to four
months' imprisonment and to pay 3000
The report comes from Wisconsin that
one of the largest timber deals ever made
in the United States will be closed within
two weeks. The property is one billion
feet of sugar pine on the Klamath river,
in northern California. The consideration
will be something like $1,000,000.
William Chenery, cashier of the Port
land, Me., postoflicc. who died last Fri
lav, was short $(>OOO in his accounts, ac
cording to post office inspectors who have
just examined the accounts Mr. Chenery
ms held the position of cashier about 40
.ears, and had never been suspected of
Judge Sharp, at Baltimore, Md., has ap
pointed Simon P. Schott receiver for the
lank of South Baltimore. The assets are
-stimated at $20,000 and liabilities at
170.(100. The larger portion of the de
osits, amounting to $130,000. arc t>y poor
News has been received of the death at
teyrut, Syria, of Mrs. Emily R. Mont
omerv. a missionary, aged 59 years. She
ent to Turkey with her husband 30
ears ago, and has been one of the most
•voted and efficient missionaries in that
While resisting arrest at Baker City,
re., William S. Johnson, alias "Omaha
»b," was shot by Officer Bailey and mor
lly wounded. Johnson was walking
rough the streets at midnight threat
ling to clean out the town when the
ficer attempted to arrest him.
Representative Barrett of Massachus
ts has introduced a resolution allowing
c naval affairs committee to incorpor
e in the naval appropriation bill an ap
opriation not to exceed $5,735,000 for
w dry docks or extensions to existing
es at New York, Norfolk, Port Royal,
•w Orleans and Mare Island, Cal.
It is reported from Brenham that the
•nts of McFadden Bros, of Philadelphia,
r» of the world's great cotton firms, have
•n instructed to stop buying cotton. The
ne notification is said to have been
it to all their hundred or more agents
Texas. Inquiries are said to have
aight the answer that it was because of
Cuban complications. This has eaus
a considerable flurry among the local
t is announced that the woolen com
mon house of Sawyer, Manning & Co.
New York is in financial difficulties,
sed by the failure of the Burlington
olen Company, the Winnooski Wors-
Company and the Colchester woolen
•, for which receivers were appointed
lioston Monday. Sawyer, Manning &
are said to have indorsed paper for
e concerns to the amount of $1,000,000.
he Canadian government has decided
wrmit Canadian goods to be shipped
i Vancouver and Victoria in Ameri
vessels free of duty by St. Michaels
he Yukon for the coming season. An
•r to this effect has been sent to the
oins ofiice on the coast. The order
ies to the Yukon route by St. Mi
ls, and does not include Skaguay or
»e city council of Muscatine, lowa,
placed $300,(MM) of city bonds with
First National hank of Chicago, their
»eing 4 }.
» a tribute to the memory of the late
Frances Willard, it is proposed to change
the name of the Woman's Temple at Chi
cago to Willard Temple.
Charles Henson was divorced at Belle
ville, 111., from his wife, Miranda, and
within an hour married to a Chickasaw
Indian girl from Wyandotte, I. T.
! J. K. Pollard, the new United States
I consul general to northern Mexico, has
arrived at Neuva l^aredo.
Advices from the City of Mexico state
that all the employes of the large Colme
na & Barron cotton factories have gone
! on a strike because of a cut in wages.
Steve Bilheimcr has been appointed
! chief clerk of the railway mail service,
| with headquarters at Little Rock, to suc
ceed B. 1"). Lydick. The new clerk has
j been in the service 18 years.
A rich deposit of lead ore has just been
i discovered on the farm of Victor Hilton.
! near Nashville, 111. The ore crops out on
: top of a high bluff, and the pieces broken
! off assay almost 05 per cent pure lead,
j Rev. Sam Jones arrived at his home at
Cartersville, <ia., from his western lecture
I tour and announced himself an independ
-1 ent candidate for governor of Georgia o-i
a platform of his own, which he will an
j nounce shortly.
W. J. Seanlan, the actor, familiarly
known as "Billy," died at Bloomingdalc
asylum, New York City. Seanlan was
j stricken with paresis six years ago, and
i was removed to the asylum. He never re
! covered from the attack and for three
j years has been a hopeless imbecile.
Captain Oldrieve, who is planning to
walk across the Atlantic ocean from Bos
ton to Havre, France, will begin his jour
ney July 4. He will wear on his feet a
pair of cedar boxes five feet long, with
tins at the bottom and sides. They are
! very light, but strong enough to sustain
; his weight. In these he is able to walk
over choppy seas, and even in heavy
swells of the ocean. Captain A. W. An
drews will accompany him in a small
M'XINLEY'S POLICY DEFENDED.
Will Not Accelerate War, but la
Preparing for Any Emergency.
Chicago, Feb. 25.—The Tribune prints
the following special from Washington:
"I do not propose to do anything at all
to accelerate war with Spain. Up to the
present I do not think war is either nec
essary or inevitable. I would be lax In
my duty, however, if I did not prepare
for the future. The situation is grave
and the policy of the administration will
be determined almost entirely by the
course of events from time to time. There
is no necessity of alarming the people, but
congress must be ready to assist the ad
ministration without making too many
inquiries as to the course of current
To a senator who called upon him in
order to ask some serious questions as to
the policy of the administration, President
McKinley, with the utmost frankness,
uttered the above words." There is no
doubt of the fact that the government of
the United States is actually preparing
for war with Spain. It is not necessary
that war will follow, but the activity is
too unmistakeable to be concealed.
The president and his cabinet unite in
the belief still, in spite of all evidence to
the contrary, that the explosion of the
Maine was the result of an unfortunate
accident, but they recognize the fact that
the contrary may prove true, at almost
I any hour, and that if it is shown, even in
ferentially, that Spain had a hand in the
catastrophe, there will be but one thing
to do, and that will be to seize the island
of Cuba by force of arms.
At no time since the war of the rebel
lion has the military branch of the gov
ernment been so active as it is today.
It is a significant fact that within the
last two days there has been a remarkable
change of opinion in the navy depart
ment in regard to the explosion of the
Maine. When the first news arrived here!
last week, experts at the department were J
nearly divided as between an accident and
design. But today, after studying the
later reports, and especially photographs
sent from Havana, nine out of ten of the
officers of the department express the be
lief that the Maine was anchored over a :
AIL AROUND MARKET REPORT.
Wheat Quotation*, Wool Flgarei
and the Price of Produce.
Following are the local quotations.
Wholesale prices are given unless other
Wheat—Club, bulk 57 Jc, sacked 60c:
bluestem, bulk 60J, sacked 63c. At Spo
kane: Club, bulk 50c, sacked 61 A; blue
stem, bulk 02c, sacked 64$ c.
Oats—At Spokane f. o. b. $17(al8.
Flour—Per barrel, $3.75.
Barley—Country points, [email protected] per
Rye—Country points, [email protected] per ewt
Feed—Bran and shorts, $12 per ton;
shorts, $13; bran, $11; rolled barley, $18:
chicken feed, [email protected]
Hay—Timothy, $12 per ton; wheat bay.
$10; alfalfa. $13.
Produce—Country butter, 40 and 00-lb
tubs, 29c per lb; 5, 10 and 20-lb tubs, 30c:
prints, 30c; eastern butter, 25(§.<26c; coun
try butter, in ro.ls, 20(525c per lb; cook
ing butter, 10c; cheese, twin, full cream,
13(5>14c; cheese, twin, skim milk, 9A(©
10c; ranch eggs, [email protected]; honey, white,
comb, 13<o> 14c; fancy, 15c per lb.
Vegetables—Potatoes, 40(0>42c per ewt;
onions, $2.40(a.2.50 per ewt; beans, [email protected]
2c per lb; Merced sweet potatoes, $3 per
ewt; cabbage, $1 per ewt; squash, $1.50
Meats—Beef cows, live $3.25(5)3.50 per
ewt, dressed [email protected]; steers, live [email protected]
4, dressed $7.35(57.50; hogs, live $3.75(5>4,
dressed $5.25(5)5.50; mutton, live 4(®4Ac,
dressed 8(«8£c per lb; dressed lambs, 9o;
dressed veal 5(5;7c.
Poultry—Chickens, live weight, 9(g>loc
per lb; dressed, [email protected]; turkeys, live,
10(5>llc; dressed, [email protected]: ducks, live,
10c; dressed, 10}@llc per lb; geese, live,
lc; dressed, [email protected]^c.
Wool—Fine medium, [email protected] per lb;
medium* [email protected]
Portland, Ore., Feb. 28.—Wheat—Dull:
quotations nominal; Walla Walla. 75(5)
7t»c; valley and bluestem, 78(5}79c.
Tacoma, Feb. 28.—Wheat—Xo. 1 blue
stem. 70(fi77e; No. 1 club, [email protected]
Wheat at Colfax.
Colfax, Feb. 28. —Wheat is weaker to
day and local dealers quote 58 cents as the
l»est price for Xo. 1 sacked in the ware
Old Resident—An' how mony chllder hov
New Neighbor— Folve; t'ree by tne husband's
first wife, nn' two by me flirt hunbtn's sec
LAND WORTH A MILLION
A PIONEER WINS HIS CASE.
Famous Suit Against the Northern
Pacific for n Valuable Section In
the Heart of Spokane— Appenl to
U. 8. Supreme C'onrt to He Taken.
Spokane, March I.—An important de
j cision has been handed down by Judge
! Hanford in the United States district
j court in the case of H. T. Cowley against
i the Northern Pacific Railroad Company,
involving title to a valuable section of
; land lying in the very heart of the city,
j The case has been in the courts for nearly
j 10 years, having first made its appcarancc
'in May, 1888. It dragged its wear/ way
to the United States supreme court, where
a decision in favor of the railroad ?om
pany was given. About two years ago
the case was reopened in the United States
district court before Judge Hanford on a
writ of error, and the decision which is
now handed down virtually awards the
land to the complainant, H. T. Cowley.
The land in question is valued at fully
$1,000,000. W. T. Stoll, one of the attor-
I neys for the Northern Pacific, stated that
an appeal to the United States supreme
court would be taken from the decision of
! Judge Hanford.
A SECRET SOCIETY EXISTS.
Warden Catron Guards Against
Walla Walla, March I.—Warden Catron
has been in the city in consultation with
the police authorities, and said that he
has taken precautions, as he suspected
that Leonard Harrison, a convict released
Friday, would attempt to smuggle opium
into the prison. Harrison is still in Walla ;
Walla, although, as is customary in the
case of discharged convicts, ho received a
railroad ticket to Seattle, from when i.e
came two years ago, having been sen
tenced for grand larceny. Mr. Catron has
j for some time known that there existed .it
| the prison a secret society among the con
victs, each member of which is pledged to
aid the others when opportunity offers.
Although the strictest discipline is main
tained at all times the men are able to
communicate with each other in a manner
I which is mysterious, and all manage to
I keep pretty well informed as to what is
I going on and as to the movements of their
| fellow convicts. This is not the first time
i that the warden has seen fit to use extra
precaution, but this is the first time that
| the matter has become public. How Har
rison expected to accomplish his object is
not known, but it is safe to conjecture
that he would leave nothing undone to
attain his end. He was one of the ring
leaders in the attempted hospital break n
year ago last January and forfeited thrn
his full quota of good time. His move
ments in the city after his release were
suspicious. He was seen visiting many of
cribs in Chinatown, and, coupling this
with the well known fact that a great
many of the prisoners have been addicted
to the use of the drug and would give al
most anything and run all risks in order
to get the dope, led to the suspicion that
Harrison would attempt to help out the
I incarcerated men.
SIGHTED BY THE ROMAN.
DiHobled Atlantic Steamer Towed to
Halifax Amid Much Rejoicing-.
Halifax, N. S., March I.—The 300 odd
odd passengers on hoard the French liner
La Champagne will rest more sonndlv
than they have for 10 days. Since Thurs
day two weeks ago half of the time they
have drifted on the Atlantic, and three
days and nights have been filled with
anxiety for their personal safety. Their
fears and cares on account of danger have
now been dissipated by the happy knowl
edge that they are no longer at the mercy
of the stormy ocean.
After drifting for five days on the New
foundland banks with her engines dis
abled and the screw shaft shattered, the
great Boston-liound freighter Roman,
from Liverpool, came along, picked her
up and brought her into Halifax without
further mishap of consequence.
THE EIGHT-HOUR DAY LAW.
It In Declared Conntltutlonal l»y the
t'. S. Supreme Court.
Washington, March I. —In the supreme
court yesterday an opinion was handed
down in the case of K. E. Holden versus
the sheriff of Salt Lake county, Utah, in
volving the constitutionality of the terri
torial law fixing a day's work in smelters
and mines in the territory at eight hours.
Holden was arrested for violating the lan*
and sentenced to imprisonment. He
brought the case to the supreme court in
an effort to secure a writ of error on the
ground that the law was unconstitutional.
The court held that the law was an exer
cise of the state's police power. The de
cision of the supreme court of Utah was
GUARDS IN EVERY STATE.
\early Rlcven Million Men Avalln
ahle for Military Service.
Chicago, March I.—A special to the
Times-Herald from Washington, I). C.,
says: According to a report placed be
fore President McKinley there are now
available for military duty in the United
States 10,730,576 able-bodied men, and of
these 112,082 are already in the military,
forming the nucleus of a tremendous
fighting force. This is without consider
ing the skeleton United States army,
which could, on short notice, recruit up to
THE ENTRANCE TO THE SOUND.
Work llelnir PuNhed on the Fortifi
cations at Towniiend.
Port Townsend, March 1. —The work cf
fortifying the three conspicuous points
contiguous to Port Townsend, which has
been going on in a desultory fashion for
some months, is now being pushed for
ward under special orders from Secretary
Alger, and now the doubled forces at work
at Points Marrowstone and Admiralty arc
being worked night and day to finish up,
Hnd already preparations are being made
for placing the heavy guns which are due
to arrive any daj'.
It is easier to lot the hair grow long
than it is to write a good poem.
Time is usually lively when men make
an attempt to Hill it.
How to Prepare the "Staff of Life,"
by a Practical Miner.
, Bread in Alaska means always baking
| powder bread or biscuit, for no other
! kind is possible. There, is no yeast or
j any other means of raising dough. An
experienced miner, one who lias been in
j Alaska five years, has just given us two
I of his most useful receipts.
Those who think of going to the Klon
dike should keep them, and those who
stay at home will 1m» interested in know
ing how a practical miner prepares his
"staff of life."
Bread: Quart of flour, two tablespoon
fuls of Cleveland's baking powder, half a
j teaspoonful of salt: mix up with cold
| water or milk until stiff. Grease the
I pan, bake until cooked (about half ail
Biscuit: Quart of flour, two teaspoon
fuls of-Cleveland's baking powder, and
half a teaspoonful of salt. Mix thor
oughly while dry with lard or bacon
fat. Then mix with water or milk un
til stiff enough to roll out. Cut into
circles with top of baking powder can or
cup; bake about fifteen minutes.
Several other Alaska receipts to
gether with list of groceries, clothing and
supplies to take with one are published in
a Klondike circular. This circular, to
gether with a cook book of four hundred
receipts, will be mailed you free if you
send stamp and address to Cleveland
Baking Powder Co., 81 Fult'/ii St., New
Be sure to mention the Klondike cir
cular if you want it; otherwise the cook
j book only will be sent.
TRAIN STRUCK AN OMNIBUS.
Seven Pleasure Seekers at Chicago
Chicago. Feb. 28. —An omnibus con
taining nine persons, eight of whom
were young men and women, who were
on their way to attend a party in the ho
tel at Blue Island, was struck by a Grand
Trunk phssenger train at the Western
avenue crossing south of Blue Island at
0 o'clock at night and six of the pleas
ure-seekers were killed almost instantly.
None escaped serious in jury.
| Thin ice frequently affords a good open
ing for ambitious skaters.
A WEAK SPOT.
A weak spot in a piece of timber may
endanger a whole building, and certain it
is that the man who suffers with Lumbago
lets down the whole framework of h!r
anatomy. In ease of the building, it is
shored up and made strong, anil just so
St. Jacob's Oil shores up the muscles of
the back, strengthens the muscular frame
and in a very short time the sufferer is
restored to his native strength. Why then
will a man go about on crutches for
months and years, when the stimulation
of a good liniment like St. Jacob's Oil will
in so short a time send him baek to busi
ness and to the bosom of his family a
strong and healthy man.
Orevon Lumber to YlHrilvontock.
San Francisco, Feb. 28.—The Pacific Ex
port Lumber Company has chartered the
big B itish steamship Ailsaeraig to carry
lumber from Portland to Yladivostock,
Piso's Cure for Consumption Is our only
medicine for coughs and colds.—Mrs. C.
Beltz, 439 Bth av., Denver. Col.. Nov. 8,'%.
It is the dance music that always
reaches the sole.
SHAKE INTO YOUIC SIIOK9
A lien'B Foot-Ease, a powder for the feet.
It cures painful, swollen smarting feet and
instantly takes the sting out of corns and
bunions. It's the greatest comfort discov
ery of the age. Allen's Foot-Ease makes
tight-litting or new shoes feel easv. It is a
certain cure for chilblains, sweating, damp,
callous and hot, tired aching feet. We
have over 10,000 testimonials of cures. Try
it today. Bold by all druggists and shoe
•tores. By mail for 25c. in stamps Trial
package FRKE. Address Allen 8. Olm
sted, Le ltoy, N. Y.
Moses was not a Spanish toreador, but
he seems to have been the original hull
The station-house lodging-room is mere
ly a trainp steamer.
PITQ Permanently Cured. No Utsnr nervouisnps
nio after first day's use of Dr. Kline's (Jreat
Nerve Restorer. Send for FKKtf gtt.oo trial
bottle and treatise. DR. R. 1L KLIN id, Ltd., '.mo
Art h street, Philadelphia, Pa.
riewh Dropped Fr«»m Ilia Rouen.
Lebanon, Mo., Feb. 27. —The boiler at
llunche's mill, at Ryan, 25 miles south
east of here, blew out, knocking Hunch"
30 feet into the saw pit. He crawled out
of the sluice of hot water, walked a quar
ter of a mile to his home, with flesh fall
ing front his body. After suffering in
tensely for 10 hours he died.
r KIDNEY TROUBLES
Cured by Lydla E. Plnkham's
"I have been a great sufferer from
Kidney trouble;pains in muscles, joints,
back and shoulders; feet would swell.
I also had womb troubles and leucorr
hcca. After using Lydia E. Pinkhain's
Vegetable Compound Blood Purifier
and Liver Pills, I felt like a new wo
man. My kidneys are now in perfect
condition."—Mrs. Maggie Potts, 3*4
Kauffman St., Philadelphia, Pa.
•* My system was entirely run down,
and I suffered with terrible backache
in the small of my back, and could
hardly stand upright. I had no up
petite. Since taking Lydia E. Pink
ham's Vegetable Compound, I liuve
gained fifteen pounds, and I look
fetter than I ever looked before."—
Mrs. E. F. Morton, 1043 Ilopkins St.,
LillianCripfex, 80x77, St. Andrew's
Bay, Fla., says: —"Before taking Lydia
E. Pinkhain's Vegetable Compound, I
had suffered many years with kidney
trouble. The pains in my back and
shoulders were terrible. My menstrua
tion became irregular, and I waa
troubled with leucorrhoea* I was grow
ing very weak. I began the use of M rs.
Pinkhain's medicine, and the first bot
tle relieved the pain in my back aud
regulated the menses. It relieved the
pain quickly and cured the disease.* 1
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PROCEEDINGS OF CONGRESS
DISCUSS THE NATION'S AFFAIRS
Leader* In Both Branches of the Na
tional Legislature Consume Tlmt
In Talk as Well as Transact Some
Public Business—What Has Been
" The house Friday resumed con^idera-:
tion of the sundry civil bill. Quite a de-j
bate developed on the motion to strike out
the appropriation of $133,000 for work at
Oakland, Cal. Mr. Moody made a sensa
| tional attack upon the appropriation in
j the sundry civil bill of $300,000 for Rock- j
; land, Maine, harbor, which is in Mr. Ding- i
j ley's district. He said he was willing to
j submit to economy and honest leadership, 1
| but proposed to rebel against leadership ,
; that guve an appropriation to Rockland,
I an insignificant port that could be buried ;
:in Boston harbor Mr. Grosvenor attacked
the appropriation and declared that if the
house allowed these river and harbor
items to go into the sundry civil bill there
would be no river and harbor bill. Mr.
Cannon replied to the attack, declaring ,
that some of the most vicious river and
harbor items ever passed came from the
committee when he (Grosvenor) was a
member of it. Mr. Dingley answered the
personal attack upon him. Hie Rockland
improvement, he said, was not simply an
improvement; it included a provision for
a breakwater and a harbor of refuge -
just such another as was being built at
Sandy Bay, in Mr. Moody's district, and
< n which $750,000 had been spent.
The senate resumed debate on the case ,
of H. W. Corbett, claiming the senator
ship from Oregon. Senator Teller favored
the resolution presented by the majority
I of the committee against seating Corbett.
Shipped Freight Through Canada.
In the senate Saturday Senator Hans
j brough of North Dakota secured the adop
! tion of a resolution calling upon the sec
retary of the navy for reasons why he
shipped certain freight over the Canadian
Pacific to Mare Island, Oil., and asking
whether the freight was offered to the
railroads running entirely within the
United States. Senator Galtinger intro
duced and had adopted a resolution re
questing the president, if not incompatible
with public interests, to send the senate
| copies of all reports and communications
j since the 24th of February, 189"), from
,! Tom as Estrada Palina, or any agent of
j the Cuban insurgents, which relates to the
i state of war in Cuba. Senator lloar call
i ed up the Corbett case and addressed the
senate briefly in support of Corbett*s
claim to a seat in the senate. Senator
Thurston regretted his views of the case
would force him to vote against the ad
mission of Corbett.
The house resumed consideration of the
sundry civil bill immediately after the
reading of the journal, the pending
amendment being that of Air. Tongue
(rep.) of Oregon to appropriate $150,000
for Yaquina bay, Oregon. Mr. Dockery
(deni.) of Missouri vigorously opposed the
amendment, which, he said, would make
the government liable for an expenditure
of over $1,000,000 on a project that was
an engineering impossibility. The amend
ment was lost—36 to 76. An amendment
appropriating $300,000 for the harbor of
Cleveland, Ohio, offered by Mr. Hurton
(rep.) of Ohio, was adopted. Mr. Lewis
of Washington this afternoon in the
house offered as an amendment to the
sundry civil bill, a resolution condemning
Minister Woodford for giving a banquet
to the Spanish cabinet. He declared he
was opposed to feasting the murderers of
those whom the nation was burying. The
amendment was rilled out on a point of
DeclMlon AfrnliiMt Corbett.
In the senate Monday consideration of
the Corbett case was resumed. Senator
liacon of Georgia addressed the senate in
opposition to Corbett's claims. He felt it
was extremely fortunate that, in this case,
the senate was not controlled by partisan
motives, because he thought it ought to
be understood by legislatures that they
must perform their duties, or the onus of
their failure should fall upon their states.
Senator Burrows of Michigan followed
with an extended and elaborate argument
in opposition to the seating of Corbett.
He maintained that the governor of a
state has no authority to fill an original
vacancy. The vote on seating Corbett
was taken on the amendment declaring
him entitled to the seat. It was defeated,
60 to 10.
The sundry civil appropriation bill, con
sideration of which was resumed in the
house, displaced the regular District of j
Columbia day, which, by consent, was j
postponed until next Monday. The bill, j
after protracted debate as to railroad in- !
fluence in the last national election, was 1
completed in committee of the whole, and, j
on Mr. Cannon's motion, was reported to
the house. Mr. Bromwell of Ohio intro- j
duced a resolution appropriating $20,iR)0.- :
000 for the purchase of war vessels, when- j
ever, in the judgment of the secretary « f,
tlie navy, it shall become expedient for j
the best interests of the countrv to do -a.
LICENSES FOE THE KLONDIKE.
ComK'r«*MNinnn Lfwla Report* a Hoa
tlle l-Vel Inn In Canada.
Washington, Feb. 2'A. — Representative
Lewis of Washington, who has just re
turned from Ottawa, where he went to ap
peal to the Canadian government for some
modifications of the Canadian regulations
requiring American miners bound for the
Klondike to procure their licenses at Van
couver, Victoria or Dawson City, says he
found a feeling of intense hostility toward
the United States, especially on account
of the passage of the Pavne-Frve bill,
which is designed to prevent British ves
sels from sharing in the Alaskan carrying
trade. There wan no disposition to con
cede anything to the United States in the
controversy, and Mr. Lewis returned con
vinced that no concession would be ob
tained unless we made counter conces
sions. Mr. Lewis went to Canada armed
with letters of introduction from Assistant
Secretary of State Day and other official*,
including a letter from Sir Julian Paunce
fote, the British ambassador here. Though
he was shown every courtesy, Mr. Lewis
sai l feeling against the United States was
rampant. The delegations from British
Columbia all protested against any modi
fication of the regulations.
San Francisco, Feb. 28.—Silver bars.
:».YJc; Mexican dollars, 4f>Ar« 4<»<\
London, Feb. 28.—Close: Bar silver is
quiet; 2/>2d per ouncAA •,
I-ake copper■•-Stri Vol'-* ** 1
Lend —Di'' 1
THINGS SEEN ON TRAINS.
Conductors Know Certain Occasions at
Freak Nights and Look for Them.
"Freak niglit on a railroad train."
The conductor of the express for New
York, which leaves the Reading termin
al every morning live minutes after
midnight, spoke slowly. "There's not
many people know what freak night
Is; hardly anyone but we conductors,
and then mighty few of us. But It's a
fact that certain trains on certain days
of the week have 'freak nights/ It's
so regular that you know when to ex
pect it. It's sure to come.
"It's this way," continued the conduc
tor. "On this midnight to New York
emigrant tickets good on the smoking
car are issued at a reduced rate. Six
nights of the week we have just the
poorer people that wait all day, sit in
the car all night and are waked in New
York at 4 o'clock in the morning, all
for the opportunity of going over for a
half dollar cheaper. They're the kind
of peoplr you see everywhere and any
where on the streets. But on one night
of the week, Just as regular as death
or tuxes, all the queer tish that are
traveling around seem to gather to
gether on one train. They are people
you would stop and look at when they
passed you. They are very ftt, very
thin *r very drunk; funny looking peo
ple, ugly people; in fact, 'freaks.' They
never travel without eftjcli other. You
don't see one freak in a car load of or
dinary people. All are plain, everyday
people, or else all are freaks. It's got
so that I can predict what a train load
is going to be. If I see one or two or
dinary people getting on, why I know
It's an ordinary night; but If I see one
of these freaks, then I know I'll have
only freaks. They generally come Sat
j urday or Monday nights, but there Is
no rule. Sometimes we won't have any
for a month, and then we'll have three
or four 'freak' nights together. In 181X5
I counted we had between forty and
fifty—about one night a week, you see.
If you'll couie Into the smoker I'll show
you, for it's freak night to-night."
There were live people only in the
| car. Freaks don't carry heavy baggage
las a rule. Away up in front a stout
j man was embracing a friend, and both
| were singing the German welcome
I Jong, "Hallee! Hallow!" for all It was
•vorth. "You don't see anything pecul
iar iu that maybe, but I'll show you."
•Stop that singing," he said, loudly.
'There's a woman In the ear and she
tvants to sleep." Hotn men turned
i round. They were unmistakably
i Irish. "And singing a German song,
j :oo," chuckled the conductor. Two
j >thers in the car had "freak" written
ill over them. One was a man who
must have been six inches over six feet
:all. He was thin and dressed In rusty
pluck, Be had turned over the seat
j ihead of him and, by putting his feel
; lp, had elevated his knees, thin and
; raunt, two feet above his head. The
: >ther was a strange looking foreigner,
'emarkable for his ugliness. Belonging
I ;o some Eastern race, he was dressed
! n ordinary clothes, which did not tit
j llm. His face was pitted and a harelip
| Irew his mouth into au evil position,
it first glance he seemed to have no
lose, so small, so sunken was It.
i 'Wouldn't like to meet him on a coun
j r.v road at night," said the conductor.
I There was one other person in the car,
II woman, one of those small, swarthy
| Italians who patronize the owl trains
j<o often, "No, there's nothing freak
sli about that woman on first sight.
But come up here with me." Me led
j he way to the woman. "Look there,"
le said. On one arm the woman hold
11 baby, on the other arm another baby;
>11 the seat a third baby. They were
riplets. "So you see it's freak night,"
mid the conductor, genially. "It's a
I food till Jig for you you did'nt get iu
| .hat smoking car."
| An Inquiry among the conductors of
:rolley cars had revealed the curious
'act that the same conditions prevail
i .here. They, too, have "freak nights,"
tlthough but once a month on the aver
age. Just as on the railroad, the freaks
travel only at night in the "owl" cars,
i'hey are never seen with ordinary peo
ple, but flock together. Although they
tiave this afliulty for each other, their
neighbors' peculiarities never have any
interest for them. They have occupied
the center of Interest too long; they are
too accustomed to being wouderc.l at.
So they never wonder themselves.—
Hard on the IrtNtiiiian.
fientlenian (to an Irishman)—' Well.
Pat, I see you have a .small gtirden.
"What are you going to set In It for
"Nothing, sir. I set It with potatoes
last year ami not one of theui came
"That's strange; how Oo you explain
"Well, sir, the man uext iloor to me
set Ills garden full of onions."
"Well, had that anything to do with
your potatoes not growing?"
"Ye«, sir. Bedad, them onions \cas
that strong that my iiotatoes couldn't
set to grow for their eyes watering."—
How He Got Out.
1 "Yes," olwerved the sweet girl, "I
always liked Charlie Hocklius very
much. He's always so willing to put
himself out for the accommodation of
"Well," replied the young man, "that
may be your idea of it. but ho didn't
seem very ready to p*'» himself out for
< ttie accommodation of otheiv when we
! met here last Sunday evening. In fact,
Ihe didn't put himself out at all. 1 sim
ply had to freeze him out."—Cleveland
The flag carried by Cortex, the Span
ish conqueror of Mexico, nearly 400
years ago, was until recently preserved
at a little church iu the capital of the
State of Tlaxcala.
Mabel—l wonder what's come be
tween Myrtle Seymour and Toiu Sedg
Mildred—Oh, haven't you heard? He
openly declares that he doesn't Intend
to get a chaluless wheel this year.
We would rather be able to eat pork
sausage and buckwheat cakes every
morning for breakfast, than be Preal- !
We notice that ' Sth steadies I
never have fascli ii" iris come to
visit them. '
Beware of "cheap" bak
ing powders. Alum makes
good medicine but bad food.
Ask your doctor.
In din iin for ScMintN In Alaska.
Washington, Feb. 27.—Tlie war depart
ment telegraphed General Merriani at
Vancouver Barracks, authorizing hint to
enlist 100 Alaska Indians for services as
scouts to the government relief expedi
tion. Merriam telegraphed the depart*
nient that Colonel Anderson, with four
companies of the Fourteenth infantry
sailed yesterday from Seattle for Dyea
to maintain law and order at. that and
neighboring points in Alaska.
Money Order Offices in Clilnn.
Washington. Feb. 28. —China has at last
been supplied with a money order system
and the regulations have been reported to
the state department by Minister Den by
AN OPEN LtTTfcft YO MOTHERS.
We are asserting in the courts our right to the
exclusive use of the word ' CASTOR I A," and
" PITCHER'S CASTORIA," as our Trade Mark.
I, Dr. Samuel Pitcher, of Hyannis, Massachusetts,
was the originator of " PITCHER'S CAS I'ORI A,"
the same that has borne and does now bear the
fac-simile signature of CHAS. H. FLETCHER on
every wrapj>er. This is the original " PITCHER'S
CASTORIA " which has been used in the homes
of the mothers of America for over thirty years.
Look Carefully at the wrapper and see that it is
the kind you have always bought, and has the
signature of CHAS. H. FLETCHER on the
wrapper. No one has authority from me to use
my name except The Centaur Company of which
Chas. 11. Fletcher is President.
March 8, .'ft97. SAMUEL PITCHER, M.IX
The freshman is always a.'first-ela** fol
After being swindled by all others, send ua
stamp for particulars of King Solomon's Treas
ure, the ONLY renewer of manly strength.
MASON CHEMICAL CO., P. O. Box 747, Phil
When it comes to stepping into a fort
une no man objects to putting his foot
Both the method and results when
Syrup of Figs is taken; it is pleasant
and refreshing to the taste, and acts
gently yet promptly on the Kidneys,
Liver and Bowels, cleanses the sys
tem effectually, dispels colds, head
aches and fevers and cures habitual
constipation. Syrup of Figs is the
only remedy of its kind ever pro
duced, pleasing to the taste and ac
ceptable to the stomach, prompt in
its act-ion and truly beneficial in its
effects, prepared oidy from the most
healthy and agreeable substances, its
many excellent qualities commend it
to all and have made it the most
popular remedy known.
Syrup of Figs is for sale in r>o
cent bottles by all leading drug
gists. Any reliable druggist who
may not have it on hand will pro
cure it promptly for any one who
wishes to try it. Do not accept any
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Prime California Oak Leather.
Immense s«ock of Saddlery Goods. II
vour deuler does not keep our make of
Harness, send direct lor them.
M. E. DAVIS,
Ml Spraguc Av. Spokane, Wn.
The name " M. K. I»avik" stamped on
nil flames*; our make is h guarantee
of excellence. Look lor it. I'llkn 0
other. Catalogue upon appliedlon.
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' WO H Above 10 pkgs. worth f 1 00, we will <
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