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IDE A GOOD RECORD
Bills Pass the Olympia House. L LOW-S ERVANT BILL leveiiuc Approved by the inate— Hill for lied notion of Sularira railed to I'as^. house made a recoril for itself by fussing twenty-three bills, f which were of any general itn ce. new revenue bill, by which it is ed to cheapen the cost of levying and increase collections under methods, passed the senate, Iro days' continuous conssidera |n unanimous vote the house [the bill to prohibit obstruction k of the stage by theater hats, Iscribing a penalty. long anti-fellow-servant bill also I which brings all corporations Its provisions, instead of railroad lions only, as provided in the Led some time ago, and which In the hands of the senate com lenate held an evening session Ider the freight-rate reduction Irenne llill Passed. 3 senate met Friday, tho was taken up again, and ency section was further >n Wooding's motion to ■cent interest on delinquent late of delinquency until offered an amendment that ;nt taxes paid before No isy", with interest at 10 reon, from April, 1897, all i, interest and costs, should as champion against remit lade a strong appeal, i, Warburton, Lesh and ii favor of Plummer's mo ill for the previous ques >stitute prevailed—2s ayes, insideration of th.e bill was d Chairman Taylor, of the littee on revenue and taxa -1 a number of corrective ito different sections, all re adopted. The bill was on its general passage, on le general debate on the le bill, Dorr read from the lessage, urging that delin enforced. and said two now tho party in power ?nsed of running the state would be held responsible e. The bill passed with sy clause. n of Crow, the vote by referendum bill was lost was reconsidered, and the in the calendar. il to reduce salaries of the failed to pass—lß ayes, it Session of Senate. e met Friday night to cor.- lroad committee's freight t the secretary was unable Ihe senate took a recess, was spent in searching for , was found to have been louse instead of to the sen icing printed, and action s it was impossible to get rning. nng bills passed: By the n penal institutions, giv >f time to convicts in the , for good behavior, of two ach of first two years, four ach of next two years, and in each of the remaining term; Miller, allowing con mployed on county roads, to furnish transportation, irds and maintenance. A i introduced by T. J. Miller e, and two minutes and ten r it had gone through the of the whole, been read passed and ordered sent to It appropriated $10,000 expenses of the members ature. I low-Servant Bill. issed another anti-fellow flay. The author of tho 7. of Snohomish, and it ;il bill than tho one sent vhich was introduced by r the senate bill intro or Taylor, which passed ard reconsidered. With linary skirmishes what passed by a vote of 50 ps, ten absent or not vot s brief, and to the point, Any and every employe ion, while engaged in the corporation within this re tho same rights and any injury suffered by acts or omissions of said uiyof its employes as are lw to persons not em uch injury results from ;he part of such corpora part of any of its em- So agreement, whether ed, existing or stated to such corporation and its be held to be a waiver i(l remedies which may the result of such in -1 to provide for the offl logs and lumber passed luminously. The bill i districts for the survey en't of logs, with Seattle •enter of one district and s other, and provides for ?nt by the governor of a al for each district, who the provisions of the act Memorial. 3niinittee on memorials 'ts' memorial to congress mage of silver at a ratio tli the recommendation finitely postponed. The to adopt the reeoin id, instead, passed the vote of o'j to 16. A me establishment of postal also passed. *"«>«« and Taxation Bill. The consideration of the revenue and taxation bill was finished by the senate Saturday and the measure turned over to the house. It is a voluminous docu ment, and it will take some time for consideration by the lower branch. The senate Monday devoted the en tire morning session to the freight-rate hill. The afternoon session was devot ed to consideration of appropriations, and an adjournment was taken before the consideration of the bill was fin ished. Arlil T.nnd* Itlll Paiaril the IToilae. The vote by which Land's bill for issuing $1,500,000 in bonds and war rants to reclaim the arid lands of the state failed to pass Saturday, was re considered in the house Monday, and after a stirring debate the bill passed with 42 affirmative votes, just two more than the constitutional requirement. A heated discussion arose in the house over a bill by Hansen to reduce the salary of fish commissioner from #2,000 to $1,500. A compromise of $1,200 was finally effected, and the bill passed. Expenses of $1,000 additional were added. The house reconsidered the vote by which Carr's bill, providing for a state wagon road joining Kittitas and Okan ogan counties, failed to pass Saturday, and after a short discussion passed it. The bill appropriates $15,000 for a road from the Wenatchee, along the Colum bia and Methow rivers, to the mouth of Twisp river. An effort was made to again bring up the Turner railroad bill, but it failed. Roberts' bill providing for sessions of the state supreme court being held in Spokane was indefinitely postponed. The following house bills passed the house: By Scott, amending an act rel ative to irrigation districts by prescrib ing a more simple manner of issuing bonds; Moore, regulating the leasing of mineral lands belonging to the state; Koehler, appropriating $10,000 for a state wagon road in Chehalis county; DeMattos, providing that all rebates allowed on taxes under provisions of the revenue law, shall he charged to the general county fund; Barlow, pro viding for preservation of G. A. R. mementoes; DeMattos, permitting in terested persons to sue upon certain bonds; Wilkeson, making it lawful to catch Dolly Varden or bull trout at any time; Moore, appropriating $2,500 for the survey and location of a wagon road and public highway in Klickitat coun ty; Kincaid, appropriating $10,000 for a state wagon road in King county; Carr, providing that all fees of grand and petit jurors shall be paid out of the salary fund. Crow'i Itlll rn*a«d. The senate did not get down to real work until an hour before the noon re cess Tuesday, when Crow's anti-de ficiency judgment bill came up. Crow made a long speech in favor of his bill. The discussion became general and somewhat heated, but the bill finally passed, 19 ayes, 11 noes. These senate bills also paassed: War burton, requiring insurance companies, in case of loss, to pay the full amount of policy; committee on charitable in stitutions, arranging for entries to sol diers' home, and assessing unmarried inmates 75 per cent of their pensions for the maintenance of the home, and depositing the other 25 per cent with the state treasurer until the inmate is released; Easterday, amending the code in relation to proceedings in pro bate; judiciary committee, in regard to the settlement of estates of de cedents, and allowing settlement, when the will so provides, with as little in tervention of courts as possible. McAtee's house bill, for the protec tion of game animals and birds and song birds, passed the senate. Mc- Atee's bill was amended, requiring that members of sportsmen's clubs and pro fessional hunters be required to take out a license, to cost $5 a year, from the county auditor, before being per mitted to hunt. A clause was also added allowing prospectors to kill game on the public domain for their own use. For Salary Reduction. A spirited contest took place in the house Tuesday over Witt's salary bill, which was killed in the house Mon day by a vote of 49 to 120, as it failed to receive tho two-thirds required to pass a bill providing for a constitutional amendment. At that time, notice of reconsideration was given. In the meantime, active missionary work was done, and Tuesday the bill was called up and a lively debate followed be tween Lusher, Geraghty, Warner and Witt. Tho bill passed by a vote of 55 to 18. The bill provides for submitting the question of a constitutional amend ment making salaries of all state offi cers about one-half what they are at the present time It proposes to reduce the per diem of members of the legisla ture from |5 to $4 a day, and their mileage from 10 to 5 cents a mile. The speaker has appointed as a sift ing committee for the purpose of ar ranging the large number of bills that have accumulated and have not been acted upon, and to advance the most important ones as soon as possible. The committee is Baker, Roberts, War ner, Witt, Pierson, De Mattos, Powell and 0. P. Bush. A bill by De Mattos, providing for proper charge of rebates allowed on taxes and proper disposition of penal ties and interest on delinquent taxes, was one of the important bills con sidered and passed to third reading. The bill by Caywood, relating to herding stock on the lands of another, passed the house. The bill prohibits any person owning cattle, horses, mules, sheep or gnats from herding such ani mals upon publio lands within ono mile of any fenced or inclosed lands M another, under pain and penalty of fine and imprisonment. Gilkey's boom bill passed the house by a vote of 52 to 13. This bill has been discussed by loggers and lumber men, and has attracted more than or dinary attention. Scott's bill, declaring i I road and steamboat companies to recognize bi cycles as baggage, was passed. The following house bills were passed: By J. B. Smith, reducing the salary of the state librarian from £1,500 to $800; C. Smith to provide for the incorpora tion of co-operative mining companies; Hargrave, to regulate the salaries of the county officers of Cowlitz county by making maximum and minimum sal aries, to be paid according to the amount of work performed; Kincaid, authorizing the soldiers' home to re ceive veterans of the Indian wars of 1855 and 1850, and of the Mexican war. ltorerendvm ftllcd. Fourteen bills were passed by the legislature Wednesday and will now go to the governor for his approval. Under the rule Wednesday is devoted to consideration of senate bills by the house and house bills by the senate. The result was that the lower branch made good headway, passing twelve senate bills, while the senate became clogged considering house bills, and succeeded in passing only two, one be ing for the protection of men working in coal mines; the other, fixing the fM for filing articles of incorporation with the secretary of state. The latter bill , was aimed at mining companies, and under its provisions it would cost $76 to incorporate a company with $1,000,- 000 nominal capital stock. This brought out opposition from the mem- j hers from the mining section, and the bill was completely changed. As it j passed it fixes a $5 fee for filing papers and levies and $10 as annual license on all corporations doing business in the state. Bush's "referendum" bill failed to pass, though it w as one of the measure* demanded in the Ellensburg platform. ! Several fusion members voted against it, as they could not agree npon per centage of votes required to petition for laws or to enact them over the adverse action of the legislature, one element desiring 5 per cent and the other 25. A compromise at 15 was attempted, bat failed to catch any of the members. The most important bills to pass the hotiso are tho companion senate meas ures by Cole and Taylor. Cole's bill regulates the sale of property under execution and fees, with a nondefloi ency judgment clause. Taylor's limits the life of a judgment to five years and prevents renewals of judgments. Houghton's senate bill, granting a bounty of one cent a pound for beet sugar, passed with a slight amendment. ; Among the other bills passed are: Warburton's, to prevent the unauthor ized tapping of electric wires; Taylor, providing for a prior lien for employee against the real or personal property of employer, and giving such a lien preoe- : dence over a mortgage upon such prop erty. Tho "sittings" committee of both houses are having an interesting time. With only a few days remaining to accomplish the work of the session, , every member is making herculean : efforts to have his own measures put on ; tho calendar in an advantageous posi- ' tion. The committee on municipal corpora tions has decided to recommend the in definite postponement of the metropoli tan police bill. Congratulates the New President. Washington's legislature Thursday sent its congratulations to President McKinley. This courteous act was performed by the passage of a concur- i rent resolution, a copy of which was sent direct to the president, and he ; probably received it soon after his in auguration. The resolution was intro duced by Senator Deckenbach, Repub lican, and it expresses the hope that through the new administration may come the prosperity so necessary to the people. The resolution follows: "Whereas, On this fourth day of March, in the year of our Lord one j thousand eight hundred and ninety seven, William McKinley was inaug uarted president of tho United States; therefore, be it "Resolved, By the senate of the stato of Washington, the house concurring, that we hereby join in extending to the president our heartfelt congratulations, and the earnest and sincere wish that 1 his administration may be crowned with the blessings of the Almighty, and shall prove the instrument where by the people of the United States may receive the prosperity so necessary to their welfare and happiness. "That a copy of this resolution be immediately transmitted to the presi dent, signed by the president, of the sen ate and the speaker of the house." The resolution passed the senate almost unanimously, and there were ' only a few dissenting voices raised in the house. The senate devoted nearly all of to day's session to the reading of the pub lic revenue bill and considering and correcting amendments submitted by the committee since the bill was intro duced, and adjournment was effected until Friday before final action was taken. In the interest of "reform" and for the reduction of the state's expenses, the house devoted two hours to the con sideration of Robert's bill to abolish the board of trustees, respectively, of the Steilacoom and of the Cheney in sane asylums, of the school for defect ive youth, the reform school, the sol diers' home and the board of directors of the penitentiary, and to place these institutions under one board, to he cre ated and to be known as the state board of control. The Populists gave the bill undi vided support and it passed with an emergency clause. T. J. Miller offered a concurrent res olution for permission to Introduce a bill for the appropriation of $10,000, in addition to the $50,000 previously ap -1 propriaW'd and expended, to pay the expenses of the legislature. The Re publicans opposed the resolution, and it received within one of the constitu tional majority, and was declare lost. Wilson, Republican, gave notice of a motion to reconsider the vote. Dorr's bijl to require Attorney-Gen eral Winston to move to Olympia dur ing his term of office was called np on special order at 2:80 o'clock. Baum moved its indefinite postponement, and the moton prevailed—uyes 2, noes 7. The report of the visiting committee to the reform school of Chehalis was made. It praises the conduct of the school and commends Superintendent Ostendorf's adminstration. These house bills also passed the house: By Williams, allowing surety companies to furnish bonds of state, county, or ot her officials, whenever such officials so desire; Kittinger, allowing cities to annex cemeteries and parks; Nelson, reducing the bond of assignees one-half from the present law, in cases of assignment; Ross, to establish a board of inspectors of stationary steam boilers. An apparatus has been recently in rented which enables a diver to com municate by telephone with his assist ants at the surface. WEYLER MAKING WAR. Complete Devastation at Cuba Iff* ritlmat* ObjiM-k New York, March 10.—Sylvester Scovel, the World's Cuban correspond ent, in prison at Sancti Spiritus, writes from his cell under date of March 1: "Some idea of how Spain is making war here may be gained from Weyler's own words. Two weeks ago this cap tain-general of all Cuba had the alder men of the town and the townspeople assemble in the public square. Ad dressing them, he said: " 'Last year Gomez and Maceo went west, destroying right and left; this year I am coming cast to finish what they left. lam going to make grim war, and before I get through the coun try will be as bare as the palm of my hand.' "The troops in the town have acted like vandals. They are in many in stances quartered on private families. Twenty were allotted to the house of a inulatress of good repute. lam in formed that they horribly abused the hostess. Although General Wpyler has hitherto sternly prohibited and merci lessly punished such atrocities of his soldiers, they have been rare. Cattle for this large number of soldiers have been killed on the public streets and their entrails left to fester and rot un der the hot Cuban sun, spreading dis ease. "Robbery by soldiers has become prevalent. At last a Spanish clerk in a Spanish store pursued one thieving soldier who had stolen a hat and killed him. The clerk will, of course, be shot, lie is in jail now. "All about town the skies are dark with the smoke of burning property. Five newly built houses of American estates at Tuincue, near here, have been devastated. All the corn was burned by the troops four days ago. Farmhouses were razed to the ground. As I have no means of verifying them, I make no mention of the stories of wholesale slaughter of farmers in the country around about. "Whoever the Cuban chief near here has been, he has been in some hot fight ing. Fully 500 wounded have been brought back to town by ox team. I can see hospitals from my cell window. The Spaniards and Cubans have been maltreated here." A Mlner'n Nerve. Baker City, Or., March 10.—At Quartzburg, in Baker county, Theodore Eby, a miner, was working alone in a stope in the Gifford mine when a huge rock fell from the hanging wall and struck bis leg, breaking the leg about half way between the knee and hip and pinioning the unfortunate man fast. Within arm's length of where he stood was a pick. With this instrument he pried the rock from his leg and extri cated himself. There was no assistance nearer than Mr. Gifford's house, just below the dump of the tunnel, and the only person there was Mrs. Gifford, her husband being absent. There was only one thing for Ebby to do, and that was to get himself out the best way pos sible. The journey ahead of him re quired almost superhuman effort. He had to go down on a ladder in a sixty foot shaft from the stope to the tunnel' which was 300 feet from the entrance. lie let himself down the shaft by his hands and on reaching the tunnel crawled out, all the time suffering the most intense pain. On reaching the dump he called for help and Mrs. Gilford came to his assistance and helped him to the house and to his bed. MECHANICS WALK OUT. SerieH of HuHtling Trade*' Striken In u tig united in New York. New York, March 10.—The lirst of a series of strikes that will probably in volve 10,000 mechanics of the building trades was ordered by a committee of the board of walking delegates at the new Columbia college buildings. Over 500 workmen quit. The committee proceeded to other large buildings to order strikes. It is saiil work will be stopped on every large structure now in course of construction in this city before the day ends. The strike is the outgrowth of a dispute between labor organizations as to which should control the work on elevators. The flattie-Ship Oregon. San Francisco, March 9. —All sorts of rumors have sprung up on the water front in regard to the sailing of the battle-ship Oregon. The reports have varied greatly, some being that she was to start next week on a trip to Seattle to go on drydock. A small sensation was created today by the river steamer J. D. Peters going alongside and dis charging into the Oregon a large cargo of flour. It was an indication that the battle-ship is preparing for a long cruise, and water-front prophets said that the war vessel was getting ready for a voyage to Cuba in case of war with Spain. The cruiser Philadelphia I has already started toward Cape Horn, and though report has it that she Mill return this way in a few weeks, the water-front wiseacres believe that only enough vessels to protect the Pacific coast will be left on this coast. Dr. Max Wilf, of Hidelberg, Ger many, has discovered five new asteroids on photographs of the heavens. This brings the number of minor planets up to 423. Killed Hi» Wife and Himself. Kansas City, March 10.—After a night's dissipation, Gus A. Norling, a stereotyper, aged 35, today fatally . wounded his wife and killed himself. Norling gave the woman fifteen minutes , to leave the house, pointing a revolver lat her. She defied him to shoot, bar ing her breast, and a moment later fell, fatally wounded. | A new typesetting machine photo graphs the copy and reproduces it in I type. The Luvk of William llamscy. Grand Hnpids, Mich., March 10.— William Ramsey, a negro, has heard that he is heir to $80,000 by the death of his father's brother in California. The whereabouts of the nephew had been lost track of, and after a year's hunt the executors found him in this city. Legal steps were taken to prove heirship, and the papers have been for warded to California. A healthy babe should cry three or four times a day, to give its lungs needed exercise. So asserts a medical authority. QIVES UP THE FIGHT. The Original Houin fluccuraba to the Inevitable. The last session of the Davis house of the Oregon legislature was called to order at 11:80 A.M. Friday. Seven teen members answered the roll-call. U'Ren, by unanimous consent, offered a resolution which was read. The resolution after setting forth the history of the failure to organize the legisla ture in a lengthy preamble, concluded as follows: ".Resolved, By the members of the house now in attendance, and who have signed this resolution, that we will return to our respective homes, at all times during our term of office await ing the call of the governor of the state for a ses.iion of the legislative assem bly, hoping that the members may yet in a legal and constitutional organiza tion fulfill the pledges made by their respective political parties to the people of Oregon." The following thirty names were subscribed to the resolution: E. J. Davis, Henry L. Barkley, W. S. U'Ren, John Gill, J. J. Houser, George W. Kiddle, Thomas Buckman, David Craig, Orin O. Emery, J. 8. Smith, T. M. Munkers, John Whittaker, D. W. Yoa kum, N. J. Svindsetli, L. Bilyeu, T. J. Lee, C. S. Dustin, J. C. Bayer, D. L. Povey, It. E. Misener, John W. Mc- Alister, James N. Davis, H. G. Guild, G. F. Schmidtlein, George Ogle, Jona than Bourne, jr., J. K. Kruse, Georgo H. Hill, A. L. Maxwell and F. N. Jones. Svindsetli then offered a resolution that the house, by a rising vote, thank Speaker Davis "For his firm and fair rulings as speaker, his close and untir ing attention to the duties of the office, his striot adherence to the constitution, his manly and courageous action in be half of pure and decent politics and legislation in our state." The resolution was adopted. Speaker Davis responded: "I thank the members of the house for the courtesies extended and the sup port given me. In accordance with the terms of the resolution adopted members are now at liberty to go to their homes." The members then dispersed. 'Will Appoint a Senator. Governor Lord, of Oregon, in an in terview, states that he will not call an extra session of the legislature, as he thinks it would be of no avail. He will, however, appoint a United States senator to succeed John 11. Mitchell. Confirmed by the Sonatf. The United States senate was in ses sion only about two hours Friday, and the greater part of the time was spent in executive session, confirming Presi dent McKinley's cabinet appointments. While in executive session, the creden tials of Mr. Hanna, as senator from Ohio, to succeed Mr. Sherman, were presented by Foraker, and he was sworn in by Vice-President Hoba't. Davis was also designated acting chairman of the committee on foreign relations, to succeed Sherman. Beyond the usual notification to th« president, nothing further was done. The House Caucua. The Republicans of the national house, anticipating an extra session of congress, have arranged to hold a cau cus on the evening of Saturday, March 18. The call was issued by Represent ative Grosvenor,chairman of the caucus. The speakership will be decided upon then. Probably there will be no oppo sition to Reed. The method of put ting the tariff bill through the house and possibly of organizing committees may be considered. Oreeco MtiNHlng Her Tronpii. Athens, March B.—Feverish activity continues throughout the whole coun try. Large quantities of arms, ammu nition, provisions and military stores fire being conveyed by transports to Thessaly. The massing of troops on the frontier is proceeding with the ut most speed, and public feeling is at the highest pitch of excitement. Those taking the coolest view no longer con ceal their opinion that in the event of coercion the center of interest will bo transferred to the Turkish frontier, where the most serious events may be expected. Many foreign escorts have already started for Thepsaly. Greece says she will not yield to the demand of the powers to vacate Crete, even if she has to fight all Europe. Fire Fiend's Work. New York, March 4.—A remarkable scries of fires, all of mysterious origin and strangely similar in their character istics, spread terror through a section of the upper East Side yesterday, and led to the belief that a daring incendi ary was abroad, applying his torch for no other purpose, apparently, than the destruction of human life. Fire fires occurrcd in three hours and all within the district between Sixty fifth and Eighty-third streets and First and Third avenues. All were in tene ment-houses, and no one could tell how the blazes started. Four of the fires, the most important, occurred almost within a stone's throw of each other in a thickly populated area. The clang of the fire bells and the sight of engines dashing hither and thither through the streets naturally created a panicky feeling among the tenement-houso dwellers, who knew not where the fire fiend would strike next. The firemen were exhausted by the arduous labor exacted from them. One man was killed and his body cremated; another fatally burned, and a third badly injured in a wreck, which occurred at Bennett's Mill, 100 miles west of St Louis, on the Missouri Pacific. The dead man is W. W. Rosenbcrger,mail clerk,of Bloomington, 111., single. The injured are: Edward Lusman, aged 28, fireman, of St. Louis, pinned under the tender, body crushed and cooked from the waist down, will die; Frank Lauber, engineer, of St. Louis, ribs broken and head hurt. The Gale in Cairo. A heavy thunderstorm with rain and wind struck Cairo, 111. Hoofs were torn off, plate-glass windows smashed, a frame church under construction was destroyed, one house blown down and the wreckage burned. Eight persons were injured and one killed and burned in the ruins. Explosion in a Coal Mine. In mine 44, of the Kansas & Texas Coal Company, at Huntington, Ark., an explosion occurred, burning thirty five men seriously, and some of them fatally. One man is already dead. WEEKLY MARKET LETTER Downing, Hopklna & Company'* Review of Trade. The week closes with better wheat markets, and an increase in bullish in dications, notably an increased demand for cash wheat in Western markets. Prices have been helped also by stronger Liverpool markets, and by more wide spread crop damage reports. The latter complaints are being received from sections of Missouri, Illinois, Indiana and Ohio, but in the aggregate they are much less than normal. We do not ig nore these reports, but in a general way we believe that soft and growing weath er may dissipate, not only the legiti mate solicitude, but much of the dam age. We are greatly indisposed to an ticipate another short winter wheat crop. There has been no change in for eign crop advices. The Argentine ex ports continue extremely small and more than establish the lowest previous estimates of yield. American crop clearances, though a little heavier than the previous week, have been small, and indicate a large decrease in the amount of wheat on passage This may tend to firm foreign markets and renew export demand, without Swhich the price of wheat could not advance, as it takes a cash inquiry to put wheat up, not fictitious stories and fake cablegrams of the supposed fear of a general out break among the nations of Europe. On Friday, prices got a boost on the al leged war scare, but, as is usual, specu lators who took the bait, offered and bought freely, were compelled to liqui date before the day was over, and at a loss, leaving the market on merit alone, and a lot of deluded holders with dimin ished bank accounts. It has been a good many years since investment in wheat on European political complications have paid any kind of a dividend. In corn a fair degree of activity is observable which is all the more no ticeable by the frequency of fluctua tions. Attention is being gradually at tracted to the immense exports of corn from our shores. It is useless to attempt to say any thing interesting about the oats mar ket. There is absolutely no trading worthy of the name. Market Quotation*. Portland, Or., March 9, 1897. Flour—Portland, Salem, Cascadia and Dayton, $4.25; Benton county and White Lily, ♦4.25; graham, $3.50; su perfine, $2.75 per barrel. Wheat—Walla Walla, 81@82c; Val ley, 82 @ 88c per bushel. Oats—Choice white, 40@42c per bushel; choice gray, 36 (a)4oc. Hay—Timothy, $13® 13.50 per ton; clover, $ firstname.lastname@example.org; wheat and oat, |9.00@11 per ton. Barley—Feed barley, $18.00 per ton; brewing, $18@19. Millstuffs—Bran, $15.00; shorts, $16.50; middlings, $26. Butter—Creamery, 45@ 50c.; dairy, 30@40c; store, 17©80 c per roll. Potatoes —Oregon Burbanks, o5 @ 60c; Garnet Chiles, 70c; Early Rose, 80 @ 90c per sack; sweets, $3.00 per cental for Merced; new potatoes, 6, l £c per pound. Onions —$email@example.com per sack. Poultry—Chickens, mixed, $2.00(3 2.50; geeso, $4@5; turkeys, live, 10c; ducks, $firstname.lastname@example.org per dozen. Eggs—Oregon, Ilc per dozen. Cheese — Oregon, 12>jc; Young America, 18'..c per pound. Wool—Valley, 10c per pound; East ern Oregon, 6@Bc. Hops—9 @ 10c per pound. Beef—Gross, top steers, $2.75(33.00; cows, $email@example.com; dressed beef, 4@ s>gC per pound. Mutton—Gross, best sheep, wethers and ewes, $firstname.lastname@example.org; dressed mut ton, 5 % @Oc per pound, j Hogs—Gross, choice, heavy, $3.25@ 3.50; light and feeders, $email@example.com; dressed, $4.50 @5.00 per cwt. Seattle, Wash., March 9, 1897. , Wheat—Chicken feed, $27 per ton. Oats —Choice, $23 @24 per ton. Barley—Holled or ground, $22 per ton. i Corn—Whole, $19 per ton; cracked, $19@20; feed meal, $19@20. I Flour—(Jobbing)—Patent excellent, $5.10; Novelty A, $4.60; California brands, $6.20; Dakota, $5.50; patent, $6.25. Millstuffs—Bran, $14.00 per ton; shorts, $18. Feed—Chopped feed, $18.00 per ton; middlings, $22; oilcake meal, $29. Hay—Pnget sound, per ton, $9.00@ 10.00; Eastern Washington, $14. 1 Butter — Fancy native creamery, brick, 20c; select, 24c; tubs, 23c; ranch, 16@17c. Cheese—Native Washington, 12, 1^c. Vegetables—Potatoes, per ton, $18@ 20; parsnips, per sack, 75c; beets, per sack, 60c; turnips, per sack, 60c; ruta bagas, per sack, 40c; carrots, per sack, 85@45c; cabbage, per 100 lbs, $1.25; onions, per 100 lbs, $2.00. Sweet potatoes—Per 100 lbs, $3.25. Poultry—Chickens, live, per pound, hens, 9c; dressed, 10@llc; ducks, $4.00 @5.00; dressed turkeys, 15. Eggs—Fresh ranch, 14c. 1 Fresh Meats—Choice dressed beef, steers, cows, 6c; mutton, sheep, 7c per pound; lamb, sc; pork, 6c per pound; veal, small, Bc. | Fresh Fish—Halibut,4% @6;salmon, 5@6; salmon trout, 7@ 10; flounders and soles, 3@4c. I Provisions—Hams, large, lie; hams, small, U>gc; breakfast baoon, 10c; dry salt sides, 5.% c per pound. San Francisco, March 9, 1897. Potatoes—Salinas Burbanks, 90c@ $1.10; Early Rose,7s@Boc; River Bur banks, 60@70c; sweets, $firstname.lastname@example.org per cental. Onions— $1 .50® 1.75 per cental. Eggs—Ranch, ll@12, ! -jc por dozen. Butter—Fancy creamery, 18@19c; do 16@17c; fancy dairy, 15c; seconds, 13 @ 14c. i Cheese—Fancy mild, new, fair to good, 7@7>sc;Young America, 9@loc; Eastern, 14@ 14,^0. Wool—Choice mountain, 6@7c; poor do, 4@sc; San Joaquin plains, 3@50; do foothill, 6@Bc per pound. Hay—Wheat and oat, $8(311; best barley, $email@example.com; alfalfa, $8@1X); clover, $6 @8; compressed wheat, $6@ $9.50; do oat, $6@7 per ton. Tropical Fruit—Bananas, $1.00(3 2.00 per bunch; pineapples, $2@4. | Citrus Fruit—Oranges, navel, |$75c @3.00; seodlings do, firstname.lastname@example.org; com mon lemons, email@example.com; good to choice, $firstname.lastname@example.org; fancy, $2.25 per box. i Apples—Fancy, $1.40(81.75 per box; common, email@example.com per box. AN UNCOMMON SIGHT President McKinley Surprises W ashingtonians. CABINET OFFICERS SWORN IN President Takes a Walk •hlnet Has Already Enteral I poll Its Official DutlcH. Washington, March 9. —President McKinley took a long walk through the streets of Washington just before dusk tonight and was cheered several times along the way. It was an un common sight to see the president swinging along in this fashion, for Mr. Cleveland seldom, if ever, walked through the streets, and not since Orant's time had Washingtonians seen a president joining in the general throngs along the thoroughfares. It had been a fatiguing day at the execu tive mansion, so at 5 o'clock the presi dent asked Secretary Porter to join him for a stroll. The president wore his beaver coat, silk hat, and a silk muffler at his throat. They emerged from the White House grounds by the easterly walk and turned into Pennsylvania avenue going west. Twice the presi dent was joined by some friends, the latter ono continuing throughout the walk. When he was first recognized by Bome passing crowds, some dozen people or more began to follow, but the president cut across the street at the war, state and navy buildings and re traced his steps to Seventeenth street, going out to Connecticut avenue. Be fore leaving the avenue a cheer went up from a party of men who had recog nized him. He touched his hat in rec ognition. Further on a party of ladies and gentlemen saluted liim in passing and lie returned them a sweeping how. It was about dark when the president turned back to the White House, look ing much refreshed after the brisk walk. The executive mansion today was the center of attraction for great crowds, including many prominent public men. President McKinley was at his desk at 9 o'clock, clearing away the more pressing matters. The com mission of the new cabinet members were signed by the president early in the day, and efforts were made to have the members assemble in the presi dent's office at 10:30 to be sworn in by Chief Justice Fuller. Cabinet Officers Sworn In. Washington, March 9. —All the mem bers of the cabinet except Gage took thfl oath of office at the White House at 11:30 this morning. It was a simple but impressive ceremony. President McKinley and Mr. £h:rmanled the way froin the president's office to the blue room, where the justices of the supreme court were asembled. Mr. Sherman was the first sworn in, Chief Justice Fuller administering the oath. Then followed the other cabinet officers in the order of their rank. Justice Gray, of Massachusetts, ad ministered the oatli to John D. Long, of that state. For the satno reason ol locality Justice Brown, formerly ol Michigan, administred the oath to Gen eral Alger as secretary of war. All the other oaths were administered by the chief justice. Lyman J. Gage took the oath in the secretary's office of the treasury de partment at noon. Chief Justice Fullei administred the oath in the presence ol a distinguished company,which includ ed relatives and friends of Mr. Gage, part of the Illinois delegatioan in con gress and the principal officials of the treasury. The chief justice read the oath, Gage repeating it sentence by sentence. The first sentence was "I, Lyman J. Gage, of Illinois, do solemly swear," but Gage declared, "I, Lyman J. Gage, of Chicago, Illinois," the em phasrts which he put on the addedword "Chicago" inspiring a smile. When the oath hail been repeated, Secretary Carlisle stepped forward and took his successor's hand, saying, "1 want to congratulate you and wish you every success." After the new cabinet officers had taken the oath of office, they lost but little time in entering upon their official duties. Dentil Overtook a Footpad. Netw York, March 9.—Lute Satur day afternoon,while Hermann Golstein, a hatter, was entering the door of his home on East Sixteenth street, he was felled by blows from a sandbag, in the hands of a man who suddenly sprung from a hallway. Golsteins shouted lustily, and the sandbagger fled. Sud denly the prisoner became palsied and sank down with apparent illness. Be fore medical help could be summoned he died. The dead man has not be(*n identified, lie was about 80 years old, tall and dark, and looked like a Span iard. Celebrated Their Golden Wedding;. Chewelah, Wash., March 9.—Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Brown, the first mar ried couple to settle in the Colvillo valley, celebrated their golden wedding last evening. They have five children, twenty-six grand-children and two great-grand-children, all living in this vicinity. They crossed the plains in 1854, and settled in Oolville valley in 1855. A Siibport Ke-Kntabllnhe<l. Port Tow nsend, March 9. —Collector of Customs Saunders today received a dispatch from the treasury department notifying him of there-establishment of the subport of Koche Harbor. This subport was discontinued March 1, but the protest of shippers and of Collector Saunders brought a reversal of the or der. Great quantitiesof sulphur are mined in the craters of several extinct vol canoes in Mexico. Astoria'* Mayor Sn.vn He Will Rig" Tt. Astoria, Or., March 9. —The city council tonight passed an ordinance making it unlawful for any person or persons to spit on any sidewalk, floor of any public hall or building, or upon the floor of any street-car. One half of the fine is to go to the informer. The mayor says that he will sign the or dinance. Alexander the Great employed the first submarine boat at the siege of Tyre in the year 832 B. 0., M. Pierce informed the Paris Society of Civil Eu* ! gineers recently.