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Spain Asks the United States to Act !
as Mediator. * .
Washington, Dec. 30.—1t has been
learned from an authentic source that J
Secretary Olney and Senor Dupuy de
Lome have practically terminated the
negotiations of the Cuban question, '
which are to be submitted to congress ]
when it convenes, January 6. The •
terms of the agreement are based on :
recent official communications from •
Premier Canovas addressed to the sec- '
retary of state.
The premier states clearly the terms I
which Spain will accord to the insur
gents, and practically asks the United
States to propose these conditions to ■ '
her rebellious subjects. In return for '
our good offioes, Spain assures this gov- [
eminent she sincerely deplores the great J
commercial loss which we have sus- '
tamed on account of the Cuban dis- !
turbances. She assures us she is even '
now considering a reciprocity treaty '
. which will deal mainly with Cuban ]
products, and which will be framed '
in such advantageous terms toward this :
government that our losses, both in
commerce and in the destruction of ;
American property in Cuba, will be
most generously compensated.
Premier Canovas says Spain cannot,
as a self-respecting and respected na
tion, stand before the world as having
been coerced into measures by the '
United States. She has freely granted '
all she now offers, and that in the face
of a rebellion. But she accepts the '
good offices of the United States to act
as mediator, and to guarantee to the
insurgents amnesty and the enforce
ment of the new reform law which she
is about to proclaim in Cuba.
The form of government offered is,
the Spanish statesman declares, the
limit of independence which can be
granted to a province by any nation
without absolutely severing the bonds
of union with the mother country.
- Autonomy as enjoyed by the Canadians
can never be granted in Cuba. What
Spain is willing to grant the insur
gents, if they lay down their' arms,
and what she asks the United btates to ;
guarantee, is an aot which provides
for a council of administration which
shall control all matters pertaining to
the commerce of the West Indies and
all estimates upon the general taxation
and expenditures of the island, as well
as its general home government.
Spain's Backdown.
New York, Dae 30.—A Madrid dis
patch to the World says:
An evidently inspired editorial in
the Epoca today, foreshadowing the
possibility of an understanding be
tween tho Spanish government and
President Cleveland, has caused a pro- .
found sensation in Spain. The Epoca,
the organ of the conservative party,
now in power, says:
"American intervention in Cuba is
" perfectly logical on the grounds of
- material interests and national senti
ment. It might become an inevitable
necessity of American home politics,
and it is eminently to the interest of
our own oountry to avoid a conflict
while we can do so with honor, main
taining our dignity and sovereignty."
The present active efforts of Spanish
diplomacy are all aimed, it is asserted
in diplomatio and political quarters
here, at convincing the American state j
department that exigencies of domestic
policy make it impossible for Spain to
enter into any formal agreement or
convention with the United States for
the settlement of the Cuban question.
Strenuous efforts are being . made by
the Spanish and other European gov
ernments to prevail upon President \
Cleveland to be content if Spain assents
tacitly only to his j interference, and ;
satisfies American opinion for the tims i
being by voluntary and prompt insti- •
tuting in Cuba and in Porto Rico of j
the reforms voted by the cortes. This
is an understanding, however, that;
Preimer Canovas will ask the cortes
this year to authorize complete colonial ;
autonomy and reduction of colonial
tariffs, to prepare the way for a reci-;
procity treaty with the United States. !
The Spanish generals agree that it is
possible to reduce the insurrection in
Cuba to the three eastern provinces in j
a few months with the forces now on
the island, but they share the opinion !
of General Weyler that complete pa- |
cification of the rest of the island
would require a much longer time, un
less 'the rebels should be convinced
that resistance is sure to diminish in
consequence of the Spanish government
coming to an understanding, even, un-!
official, with the United States to set
tle the Cuban question.
Crime of a Tramp.
Grafton, Wis., Dec 29.—John
Holmes, a farmer near here, was shot
last evening :by Ferdinand Fragen- [
kneoht, whose object was. presumably
robbery. Two shots lodged in Holmes'
head and one passed through his neok. :
He cannot recover. After 'firing the
shots Fragenknecht fled. He was
quickly pursued by a posse of citizens, I
who caught him and were on the point
of executing him when the police in-:
terfered, and after much - trouble suc
ceeded in 5 lodging him safely in jail.
The ; murderer evidently is a tramp.
IS- :He '■ asked Mrs. Holmes for a meal,
which was given him, and he then '
pulled a revolver and shot the old:
farmer while his wife was in another
room. She ran out shouting "mur
der." and a crowd soon collected and
followed and captured the man.
... . . Italian Village Demolished. - .
London, Dec 30.—A special from
Rome says a landslide entirely de
stroyed the village of Santa Ana de
Pelago, demolishing 118 houses and
I rendering r\ 150 >i families - homeless.
There was no loss of life. J*
: t A Ferryboat Burned. .
New York, Dec 30.—The double
decked : ferryboat > New Brunswick^ :
owned by i the Pennsylvania Railroad
Company, was burned to the water's j
edge today. The loss is $ 120,000.
Result of a Christmas Fight.
Oakland, Cal., ■■Deo. Frank Dar-1
rique died at Livermore this afternoon, j ■
presumably from the effects of a severe . \
beating received on Christmas day at I
the hands of Louis Petitfioe The lat-1
tor who has been in custody Mince * Sat-,
; nrday, will be charged murder.
Both men were employed at the ;Paris
vineyard,, three miles south of i Liver
more, and quarreled on Christmas,
; * Darrique was shockingly beaten about
v the head and badly cut* up, valthough
as far as knownTetitfioe only used his
fists. There were no witnesses, -and
the canst of the fight is not known.
Brave Party of. Texan* Fighting for
Cuba Killed in » Hot Fight.
New York, Dec 29.—A special to
the World from Key .West, says:
The Lone Star company, of the Pa
triot Army of West Cuba, consisting
of fifteen Texas sharpshooters, perished
to a man after .battling more than five
boura against vastly superior Spanish
forces in Pinar del Rio province, kill •
ing double their own number ; and
wounding probably as many more.-
Havana officials are jubilant, passen
gers say, over the news of this victory.
A Cuban band was observed near
Pinar del Rio city Thursday morning,
and General Melquiz sent two squads
of cavalry to attack it. After a run
ning fight, the band, which proved to
be composed of the fifteen Texans, was ;
chased into a "bottle," a bit of hum
mock having one opening. The Tezans,
seeing they were in a hole, retreated to
the further end and fortified them
selves behind some boulders. The
Spanish troopers dismounted and sur
rounded them, pouring in a fire from
both sides. The brave Texans replied
and kept up the fight more than five
hours. By that time, six of the fifteen
had been killed and four wounded,
while twenty-five Spaniards had bit
the dust and ten or more were wounded.
A flag of truce was sent in by the
Spanish, and the Texans were called
on to surrender, but the Americans re
fused, shouting, "We remember Ma
This infuriated the Spaniards, and
they fought with renewed fierceness.
Twice they charged, but the rapid fir
ing of the brave little band drove them
back. By getting on a high . ridge be
hind the Texans' position, the Span
iards were, enabled to kill all but two
of those left Those two gallantly con
tinued to fight and held off the enemy
an hour longer. Then, overcome by
thirst and enfeebled by loss of blood,
flowing from a dozen wounds, they
were cut to pieces by the Spanish, who
finally dashed up as the Texans cried,
"Vive Cuba libre."
- • i
A Murder* Owes His Safety to Gov- j
ernor Stone.
Jefferson City, Mo., Deo. 29.--The j
presence of Governor Stone at the coun
ty jail tonight probably saved Tone
Lanahan, colored, from being lynched.
At 8:30 o'clock, a mob of fully 1,000, j
whites and blacks, surrounded the jail,
threatening to avenge the most revolt
ing murder ever committed in Jeffer
son City. Early this morning the
body of a 14-year-old negro girl, Millie
Games, was found in a yard back of
Joseph Stampfli's furniture store. The
child had been outraged, her skull
crushed and her body mutilated in a
horrible manner. ,Suspicion pointed
to Tobe Lanahan, and he was arrested.
In the basement of the furniture store
incriminating evidence was 'found.
The news spiead over the city, and
by night there was great excitement
When a lynching was finally threat
ened, Governor Stone, accompanied by
Mayor Silver and Assistant Attorney-
General Jordan, went to the jail and
Governor Stone spoke to the mob. He
appealed to them to leave the punish
ment of the crime to the state. As
citizens of the capital of the state, he
implored them not to permit, in the
very shadow of the capital, such a
crime as was contemplated. When the
enraged men were finally induced to
withdraw, the prisoner was removed
to the state penitentiary. Armed
guards from tho state armory assisted
in the transfer of the prisoner.
Another Big Tunnel.
Seattle, Dec 29.— H. C. Henry, the
millionaire contractor, today confirmed
the report that he had secured the con
tract to build the approaches to the
Great Northern railroad's tunnel
through the Cascade mountains, and
that men were already on their way to
commenoe preliminary work. Mr.
Henry refused to state the amount of
the contract It will take about six
months to do the work, and then every
thing will be ready to commenoe on
the tunnel, which will be one of the
greatest engineering feats known in
railroad history. The tunnel will be
2 1' 2 miles long, and will reduce the
altitude of the road 1,000 feet
Mailcarrler Protected Himself.
Burlington, Ky., Dec 29.A col
ored people's Christmas celebration be
gan at Big Bone springs Wednesday
night, and continued all night Chas.
Elwart, a mail carrier, while passing
the place yesterday morning, was as
saulted by Harvey Foster, colored,
armed with a razor. Elwart shot Fos
ter dead. He has been arrested. El
wart's reputaiton is good while that of
Foster is bad. : ,V
Disastrous Fire.
Potsdam, N. Y. Dec. 29.—
Windsor hotel, four saloons, two cloth
ing stores, three restaurants, one gro
cery, two livery stables, and two bar
ber shops, composing a large portion of
the business section of the town, were
burned today. The loss is estimated
at $100,000; partially insured.
A Postofflce Block Burned.
Amesbury,; Mass., Deo. 29.The
postofflce block was badly damaged by
fire today. The loss on the building
and property of the various occupants
will amount to $60,000; insurance
about $40,000. ",.\ The fire probably
caught near the boiler in the basement
Abandoned Bark's Crew Rescued. ;
New Orleans, Dec. 29.— The steadier
Queensmore, Captain Cross, from Lon
don, arrived today, having on board
Captain Tobiasson find son, mate and
crew of the Norwegian bark Neptune,
picked up on December 9, :in 5 latitude
45, longitude 13 west. Sr The bark * had
a crew of nine men, all told, and was
from Belize, Honduras, bound for
Havre, with ; a cargo of logwood.
When abandoned there was ten feet of
water in her hold.; - " '.-'_s ~ ; 'i
".*„■*./ Took His Own Life. :'-"\.i
Chicago, Dec 29.—Suffering from
depression, caused by financial .:.". re
verses^ Otto Wasmansdorff, a well
known banker of this city, fired a bul
let into his brain and died aim est in
stantly. K'i> He killed | himself , in a front
hall bedroom at his home on Cleve
land avenue
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_■■;;. > : The Latest la Nursing Bottles.
Nursing! bottles are now made with
a porous filtering . body located in the
neck, which strains the milk as it
passes through it
An Alabama Passenger Train " Plunged
Down One Hundred Feet.
Memphis, Dec 29. —A special to the"
Commercial Appeal, from Birming
ham, Ala., says: , : *; Jv: r
Fiends in human form wrecked the
Birmingham Mineral passenger train
No. '4 at Cahaba river bridge, twenty
seven miles from '.'." here, at 7:30 this
morning, 'and twenty-two lives were
lost That number..;" of bodies have
been recovered, and further search may
swell the list; of dead. The wreck is
regarded as almost certainly accom
plished by the removal of a rail on the
middle span of the trestle. This de
railed the train, which caused it to fall
down the two spans and precipitated it
into the river, 110 feet below. The
wreck was the worst that has ever oc
curred in the state, and the survivors
are so few and so badly hurt, that they
are unable to give any detailed descrip
tion of how it happened. V v 7
It is not known and may never be as
certained just how many passengers
were on the train. Most of them were
miners and residents of mining towns
in this district who had round trip
tickets, and were returning to their
homes along the line of the Birming
ham Mineral road. ,
Conductor Kennel, who probably
knew better than anybody else as to
how many passengers were aboard, is
dead. It is thought, however, there
were not exceeding twenty-five "or
thirty. Only one passenger purchased
a ticket at Birmingham.
The railroad company tonight fur
nished the following as the list of dead:
James Boiling, of Guthrie, Ky.,
Southern express messenger; : : Frank
White, of Birmingham, engineer; A.
P. Connell, of Helena, oonductor;
George Carney, of Birmingham, flag
man ; R. Webb, of Birmingham; Bruce
C. Phillips, of Blocton; I. W. Martin,
of Brookwood, Ala. Mrs. Henry
Handberry and two children, of Bir
mingham; R. H. Blount, of Birming
ham, colored; Miss Ada Powers, of
Blocton; Dr. L. N. Powers, of Blocton;
Mrs. Emma Powers and two children,
of Blocton; Mrs. R. Little, of Blocton;
Mr. Gardner, of Blocton; Miss Gardner,
of Blooton; one unidentified body, sup
posed to be B. Struther, colored porter.
Seven were injured.
The mineral trains operate over the
Southern railway's Briar 6 eld, Blocton
& Birmingham branch, under a con
tract arrangement. Six miles south of
Guerney is the Cahaba river, a shallow
mountain stream, which has a depth
at this time of about three or four feet
This river is spanned by an iron bridge,
with wooden trestles on each side. Its
entire length is 800 feet, and the height
of the span, where the wreck occurred,
is 110 feet The bridge was built only
four years ago, and was regarded as a
very safe structure. The main span
and the span just beyond it, both made
of iron, gave way and precipitated the
entire train into the river. The en
gine landed on its side, almost at right
angles with the track. The cars piled
upon each other through the main span.
The entire wreck took fire soon after
wards, and was rapidly burned to the
water's edge. Nine persons alone es
caped alive from all who went down,
and several of them will probably die.
The first news was brought to Har
; greave, a station four miles from the
i Cahaba river, by a farmer, who said
that while passing near the place, he
heard a crash. \ Going nearer, he saw
the two spans of the bridge broken out.
He then discovered the burning wreck
age in the shallow water below. He
could hear the groans of the wounded
and dying, but without waiting to see
further, he rode on horseback to Har
greave as rapidly as he could, where
the operator telegraphed to Birming
ham and Blocton for relief.
Meanwhile, a few country people
gathered at the scene to render what
aid they could, but it was too late to
do much. Nine people had gotten out
and the rest had been burned.in the
wreckage. -
A Husband Returns to His Family Afer
a Separation of Eleven Tears.,
Shelbyville, Ind., Deo. .29.—Eleven
years ago John Crim went to his home
in Flat Rock from the village store
and informed his wife that he had
made an effort to secure something for
their three children for Christmas, but
not having the money the merohant re
fused and the little ones would have to
do without any presents. His wife
told him not to grieve, saying she had
a few trinkets laid away for the chil
dren, and that they oould get along
until the saw mill started up. About
midnight the husband kissed his wife
as she slept. He also wrote a note ask
ing his wife not to worry and to await
his return. Nothing was heard of him
until last night, when a well-dressed
man walked into the store at Flat
Rock. It was John Crim. He asked
the direction to Mary Crim's residence.
A boy of 12 yeaia stepped forward with
the remark that he would show him to
his mother's house. "k^ Ciim reosgnized
his child and olasped him to his breast
and almost carried him to the house.
Crim had been in British Columbia
for ten years engaged in mining and
had amassed a fortune. The reunion
of the family was a happy one. -V •
; There are still 'f about ; 8,000,000 feet
of logs in j the Gray's river boom that
were brought out by the recent freshet.
Caught in the Act.
San Francisco, : Deo. 29.—While
crawling through a transom in an at
tempt to steal four turkeys, John Cor
nish, a young negro, lost his held, and,
falling head downward, was suspended
by one foot. Being unable to extricate
himself from his embarrassing posi
tion, he shouted lustily for help," and
was found by a policeman some; hours
after the accident/ in an exhausted con
dition.:,. He was charged with attempt
ed burglary, and locked up. '.; izS
Burned to Death.
.Nashville, Term., Dec. 29.—0n1y
one Christmas casualty is reported,
but that one is the burning to death
of -Miss Mary - Lee, colored, whose
clothes caught fire from an exploding
firecracker, and before she knew it her
slothes were in flames, and before as
sistance oould reach her she was burned
beyond recovery.
Previous to the Sixteenth century it
was customary for every physician in'
Europe to wear a ring on his finger, ai
an indication of his profession. |'
ass?. " . . '•
Downing, '■' Hopkins A Co.'s . Review f. ot
, • Trade.
. The wheat market - has \ settled down
into one of -■ a holiday J character, and
sentiment which * frequently dominates
prices is largely bearish. Most of the
pit traders have become convinced that
every i;' time the >: price j for i May gets
above | 80c it is a safe sale |for a scalp,
and when it / breaks , below, that figure
it is a purchase| for %c '. to 1 o advance;
«: The; inability of j the; bulls to main
tain the advantage with the news gen
erally in their favor has % made traders
rather skeptical as to the prospects of a
material advance before the /close of i
the year, and there has been a general
taking |of profits by small holders,
while a few of the-large ones have
either been out of the market entirely
or are trading *in-small lines. The j
market is without leaders :on either j
side, and the trade is drifting with the
idea that there can be no permanent
good in the • market until . after the
holidays. The Argentine | situation is
as much of a puzzle as ever. Supplies I
in this country are decreasing, and the
flour tarde is irregular. " „
The Northwestern mills report a
large Western demand, and Pillsbury
announces that they will grind on an
average of 40,000 barrels per | day for
some time. / - S'r-^i- "^V-*./^ * r
The market is in a position where
buying is more essential to | steady
prices than an abundance of bull news.
The trade has tired of the combined
rehash of the reports about small re
ceipts, the probable scarcity of supplies,
the dependence of European countries
upon America, and the ■ continued talk
about wheat going to $1. Something
new is necessary to stimulate trade.
The situation is all right, but more
speculation is necessary. The short
interest, although the largest in sixty
days, is easily scared, and an advance
of a few cents drives most of them in.
The bulls on the whole have also grown
more timid, and a decline of >«jc shakes
out those who buy whenever the mar
ket gets strong. At present there is
little in the market except a scalp.
Portland, Or., Jan. 1, 1897.
Flour — Portland, Salem, Cascadia
and Dayton, $4. 50; Benton county and
White Lily, $4.40; graham, $3.75; su
perfine, $2 50 per barrel.
Wheat—Walla Walla. [email protected]; Val
ley, 85c per bushel. '
Oats Choice white, [email protected] bush
el ; choice gray, [email protected]
Hay—Timothy, $13.00 per ton; clover,
$8.00(89.00; oat, [email protected]; wheat, [email protected]
10 per ton.
Barley barley, $21.00 per ton;
brewing, $22.
Millstuffs — Bran. $15.00 shorts,
$16.50; middlings, $23.00.
Butter—Fanev creamery is quoted at
45c; fancy dairy, 35c; fair to good,
[email protected])£c.
Potatoes. — Oregon Burbanks, [email protected]
•75c; Garnet Chiles, 70*8>80c; Early Rose,
[email protected] per sack; California river Bur
banks, 55c per cental; sweets, $1.25(82
per cental' for Merced, $2.50 for Jersey
Red. . ■■.■/vv
Onions—Bsc per sack.
Poultry Chickens, mixed. $2.00®
3.00; broilers, [email protected]; geese, $6.00;
turkeys, live, 12>£c; ducks, [email protected]
per dozen.
Eggs Oregon, 32}£c per dozen. :
. Cheese — Oregon, lie; Young Ameri
ca, 12c per pound.
Tallow—Prime, per pound, 2>£@3c;
No. 2 and grease, [email protected] Lgc.
WoolVallev. 10c, per pound; East
ern Oregon, [email protected] V
Hops-—New crop, [email protected]
Beef— ton steers, $2.75; cows,
[email protected];' dressed beef, [email protected]>£c per
Mutton—Gross, best sheep, wethers,
$2.75; ewes, $2.75; dressed mutton, 5c
per pound.
Veal—Net, small, sc; large, 4^c
per pound. .
Hogs—Gross, choice, heavy, $3.25
3.50 light and feeders, $2.50; dressed,
[email protected] per cwt.
Seattle, .Wash., Jan. 1,1897.
Flour—(Jobbing)— excellent,
$5.25; Novelty A, $4.75, California
brands. $5.60; Dakota, $5.50; patent,
$6.25: buckwheat Hour, $6.50; per cwt,
$3.50; graham, $4.50 per ; bbl; 10-lb
sacks, $2.50 per cwt; rye flour, $5.00
per bbl; 10-lb sacks, $2.50 per cwt; rye
meal, $4.50 per bbl; : per cwt, $2.40;
rolledoats, [email protected] per bbl; hominy,
$2.50 per cwt; cracked .wheat, $3.25;
rolled wheat, $5.25 per bbl; whole rolled
wheat flour, $2.60 per cwt; pearl barley,
per 100 lb sacks, $3.60; split peas, 4>«c;
table cornmeal, yellow, $1.65 per cwt in
10-lb sacks; 50s, $1.50; white,; 10s, $1.75;
50s, $1.65; flaked hominy, $2.50 per keg.
Wheat— feed, $27.00 per ton."
Oats Choice, $24(3)25 per ton. i
Barley-—Rolled! or ground, $22.00 per
ton.- v - ><:";-■ -y;rA. ; ;/';..j • ■-.. V} : r.:.- ■._'■_-;
Corn — $22 ocr ton; cracked
|23; feed meal, $23. * >■;•.'/;-:
;■: Millstuffs—Bran, I $16.00 " per ton;
shorts, $19.00. :
: —Chopped feed, $19.00 per ton,
middlings, $24; j oilcake meal, $28.
I Hay—Puget ? sound, per ton, [email protected];
Eastern Washington! $13. s>-.
Sugar— C in bbl, 4%c per lb;
. extra C in bbl, 4>£c; \ dry granulated in
bbl, sc; cube, . 6^c; U powdered, 5%c
' spot cash. : ~:'i..-_ ;/ ;■- ::.:<J: '■■ : J' . ■". *• ",->.. Z\[.
% Butter— native creamery j brick
26c; select, 23c;; tubs, 21c; ranch, 18c*rr
|| Cheese.—-Native Washington, [email protected]
:-1 Poultry—Chickens, i live, per pound,
hers, [email protected]; dressed, [email protected]; ducks, [email protected];
3.50; dressed turkeys, 13(g 15c. -'■'-
• Eggs—Fresh ranch, [email protected]; Eastern,
27c per do*. V:?-"f--' -'% -:':■-;'■'"*-:::>X '-..c'C;-pss
•j& Fresh ■ Meats—Choice dressed * beef
steers, sc; cows, 4^c; mutton, sheep, 5c
per | pound; f lamb, fie; f • pork, 5c ;- per \
pound veal, small, 6c.
"",- San Fbaxcisco,' Jan. 1, 1897,:$
''ifJoTMtoaa':—^ Garnet •': Chile, [email protected]; *
salinas Burbanks, [email protected]*l; Early Rose,
[email protected]; ■>': River Bur banks, [email protected] 40c;
. Sweets, [email protected] per cental. . '.;.>.'■
tS Onions—[email protected] per sack * for] yellow.
■3Egos—Store, [email protected];': ranch, : 30c;
ducks, 25c per dozen. - ' '- „
BcTran—Fancy creamery, 22c; do
seconds, [email protected]; fancy dairy,: 21c;
seconds, [email protected] -
Chubs—Fancy, mild, new, [email protected]
fair to good, 9® 10c; Young America
[email protected])^c; Eastern. 19022- per pound.
Sf Hoes—B® 10c per pound for n¥wl^|p
Wool — San Joaquin and I them
coast, poor, 4(85; do good, 4^@6c; San
Joaquin i foothill, good to i choice, 6)[email protected]
7J£c;;do year's fleece^@s^c; Nevada,
heavy,.«(« 7c; do, choice, 8(a8#c; North-!
em, choice, [email protected] per pbundi^^^^
Hay—Wheat, [email protected],50: wheat and
oat, [email protected] oat, |[email protected] barley/ $7.00®?
8 60; alfalfa, first crop, [email protected]? do second
crop, |[email protected]; clover, [email protected];^stdck#
$4.50<g5 60; per ton. r-ggaSß
Citbus Fbuit—Mexican limes, $3.50®
6.00: California lemons," [email protected]*J.2s; do,
goodtochoice, |[email protected]; fancy, $2.50 i
@3.00 per box. - r £&£ss
-Tbopical Fruit—Bananas. [email protected]
per bnnch: pineapples. t2.009*,00.
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The Conteat Between the Overt***
Telegraph •■* the Atlantic Cable.
The race-course was between the Old;
World and the New. The racers were
telegraph companies. { One was called
the "Russian Overland;" the other was,
the "Atlantic Cable." .
The track of the "Russian" lay be
tween New Westminster in British
Columbia, and Moscow in Russia. ; Up
through ; the ■ unexplored, Fraser River
Valley It was to run, then on through
the untracked "wilderness of Alaska,
across Bering; Strait, over the timber
less steppes -of -/ Arctic I Siberia, J and :
along the dreary coast of the Okhotsk
Sea to the mouth of the Amoor. There
the American; racers, called "Western j
Union," were to give over * the race to
the Russian telegraphp department, |
which was ?to make its best : time in j
reaching Moscow. .***.'* " -.; ' '-*:|
;■ Western Union said; it * would • cover i
the ground in ; about two; years. ; The :
cost would be about five millions of ]
dollars; but what wa five millions of,!
dollars if the prize could be won— j
electric girdle of rthe earth? 1~ |
I The path of ■:, the \. "Atlantic" cable [
was to be on a tableland some | twol
miles deep in the ocean, reaching from i
Ireland. to Newfoundland... !
The summer of 1865 found the world j
watching this race jwith great j inter- j
est I It opened when the fleet of j the J
Russian expedition set ; sail from San
Francisco, • northward bound. ~ The j
- "Atlantic" -l people at the same / time «
were stowing away gigantic i coils -of
cable Into the capacious hold of the
"Great Eastern"—a new cable some,
2,000 miles long.
11The Western x Union: directors were
shrewd business men. Five millions
of dollars was little In comparison with
the benefit | they could receive could
they get telegraphic communication
with Europe, and they then; believed
that | the only way was by land. | The
public agreed with them nearly unani
mously. And so the two projects—the
overland and the submarine—were
pitted against each other.
r A very unequal race it seemed at the
outset. The Overland was strong and
vigorous. The Atlantic was broken
by former failures. The Overland
popular, and had plenty of money
. back of it; the Atlantic was' derided,
and "only fools," it was said, "would
invest in it." //;'"•.//■ ■/"-/' ;V'
The fleet of the Russian, expedition
which, sailed from San Francisco in
the summer of 1865 was quite a navy.
There were ccean steamers, sailing
vessels, coast and river boats, and
Russian and American ships of the.
line, with a.promise of a vessel from
her Majesty's navy. The expedition
was well officered, and about 120 men
were enlisted— of superior ability
in every department The supplies
embraced everything that could be
needed. Thousands of tons of {wire,
some 300 miles of cable, insulators,
wagons, etc. :;t- ::':-X .;--.■ .-■■,::
August 26, 1866, the Great Eastern
landed its cable at Trinity Bay and
the whole world was electrified by
the news that it worked perfectly
that the victory had been won. w More
than that The Great Eastern not
long afterward picked up the cable lost
the year before, and that, too, was
soon in working order. Two electric
girdles had been clasped [ around the
earth. -
The success of the "Atlantic" was
defeat for the "Russian." An overland
telegraph line could never compete
with the submarine cables. The first
triumphant "click, click!" at Trinity
Bay was therefore the death-blow of
the Russian scheme, and all work con
nected with that project was at once
abandoned. ; -r; :':"*•''/
But the workers—the brave men fac
ing famine among the wild | Chook
chees—buried in their lonely huts wait
ing i for some | news | from their com
rades, or straining every nerve to com
plete their share of the great work
how pathetic that so many of them
did not hear what had happened, in
some cases for more than a year after
the success of the cable!— Marsh
Parker In St. Nicholas. • "/~?
Yawning for Exercise.
Children used: to be I, taught p that
yawning was a breach of -good beha
vior; but now, If certain medical testi
mony may be credited, it is ■; incum
bent upon parents -to see that V the
youthful members -of . their flock not
! onlyl yawn when nature so disposes
them, ) but even practice * what may be
called the art of yawning. j | According
to the results of late investigations,
yawning is the most natural form of
respiratory exercise, bringing into ac
tion all the respiratory muscles of the
chest and neck.
Plt- Is recommended that every one
should have a good yawn, with stretch
ing of the limbs, morning »and even
ing, for the purpose of ventilating the
lungs f and strengthening the '• muscles
>. of i respiration. i- An eminent authority
asserts that this form of gymnastics
has -a ' remarkably effect in • relieving
throat and ear complaints.
This being the case, the revival of an
old English pastime,'- Indulged \ : in as
a kind of Christmas gambol in the early
part of the eighteenth - century, might
not be out of place, The game was a
yawning match, and was played for a
prize, which in one': Instance on record
consisted ', of a Cheshire cheese. i {{;
\ - The \ sport began about ; midnight,
> when "' the members lof : the ;"r company
:were disposed to be drowsy, and ' yawn
ing was not altogether a forced act. He
i who '% yawned \ the * widest, , and' at the
saint time in the most natural manner,
so at to produce the greatest number
of sympathetic yawns from the specta
tors, was the winner of the cheese.
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Coral does not grow deeper than
forty fathoms. Placed deeper, it dies.
The present state vof the
tea-trade can continue.
Americans drink the worst
tea in the world, and pay
double for it
Schillings Best is s the
Proof: the grocer gives
your money back if you
fdl?fe^itt^:.v^ J •
~v"^ **?-r--*r, • - - * - . - -
A SchUli&a: a Cmeassß? :.-- ■ •.- SJf ■
hsd^SoamsJm^. \ _ - %'. Z -. 3Safi
V are thousands who have looked
! brward to the return of cold, frosty weather
' inth dread, knowing that it brpigs to them
! their old chronic' attacks of rheumatism.
Why should any one bear it in winter or
rammer when it i? so well known what will
I jure it and make it stay cured. ; St. Jacobs
3il will - penetrate I through stiffness f ana
»oreness to the center of rheumatic pains
Imd aches in their worst forms and will
! rabdue them. In the coldest or hottest cli
! mate it does its work of cure regardless of
aow lone one may have suffered. Why then
10 foolish a fear? What Scant; be cured
mould be endured only so long as it takes
to get a bottle.
A newly-patented lawn-mower has
knives, worked on the same; principle
is mowing machine -j knives, hung'be-!
tween the wheels of the mower. ...':*:' :l
,♦• Most Unique," Indeed."
Chief Police Keefe has In Ms pos
session^ probably the most unique
! pon ever seen ?in > the city of Jackson
ville. Itl is a combination double-bar- I
reled pistol and bowie, and |was used
In oMissouri by -^a^ "Regulator" when
that State : was going through the throes
of the pro and antl slavery discussion.
| The : blade of the ;• bowie &is about
twelve Inches long, and protrudes from
a hilt between two small pistol barrels,
each about six j Inches; long.•. The hilt
and the hammers are one and.the same.
When the hilt is cocked into position,
two triggers, concealed fin | the g stock,
come forth, . and then the weapon is
ready for business, with ] both I barrels
and twelve inches of cold steel. ly.
-: A number of men, It is said, belong
ing to one | organization in | Missouri,
were armed with these weapons, which
were secured direct from Parts. i This
one in particular seems to be almost
new.—Florida Times-Union. _
--■■: Mortar. r '
The use of brick-dust mortar as a sub
stitute for hydraulic cement is now rec
ommended on the best engineering au
thority, experiments made with ; mix
hires of brick dust and quicklime show
ing that blocks of one-half inch ;in
thickness, after immersion in water for
four months, bore without crushing,
rrumbling or splitting, a j pressure 'of
1,500 pounds per square inch. The use
t>f brick-dust mixed with lime and sand
Is said to be generally and successfully
practiced in the Spanish dominions,
md Is stated to be in all respects su
perior to the best cement |in ..the | con
struction of culverts, drains, tanks, or
cisterns. " .---■ s--';--;..-- •--'"- : ":;;.' .\":'V':: "'„
. i
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Blackwell's Genuine
Ton will find one coupon Inside each 3 ounce bag and two coupons inside each 4 ounce bag.
Boy a bag*, read the coupon and see bow to get your share of $250,000 In presents.
[Walter Baker & Co.'s
! §& Breakfast Cocoa.
♦ . vftvPV l. Because it is absolutely pure. J
♦ OmaarC^ *" Because- it is not made by the so-called Dutch Process in \
I m lif^m which chemicals are used. ♦
♦ O ij l's» 3- Because beans of the finest quality are used. X
• J'■ H r,| Vm 4- Because it is made by a method which preserves unimpaired *
1 H j l_^"fpm the exquisite natural flavor and odor of the beans. *
X It flfPu 5. Because it is the most economical, costing less than one cent ♦
X BOX. i fl^rffi ■ *• «""•"that y°a get the genuine article made by WALTER i
X mM BAKER & CO. Ltd., Dorchester, Mass. Established 1780. i
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Cheapest Power
Rebuilt Gas and
-- tTrrTfrffrrr Engines.
i-i H. P. Hercules, Gas or Gasoline.
M H. P. Hercules, Gas or Gasoline.
i-2 H. P. . Regan, Gas or Gasoline. -
JlfS'r 1-3 H. P. Oriental, Gas" or Gasoline. C
1-4 H. P. Otto, Gas or Gasoline.
1-4 H. P. : Pacific, Gas or Gasoline. -
i-6 H. P. Hercules, Gas or Gasoline.
i-ioH. P. Hercules, Gas or Gasoline.
State Your Wants and Write for Prices.^.-..
Hercules Gas
405-7 Sansome Street tEw^^sWlea XKT'iXaAci
San Francisco, Cal... ••••Engine WOfKS
. Gas, Gaioliio and Oil Engines, 1 to 200 H. P.
trtT • 1 EVERY MEM
IB! ** I Hslchad la P«t*lisu
'• ■■■■■■Hrt tmeaksttosra has start- .'•
|■■B SB] •* rich*, sad la battar .
IB E^bttl p«-«p*'»* «• g>»« 3r«at.
* t ßr*^_ ' " -^ I ■ ansa if lasbaca—» than S
M •^S.JjyllvlbMeWasaaxeliittTely ma- |
I JH-' fe^gfc*;lll bod teattTO abKbpTo. I
I »SSi&3*f*sS# *'™«. IneabatorafroaattSaa. "§
FataJsMssv lawiimsitas Ce^ rtaJsasm. Oax |
•sa. Dmrr* mi iia namtyZ^^Z^^r*
DAnC I ToT£2?'LS& I toßaifßg odd «r silver
till lIN ore. lost or hidden treasures. M.D. Ft)W-
M.WUU Xga,Boj;«»B4>iithlagtoß7Co«gu i
pVPVVKB a«d PILKB cured: no pay until
JX cured; send for book. . Dsa.MAMmu>
; PoKTaawmxp, 8» Markat BL, San Francisco, g.
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Hlf BBJ^sßlP[lßMg^aaSsßsjßsME^S^B^^^
saw IntunaX SotAswSfaswißav ssw
You can read a happy' mind in ah."
tenance without, much penetration i>».
the sort of countenance that the aun' n HThl» «
ions sufferer or dyspeptic relieved Wi?^ Ml
Stomach Bitters wears. Youf will al?,^
such The great stomachic and t «2? *»>**'■
provides happiness for the malari'm,* i :
matic, the weak and those troubled V& $&
tlon of the kidneys and bladder. th lo »c- <
The brain of an idiot contain.* k
less phosphorous than that of « m* '
of average mental powers. * S
"Walter Baker & Co., of TWk 1
Mass., U. 8. A., have given years of*?'
to the skillful preparation of cocoaßs
chocolate, and have devised machined *ni
systems peculiar to their method oftani I
merit, whereby the purity, palatabiKS 8
highest ~ nutrient characteristics ah m
tamed. Their preparations are known £
world over and have received the hW*I
indorsements from the medical $*** ::
the^nurse; and the intelligent JKP3
keeper and caterer. : There is *harfiV v*u * 1
food-product which may be so extendi
'used in the household in combinational
other foods as cocoa and chocolate- ffi
here again we urge the importance of ««
ity and nutrient value, and these irmSi'"!
ant points, we feel sure, may be relied £!
in Baker's Cocoa and Chocolate »-S«5?
and Hygienic Gazette. Wetet «*
With LOCAL APPLICATIONS, as the? earn,
reach - the . seat of the disease. Catarrh? 01
blood or constitutional disease, ami in or<\, T ,%
cure it you must take internal remedies H.n-
Catarrh Cure is taken intern all v, and 'acts ii'
rectjy on the blood and mucous surfaces n»iv
Catarrh Cure is not a quack medicine ' it»,
prescribed by one of the best physician's in fth
country for years, and is a regular presort
tion.^. It is composed of the best tonics known
combined with the best blood purifiers aotin»
directly on the mucous surfaces. The' perVt
combination of the two ingredient is Vh»t
produces suchß wonderful effects in curini
Catarrh..: Send for testimonials, free *
. ,* £ i CH ?NKY & CO , Props., Toledo, 0
1 • Sold by druggists, price 7oc. '
• Hall's Family Pills are the best.
This school is located at Burlingame
San Mateo county, Cat, in charge of nag
Hoitt, Ph. D. - It is accredited at the State
and Stanford Universities, and is one of the
best of its kind. Twelfth term begins Jan.
nary 4, 1897.
Piso's Cure for Consumption has been a
God-send to me.— B. McCiellan
Chester; Florida, Sept. 17, 1895.
\', Daniel • Campbell and his wife, of
Walton county, Florida, are said to
be respectively 117 and 118 years old.
Aw^^M Just Don't Feel Well."
M \mW are the One Thing to use.
■fil : Only One for a Doss.
'„ ■ & Sold by nrnggiits at 25 C . » box
m\K Samples mailed free. Addraa
aaaaaaWkWamt Or. Bosanko Mcl Co. Phiia. h.
margins. Fortunes have been made on j»»"*. ft
beginning bj- trading in futures. .""K^ |
foil particulars. Best of reference fP**°-J?4 l
|eral years', experience on the Chicago l*""^ §
Trade, and a thorough knowledge of the " a
ness. Downing, Hopkins & Co., S hicf go 3 I
of Trade Broken, 6i3ces in Portland, Orego».^
and Spokane, Wash. _
' " " " ~ '- '' .'.'',
This circular is issued for the benefitofg
country customers who cannot aval ]\ De" &
of our Daily Special Sales. B*n<*uM °^ j
dress. Yob wfilflnd both *«*'•% '
ritht. 6**!^*^^^WlLL* «?C^^o 'cal .
;' -aisea) Market Street, San Francisco,
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