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r AAAAAAAAAiff TODAY'I WfATIItH. 1 ThtASTORIAN kM th Itrrtrt LOCAL 5) fsfsuil fir WthlnvtaM nd Oiog' Ml. tr urtnauvni mwf ur.nLnnb circais- a. Dm, tni thl !rrt TOTAL lrclittM f r T liif SMtfiwi oolr. ill sifwn published la Alton, EXCLUSIVE TELEGRAPHIC PRESS REPORT. VOL .UV. ASTORIA, OttEGON, FWDAY MOUSING, JANUARY 10, UM. SO. 8. Well Pleased ( lisos. Umbrellas, Etc. fLu.W"- f hi; I. U OSGOOD, The One Price Clothier, Hatter and Furnisher. 4IM1 ami 6iri COMKKKt'l Al, KTUKP.T. ASTORIA. OK. Souvenir Hnvu you m'i.h it? A roiituininjr twt nty jwch and VH'iiulv. rrict', .iD rent!'. Diaries for New Would ymi liki' a ii'ct t W'o will kU'iIicih t you from j'or t-fiit rliM'ount. Griffin THREE LOTS. In a dwirall' location, 'J MorlcM lriu llii;li School. A HA HO A IN. IMIOICB LOTS IN HILLS FIIIST ADDITION. On tli in' I'll l.inn I(.i'ilpr.l -Jimi tlm plmv (r rliKnp liotue. A Block IN AI.DKUimooK. HTIlKKT OAK LINK will Iw.ilmulol this iminmnr to within 5 minute nlk o( lli ia niirty -Will sell hI licl-ltv Imriraio. ACUKACh. In f nr Irt am. lr" iiinil. lln nity limit, nln-i ailjomliii? Fluxel. GK()It(3Ifi 1 1 1 11. 171 HondSt., Ooridcnt Mock, HILL'S RLAL LSTATIi EXCHANGE. Big Dry Goods and Clothing Sale ! ComincncltiK Jnt.unry 1, 1SOO, nttd for 30 dnyn only. Great Reductions in All Lines ! Prices Smashed to Atoms 1 All wool l.iJifs' clotli j inches wlJe formerly i.oo now sv All-wool Siarlrt Hannrl ' c " ttil-K l.a.ilfs' tlffipii HneJ Rloves " oc " loc I nJieVwool hose " " 16 a-jc l.iullrs' wool hose " j$c " UK Ladles' wool hose " 40c " 25c Men's Mack wool sock " itC " toe Men's natural wool underwear " fi.oo " 60c Men's ntil'fd underwear , " 5C " 4sc Men's Jersey overshlrts " fi.oo " fwc Men's . lersey overshlrts, extra heavy.... " ..2 " 6v Men's tine I edora hats formerly I1.75 to fj.oo " f 1.45 $1.25 - - Men's Shoes - - $1.25 Space forbids the mentioning: of only a few articles. But every piece of goods in our large and well-assorted stock has been reduced in price from 25 to 40 per cent during this sale. Do not forget to make your purchases now, AT THK OREGON TRADING CO., (oo Commercial Street. With the War TITnn'a Tmnnrrnrl PIott Worstocl Wool Suits, now at $0 50 Men's Che viot and California Cassi moro Suits, at $750. Men's Wool Suits and Wool Mackintosh Coals, at $5.00. The choapostplaco and best value in the city for MorVo Clothing. Furnish ing; Goods, Hats. Caps, Coots, Shoes. Trunks, Va- of Astoria! lnutiiilul tuul iiitirtic looklrt, nlmui fifty virwa of Astoria and 1896. Year Cards. of lexikx li' landard authors? mnv until .1 miliary bt at i't & Reed. yirJ rair si 4. It 11 e.Ji VISIT TO THE CAMPS Act mil Kin k on the Cunstructlua Line Is I'nMjrcfwIng Slowly. n ami. m.ahi.y :)Mri.rn:u Ttic I'rctaleit Uilcmtst Ve.tUcr Strlositljf Haadicapn Optratioiii Life It the Ui--The Taucl- W,ln,-..liy miirnln, throuth lh coiir t'y uf Mr. iuinntinlnt of Oio -,,nairu Hun of tli. A.lorla and Columbia Itltrr ll.llroaJ, a rf iro4nlallv of th. A'lnrlan waa rfor1fO an opiwrt unity uf vl.llliMf Hi" rallroail rni nrar Tonu. 1'uliit. Th trip nu I. in th. at.mr IUrvr( Moon. Captain Jamra II. lmy, ami Kimlnw W. C. ('I'm. Thla at.am.r iimko nidilur lrla to tli. eampa, lev In. Aaltirla In thn momlnv With auppllra, an. I .ini.u at I ho TonKim for a bar. !iai of rwk, afli-r which ah. prc-rO. mi thn rlvt-r to lht varloiM wenn of uiratlmta. TIik trip waa anylhln Iml .ntoyahl., cm lua- lo th. Inrlrni'ncy of th. wraihrr. wlilt'h pra'tlill)r rau-sl au.pen.lon of all work on Ihn (r4il. allhuugh a f.w ramp, w.rn workltiK. Afl.r taklnc th. I ma. In low at th. Toni.ie. th. rim.r tM'.'.mn almoai unmanafrnhl, owlna to il.-" irnh wlnl lilowlnc on ahor. and Urn l.,iium of th. rlvor Inal.tnt upon Jiimplni up ami atrlkln th al.am.r , analog I'on.lilcrahl. d -ly. Ily illnt of killfiil navlKailun. how.vt-r. th. airam.r llnally mail, ramp No. I. at 'Which point dinner waa wrvl. famp No. 1 rniialnta of aliout W men. Tim Italian portion of lh ramp la a v.ry liihrolliia- fratur. on th. ronairurllon Hnr. Aa a gMirral ruin. Hi. Italian la iHinr. hoanl thrm'-lv. ami th. evrna r.iinlriicl, .1 for rooklnar purpoana ar. uniiir. Tim ovnn la. In rillly, a hollow mniitiit of rlay. around whl'-h thi Or. la litillt. II la aalit Ihra. ovrna anawer thn tiirK,, and !ak aa Jir.ll aa ihoM of ihn lirl kllchrn rant.. Th. tahlna ar. all vry low, and ar. ronatrunrd of un .In.nr.r (rur. lumlMT Aa a roaull of Km rnrrnl aiorma. mud 1 In nvldrnr. rvorywlmrn. and In lark quanl'.lM. No frk u Iwlna don. at Camp. No. 1. on Wrdnmlar. aa II waa al.noat Imnraatbl. lo Walk ! Thn mini int'TMilnir iiortlon of th. (on.iriii Hon work la Ih. vunnnl, woik i'fi whli h la proaTvaalnii rapidly. Thla timlrriaklnK la umlnr th. auperrlalon of Mr. Juhnaon, who haa tw.nly tnrn and four aaanna at work. Th. lunn.t la ml ihrouHh a I'luff of aolid aandalon., anil w hrn romplrln.1 will b. about ITS fret In Innath. Krum Ih. floor to Ih. roof la a dimanr of a fret, wlih a width of nlnrlrrn frrt. Th. work la earrl.d on l.y mrana of blaatlna. and la moro than ,-tir-lialf rompl.lnd. Ih. "In'ad" twins a llataiu'o of 141 frnt from Ih. mouth of ih tnnni-1. Th. main lunnnl la at prm rni do fnrt lone, th. rnault of but alx wmk' work. Th. lunnnt la through a andlonn plnt whlrh prolnct. Into th. I'.ilumMa rlvrr. and will Im eomplrml In alHiul four wnrka' llm. II la, without rxrrpiion. tho moat lni.rr.tlna: plrc. of work on th. line of contructln-on a rainy day. Work In anvrral atationa lrtwrrn Tamp No. I and Camp No. 1 waa prln pu.hcd. dnplt. tho fart (hat Ihn muj la knr. l,rii. and, runldrrlnK tho rondllloio. la pruttrrMinK In a moat aatlafaoinry man nrr. on. of ih. rontrariora aald that, with a few moniha of Rood wrath.r. It ooiild lw anrpilalna: what an amount of work rould lio don.. Kr.n lomii of Ih. olilrra rallroadrra admit that thla la th. moat arv.ro wrath.r thry hav. vr had th. plraaiirn of worklnir In.. A ral ood liliii or thn depth of th. mud, and Ih. illtlliMilly nttrndlna: atlnmota at work Ihrrrln. ran only b. ohlaHird by working with a plrk and ahov.l In this ronatruo. lion work. A alliiht l.lro, how.v.r, can li had by a vl.lt lo Ca:npa Vo. 1 and :. on win rainy day: and thla alight 1,1 on II mnv l aalil, will ram. v.ry nearly convincing th. moat akrpllral. Thn prnvalllns bad wnaihcr worka a i;rcnl hardahlp on th. lalmrrra, aa It la very acldom thry work Inor. than two daya n wrrk. and ,nmf wmka probably not tl'iit much. Th.y receive aa a com l nwit Ion for th.tr aorvk-na II 11 and S1.C0 prr day, whllo thrlr lioard coata thrm II per wrrk. Th. board . cxcrllont-all whoiraom., aiinatnntlal fool. and in lllw rml iiiiiuitlllra and clothing la alao .old clo np at Hip aovvral "atorea" on th. line. ami, niiognnrr, ino only poaallil. kirk cnmliig In "t nil lure. With Ih. opening of aprliig. ni.l th. mtitrn of Rood w.alh- r. rnplil proKrwa may b. looked for. Altogether ilirro ar. ten rampa on th III... In which tli.i. ar. over WO men. STATE NEWS. Intrreatlni.' i:-ma CulM From Oregon'. i.cnu. k iN.wapapera. About Sin! men will b .mployrd next aciitioii on th. Oold lhialn project In con- aiructlng a ditch twenty mllra long and tup in. head water or tn. cuotco. Thn farmer of Wallowa have placed on tlu mark.t thl fall about 4,i) heal of hogs, which at the prevailing' low prices hnve remised th. owner about tl.Vooo. All Oreirnn llimberinir rnmnsnv la ... srml an iik'ent to the lumber Importing porta of Mexico, Central America and Routh America to look Into th. prospect for buaineaa in inoa. place. A nilnlnff deal of cnnatd.rahle Imnnp.. sr. has Just bcon consummated at A. ti ll, ml. The entire Ool len .Tleetf. property hna been bonded for a large sum. and a milling plant I to be erected at once. The rUht of the. Tillamook Room Com- puny to charge for holding and booming logs hna been denied by logger along th. Tillamook river, but a compromise has been agreed upon whereby the log ger will pay 10 cents a thousand for all logs brought down thu rlv.r. Sampson McConnell, of Eugene, who hna been prospecting1 In the Jackson county mining district for tho pasi is mcnths, hs struck a pocket from whlrh ho has taken 110,000. On making the find ho auld nothing to anyone, an I kept quietly at work until he had cleare-l the pocket and had banked the metal. A young mnn named John McDowell created quite a sensation In th. First National bank of K'ugen. yesterday afternoon. He presented a check sup posed tn bfl forged, when h. waa seised by employe of the bank and turned over to the ottlrera of the law. He made a most desperate effort to escape and hla clothes were nearly torn off from him be fore he gave up. Guard. The stale hoard of medical examiner will convene Its anntinl session nt Port- land today. Th. board eonalat. of th. following parnona: l'rall.nt, Vr. W. II. Hay lor; acr.iary, Dr. E. II. Millar; trraa urw, lr. W. K. Carl I, of Orrgon City; Pr. O. W, MrConn.ll, of Nwb.rg, and Dr. W. A, Cuali k, of Hal.m. Th.r. wilt tw tw.W. appllranta for ailmlaalon to prautlr. mndlcln., and MV.ral caor. for violation of th. .tat. mtl-al law. will alao Im paaaml upon byt th. board. Th. board will b. In Malon two daya. a clever nua Bli.rlff liar.'. I.litl. Uodg. Worked on llurglar Daniel O'N.III. tllinrlff War. ha had a .arrant In hi hand com. (Im. for th. arraat of Danl.1 Hulllvan O'Neill, who waa wanted In thl city on a charge or larceny. At th. tlm. th. warrant waa (worn nut Danl.1 could not b found, but ID. ah.rlff finally dlarovrred that h. waa In Ih. m.tropoll. Accordingly, h. notlfl'id th. 1'ortland pollc, but th. detfti'lv. of thai city failed to find any I rare of him. Hut th.r. ar. more way to kill a cat than Iwalde choking him to dnath with apple aaur., so Ih. genial aUsclfT brought hla wlta Into play, working the following little dodge on Ih. featlv. Danl.1. .. It appear that Ih. much-wanted on. had a f.mala frl.nd In thl illy who I at prraent connned In the county jail. Her nam. I. Nina Wileon,. and Daniel waa much attached to her. Bo th. I.eartlraa ahrrifT addreaaMi a lett.r to O'Neill at th. g.n.ral delivery tn PortUnd staling that Mia Wllaon waa JerlDiialy III, rind that Danl.l'i pren would v.iy llk.ly haai.n her recovery, and also that she wished Very much to sr. him. Daniel got th. letter, and h. rouMn't get to Aatorla quirk enough. After an Impatient trip he arrived In thl rlty, and at once proceeded to th. county jail, wh.r. h. wa. promptly nalld by th. eh.rirr. Whll. It wa cruel of th. kh.rlff to mlalrad IMnl.l In auch a mann.r. It waa, n.v.rthelra. quit, aucoeasfiil; and Daniel Sullivan O'N.II will Ungnlah In durance vile until hla ca. la rallrd In court. Mis Vt'llson ha entirely recov- rrl. A VAM'Alll.K ACQI'AINTANCK. Inlrolt Free Press. Klnglry t hear you have taken your boy Into business. Ha hi college edu ration don. him any good? ' Hlngo I should aay so! Th. other day h. succeeded In borrowing 110,000. FEELING IN EUROPE Land Owners' Views Generally Are favorable to Silver Coinage. Yitks si Senior Volcott. ol Colnrilo. ii ruttiga Affairs Discissioa 4 tkt Silver Oaestio. Waahlngton. Jan. S. Senator Wolcoit, of Colorado, who recently returned from Europe, gave hla view today on th. sil ver and foreign affair discussion. He aald: "An International committee of Euro pean bimetallic league. Including Mr. Allard, llrlglan delegate to the Brussels conference, and leading bimetallism from England, Australia. Germany and France, held an Important conference recently In Tarts, and I had several In terview with II member.. We have lit tle Idea In thl. country of the unselfish effort throughout England, and th. continent In favor of Hi. recognition of silver. There I hardly an Intelligent lnnd-oner In Europe who I not a bl metalllat. "Ther. were two Important result of the meeting at Paris. On. wa th. plan tor th. Identical resolution on the Im portance of an International agreement to be Introduced In th. English parlia ment. Th. French aasrmbly and Oermin relchslag waa agreed upon. Another Im portant reault wa the establishment of cordial and closer relation between bl mrtalliats' association and th. different countries of Europe, notably between Franc, and Germany. STAY OF EXECUTION. I.loyd Montgomery Will Not Hang on January El. Albany, Or., Jan. 9. Action has been taken by Uoyd Montgomrry'a attomvys which will no doubt prevent hla execu tion on January SI. Th. time had ex pire! In which to rile a bill pf exceptions, but Prosecuting Attorney McCain todny signed stipulation extending the tlm intll January for perfecting an app-al The rase will then be appealed to the Kiipmm. court and Montgomery' attor n, expect a tay of execution until he uppral for a new trial can be heard. The main point upon which th. de- nso i el Irs In the appeal I It claim that Hi. court erred In admitting In aa evl ih nee Montgomery's confession before the grand jury. No credence la placed In the conflicting stories of the murd.'rer nor his statement that h. only killed McKcreher and not hi parents. THE COUNTRY'S PKFENSK. Washington, Jan. . Oeneral Fran-Is A. Walker, president of the Massachu etta Institution of Technology, ha writ ten a very earnest letter In support of Bnnator Squire's naval engineering and educational measure. He denlares that any on. must be Impressed with the fact that thl bill deeply concerns th. defense of our country. He maintains that the condition of the eorp of naval engineers, by re -on of having an Insufficient num ber of officer. Is most painful and dis tressing, and affects the honor of the nation. He therefore appeals to the con giesa of th. United State to giv. Immo illat consideration to tho reorganisation of tho corp of naval engineer. DEATH FROM EXPOSURE. Spekano. Wn.. Jan. . Richard Snyder, a miner, wa brought to th. hospital to day, dying aa tho result of six days' ex posure In the mountains of Northern Ida ho. With two companions. John Brunson and James C. Waters, ho wa lost in the snow storm January Z. His compan ions died, but Snyder succeeded In reach ing a small station on the Northern Pa clllr, exhausted and badly froxen. There Is little hop. of h; recovery. MARKET REPORTS. Liverpool, Jan. . Wheat, spot, quiets demand, moderate: No. 2 red winter. Us IU,d: No. I red spring, stocks exhausted: No. 1 hard Manitoba, 6 4d: No. 1 Cal ifornia, S 6d, Portland. Jan. 9. Wheat, Valley, 57c; Walla Walla, M. Having Hoo Cake Soap In your kitchen I or bath once mean always, BOUNDARYPUZZIE Joint Commission Have Xow Piled Their Kcport. CONTENTS NOT MADE KNOWN It Is Believed That Tocjr Hive Reported That New Boudary List Hast Be Agreed To. Siwclal to the Aitorlan. Ottawa. Onl., Jan. S.-Lord Aberdeen. th. governor general, ha opened the ixlh araalon of th. seventh parliament or tn. Dominion of Canada. In hla epeerh from the throno Lord Aberdeen paid special attention to af fair In th. Northwest Territories, ii. also stated that the commissioners ap pointed by Orrat Hrltaln and th. United Htatn. to delimit th boundary between Alaaka and Canada had finished their work and singed a Joint report for pre sentation to their respective govern ment. (Th. statement In Lord Aberdeen' ad dress to the Canadian parliament that th. commissioners appointed by great Ilrtlaln and the United States for the purpose of dellnlatlng th. boundary be tween Alaska and Canada had concluded their labors and signed a Joint report for presentation to their respective gov ernments is llhle to misconstruction with out explanation. Th. commissioner have simply signed a report upon th. results of a series of surveys that have been In progress for several year past. Th. boundary line between Alaska and Can ada was fixed In a treaty between Russia and Great Illrtain. which defined it. In substance: lieglnnlng at th. aouthertnost point of Prince of Wsles Island, north ward through Ih. water of Portland canal lo Its head: thenr. following the summit of the mountains to a point where they Interned the 141st meridian of longitude, provided that at no point shall the boundary be located more thae ten marine leagues from the shore. The mountain range taken as the basis of th. boundary delimited In th. treaty ap peared upon all the map of th. day, and would have formed an admirable natural boundary line. Hut unfortunately a It subsequently proved. It did not exist In the shape shown on th. map, with a well defined summit, and so th. tru. line has always been In doubt. What th. report of th. commissioner la can not be told, but It la believed It com prises a statement showing that It I practically Impossible to run a line as laid down In the treaty. The surveys have demonstrate this fact What next la to be done is a question for th. dip lomat, who will have lo determine what shall be substituted for the impossible line THE BOND ISSUE. Definite Information Concerning Extent of Subscriptions Not Obtainable. New York. Jan. S.-Th. entlment pre vail In Wall street that mor. or less definite understanding exist between thj administration and powerful harking In. teresta. Late in the day rumors were current that pressure waa brought to bear uon the preident and Secretary Carlisle to have I he Interval of time for subscription abridged. First, that of blank application forms for substripllon to the new bsnds was re ceived at the New York sub-treasury and was quickly exhausted. Requests for an additional supply of blanks were forwaided to Washington. For obvloii reasons, definite Information regarding tho extent of subscriptions Is not ob tainable. Almost without exception, how. ever. Wall street men believe that the Inability on the part of the public to se cure gold to pay for any considerable proportion of the fl'AWO.'M) Issue of bonds will compel the treasury to avail itself of the syndicate's assistance. It 1 also generally believed that this assistance will he forthcoming whn required. Gold as a commodity Is dealt In al a premium of about one-half per cent ASIATIC RAILROADS. Russia Making Rapid Progress With Her Strategic Railroad. Seattle, Jan. . Dr. L. W. Hoenoch, chief engineer of the Irkutsk and Vladi vostork division of Russia's great strate gic railroad, said tonight that feeders would be built from the main line to Herat: another Into Afghanistan, and a third Into Reloochistan, between Afghan istan and Persia. Thl will bring Russia Into the center of Asiatic powers and right at the door of India. The Russian government, said th. doc tor, la building several merchantmen to ply between Vladlvoslock and some port In Alaska. They will be finished with in a year or so. AN AFrEAL FILED. San Francisco. Jan. 9. The Oregon and California railroad has filed an appeal In the United Slates court of appeals from the recent decision which deprived It of a large tract of valuable land near Portland. THE GOLD RESERVE. Washington, Jan. 9. The treasury to day lost KiO.000 tn gold bars, whlrh leaves the true amount of the reserve at .S,8K.- S04. Nothing Is known at the treasury de partment, so far as can be learned, of any concerted movement by the banks to protect the reserve by making gold de posits, and up to the hour of closing the statement published yesterday that Z'm merman A Forshay, bull'.jn dealer, of New York, had deposited 1500,000, had not been confirmed by Assistant Treas urer Jordan. In fact, the only consid erable deposit during the past few weeks was made yesterday by the Mercantile National hank, which exchanged KWO.OOO In gold for currency. So far as can be learned, the situation shows no signs of improving, and no surprise would be felt here if heavy shipments of gold should be made on each of the fast going Euro pean steamer for some time to come. Tho treasury deficit for the present fiscal year to date reached $20.039. IS. OF TWO EVILS. Judge "t :-k plainly, I believe." said Mrs. Nenui. decisively, "when I say that In riding n wheel I shall wear bloomer or nothing, despite your objection." "You do speak plainly." replied Mr. N.. In the voice of one who haa given up, "and I have nothing more to say. I pre fer th. bloomer to the alternative." ' st Washing Powder an earth, site, 20 rent. Soap Foam. Ijrge THifRE IS DEBATABLE GROUND. An Arbitration Clause In th. Orsnvllle Ulanco Treaty of UiV London. Jan. I. Th. Chronicle ha printed an article laying that It ha learned on th highest authority that Earl Granville In W virtually noncluded with Blanco a treaty containing an arbi tration claua covering the Venexuefan International boundary dispute. Th. Marquis of Salisbury, however, on com ing Into power later In th. same year canceled this clause by limiting the pro visions to commercial questions. Nothing could have been more unfor tunate, any the Chronicle, Inasmuch a the boundary dispute wa on th. eve of a permanent ettleroent Th Chronicle adds that It la convinced by careful re searches that ther. I. debatable land both north and south of the Schomburgk line, and that It would be a grave error lo Imagine that a rigid Insistence on th. Schomburgk line and a declaration that there Is no ground for arbitration con stitute th. essence of the English case. MEETING WITH SUCCESS. Boston. Jan. I The work of the Con gregational Sunday school and publishing society for IMS waa the subject of a re port mad. public today. Th. society Is engaged In doing pioneer work la unex plored and unevangellred part of th land, the work lying largely In settle ment In the newer (tale. During the year Its superintendent and missionaries have organised about UO school. They have organised 10 school.! In Oregon, nearly 10 In California, about 40 In Washington, and 12 in settled Idaho. RESIGNATION NOT ACCEPTED. Madrid, Jan. 9. At a meeting of the cabinet today, which was presided over by th queen regent it wa decided not to accept the resignation of Marline De Campos, captain Oeneral of th force In Cuba, and governor general of the Island. It wa also decided to Increase the naval and military force lu Cuba. THE NORTHERN PACIFIC. Milwaukee, Jan. . Rttorneys repre senting the Northern Pacific' Interest will appear before the United Bute su preme court In Washington Monday to request the court to take jurisdiction In the case. SESSATMAL'FRISCO Continuance of .Mrs. Davidson's Trial In the Police Court. Ber Attoracys Coata Sot CstaUUk That Dr. Brow Km of Existtice of tie .lys terioas Mrs. Baddi. Ban Francisco. Jan. 9. At the contin uation of the police court examination of Mrs. Mary Davidson thl afternoon, for the alleged extortion from Rev. C. O. Brown, pastor of the First Congrega tional church, the defendant waa again on the aland, on cross-examination. Her attorney tried to show by repeated ques tion that Dr. Brown wa aware of the existence of the mysterious Mrs. Baddln, for whom Mrs. Davidson said she was collecting money from Dr. Brown. This point could not be developed, however, nor did Mrs. Davidson' attorney suc ceed In Introducing evidence as to the clergyman's alleged Intimacy with Mi Overman. The prosecution tried to sho by the defendant that she had been con victed of felony In Lynn, Mass., and had served a term tn a poral Institution. Witness could not remember If she had been convicted, nor could she recall the names of any person whom the wa she was charged with having swindled, although their names were suggested to her. TAPPED THE WIRES. Charges of "Peanut Telegraph Service,' Against Discharged Operators. San Francisco, Jan. 9 Officials of the Pacific Coast Jockey Club charge that the WeJtern Union wire from Ingleside, which Is leased by the club, has been systematically tapped and the results of the races given to all pool rooms In town at the conclusion of each race. Dis charged telegraph operators are sus pected of tapping the wtrts and of main taining an organised "peanut telegraph service." In Its flght against down-town pool rooms the racing management has closed the telegraph office at the track, and now no offices on the coast will be able to get racing result from the trick. DENIED THE REQUEST. New York, Jan. 9. It is learned from a number of prominent banks In this city that they have been requested often In the past few days to open gold accounts. These requests have come from custom ers. Including some banks in the Interior. The banks, however, have Invariably re sponded in the negative to such requests. citing facts that they would not be Justi fied by their clearing house in opening gold acocunts. The result has been that banks with large vault room have re ceived a great deal of gold within the last few days, which they are now mere ly holding as safe deposit agents for the account of country banks. JONES ON A STRIKE. Washington, Jan. 9. The senate finance committee failed to meet today, notwith standing the Instruction of yesterday's caucus, because it was discovered that Senator Jones, of Nevada, would not act with the Republicans of the committee In reporting the bill without the amend ment providing for a duty on sugar. He takes the position that the people of the Pacific coast are largely Interested In the beet sugar Industry, and any tariff bill passed should provide for the protec tion of this Interest, ir he maintains thl position, and the Republican caucus does not reverse its instructions. It will be necessary to report the bill adversely. If at all. Higheit of all in Leavening Power. Latest U.S. Gov't Report V7 -A ABS01-l)TgE.Y PURE lOXDONCIlkONICLE Its Special Commissioner Cables That Arbitration Is Certain. FOR AMICABLE ADJUSTMENT Scaosjberj Liae AbaidoedTke Satin Re fajiaq Arktt ratio is I a I civ ilized Attitide. Waahlngton, Jan. 9. Henry Norman, special commissioner of the London Dai ly Chronicle la Washington, cable hi paper today: "The sentiment for arbitration is the all Important topic. Once set the ball rolling among civilised people It cannot be stopped. I take It for granted that in some manner arbitration on the Ven esuelan dispute Is now certain." Norman devote, the major part of the remainder of hi dispatches to authoris ed Interviews with member of the sen ate foreign relation committee. To each member he put the question, "Would It. In your opinion, be well for the govern ment of the United State, and Great Britain to endeavor to agree upon the constitution of a permanent court or tri bunal of arbitration, to which all mes- tlon at Issue between these two gov ernments, not Involving national auton omy or honor, should be submitted tor decision when diplomatic negotiation falir' Following are some of the r plier: Senator Bhertnan T am In favor of the principle of arbitration for all question that do not Involve the autonomy of either of the two countries. I hope the two governments will agree upon inch mode of settlement for all controversies. Senator Fry. Two Christian nations, so closely allied, and speaking the uiii language, surely ought not to rewrt to arms for the settlement of any differ ence Involving anything lesa than their sacred national honor. "My work here I done," say Norman, "and I propose to leave Washington Im mediately. The Scbombergk line Is now abandoned: the English public, under standing the American attitude, haa changed It own attitude, and nothing blocks the way to a prompt settlement not only of the Venexuelan. but of all other matters, and they are numerous, new pending, and creating International discord and placing our relation upon amicable footing for the future. My last word shall be, and they must surely ex press the British no less than the Amer ican sentiment that a nation desiring arbitration I in a civilised attitude, and that the nation refusing it Is In an un civilised attitude." . i NORTHERN PACIFIC, A. F. Burleigh Appointed Sole Receiver for the Northwestern 8tate. Special to the Astorian. Helena, Mont, Jan. 9. In the United States circuit court today Judge Gilbert ot Portland, appointed A. F. Burleigh scle receiver of the Northern Pacitlo Railroad In Oregon, Washington, Idaho and Montana. PUGET SOUND ARMY POST. Seattle. Jan. 9. A special to the Post Intelligencer from Washington says: Secretary Lamont has practically de cided to locate th. Puget Sound army post, which was authorised by the last congress, at Magnolia bluffs, near Seat tle. Orders to that effect are expect, d to be made public within a few day. General William P. Cralghlil. chief of engineers, will recommend to the secre tary of war that all engineering im provements and river and hj.rbor work in the state of Washington be under the control of separate engineer officers and apart from the Portland district READY FOR DISTRIBUTION. Washington, Jan. ..Secretary Car lisle today Issued a circular, which will be sent to all points applying for blank forma of proposal, which are now ready for distribution PENSION APPROPRIATION. Washington, Jan. 9. The pension ap propriation bill was reported to the house today. The bill carries an appro priation of fl41.a25.5CO, which la about the sum appropriated last year. HIS INSPIRATION. Chicago Tribune. Mrs. , McSwatt (at the front window) How beautiful our lawn looks this even ing In Its mantle of snow! It's a poem! Mr. McSwatt It Is. my angel, and I swear it makes my heart feel as light aa air to see that little lawn tonight ar rayed In its robe of spotless white and think how many months must pass be fore I'll need to cut the gross with that loud, beastly lawn machine that Mrs. McSwatb-Btllinger, I think you're aa mean as you can be! A YOUNGSTER OF PROMISE. Chicago Tribune. "If I were a man," said the little boy tn a crowded car, "I'd be glad to get up and give my seat to a nice, ):anX)ome lady like that one standing in the aisle down there." "Why, ur enough, little" one," re plied the man who was reading the news paper, rising up as he spoke. "I " "Here's a seat, mamma!" called out th bey. HE UNDERSTOOD. Atlanta Constitution. "Walk right In; dear! Your supper's ready, your slippers are right where you ran find them easily, and your pipe and tobacco are on the writing desk, handy for you!" "All right, Molly." groaned the tired, suspicious husband, "you can gut that new cloak tomorrow." Somebody ought to stick a pin In the Colonel Morrison presidential boom and wake It up. Bloomlngton Leader. 11 IrfBiriii6? 1