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The Hood River G lacier. HOOD RIVER. OREGON, SATURDAY, DECEMBER 13, 181)0. NO. 28. VOL. 2. 3(oed Ivjver Stacier. UbI.lBUKD RTKRT SATURDAY MOKNINO BT The Glacier Publishing Company. SUBSCRIPTION PRICK. One year..,, ..ft 00 (ix mouths I K Three mnnthi W SiiKle copy r Cut CEO. P. MORGAN, Late Chltf CIC. IT. & Land Office Land :: Law :: Specialist. Room No. 9, Land Offlca Building-, TI1H DALLES, OU. O. D. TAYLOR, Real Estate Broker, Fire, Life and Accident Insurance. Money Loaned on Real Estate Security Office, French Co.'t Bank Building, THE DALLES, OREOON. HOOD'S LivefiJ. Feed and pale 8TABLKa Second Street, The Dalles, Or. I make a specialty of hiring horses and oarriag-ea and haw some of th. beat vehicles aid driving horses in the city, gentle and reliable, suitable (or ladies and gentlemen. nuit'tf B. B. HOOD THE GLACIER Barber Shop Grant Evans, Propr. , Second St., near Oak. Hood River, Or. Shaving and Hair-cutting eatly done. Satisfaction Guaranteed. Removal Notice! Wm.lMichclI, UNDERTAKER,- Wishes to Inform hie many friends and the publie generally that he has removed oil undertaking rooma to NICK EL. EN'S NEW BUILDING Corner Third and Washington, Where he carries a full stork of everything naeded in that business. Order, by dispatch, express, mall Of In person prompt! attended to and satisfaction guaranteed. Can he seen anv hour of the day or night at hi rjl-Inni-e, cornet Fourth and Washington, or place of Wsitie. , FROM TUB NORTHERN v PACIFIC RAILROAD -IS THK LINK TO TAKE TO All Pits East ami Si! It Is the PIN ISO OAR ROUTE. It ruus tlimnsh Vkstiiuxki) TRAINS KviaY Day IN THI Year to - ST. PAIL AND CHICAGO o.ii,uw.h if .tin nc iars unsurpassed. Pull mini ilrawhK room slu-viersot latiMeaipment. .....r. .wi.iiiir . lu'st that ran be cou- ...........i'.,...! ... -i,i..ii Miiiimmiatious are both free ami ftirnWutt for holders ot first aud sec- t ..i c..ll ttn.l ..Icmit dav roai-hea. iMiititm ius liiK'caniiet line Willi ail line, arirtliiisdirf tndn:ii te:nitet service. t.iilm.n r nrrvatiir 'an be secured in advam-e tlirotiirli any asvntof the road, i i...v,...i. i.-k,.t to atwl from all noiniis Amenta. Kiislsmt and KuroiecHHbe'Urcl)ased atanv tii kei ortlce of tium-winr-aiiy. kuii ,'.. -iiwitini c.nr-ri)iiiir rates, timeol tra u. route!- au.toll.er derails (uruished ou ap- l.i.i.hl roiixml laa..:er Aleut. No. 121 Ki -t street, corner of YahliiKtoii,rortland Orejou, F. BERER, Agent, Wjlbir. Wash, rHE PACIFIC COAST. A Very Large Wheat Blockade in Eastern Washington. Swinomish Indians Preparing to Take Up the Remaining Marsh Land on Their Reservation. The Idaho Legislature will be asked to pass a Sunday law. The Tacoma Coal Company have just made a rich strike in their mine at Wil- keson. The work of the Northern Pacific in Washington will not be interrupted by any result of the recent financial flurry in New York. Freight trains are now so heavy on the Southern Pacific that an extra engine is necessary to get over the Cow Creek and Calapooia mountains. Grading on the branch railroads from the Southern Pacific to Jacksonville is nearly finished, and the rails will be laid as soon as they arrive. General Carr, Commander at Fort Wintrate. N. M.. has received orders to get the Sixth Cavalry ready for trans portation to uaKOia in anticipation oi a war with the Sioux Indians. The Montana State Supreme Court has affirmed the decision of the lower court in making John A. Davis adminis trator of his deceased brothers $i,uuu,- 000 estate. The will contest is not yet decided. Bradstreet's mercantile agency reports fourteen failures in Pacific CoaBt States and Territories for the past week, as compared with thirteen for the previous week and eleven for the corresponding week of 1889. Two memliers of the Snokane Falls City Council have sent in their resigna tions as members of that body. They are Judge Bettis and Colonel John I. Booge. Prensure of private business is given as the cause for resignation. The handsome building for the Reform School, a few miles south of Salem, is fast assuming shape, and will soon be in readiness for the erring youth of Oregon. The roof is now just about completed and the inside work well under way. Daniel Keteher, attorney for Dominic CoelIa,the frtTownsend murderer, has received an order for a stay of all far ther proceedings in the case, pending an appeal. Coella was sentenced to death and time fixed for his hanging December 19. Caotain Andrew Haggard, brother of Rider Haggard, who is now at Victoria, B. C savs that the commander of Stan ley's rear guard, Major Barttelot, who served under hiin in the Egyptian war, was remarkable then for cruelty and want of consideration for all beneath him. Agent Andrew Andover of the Navajos, who is at Albuquerque, N. M., says there is cold enough in the Carrizo mountains on ihe Navajo reservation to make every body rich. An enort is being maae to give the Indians other lands in lieu of the mountain country and open the gold fiefas to the puDlic. A courier has reached Albuquerque, N. M., from Anton, a small Mexican set tlpment twenty miles south of Las Ve gas, bringing news of a terrible running fight between niteen or twenty cuwnuys und a laree number of Mexicans. Hun dreds of shots were exchanged, and sev eral dead and wounded are reported on both sides. . Rev. P. B. Champagne, the old French Canadian Catholic missionary, who has established a good many congregations and built several Catholic churches in Montana and Dakota, has lately been appointed by the Most Rev. Archbishop Gross of Portland to the pastorate of the Catholic missions of Linkville, Lakeview and others in the surrounding counties. William Zeckendorf. Commissioner of the Wor d'sFair for Arizona, has Drought suit against United States Marshal Paul at Tucson for f L'&.UUU tor reiusing to per mit him to go to the polls on election dav after he had voted. The Marshal says he simply carried out the election requirements. The cases against the Chinese at San Rafael. Pal., for catching small fish with bag nets have been postponea unm next March, nwimr to the exhaustion of the venire in obtaining a jury. The defend ants are conducting an enormous shrimp fishing business at rant t-an rearo in Marin county, and should the case he decided against them it will throwabout 3 1 (h nt.aeoutot employment at mat place. There is considerable talk of the gold minps on the head of Spraeue river in Lake county. The Gaylord Bros., angi nal discoverers, have worked down the - i v . sides of the ledge, and have also made a tunnel into the hill. They expect to commence active work on the ledge in in the spring, at which time numerous prospectors will probably be found in the hills. Assays of the quartz vary from 30 to $t5 to the ton, according to the location in which the rc :k was found. Over $40,000 of the amount needed to purchase wuion Pacific terminals at Ta coma has been subscribed. Chairman W. J. Thompson of the committee has been notified by Engineer Bogue that only thirty-three instead of thirty-eight acres will' be needed, the Tacoma Land Company having agreed to give the rail road ihe rght of way from the passenger station to and along the water from the channel of the Puvallup river. This change will result in a saving of from $12,500 to $15,000 to the oituenfs. of Ta- EASTERN ITEMS. Robert Ray Hamilton's Wife Pardoned. is A Kentucky Judge Decides That a Man is Justified in Killing Another in . Defense of His Brother. South Dakota townB are short on fuel. An air brake is being tried on a Chi cago grip car. Sanitation against typhoid fever is the problem in 1,000 Eastern towns. The Mavor of Findlay, O., 1ms ordered all gamblers to leave town. Fifty have left. TV. Airnus of Chicago claims to have hypnotized men at the distance of eight miles. . , Kansas City Councilmen are to lie in vestigated on a charge of receiving bribes. A Kentucky Judge has decided that a man is justified in killing another in de fense of his brother. When a criminal is convicted by a jury in Canada there is no appeal except to the Executive power. The Kights of Labor Assembly has re duced Master Workman , Powderly's salary from $5,000 to $3,500. It is said that Governor Beaver of Pennsylvania will succeed General Raum as Commissioner of Pensions. Eva Hamilton, the wife of Robert Ray Hamilton, who was imprisoned in the New Jersey penitentiary, has been par doned. The father of the lost Charley Ross failed to discover in Charley McChristy, th hn imprisoned at Boston, the son he had so long sought. Tnrwka. Kan., is now at. work on scheme to utilize the swift current of the Kaw as a water power for electric light ing and other power purposes. The City Council of Atlantic City has passed the high license liquor ordinance, which fixes the price for license at $500 and for concert gardens at $800. . The report of State Dairy Commis sioner Tupper shows that .72,000,000 pounds of butter were shipped out of Iowa for the, year ending October 1. . Every Methodist church in Kansas, so far as heard from, cast an afflmative vote on the proposition of admitting women as delegates to the General Conference. One hundred and fifty carloads of wheat are leaving Manitoba daily, and soon the figures will run up to 200 car loads. This is the largest wheat move ment known there. A committee from the W. C. T. U. has called ujion the President and Secretary of War and urged the issuance of an or der forbidding the sale of beer and light wines at military garrisons. Grflnt, excitement has been caused at Ann Arbor, Mich., by the arrest of five youths concerned in the recent row which resulted in the death of Student Denni son on a charge of manslaughter. G. II . Papazinn, an Armenian student of divinity at Cambridge, is meeting with support from Boston citizens in the establishment of a religious and educa tional journal at Constantinople. It is reported that Oscar Neebe, the Anarchist, is likelv to be liberated from Joliet, as it is asserted that the man who identified him as me uistriuuior oi Revenge circular thinks he was mis taken. The Lehigh Valley Railroad Company will admit a chain coupling, in addition to the patent couplers in use, in order to provide further safeguards against pas senger cars breaking apart in rounding sliort curves. Thn Market Committee of the New Ynrk Board of A ldermen has reported favorably upon an ordinance providing fnr the sale of fruit and vegetables by weight instead of bv measure. The mat ter has been before 'the l5oard for three years. T .vino-ton. Kv . wants to become the fanital of the State, and a special elec tion will be held on the question of in demnifying the State to an amount not to exceed $250,000 for loss in moving the capital from b rankfort. The contest for the Speakership of the nnti Hnnse will be between Crisp, Mills and Springer. Crisp will represent the Southeastern section, Mills the boutn west and Springer the Northern Central group of Mates. The Secretary of State has been in formed that Moussa Bey, whose reported outrages on American missionaries in Tnrfcpv are. a matter of note, has at lemrth been summarily banished to me interior of Arabia. Referring to a statement in the New York Herald that there would be a de ficiency at the end of the current fiscal year o'f $31,000,000, Secretary Windom said there will ceitalnly be a surplus; but, of course, he cannot say how much. The Board of Ladv Managers of the World's Fair has selected the following Vice Presidents : First, Mrs. Trnutman of New York ; Second, Mrs. Burleigh of Maine; Third, Mrs. Price of North Car olina; Fourth, Miss Minar of Louisiana; Fifth, Mrs. Wilkins of the District of Columbia; Sixth, Mrs. Ashley of Colo rado; Seventh, Mrs.Gintyof Wisconsin ; Eigh'h, Mrs. Salisbury of Utah; Ninth or Vice President at large, Mrs, Russell Uarriifon oi Jloritana. FOREIGN NEWS. German Newspapers Digging at Brewer Bismarck. Count Von Moltke is the First German Landed Proprietor to Adopt the Eight-Hour Rule. Odessa has been made a free port by the Czar. AirTschanch, Austria, a urine is Hood ed, and twenty men perished. Electric motors are being introduced on the underground railway in London. The Rothschilds have opened another free hospital in Frankfort on the Main. A number of Sanchez followers in Honduras are being tried by court martial. At Carlsbad, Bohemia, the Topel river has overflowed, and great damage is be ing done. The floods in Bohemia are generally subsiding, but the Danube and Elbe are stiil rising. Heligoland through its incorporation with the German Empire has been made part of Pruss a. The great Russian steppes are to be irrigated by a company formed by au thority of the government. Orders have been given in Russia that no government work be given Jews out side the territorial limits assigned them. By the new arrangement American mails are being distributed in England twenty-four hours earlier than hereto fore. Salisbury believes the time to dissolve Parliment opportune, owing to the Par nell scandal, and has decided to do so in the spring. A great Nationalist meeting at Dublin has voted confidence in Parnell, who was characterized less a man than an insti tution for Ireland. The inhabitants of Locheelly, Scot land, are suffering from want of water. The underground coal workings have drained the supply. T has The grout chemicaL trust , in England is been registered as the United States ' Alkali Company, with a capital of $30, 000,000 in $50 shares. An indignant crow d at Vienna severe ly thrashed a member of the Bourse who liad been suspended for spreading false reports designed to make money dear. Cocoanut butter is receiving consider able attention in Europe The new sub stitute is declared infinitely preferable to the too-often bad butter soid in mar ket. The Queen Regent of Holland has is- sued a proclamation declaring Princess j - v rr . Wilhelmina ijueen ot the jNemenanas ; and accepting the regency during her minority. The German Minister of Railroads has ordered an empty carriage, labeled " safety carriage.' to be placed between the locomotive and the other coaches in all trains. The Turkish government has made valuable concessions to a French syndi- :ate, granting it the right to construct quays on the snores oi me uroiuen norn and to levy landing aues on mercimii dise. Count von Moltke is the first landed nronrietor in Germany to adopt the eight-hour rule for the peasants working for hiin upon his estate at Crisan, and is well satisfied with the result of his ex- ..eriment t. : w .K are in a osidor: to" wefl formed thai" the I circulation of the London Times contin ues to decrease, and that as a ' prop erty it has not the value by 25 per cent, it had a few years ago. Dispatches from the Congo Free State say the Baptist Mission's steamboat Peace on the Upper Congo river has been confiscated bv the officers of the Congo State for State purposes. The British flag was hauled down. The Brazilian government has re scinded the deciees of banishment against ex-Premier Preto, Senhor Al fonso, ex-President of the province of Rio Janeiro and Senhor Martins, ex President of Rio Grande do Sul. A ukase has been issued by the mili tary authorities (says a St. 'Petersburg telegram by Dalziel) for the capture of Jews trying to escape army duty. Any one guilty of hiding or sheltering such persons win oe neavny pumsueu. j Reports from Vienna state that Dr. 1 Cwsar de Pape, tiie founder of Socialism in Belgium, is dying with consumption at Cannes, his health having been broken down under his arduous labors. According to the London correspond ent of the Freeman's Journal, a not too friendly authority, the Irish light-rail-wavs scheme will give work, to a large number of laborers in excess of those resident in the districts to be traversed. The thirteenth centenary of Gregory the Great is to be celebrated in Rome in an international liturgical congress, to which ail those who are concerned with musical archieology and ecclesiastical art will be invited. An exhibition of literary and musical works in connection with the origin and growth of " Catholic and historical church music" will also be organized, PORTLAND MARKET. Wheat There, is no change to be noted in the local market, which continues in active but steady. Vallev, $1.20l.22V ; Walla Walla, $1.12,. Foreign markets are quiet, but firm. Floub The market is steady. Quote : Standard, $3.904.00; Walla alia, $3.00 (83.80 per barrel. "Oats The market is firm. Quote: White, 00c; gray, 58c per bushel. Millstuffs The market is firm. Quote : Bran, $21 ; Shorts, $24 ; Ground Barley, $32.50; Chop Feed, $25 per ton. Hay The market is steady. Quote: $1018perton. i Vkoktabi.es The market is firm. Quote: Cabbage, $1.25 1.50 per cental; Cauliflower, $1 per dozen; Celery, 60c per dozen ; Onions, 24P'Kc per pound ; Carrots, $1 ner sack ; Beets, $1.50 per sack; Turnips, $1 per sack; Tomatoes, 50c per box; Potatoes, $11.10 per cental ; Sweet Potatoes, 2jjC per pound ; squash, $2 per cental. Fruits The market is steady. Quote: Tahiti Oranges, $3 per box ; Sicily Lem ons, $8(S9 per case; Pears, lc per pound ; Apples, (J0(3S5c per box ; Grapes, $1.25 per box; Pineapples, $3.504.00 per dozen; Bananas, 2.503 50 per bunch; double, $6.00; Quinces, $1.25 per box. Nuts Quote: California Walnuts, 17ijC ; other varieties, 13c ; Peanuts, 12c ; Almonds, 17c; Filberts, 1418c; new Brazils, 20c per pound; Cocoanuts,$l per dozen. Chekbe The market is steady. Quote: Oregon, 13(?514e; California, 9)10c; Young America, 1415c per pound. Butter Quote : Oregon fancy cream ery, 404l"c; fancy dairy, 37c; fair to good. 2730c; common, 2225c; choice California, 37oC per pound. Eggs The market is firm. Quote: Oregon, 3032J$c; Eastern, 25c per dozen. Poultry Quote: Old Chickens, $3.50 4.00; young, $2.504.00; old Ducks, $6 i6.50; young, $7; Geese, $910 per dozen ; live Turkeys, 12c per pound. The Merchandise Market. The markets are firm, business if good, but no changes in prices. Sugars The market is firm. Quote: Golden C, ; extra C, 6c ; dry gran ulated, Ojc; cube crushed and pow dered, 6,'c per pound. Dkiep Fruits The market is firm. Quote: Italian Prunes. 12J14c; Pe tite and Gorman Prunes, 10c per pound; Raisins, $2.75 per box: Plummer-dried Pears, 11 12c; sun-dried and factory iiri12f!: evaporated Peaches, 24c: Smyrna Fiss. 1416c; California Viira Do npr rvnnnd. Kb-avh Th market is firm. Quote: fimall Whites. 3Ac Pink, 3c: Bayoe, 4 Me; Butter,. Sc; Limas,.5!f per pound. Cannep Goons Market is farm, yuote: Table fruits. $2.25, 29 ; Peaches, $2.50; IWrletT. Pears. S2.25: Plums. $1.65; Strawberries, $2.50; Cherries, $22.50; ii,.k Wriea 2: Raspberries, $2.55; J2.75: Apricots.. $1.85. Pie fnii. AHKnrte(i.3.75 per dozen ; Peaches, $1.42 ; Plums, $1.25 ; Blackberries, $1.65 ner dozen. Vegetables: Corn, $1.20 fflii RO. according to quality; Tomatoes, $1.153.50; Sugar Peas, $1.40(81.60; ctfino- Reans.! nerdozen. Fish : Salmon, ti 2501.50: sardines. 80c$1.50; lob aiuni. in. u.i. u vaucifi. i u sters, $3 ; oysters, tu.u uw.cn. m5Ik . age brand, $8.25; Crown $7; Highland, $6.78 ; Champion, fl ner case, Pickles Quote : $1.15e 3s; $1.25 5s. Salt Quote : Liverpool, $17, $18, $19 ; Stock, $11(8-12 per ton in cariuu luia. f!rAi. Oiiy Quote : $2.35 per case. Cranberries Quote : Wisconsin, tft.BO : Cane Cod. $10.50 per barrel. rVuriTRK Quote : Costa Rica. 22c; Rio, 25)c; Arbuckle's, roasted, 20c per pound. Rice Quote: $6.25 per sack or 100 ivmTlilflL Hops The market is steady, with nominal prices. Quote: 3033c per pound. Hides Quote: Dry Hides, selected nrime. 8(88540. Vc less for culls; green , gelected, over 55 pounds, 4c; under 55 pounds, 3c; Sheep Peltfl, short wool. 6U 250c medium, 6080c: long, 90c $1.25 ; shearlings. 1020c ; Tallow, good Wni.. Quote : Eastern Oregon, 10 16c; Valley, 1620c per pound. Nails Base quotations : Iron, $3.20 Steel, $3.30; Wire, $3.90 per keg. Shot Quote; $1.85 per 6ack. The Meat Market. The meat market is firm. Quote: Beef Live. 2! 3c: dressed, 6c. Mutton Live. 3J4c; dressed, 6W7c. Hogs Live, 465c; dressed, 6$c. Veal 68c per pounu. Lambs $2.50 each. smoked heats and lard. The market is firm. Quotations: East ern Hams. 13(S)14c: Breakfast Ba con, llllc ; Sides, 910c ; Lard, 8fc lOJc per pound. The experimental station of the Iowa Agricultural College at Ames offers to donate the necessary time and money to analyze sugar beets grown in lowa lor whoever will prepay express charges and send samples, with a full statement as to the nature of soil, previous treatment of soil, mode of culture, manuring, where seed was obtained, name of vari ety, etc. There is a rumor that it is in contem- plation to make the Governorship of Si erra Leone, like that of Malta and Gi braltar, a military post in the future on account of the growing importance of the place as a coaling station. Now that Bismarck is a brewer, the papers are digging at him right and left. The Freisstnige Zeitung quotes from a speech of the ex-Chancellor delivered in the Reichstag March 28, 1881, in which he said: "Beer stupefies the drinker instead of exciting his nerve, and it ought therefore to be considered from an economical and national point oi view as a bad drink." But Bismarck hi! learned thing or two ince then, CARE OF PARLOR CARS. They Really Are Cleaned and Aired for Kuril Trip, and Stocked, Too. It would probably be a gratifying as surance to the minds of many travelers to know what great care is taken to secure ierfwt cleanliness in the more luiuiiuiio cl.mea uf railroad coaches, known variously as sleeping, drawing room, dining and bullet cars. A con viction U widespread, particular); among women, that the reverse is the case. The blankets that are always so strangely suggestive of cold buckwheat cakea, being of a feel and thickness unlike any other blankets, are vere apt to be viewed with suspicion. As for the pillows, how many women have vowed that they could sniff the hair oil of the preceding user upon them? Why, even bed bug stories have been told of sleeping cars, and the Anecdote about dropping a gold dollar in a sleeping car und unding it a month afterwaru just where it fell, has become such a stock story among travel ing men that some of them now actually believe it. In view of all this, there is solid comfort in such a story as Superin tendent C. D. Flagg tells about what is done with their cars at the conclusion of every trip. He says: "Every car, s soon as it is emptied or its passengerc at a terminal point, is, as we term it, 'stripped ' in the yard. The carpets are taken up, carried out. beaten and aired. The seate and backs are taken out and thoroughly cleaned in like manner. The mattresses, blankets and berth curtains are also whipped, aired and, if the weather permits, sunned. The spring beds are freed from the 'bed dust' that gathers from fraying of textile fabrics, by brushing and wiping in all parts. All uteusiis are carried out, soused in scalding lye and scrubbed. The pillows are beaten and sunned like the mattresses The floor and oilcloths in the saloons are scrubbed, and all the woodwork, having been scoured thor oughly clean with soap, brushes, hot water and drying cloths, is gone over with furniture polish. About once a week the veneering or painted canvas constituting the ceiling is carefully scoured to cleanse from it accumulations of smoke and clinging dust. The win dows are cleansed and rubbed bright. All brass and silver mountings are pol ished. Dust and stains are as carefully washed from the outside of the car as from the inside. To do that work we keep 100 cleaners steadily at work here in New York, and numbers at other points in proiiortion to the work required. While all this has been going on, every shred of textile fabrics that should be washed sheets, pillow cases, towels, nankins and cushion covers lias been sent to, the Jnundry and replaced by a clean stock of " articles. Each car haa" two complete outfits of these things, which are used alternately , one being laundried, aired and packed while the other is on the road. "Then, when the process is complete, the car has to be retrimmed, by the re laying of carpets and oil cloths; putting in place of the springs, mattresses, seata and backs; stowing away of the pillows, linen and curtains, and, last of all, the thorough washing out of the water tanks and refilling them with fresh water and ice. That last thing is never done until the final moment when the car is about to be drawn from the yard to take its place in the outgoing train. While all this has been going on the railroad peo ple who are resjxinsifcle for the care of the running gear of the car inspect the trucks, test the brakes, sound every wheel, see that the boxes are rightly packed, and. as far as foiesight can go, make sure accidents shall be averted. "That is the regular routine, scrupu- . lously followed every day upon every car tliat comes in. No housewife, even in Holland, ever dreameS of such a thorough -house cleaning' as this is. In addition thereto, the blankets are steam scoured twice a year, which is at least double the attention they get in most hotels. The berth curtains are treated so once a year. Carpets have to be renewed every fifteen or eighteen months, as the hard" service wears them out very rapidly. The only variations upon that elaborate process of cleaning are in handling the dining room and buffet cars, where the oierations involve thorough purification of all utensils, cleansing of the ice boxes and kitchens and restocking with pro visions. One rule c I ways maintains that the primary thing to Le done when the car comes into the hands of the cleaners ia to take out of it everything that can be taken out. Then every separate pice so removed must be made faultlessly clean before it is put back. "Kach dining room or buffet car has its steward, whose duty it to to report to the assistant commissary immediately upon his arrival what stock he has left over and what he is short of. To verify his report the assistant commissary, who acts as a check ujion him, goes through his s.ock and then makes out, to replace shortages and keep up the supplies, a requisition upon the commissary. That requisition is filled out upon a blank form, on which are specified about 300 articles in constant use on those cars, with spaces left for the addition of more as the con ditions of the markets enable increase in the resources of our commissariat. In all the management of this department there is just such a system of checking in and checking out as obtains in the stock' room of every big hotel All groceries, wines, liquors, and other non perishable goods are bought in great quantities, and kept in the company's store houses for i"ue upon requisition as demanded; but fresh meats, poultry, game, fisii. vegetables and fruits are pur chased by the commissary in the mar kets from day to day. or supplied by con tract with dealers, just as such things aro provided by the steward of a hotel." New York Sua.