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    Ronhty Eilerk's fiM
Vol. XV. No. 52.
Editor and Proprietor.
For Febrmaryt
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good bargains in stock,
Ranches, write for my special list, or come and ffl
see me. I shall take pleasure in giving you all R
the reliable information you wish, also showing W
you over the country.- --
; Real Estate, Lban, and Insurance,
J j J Philomath, Oregon. ;
Times OffiGe for Job PrintinAJ
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grain, fruit and poultry-
Watches, docks ;
and - Jewelry
I. have watches from one dollar up;
gold, gold filled, silver, silverine and
.-cheap ones for the boys., . BiogB of all
Kinas weaaing rings, set rings, bend
rings. r- . ; .. ., 4-;.- n
; J If you are having trouble with your
eyes or glasses and have tried all the bo
called travelling opticians without suc
cess, come ana see me, get a fit that's
guaranteed and by one who will always
De on Hand to make good nis guarantee.
C Notice-After ''-Feb isttthe star will
close at 6;30 p, tn.' except Saturdays. "
Prattj, -vi
The Jeweler and Optician,
Don't Cry!
We ar sure we can match it if your
..china gets broken, and it won't coat yon
much either.' We have bo many " pat
terns and designs to select . frdm that if
your china or glassware porcelain, 1 or
crockery gets demolished yon can buy a
new supply from our fine sets, and from
our open stock, at , prices you couldn't
begin to match a year ago.
Carried Into Sea Persons who had
; Taken . Refuge in Tall Tree
; Tops-Whole Island Cov-
: ered With mad Wat
ers Other News. '
- San Francisco, Feb, 8. News of
a fearful loss of life in a destructive
sand storm that swept over : South
Sea. Islands last month; reached
here today .on the steamer Mariposa
direct from Tahiti. .Toe loas of life
is estimated at. iooo souls. .
; On January 13 last a huge tidal
wave accompanied by:a terrific hur
ricane attacked the Society ; Islands
and the Taumotu group with fear
ful force causing death and . devas
tation never before equalled in a
land of dreaded storms. The storm
reighed several days 1 reaching . its
maximum strength : between Jan
uary 14 andl6, From the meager
advices received at Tahiti' up to the
time of the Bailing of the Maripo3a
it is estimated that at least iooo of
the island inhabitants.. lost their
lives: It is feared that later advi
ces will add to the long list. ; -. .
On Hikuera Island, where iooo
inhabitants were engaged in pearl
diving, nearly one half were drow-'
ned.' On an adjacent: island 100
more were washed out to-sea. Make
kau and Hao are depopulated.
Conservative estimates at Tahiti
place the number of istands visited
by the tidal wave and hurricane as
80. . All of them are under control
of the French Governor at Tahiti.
The surviving inhabitants are left
destitute of food, shelter and cloth
ing, all having been swept away by
the storm. ' ..,'.. . -
! As far as was known eight white
people were among the. drowned, .j.
"As thefTahda "wire i harely 20 feet
above sea level and not surrounded
by coral reefs, it was necessary for
all the inhabitants to take to the
cocoanut trees when the tidal wave
began to cover the land. These
trees grow to an,'... immense height,
many reaching an altitude of 100
feeti' All the lower trees were, cov
ered by the raging sea3 which swept
with pitiless force about and over
them , The natives in the taller
trees' were safe until the, cocoanut
roots gave way and then they-too,
were swept onward,, far out into the
sea... v: . ' ;' .. . ': .
The;400 survivors' brought by the
Excelsior to Papeete gained - the
ship's side by swimming three to
four miles from the tops of ; cocoa
nut trees. -,r, The Eimeo, though bad
ly; disabled : by the storm ; also
brought off as many persons as
could swim to her sides, r-she, r like
the-Excelsior, being .unable , to run
close tq the shores, because of, the
fearful violence )f the ocean swells,
which continued to, run abnormally
high for a week after the ., tidal., dis
turbance, 1V -, . : ; , . , , ... .. :f.
Another schooner p-; the . Gauloise,
from .the Marquesas , Island,-. 600
miles from. Tahiti, encountered the
hurricane, while en route to the lat
ter place and only .the timely action
of the captain in having the - cargo,
consisting of 30 head of t cattle, 35
head of pigs and 3o tons of cotton.
jettisoned,- saved ;vt;he . little -rcraft
from destruction., ?Even with.vthis
precaution the life of one man was
by waves sweeping the decks ;v
One of the many acts of heroism
reported is that of a woman; who
climbed one of . the tall cocoanut
trees and lashed her little babe to
the branches,' hanging L on to the
body of the tree beneath the .little
one as best she could, , 'There they
remained for ten - hours, "- suffering
great .tortue until finally ..reecued.-
Thousahds of tons of copra and
over 100 tons of mother-of pearl
shells are known to be lost.' The
pearl shells are. valued at $1800 per
ton and many valuable pearls, may
be lost to the world forever, as these
were considered some of the best
pearl islands in the; world. : .., .
: Indianapolis, . Ihd. 'Feb!. ; 6.
There was . a promise that '.' there
would be no lack ' of sensations in
testipony in the trial, of Dr.. J. . C.
Alexander to-day in the grave-robbing
paee.: ' A parcel in the pos
session 6f; the detectives was intro
duced as evidence. The .parcel
contained two shrouds found by the
detectives in the ! basement of the
Central College during one of the
visits made to the place with search
warrants. - One of the shrouds was
identiefid by a woman who did the
needle work ts the one made
for Mrs Catherine Doehring, . whose
body .was stolen.from the German
Catholic Cemetery. . -"r-
; . Samuel Martin, colored, who was
prominently identified . with; Can
trell in the grave-robbing business,
was . .the first witnees today. He
first met Dr. Alexander at the lat
ters office last June, he 6aid. The
doctor toid nim he wanted from I7
to 18 subjects for- dissection, and
would pay $30 each. Martin said
at this meeting Dr Alexander told
Rufus Cantrel that he would watch
the death returns at the board of
health and -would notify Cantrell.
The fiist trip, he said, was in July,
when, with Cantrell and the others
he went to the Anderson Cemetery
and secured the body of Glendora
Gates and handed it over, to the
Central College. . The next day Dr.
Alexander paid him $lo. . , -His
next trip was to Ebneezer
grave-yard,; when the body of SVal
lace Johnson was secured, Dr Al
exaoider told him the subject , was
uot a good one because it was man
gled 'with the cars, and Martin re
ceived but 90. At the same grave
yard,' he assisted in getting the body
of Johanna Siltz, . for which -Dr.
Alexander paid him $8. -In addi
tion ;to the3e bodies, . Martin, said
he gpt a body at the insane hospi
tal gravdyard which Dr Alexander
said; was a good subject. " The "wit
ness; assisted in raising the body of
Roe Neidlinger, at the cemetery
neas Trader's Point, early in .' Au
gust The next ; day he Baw' Dr.
Alexander injecting fluid into the
body. ' For this " body Dr. Alex
ander paid him $10.
Washington, Feb. 3. In accord
ance of the terms of the new militia
law recently enacted by congrees,
the entire citizen soldiery of the
country is to be supplied with the
regular army service ride. . The
state militia organizations aggre-
nearly double the number - in the
regular army establishment. They
will be furnished their new arms as
rapidly as they "can be manufactur
ed by the National Armory at
Springfield, Mass.
In addition to this, the war ' de
partment is installing a plant at
the Rock Island Arsenal for the
manufacture of the service rifle,
though it will be some time before
it will be ready for work. The de
partment has on hand a large . re
serve" supply of rifles, sufficient to
almost equip the militia, but will
rely mainly On the production of
the armories as the omcials prefer
not to draw on the reserve too heav
ily. : . . '. . ", : ' ' ;
Berlin, - Feb. 3. The German
government has decided to readmit
the Jesuits who, since July, . 1872;
have been excluded from Germany.
Chancellor - von Bulow, in the
Reichstag to day, said he would use
his influence to instruct . the Prus
sian members of the Bundesrath to
support the repeal of the, anti-Jesuit
law so far aa to . permit., individual
German and foreign Jesuits, to 1 re?
side in Germany, but not to , allow
the founding of Jesuit chapters,
which, the chap cellor believed ' the
confederated governments would not
accept.. . . ; . .- .. :j
! El Pasw, Tex.i -Feb. 7. Carrie
Nation visited El Paso today ;n
her ay to L03 Angeles. ' She tried
to break up the Rio Grande saloon,
in Juaraz, in typical style, but'was
bluffed off by the saloonkeeper. On
the way aeross the river Sher grab
bed cigars from the mouths of two
Roman Catholic priests and lectur
ed them on smoking. - On the train
before arriving in this city she was
asked to join in a game of cards.
She was asked what game she play
ed; and answered "pitch,"at the
eame time garTrfgup"the" cards
and pitched tbemout of the window.
-: i Most ratal, Gift
Would be the power of foreseeing
events. j.;This; would destroy hope
A knowledge of. the future: would
unmake happiness. , . There are , of
course, some things about the ' fu
ture we do know.' If, for . instance,
a lack of energy, ambition and loss
of appetite shows itself we know it
will be followed, by . serious, com
plaints if not checked. Often liver
and kidnay trouble follow: - quickly.
In any event Electric bitters will re
store you4o health. It - strength
ens builds up and invigorates run
down systems. Only 50c. ' Satis
faction guaranteed by Graham and
Wortham, Druggists. ; ' ;
;-. . day;:..:
Story of the Shooting Women
Pinoned Sheriff's Arms and Ly-
"ons Fired Pursuit of As- '
r ' " sassin by Posses. , '
' "Eugene, Or., Feb. 7. Sheriff
Withers died at Hale todav at
11:22 A. M. The body was brought
to Eugene, arriving at 9 o'clock this
evening. An autopsy will be held '
tomorrow to locate the bullet. El
liot Lyons the horse thief who shot
Withers, is still at large. Xyons'
wife was brought in today, arraign
ed and placed in jail.
Sheriff Withers lost conscious
ness about 5 o'clock last evening,
and without rallying grew gradual
ly weaker until the end ' came this
morning. Mrs; Withers arrived 15
mica tea before her dying husband
became unconscious. - Strong stim
ulants had been used ; to 'keep the
sheriff alive until her arrival.: The
poor womarr is prostrate with grief.
Before Sheriff Withers lost con
sciousness he rr ade a deposition re
garding the affair before Justice u.
K. Hall, which will be used as evi
dence against Lyons' father, mother
and wife. , The penalty for their
crime is life imprisonment. The
pos3e arrested the family of Lyons
yesterday and brought his wife to
town, where she will be held for
complicity in the crime. " The aged
father and mother were arrested,
but left at home. The old lady is
72 years old, and is completely
prostrated. The officers fear ' she
will die, and for that reason did not
care to take her into custody.
A number of deputy sheriffs are
out looking.farJj.yons)Sbut no ,Jew.s
has been heard as to , his wherea
bouts. If the posse has secured any
valuable information, they are wise
ly keeping it to themselves. Two
conflicting reports have been receiv
ed. of Lyons being seen-yesterday
morning. One is that he was seen
passing Goldson, and the other that
the Crow stagedriver saw him on
the road toward Loraine. These
places are in opposite directions
from the starting point, and the re
ports cannot both be true.
. This evening the posse returned
from Hale, having no trace of - the
murderer, vlhey came in to form
ulate a definite plan of action, and
will at once resume their work.
There is a reward of $1,000 offer
ed for the body of Elliot Lyons,
dead or alive. The Lane county
court offered $500, and J. E. P.
Withers $5oo more. ' Fred Fiske,
the deputy sheriff, has been sworn
in as sheriff.
Besides' ! the posse there are a
number of manhunters out on their
individual account, and officers in
all directions are notined to keep a
lookout.1'-Last night several3 men
from this city were ' out watching
every place where1 it Was considered
proDaDie inas ine -ouuaw mignt
want to go. 'x s '"''"'
" Lyons has few friends, but it is
said that over in the forks of the
river near the-' MoKenzfe1 lives a
Widow with whom Lyons has" been
to some extent intimate,' who would
harbor -him.' In; fact, it is believed
that for three weeks he has been
staying at this place"' while the offi
cers were loosing after - him. He
also has sisters and brothers in va
rious parts of the country, and a
number of his wife's relatives. Dep
uty Fiske is sparing no effort to lo
cate the criminal, and is directing
the work from his office, here.
Sheriff Withers was the most
popular' county . official in Lane
county, although a- democrat, hav
ing been elected sheriff three times
by big majorities in a county over
whelmly republican.
--'-Lyons has been wanted for sev
eral months for stealing ' horses in
Josephine county last fall.' He was
arrested in that county, but escap
ed from the officers . and has been
at liberty for several months. It haB
been reported that Lyons had made
his boasts that he would never be
taken alive.
"Lyons had relatives in this coun
ty. His mother and , two brothers
lived on the Wildcat road just over
the summit of the mountains be
tween Hales and Walton, 30 miles
west of HiUgene. ' 1 here are also
several sisters married, and the
family - has always ' borne a ', good
reputation!' with the exception of "
Elliot, who has' been koown as
bad character.. ,5-
; Sheriff Withers has been keeping -
a lnnfrnnt. fm T.wnna cinna n H
tion of . his crimes , in Jqsephine
county, and has been of the belief
that he would some time show up at '
the family home, where his wife has
been staying. x , ri : j a m i ,. 1
Several days ago Withers though V
he had located bis man in the yi- r
cibity of his former home: ' Yester- '
day morning he left here early, tak
ing with him Constable Jack Smith;
with the intention of arresting his
man.. , They drove out to the place ;
timing their trip so as to arrive
there after dark; ' ' ''
Satisfying himself that Lyons was -in
the bouse, Withers sent Smith to .
the back door, where he was to pre-:
vent the escape of the quarry, while
the sheriff himself entered at the
front door. ' Immediately upon en- ;
teringjjthe house the two women' '
who were there, the mother a.nd the .
wife of Lyons, ;saw what was : up
and set upon the sheriff, with wc-? ..
manly pleas for the son and, husband.-
They seized upon Withers
as he was going to the next ' T0om;; -and
prevented him from using ;his .'.'
ai-ms. . While the, sheriff . was in,.,
this predicament, Lyons stepped in , .
with revolver in hand,' shot' With-;' r
erS and immediately rushed out at--the
door where-the Sheriff , had n-: '
tered and made his escape, while :
Smith was waiting for him at the
backdoor. '
The bullet took effect in the neck
and the nervy sheriff fell to the
floor as though dead. . For a time1 ,
his body was paralyzed and he had
no use whatever of his body but
after a time, he recovered partial
use of his limbs. ' ,
Seeing what bad been done the
the family turned in ' and assisted
Constable Smith in caring , for , the, ,
wounded man and aid everything
possible for his comfort. Withers .
was perfectly" clear in mind and
gave directions to send for the doc- ;.
tor ano wanted to start with him
toward home.: ' - ' '
Constable A. J. Smith, who was ..
with withers when shot, says that
Withers had hold of Lyons and was.
overpowering him, and that the
father, and mother of Lyons set up- .
on the sheriff and he was unable .
then thoroughly to control his man.
In some manner in the scuffle Ly
ons got his pistol and shot Withers
juet at the collar line of the neck in
the left of the windpipe. The bul
let lodged against the spinal col-
Dallas, Texas, Jan. 29. H. W.
Steinbiss of St. Louis, national sec
retary and treasurer of the ; Build
ins Trades Cnuni'il. ar1drpHsri 2
000 workingmen and others tonight
in conjunction with the labor troub
les in the building trades at Dallas.''
Mr. Steinbiss in the course of his
remarxs criiicieea . cne attituae or
most rich men toward .the laboring ,
felnmnnt. , Ha marln nnn nrthl at-
ception in these words:: . r,i
There Is. one multi-millionaire
man. He has established ne wspa-.
pers in three pities . of the . United ,
States that are always on : the side .
of -labor and always champion the
cause of the laboring man.- -1 do
not care what his politics. are or his -religion;
he has my profound; ad-. ..:
miration and I firmly . believe - and ,
hope that man - will be the next .
president of the United States rHis
name in W.. ft. HearKt.:" .-
This declaration by Mr. Steinbiss
brought the audience to its feet
with an outburst of applause that
lasted several minutes. The inci
dent was discussed after the meet
ing and the opinion expressed that
Mr. Steinbiss might be prophesying
better than he knew. .....
Paris, Feb. 4. The chamber of
deputies today continued . the dis
cussion of , the army budget.
The sitting was chiefly noticeable '
for the check sustained by the min
ister of war, General Andre, and
the Budgett committee over , an a
mendment providingfor an increase
in the credits of $240,000 for the
supplying of the troops with wine.
This amendment in spite of the op
position 01 General Andre and the
commission, was adopted ; by. 322
votes to 213.
The main argument of the pro
poser of the amendment was that
the campaign in China proved that
soldiers supplied with wine showed
more endurancetban those who on'.':
ly drank waterJ.wvv " s.