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COBVALLIS, BENTON COUNTY, OREGON, FRIDAY, JANUARY 21, 1898.
GURRtNT EVENTS OF THE DflV
Epitome of the Telegraphic
News of the World.
TERSE TICKS' FROM THE WIRES
In Interesting Collection of Items From :
the New and the Old World In a
Condensed and Comprehensive Form
The Peoria, 111.", water works were
sold tinder decree of court to bond
holders for $1,500,000.
Destructive brush fires in the colony
of Victoria, Australia, have done an ,
enormous amount of damage.
In a fight over a game of cards at
Sandy ForksKy. , eight men, all col
ored, were killed, and four seriously
W. J. Trenholm, former comptroller
of the currency, has- retired from the
presidency of j the American Surety
Governor Budd, of California, has
ordered an inquiry to he made into the
mental condition of Salter D. Warden,
While at small arms practice at
Tampa, Fla. , four men on the cruiser
Marblehead were injured by an explo
sion, two seriously.
Funds have been secured in London,
and three immense sugar beet factories
will be erected at Chicago, Marysville
and Red Bluff, Cal.
Mrs. Eliza Kohler, widow of a well
known San Francisco liquor dealer, has
made an assignment, with liabilities
of $333,174; and assets, $323,735.
Since the serious illness of Cornelius
Vanderbilt, William K., his brother,
has become the actu;tl dominant force
in the New York Central railroad.
The court martial of Captain O. M.
Carter, which has been in session at
Savannah, will sit at Augusta here
after for the convenience Of witnesses
A Chicago syndicate with $1,000.
000 has purchased the 1,200,000-acre
Lopez ranch in Northern Mexico, which
has on it valuable deposits of asphalt
um. American schooner George W. Whit
fjrd has been ordered forfeited by the
Colon supreme court for loading a car
go at Porto Bello in violation of port
Charles Marsh, arrested at Kansas
City for swindling J. F. Calhoun, of
Spokane, is.the well-known confidence
man, known by the alias of Boston
The Oakland, Cal., authorities have
suspicions that Joseph Kaeside, the
trainer, whose mangled body was found
alongside the railroad track at Shell
. Mound, was murdered.
The board of experts engaged in con
sidering Slid- adopting standards to
govern the importation of tea for the
coming year, has decided upon four out
of the eighteen standards.
Sanford B. Dole, president of the
Hawaiian republic, has arrived at San
Francisco, en route to Washington,
where he will discuss annexation of the
islands to the United States.
Ships Arvan, for San Francisco, and
Dirigo, for Shanghai, left New York
together on Friday. Heavy bets were
put up by the masters as to which ves
sel would arrive at her destination first.
Mrs. J. M. Farleigh, of Chicago, and
Mrs. Mary Miller, of Dexter, Mich.,
have started for Montana to lay claim
to an interest in the $1,000,000 estate
of a deceased uncle, John D. Allport.
Edwin T. Earle has brought suit in
the United States circuit court at San
Francisco against the Armour Packing
Company to recover $100,0000 damages
for violation of plaintiff's patent on a
The controller of the currency has
declared a dividend in favor of the First
National bank of Helena, Mont., of 10
The Western Union Beef Company
has sold 8,000 head of steers off its
Texas ranch to Clinton Anderson, of
Wyoming, and will retire from busi
ness. Ore assaying $652 in gold and $70 in
silver to the ton was discovered two
miles from Adams Springs. Lake coun
ty, California, and the district is wildly
George Dobhs and Mrs. Emelie New,
jointly indicted for the murder of the
latter's husband at Eureka, Kan., have
been convicted of murder in the second
Patrick A. Largey, president of the
State Savings bank, and one of the best
known citizens of Butte, was shot and
killed in the bank building by Thomas
The ,Steer mansion at Nyatt, one of
the best known residences along the
shore of Narragansett bay, Rhode
Island, was burned to the ground Sat
An insane man named Ramon Vivesa
created a sensation in the cathedral at
Madrid, by firing several revolver
shots., He was arrested and will be
sent to an insane asylum.
Civil Engineer A. G. Menreal, U. .S.
N., will be broughtto court-martial on
account of the faulty character of the
work of construction of dry dock No. 3,
approved by him.
At a session of the Augusta, Ga.,
city council, Councilman Goug got inro
a controversy with Jailer Collins, and
reached for a gun. Peacemakers in
terfered and quiet was restored.
The civil service debate which was
inaugurated in the house a week ago
has been ended. It opened with a row,
but ended very tamely. There was not
even a vote on the appropriation in the
executive, legislative and judicial ap
propriation bill for the commission,
upon which the debate was predicted.
TJjie urgent deficiency bill, as report
ed the house from the committee on
appropriations carries a total of $7,383,-937-j
The bill appropriates $100,000 for
the survey of the Yukon river in Al
aska, to include all necessary expenses,
the money to be expended under the
direction of the superinendent of the
const and geodetic survey, and $10,000
of that amount to be used for a survey
of the Copper river.
Mrs. John A. Logan and Mrs. George
hi. Pullman are en route to the Pacific
coast, to visit Mrs. Pullman's daughter,
Mia. Frank Carolan, of Burlingame,
BIG STRIKE NOW ON.
Over One Hundred Thousand Cotton
Boston, Jan. 19. The fight between
' employer and employe in the New
England cotton mills is on, and what
; it will lead up to cannot be foretold,
i The great corporations in New Bedford
' are silent, and thousands of operatives
lare idle, while here and there discon
tent has cropped out all day, the most
serious being at Biddeford, Me., when
3,200 persons refused to work, thus
1 closing two mills, and at Lewiston,
' where one mill was crippled by 300
weavers staying out. The general wage
; reduction is estimated to affect 127,000
; persons in about 150 mills.
Tonight finds the textile operatives
everywhere intently interested in the
New Bedford strike, for there the real
! strength and endurance will come, and
upon the outcome will depend the ques
: Hon of an industial battle the entire
length and breadth of the New England
: states. The chief point in this will be
! discipline. From the point of view of
I the millowner the New Bedford situa
tion is now a lock-out. Intervention
I by the state board of arbitration this
' week is hardly likely to be allowed, and
: no overt act on the part of the strikers
I and no attempt to open a mill is expect-
j ed for a number
: Bedford strikers
of davs. The New !
will receive strike
money from operatives elsewhere, but
the sum total will be reserved until a
protracted battle brings on want and
hardship, which the unions will then
try to relieve.
All the New Bedford mills opened at
the usual time. When noon came the
lights went out, speed stopped, over
seers and second hands prepared to
make everything snug, and mill gates
were closed indefinitely. The labor
unions did little work today except to
carry out plans of campaign which will
be developed only as fainthearted
weavers seek to return to work.
Of the other strikers, little has been
developed in them as yet to forecast the
future. All of the employes of the La
conia and Pepperell mill works in
Biddeford struck because they were
anxious to, while the weavers alone in
the Androscoggin mill simply took
matters into their own hands, regard
less of other departments. These two
strikes, with identical issues, will
serve only as niinor fights along the
line, unless the strike fever grows and
they become the nucleus of a general
fight in Maine cities.
One other minor fight now is at Bur
lington, Vt., where the Queen City
mills shut down indefinitely because
the operatives refused point-blank to
accept the reduction. The tro"uble,
however, began a number of days ago,
but reached the acute stage today.
Taking today's events throughout, ' it
may be said that things came to pass
just as expected. It is the immediate
future which awakens apprehensions.
WORK BEING PUSHED
Klondike Kelief Expedition
Will Hal. I
Washington, Jan. 19. Arrangements
for the departure of the government
expedition for the Klondike are being
pushed. Under date of January 12.
Sifton, minister of ' the interior for
Canada, wiote Assistant Secretary
Meiklejohn as follows:
"Referring to the conversation which
passed between us on the subject of
furnishing an escort for your relief ex
pedition, I have given instructions that
a sufficient number of men be sent for
ward to Skagway for the purpose, and
I have no doubt they will be waiting
upon the arrival of your people on or
before the 1st of February."
Sifton telegraphed the following Sat
"Ottawa, Jan..l5.-My reports in
dicate no immediate danger of starva
tion at Dawson, but great necessity for
provisions being distributed between
Fort Selkirk and Skagway at various
posts. I believe ice has formed all the
way through. Our provisions are be
ing pushed down by horses and dogs.
I intend to keep supplies moving until
the waterways are open in the spring,
to avoid the possibility of disaster."
Eight Killed Over Cards.
Middleboro, Ky., Jan. 18. A spe
cial from Hynen says there was a fight
on Sandy Fork. Eight men were re
ported killed, as follows: John Wil
liams, Doc Wilson, Bob Colwell. Tom
Shelton, Peter Barrough, Mark Paine,
Eli Howard and Abel Coombs, all col
ored. Sim Paine, Harry McComas, Ed
Martin and Lew Gossman are serious
ly wounded. Intense excitement pre
vails and further fighting is expected.
The fight occurred over a game oi
cards. The extraordinary bloodletting
began Wednesday, when a party of ne
groes, who were playing cards, got into
a dispute concerning the way the game
was progressing. Drunkenness added
to the brutality of the fight. Foui
men were killed, and subsequently the
fighting was renewed by friends on
both sides, until the mortality list is
equal almost to the casualties in a mil
itary engagement. The feeling aroused
gives rise to apprehension of more
Seven Persons Drowned.
Colon, Jan. 19. A boating party,
sonsisting of United States Consul
Ashley, Dr. Haffman, the German
cosnsul; Master Mechanic Mott and
four others are supposed to be drowned.
The body of a boatman has already
Washington, Jan. 19. Consul-General
Gudgeon, at Panama, cabled the
3tate department today announcing th
drowning of Consul Ashley at Colon.
No details were given. Ashley was ap
pointed only a few months ago, and hail
been well-known in this city and Vir
ginia as a newspaper man.
. Gold for America.
Sydney, N. S. - W., Jan. 19. The
steamship Mariposa saied today for San
Francisco, via Auckland, carrying
Fatal Blaze in a Colliery.
Berlin, Jan. 19. A dispatch from
Gleiiwitz, Prussian Silesia, says the
Koenigen Louise colliery caught fire
yesterday and of 15 men brought to
the surface seven died. It is feared 25
others whose escape was cut off have
Blaze at Chicago.
Chicago, Jan. 19. Eight firms, with
stocks aggregating almost half a million
dollars, sustained heavy losses by fire
that broke out at the northwest corner
of Market and Quinoy Btreets. Two
firemen were injured, neither seriously,
Provide a Loan on Cer
CHINA AFRAID TO COMPLY
But Considers Offer an Advantageous
One France and Russia Would Make
a Strong Opposition.
London, Jan. 18. The Peking corre
spondent of the Times says: Yesterday
Sir Claude McDonald, the British am
bassador to China, in an interview
with the tsung-li-yamen (board of for
eign control) stated that England was
willing to assist Cihna to liquidate the
Japanese indemnity, and would provide
a loan of f 12,000,000, at par, to run
50 years, the service to be 4 per cent
net, including sinking fund, the condi
tion to be as follows:
First The opening of three treaty
ports, Talien Wan, Siang In and Nan
Ning, thereby increasing the customs
Second A declaration that to por-
tion of the Yang-tse-iuang vaney
shall be alienated to any other power.
Third The right to extend the
Burma!) railway through Hunan fthe
most southwestern province in China).
In the event of her default. China is
to place certain revenues under the con
trol of the imperial customs. On this
basis, the negotiations will proceed.
China regards them as advantageous,
but fears the threatened opposition of
France and Russia, especially to the
opening of Talien Wan and Nan Ning.
The Times, commenting on the re
port, soggests that Siang In, which the
correspondent describes as in Hunan
province, is a telegraphic error, and
means either Siang Yang, in Hu Poi
piovince, or Siang Tang, in Hunan
A BOY MURDERER.
Story of Tiiparalleled Depravity Comes
Philadelphia, Jan. 18. The body of
5-year-old Percy Lockyar, who is be
lieved to have been murdered Friday
night by 15-year-old Samuel Hender
son, was today found in the bottom of
"Reddie's" creek, Sixtieth and Catha
rine streets, and there 'seems little
doubt in the minds of the police that
young Henderson is guilty of the crime.
He is locked up in a cell at police
The body of the childwhen found,
was weighted by two heavy stones, one
at the neck and the other around his
ankles. His skull was crushed in, and
there was a knife-thrust jiist above the'
heart and some wounds on his breast,
side and foreliead, while oh one side of
his face was a long cut extending from
below the eve .to the chin.
f -C rom wuai ine ponce nave ueeu auie
t i .1 1 1 U1
to learn, the crime seems to have been
one of the most horrible character, and
if all its-details are true-, it stamps
young Henderson as a degenerate of the
worst type. He does not seem to real
ize the enormity of his crime. Afte'
his arrest he admitted a knowledge of
the knife-trust, but said it was due to
the child accidentally running against
an open knife. Henderson became
alarmed at this, and said he threw the
body into the creek. Today, however,
when shown the mutilated body of the
child, he admitted that he was respon
sible for those cuts as well, but persists
that it was an accident.
The police however, believe that he
planned the murder, and that he also
purposed ending t..i life of another
small boy, Willie Addison, aged 7
years. Henderson, it is claimed, has
been reading trashy novels, and has
shown a desire to emulate the "heroes"
of these tales. The police assert that
Henderson accompanied Lockyar and
Addison to the woods, as he told yes
terday, but, instead of any accident
happening to either, Henderson tied
both children to a tree. Addison broke
away and ran home. It was then, it
is said, that the Lockyar boy's death
Dr. Morton, the coroner's physician,
who examined the thrust above the
heart, said that it caused the death of
the boy. The police searched for the
body during all of last night, and it
was not until after daylight that it was
found. Henderson will be given a hear
A fact that has come out in connec
tion with Henderson's crime is that
his father, John D. Henderson, was on
trial in October, 1892. charged with
killing a man named Nason. The kill
ing was the outcome of a quarrel.
Henderson was arrested and pleaded
guilty to manslaughter. He was re
manded for sentence, but some time
later it was shown that the death was
largely accidental, and there was no
murderous intent. He was admitted
to bail and is now a free man.
Disabled Steamer Driven Seaward.
St. John's, N. B., Jan. 18. The
disabled steamer supposed to be the
Parkmore, that was lying off this port
last night, has been driven seaward by
the severe storms. Great anxiety is
felt for her safety. A tug went to
search for her this morning, but failed
to find her. Three other tugs are get
ting ready to sail at daybreak tomor
row. It is feared the steamer is help
less. Body Found In a Creek.
Camden, N. J., Jan. 18. The body
of E. Pierce Jerred, of this city, who
disappeared last November, was found
in Alontua creeks, near Paulsboro, this
evening. Drowning was the cause of
his death. It was at first thought he
was murdered, but the authorities be
lieve be committed suicide.
Fire at Trikhala.
Athens, Jan. 18. A great fire, at
Trikhala, has done" damage to the
amount of 50.000.
Anot er American Sharper Caught.
City of Mexico, Jan. 18. John
Eads, accused of complicity in the
swindling operations in which Francke,
of Chicago, was victimized to the
amount of $30,000, was arrested today
at Tlantltopalan, state of Vera Cruz,
and four detectives have gone to bring
him to this city. ! Other arrests are
pending. The case has created a great
sensation, and the United States offi
cials here support the government in
breaking up the gang of bold American
confidence operators, the whole extent
of whose operations wil not be known
until the case comes to trial. .
LATEST FROM DAWSON.
Twenty-Two Klondikers Arrive on the
Seattle, Jan. 19. Twenty-two per
sons arrived here tonight from Dawson
City on the steamer Corona, bringing
withthe'm a small amount of gold dust,
and drafts on the North American
Trading & Transportation Company and
the Alaska Commercial Company
amounting to between $800,000 and
$1,000,000. In the party was one
woman, the only woman to come out
this winter. The party consisted of
Andrew Oleson, E. H. Jenkins, Leon
ard Sedgwick, E.homassini, D. Camp
bell, L, V. Grady, W. M. Kaufman,
T. E. Brenier, Joe Brand, H. C.
Bolong, Carl Hunt, Colonel Brosius,
J. J. Baker, B. Tragedio, Chris Nueber,
James Wardell, J. O. Berth, James
O'Brien, W. H. Welsh, H. T. Coffin,
H. L. Burt and Miss Lou Keller.
The amount of drafts brought down
represents the proceeds of sales of
claims to the Cudahy, Healy, Yukon &
Klondike mining companies and private
parties. The largest individual amounts
were brought by the following:
D. Campbell, $130,000; E. H. Jen
kins, $125,000; Leonard Sedgwick,
$100,000; Andrew Oleson, $120,000;
T. E. Brenier, $46,000; Joe Brand,
In reference to the food situation at
Dawson, tonight's arrivals corroborate
previous reports that, while food is
scarce, there will be no starvation.
They consider that it will be impossible
to get a relief exedition in at this sea
son of the year.
Relief expeditions can easily reach
the foot of Lake Labarge, but the trou
ble will begin when the Yukon river is
reached. The "Yukon is filled from
shore to shore with great ice ridges
from 10 to 20 feet high, the ice being
thrown up in great blocks, and stand
ing at all sorts of angles. Men with
dogs can make their way by hugging
the shore, but no great amount of sup
plies can be carried with dog teams. A
roadway can be cut through these ice
ridges, but it would require a great
amount of money, and it is doubtful if
the work could be completed before the
ice moved out of the river in the spring.
The proposed use of reindeer in this
country is considered entirely imprac
ticable. Heavy show storms have occurred
this week on the Chilkoot pass, and
travel has been practically impossible
for days at a time. Inspector Stnck
land of the "Northwest mounted police
stationed at Tagish, was delayed five
days near the summit by snow and
A detachment, consisting of 30 men
of the Northwest mounted police, have
arrived at Skagway. They were to
have been stationed at different posts
in the interior, but, owing to the short
age of provisions, and the cost of trans
porting supplies, the detachment will
remain at Skagway for the present.
HIS SATANIC MAJESTY.
Indiana Parson's Son Played the Devil
in a Bealistic Manner.
Chicago, Jan. 19. A special to the
Times-Herald from Bourbon, In1.,
says: Rev. Mr. Aikin, pastor of the
Bethel church, on Sunday night took
for his theme "His Satanic Majesty."
He is an eloquent man, and he painted
the arch -fiend in vivid colors. At the
climax of the description, a being
dressed to represent a devil, with a
large head and switching tail, ambled
up the aisle, blowing smoke from its
nostrils and bellowing:
"I am the devil, and I want all of
The audience became panic-stricken.
Men, women and children were hurled
to the floor and trampled upon in the
made rush for the door. In the confu
sion the stove was upset and the build
ing caught fire. Before the horrified
members had regained their senses, the
fire had made such headway that all
attempts to save the church were in
This morning George Aikin, son oi
the pastor, confessed that he, in com
pany with other Doys, rigged up a devil
suit, and, knowing the subject of his
father's sermon, concealed himself
and awaited the arrival of the audi
ence. TO STAND BY THE GUNS.
Two Additional Regiments of Artillery
Washington, Jan. 19. In a com
munication to congress today on the
care and preservation of the government
fortifications and their armament, Act
ing Secretary Meiklejohn calls on con
gress for an additional force of two reg
iments of artillery, imperatively re
quired to keep the- guns and mortare
throughout the country in good condi
tion, and to use them effectively when
required. He incloses reports of Gen
eral Miles and others on the subject,
and says the most practicable and eco
nomical plan having in view the pur
poses for which the fortifications and
armaments are provided, as to quarter
the artillery force by units of organiza
tion in batteries, behind the guns they
are to use, as far as the existing force
will go, caring for the remainder by
suitable detachments from those garri
sons. The present authorized strength
of the artillery force of the army iB in
adequate to the proper care and preser
vation of their armament.
Earthquake in Italy.' '
London, Jan. 19. Adispa zh from
Rome says there was a seven i earth
quake shock today at Argentina, 18
miles southeast from Ferrari. Several
buildings and a church were wrecked
and many persons injured.
London, Jan. 19. A special dis
patch from Cairo says that a party of
friendly natives has captured the Derv
ish post of Sarfich, taking 10 prisoners
and obtaining concessions of quantities
Urgent Deficiency Bill Reported.
Washington, Jan. 19. The urgent
deficiency bill was reported today by
the senate committee on appropria
tions. The most important amend
ments adopted were for the Nicaraguan
canal commission, $100,000, and for
the geological and topographical com
missions in Alaska, $30,000.
Washington, Jan. 19. Information
has been received from the treasury de
partment that no recommendations
will be made for the establishment of
an assay office, either at Portland, Se
attle, Spokane or in-Alaska.
Henry S. Laynor's Exper
ience in Thibet.
WAS DISFIGURED FOR LIFE
Three Days Without Food or Water
He Secured Valuable Photographs
of Natives' Mode of Torture.
London, Jan. 17. The Daily Chron
icle, in a description of the experiences
in Thibet of Henry Savage Landor, the
artist, who narrowly escaped death at
the hands of the Thibetans when en
deavoring last autumn to reach Lassa,
the capital of Thibet, says:
"Hie valuable diary and notes, in
cluding interesting photographs, was
onl;-: . interrupted when Mr. Landor
himself was under torture. One of
these represents the scene of torture of
a native companion, tied naked to a
tree and slashed and bruised by a cir
cle of hideous beings dancing around,
jeering at and taunting their victim.
Another photograph, taken after the
rescue, shows two unrecognizable men,
all the hair burned off their heads, the
skin lacerated and seamed with burns,
and in place of their eyes two ghastly
"Mr. Landor lost one eye. The
Thibetans repeatedly held white-hot
irons so close to the eyes of their cap
tives as without touching them to
shrivel and wither them. Mr. Landor
was rescued when nearly dead, after be
ing three days without food or water,
by a party including Mr. Wilson, Mr.
Larkin and Kasak Singh Pat. nephew
of the rajawar of Askote, who had
heard from the natives that a white
man was doomed to be beheaded in the
interior of Thibet. Mr. Landor had
almost lost his reason. After three
hours' attention he regained sufficient
consciousness to say where he had con
cealed his camera. They had a photo
graph taken of the savages cowering in
terror of the avenging whites.
"It is not probable that Mr. Landor
will ever be well enough to return."
FORT SMITH STORM.
The List of Dead Numbers Forty-Three
About Seventy Injured.
Fort Smith, Ark., Jan. 17. The la
test official death list shows a total of
43 lives lost in the tornado which swept
through Fort Smith Tuesday night.
Not less than 70 others are injured, a
large number of them seriously, and
several are expected to die.
The work of removing the bodies
from the ruined buildings progressed
today. , Five new names were added
to the list of the dead. Two bodies
were dug from the ruins of the Smith
block, from which 11 had previously
The full extent of the storm may be
comprehended from the fact that 35
miles northeast of the city a quantity
of tin roofing from Garrison avenue
buildings was found. A woman was
taken from the ruins of the Burgess ho
tel today, and was identified as Mrs.
Ida Innis, of Elm Spring, Ark. Her
brother is missing, and it is believed
his body is still buried in the ruins.
Business in the devastated districts,
where the buildings were only partially
damaged, was resumed today. Ladies
of the city ai? at work distributing
food and clothing to the needy. The
relief committee, com posed of prominent
business men, finds difficulty in hous
ing the sufferers. One hundred and
fifty buildings were demolished, and
will have to be rebuilt to accommodate
the people. Orton and Wright, two
of the dead, were Indian territory
farmers, and had just stepped into the
Smith building for shelter.
Memphis, St. Louis, Kansas City,
Little Rock and other cities wired
readiness to lend aid if necessary. The
number of dead will not exceed 50.
Tanderbilts in Possession.
New York, Jan. 17. The control of
the Oregon Railroad & Navigation
Company having been obta ined by the
reorganization committee of the Union
Pacific, the Vanderbilts are now in vir
tual possession of a through transcon
tinental line. The New York Central
is the first road in the combination
from this point. At Buffalo it.con
nects with the Lake Shore for Chicago,
from which point the chain is carried
on to Omaha by the Chicago & North
western, and from there the Union Pa
cific, the Oregon Short Line and the O.
R. & N. Co. lets the line to Portland.
Ailjhese roads are Vanderbilt roads,
and the total mileage is 13,420.
San Francisco, Jan. 17. A cable
gram from London announces the suc
cess of the mission of Willard E.
Greene, who recently left for Europe
in the interest of the beet-sugar syndi
cate which has been negotiating for
lands in the Sacramento valley. Satis
factory arrangements have been made
to secure the proper persons to culti
vate the beets. Contracts have been
signed by which 150,000 acres of land
near Chico. Marysville and Red Bluff
have been secured, and the work of
erecting three immense sugar factories
will be started at once. The syndicate
has a capital of $15,000,000.
New York, Jan. 17. The World
savs: E. N. Whitton, a banker, re
ceived word yesterday that Professor
A. J. Keeler, F. C. Kingsiey and
Thomas Field, all of this vicinity, had
lost their lives in Arizona while in
quest of treasure. The supposition is
that the adventurers, who had secured
treasure in gold and precious stones,
were murdered by a roving band of Na
vajo Indians. Mr. Whitton says he
will at once send an agent to Arizona
to get all the particulars of the affair.
, Tax Riot in India.
Bombay, Jan. 17. There has been
a tax riot at Boriavi, near Nariad, dis
trict of Gujarat. A collector was seri
ously injured and five Sepoys were
killed. Three hundred Sepoy troops
have been sent to. the 'scene of the dis
turbance from Ahmedabad.
Outbreak in Beloochistan.
Calcutta, Jan. 17. News has been
received from Metramul, in Beloochis
tan, of an outbreak against a British
surveying party there numbering 200.
A number of the native guards were
killed or wounded.
ACCIDENT, IT IS SAID
Daughter of Ex-Senator Blackburn Shot
Washington, Jan. 18. In her apart
ments in the Wellington hotel last
night Mrs. Lucille Lane, youngest
daughter of ex-Senator Blackburn, of
Kentucky, shot herself. According to
the statement given out by the family,
the shooting was accidental. Both
Mrs. Lane's physicians refused to dis
cuss the subject, even to the extent of
saying whether or not the wound would
prove fatal, but from the best that can
be learned she will probably recover,
although now suffering severely from
A friend of the family nominated to
give out a statement said that about
midnight Saturday Mrs. Lane was pre
paring to retire. Her husband at the
time was in the adjoining room look
ing over a paper. Mrs. Lane opened a
bureau drawer to get a handkerchief,
and picked up a handful of gloves and
laces which had been tossed together
in the drawer. Under this fluffy mass
was a tiny lady's pistol, a gift to Mrs.
Lane from her father, and a possession
of which she was particularly fond. It
caught in a piece of lace as she raised
her hand, and, falling of its own weight,
struck the hammer on the edge of
the open drawer. The pistol exploded,
and the ball penetrated her left breast.
What became of the ball it is impossi
ble to say. According to the statement
given out, it struck a rib and ranged
around beneath the left-shoulder, mak
ing a superficial wound. At the same
time it is said Mrs. Lane is suffering
so from the shock that the physicans
have devoted all their energies to allay
ing her pain without attempting to
definitely ascertain the extent of the
injury. The most precise statement
that either physician would make to
night was that Mrs. Lane would prob
ably live until morning.
At the request of the family, the
block in which the hotel is situated
has been roped off. Ex-Senator Black
burn is deeply affected by the occur
rence. He does not live with his
daughter, and when the affair occur
red was summoned from his room on
New York avenue, remaning thereafter
at Mrs. Lane's hotel.
THE DAY IN THE HOUSE.
Debate on Army Bill-Late Representa
tive Milliken Eulogized.
Washington, Jan. 18. The house
devoted two hours to general debate on
the army appropriation bill, and the
remainder of the day to eulogize the
life and public service of the late Rep
resentative Milliken. of Maine, who
served for 14 years in the lower branch
On motion of Lanham, a bill was
passed authorizing the president to ap
rjoint an additional district judge for
the northern district of Texas. It was
explained that Judge Rector, now
judge of the district, was utterly inca
pacitated from pet forming the duties
Of the office.
The house then went into committee
of the whole and took up the army ap
propriation bill. The bill, the chair
man of the committee explained, car
ried $23,165,990. New provisions in
the bill required the payment of troops
by the paymaster in person.
During the debate, McHenry took
occasion, to denounce Gage's funding
scheme, and Gerry made some remarks
about the protective tariff.
At 2 o'clock the debate was suspend
ed to give the members an opiortunity
to pay a tribute to the memory of the
late Representative Milliken. Those
who spoke were Burleigh, who suc
ceeded Milliken; Dingley, Boutelle,
Dinsmore, Skinner, Mercer, Hilborn
At 3:25 P. M., as a further mark of
respect, the house adjourned.
Among the bills introduced in the
house today were the following:
By Lewis, of Washington To estab
lish the eight-hour law in all states
By Maguire of California (by
quest) To prescribe the manner
holding elections for representives
A FIRE IN BUTTE.
ic in the Opera
Butte, Mont., Jan. 18. Fire, sup
posed to be of incendiary origin, broke
out in the Boston dry . goods store, in
the Odd Fellows' building, on Broad
way, adjoining the Maguire opera
house, about 9 o'clock. Before the
fire was extinguished, the block was
practically a total loss. It was insured
for $25,000, which is believed to be
the full value. The dense smoke pene
trated the upper part of the building,
where Thomas Steets, a paralytic, and
his wife lived. They were rescued with
The smoke also penetrated the opera
house, where "Under .the Dome " was
being given. As Manager Hagan
started for the stage to advise the au
dience to withdraw quietly, some one
rushed into the gallery, and gave an
alarm. There was a rush for the
doors, and several women fainted and
were Blightly injured by being tram
pled upon. No one was seriously hurt.
The attaches of the theater acted
with great coolness, and this probably
prevented a more serious disaster. The
play was not ended.
Lighted the Spray.
Wheeling, W. Va , Jan. 18. Two
thoughtless boys caused great mischief
by applying a match to a spray of coal
oil issuing from a small aperture in the
Standard Oil Company's pipe line from
Sisterville and Mannington to George
town. The pressure at the point was
strong. Soon, the burning spray melt
ed the lead in the joints of the pipe,
which was six inches in diameter.
Fifty acres of forest and field were soon
ablaze, and two small bridges and two
barns were burned. All the oil ir 10
miles of 6-inch pipe, near 2,000 bar
rels, was consumed. The engineers at
Elkbank discovered something wrong
and stopped pumping else the damage
would have been greater.
Outbreaks in Prague.
Prague, Jan. 18. There were out
breaks, prompted by students, here to
day with a socialist demonstration,
which the police dispersed.
The Floods in Spain,
Madrid, Jan. 18. There have been
serious floods near Valencia, capital
of the province of that name, and 30
houses have collapsed.
President Asked to State Pre
WOULD PROTECT AMERICANS
Pension Appropriation Bill Reported
Caffery on Immigration Bill Agri
cultural Bill in the House.
Washington, Jan. 15. Senator Can
non of Utah, today presented the fol
lowing resolution to the senate, and it
"Resolved, That the president is re
quested, if in his opinion it is not in
compatible with the public interest, to
transmit to the senate at his earliest
convenience a statement showing what
measures are in torce Dy tnis govern
ment in the island of Cuba and in the
waters contiguous thereto to protect
the live?, liberty and property of
American citizens now dwelling in
Among the other measures reported
to the senate today was the pension
appropriation bill. It was placed on
At the close of the morning business,
the immigration bill, the unfinished
business," was taken up, and Caff rey of
Louisiana was recognized for a speech
ic opposition to the measure. Caffrey
"The pending bill is as mild a form
of antagonism to immigration as con
ditions will permit. The educational
test is of no very stringent character
so far as the test is concerned. It is,
however, the beginning of a new de
parture. From the foundation of the
government we have invited the hardy,
adventurous people of the Caucassian
family to our hospitable shores. The
grand transformation of this continent
from the wigwam of the savage and
the lair of the wild beast to the
myriads of homes of a happy, industri
ous people, has been the work of white
immigrants; yet we are about to smite
the hand that has upbuilt us; to give
a sting to gratitude.
"Many whose ancestors are foreign
born are now clamoring for restricted
immigration. It is just and proper to
hold this continent against the Mon
golians. The exclusion of Chinese is
justified by a wise policy and by the
principle of retaliation. Their doors
have been closed to the world, but
their arrogance and selfishness are not
the role for wise nations to play in the
world's grand theater.
"Not to admit to this country Irish
men, Swedes or Italians who cannot
read or write is Chinese, not American.
No danger to our institutions has ever
arisen from admitting immigrants who
cannot read and write. This govern
ment is the outgrowth of the labor of
countless immigrants, who will be dis
qualified by the pending bill. He who
is vigorous in body, sound in mind,
honest and industrious is a good citizen.
No immigrant, not a pauper or insane,
diseased or criminal should be turned
away from our shores."
At the conclusion of Senator Caffery's
speech the senate at 12:20 P. M.. on
motion of Chairman Davis, of the for
eign relations committee, went into ex
Senator Frye made a most spirited
speech in support of the Hawaiian
treaty, urging upon the senate the im
portance of accepting the islands while
opportunity offered, and denouncing as
folly any refusal to embrace the oppor
tunity. In the House.
Washington, Jan. 15. The house
today entered upon the consideration
of the agricultural bill. The bill car
ries $3,332,402 being $135,500 in ex
cess of the amount for the current year.
Wadsworth, Republican, of New York,
chairman of the agricultural commit
tee, explained that the increases were
due to a constantly growing demand
for inspections of meat and meat prod
ucts for export.
Under the latitude allowed for de
bate, Williams, Democrat, of Missis
sippi, submitted an extended argument
in favor of the establishment of the
postal savings bank system.
Representative Dearmond, Democrat,
of Missouri, sarcastically commented
on Hanna's election and the telegrams
of congratulations sent him.
Mahoney, Republican, of New York,
replied to Dearmond. He recalled what
he termed the victory of Democratic
bosses in the Chicago convention in
1892, when they forced the renomina
tion of Cleveland over the protests of
the state of New York. The result
was that he had been repudiated by his
party, and had gone out of power un
honored and unsung.
Cannon, Republican, of Illinois, also
expressed gratification that the majority
and political decency had triumphed in
Ohio. Here the incident closed.
Explosion on the Marblehead,
Washington, Jan. 17. Commander
McCall, of the United States ship Mar
blehead, reported to the navy depart
ment from Port Tampa that while at
small arms target practice .yesterday
four men from the Marblehead were in
jured by an explosion, two very seri
ously. The injured were removed to a
marine hospital near by. No details as
to the cause of the explosion are given.
News of Andree. .
Stockholm, Jan. 17. Professor Nor
deskjold, the arctic explorer, has in
formed the Swedish academy of sciences
that the foreign office has received in
telligence that several persons worthy
of credence saw Professor Andree's bal
loon early in August in British Colum
bia, seven miles north of Quesnelle
lake, in the District of Cariboo. The
professor regards the news as being of
sufficient importance to call for a closer
Infantry Gun Contest.
Washington, Jan. 17. The war de
partment has. published the record of
the small-arms firing of the various
regiments of the army during the past
season, showing that troop E, Second
cavalry, made the highest average
score, with the increment allowed for
the carbine. The Nevada trophy is
awarded to that troop, and it will be
sent to the commanding officer of that
troop, at Fort Wingate.
A lady in Hiram, Me., has cucumber
pickles which have been in her possea-
aion for more than 40 years.
WEEKLY MARKET LETTER.
Trade Conditions in the Leading Cltiea
of the World.
The wheat traders are at sea and are
watching three things closely, as they
have a directly opposite bearing on fu
ture prices. One is the Argentine
prospects. The others,, the cash de
mand and Leiter's position on tne cash
wheat that he holds. From the newe
Saturday from Argentine, London and
Paris, the prospects are that there will
be a good exportable surplus in that
country. A direct cable from Rosario
to parties in the trade here from one ol
the best posted men on the Argentine
situation estimated the exportable sur
plus at 46,000,000 bushels, or about
two months' supplies for the leading
consuming countries of Europe. A
number of characters have been made
in London to load wheat in Argentine
and freights have advanced sharply.
Arrangements have been made to ship.
$7,500,000 in gold from London to Ar,
gentine; also $250,000 from France
The Argentine wheat will be available
in the latter part of March, as it takes
about six weeks for freight steamers to
make the trip. Argentine offerings in
European markets had a depressing
effect, European buyers using it as a
club to break prices in this country.
On the weak spots they bought liber
ally, export purchases for the. week ag
gregating nearly 2,000,000 bushels. So
long as the Argentine prospects remain
good, it will be used as the bearish fac
tor. St. Louis traders in close touch
with the foreign situation Irtfve been
selling May and July on a liberal
scale. The latter is about 10c under
May. Were they to start to cover the
difference might be reduced, as no one
but the bears have been selling the new
crop futures. The situation in regard
to supplies in Europe and afloat is not
strikingly bullish, stocks January 1
being 71,620,000 bushels, or 7,585,000
bushels less than last year, which is
about one week's supplies. The in
crease during December was 1,120,000
bushels, while for the same month in
1896 the decrease was 10,000,000
bushels. In the United States and
Canada the stocks, compiled by the
Daily Trade Bulletin, aggregate 85,
389,000 bushels. The decrease in De
cember was only 626,000 bushels, a
striking contrast with the reduction ol
7,712,000 bushels in December, 1896.
The net increase in the world's avail
able supply during December was 494,
000 bushels, while for the same time in
1896 there was a reduction of 17,712,
000 bushels. The world's available is
157,000,000 bushels, as compared with
184,618,00 bushels January 1, 1896.
Wheat Walla Walla, 70c; Val
ley and Bluestem, 72 73c per bushel.
Four Best grades, $3.75; graham,
$3.30; superfine, $2.25 per barrel.
Oats Choice white, 35 36c; choice
gray, 33 34c per bushel.
Barley Feed barley, $1920; brew
ing, $20 per ton.
Milistiffs Bran, $18 per ton; mid
dlings, $22; shorts, $19.
Hay Timothy, $12.50; clover,
$10 11; California wheat, $10; do
oat, $11; Oregon wild hay, $910pei
Eggs 15 18c per dozen.
Butter Fancy creamery, 55 60c;
fair to good, 4550c; dairy, 40 50c
Cheese Oregon, 12c; Young
America, 12jc; California, 9 10c
Poultry Chickens, mixed, $2.75
3.00 per dozen; broilers, $2.002.50;
geese, $o.506.00; ducks, $4.505.00
per dozen; turkeys, live, 10 11c pel
Potatoes Oregon Burbanks, 45 55c
per sack; sweets, $1.25 per cental.
Onions Oregon, $1.752.00 pei
Hops 5 16c per pound for new
crop; 1896 crop, 46o.
Wool Valley, 14 16c per pound;
Eastern Oregon, 7 8c; mohair, 20
22c per pound.
Mutton Gross, best sheep, wethers
and ewes, $3.50; dressed mutton,
6c; spring lambs, 5c per pound.
Hogs Gross, choice heavy, $4.00;
iightand feeders, $3. 00 4. 00; dressed,
$4. 50 5. 00 per 100 pounds.
Beef Gross, top steers, $2. 75 3. 00;
cows. $2.50; dressed beef, 4J6c pei
Veal Large, 45c; small, 5
6c per pound.
Butter Fancy native creamery,
brick, 30c; ranch, 16 18c.
Cheese Native Washington, 13c;
Eggs Fresh ranch, 22c.
Poultry Chickens, live, per pound
hens, 10c; spring chickens, $2.50
3 00; ducks, $3. 50 3. 75.
Wheat Feed wheat, $22 per ton.
Oats Choice, per ton, $1920.
Corn Whole, $23; crackeo1, per ton,
$23; feed meal, $23 per ton.
Barley Rolled or ground, per ton,
$22; whole, $22.
Fresh Meats Choice dressed beef,
steers, 6Jc; cows, 5c; mutton sheep,
8c; pork, 6c; veal, small, 7.
Fresh Fish Halibut, 5 6c; salmon,
3c; salmon trout, 10c; flounders
and sole, 34; ling cod, 45; rock cod,
5c; smelt, 24c
Fresh Fruit Apples, 40 90c pei
box; pears, 25 75c per box; oranges,
navels, $2.252.50 per box.
San Francisco Market.
Wool Nevada 11 13c; Oregon, 12
14c; Northern 7 8c per pound.
Hops 1216c per pound.
Millstufts Middlings, $2224; Cal
ifoLnia bran, $18.5019.50 per ton.
Onions New red. 7080c; do new
sifverskin, $2.252.50 per cental.
Eggs Store, 20 22c; ranoh, 23
25c; Eastern, 15 19; duck, 16c pei
Cheese Fanoymild, new, llc; fair
to good, 7 8c per pound..
Citrus Fruit Oranges, navels,
$1.252.50; Mexican limes, $4.00
4.50; California lemons, choice, $2.25
a 2.50; do common, 75c$l. 25 per box.
Hay Wheat, $13.5016; wheat and
oat, $13. 50 15; oat, $11 13; best
barley, $12 13.50; alfalfa, $10.50
11.50; clover, $10. 50 12.
Fresh Fruit Apples, 50c $1.85 per
large box; grapes, 2540o; Isabella,
6075c; peaches, 50c$l; pears, 75o
$1 per box; plums, 2035o.
Butter Fancy creamery, 27c; do
seconds, 25 26c; fancy dairy, 25c;
good to choice, 23 24c per pound.
Potatoes New, in boxes, 45c$l.