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Lincoln County Leader
J. K. HTKWAItT. Pultllilmr.
IDE NEWS OF THE WEEK
Comprehensive Review of the Import
ant Happening! of the Put Week
Called From the Telegraph Column,
A passegner train on the Burlington
Jumped a treBtle near Omaha, and five
people were injured, one fatally.
William Dobbs, of Union, Or., has
received the Maul prize for raining the
largest table beet for 1 896. The con
test was open to all growers in the
United States and Canada. The prize
consisted of a $50 draft The beet
weighed seventeen pounds.
Some boys while hunting near Pcta
luma, Cal., shot a pigeon on a tree,
and the bird dropped with a broken
wing. A message tied to the bird's
wing proved that it came from Walla
Walla, Wash., four days previous.
The note was addressed to a San Fran
Important papers showing the
amount due the Pacific roads sinking
fund, on account of subsidies paid the
Pacific Mail Steamship Company, have
apparently been loBt. The senate
adopted a resolution calling for them.
The acting secretary has replied that
they cannot be found.
The Columbia river salmon packers
held a meeting in Astoria for the pur
pose of fixing the price to be paid for
salmon during the coming season. It
was decided to offer 4 cents a pound,
and a communication to that effect was
sent to the Fishermen's Protective
Union. The union met later, but no
action was taken in the matter of the
A thousand warring Poles, in Bay
City, Mich., were determined that Fa
ther Bogacki should not officiate as
their priest They attacked the par
sonage of St Stanislaus' church, and
stormed it for over an hour. They de
molished the edifice and one man was
shot and several others wounded with
clubs. The priest finally surrendered,
and the police quelled the riot
A Chicago paper says that President
elect MoKinley will select ColonelJohn
Hay, of Washington, as ambassador to
Great Britain. Colonel Hay has been
secretary of the legation at Paris,
Vienna and Madrid and was often
charge d'affaires ad interim at each of
these capitals. In Hayes' adminstra
tion he was first assistant secretary of
state. Hay was one of President Lin
Sir Charles Tnpper at a dinner in
London is quoted as saying: "I feel
great admiration for the United States,
but do not desire to possess their insti
tutions. I feci that there is greater
security under British institutions for
life, property and liberty. Canadians
re greatly flattered at the desire of
the United States to possess Canada,
but so deep is their loyalty and so
united are the Canadians that the ques
tion is impossilbe. " The speech of the
ex-prcmior was received with great ap
plause. In answer to Senator Mitchell's reso
lution on the Yaquina and other im
provements in Oregon, the secretary of
war has reported that the matter had
been referred to Captain Fisk, and that
considerable correspondence had ensued.
Captain Fisk is endeavoring to ascer
tain the best method of proceeding
with the project The work on the
Willamette river has been ordered, and
the Yamhill locks are in the condition
of the Yaquina project Evidently
there has been delay in the matter,
which may be continued for some time.
The Paeifio cablo conference will
meet within a fortnight in London to
sign the report already agreed upon. It
is scmi-offloially stated that the report
unanimously recommends that a cable
be built, as it is practically feasible
and commercially and politically neces
sary. There is some difference of opin
ion regarding the relative share of ex
ponso to be borne by Great Britain
and the colonies concerned, but the del
egates have agreed finally to recommend
that less be paid by Great Britain and
more by the colonies than originally
considered necessary. The sum asked
from Great Britain is understood to be
considered financially feasible by Secre
A band of masked regulators went
to the house of C. W. Keddick, a few
miles west of Newport, Idaho, and
called him to the door. They seized
him, dragged him outside, took him a
short distance from the house and gave
him a terrible beating with horsewhips
and switches. His condition is critical.
The alleged offense of Keddick was im
proper attentions to a married woman
of tho neighborhood.
H is state! that C. P. Huntington
lias a corj of engineers in the field
making a preliminary survey for a rail
mad from Port Alvarado, south of Vera
Crus, to tho port of Salina Cruz on
the Paoific, and that, it he can secure
advantageous routes, ho will ask tho
government for a concession for tho
purpose of operating tho line in con
nection with Pacific Mail steamers, do
ing away with tho Panama route
Hold Chicago rtnlil-l'p.
bers entered the buffet of the Auditor- :
ium hotel at 1:30 this morning, while
twelve people were sitting at the table,
covered the cashier, D. Walsh, with
their weapons, seized $100 which he
had just deosited in a tin box, and
then escaped. The men entered the
buffet from the door in the annex.
They were well dressed, and created no
suspicion until they drew their revol
vers. Cashier Walsh had counted out
tho money and deposited it in the box
when one of the robbers said: "Cry
for help and you're a dead man. " His
companion seized the cash and both
backed out of the door with drawn
weaponB. They ran into Lake-Front
Park and the police could find no trace
of them. The annex is one of the most
prominent hotels in Chicago, and is
located in the heart of the city.
Wheat Scarce and High.
San Francisco, Jan. 11. Wheat in
this market has become scarce, and is
daily advancing. Shippers would will
ingly pay $1.60 per cental for gt,r..l No.
1 shipping wheat today, and it is
known among a few that ' they have
paid as high us $1.62 for something
extra choice within the last forty-eight
hours. Owing to the growing scarcity
of wheat in this state, the San Fran
cisco market possesses a firmness inde
pendent of the other leading markets.
It is said that there are not more than
250,000 tons of wheat remaining in tho
entire state to supply the export de
mand and home requirements before
another crop is harvested. There has
been a decrease of 74,715 tons within
Blown Out to Sea.
Jacksonville, Fla., Jan. 11. As the
United States revenue cutter Boutwell
was approaching the mouth of St.
John's river late last evening the look
out discovered a cat-rigged boet flying
a signal of distress. One of the Bout
well's boats sent to investigate found a
sailor in tho bottom of the yawl. He
was unconscious and his mouth was on
his naked forearm us though lie had
tried to drink his own blood.
He proved to be Captain Charles
Herman, of Providence, K. I. On No
vember 21, accompanied by Charles
Gladding, he set out in the yawl Coeh
eco for a cruise along the coast of Flor
ida. When they left Charleston on
December 26 they were blown out to
Bea. Their provisions and water wero,
Twenty More Armenian! Lllirrntrfl.
New York, Jan. 11. A Herald dis
patch from Constantinople says:
The last twenty of the S88 Armenian
prisoners in Constantinople wero liber
ated yesterday. There are still in
prison twenty-five prisoners condemned
to deuth, one of whom is Bishop Arab
gari. As to the number of Armenian
pnesis in prison condemned to death,
only two have up to the present time
been mentioned to the patriarchate as
worthy of pardon. Sixty-five Armeni
ans who had sought refuge in Varna
returned yesterday evening and were
delivered without difficulty to the Ar
A Fanner round Drad.
Heppner, Or., Jan. 11. M. D. Lo
gan ,a farmer, living about ten miles
from here, was found dead in a gulch
near the residence of Kobe rt Dexter,
yesterday forenoon. He was last seen
Friday evening, when he left here for
home. Ho was then considerably under
the influence of liquor, and" it is
thought that he had a bottle with him,
and became so intoxicated that ho fell
off his horse and died from exposure.
The remains wero brought in last
night Logan leaves a large family in
poor circumstances. The verdict of
the coroner's jury was that Logan died
from intoxication and exposure.
Seventy-Five Cents for Wheat.
Garfield, Wash., Jan. 11. The last
sale of wheat was effected Saturday at
75 cents a bushel, the top price reached
in the Palouse country this season. A
pool was formed six weeks ago, repre
senting about 20,000 bushels, that
were to be held until wheat reached 75
cents. This cleans up nearly all of
the wheat within twenty miles of Gar
field, and a famine in seed wheat is ex
pected before spring.
The 811ver-Fox BUI.
Washington, Jan. 11. The house
committee on territories today agreed
to report the bill which has passed the
senate authorizing the secretary of tho
interior to use his discretion to lease
certain islands in Alaska for terms of
twenty years, for the purpose of propa
gating tho silver fox. At present, the
lease can be for but ono year, whio!. is
not sufficient for the purpose proposed.
Agalnat a Keductlon,
Mussillon, O., Jan. 11. A conven
tion representing 1,800 independent
coal miners of the Massillon district
decided today that the miners would
not accent the ten cents m.liu-tlr,..
dered by the operators. Tho operators
are firm and a strike is probable. The
United Mine Workers will probably
take similar action tomorrow.
A Wisconsin Dank Failure.
Eau Clairp. Wis.. -Tun n ti..
Commercial bank, of Eau Claire, capi
tal $30,000, closed today. Tho failure
is due to the suspension of the Allem i
nia bank, of St Paul. President Allen
Matt, the depositors will bo paid iu
Senate Canvassed on Inter-1
CAUCUS WILL BE HELD SOON
The Measure Provides That the Pres
ident Shall Appoint Five or Hon
Delegate Coin peusat Ion 1 00,000.
Washington, Jan. 1 1 Senator Chand
ler has practically made a canvass oi'
the senate on tho proposition of an in
ternational conference on silver, and
concludes that there will be no opposi
tion worth the name. Still, the bill
will not be introduced in the senate
until it is aocepted by the Republican
caucus, as the committee was instruct
ed to report to the caucus. The lan
guage of the bill is substantially as fol
lows: "That whenever the president shall,
after March 4, 1897, determine that
the United States should be represented
at any international conference, called
either by the United States or the gov
ernment, of some other country, with a
view of securing internationally a fix
ity of relative value between gold and
silver, by means of a common ratio be
tween those metals, with free mintage
at such ratio, the United States shall
be represented at such conference by
five or more delegates, to be selected
by the president For the compensa
tion of said delegates, together with all
reasonable expenses connected there
with, to be approved by the secretary
of state, including the proportion to be
paid by the United States of the joint
expenses of suoh conference, the sum
of $100,000, or so much thereof as may
be necessary, is hereby appropriated.
It is understood that the Republican
caucus to formally decide upon the bill
will be held next week.
A NEGRO MONSTER.
Cooper, the Outlaw, Adds Four Mur
ders to His Record.
Mayesville, S. C, Jan. 11. Simon
Cooper, the negro outlaw who shot and
killed another negro and wounded sev
eral others at Magnolia a few days ago,
and for whom there is a reward of $100
offered by the governor, added more
murders to his record this morning,
near Magnolia. Cooper entered the
house of Ben Wilson about sunrise, and
demanded the use of Wilson's buggy,
which was refused. The monBter then
picked np an ax and split Wilson's
head open. He attacked Wesley Wil
son, the son, and murdered him in a
like manner. Cooper then murdered
Mrs. WeBley Wilson with the same
weapon, after which he struck down a
negro woo naa approaciieu on hearing
the noise, and left the ax sticking in
the negro's head.
As soon as the news of the shocking
tragedy reached Sumter, the sheriff
organized a posse of men, chartered a
special car and came to Mayesville,
where reinforcements from this town
and the surrounding country awaited.
Word reached the sheriff here that
Cooper had been seen within two miles
of Sumter. The sheriff divided the
volunteers into several posses and sent
them in different directions, but Cooper
was not found.
The Wilsons were white people of
high standing in their community.
Ben Wilson was about 80 years old, his
son 40 and Mrs. Wesley Wilson 85.
Two children have been left orphans.
Up to this hour the murderer has not
been captured, but it is almost impos
sible for him to escape. If captured
his fate will be a most terrible one.
Kmbalmed in Whisky.
Cynthiana, Ky., Jan. 11. Charles
Bramlett, aged 80 years, died January
4. He owned several plantations in
Harrison county, and had been a pros
perous man all his life. At a low esti
mate he was worth $100,000. He was
peculiar in nothing but ideas of his own
burial. He was a great reader, and
perhaps drew his notions of his own
interment from the histories of ancient
About fifteen years ngo he hired a
stonemason to make him a sarcophagus
of blue Kentucky limestone, which is
more durable than tho hardest marble.
At the same time he bought a barrel
of the best old Bourbon the state could
produoe and ordered that at his death
the whisky should be poured upon his
body, after it was placed in the stone
coffin. The sarcophagus was then to
be hermetically sealed and placed in a
grave near his residence.
All his directions have been followed
and he was buried today. It required
a number of strong horses to carry the
body in its heavy receptacle.
Powerful -X" Kay Machine.
Pittsburg, Jan. 11. The powerful
ray machine constructed by Pro
fessor R. A. Fessenden, of the Western
university, was exhibited tonight be
lore the Academy of sciences and art
at Carnegie hall. Professor James
Keeler. ofthe Allegheny observatory,
in telling of the wonderful tests to
Which th moi.;KA i i . .
it had already thrown a rav of light
j through four inches of solid" iron, and
he thinks later it will be developed so
, will pierce six or eight inches, and
, ntirnated strongly that it may be util
I ized in the inspection of armor-plate.
WORSE THAN REPORTED.
A Cuban's story of Fondeveila' Ter
rible Atrocities In Uuanabaooa.
New York, Jan. 11. Antonio
Aguierro, a member of the Havana pro
duce exchange, arrived here on the
steamer Orizaba, from Havana. He
was a resident of Guanabacoa, whore, ac
cording to recent reports from Havana,
atrocities were commiteed by the Span
ish troops under Colonel Fondeveila.
Senor Aguierro when seen last night
"The reports which reach the
United States of the state of affairs in
Guanabacoa are far from telling the
whole truth. Colonel Fondeveila has
instituted a reign of terror at the place.
His name is well known to the Ameri
can press as that of the most blood
thirsty officer of General Weylei 's com
mand. He is a favorite of the captain
general and has been appointed military
commander of Guanabacoa, just across
the bay from Havnaa.
"Fully 500 families have left the
town and moved into Havana since his
taking charge. People are taken from
their homes and killed with machetes
in the outskirts of the town. The
world is then made to believe that such
people were leaving their homes to join
the rebles, who swarm in the neigh
borhood. 1 know of thirty-nine persons
who have thus been done away with.
"Even honest Spaniards are shocked
at Fondeveila's acts. One of the honest
Spaniards warned me that my name
was on the list with more than 200
more kept by Fondeveila as men
marked by him for secret execution as
rebel sympathizers. Being a thorough
ly neutral man and having good friends
among the Cubans and Spaniards alike,
I managed to obtain my passport for
the United StateB. I owe my escape
from Fondeveila's clutches to my Span
ish friends, toward whom I feel the
THE FUNDING BILL.
Debate Opened by Representative Pow
ersFeatures of the Measure.
Washington, Jan. 11. The Paeifio
railroads funding bill, which is con
sidered the most important piece of
legislation which will come before con
gress at this session, came np today in
the house, under a special order, which
allows two days for general debate and
one day for amendments and debate
under the five-minute rule, wih pro
vision for a final vote within four
days. There was a great deal of in
terest in the measure, and the members
jave all the speakers close attention. A
huge map of the roads, with their feed
ers, was hung on a frame erected in
the area in front of the speaker's ros
trum, and served to illustrate many of
the points made. There were only four
speakers today Powers of Vermont
the chairman of the Paeifio railroads
commission, who opened with an ex
haustive two hours' argument in sup
port of the bill; Hubbard of Missouri,
the minority member of the committee,
who has charge of the opposition, and
Grow and Bell, who Bpoke respectively
for and against the measure.
The Senate's Action.
Washington, Jan. 1 1. The Repub
lican and Democratio Bteering com
mittees today decided to make the Pa
cific railroads funding bill the order of
business in the senate after the free
homestead bill. The Republican com
mittee, with Senator Allison, its chair
man, present, was in session for an
hour, when Senators Gorman and Cock
rell were called in as representatives of
the Democratio committee. There was
no opposition in either committee to the
proposition to give the bill considera
tion, and to place the time for hearing
at as early a date as praotioablo. The
agreemet was made only conditional
upon the passage of the bill through
the house. If it fails there, it will not
be considered in the senate. No at
tempt will be made to provide for the
consideration of any other bill.
The Mora Claims.
Washington, Jan. 11. The senate,
in executive session, has adopted a reso
lution instructing the committee on
foreign relations to investigate the pay
ment of the Moar claims. The reso
lution was introduced by Senator
Chandler, and instructs the committee
to ascertain, among other things,
whether the settlement, providing for
the payment of $1,600,000 on account
of the claim, was a fair one. It also
directs the committee to ascertain
whether the payment of the claim in
volves any issuance from this govern
ment as to the attitude this country
would maintain in the Cuban insurrec
Airship Invented In Pittsburg.
Pittsburg, Jan. 11. Charles D. De
forest, a Pittsburg inventor, who has
been interested in the stories about the
alleged California airship, says he has
a flying machine that will fly. Yester
day he exihibted a model which flew
aoross a field. He believed the airship
should be built on the principle of a
bird's flight, and his model looks like
a large hawk or eagle. He was careful
to arrange it so that the body of the
bird would hold sufficient gas to make
the machine buoyant enough to elevate
and sustain itself in the air. After
filling the model with gas he attached
a rope to it As soon as he released
the model it started skyward nntil the
end of the rope was reached. Deforest
has made a number of publio tests of
his model and all were successful.
PnrJflrt Pioc i.. .
- oi me Past.
Increased Supply of Lombet
Dlllty to Keen
the Kocks on
Wh, It -p
"lo""' The P,,.i....
gencer says: The Cental t??'
Company, of California, the rZT
Delicious trust v,.-. . ' "
cifio coast, is tl,;... ""uu"ier.
such combine was ever beforT! !
for the control of a marketing
oi me worm, and inubilitv t ,
its organization is wjfj
ers predicted at the time of LCl
tion. The conditions of its Z,
were the stiffesteverpromfe
i ii '"."""Bage, bill of saU
u" ine nwMti,...
oi the mills and the members of I
It had a hard row tn ). ..
start, but its plan was the best 2
gotten up on the Pacific coast, i Z
much as it controlled every cargo m
on the coast except three, and at on.
. mo um was rosy indeed. Boi
like any business proposition, sup
and demand, keeness of compeUtioi
man's cupidity, and necessities, mi
natural opposition had to be considered
and the rocks upon which the Centra
Lumber Company broke were sharp.
In the first place, the projectors con
fidently believed that the denandin'
1896 would exceed that of 1895.
That being the belief, they were cot.
fident that price-cuttinsr wonM
possible. But the demand did not
come up to expectations, the proportion
of supply and demand being 4 to 1, ia
stead of 3 to 1, as compared with eight
een months ago. The anticipation oi
enhanced values prior to the formation
of the company, furthermore caused
the piling np of great stocks of lumber
in San Francisco, and other Californi
distributing points, at lower prices, to
that when the new list became open
tive the inevitable resulted.
No one purchased lumber from the
mills, but everyone scrambled for the
small trade in sight in the endeavor to
get rid of the stock in the yards. Then
came a clash between the retailers and
the members of the Central Lumber
Company came out second-best To
day lumber is selling at barely cost in
However, during this period tho
millmen in Washington, Oregon ind
British Columbia were simply specta
tors. They could not understand why
orders were not coming in, and why
their dividends were so small. At the
same time, one mill in British Colum
bia, four in Washington and four in
Oregon, not members of the company,
had started into the cargo trade, and
were cutting the price from fifty cents
to $2 per 1,000, and were running over
time, while the Central Lumber Com
pany's mills were idle or running only
part of the time. This caused hard
feelings toward the company, especially
among the smaller millmen, who were
compelled to operate their plants in or
der to meet obligations. On top of
this came accusations that the larger
firms were securing all the trade for
themselves. Finally one mill broke it
agreement with tho company, and
others followed suit in short order. (
New York. Jan. 6. "When I die I
am going to have one of the finest
mausoleums in the country, and will
make those now in Woodland cemetery
look cheap in comparison," was there-
mark the friends of the late John Diei
son used to hear from him frequently.
The idosyncrasies of the famous the
atrical manager and financier were s
numerous that this announcement never
occasioned anv snecial comment
His project now seems in a fair war
to be carried out, and that very soon,
as the plans for the mausoleum are now
being considered by the executors of
the Stetson estate. It is to bo of
granite, and will have ponderous bronse
doors. On the panels of these door
will be scenes from the play iron
which he made a large part of his for
tune, and in which his wife captivated
the publio heart, and showed she M
a charming actress as well as one ol
the most daring bareback riders that
ever entered a circus ring.
All tUa affooHvo RCPHeS fTOBl
"The Crust of Sooiety," in which the; J
late Mrs. Stetson, as Mrs. ian"
Chapel, took the role of the leading
lady, will be faithfully represented.
But the most curious thing o!u
will be a huge bronze horse sitting
iu haunches over the entrance to the
tomb. It will be a reproduction
Mrs. Kate Stokes Stetson's favonw
Tacoma Shingle SIM Burned.
Tacoma, Jan. 6. The big shingle
mill of the Puget Sound Shingle Com
pany, at Old Tacoma, burned laW"
night, causing loss of over flO.W,
whioh is partly covered by insurance.
The mill has been under repairs wr
several days, preparatory to its ope
tion by the new lessee. It had s UW
capacity of 200,000 shingles. In
diarism is believed to have been tn
cause, thongh no motive is known.