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About Lincoln County leader. (Toledo, Lincoln County, Or.) 1893-1987 | View Entire Issue (Jan. 14, 1897)
Resume of Events in the
DENCE OF STEADY GROWTH
f ..h.r.rf In All the Town of
I Our Nelfbborlnr State - Improve.
it Noted io A 11 Inluetrle-Ore-on.
The Tigartlvillo flouring mill, in
Washington county, is running full
.imp and is not able to fill all orders.
i professor R. D. Williams, who was
LmwI by Ed Meador, one of his pu-
j ,t Prairie City, in Grant county,
jtus ninoe died.
I One firm in Coquille City shipped,
finring Deoember last, 900 dozen of
Up. The poultry shipments, too,
werf quite large.
)The schooner Free Trade was struck
bT heavy sea while crossing the Tilla
Jnook bar lately. The man at the
I . , : 1 unr iKo Htainnff.
1 Work on the Eanrton woolen mills
fvirehouse has been stopped for the
'present owing to claims on the wharf
s between the river channel and the
nUce selected for the building.
The logging camp of Nixon Bros.,
nw Peoria, in Linn county, burned
lut week and all of the property in it.
The Nixon Bros, were getting out logs
(or the 0. R. & N. wharf in Corvallis.
The mail-carrier, while crossing
Warm Springs reservation with a buck
board and fonr horses, mired down and
hid to get out with the mail for Prine
tilleou a pack animal on a recent trip.
E Clay, of Alrington, who has
7,000 sheep that are being fed in Min
nesota for the Chicago market, says
that there are 80,000 head of sheep
near his place that are being fattened
Cat worms are doing considerable
damage to fall grain in the vicinity of
Oak Grove, in Wasco county. The cold
upell in November did some damage to
grain In that part of the county, but
the injury was not great.
The Uamtilla county assessor has just
completed the military roll, whioh has
been turned over to the county clerk.
The roll contains about 1,800 names,
and is compiled alphabetically, so that
it is a simple matter to ascertain whose
umes are upon it whose are not
The people of Arlington had an ex
tra dish of entertainment served Christ
mas night in the way of an Indian
Juice, given by about thirty of the Co
huniba Indians. The Indians hired
the hall and charged an admission.
Nearly every one went to see them and
hear the music they furnished on such
occasions. Like many other ballroom
celebrities, they were painted in the
The Indians had a big time at Thorn
Hollow, in Umatilla county, on Christ
mas day. There took part in the fes
tirities 100 Umatilla Indians, five Po
lios and four Nez Pcrces. One of
toe Hex Perce Indians was found with
bottle of whiskv in his
This was promptly taken from him by
uk maian ponce, who poured out the
wntents. Two other Indians got some
hat hilarious and were put in irons.
The population of fib
10,473, an increase of 1,400 in two
The Electrio Liirht & Pmroi. dnm.
Panj is planting maple trees and other-
" ""proving tne Tumwuter park,
Judge Hume, in Seattle, has fixed
MrehJ8, 1897, as the date upon which
"llllam CfiriW nnntriA 1
'H be hanged.
H is thought that a new use has been
lonnd fnr iha ui....i. i i
h lv, V ueuuiisano. oi urray'B
MfBor, that it will prove valuable for
1 iron that is in it.
J Kittitas oounty all approved bills
. - -uaij lt i0ao nave Deen paia.
" last payment before this cleaned
18K rrants 18Sned Prior to April,
't is said iVinf v.
Rented to the coming state legisla
" to re-enact the beet-sugar bounty
' 1893, which has now be-
v '""lwrauve by limitation.
TllS Snnkano T 1 ill
i;. . .-,! m leaugewm con
"We in its . .
. 1 1 oi trying to close tne
that cit Sn"day, and has
"orney to assist in prose
arl8 ses that are expeoted to
tlrl.Dhl"n' one of the oldest set-
died W 'g ,arl)or.' in Pierce county,
n weeK at the age of 93 years.
BarivT j man to settle at Gig
or, md iived there durinir the lat-
"'fears of his life.
JMW898' the ReT- Jnn Da
Ike U f"16' married 153 couples,
tod A. , ,8room was 68 years of age,
oldest bride 54. Theyoungfst
duL e year was 30 years old,
" youngest bride 15.
nth! U moTement afoot in the
ide tl? f Steven county to di
Wt!nty n line running east
rill, IZ' 7nt haU wy between Col
,0Ofli.v v.ewelah- There are about
? Wiabitanu in the county.
SEVEN NUNS PERISHED.
Io Their 1 ,. , IIurnlng of
Ottawa, Jan. 8.-Tl,e convent of the
UrBulme nuns at PmK.,i .. t , .;
John, about 120 miles north of Quebec
was destroyed by lire, whirl, broke oat
at 6 o'clock this morning, and seven
Sisters are known to have perished in
wmle auout nfty inmatee
had very narrow escape. Were it not
that most of the students of the con
vent had gone home for the holidavs,
the loss of life might have been
greater. The students were to have re
turned tomorrow. Ordinarily there are
about thirty inmates in the institution,
and about fifty pupils.
The village has no water works, and
the work of saving the contents was
therefore made difficult, while the
flames had made such heavy headway
that their extinguishment was an im
possibility. Many of the nuns and
pupils slept in a dormitory on the
fourth floor. There is a fireproof tower
near this, but the rapidity with which
the flames spread prevented the nuns
from reaching it. They were smoth
ered by the smoke.
Several nuns were badly burned in
trying to extinguish the fire. The
convent and the school are nothing but
a mass of ruins. Just how the tire
started is not known certainly, but this
being the Feast of Epiphany, it is sup
posed that a lighted candle near the
oradle of the infant Jesus ignited the
draperies and floral ornamentations.
The faot that all parts of the convent
were uncompleted caused the fire to
spread more rapidly. The convent was
a stone building, five stories high, and
of 120 feet frontage, and waH built
eight years ago. The Ursuline nuns
of Quebec, by whom it was first con
trolled, are the oldest order in Canada,
and it was in a cavity made by the
bursting of a shell within their convent
at Quebeo that General Montcalm was
buried after his death upon the Plains
THE LOUD POSTAL BILL.
PMMd th Bonn After Two Iayt ol
Washington, Jan. 8. The Loud bill
to amend the law relating to second
class mail matter was panned by the
house today, after two days' of debate,
by a vote of 144 to 105. The opposi
tion to the bill made a strong fight
against it. The most important provi
sion of the bill denies to serial publi
cations admission to the mails at one
cent per pound rates. The provision
is as follows:
"Tlnrt nothing herein contained
shall be so construed as to admit to the
second-class rate publications purport
ing to be issued periodically and to
subscribers, but which are merely
books or reprints of books, whether they
be issued complete or in parts; whether
they be bound or unbound; whether
they be sold by subscription or other
wise, or whether they purport to be
premiums or supplements or parts of
regular newspapers or periodicals."
! The bill also denies to newspapei s
the "sample-copy" privilege, and the
! privilege enjoyed by news dealers of
returning unsold publications at the
The only other important change in
the present law provides that publish
ers whose publications are admitted as
second-class matter shall be required,
before depositing such mail matter in
the postofiice, to separate the same into
United States mail sacks or bundles by
states, cities, towns or counties, as the
postmaster-general shall direct.
1 Cul In the 8enle
Washington, Jan. 8. The speech of
1 Call on Cuba in the senate today served
I as the medium for milking public a
I letter, giving a graphic description of
' the Cabanas fortress at Havana and
I the BurroundiiiKS of the American citi
zens imprisoned there. The circum
stances surrounding the letter attracted
marked interest to it, as Call said it
came from a public man of high stand
ing in the United States, who would
shortly occupy a place in tho legisla
tive branch of the government. The
letter dealt with the immediate pres
ent, and described a visit made by the
writer and General Lee to Cabanas
fortress only seven days ago. It told
of the pitiful condition of the prison
ers, some of them Americans, includ
ing Julio Sanguilly, and a yonnif man
who was the companion of Charles
Govin, the American newspaper corre
spondent, killed in Cuba. The recital
of these prisoners was given in full.
During the day the senate passed
house bills amending the laws relating
to timber culture and authorizing bre
vets to acting or retired officers of the
army or navy. The joint resolution
requesting the British government o
pardon Mrs. Maybrick was indefinitely
Postponed. The bill exempting set
tlers on publio lands from paying the
original government price fixed on the
. , t.j T3n,i:.rou mid car-
lands was aeoaieu. i ,,
ter spoke in its favor, out a
was not reaciiea.
in., r.i.lit Cred Her.
Oakland, Cal., Jan. l-bh fright
deprived Jennie Jnrgensen of hw - rea
son and she was brought here for treat
ment. Miss Jnrgensen was scared by
Some friends the other day in the , carry
ing out of a joke, and it so rf"
SLd that it gave way 'ert
terday, and her condit.on is Mid to b
AGAIN IN HARNESS.
rhe Reanembllnr or t'onKra. After the
Washington-The senate reasseni
bled today after the holiday recess and
passed the house bill abolishing the
death penalty in a large number (f
cases. The measure is in the line of
the recent state laws abolishing capital
punishment, and applies the same prin
ciple to federal offenses, although the
change is not extended to a total al oli
tion of the death penalty. The present
laws, which have come down from
colonial times, have a sanguinary as
pect, and prescribe death for offenses
of various characters. The bill passed
today reduces the offenses to five, viz:
Treason, rape, murder, and two
offenses applicable to the army and
navy. In all other offenses hard" labor
for life is substituted as the maximum
punishment, and even in cases of mur
der and rape, hard labor may be sub
stituted if the jury states in its verdict
'without capital punishment." As
the bill has passed the house after a
long crusade by Representative Curtis
of New York, and is amended but
slightly by the senate, it is likely to go
to the president when the minor dis-
I'Sre-mems arc arranged in cvufci euue.
During the day Mr. Call introduced
resolutions calling for information as
to the condemnation of Julio Sanguilly
at Havana to life imprisonment, and
also directing the secretary of state to
demand Sanguilly's immediate release.
Mr. Peffer delivered a speech in sup
port of his resolution for a national
The Load Kill In the House.
Washington The house entered
npon its work immediately after reas
sembling, by taking up the Loud bill,
to amend the laws relating to second
class mail matter. The whole day was
devoted to general deabte on the meas
ure, under a special order, which will
bring the bill to a vote tomorrow at 4
oVlock. Mr. Loud, the author of the
bill, is its champion on the floor, and
Mr. Quigg has charge of the opposition.
Those who took part in the debate to
day were Messrs. Kyle, Burton, Brow
nell and Ogdcn, in favor of the bill,
and Messrs. Quigg, Johnson and Cum
mings against it
They See Iti Importance.
The Merchant's association of San
Franoisco, recently forwarded to Cali
fornia's senator and congressmen at
Washington, resolutions asking them
to lend their efforts to advance the work
of the Nicaragua canal. Replies were
received from Senators Perkins and
White and Congressman McGuire,
Lound and McLachlan. All of them
acknowledged the importance to Cali
fornia of the completion of the great
canal, and all assured the association
that nothing would be left undone to
bring it about, and thereby establish
the advantageous route.
Bherman Will Not Vlilt Cube.
There is no truth in the report that
Senator Sherman, chairman of the for
eign relations committee, intends to
MAN OF MANY CRIMES.
Partial Catalogue of Which la Prepared
Frum Many Oltle.
Chicago, Jan. 7. "Count" Guigle
mo J. de Guster, alias Dr. .Tuster, alias
Dr. F. S. Khodes, said to be a Rou
manian of excellent family, and who
professes to be studying dentistry in
America, has been arrested in this city.
He is said to be wanted for several
offenses in Buffalo, N. Y., New York
city, Brooklyn, Boston, Leadville and
Wife abandonment, embezzlement,
forgery, swindling, bigamy and obtain
ing money under false pretenses are
some of the charges for which he is
wanted in various parts of the country,
and it is believed he has obtained in
all about $100,000 by his alleged ille
gal methods since he came to America,
three years ago.
He is a young man, dressed in the
height of fashion and stopped at the
best hotels in the American cities he
has vistied. In Brooklyn he married
the daughter of a prominent jeweler
ami deserted her August 21 last and
went West. At Leadville he is
charged with swindling a citizen out
of a house and lot. He is also charged
with forgery. Going from there to
Denver he continued his fraudulent
methods. Soon after his departure for
this city Chief of Police Itussell, of
Denver, learned of the former swindles
he had perpetrated, and sent his descrip
tion to the police of this city. Here,
while in dire distress, after having
been ejected from two big hotels for
non-payment of bills, he met Belle
Cutts, 'who, the police say, is an ad
venturess, and a marriage with her
soon followed. He will be turned
over to the Brooklyn authorities as
soon as an officer arrives, and will be
prosecuted there, it is said, on the
charge of wife abandonment.
The New Inquisition Denounced.
Paris, Jan. 7. There was a meeting
in the Salle de Kivoli tonight to pro
test against the torturing of anarchists
in the prison in Barcelona, Spain. Af
ter the meeting, 500 persons marched
to the Spanish embassy in the Boule
vard de Conrccll, Binging the "Carma
gnolo" and "Ira" and shouting "Con
spuoz Canovas. " The police dispersed
the mob and arrested several of the
WEEKLY MARKET LETTER
Downing, llopklni A Companr'e Kevlew :
The wheat market has every indica
tion of an upward tendency. It hard
ened steadily last week in the face of
bank failures, ami was only affected by !
them temporarily. A (jixxl percentage
of the traders were afraid to go into
the market, owing to the unsettled con- i
ilition of finances in Chicago last week.
Local influences, however, are only of
a transient character, the market be-
ing governed more by foreign advices,
and also by the great strength of the
domestic situation, w hich overshadows
almost everything in the way of local
bearish factorc. Had the market been
a local one prices would have gone low
er, but the timely buying of foreigners
offset the bearish influences, and made
sentiment bullish, overriding every
thing bearish. Eulgish traders who
were sharp enough to foresee their
wants early in the fall, and took ad
vantage of it by buying them from
three to four months in advance, al
most before the American speculators
were aware of it, have come in the
market within a week and taken mil
lions of bushels of both cash and fu
tures for shipment during tne next lour
months, while local traders were as a
rule afraid to take the buying side. It
is claimed by operators in a position to
know that there is a larger short inter
est than at any time within Bixty days.
The Northwest is short against its cash
holdings there. Foreigners have ab
sorbed the Burplus wheat that is afloat
in the pit. It ia difficult to buy any
large lines without sending prices up
rapidly, if any of the recognized lead
ers are credited with being at the back
of the orders. This leaves the market
in a stronger position than ever, and
those who watch the pit operations
closely are confident that prices will
advance to 90o within the near future.
The visible stocks are 14,000,000 bush
els less than last year.
Foreigners are expected to lead the
buying again next week.
Portland, Or., Jan. 8, 1897.
Flour Portland, Salem, Caecadia
and Dayton, 4.50; Benton county and
White Lily, 4.60; graham, 3.75; su
perfine, I3-50 per barrel.
Wheat Walla Walla, 8485o; Val
ley, 8687o per bushel.
Oats Choice white, 4042o per
bushel; choice gray, 88 40o.
Hay Timothy, $13.00 per ton;
clover, t8.009.00; oat, 8.0010;
wheat, 8.00 10 per ton.
Barley Feed barley, $18.00 per ton;
Millstuffs Bran, $15.00; shorts,
$16.50; middlings, $23.
Butter Creamery, 8540o; Tilla
mook, 40c; dairy, 2280c
Potatoes Oregon Burbanks,6070c;
Early Rose, 8090o per sack; Cali
fornia river Burbanks, 65o per cental;
Bweets, $1.002.00 per cental for Mer
ced; Jersey Red, $2.50.
Onions 85o per sack.
Poultry Chickens, mixed, $2.00
8.00; geese, $0.00; turkeys, live, 10c;
ducks, $34.50 per dozen.
Eggs Oregon, 23 per dozen.
Cheese Oregon, 11c; Young Ameri
ca, 12c per pound.
Wool Valley, 10c per pound; East
ern Oregon, B8c.
Hops 9 10c per pound.
Beef Gross, top steers, $2.25(32.75;
cows, $2.002.25; dressed beef, 4
6)o per pound.
Mutton Gross, best sheep, wethers
and ewes, $2.502.75; dressed mut
ton, 45o per pound.
Veal Net, small, 6c; large, 4o per
Hogs Gross, choice, heavy, $3.25
3.50; light and feeders, $2. 50 3. 00;
dressed, $3. 50 4. 25 per cwt.
Seattle, Wash., Jan. 8, 1897.
Flour (Jobbing) Patent excellent,
$5.25; Novelty A, $4.75; California
brands, $5.60; Dakota, $5.50; patent,
Wheat Chicken feed, $27 per ton.
Oats Choice, $24(225 per ton.
Barley Rolled or ground, $22 per
Corn Whole, $22 per ton; cracked,
$23; feed meal, $23.
Millstuffs Bran, $16.00 per ton;
Feed Chopped feed, $19.00 per ton;
middlings, $24; oilcake meal, $28.
Hay Puget sound, per ton, $9.00
10.00; Eastern Washington, $13.
Butter Fancy native creamery,
brick, 24c; select, 23c; tubs, 22o;
Cheese NativeWashingtOn, 10 12c.
Vegetables Potatoes, per ton, $15
18; parsnips, per sack, 75o; beets, per
sack, 76c; turnips, per sack, 60c; ruta
bagas, per sack, 76c; carrots, per sack,
8545o; cabbage, per 100 lbs, $1.25;
onions, per 100 lbs, 90c$l.
Sweet potatoes Per 100 lbs, $1.75.
Poultry Chickens, live, per pound,
hens, 7 8c; dressed, 9llo; ducks,
$2.008.50; dressed turkeys, 1315o.
Eggs Fresh ranch, 24c; Eastern,
22 28o per dozen.
Fresh Meats Choice dressed beef,
steers, 6)o; cows, 5c; mutton, sheep,
6 per pound; lamb, 5c;Jpork, 6o per
pound; veal, small, 6o.
Fresh Fish Halibut, 66; salmon,
6 6; salmon trout, 7 10; flounders
and soles, 84o.
Provisions Hams, large, 12o; hams,
small, 120; breakfast bacon, lOo;
dry salt sides, 6o per pound.
JACKETS OR NO JACKETS
Thia la Not a Funhion Article, but Is
lntcrentinir to Womankind.
It Is rarely In this country that pota
toes are bulled before they are peeled,
or, lu the old-fashioned way of express
lug It, lu their "Jackets," and yet In
Ireland the very headquarters of thia
vegetable, such a thing Is scarcely
known as pre-peellng them. Those who
have uever tried them In this way are
advised to do so some day, when tbey
can make sure they are Drought to the
table the moment tbey are done, and
not allowed to stand any length of time
before- they are eaten. Select those of
equal size, allow them, after washing
and scrubbing thoroughly, to stand
covered with cold water for half an
hour, then throw Into plenty of boiling
water, and after (Killing twenty min
utes prick to the heart with a two
pronged fork; if not soft, cook a little
longer, drain, sprinkle with salt, return
to the range, and when the saucepan is
hot, toss them, to allow the salt to
shake eveuly through and to dry well,
place In a warm napkin on a red-hot
plate and serve with good, sweet but
ter. The flavor of the snowy, fleecy
morsebi. taken from the Jackets and
bulleted ub lue' uiv trali-ll. Will be
found to be much better than if peeled
before boiling; linked, epicures declare
they can detect the difference at once,
and as the most nutritious part of a po
tato U next to the skin none of this is
Potatoes In their Jackets make a suit
able adjunct to oysters baked and
served In the shell. Wash and scrub
the oysters, put them lu a large baking
pan In a hot oven, and In Ave mlnutea
or lews they will begin to open and must
be sent to the table at once, six apiece
on hot plates. It is well to have a
small red dolley at each plate with
which to grasp the oyster while open
ing. Grilled sardines are also particu
larly good with these same potatoes;
they are very savory, yet easily pre
pared. Grilling Is merely another name
for broiling, and unless one possesses a
perforated broiler, not expensive, how
ever, shaped like a waffle Iron, which"
conies on purpose to rook articles that
would slip through the ordinary grid-.
Iron or broiler, they may be cooked
easily, quickly and satisfactorily by
proceeding as follows: Make the frying
pan or chafing dish sizzling hot, d op
lu a teaspoonful of sweet butter, or use
the oil In which the sardines are pack
ed as preferred. The pan must be kept
very hot, when the fish will brown al
most Instantly on one side, then turn
ed, browned on the other, and they are
ready to be served on toasted crackers
or squares of toast softened with boulll
lon. The butcher will supply marrow
boues on purpose for grilling, and they,
too, tit in excellently with potatoes In
their jackets, as would scallops, done
to a golden brown In boiling olive oil,
fried shrimps, roasted crabs and the
People who have an open grate with
a glowing Are of hard coal, possess the
means, with the addition of a chafing
dish, that make possible tho most sav
ory suppers Imaginable, and may de
light their friends by novel Invitations
to sup, with the words "potatoes In
their Jackets" added, Instead of "danc
ing," "cards," or what not.
No Idea of Music.
Colonel Burr, of Virginia, was a
mighty fox-hunter, and loved the sport
beyond words. He owned a fine puck
of hounds, and, during the season,
thought of nothing but his hunters, his
dogs, and the weather. He was once
entertaining an army friend from Tex
as, whose Ideas of hunting any animal
Involved the use of fire-arms, and who
had never seen a fox-hound. lie bad
been with difficulty persuaded to go
forth one morning with the colonel and
some friends to u meet, and they were
waiting Impatiently for the hounds to
take the scent. Presently there hurst
upon their listening ears the din of thir
ty canine voices lu full cry. The col
onel's eyes gleamed, and, us he settled
bis feet In the stirrups and stretched
his arm toward the yelping pack, be
cried: "Major, listen to that heavenly
music!" The major pricked up his
ears for a second or two, and then re
piled: "I can't hear a thing. Those
dogs are making such a noise." The
colonel put his spur savagely Into hla
horse's side and dashed nwny, lea v.
tag his guest to his own devices.
For Advertising Purpose.
Experiments have lately been made
In Switzerland with a view to putting
the beautiful lakes of that country to
some practical account.
Hitherto these waters have been ad
mired merely Ixfause of their natural
beauty, but now some enterprising
business men have devised a scheme
by which they may be made useful for
The plan Is to paint tho words of
the advertisement In big white letters
on a black background.
When sunk and securely held at the
bottom of the lake, the advertisement
is perfectly legible, the reflection of the
light on passing through the water
bringing the words nenr the surface.
It Is announced that hitherto the ex
periments that have been made have
been very successful.
Rain falls In the Andes about once ia