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Lincoln County Leader
J. K. HTKWAKT. Publiolior.
THE NEWS Of THE WEEK
Comtrehnslv Review of the Import
ant Happenings of the Past Week
Called From the Telegraph Columns,
A passegner train on the Burlington
Jumped a trestle near Omaha, and five
people 'were injured, one fatally.
.William Dobbe, of Union, Or., has
received the Maul prize for raining the
largest table beet for 1896. 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 Peta
luma, Cal. , shot a pigeon on a tree,
and the bird dropped with a broken
wing. A menage tied to the bird's
wing proved thut it came from Walla
Walla, Wash., four days previous.
The note was addressed to a San Fran
Important pupum uiowiiig the
amount due the Pacific roads sinking
fund, on account of subsidies paid the
Pacifio Mail Steamship Company, have
apparently been lost. 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
Balmon 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 gays that President
elect MoKinley will select Colonel John
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 feel that there is greater
security under British institutions for
life, property and liberty. Canadians
are 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-promior was received with great ap
plause. In answer to Senator Mitchell's reso
lution on the Yaqnina 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
tho Yamhill locks are in the condition
of the Yaqnina project Evidently
thcro has been delay in the matter,
which may be continued for somo time.
Tho Pacifio cable conference will
meet within a fortnight in London to
sign the report already agreed upon. It
is semi-ofticially 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
pense to be borne by Great Britain
and the colonies concerned, but the del
egates have agreed finally to recommend
that less bo paid by Great Britain and
more by the colonies than originally
considered necessary. The sum asked
from Great Britain is understood to bo
considered financially feasible by Secre
A band of masked regulators went
to the house of C. W. Ueddick, 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 tho house and gave
him a terrible beating with horsewhips
and switches. His condition is critical.
The alleged offense of Ueddick was im
proper attentions to a married woman
of tho neighborhood.
It is stated that C. P. nnntington
lias a corps of engineers in the field
making a preliminary survey for a rail
road from Port Alvarado, south of Vera
Cruz, to tho port of Salina Cru on
the Pacifio, and that, if he can secure
advantageous routes, ho will ask tho
government for a concession for tho
pnrpoBO of operating the line in con
nection with Pacifio Mail steamers, do
ing away with tho Panama routo.
Hold Chicago nnld-t'p.
Chicago, Jan. 11. Two armed rob
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 deposited 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
weapons. 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 haB become scarce, and is
daily advancing. Shippers would will
ingly pay $1.00 per cental for good No.
1 shipping wheat today, and it is
known among a few that they have
paid as high uh $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
eiv mnrfcet possesses a uuiuu-Mt inde
pendent of the other leading markets.
It is said that there are not more than
250,000 tons of wheat remaining in the
entire state to supply the export de
mand and home requirements before
another crop is harvested. There has
1 i . . ...
oeen a uecrease or 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 tho look
out discovered a cat-rigged boat 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 as though he had
tried to drink his own blood.
He proved to be Captain Charles
Herman, of Providence, H. I. On No
vember 21, accompanied by Charles
Gladding, he set out in the yawl Coch
eco for a cruise along the coast of Flor
ida. When they left Charleston on
December 26 they were blown out to
sea. Their provisions and water were
Twenty More Armenian! Liberated.
New York, Jan. 11. A Herald (lis
patch from Constantinople says:
The last twenty of the S88 Armenian
prisoners in Constantinople were liber
ated yesterday. There are still in
prison twenty-five prisoners condemned
to death, one of whom is Bishop Arab
gari. As to the number of Armenian
priests 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 Farmer Pound Dead.
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 Robert Dexter,
yesterday forenoon. He was last seen
Friday evening, when he left here for
home. He was then considerably under
the influence of liquor, and it is
thought that he had a bottle with him,
and became so intoxicated that he 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 Cent. 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 lie 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 Silver-Fox Mill.
Washington, Jan. 11. The houso
committee on territories today agreed
to report the bill which has passed the
senate authorizing the secretary of the
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 one year, whio'.. is
not sufficient for tho purpose proposed.
Against a lteductlon.
Massillon, O., Jan. 11. A conven
tion representing 1,800 independent
coal miners of the Massillon district
decided today that the miners would
not accept the ten cents reduction or
dered by the operators. The operators
are firm and a strike is probable. The
United Mine Workers will probably
take similar action tomorrow.
A WUeonnln Hank Failure.
Eau Claire, Wis., Jan. 11 The
Commercial bank, of Eau Claire, cam
tal ;10,000, closed today. The failure
is due to the suspension of the Alloma
nia bank, of St. Paul. President Allen i
stat the depositors will bo paid in '
Senate Canvassed on Inter
CAUCUS WILL BE HELD SOON
The Measure Fmvldee That the Pres
ident Snail Appoint Five or Mar
Delegate Coin pemat Ion 9100,000.
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 accepted 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 oi 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 npon the bill
will be held next week.
A NEGRO MONSTER.
Cooper, the Outlaw, Adds Four Mur
der to Hie Keoord.
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,
whioh was refused. The monster then
picked up 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. Wesley Wilson with the same
weapon, after which he struck down a
negro who had approached 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 hore 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 lias not
been captured, but it is almost impos
sible for him to escape. If captured
his fate will be a moBt terrible one.
Kinbalmed In Whisky.
Cynthiana, Ky., Jan. 11. Charles
Bramlett, aged 80 years, died Jannary
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
peouliar 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 ago he hired a
stonemason to make him a sarcophagus
of blue Kentucky limestone, which is
more durable than the hardest marble
Al Vame, ,time he knBnt 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
coffln. 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
anumber of strong horses to carry the
body in its heavy receptacle.
Powerful ..X" Kay Machine.
x.'t!fJ,r8, ,Jiin- n The
a ray machine constructed by Pro
fessor R. A. Fessenden, of the Western
university, was exhibited tonight be
fore the Academy of sciences and arts,
at Carnegie hall. Professor James
Keeler ofthe Allegheny observatory,
in telling 0f the wonderful testa to
hKh the machine has been put, said
had already thrown a ray of gut
through .four inches of solid iron, and
be thinks later it will be developed so
t will pierce 81X0r eight inches, and
nt mated strongly that it may be mil
wed in the inspection of armor-pla.
WORSE THAN REPORTED.
A Cuban' Story of Fondevella'i Ter
rible Atrocities In Uuttnabacoa.
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, where, ac
cording to recent reports from Havana,
atrocities were commiteed by the Span
ish troops under Colonel Fondeveila.
Senor Aguierro when Been 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. I know of luii ly-niiie 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 States. 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
ersFeature or the Measure.
Washington, Jan. 11. The Pacifio
railroads funding bill, which is con
Bidered the moBt important piece of
legislation which will come before con
gress at this session, came up today in
the house, under a special order, whioh
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
Save all the speakers close attention. A
huge map of the roads, with their feed
ers, was hung on a frame erected in
Ihe area in front of the speaker's ros
trum, and served to illustrate many of
the points made. There were only four
ipeakers today Powers of Vermont
the chairman of the Pacifio 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 spoke respectively
for and against the measure.
The Senate's Action.
Washington, Jan. 11. The Repub
lican and Democratio steering com
mittees today decided to make the Pa
cifio railroadB funding bill the order of
business in the senate after the free
homeBtead 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 practicable. The
agreemet was made only conditional
upon the passage of the bill through
the house. If it fails there, it will not
oe 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 $1,500,000 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 insurreo.
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 hag
a flying machine that will fly. Yester
day he exihibted a model which flew
across a field. He believed the airship
Should hn hniW 41 .
- . mo priuuipie OI a
bird s flight, and his model looks like
a large hawk or eagle. He was oareful
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 rniw tri if a- i . .
ewii us ne released
the model it started skyward until the
end of the rope was reached. Deforest
has made a number of public tests of
his model and all were successful.
1 GONE TO U
Paoillo Coast Lumber Ttll
DIFFICULTIES FROM THE ST
Increased Supply of h
bllltV In Ml .. '
the Kocks n.
"" It ,fh
Seattle. Jan. r, tu.
JTenoer savs: Ti, , . "J-1"
such comb nn un. .. t . M
for the control J.ZJZT
of the world, and inability ton,";11
its organization i :y U)m
ers predicted at L 1
tion. The conditions of i 8 Z7
were the atirTu. " ""PWWtt
were a practical mortgagen "?
and all-around cinch o'lZ S'
..Vvla.!lar? rowt0 hoe from lh.
.-..- .. wpuu was the best em
gotten up on the Pacific
ma91t controlled every ca,
on the coast except three, aMatl
time the outlook was rosy Weed. bT
and demand keeness of oompE
man's cupidity, and necessities,
natural opposition had to be considered
and the rocks upon which theCentri
Lumber Comimnv Invito , i
- "cm tarn.
In the first place, the projectors en
ti i an r 1 tt ; . 1 . i . . ' . .1
Vono u u,al ln lemandii
1896 would exceed that, nf iqs
That being the belief, they were coo
fidentthat price-cutting would be im
possible. But tho demand , did not
come up to expectations, the proportion
of supply and demand being 4 to 1, in
stead of 8 to 1, as compared with eight
een months aan. Thi. iintimV:. ..
enhanced values prior to the formation
of the company, furthermore canwi
the piling up of great stocks of lumber
in San Francisco, and other Californit
distributing points, at lower prices,
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
tho members of the Central Lumber
Company came out second-best To
day lumber is selling at barely cost in
However, during this period th
millmen in Washington, Oregon mi
British Columbia were simply specta
tors. They could not understand whr
orders were not coming in, and why
their dividends were so small. At the
same time, one mill in British Colom
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 orer-
pauy's mills were idle or ronninir onlr
vauave IIM1IU tllU VVUUai 4 Ulii VV"
cart of tha timft. This canned hard
feelings toward the company, especially
amoncr the sniniir millmen. wno wen
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RtrrftpmATit. with th onmnanv. and
others followed suit in short order.
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