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About Lincoln County leader. (Toledo, Lincoln County, Or.) 1893-1987 | View Entire Issue (Jan. 14, 1897)
Evidence of steady growth
Gathered In All the Towdi of
j ,!, Neighboring Statu Improve.
J ment Noted In All Industrial Oregon.
The Tigardville flouring mill, in
Washington county, is running full
iiime, and is not able to fill all orders.
I professor R. D. Williams, who was
ittbbed by Ed Meatlor, one of his pu
pil,!, at Prairie City, in Grant county,
,b8 since died.
j One firm in Coquille City shipped,
ioring December last, 900 dozen of
j.ggg. The poultry shipments, too,
were quite large.
i The sohooner Free Trade 'was struck
' by heavy sea while crossing the Tilla
jmook bar lately. The man at the
wheel was injured and the steering-
nWork on the Bandon woolen mills
ffftrenOuHO liua own Biuppeu ur uie
' present owing to claims on the wharf
: between the river channel and the
I place selected for the building.
) The logging camp of Nixon Bros.,
'near Peoria, in Linn county, burned
last week and all of the property in it.
The Nixon Bros, were getting out logs
(or the 0. K. & N. wharf in Corvallis.
The mail-carrier, while crossing
Warm Springs reservation with a buck
board and four horses, mired down and
had to get out with the mail for Prine
rille on a pack animal on a recent trip.
B. 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
Cut worms are doing considerable
damage to fall grain in the vicinity of
Oak Grove, in Wasco county. The cold
spell in November did some damage to
grain In that part of the county, but
the injury was not great.
The Uamtilla county assessor lias just
oompleted the military roll, which has
been turned over to the county clerk.
The roll contains about 1,800 names,
and is compiled alphabetically, so that
it la a simple matter to ascertain whose
names 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 Indiun
dance, given by about thirty of the Co
Inmiba 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
tivities 100 Umatilla Indians, five Po
catellosand f our Nez Pcrces. One of
the Nez Perce Indians was found with
a bottle of whisky in his possession.
This was promptly taken from him by
the Indian police, who poured out the
contents. Two other Indians got some
what hilarious and were put in irons.
The population of Chehalis county is
10,478, an increase of 1,400 in two
The Electrio Light & Power Com
pany is planting maple trees and other
wise improving the Tumwater park,
Judge Hume, in Seattle, has fixed
March 28, 1897, as the date upon which
VI illium Carey, convicted of murder,
will be hanged.
It is thoueht that a now nRA hits haen
'onnd for the black beachsand of Gray's
harbor, that it will prove valuable for
the iron that is in it.
In Kittitas oounty all approved bills
JP to January 1, 1896, have been paid.
The last payment before this cleaned
sp all warrants issued prior to April,
1895. . .
It is said that a measure will be
Presented to the coming state legisla
ture to re-enact the beet-sugar bounty
law passed in 1893, which has now be
come inoperative by limitation.
The Spokane Reform leauge will con
tinue in its work of trying to close the
'oons in that city Sunday, and has
'engaged an attorney to assist in prose
cuting the oases that are expeoted to
Mr. Dunham, one of the oldest set
tlers of Gig Harbor, in Pierce county,
died last week at the age of 93 years.
He was the first man to settle at Gig
Harbor, and lived there during the lat
ter years of his life.
During 1896, the Rev. John F. Da
?n, of Seattle, married 153 couples.
The oldest groom was 66 years of age,
and the oldest bride 64. The youngest
8Toom of the year was 20 years old,
and the youngest bride 15.
There is a movement afoot in the
outhern part of Stevens oounty to di
vide the county on a line running east
and west, about half way between Col
"He and Chewelah. There are about
12,000 Inhabitant in the oounty.
i Resume of Events in
NUNS PERISHED. i AGAIN IN HARNF T ;
un.n m HARNESS. WEEKLY MARKET LETTER I JACKETS OR NO JACKETS
I.o Their Llm lh. tllrnlDB of ,
Ottawa, Jan. 8. The convent of the
Urtuhne nuns at Roberval, onL:ike St
John, about 120 miles north of Quebec
was destroyed by fire, which broke out
at 6 o'clock this morning, and seven
Sisters are known to have perished in
the flames, while about fifty inmates
had very narrow escapes. Were it not
that most of the students of the con
vent hud gone home for the holidays,
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 w hich
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
vouveut and the school uie nothing but
A mass of ruins. Just how the fire
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 was 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.
Pasted the Home After Two lajs of
Washington, Jan. 8. The Loud bill
to amend the law relating to second
class mail matter was passed 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:
"Thilt 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
i regular newspapers or periodicals."
I 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 postoffice, to separate the same into
United States mail sacks or bundles by
Btates, cities, towns or counties, as the
postmaster-general shall direct.
Cuba In the Senate.
Washington, Jan. 8. The speech of
Call on Cnba in the senate today served
as the medium for milking public a
letter, giving a graphic description of
the Cabanas fortress at Havana and
the surroundings 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 the 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 young 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 to
pardon Mrs. Maybrick was indefinitely
postponed. The bill exempting set
tlers on publio lands from paying the
original government price fixed on the
lands was debated. Pettigrew and Car
ter spoke in its favor, but a final vote
was not reached.
The Fright Orased Her.
Oakland, Cal., Jan. 8. Sheer fright
deprived Jennie Jurgensen of h,er rea
son and she was brought here for treat
ment. Miss Jurgensen was scared by
some friends the other day in the carry
ing out of a joke, and it so affected her
mind that it gave way altogether yes
terday, and her condition is said to be
The Reaisembllnc or (ontnu After the
Wed3f:.,r "? ! -!!am: I
oassod t i, T : v v -' . 8 T Hon " lvard tendency. It hard
Slalfv L 1'1B the I ened steadily last week in the face of
cZ TJ L "... alarg ''.Um,ber ' I tank failures, and was only affected br
-.. "lupine i& in me. une oi
tne 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
agreements are arranged in conference.
lyuung luu uu.y iui. Call iuliuduuud
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 Loud Bill In the House.
Washington The house entered
upon 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
o'clock. 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 Ogden, in favor of the bill,
and Messrs. Quigg, Johnson and Cum
mings against it.
They See Its Importance.
The Merchant's association of San
Francisco, recently forwarded to Cali
fornia's senator and congressmen at
Washington, resolutions asking them
to lend their efforts to advance the work
ot 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.
Sherman Will Not Visit Cuba.
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 Is Prepared
From Many Cltle.
Chicago, Jan. 7. "Count" Guigle
mo J. de Guster, alias Dr. Juster, alias
Dr. F. S. Rhodes, 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 1100,000 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
and deserted her August 21 last and
went HeBt. At Lieauville ho 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 Russell, 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 few Inquisition Denounced.
Paris, Jan. 7. There waB a meeting
In the Salle de Rivoli tonight to pro
test againBt 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 Courccll, singing the "Carma
gnolo" and "Ira" and shouting "Con
spnoz Canovas." The police dispersed
the mob and arretted several of the
Downing, Hopkins & Company'! Herles
. The wheat market has every indie-
them temporarily. A good percentage
of the traders were afraid to go into
the market, owing to the unsettled con
dition of nuances in Chicago last week.
Local influences, however, are only of
a transient character, the market be
ing governed more by foreiun advices.
and also by the great strength of the
lumestie situation, which overshadows
almost everything in the way of local
bearish factors. 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 w ithin a week and taken mil
lions of bushels of both cash and fu
tures for shipment during the next four
months, while local traders were as a
rule afraid to take the buying side. It
iB claimed by operators in a position to
know that there is a larger Bhort inter
est than at any time within sixty days.
The Northwest is short against its cash
holdings there. Foreigners have ab
sorbed the surplus wheat that is afloat
in the pit. It is 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 stockB are 14,000,000 bush
els lesB than last year.
Foreigners are expected to lead the
buying again next week.
Portland, Or., Jan. 8, 1897.
Flour Portland, Salem, Cascadia
and Dayton, $4.50; Benton county and
White Lily, $4.60; graham, $3.75; su
perfine, $2.50 per barrel.
Wheat Walla Walla, 8485o; Val
ley, 86 87c per bushel.
Oats Choice white, 4042o per
bushel; choice gray, 38 (340c.
Hay Timothy, $13.00 per ton;
clover, $8. 00( 9. 00; oat, $8.00 10;
wheat, $8.00 10 per ton.
Barley Feed barley, $18.00 per ton;
Millstuffs Bran, $15.00; shorts,
$16.50; middlings, $23.
Butter Creamery, 85 40c; Tilla
mook, 40c; dairy, 2230o.
Potatoes Oregon Burbanks, 60 70c;
Early Rose, 8090o per sack; Cali
fornia river Burbanks, 55o per cental;
Bwects, $1.00(32.00 per cental for Mer
ced; Jersey Red, $2.50.
Onions 85c per sack.
Poultry Chickens, mixed, $2.00
8.00; geese, $0.00; turkeyB, live, 10c;
ducks, $3(34.50 per dozen.
Eg(?s Oregon, 22 per dozen.
Cheese Oregon, He; Young Ameri
ca, 12c per pound.
Wool Valley, 10c per pound; East
ern Oregon, 68c.
Hops 9 10c per pound.
Beef Gross, top steers, $2.262.75;
cows, $2. 00 2. 2 5; dressed beef, 4
6o per pound.
Mutton Gross, best sheep, wethers
and ewes, $2. 50 2. 75; dressed mut
ton, 4 H 5o per pound.
Veal Net, small, 6c; large, 4o per
Hogs Gross, choice, heavy, $3.25
8.50; light and feeders, $2.603.00;
dressed, $3. 50 4. 25 per cwt.
Seattle, Wash., Jun. 8, 1897.
Flour (Jobbing) Patent excellent,
$5.25; Novelty A, $4.75; California
brands, $0.60; Dakota, $5.50; patent,
Wheat Chicken feed, $27 per ton.
Oats Choice, $24 25 per ton.
Barley Rolled or ground, $22 per
Corn Whole, $22 per ton; cracked,
$28; feed meal, $23.
Millstuffs Bran, $16.00 per ton;
Feed Chopped feed, $19.00 per ton;
middlings, $24; oilcako 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 12o.
Vegetables Potatoes, per ton, $15
18; parsnips, per sack, 75c; beets, per
sack, 75o; turnips, per sack, 60o; ruta
bagas, per sack, 76c; carrots, per sack,
8545c; cabbage, per 100 lbs, $1.26;
onions, per 100 lbs, 90c$l.
Sweet potatoes Per 100 lbs, $1.75.
Poultry Chickens, live, per pound,
hens, 78c; dressed, 9llo; ducks,
$3. 00 8. 50; dressed turkeys, 1315o.
Eggs Fresh ranch, 24c; Eastern,
22 23o per dozen.
Fresh Meats Choice dressed beef,
steers, 6c cows, 5c; mutton, sheep,
6o per pound; lamb, 6c;Jpork, 6o per
pound; veal, small, 6c
Fresh Fish Halibut, 66; salmon,
66; salmon trout, 710; flounders
and soles, 8 4a
Provisions Hams, large, 12o; hams,
mall, 12Jc; breakfast bacon, lOoj
dry salt sides, 6o per pound.
This la Not a Futihion Article, bat Is
lntcreatlnjr to Womankind.
It Is rarely In this country that pota
, toes are boiled before they are peeled,
: or, lu the old-fashioned way of express
I lug it, lu their "Jackets," and yet In
: Ireland the very headquarters of this
j vegetable, such a thing Is scarcely
I kuowu as pre-peeling them. Those who
I have never tried them In this way are
advised to do so some day, when they
, can make sure they tire Drought to the
, table the moment tliey are done, and
not allowed to stand any length of time
before they are euten. Select those of
equal size, allow them, after washing
mid scrubbing thoroughly, to stand
covered with cold water for half an
hour, then throw Into plenty of boiling
water, and after boiling 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 evenly through and to dry well,
place lu a warm napkin on a red-hot
plate and serve with good, sweet but
ter. The flavor of the snowy, fleecy
morsels, taken from the jackets and
buttered as they are eaten, will be
found to be much brtter than If wW
before boiling; Indeed, epicures declare
they can detect the difference at once,
and as the most nutritious part of a po
tato Is next to the skin none of this la
Potatoes in their Jackets make a suit
able adjunct to oysters baked and
served lu the shell. Wash aud scrub
the oysters, put them In a large baking
pau In a hot oven, and In five minute
or less they will beglu to open aud 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 wattle Iron, which
conies on purpose to cook 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
In a teaspoonful of sweet butter, or use
the oil In which the sardlues are pack
ed as preferred. The pan must be kept
very hot, when the fish will brown al
most Instantly on one side, tbeu 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
bones ou purpose for grilling, and they,
too, fit 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 opeu grate with
a glowing fire of hard coal, possess the
means, with the addition of a chafing
dish, that make possible the most sav
ory suppers Imaginable, and may de
light their friends by novel Invitation
to sup, with the words "potatoes In
their Jackets" added, lusteud of "danc
ing," "cards," or what not.
No Idea of Mnslo.
Colonel Burr, of Virginia, ws a
mighty fox-hunter, and loved the sport
beyond words. He owned a fine pack
of hounds, and, during the season,
thought of nothing but his hunters, his
dogs, and the weather. Ho was once
entertaining an army friend from Tex
as, whose Ideas of hunting any animal
Involved the use of lire-arms, and who
had never seen a fox-hound, tic had
been with difficulty persuaded to go
forth one morning with the colonel and
some friends to a meet, and they were
waiting Impatiently for the hounds to
take the scent. Presently there burst
upon their listening ears the din of thir
ty canine voices lu full cry. The col
onel's eyes gleamed, and, as he settled
his feet In the stirrups and stretched
hlB arm toward the yelping pack, be
cried: "Major, listen to that heavenly
music!" The major pricked up hltt
ears for a second or two, and then re
plied: "I can't hear a thing. Those
dogs are making such a noise." The
colonel put his spur savagely Into his
horse's side aud dashed away, leav
lng his guest to his own devices.
For Advertising Purposes.
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 because 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 the words of
the advertisement In big white letters
on a black background.
When sunk and securely held at the
bottom of the luke, the advertisement
fat perfectly legible, the reflection of the
light on passing through the water
bringing the words near 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 in