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Lincoln County Leader
J. r. MTKWAUT. I'lllili-.lliir.
THE NEWS OF THE WEEK
Comprehensive Itevlew of the Import,
nt Happenlnga of the l'Mt Week
Culled From the Telegraph Column.
A premature explosion ot dynamite
at a gravel pit in Murray, Ky. , killed
(ivo negro laborers und wounded us
a i in u se i in repine was our., ..ear un(, Ui(J Ht.l(l, (jf Washington. The coin
Wheeling, W. Va, and two girls and issioll foun(, it impossible to consider
two men were burned to death. A j fuy uj questions the subject present
mimber of others are reported seriously j un(, ,M,(,M UMa)1(i ;u lnany c.(ses
injured. to r(,,lt.h ,noro than general conclusioiiH.
A Calcutta dispatch says that cholera j "Our observations," they say, "have
has broken out among the people em- j dearly demonstrated the inexpediency j
ployed at the relief works among the ,,f attempting to regulate anv of the
natives, in the state of liewuli. In I fisheries described by a rigid" code of
two days 100 deaths occurred. ! enactments, owing to their constantly j
Again an offer for the Le Roi gold j changing character und condition, and J
mine has been refused. This time the ' we therefore urge, in the event of joint
would-bo purchasers, the lioyal Tinto 1 action by the governments, that a per- j
Company, of Loudon, rrmd" an ofTer of , mai.Uit joint cuiuiuiuue, to be composed i
14,000,000, of which $100,000 was to of comietent experts, bo provided, j
bo cash und the remainder in thirty which shall be charged with direct
days. j supervision of these fisheries, and shall j
Eighty-two rmssentrers. more than! ,)U empowered to conduct investigations j
half of them outfitted with dogs, sleds1
.i V.i .
ouier puiupucrmiuu necessary ior i
the invasion of the Yukon country,
crowded the steamer Al-Ki on her last
trip to Alaska. This is said to bo only
a beginning of the vast numbers who
will lcavo for that country the coming !
Louis Mansfield, who was confined in
tho county jail in Baker City, Or.,
awaiting the action of the grand jury
on a cJuirge of robbery, committed sui
cide, lie told his fellow prisoners
some days before that lie preferred to
be dead rather than go to the peniten
tiary. Mansfield leaves a wife und two
The East has again been visited by
floods, resulting in great loss of life
and property. Many plants at Pitts
burg are under water, und a cloudburst
at tho headwaters of the Monongahela
lias caused great damage. More than
10,000 men havo been forced to quit
work in Pennsylvania on account of tho
rapidly rising waters.
At the annual meeting of the Lum
ber Manufacturers' Association of the
Northwest, held in Taconm, the secre
tary was instructed to formulate an in
vitation to Eastern lumbermen to visit
tho Pacific Northwest next July. An
executivo committee was appointed to
make suitable arrangement for enter-
beislimwtl;!,n0X011rf,mi?,Wlr "n" l,
Ms :rut foreat8 u,",' ",,1U of :
A special from McMurray, Skagit
county, Wash., says that a sud accident
occurred mere i.y winch the 3-year-old
daughter of V. F. Merry was instantly
killed and his wife seriously injured. I
Merry was engaged iu falling a tree
which endangered his house. In fall-
ling, the tree struck another, which
utood in its path, the latter falling in
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Tho child's neck and back were broken.
Mrs. Merry now lies in a critical condi
tion. A mail train on the Pennsylvania
railroad crashed into a box car near
Elieiishiirg, Pa., and was badly wrecked.
Five persona were seriously hurt.
Charles F. Miller, a sailor, brutally
murdered his wife at Port lllakely,
Wash. Much excitement was occasion
ed, and a lynching was prevented with
Stephen liinghoffor, aged I I, the son
of Joseph RingholVor, of Walla Walla,
was shot and killed by Charles Woody,
who is 111 years old. The Imyswi re out
hunting w hen the accident occurred.
White seniors at Yerrington, in Ma
son valley, Nevada, have appealed for
help, fearing an outbreak of (lie Piute
Indians in that neighborhood. One of
the Indians was killed in a quarrel and
the Indians have begun gathering in
numbers, (lovernor Sadler has sent
Adjutant -General Galusha on a special
train to investigate.
The Chesapeake & Ohio west-bound
passenger train encountered a washout
opposite Portsmouth, l. The engine,
baggage and express car, mail car and
one coach were derailed. A. G. Stout
HUH'rvisor of theC. O., was killed!
The engineer, fireman, mail clerk ami
express messenger were all in jured, but
While making a desperate effort to
avoid arrest for some trivial otlciis,-,
Nicholas Mentgen lost his life under
the wheels of a train in Chicago, 1,1
lowed by an excited crowd and a patrol
wagon containing (.Ulcers. Mentgen , in
to the tracks and did not see the train
approaching. The locomotive knocked
bun thirty feet and the train passed
Charles Kreiner was drowned in the
Willamette river at tho Altonas' vl,t
iu Salem, llo was cook on the steamer
Kiuiionu that plies between Portland
und Independence. An effort was made
to save the man with a small boat
without avail. The river was dragged
und dynamite used, but tho hodv hat
not been recovered. The unfortunate
man leave, a widow aud one child iu
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LICENSE SYSTEM RECOMMENDED
The Only Practical Ilai for Interna
liunal Flan Lair. I
Washington, March 1. The president
lias sent to congress the report of the
commission appointed to examine into
tlie condition and recommend the best
of protection of fish in contigu-:
itern of the United States and
The two commissioners, Rich
ard Ratlibun, representing the United
States, and William Wakeman, repre
senting Great Britain, submit a separate
series of recommendations in regard to
the fisheries from the Atlantic to the i
Pacific. The recommendations cover j
the fishery resources and the means for ;
their ) preservation, among others the
Groat Lukes, the Columbia river and ,
the waters between British Columbia
11,1,1 niodify regulationsas circumstances '
i lie commissioners say no system oi
regulations can bo properly adminis
tered except by the licensing or regis
tration of fishermen, as a basis of re-
striding the character and amount of
apparatus employed in each locality.
ROCK CAUSED A WRECK.
A Freight Train Ditched on a California
Deooto, Cal., Feb. 27. A little rock
wedged between a crossing plank and a
rail caused a trainwreck in a cut one
mile west of Midway between Tracy
and Livermoro yesterday, in which an
engine and six cars were derailed und
three men narrowly escaped with their
An extra freight in charge of Con
ductor E. Martin und. Engineer J.
Meade left West Oakland ut 0:20 A. M.
for Tracy, via Livermore, picking up
and setting out several cars on the way.
Tho train was running only about
eighteen or twenty miles an hour when
the obstruction was encountered. En
gineer Meade, Fireman Seymour and
Brakeinan Brown were on the engine.
As soon us Meade felt the shock ho
shut off steam and set his air brakes,
but the momentum carried the engine
l'lv..ru,rinHttl.o h'h bank, while
neap. The bank carried the cab awav
and with it the head brakeinan, Brown,
The fireman was thrown from the cab
urn leet along the ties. It then top
several feet back. Fireman Seymour
lauded on his head in the bank and!
rolled almost under tho toppling cars, i
Brown fell on his face, but was imin- I
jured. The engineer kept his seat '
and was not injured in the least, but!
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the tale, lrallicwas blocked several
hours. The fireman had his leg some
what bruised, but nothing serious.
WERE NOT MUSHROOMS.
Heveral reramm I'lii-mied
San Francisco, March 1. Richard
Pastine, an Italian, went to Golden
Gale Park Wednesday afternoon and
picked a mess of w hat he thought Were
mushrooms. He and his wife and four
children partook of them for supper.
Two of the children are dead and the
rest of the family are in a dangerous
condition. The mushrooms turned out
lo be toadstools, and Thursday morning
mile Pastine family was very ill.
Doctors wore called in, but too late to
save the lives of the two young bovs.
Pastine and his wife and two children
are in a dangerous condition, but will
probably recover. The Pastine faniily
had more mushrooms than they could
consume, so they sent some to a neigh
bor. Fortunately the neighbor did not
use them that evening, und in the
morning he was warned by the sickness
of the Pastine family.
Modesto, Cal., March 1. As a result
of eating toadstools in mistake for
mushrooms, John W. Watts lies dead
at this place, and P. .1. Roquet is near
ly at death's door, at La Grange.
Hlouii to Atom.
Steulienville, O., March 1. By an
explosion of nitroglycerine today at the
nmga.ine of the Gould Oil Conipanv,
three miles south of here, Louis Crarv
and Eugene Ralston, employes of the
Millikeu - Leigh Torpedo Company,
were blown to atoms. A number 'of
houses were damaged.
The Iteceiit tiulnra Munaacre.
lirisbae, Queensland, March J. Fr.
thcr details from New Guinea of the
massacre by the natives of Manbare, in
which the governor resident was killed,
say that iu addition six miners ami
forty natives were murdered.
A notice has been placed at the en
trance to the long walk at Windsor
park, iu London, prohibiting motor
cars from passing either up or down
the royal avenue.
Their Position in Cuba Is
Most Critical. .
PROTECTION BADLY N'JEDEC
Many Americana Have Left Theil
Country H omen Secretary Olney
Again Denlee I.ee'a Kealgnatiou.
New York, March 1. A special to
the Herald from Havana, via Key West,
Americans are flocking in from the
country. The position of our citizens is
most critical. The rumor, whether
true or false, has gone abroad that the
American government would not in
tervene so long as the trade interests of
the country are not interfered with.
Unless something firm and decided
and strongly American is done by our
government in Washington, Americana
are in danger of their lives.
The murder of Ruiz and the demand,
for tho release of Scott are the sole
topics of conversation. The govern- j
niont and palace people hero have tried
to change the subject of conversation by
giving out news of an alleged skirmish 1
with Gomez, but the attempt wua a
Tho amusement and the great hilarity
which were observed in the palace have
changed. Minister de Lome, always
accurate as a news gatherer, has cabled i
the eaptuin-general that Lee will not
be recalled and his resignation is not
accepted, and that he may be sustained, j
Hundreds of telegrams have poured '
in on Consul-General Lee from all quar
tera of the globe, congratulating him I
on the stand he has taken, those from i
the United Statea promising patriotio j
action in congress. Even at this crit-j
peal moment, and with many heavy J
cares and responsibilities which the
administration should share weighing
upon him, General Lee views the situ-1
ation from a calm, dispassionate stand- i
point, and he expresses the hope that
the situation created by the murder of
Ruiz and his own determinution not to
submit to another similar atrocity '
should not be exploited by partisan ad- ;
vocatea of any particular policy toward
the Island of Cuba. i
I.ee Han Not Iteaicned.
Washington, Marth 1.-2:40 P. M.
Senator Hale has just received at the
cupitol a telegram from Secretary Ol
ney, which says in effect that Consul
General Lee never asked for his pass
ports, never asked for warships, and
that tho whole story as to his tendering
his resignation is a fake.
The rumor has gained wide currency
that Consul-General Lee lias been given
his passports, and that a serious rupture
had occurred between tho United
States and Spain. Tho report is abso
lutely discredited hero.
NO REPLY SENT TO LEE.
State Department Baa Neither Granted
Nor Itefuaeri Ilia Demanda.
New York, March 1. A World special
from Havana says:
The state department refuses to
answer General Lee's cabled questions,
whether or not it will sustain his de
mands that Spanish outrages 11)1011
Americans cease and that the liberty
and treaty rights of citizens of tho
United States be respected by the Span
Ruiz was kept incommunicado thir
teen days before he was killed. To
prevent Scott being secretly murdered,
General, Lee demanded of General
Ahtimada on Friday that Scott be
brought out of close confinement and
allowed to see his friends. This was
not done by Saturday, and General Lee
cabled to Secretary Olney the facts,
asking him how many warships were
on the Florida coast, and if one would
be sent here iu case it became necessary
to enforce a demand.
Not one word in reply to the ques
tion has come from Washington up to
Wednesday, four days after the state
department had been asked by the
consul-general in an emergency if he
could rely upon his government fully
sustaining him in protecting the citi
zens of his country.
The Spanish authorities do not in
the least respect treaty stipulations
that no American prisoner must be
kept in solitary confinement more than
five days, and must be acquainted with
the charge ugaiiut him within twenty
No American prisoner ever was
brought out of solitary confinement in
a dark cell within the time specified.
The American colony is bordering on
a panic, now that there is no hope of
protection from the government at
Washington unless congress compels it
to send u fleet imiuediatelv.
Washington, March l.Senor do
Lome, the Spanish minister, tonight
received a cablegram from the Duke of
Tetuan stating that the queen has
signed the pardon of Julio Sanguilly.-
It is stated at the legation that 'this
action was agreed upon at a cabinet
meeting some days ugo, but the an
nouncetuent was, according to diplo
mutic usage, withheld until the queen
hud formully signed it
ONLY THREE VOTED NO.
House Paaned the International Con
Washington, March 1. The last six
days of the session are suspension days.
All the ordinary rules are suspended,
and bills can be passed and resolutions
adopted by a two-thirds vote of the
house. Today wan the first of these six
days, and the house celebrated it by
passing the eemrte international mone
tary conference bill. Despite the seem
ing divergence of views on the money
question, the bill was passed, utter a
lively debate' of two hours, by a vote of
279 to 3. Those voting no were Henry,
Republican, of Connecticut; Johnson,
Republican, of Indiana, and Quigg, Re
publican, of New York. It was sup
ported alike by Republicans, gold Dem
ocrats and silver Democrats. The silver
Democrats and silver Republicans dis
claimed any faith in the commission to
secure bimetulism, but they expressed
themselves as willing to have tho test
Quigg and Johnson both made vigor
ous speeches in opposition. Those who
spoke for the bill were C. W. Stone,
Grow, Watson, MeCreary, Sparkman,
Ifartman, McRae, Cooper, Cox and Mc
Millan. The bill nlo pioan to provide for
tho arbitration of differences between
the carriers of interestate commerce
and their employes (known as the Erd
man bill); also the senate bill to pre
vent the importation of impure tea.
After the dramatic Cuban debate in
the senate yesterday, the discussion to
day was comparatively spiritless. The
galleries were packed, however, in ex
pectation of interesting developments,
but there was no incidents during the
day that awakened more than passing
interest. The Indian bill waa consid
ered up to 1 P. M., when for four houra
a general discussion of the Sanguilly
case and of the pardon occurred.
Frye said at the outset that tho San
guilly resolution should be retired.
Morgan asked for the adoption of
another resolution calling for informa
tion as to the imprisonment of George
Aguirre. Ho also reviewed the San
guilly case, declaring that the action
of tho senate yesterday had warned
Spain against a collision with the Unit
ed States, and had moved the queen to
the unuBual expedient of a pardon by
cable. The senator severely criticised
the president and secretary of Btuto for
alleged inaction in this case.
Lodge and Call spoke on various
phases of Cuban atrocities, and Halo
and White deprecated the Cuban agita
tion. A resolution by Call calling on
the president for information on behalf
of the death of Ruiz in Cuba went over
to tomorrow. The Sanguilly resolution
went to the callendar by general con
sent, which disposed of it as u matter
of present interest.
The rest of tho day was given to tho
Indian appropriation bill.
REPORTS OF PRIZEFIGHTS.
lllll for Their Riippreaalnn to Be Re
ported to the Houne.
Washington, March 1. The prelimi
nary newspaper reports of the coming
Corbett-Fitzsimmona prizefight were
brought to the attention of the house
committee on interstate and foreign
commerce today by Rev. Wilbur F.
Crafts, with the request for speedy and
rmlical action by that committee. Mr.
Crafts is secretary of the National Re
form League, and has been instru
mental in securing congressional action
against prizefighting and against lot
teries. He presented to the committee
the draft of a bill to stop sensational
reports of prizefights, representing that
most newspapers would be glad to
omit the details of pugilistic events
from their columns if they were not
driven to publish them by' the enter
prise of less scrupulous rivals.
The committee made some immaterial
changes in the bill, and then, by a prac
tically unanimous vote, instructed Mr.
Aldi ieh, of Illinois, to report it to the
house. The text of the bill follows:
"Section 1. That no picture or de
scription of a prizefight or encounter of
pugilists under whatever name, or pro
posal or record of betting on the same
shall be transmitted in the mails of
the United States or by interstate com
merce, whether in a newspaper or other
periodical, or telegram, or in any other
"Sec. 2. That any person sending
such matter or knowingly receiviii"
such matter for transmission by mail or
interstate commerce shall be deemed
guilty of misdemeanor, and shall be
punishable by imprisonment for not
more than five years at the discretion
of the court, or by a fine not exceeding
A Miirderona Veteran.
Atlanta, March 1. H. p. Cook, a
one-armed Confederate veteran, who
resides in this city, sent word to his
wife, with whom he had parted on bad
terms a few days ago, that lie was
lymg, and begged her to come to his
bedside. She complied with his re
quest, and as she leaned nv..,- I,; ,
trate form he arose suddenly in bed ami
made a terrific lunge at his wife's
throat with an open claspknife. The
knife sank into the woman's neck below
the jugular vein and made a gash six
inches long under the chin. Mrs
Cook's chances for recovery are Very
flight. ' J
Gas leakage in Philadelphia in 1895
amounted to over 1,000.000,000 cubic
feet worth ut tl wr 1,000, 10,000
The United States Senate Was
PENT-UP EMOTIONS STIRRED Up ;
Immediate and Unconditional Helena
of Julia Sanguilly Demanded Sfail.
Inn. Crueltiea Itltterly I)f iiouuii
Washington, Feb. 27. The senaf
was storm-swept today by such passion
ate debate, such extraordinary demon
strations in tho crowded galleries, and
Buch dramatic personal exchanges be.
tween the conspicuous figures of the jt
senate as to make tho day one of the
most memorable in the annals of the
upper brunch of congress. Cuba was
the theme, and it seemed to stir all the
pent-up emotions of months. It brought I
the complete displacement or appropria
tion bills, threatening their failure, and
the advancement of the Cuban question
to the very front of Benato business. It
disclosed also that the resolution de-
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unconditional release of Julio Sanguilly,
having on a test vote secured the right f
of way, will be resisted by protracted f
The Allen resolution for sending
battle-ships to Cuba came up soon after
tho senate opened, at 11 'A. M., and
Allen severely arraigned Spain for its
cruelties against women and children.
Morgan, who reported the resolution
for the immediate release of Sanguilly,
followed in a calm speech, reciting the
breach of treaty rights in Sunguilly'g
Daniel, in a fervid plea for Sanguilly,
stirred up all the latent passion in the 1
senate, llo spoke of Spanish outrages
to American citizens and insults to '
When Hale sought to interject ques
tions, Daniel suggestively stated that
he would yield in due time, whether it
be to the organ of the captain-general
of Cuba or of the queen of Spain, or of
any one else. In view of Hale's atti
tude on the Cuban question, the mean
ing was unmistakable. Personal feel
ing was quieted, however, by explana
tions. ThiB was followed by a series of ex
plosive incidents, culminating in a ring
ing statement by Frye, that if ho had
hia way, u warship would start forth
with for Havana. This sent a thrill
through the crowded galleries, which
broke into long-continued and vocifer
ous applause, which the vice-president
tried vainly to restrain.
Mills exultantly declared that the
galleries were tilled with American
citizens, who hud a right to express
Speeches followed in quick succes
sion from Lodge, Teller, White and
Sherman. The latter earnestly sup
ported tho resolution. With the Cuban
resolution placed directly before the
senate on a vote, White took the floor
in opposition, Bpeaking throughout the
Washington, Feb. 87. The house is
evidently drifting on toward final ad
journment, with an easv e.nnncinnco
All tho appropriation bills have been
sent to the senate. "Final action was
had on both the agricultural and army
bills today, and the bill was passed to
clothe postoflico inspectors with tho
power of United States marshals, in
the matter of making arrests
Quito unexpectedly, late in the after
noon, the banking and currency eom-
! mitteo brought forward the bill to
I authorize national banks to take out
I circulation to the par value of tho
bonds deposited. This bill was bitterly
I opposed by Walker, chairman of tho
committee from which it emunatejl,
1 and there was a lively debate, but the
bill was passed, 144 to 40.
A resolution was adopted requesting
the president to transmit to the house
j all correspondence on file at the stato
department relative to tho imprison
ment of Americans in Cuba.
To Declare War Aalnt Spain.
Washington, Feb. 27. Representa
tive Sulzer, of New York, today intro
duced a bill declaring war between
Spain and the United States.
, The bill provides that war be do
, clured to exist between tho kingdom of
1 Spain and her colonies and tho United
States of America and their territories,
and that the president is authorized to
use the whole land and naval force of
the United States to carry the saiiio
into effect, and to issue to privato
armed vessels of the United States com
missions or letters of marque and gen
eral reprisal, in such form as ho shall
think proper, and, under the seal of tho
United States, against the vessels,
goods and effects of the government of
the said kingdom of Spain and the sub
Wool Men Meet.
New York, March 1. A meeting of
representative men of tho wool trade of
the United States waa hold ut the new
wool exchange today. The purpose of
the gathering was to consider "tho best
means by which the greatest advantages
may be secured to the wool trade gen
erally through co-operation with the
wool exchange." After a lengthy dis
cuRsion of the wool situation, a commit
tee was appointed to devise a line of action.