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Lincoln County Leader
J. K. MTKWAKT. PuMUIier.
GDRRDir EVENTS OF THE DAY
Comprehensive Review of the Important
Happening of the Past Week Culled
From the Teleg-raphlo Columns.
In anticipation of an increase in the
American tariff, Canadian distillers are
shipping large quantities of whisky to
the United States.
Senator Lindsay, from the committee
on judiciary, has reported the bankrupt
cy bill substantially as it was reported
by Senator Teller, during the last con
gress. Nineteen business buildings in
Bloomington, Wis., were burned. The
fire originated in a saloon at 1 o'clock
in the morning. The total loss is $50,
000, with light insurance.
The senate in executive session con
firmed the nomination of Willis Van
deventer, of Wyoming, to be assistant
attorney gciiciai; Luuiieg scunner to
be major, ordnance department of the
Representative Evans, of Kentucky,
baa introduced a resolution in congress
requesting the president to give notice
that the United States would terminate
at the end of twelve months the exist
ing commercial reciprocity convention
with the Hawaiian republic.
A draft of the treaties between the
Transvaal republic and the Orange Free
State have been concluded at Bloemfon
tein, the capital of the latter republic,
and are published in Pretoria. They
give the burghers in each Btate a fran
chise in either republic and the two re
publics agree to support one another in
case of attack. The treaties must be
ratified by the volksraads of both re
publics. The secretary of the treasury has au
thorized the collector of customs at Fer
dinando to issue clearance papers to the
suspected filibuster Bermuda, now a.
that port. These instructions were is
sued upon receipt of an affidavit made
by the captain ot the Bermuda, pledg
ing himself not to enter Cuban ports nor
to take on arms or ammunition to be
transferred to another vessel on the
hiifh seas or to do nny act in violation
of the laws of the United States.
The strike on the Erie canal, at Pen
dleton, N. V., has assumed a serious
aspect. The stonemasons were attacked
by sixty Italians, because they refused
to quit work. Sheriff Kinney ordered
the Italians to return to their cabins.
They refused, and were reinforced by
Polacks, whereupon the sheriff and
posse fired a volley at them. The men
ran from the field. Three Italian pa
drones have been arrested and brought
to Lockport. Twenty-flve men are at
work on the canal under guard of a
dozen deputy sheriffs.
Samuel Cozine, an old Yamhill coun
ty pioneer of 1843, died at his home in
McMinnvillo, at the age of 73 years.
The Illinois legislature is considering
bill giving free school books to all
pupils of the public schools of the state.
Mrs. Marcy Smith was dragged from
the bedside of hor dying son in Oak
land, Cal., in a crazed condition. For
a week she had stood guard in a little
cottage where her only boy, Harry, has
been at death's door from pneumonia.
The mother, worn out by much watch
ing and suffering for want of food,
gradually lost her reason and was taken
away by force to prevent her doing
harm to those who had come to nurse
Police Telegraph Operator Harry
Greenhoff, of tho East Chicago avenue
station, narrowly escaped death while
making a heroic rescue of a child from
beneath tho wheels of an engine on St.
Paul bridge. So near did he become to
being crushed that his coat was torn off.
Tho child ho rescued was but 4 years
old, and had wandered on the bridge in
front of the fust freight train, when
Greenhoff saw its danger and rescued it,
at tho peril of his own life.
Tho question of opening tho Cascade
timber reserve for the herding of stock
is creating a stir among prominent
stockmen of Eastern Oregon. The vari
ous stock associations in Wusco, Gil
liam, Crook and Sherman counties pro
pose to raise a fund of $500 to pay the
expenses of a delegate to Washington to
properly present the matter to con
gress. Tho question is a vital ono to
sheepmen, us tho closing of tho reserve
to them means such a scarcity of range
that successful sheepraising in Eastern
Oregon will be impracticable on a largo
Theodore Durrani has by no means
given up the tight for his life. George
A. Knight has been added to his coun
sel, and is now preparing a petition ask
ing the supreme court for a rehearing
of the application previously made and
denied, for a new trial. If this peti
tion, which will bo suinbitted without
argument, bo denied, as tho district
attorney anticipates, there will only re
main tho possibility of securing the in
terference of tho federal courts in Dur
rnnt's behalf. Failing in that, only
the action of the president can step be
tweeu the condemned man and the gallows
COULD NOT TOUCH IT.
House Democrats Tried to Amend the
Washington, JIarch 29. The tariff
bill was thrown open for amendment
under the o-minute rule in the house
today. Seven weary hours of work
only served to dispose of nine pages of
the 162 pages of the bill. All the
amendments offered by the Democrats
were rejected. Three slight amend
ments by the committee, were adopted,
and also an amendment by Mahaney to
increase the duty on white lead from
2 cents to 3 cents per pound, the rate
in tho act of 1890. Tho present duty
is 1 cents Mahaney said the in
crease was asked for by a concern which
was independent of the lead trust. It
was adopted by a strict party vote.
The discussion covered a wide range
of political topics, unci at times was
By far the most important feature of
the day was the attempt of Dockery,
Cooper and ethers, backed by the entire
opposition, to secure a vote on an
amendment' offered in a multitude of
forms, which provided that in case it
should be shown to the satisfaction of
the president that any article made
dutiable by the bill was controlled by
a trust or combination, the duty upon
cuch urticlu should be suspended. Ding
ley made the point of order that the
amendment was not germane to the du
tiable list, and would not be in order
nntil the freo list was reached. For
almost three hours this point of order
was gone over and made the subject of
criminations und recriminations. The
Democrats contended that if the
amendment was ruled out it would
never be voted upon, as the free list,
in all human probability, would not be
reached before the final vote was taken.
The chair sustained the point of order.
An appeal was taken, but the chair was
sustained by a strict party vote 108
In the Senate.
Washington, March 29. Another
brief discussion of the civil service bill
occurred during tho open session of the
senate today. Mr. Gallinger presented
several forms issued by the civil serv-.
ice commission to substantiate his re
cent statement that certain applicants
for office were required to hop on one
foot for twelve feet. Ho said his state
ment had been challenged by several
penny-a-liners and by one member of
the civil service commission. The sen-,
ator read the "hopping provision" and!
several other questions as to tho weight
and height of typesetters, which ho
characterized as absurd. Referring to
the sizo and weight requirement, Gal
"Phil Sheridan could not have
served the government if the civil
service commission could havo got at
The latter was referred to the civil
A resolution was adopted asking tho
president for information as to the
death of American sailors at Santiago
do Cuba; also resolutions asking the
uttorney-general for information of any
proposition to sell the Union Paciiio
Owing to the public demand for
copies of the recent decision of tho su
preme court sustaining the anti-trust
laws applicable to railroads, it was de
termined to print tho majority and mi
nority opinions as a senate document.
Large Hum to Charity.
New York, March 29. The World
confirms the report that Baroness
Hirsch is about to expend $1,000,000 in
charity in this city. Oscar Strauss,
ex-minister tnTnrL-nv nml trout.. nf lw
Baron Hirsch fund, which expends for
enaritamo and educational purposes
tho income of $2,400,000 annually,
says that Baroness Hirsch has appropri
ated a sum sufficient to buy land und
put up a building for the Baron Hirsch
trade school to be established.
She has further appropriated $1,000,
000 for the building of model houses for
tho poor in tho tenement district or
wherever tho trustees of tho fund may
determine. In addition she will build
a working girls' home on plans similar
to those of other homes she has built
The baroness has authorized tho edu
cational alliance, whose work is chiefly
among the Russian Hebrews, to pay off
at her expense tho $100,000 mortgage
on its property.
l'rutmhly a .Murder.
Tacoma, Wash.. March 29. Peter
Olson, a horse trader, who always car
ried largo sums of money on his per
son, was struck on tho head tonight
with a large cold chisel, by some per
son unknown, and will die. Olson was
in a lonely part of tho city, and was
not found till about 8:30 P.M. Just
how long ho had been lying there is
not known. When found, there was
only a $10 bill in his watch fob, but
near his body was a 00-cent piece and
his keys. The police havo no clue fur
ther than tho cold eWel the deed was
done with. The doctors say Olson can
not recover nor regain consciousness, as
the weapon was driven in his head to
urn u.tso oi uio urain.
tiormttny Steps Out.
Constantinople, March 29. It is as
serted here tonight, on what is regard
ed as reliable authority, that in conse
quence of the refusal of Lord Salisbury
to joi:i in a blockade of Greek ports,
Germ.iny has given notice to the pow
ers of her intention to withdraw from
I 111 IS WRECKED
Ran On a Rock Near Queen
THERE WAS NO LOSS OF LIFE
I Accident Occurred In a Blinding
I Snow Rtorm Passengers Camped
on Beach Now at Bella Bella.
Seattle, Wash., March 29. A Nanai
mo, B. C, special to the Post-Intelli-genoer
Tho steamer Barbara Boscowitz ar
rived from northern ports this morning
with eighteen of the passengers and
crew of the steamer Willapa, which
sailed from Seattle for Dyea, March 10,
with as much freight and us many pas
sengers as she could carry, the steamer
having run aground on Regatta reef,
seven miles north of Bella Bella, oppo
site the lower end of Queen Charlotte
Tho accident occurred last Friday
morning at 2:30 o'clock during a blind
ing snow storm and heavy gale. At
the tune she struck the engines stopped
and the steamer, drifting with the wind
and tide, slid on a rock, bow first, with
out a jar, but could not be pulled off,
and as the tide was falling rapidly, she
was soon hard und fast. A' strong sea
soon swept the stern to windward, the
bow acting as pivot. The vessel, get
ting into shallow water on the les of
the reef, settled down on a sharp rock
with the falling tide, listing her over
on her bow. In spite of the large num
ber of passengers, there was no panic
or disorder, Captain Roberts showing
The passengers stayed on board sev
eral hours, until it was found that the
tide was rising as fast in the hold as
outside, ami the pumps had no effect.
The women were then taken in the
boats to Campbell island, a distance of
two miles, and afterward the men, dogs
and baggage. A camp was formed, and
sixty or more passengers made as com
fortable as possible, the deserted shackB
on shore serving ns cookhouses. The
ship Btores, which were not damaged,
were brought ashore.
Until Sunday no vessel passed, and
during that time the captain and crew
worked removing supplies, baggage and
freight, much of which, being such
goods as rice, beans and flour, was lost.
There were nine horses on board, but,
as they could not be removed without
steam, they were shot in the hold.
During the two days after the acci
dent the steumer was badly battered by
winds and seas, and Sunday was only a
derelict, being sprung and badly broken
up. Captain Roberts and crew stayed
by to remove the cargo to the island.
Tho steamer Boscowitz reached the
wreck on hor way south Sunday after
noon, and brought all the passengers
and food to Bella Bella, where they are
now staying, tho purser, engineers and
twelve Yukoners only coming down to
Nanaimo and Victoria. The contingent
at Bella Bella had only about ten days'
supplies, and hoped for the arrival of a
The Boscowitz reports that the
steamer Dora, which left here with a
full list and cargo of coal several days
before the Willapa, went on the rocks
on Green island, near Port Simusoh,
last week. The tide, however, was on
the rise at the time, and sho got off the
rocks in a few hours, but, finding that
sho was taking water rapidly, she was
run on tho beach. The passengers and
crew were safely landed, and an effort
is being made to effect sufficient re
pairs to bring her to Seattle.
To Can Beef In Mexico.
- Washington, March 29. A syndi
cate headed by Solon Humphreys, who
has interested J. Pierpont Morgan and
others, is getting ready to establish a
beef-cunning establishment in Mexico
if the cattle duties proposed by the
Dingley bill are enacted. As tho law
now stands there is a big profit in bring
ing lean Mexican cattle across the bor
der and fattening them for the North
ern market. The bill will shut these
cattle out of our markets and compel
tho Mexican owners to find a new out
let. Humphreys and his syndicate will
havo a million-dollar concession from
Mexico, which they propose to utilize
for cattle-raising, and in connection
with this they propose to put $1,000,
000 into a beef cannery. The establish
ment they are plunning will compete
with tho output of Chicago and Kansas
City firms to foreign markets.
Olympia, Wash., March 29. The
governor has selected George P. Wright,
of Columbia county, chief grain inspec
tor, vice P. W. Lawrence, of Tacoma.
Milton Evans, of Walla Walla, will
succeed R. C. McCroskey, of Garfield,
on the state grain commission. These
appointments will soon be made.
A number of tho militia companies
have sent remonstances to Governor
Rogers against being mustered out, sig
nifying their willingness to bear their
own expenses during the next two
years. This privilege tho governor is
willing to giant, as the only reason for
mustering them out was to keep ex
penses within the appropriation
granted. AVhat companies will be let
out is not announced yet, But ten will
go. Throe Seattle companies will be
consolidated into two.
ALL GOING TO PIECES.
Western Traffic Associations Are Break
Chicago, March 29. The Chicago &
Northwestern, the Missouri Paciiio and
the St. Louis & San Francisco filed no
tices of withdrawal today from all the
traffic associations ot which they were
members. The Louisville & St. Louis
Air Line also withdrew from the South
ern States Association, of which it was
a member. '
A meeting of executive officers of
Western roads was held today at the
office of the third vice-president of the
Santa Fe to talk over the situation. At
the close, however, it was announced
that no concerted action hud been de
cided npon, and none was likely to be.
The more the decision of the supreme
court is considered, the more clearly
does it appear that not a vestige of
ground is left traffio associations, us
they have heretofore been conducted,
on which to stand. All that now re
mains for the roads to do is to direct
their energies toward securing legisla
tion that will open some way for them
to conserve their interests and prevent
their revenue from being dissipated.
None of the associations attempted to
do anything today. No circulars were
iocmed by any one of them, and no at
tempts were made to enforce observ
ance of agreements. As yet, no rnt-
cutting has been resorted to as a result
of the action of the association. The
roads are attending to routine busi
ness, and seem to be afraid to take ag
gressive action of any kind.
A mass meeting of passenger men,
representing the Western, Transconti
nental, Ohio river and Southern lines,
was held today. It was entirely in
formal, no resolutions being adopted or
concerted action of any kind agreed to.
A Committee Appointed to Expend
Half the Amount.
Lincoln, Neb., March 29. W. J.
Bryan will give half the royalties from
the sale of his book, "The First Bat
tle," to the cause of bimetallism, and
has appointed a committee, whose duty
it will be to properly expend the funds
reserved for that pnrposo. The com
mittee is composed of the following per
sons: Senator J. K. Jones, of Arkan
sas; Senator II. M. Teller, of Colorado;
Senator Allen, of Nebraska, and A. J.
Warner, president of the National Bi
In answer to his publishers, W. B.
Con key & Co., Chicago, stating that
$16,000 was due him us royalty on the
first month's sales, Mr. Bryan at once
instructed them to forward $4,500 to
Mr. Jones; $1,500 to Warner, $1,500 to
Allen and $500 to Teller, and certified
checks for these amounts were sent to
day. Mr. Bryan based his division on the
vote he received from the four parties
represented by the gentlemen named.
Brothers Fought a Duel.
Greensburg, Ind., March 29. GeoTge
and Calvin Holmes, brothers, fought a
duel to the death near Moore's Hill,
yesterday. They were twins, 22 years
old. They were members of a promi
nent and wealthy family.
Miss Higgs, over whom they fought,
is 20 years old, the daughter of one of
the wealthiest families in the county.
About a year ngo George Holmes begun
paying attentions to Miss Higgs, and
was favorably received. Last Christ
mas his brother Calvin returned from
college and met the young lady at a
neighborhood dance. They at once
seemed smitten witli each other, and
this aroused the jealousy of the girl's
lover. Nothing was known of his feel
ings, however, until Sunday night
when Miss Higgs jilted him for his
brother, und a quarrel ensued.
Yesterday tho brothers met in the
road. They quarreled and struck each
other, when Calvin fired. Several
shots were exchanged, when George
dropped dead. Calvin is wounded over
The Tofcat Massacre.
Constantinople, March 29. The
Greek patriarch issued an official re
port that there were 700 persons, in
cluding a number of Greeks, killed in
tho recent massacres at Tokat. The
porte, fearing an outbreak hero, has ar
rested eight Armenian suspects.
It is stated that the sultan is solicit
ing an explanation, through the Turk
ish ambassador at St. Petersburg, of
the concentration of Russian' troops
upon the Turkish frontiers. On the
other hand, the rumor is revived of the
existence of a secret treaty, by the
terms of which Russia undertakes to
uphold tho integrity of Turkey, who
thereby becomes her vassal. It is al
leged there can be no other reason for
Russia's unexpected attitude toward
Found Hair Starved.
Tacoma, Wash., Starch 29. Officer
Desmond, while partolling his beat to
day, heard a child screaming. On in
vestigation lie found a half-starved
child chained to the wall of a foul cel
lar. Frank Yoctim claims to bo the
father of the child. The child was
turned ovor to the Society for the Pre
vention of Cruelty ot Children and the
police are investigating the mutter und
will probably urrest Yocum.
An electric roller for massage pur
poses is composed of plates of copper
and zinc and generates its own electricity.
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