Bohemia nugget. (Cottage Grove, Or.) 1899-1907, July 18, 1906, Image 2

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    Bohemia Nugget
ISA. c.
In a Condensed Form for Oar
Easy Readers.
A Resume of the Lett Important but
Not Lett Interesting Events
of the Past Week.
Cassie Chadwirk is ill in her prison
home at Columbus, Ohio.
Dreyfus is the hero of France since
he has been proven innocent.
Peasants are causing a reign of terror
throughout the Russian empire.
ilitchocck resents the statement cf
Senator Fulton that he is in his dotage.
Suits have begun in San Francisco
aganst the "six-bit" insurance com
Two men attempted to rob a Denver
bank in daylight, but were foiled and
both were caught.
A British steamer in Chinese waters
wad attacked by pirates and two pas-
eengers killed and the captain wounded.
Milukofl is the choice of the Russian
Democrats for premier, but the csar
still balks at yielding to the party's de
mands. Four negroes are under arrest in
North Carolina for murdering an en
tire family. One of the men has con
fessed, implicating the ether three.
A flood in Rhodes canyon, 15 miles
nothr of Trinidatd, Colorado, swept
away a number of houses. One man
was drowned and a hundred people left
The war in CeDtral America may in
volve Honduras and Nicaragua.
The government has begun an inves
tigation of the elevator business.
Italy wants Great Britain and France
to reduce their standing armies and
says she will do likewise.
Thirty-nine laundry companies of
Cincinnati, Ohio, have been indicted
for violating the anti-truBt law.
The only hope of averting an open
contest in Russia is for the czar to
make terms with the moderates.
Esther Mitchell and Mrs. Creffield
admit they conspired to kill George
Mitchell. No others were in the plot.
The Vatican is fast falling into decay
and it will be necessary for the pope to
epend $100,000 to put the building in
Japan says she is not trying to mon
opolise the Manchnrian trade, but that
the door is wide open and every coun
try has an equal chance to capture the
The whole of the province of Vero
neth, Russia, is affected by exceeees
arisin-j from the agrarian movement.
The peasants are rising everywhere and
burning estates.
Extensive reforms are proposed in
the British army.
Some of Bryan's admirers say he will
organize a new party.
The Russian cabinet has offered its
resignation to the czar.
Anarchy reigns in Russia and open
rebellion is expected at any time.
Thousands of Jews are fleeing from
Russia. It is claimed 40,000 left War
saw in a single day.
The most destructive fire in 80 years
has just swept Stockholm, Sweden.
The loss is placed at $710,000.
Captain Dreyfus has been declared
innocent and will be restored to bis
old rank and shortly promoted.
Ex-President Regalado, of Salvador,
has been killed in battle while leading
a force against the Guatemalan troops.
The grand jury of the District of Col
umbia has indicted tie ice company
officials of Washington for conspiring
to control and raise the price of ice.
Admiral Chouknin, commander of
the Russian Black sea fleet, died from
the wound inflicted by a sailor in re
venge for the admiral having refused to
pardon some men who had mutinied.
The LoDgworths are visiting in Paris.
Lord Roberts wants a larger British
Rebels are in full control of Motto
Grosso, Brazil.
The open door in Manchuria is block
ed by Japan, who is absorbing the
The upper house of the Russian par
liament favors the abolishment of the
death penalty. -
Admiral Kojestvensky has been ac
quitted. It was held that on account
of his wounds he was not responsible.
Turkey opposes having an American
ambassador, fearing thereby that the
American claims will be forced upon
the sultan.
Leroy Beaulieu, the great French
historian, predicts the overthrow cf the
czar unless he yields to the demands
of the people.
More than 1,000,000 immigrants en
tered the United States tbroagh the
New York station during the fiscal year
ending June 30 last. The immigrants
brought with them $19,000,000.
After a boycott of three years Great
Britain has received a minister from
Hitchcock Adds $1,000,000 to Fund
for Reclamation.
Washington, July 16. The acting
score a ry of the Interior has transfeired
another $1,000,000 of the reclamation
fund lor the Klamath inigation pro
ject, making $2,000,000 now immedi
ately available for construction. The
greater part of this will be spent in
Oregon, a small portion of the irrigated
land being in California. Work is be
ing energetically pushed on the con
struction of the outlet tunnel from Kla
math lake.
The secretary also pledges $2,400,
000 to complete the project. This ad
ditional money is to be available as
soon as needed. This increase is the
result of Senator Fulton's work during
last session.
This increased allotment is possible
because the public land receipts for the
past year greatly exceeded the depart
ment's estimates. While the returns
are not complete, it is found that the
receipts will exceed the estimates by
more than $2,000,000, and this increase
haataen divided among four states,
Oregon and California on the Klamath
project; Washington, whose increases
have been heretofore announced, and
Idaho, which gets additional money for
its two projects now building.
Doubling the cash allowance tor the
Klamath project opens the way for the
letting of new contracts to reclaim laud
not included in the first unit, now un
der construction. Just what work will
be taken up next has not been fully de
termined. Much will depend on the
recommendations of Engineer Henry,
who now has full charge of this'project.
The Klamath project can be built as
a whole or in sections. It was origin
ally intended to build it by nnits, com
pleting one unit before taking up the
next. It has been found, however, that
there will be no trouble in getting set
tlers upon these lands as fast as water
is ready and tor this reason it was de
termined to push work hereafter.
While only $2,000,000 is actually
available for immediate use, another
$2,400,000 will be forthcoming by the
time the engineers are able to use it.
Considerable land tc be reclaimed is
now like bsd or swamp. Until the
water has been drained off and these
lake beds dried, it will be impossible
to complete the project. This draining
and drying process will require several
years; but in the meantime all land
now arid which is intended to be re
claimed will be brought under ditches.
Under the allotment just made it is be
lieved that work on the Klamath pro
ject can proceed without interruption
until the last ditch is dug and water
turned on every available acre.
The allotment for the Boise-Payette
project is increased to $1,490,000, and
for the Minidoka ta $1,655,000. The
previous allotment for each was $1,-
300,000. The Boise-Payette project
will cost more than the original allot
J. J. Hill Says He Will Connect Hud
son Bay and Great Lakes.
Chicago, July 16. Not satisfied with
his gigantic railroad undertakings,
which after 30 years appear to be only
a little more than half completed,
James J. Hill is now turning his atten
tion to canal building and has given his
word to his friends that boats will be
running from the Great lakes to Hud
son bay before the first vessel passes
through the Panama canal. As the
proposed water route is through the
Winnipeg river and Lake Winnipeg,
his purpose in making the Manitoba
capital the eastern terminal of his new
Canadian transcontinental line instead
of some point on Lake Superior is ex
plained. The building of the canal
will make him practically master of the
transportation business of the North
west and will protect him against the
incursions that have been made into
his territory by other railroad inter
ests within the past few years.
It is proposed to have the canal start
from some place on Lake Superior,
traverse the district northwest through
the Rainy river and the Lake of the
Woods to the Winnipeg river and past
the city of Winnipeg to Lake Winni
peg. From there it would be necessary
only to dredge out the canal channel
into Hudson bay, thus connecting the
Great lakes with the bay and Atlantic
Roosevelt Willing to Mediate.
Oyster Bay, July 16. In extending
the good offices of the United States in
conjunction with Mexico to end the
dispute between Guatemala and Salva
dor, President Roosevelt has a program
of action outlined. The United States
will follow the suggestion of the con
tending governments, if they indicate a
desire to accept the mediation offered.
No suggestion as to the mode of proced
ure to be followed will come from the
United States, it is announced here to
day, unless request or suggestion shouli
be made by Guatemala or Salvador.
Honduras Joins In.
Panama, July 16. A telegram re
ceived here from San Salvador says that
Honduras declared war ayainst Guate
mala today. According to this same
message the following proclamation has
been circulated in Salvador: "General
.Bonilla, commander of the Salvador
army, hai repelled the Guatemalan
forces at Matapama, in Salvador, 10
miles east of the Guatemalan frontier.
The victorious army of Salvador retain
ed the positions captured."
Government Loss by Disaster.
Washington, July 1G. Quartermast
er General Humphrey of the army has
compiled a statement showing that the
amount necessary to be cpxended as a
result of the fire iu San Francisco under (
the various titles of eppropriations fcr
his department aggregates $2,268,478.
Record Grain and Hay Output Ex
pectedLabor Scarce.
Albany Ceres has dealt bountifully
with Linn county this year. There is
not a failure to record thus far. Even
the strawberries, reported ruined by
the late spring rains, recovered from
the temporary setback and made a full
crop. Linn county farms are the pic
ture of industry and prosperity. Every
variety of farm product will be almost
a full yield, and some, particularly the
hay eutput, will surpass all previous
Haying is now in its busiest stage,
and the enormous slxe of the crop will
tax the resources of the farming com
munity to care tor it before the thresh
ing season. This year's hay crop is
notable for the great amount of vetches
grown. This greatest of all stock foods
thrives in the Willamette val.ey, and
Linn farmers are beginning to realize
the tact. It has many of the properties
that rejuvenate the soil, and is itself a
profitable product. Running as high
as five tons to the acre, it not only
yields enormous stacks of hay, but also
furnishes excellent pasturage.
There is a market shortage on farm
laborers in Linu conuty, and farmers
are experiencing extreme difficulty in
housing their crops.
All classes of grain will be ready for
harvest soon, and almost at the same
time. This complicates matters and
creates a greater demand for help than
ordinary. Ti meet the occasion farm
ers are doubling forces in the haying
and in this way the work is progressing
rapidly, and soon the greatest output
of hay Linn county has ever produced
will be on the market.
A part of the work of threshers this
year will be separating seed from the
vetch straw. Large orders for vetch
seed have been received, a number of
them coming from Portland wholesale
Many Ciaims to Adjust.
Salem When the next legislature
convenes one of the most important du
ties which will devolve upon the joint
committee on claims will be the adjust
ment of a large grist of claims aggregat
ing a total of over $425,000 in princi
pal, upon which interest will be de
manded from the state at the legal rate
of 6 per cent, and for all periods of time
ranging from three months to a year
and a half. The most complex ques
tion which the committee and the leg
islature must determine is which of the
claims for interest, in equity, should
be allowed and which should b reject
ed. Report of Land Board.
Salem The monthly statement of
Clerk G. G. Brown, of the state land
board, shows that a total of $29,426 88
had been clolected in the land depart
ment during the month of June for the
sale of school, agricultural and swamp
lands. A statement of the condition of
the several funds on band in the land
department follows: Common school
fund, principal, $305,901.77 common
school fund, farms, $158,318.33; uni
versity fund, principal. $t88; univerei
ty fund, farms, $3,170; agricultural
college fund, principal, $16 025.07;
agriculutral college fund, farms, $5,935.
Must Tell Police Their Troubles.
Salem If the gillnet fishermen do
not want their rights to fish in the tide
waters of the Columbia river to be im
posed upon by owners and operators of
fish traps, gears, etc., they will have to
take their troubles to the "policeman"
and have the matter adjusted by the
courts through the regular process.
This, in effect, is the decision arrived
at by the state board of fish commis
sioners while considering the complaint
of illegal fishing with traps in the tide
waters of the Columbia made by (secre
tary H. M. Lorntsen, of the Columbia
River Fishermen's Frotective union.
Hot Weather Cooks Fruit.
Salem The excessively hot weather
of the past week has done a great
amount of damage to such small ana
tender fruits as the raspberry, logan
herrv and even cherries. In some in
stances the frnit has been literally
cooked on the vines or trees ana nas
heen snoiled for sale as a first-class ar
ticle. Because of the long season of
cool, moiBt, cloudy weather the fruit
was in no condition to withstand the
sudden change to dry, hit weather.
Hot Winds Cause Damage.
The Dalles The east wind which
prevailed recently unquestionably did
mora or lass damaae to Brain. farm
ers from different parts of the county
mnort lute era in badlv injured, but
they do not consider that early spring
or fall grain is badly damaged. A
week of cool weather or a good rain
would be most beneficial and would re
store most of the damaged crops.
Oregonians Who Drew Locations.
pnHlHtnn Amonif the names of the
prizewinners in the drawings for the
Orow Indian lands in Montana, which
ttnlr nlttnA .Til lv 3. occur those of Hugh
It. McCollem of Pendleton and Arthur
Blevine of Pilot Rock. Other Oregon
ians who were among the fortunate are
Clvde Brenner of lleppner and W. E.
Owens of Portland.
Union County Grain Safe.
La Grande July 5 was the hottest
day of the season. On that day the
thermometer registered lui, on juiy o,
ft and the niaht of July 0, 68, which
was the hottest night so far of the sum
mer. July 7 the thermometer stood at
89. So far not the slightest damage
has been done the crops.
Will Obtain Their Grain Bags Inde
pendent of Buyers.
Salem There is a lively war on be
tween Willamette valley farmers and
the valley millers and warehousemen,
growing out of the question o( furnish
ing sacks tor grain. It has always been
the practice for warehousemen and
millers to furnish sacks to farmers and
take the value of the racks out of the
purchase price of the grain when sold.
Recently millers and warehousemen
in other valley counties decided to dis
continue this pra 'tice and to require
farmers to buy the sacks outright
Marion and Polk county gralnhuyers
have practically agreed to the same
plan, though no formal action has been
"This is a blessing to valley farm
ers," declared W. A. Taylor, a promin
ent grain farmer. "The warehousemen
have got none the stari of us, for al
ready we have began art anting to buy
sacks independent of them. We have
placed ourselves in their power too
long. Now the farmers will build
granaries on their own farms, buy only
sacks enough to haul grain from the
field to the granary, let the grain lie
loose in bins, and thus be compelled to
buy only one-tenth as many sacks as
tbey do.
"I have learned by experience that I
can sometimes get 8 cents more a bush
el for my wheat by having possession
of the grain when I get ready to sell.
Farmers can make enough in a single
season by increased prices of wheat to
pay for their granaries.
"Let the warehousemen combine.
We are doing something in that line
ourselves and we shall buy our sacks
without paying tribute to the ware
housemen." Linn Losing Undesirable Element.
Eugene Prohibition in county
is the cause of 50 or 60 men employed
by the Booth-Kelly Lumber compiny
in the sawmills and logging tamps
quitting their jobs. Last week was
pay day and quite a numtier more sig
nified their intention of quitting. The
company is not worrying over the mat
ter, as it is felt that the worst element
among the several hundred employes is
gotten rid of, aid their places can eas
ily be filled by sober men.
Big Log Drive in Progress.
Albany The Spalding Logging com
pany is now dumping into the Willam
ette river above Albany its annual
drive of logs for the mills at Oregon
City, and for its own lumber mills at
Newberg. This years' drive will con
sist of 12,000,030 feet of logs, and will
be one of the largest on record. It is
now in the vicinity of Ifarrisburg, in
Linn county, and will be several days
getting down U Albany.
Benson Filet Bond.
Salem Secretary of State-elect Frank
W. Benson has filed his official oath
and bond in the sum of $10,000 with
Governor Chamberlain, who has ap
proved the same.
W. C. Bristol is Reappointed.
Oyster Bay, L. I. President Roose
velt has reappointed William C. Bris
tol United States attorney for the dis
trict of Oregon.
Wheat Club. 7071c; b'uestem,
72073c; rel, 6869c; valley, 71c.
Oats No. 1 white feed, $32; gray,
$31 per ton.
Barley Feed, $23.75 per ton; brew
ing. $24; rolled, 262i.
ye $1 50 per hundred.
Hay Valley timothy, No. 1, $tl
12.60 per ton; clover. $8 509; cheat,
$6 507; grain hay, 78; alfalfa, $11.
Fr iits Apples, $1.60(31.75 per box;
cherries, 48c per pound; currants, 9
10c; peaches, 75c$l per -crate;
plums, $11.25; strawberries, 68c
per pound; gooseberries, 8; per
pound; Logan berries, $ 1.35511 .60 per
crate; raspberries, $1.753185 per
crate; blackberries, 8c per pound.
Vegetables Beans, 67c per pound;
cabbage, lc per pound; corn, 25 3350
per dozen; cucumbers, 75c$l per box;
lettnee, head, 25c per dozen; onions,
1012c per dozen; peas, 45c per
pound; radishes, 1015c per dozen;
rhubarb, 3c per pound; spinach, 23c
per pound; tomatoes, $1.252.25 per
box; parsley, 25c per box; squash, $1
1.25 per crate; turnips, 90c$l per
sack; carrots, $11.25 per sack; beets,
$1.25(31.50 per sack.
Onions New red, lQlc per
pound; new yellow, l2cper pound.
Potatoes Fancy graded Burbanks,
nld. 40a50c ner sack (110 -pounds) ; or
dinary, nominal; new, Oregon, 76c
Buftor Fancy creamery, HKOc
per pound.
Eggs Oregon ranch, 21J22c per
dozen .
Poultry Average old hens, 9.i
13c per pound; mixed chickens, ll'ft
12c; fryers, 1617c; broilers, 163
16c; roosters, 9JJ10c; dressed chick
ens, 1416c; turkeys, live, 1017c;
turkeys, dressed, choice, 1722Jc;
geese, live, 88c; ducks, 1213c.
jlops Oregon, 1905, lie; olds,
8c per pound.
Wool Eastern Oregon average best,
182305 valley, coarse, 2223);
fine, 24c; mohair, choice, 2830o pei
Veal Dressed, 57o per pound.
Beef DresBed bulls, So per pound;
cows, 46c; country steers. 6Sc.
Mutton Drecsed, fancy, 73c per
pound-, ordinary, 6 6c; lambs, fancy,
Pork Dressed, 78c per pound,
Slayer of Holy Roller Creflield Mur
dered In Seattle.
Seattle, July 13. Esther Mitchell
shot and killed her brother George, the
slayer of Krans Kdmund Creflield, In
the Union depot at 4:20 o'clock yes
terday afternoon, as mrge and his
brother Perry were on their av to
take a Northern 1'aclllc train for Port
land. Miss Mitchell was walking behind
the two brothers, In company with a
third brother, Fred. She had gone to
the depot for the purpose of killing her
brother, and though she greeted him
with a smile and a hearty handshake,
she loitered behind to get her opportu
nity. A revolver purchased the day
before by Mrs. Crellield for the assassi
nation was carried concealed under a
cape thrown carelessly over Esther
Mitchell's left arm.
Fred Mitel ell offered to carry the
cape, and as she handed it to him, the
sister raised her revolver and fired.
The bullet struck young Mitchell be
hind the left ear and he died instantly.
As the gun was brought up Fred
Mitchell leaped to seiae the weapon
but he was too late, lie grabbed Es
ther's arm just alter she fired and the
girl collapsed in his arms. She stayed
there until deK)t policemen hurried up
and placed her under arrest.
Both Esther Mitchell and Mrs. Cref
field, who was arrested at 7 o'clock
last night while on her way hack from
the cemetery where "Joshua" Creflield
is buried, acknowledged in statements
taken before Chief Wappenatein that
they had conspired to kill George. Had
it been necessary Esther Mitchell was
pre pa rex 1 to follow her brother to Port
land. It was this Insane demand for
vengeance that prompted her to refuse
to accompany her father on his return
to Illinois.
"I killed George because he had
killed an innocent man, and because he
had rrined my reputation by saying
that Creflield seduced me," Esther
Mitchell declared, but both her state
ment and that of Mrs. Creflield indi
cate that the two had conspired to as
sassinate. Mrs. Creflield prompted the shooting
and she bought the gun with which it
mas done. It had been agreed between
ttem that the first one seeing George
should slay him.
General Toledo Routt Government
Forces With Great Lost.
Mexico City, July 13. According to
advices received here, General Toledo,
the Guatemalan revolutionist, who has
been recruiting his forces and has now
some good artillery, offered battle yes
terday to Guatemalan regular troops in
the department of Jutinpa, at a point
about four miles from the Salvadorean
border, inflicting decisive defeat on
Guatemalan forces. There was heavy
loss on both sides. The revolutionists
are jubilant over their success.
Regalado, former president of Salva
dor, and the leader of the Salvad)rean
troops in the present conflict with
Guatemala, was killed in the battle.
Guatemala Claims Victory.
Panama, July 1 3. -r Henor Parrios,
foroign minister of Guatemala, cabled
to the Panama government this after
noon as follows :
"Guatemala, July 12. The Salva
dorean government has invadtd Guate
malan territory, compelling us to
make an energetic defense. We ob
tained a complete victory yHterday at
Jicardo, where General Tomas Kegala
do, the chief commander of the Salva
dorean army, was killed."
Plans to Supprett Revolt.
St. Petersburg, July 12. The pre
parations which the War office has
been making at all principal cities to
meet an armed revolutionary movement
prove to have been very elaborate. The
plana for the defense of Riga have
fallen into the hands of the revolu
tionary paper Misla, which this morn
ing publishes the entire plans of de
The garrison is divided into three
divisions of two battalions of infantry,
half a company of Cossacks and three
machine guns each, to prevent the in
vasion of the city from three open
sides, namely, the canal, the dam and
the river Duna.
Asks Root to Give Help.
San Juan Porto Rico, July 13. The
lower house of the insular legislature
adopted a resolution asking Secretary
Hoot to use his good offices in behalf of
Porto Rican citizenship ami an elective
insular senate. The Republicans, who
constitute the minority in the legisla
ture, opposed the resolution, holding
that Mr. Root was the island's guest
and that the time and place were inop
portune. It is reported that the docu
ment was not presented before the sail
ing of Mr. Hoot, the authorities not de
siring to interfere with his visit.
Uprising in Transvaal.
Johannesburg, Transvaal, July 13.
The diHquieting rumors that the bloke
of the Hand contemplated an uprising
July 17 are borne out by the fact that
the native servants have warned their
mistresses to retire to places of safety,
Similar rumors huve been circulated in
the Kcef, hut the police ridicule them.
However, much anxiety is expressed
() or a paper read at n conference of the
tithiopian church which says an upris
ing has been opei ly advised.
Trade With Britain Killed.
London, July 13. In June of last
v ear there arrived at the Albert docks
f'mn Bowton and New Orleans 27,000
anon nt tinned meats; iu June of this
year the rece pfs were only 4,000 cases
Iu July. 1905. 24.000 casea re
ceived, but thus far tills month nnn '
have a'rived from the United States, j
Hill Says North Bank Road Is
lest Ever Built.
A Road With Low Grades and Easy
Curves It the Main Object
Sought by Duilcer.
Portland, July 14. James J. Hill,
president of the Great Northern, and
one ot the most dominant figures in lh.
railroad world, reached Portland last
evening by the steamer Capital City
from The lallea. With him are I.ool
W. Hill, vice president ot the Great
Northern; Howard Elliott, president of
the Northern Pacific; W. I.. Darling,
chiet engineer cf the Northern Pacific;
A. II. Hogelaud, chief engineer of thn
Great Northern; all ot St. Paul; C. M.
Levey, president of the Portland A
Seattle railway, and It. E, Palmer,
assistant general superintendent of thn
Northern Pacific, of Tacoma, and Cory
T. Hutchinson, an electric engineer
from New York. In the party are four
stenographers and Mr. J. J. Hill's ser
vant. In speaking of the new read down
the north hank, Mr. Hill said:
"It is likely the Portland A Seattle
will he extended to Spokane. We ran
not say definitely, hut there are survey
ors in the field, and II wn can get a
low grade, we will no doubt build.
We could use the Northern Pacific line
from Pasco, hut it is exacted that thn
line will extend from Portland to Sp
kane. The Portland A Health railway
will be the best new mad that was ever
built In the United States. It will ho
a road of low K'adea and few curves,
and it will be very expensive, but when
it is built it will be the Ih-iI construc
tion ever undertaken in this country.
"l.ow grades are equivalent to deep
water in the harbor. Portland can
overcome the lack of deep water by
easy grades. The Columbia river
offers great opportunities in low grades,
hut construction Is fearfully expensive.
There are miles where the cost of build
ing the road will run over $100,000 to
the mlie. And this is exclusive of the
cost of tunnels, of which there are sev
eral to the mile in many places.'"
Mr. Hill said that he does not nerd
to look over his terminals in the city,
as he knows already what they are.
Work will he legun soon, he said, on
the required buildings to earn for the
business handled by the new Hill road
in this city.
Brutal Treatment of Sealers Cap
tured by Ruttiant.
Victoria, B. C, July 14. Captain
T. II. Thompson and Joe Knapp, Amer
ican citizens; Edward McNeill, Georgo
McCamish, Canadians; Jose Villon, a
Spaniard, who reached Kobe after be
ing released Jroin prison in Siberia af
ter serving two years, were cruelly
treated, according to letters rrceived
here. The prisoners were seal hunters
employed on the Japsnexe sealer Kyo
ichi Mum, formerly the Diana, of Sau
Francisco, and were ctptured by the
cruiser (iromohoi in August, 11)04. and
taken to Nicolaiefsk, and thence to
Captain Thompson, navigating oflicer
of the sealer, whoso homo is in Ssn
Francisco, was suspected of being a spy
because of some drawings found in a
notebook. He was loaded with chains
welded on his arms and lc&s by black
smiths, and confined for six months in
a small, unlit cell, built of wood and
swarming with vermin. When brought
out lor trial he was unable to walk,
and was practically dragged to the
court along the snow. The trial had
been concluded when the prisoners
were brought in, and each had been
sentenced to 16 ninths' imprisonment.
Forett Fire Near Sandpolnt.
Butte, Mont., July 14. A Sand point
special says: Owing to a bad forest
fire burning for the second time this
seaion, the Snokpane International
Railroad company has suffered losses
near Colhurn. Several hundred ties,
poles and piling, which belonged to th
company, went up in smoke, caught in
the path of the fire, which is thought
to he under control thia morning. Th
fire drove out Contractor Purvis, the
men and horses being hurried to Col
hurn for safety. The railway company
lost two culverts.
Contract for Wathipt.
Washington, July 14. Secretary
Bonaparte today awarded the contracts
for the two 10,000-ton battlesh'pa
South Cum i lift nr., I At I, .1.1., on
the Cramps, of Philadelphia, and tho
other to the New York Shipbuilding
company, of Camden, N. J. Th
Cramps' bid was $3,540,000 and that
of the New York Shipbuilding com
pany $3,685,000. The boats are to be
of the reciprocating type, so far as en
gines are concerned.
New Outbreak In Santo Domingo.
WaHhlnuIn n T 1 a 1 A lian Likn tula.
graph wires between Monte Christ! and
Cape Haytien, the cable terminus in
Santo Domingo, are reported to the
uoparimeni touay ny uommanaer
Southerland. an almrmf intrnrlahla Hi 17 II
of revolutionary trouble there.