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    Hood River Glacier.
It's a Cold Day When We Get Left.
VOL. 8.
NO: 9.
From AIL Parts of the New
World and the Old.
Comprehensive Review of the Import'
ant Happenings of the Past Week
Gulled From the Telegraph Column
Chinatown in San Francisco is in a
'' fever of ezoitement and another high-
-binder war has been declared. . ,.; j)
' Cloolin's sawmill, situated on Deej
creek, near Medical lake, Wash., was
. burned to the ground. The loss it
Cholera ia abating in Egypt Bat
tles in Crete are almost of hourly occur
rence, and the Turks have Buffered
heavy losses.
The remains of Ed Moran were found
floating in the Puyallup river. Moran
is supposed to have drowned himseli
on June 80 last , -
By the reopening of an old vein in
the Gwin mine, in Calaveras oounty,
Cal., the mine has become valuable,
and the owners now hold it at $8,000,
000. The storthing, the representative
. body of Norway, has defeated the bill
for the temporary increase of duties
on petroleum and sugar, and for the
imposition of a duty on meat.
Mrs. T. H. Tofree, who was Grover
Cleveland's seoretary while he was
mayor'of Buffalo, oommitted suicide in
Mojave, Cal,, by drinking oarbolio aoid.
It is supposed she was temporarily in-
sane. ' ' .
Adjutant General Tuttle has received
from the seoretary of the state of Ore
gon a warrant for $5,917, with whioh
' to pay the militia boys for their serv
ices at Astoria during th4 recent fishing
: troubles. ,
' On the anniversary of the birthday
of the queen regent'of , Spain, which
ooours the 28d inst.7 General Weyler
. will release many prisoners. The an
niversary will be made an occasion of
unusual clemenoy. - ;
Near Dryden, Mioh. , George Swayne,
;a farmer, about 45 years old, killed his
three small children and set lire to his
7 house, then blew his brains out. His
wife died a short time ago. It is
thought that this deranged his mind.
The two-story briok building, occu
pied by H. Wolf & Brother, at No. 80
Front street, Portland, Or. , as a whole
sale gentleman'B furnishing goods
house, was completely gutted by fire,
and the stock is a total loss.' The stock
was valued at upwards of $60,000 and
is partly oovered by $28,000 insurance.
The barkentine Herbert Fuller, Cap
tain Nash, from Boston for Bosario,
has put into Halifax, Novia Scotia.
There had been a mutiny on board.
The captain, his wife and the second
mate were killed in their berths in the
night The first officer, who was on
'' watch, knew nothing about the affair.
The murderer or murderers crawled
aft to the cabin, desoended, and with
axes ohopped the victimB to death.
Upon the arrival of the barkentine all
; the orew were locked up in the police
station toi wait trial. :
Rioters are again rampant at the
Brown Hoisting Works, in Cleveland,
O., and serious trouble is feared. .
Cincinnati and vicinity have been
visited by heavy thunder storms and at
several plaoes there is reported loss of
life and property. Near Portsmouth
five persons took refuge in a shed,
which was struok by lightning, killing
.. 11 of them. "
Captain-General Weyler has issued
a deoree that all . foreigners in the
island are to register in a -special book
in the government's charge previous to
their being justified in appealing to ar
. tide 7 of the deoree relative to foreign
. citizenship in November, 1894.
. James Harvey Sherman, a famous
' spy in the war of the rebellion, who
resided near Charlotteville, Mich,, is
, dead. Before the war broke out Sher
man resided in Virignia, where he ac
cumulated a fortune, whioh was after
wards entirely swept away by the war.
Albert Olsen, 85 years of age, an em
ployee of the Willamette Casket Com
pany, of Taooma, was oaught in the
machinery, whirled rapidly around the
, revolving shaft and instantly killed.
The body was horribly mangled, the
left leg and right foot being torn off
' A little boy of Marshall, Miuh.j
when herding cattle, tied two of his
sisters, 4 and 5 years old, and another
little girl with a rope, the end of
which was attached to the saddle on a
pony. The pony ran away, dragging
ho three girls half a mile. Two of
?he girls were killed and ' the other
badly injured. v
. The oolored people of Cincinnati
held a memorial meeting in honor of
Harriet Beeoher Stowe. It was in this
oity that she , wrote "Uncle Tom's
Cabin," also spending her early life
here when her father was president of
TLane theologioal seminary. She was
married in Cincinnati, Professor Stowe
being oonneoted with Lane seminary,
fie was 76 years old and leaves
wife and six ohildren.
Fired on the Tur,
It is rumored at Astoria that the tug
Relief, while on a trip from Astoria to
Port Townsend, was fired upon by
some fishermen whose nets the tug had
just passed over.
Jolt Maoeo Killed.
Private dispatohes from Havana say
that General Jose Maoeo, the Cuban
patriot leader, was shot through the
head and instantly killed during an
attaok whioh he led upon the Spanish
forces in Gato Hills. The report says
that Colonel Caratagena, another in
surgent officer, and several members of
Maoeo's staff, were killed at the same
time. - -
Mysterious Poisoning.
(.'PCrqinnati an unknown blonde
wuman wag : uunu uy a xurs iiiuman
soldier lying imoonscious on the ground
on a farm;within a few feet of the spot
where the beheaded body of Pearl
Bryan was left by her murderers. The
girl was taken to Newport, where it
was found she had either been drugged
or had taken poison herself.
Ex-Governor Busaell Dead
Ex-Governor William E. Russell, of
Massachusetts, was found dead in bed
in a fishing camp near Grand Pabos,
Quebec When he passed through Mon
treal on his way to the salmon grounds
in Gaspe, he was in the best of health.
It is supposed he died of heart disease.
He was well-known in.publio life, and
took a prominent part in the national
Democratic convention reoently held
in Chicago.
Banged at Folsom.
John E. Howard was hanged in the
prison corridor at Folsom, Cal., for
the murder of Martin PeLanina, in
Tulare oounty, in June, 1894. Only
twenty persons besides the priBon
offioials witnessed ' the exeoution.
Howard walked firmly to the scaffold
and stood calm and composed till the
drop fell.. A slight . twitohing of the
hands gave the only, evidence of agita
tion. Mew Steamship Line.
A St. Paul dispatch says S. Iwanaga,
of Tokio, Japan, general manager of
the Japanese Mail Steamship Company,
limited, has just signed a oontract with
the Great Northern Railway Company
for the establishment of a steamship
line between Tokio and Seattle. Thus
the Great Northern system extends its
operations into the far , east, and its
bills of lading are in force from Tokio
to Buffalo, N. Y. v
An American Bark Ashore.
: A dispatoh from Zanzibar reports
that the American bark John D.
Brewer, went ashore at Pangawani,
The government has sent a vessel to the
assistance of the Brewer.
Scraped From the Band Wagon.
The band whioh accompanies Buffalo
Bill's Wild West Show attempted to
drive under a bridge in Massillon, O.
All the men were scraped off. Five or
six are reported dead or dying and in
jured, 'v, ,. :
Poisoned by Drinking; Lemonade.
. News has been received of the fatal
poisoning at Santiago, Minn., of a
family of nine children, caused by
drinking lemonade. The children died
one after another, and - the parents are
not expeoted to live.
A Fatal California Fire.
Fire broke out in the residence of
John Coyle in Fresno, Cal. Coyle
was in the house asleep at the time and.
was burned to death. He was a
pioneer ' citizen of Fresno oounty and
possessed of considerable means.
Fiendish Woman Banged.
: News from Coeburn, Va.t says that
Mary Snodgrass was hanged there for
the murder of a 6-months-old child by
burning it in a stove. Tiia woman was
28 years old. The Snodgrass woman
was a disreputable woman and was
compelled to leave Pikeville, Ky., on
that aocount. '
Bond Investigation.
Senator Harris, chairman of the sen-,
ate oommittee to investigate the reoent
bond issues, says he has not yet deter
mined whether the oommittee will
wait until the fall before going on
with its investigation or will complete
its work, frame its report and make it
publio this summer. The last meeting
adjourned subject to the call of . the
The Messenger Crucified.
A London dispatoh from Wady
Haifa reports that the messenger who
oarried the news to Khalifa at Om
duran that his army had been defeated
at Firket, was immediately put to
death by oruciflxion. Khalifa an
nounced that the same fate would be
imposed upon any one who mentioned
the Firket in his hearing.
A Prominent Lawyer Dead.
John Cameron Simmon ds, formerly
of Chioago, and a member of the bar,
died at the Ward island insane asylum,
New York. : His business interests
were largely in the West He was in
terested in mining and railway con
struction in California, but did much
of his business in New York, and was
well-known to Wall-street bankers.
Mr. Simmonds was an authority on
criminal law and wrote a great deal
on that subject His writings on
prison reform have also made him
New York Banks Prepared to
Assist the Subtreasury.
Bankers Bee No Cause for Alarm, Nor
Are Treasury Officials the Least Dis
turbed by Decreasing Gold Reserve.
Washington, July 22. The gold
reserve went below the ninety -million
mark today for the first time in many
months, and the aotual figures were
$89,761,886, a reduction of ' $3,706,800
for the day. Of the withdrawals, $3,
000,000 were for export. Treasury
offioials look upon this heavy gold drain
as entirely abnormal, and are confident
that it will not continue. They say
there is nothing in trade oiroles to war
rant the exports, adding that, although
exchange is at a point above the ship
ping point in normal times, the condi
tions are suoh, in their judgment, as to
make it unoertain whether it can be
profitable at present. . - '
In the absence of Secretary Carlisle,
who will not return to the oity from
his jaunt down the bay until tonight
or tomorrow, no one oan speak author
itatively respeotmg the probability of
another issue of bonds to replenish the
reserve in the near future, but the gen
eral trend of opinion was that suoh a
thing was not to be expeoted.
The rumor reaohed the' treasury late
in the day that the New York banks
had deoided to oome to the relief of the
department, and pledget themselves to
maintain the reserve at the $100,000,
000 point. There was no offioial back
ing to this report, but offioials profess
to see other hopeful signs even if this
promise fails of realization. Among
them is the prospeot that the demand
for money in the West will oblige New
York banks to deposit gold with the
treasury in order to obtain the neces
sary paper. This will add materially
to the protection of the gold reserve.
, The department has already accumu
lated in the general balanoe of $261,
618,883 no less than $84,286,016 of the
old legal-tender notes and $35,118,019
in Sherman notes. This leaves the
whole amount of legal tender notes
outstanding of a kind that can be used
under the "endless-chain" plan, to
draw out the treasury gold at once,
$345,000,000, and very much of this is
aotively circulating in the course of
daily trade. The national banks held
of this total $147,000,000, and, so far
as the treasury offioials know, they are
not generally lending themselves to the
present raid. '
As to other conditions, ' the offioials
are satisfied with the manner in whioh
they have gotten so far through the
month of July. This is always a try
ing month, the beginning of the fiscal
year letting loose a lot of appropria
tions for miscellaneous objects, as well
as for rivers and harbors and pensions.
The payments on aooount of the latter
have amounted so far to $9,827,000
this month, while the quarterly inter
est charges on the 4-per cent bonds and
others have aggregated $6,479,000.
The total expenditures for the month
have reaohed $31, 118,000, whioh leaves
a defioit of $12,091,294; but this is no
more than was expeoted, while the
encouragement is found in the fact
that the reoeipts have averaged well
up to a million dollars per diem, and
that much of this inorease is composed
of internal revenue reoeipts, an indica
tion that whisky in bond has been at .
last drawn upon.
Brought Against the Oregon Improve
ment Company.
SeattifiKWash., July 22. In the
United States court in this oity, the
first mortgage bondholders of the Ore
gon Improvement Company have
brought suit for the foreclosure of their
mortgage and the appointment of. a
receiver. Judge Hanford ordered the
new suit, nnnnnlidntftd with tha nnifca
already pending, whioh were brought
by the holders of the consolidated
bonds, or rather by their trustee. He
also gave an order appointing C. J.
Smith, the present reoeiver, as receiver
under the new suit ' - ' .
The immediate occasion of the new
foreclosure suit, as set up in the bill of
complaint, is that a default of interest
on the first mortgage bonds took plaoe
June 1. Under the terms of the first
mortgage, this default rendered the
company liable to a suit for foreclosure.
. It is understood that the first mort
gage bondholders were not sorry of
this opportunity to plaoe themselevs in
a position where they may have a voice
in the reorganization of the oompany.
If the other bondholders should now
refuse to aooede to their terms, they
will press their foreclosure and. the
consolidated bondholders would have to
put up cash for the first mortgage bonds.
Two Toung Men Drowned.
Dayton, Or., July 22. Walter and
Rubs Atkins, 20 and 18 years old, while
swimming in the Willamette river
yesterday afternoon, a few miles south
of here, near Wheatland, were both
drowned. One of them had just come
from the East to visit his parents. The
4is lave not yet been reoovered.
Venezuela's Case Presented in an Able
Manner. '-.
Washington, July 22. The first part
of a brief prepared by James J. Stor
row, of the counsel for Venezuela, in
conjunction with Mr. Soruggs, the le
gal adviser of that government, has
just been oompleted and submitted for
the consideration of the Venezuela
boundary commission. The brief is
framed as an answer to the general
summary of the British bluebook de
voted to the Venezuela dispute, and,
like that, is an argument based upon
the evidence obtained by the agents of
the governments interested. The brief
is regarded at the state department as
a. most important contribution to-, the
British-Venezuela question, as Mr.
Storrow is a Boston praotitioner on
whom Seoretary Olney places muoh re
liance. Mr. Storrow devotes muoh of
his brief to an attempt to combat what
he regards as an attempt to extend the
claim beyond occupation, and, applying
the laws and facts as he finds them, he
declares that they give no support to
the British olaims, but are affirmatively
and specifically fatal to it
Mr. Storrow then turns his attention
to the Sohomburgk line, against the
running of whioh Venezuela protested,
and he says that every British ministry,
except that of Lord Salisbury, recog
nized that it was monstrous and diplo
matically inadmissible upon such : a
flimsy olaim, whioh the British now
oalled the Dardanelles of the Orinooo,
and offered to agree to lines whioh they
deolared would secure to Venezuela the
undisputed possession of the mouth of
the Orinooo.
Lord Salisbury's olaim, " however,
says Mr. Storrow, grew every time he
reourred to the subject, and he then
proceeds to point out in great detail
how, after Sohomburgk's death and
forty years after his survey, the British
oolonial office discovered that all these
maps were wrong and that Sohom
burgk's line went around by the big
bend of the Cuyuni, and compelled the
engraver to change all of his maps to
correspond, taking the Sohomburgk
line far westward from the original
oourse. Says Mr. Storrow:
"This is perilously near the altera
tion of anoient landmarks and spolia
tion of records. It evidently deoeived
Lord Salisbury, who, on February 18,
1890, asserted it to be the line surveyed
by Sir R. Sohomburgk in 1841. He did
not survey this line in 1841, or in any
other year." ' :.,
Some Advice to Letter-Writers ' Who
Bave Been Pestering Him.
Lincoln, Neb., July 22. Eaoh day,
the pile of letters at the home of Wil
liam J.. Bryan increases in size. In
stead of catching up with his corre
spondence, the Democratic presidential
oandidate gets farther behind. More
letters oome in eaoh day than he and
his wife and his seoretary oan open and
read. In order to let the people who
have written to him know about the
oondition of affairs, Mr. Bryan has
given out the following:
"To the Publio: My daily mail has
grown so large that I find it impossible
to reply at length to each. Those who
are interested in the success of our
oause will appreciate the situation and
pardon me for making the following
suggestions: : V '
, "First As time will not permit a
full disoussion of the prinoipal ques
tions in so large a number of private
letters, I snail, in order to avoid dis
crimination, res9rve all suoh disoussions
for publio oocasions.
"Second All offers of services and
suggestons as to the oonduct of the
campaign should be made to the na
tional committee representng various
states and territories. All requests for
campaign literature should be adressed
to the seoretary of the national oom
mittee at headquarters as soon as head
quarters are opened. If my friends
will be kind enough to observe these
suggestions, I shall be able to devote
my time more fully to the work of the
oampaign. W. J. Bryan."
. The Gold Democrats. '
St. Louis, July 22. Prominent gold
"standard Democrats of this oity today
took the first step toward repudiating
the ticket and platform of the Chioago
convention. ' They deoided to issue a
call for a convention of the gold stand'
ard Democracy of Missouri to determine
whether a third tioket shall be put in
the fluid, whether the fight for gold
shall extend into the congressional dis
tricts or whether the bolters shall oome
out openly for McKinley and oentralize
their efforts on him. Colonel James
O. Broadhead, ex-minister to Switzer
land under Cleveland, presided. A
resolution was adopted : providing for
the naming of a committee of seven by
Broadhead to fiend out a call for a con
vention of gold-standard ' Demoorats.
Circulars will be sent all over the
country to gold-standard leaders asking
them to co-operste or be present at the
Postmaster Skips Ont.
Vanoouver, B.V-. July 22. A. B.
Buie postmaster at Lytton, has skipped
out, and is believed to have crossed the
boundary. He is said .', to be about
$5,000 short in hl accounts, and also
owes personal debts for a considerable
amount, having bCjrowd from every
one he oould. Writs were issued at
the instance of seveial creditors,
A Resume of Events in the
Northwest. '
News Gathered in All the Towns of
. Our Neighboring State- Improve
ment Noted In All Industries Oregon.
A young cyclone passed through the
timber near Fox valley last week, and
a great deal of timber was blown
down. . .', ', ,: i 1
The ordinances preventing cows from
running at large and for cutting
thistles will be strictly enforced in
The Dalles.
Aocording to the report given the
oounty court by George Tregaskis, stock
lnspeotor, there are over 110,000 sheep
in Harney county, not inoluding lambs.
Bandover & Co. propose putting in a
mill at their Olalla, Doulgas oounty,
mine. The firm has sunk a shaft ten
feet, and at that depth the assays run
from $9.50 to $50 a ton, it is said.
The Long Creek Ealge, of Grant
oounty, is informed that over 200 sheep
are dead on the range between the mid
dle and north fork of the John Day
river, the result of poison on the range.
. The Umatilla county grand jury cau
tioned justices of the peace against issu
ing warrrants for the arrest of persons
charged with petty offenses, unless the
judge should be satisfied that the evi
dence is sufficient to oonvict or that the
accused is attempting to leave the coun
ty or state.
C. B. ;Wade, cashier of the First Na
tional bank, of Pendleton, sasy, after a
personal inspection of seventy-five
wheat fields in Umatilla county, and
npon oareful inquiry, that the damage
to the wheat crop in Umatilla oounty,
done by hot weather, has been on the
average, 60 per cent. ':.'.'
' It looks as though Salem and Marion
oounty were to become famous by rea
son of the newspaper sketch artists
produced from that section, says .the
Statesman. ' F. F. Bowers, a bright
and conscientious cartoonist, has been
summoned by telegraph to the offioe of
a San Farnoisoo ; paper and to assume
the duites of a valuable assignment.
The directors of The Dalles, Port'
land Astoria Navigation Company
visited the Cascade Locks, where they
met the governor, seoretary. of state
and state treasurer, who were looking
over the state portage. " The portage
was damaged but little by the high
water, and will require only slight
repairs before it oan be operated. The
repairs will be made ss soon as he
water goes down sufficiently to allow
The Dalles City to land at the lower
end of the incline. . ; . v
The oounty court of Union county
has reduoed by one the deputies in the
offloes of sheriff and clerk. In the
matter of the deputyship for the school
superintendent's office, whioh in a pub
lio way has been ' conferred on Miss
Nellie Stevens, it is stated that the
oounty court will not favor- her ap
pointment in that oapaoity, the board
taking the grounds that disqualification
as to the prinoipalsbip also disqualifies
her from discharging the duties of the
offioe as deputy.
. Washington.
The city counoil of. Puyallup has ap
propriated $25 for outting the thistles
in the streets and highways of that
town. " ',' , ' . ' '
During the month of June the Eggert
& Johnson Company at Getohell, in
Snohomish county, . out 2,175,000
shingles. -..
Government Architect Aaron E.
Johnson, who will have oharge of
building Spokane's new army post, has
arrived in that oity to assume his
duties. '' i 1
According to the report of the di
rector of , the mint, Kittitas oounty
took the lead in mineral produotion in
Washington last year, and produoed
one-third of the gold of the state. -.
George B. ' Lowe, a Georgia melon
planter, has booked an order to ship
two carloads of the green-above-the-red
fruit to Seattle, 8,000 miles. The
freight oharge is $350 per carload.
' Captain Kingsbury, who has been
employed as engineer of the Yakima
reservation ditch, reports that the
channel will oarry 164 feet of water
per seoond, sufficient to water 40,000
aores of land.
The oyster men of Mason county
have all been notified by the state land
commissioners that their deeds for
oyster lands are ready for them, and
they are happy, as the work of years
is bearing fruit ,
At the Day logging camp, at Oak
Point, in Cowlitz county, a logging
railorad is being built. It will be
about five miles in length, and will
tap a large body of excellent timber;
heavy steel rails will be used, and the
track will be standard gauge. ,
A few weeks ago a quantity of flax
straw, grown on Puget sound, was
nipped by the Seattle ohamber of com
merce to Barbour & Sons, of Lisburn,
Ireland. The manufacturers report that
the samples are exoellent, and very
similar to that grown in the Courtral
district in Belgium.
Unfavorable Report by the Agricultural
Washington, July 22. The gener
ally poor oondition of fruit throughout
the oountry is announoed in the agri
oultural department report just pub
lished. '
Apples declined in oondition from
71 to 64.6 during June. Prospects for
excellent crops still oontinued in New
England, New York, Pennsylvania,
Michigan and Iowa. Conditions are
also very fair in Nebraska and several
of the mountain states. In other parts
of the country the oondition of the crop
is far below the average, being lowest
in the Atlantio coast states, where the
percentages are genearlly below 50.' In
the Ohio valley and certain of the
Western states, not yet referred to, the
figures are somewhat higher, but no
where above 67, whioh is the percent
age reported for Illinois 'and Missouri.
. The peaoh crop promises to be of good
proportions. During the past month a
fall of 12.9 has taken plaoe, leaving
the general average now 51.8. Good
crops are expeoted in Delaware, Mary
land, Miohigan, Illinois, Indiana, Ken
tucky, Missouri and Kansas. The
orop has suffered considerably in Cali
fornia, as is shown by the oondition of -77,
whioh is lower than in any July
since 1890. In New Jersey the fruit is
falling badly. The Connecticut and
New York orchards promise very little
fruit, and in Pennsylvania the condi
tion is no better than in contiguous
New Jersey, standing at 52. In the
European oountries throughout the last
month the conditions were highly
favorable to growing grain. ,
Disposition of the Property of Harriet
Beecher Stowe.
' Hartford, Conn. , July 22. A unique
document is the will of Harriet Beech
es Stowe, offered for probate today.:
Under date of November 8, 1895, it
is signed by Charles F. Perkins, Mary
Russell Perkins and Arthur Perkins.
The large silver inkstand, the gift of
the women of England, is given to her
son Charles. The silver waiter and
the silver basket given her by the
women of England are given to her two
daughters, Harriet and Eliza. . The
gold braoelet given to Mrs.. Stowe by
the Duchess of Sutherland is be
queathed to her daughter Georgiana,
(Mrs. Allen, of Boston), now deceased.
In the residuary clause one-third of
all the property is given to her son, the
Rev. Charles E. Stowe, of Simsbury.
Major John C. Parsons, of Hartford,
is made trustee of the remaining two
thirds and the inoome is to be divided
between the daughters Harriet and
Eliza. In -a oodioil dated May 18, the
Forest-street house, whioh was Mrs.
Stowe's home for so long, is bequeathed
to her daughters Harriet and Eliza.
The inventory of Mrs. Stowe's estate
toots up to $42,858.
He Forgot His Name. '
Philadelphia, July 22. The identity
of the young man at the Philadelphia
hospital who on the night of Maroh 6
gave himself up to the police and said
he did not know his name or where he
oame from, has been at last disolosed.
He proves to be Herbert C. Spencer, the
youngest son of Solomon C. Spencer, a
wealthy oitizen of Lawrenoe, ; Kan.
The discovery was made last evening by
Dr. J. C. Robinson of Lawrence, Kan.,,
an old friend of Spencer, who came to
the hospital July 1 as resident physi
cian. ' Young Spenoer went to New
Orleans two years ago, and up to Jan-,
nary 19 last corresponded regularly
with his relatives. Since then they
heard nothing from him, except that he
had been seen in Washington in Feb
ruary. It is tnougnt one or bis
brothers will be here soon to take him
home. ;
For Smuggling Opium.
Seattle, July '22.--Margaret Morri
son, the woman smuggler, was today
sentenced by Judge Hanford, ' of , the
federal oourt, to eight months in the
King oounty jail and a fine of $50.
Mrs. Morrison lived at Port Townsend,
and was arrested November . 23 last on
the steamer Sehome, plying between
Viotoria and Seattle, for bringing un
stamped opium across the boundary.
The opium was purohased in Victoria,
and Mrs. Morrison had given part of it
to herl"0-year old daughter. The rest t
of it, six pounds, was found on her per
son. She was indioted by the federal
grand jury last Decmeber, but has been
seriously ill sinoe, and for a time it
was thought she would not live. '
- New Cruiser for Spain.
Madrid, July 22. The Spanish
patriotio league of Argentina offers to
present the Spanish government a
cruiser of 4,600 tons displacement, oost
ing an approximate of 8,000,000 pese
tas. The league representative, Senor
Gonzales Sainsa, was interviewed by
the government yesterday on the sub
ject. The cruiser will probably be
built at Glasgow. The opposition are
strongly opposed to the Rothschilds,
and the tobaooo questions being rushed
through the oortes. They desire to
force the gvernment to assemble the
oortes again in October or November
for their copsideration, Senor Canvas
is hot disposed to give way. As it is
he threatens to resign if the estimates
are not passed.