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IT'S A COLD DAY WHEN WE GET LEFT."
HOOD RIVER GLACIER
Published Every Friday by
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Terms of subscription 1.A0 a year vvlien
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rives at 2 p. m.
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Office upstairs over Copple's store. All calls
im at me omee or residence will be promptly
JOHN LELAND HENDERSON
ATTORNEY-AT-LAW, ABSTRACTER, NO
TARY PUBLIC and REAL
For 21 vears a resident of Oreeon and Wash'
lneton. 11ms had manv vears exnerience ill
Heal Estate matters, as abstracter, searcher of
titles and agent. Satisiactiou guaranteed or no
J F. WATT, M. D.
Surgeon for O. R. & N. Co. Is especially
equipped to treat catarrh of nose anu throat
and diseases of women.
Special terms for ollice treatment of chronic
Telephone, ollice, 125, residence, 45.
Harbison Bros., Profs.
FLOUR, FEED AND ALL CEREALS
Ground and manufactured.
Whole Wheat Graham a specialty. Custom
grinding done every Saturday. During the
uusy season additional days wilt Oe mentioned
in me local columns.
HOOD KITEIl. OIIKGON.
pAPERHANGING, KALSOMINING, ETC.
If your walls are sick or mutilated, call on
e. I., itnon.
Consultation free. No charge for prcscrip-
uoiis. jm o cure no pay.
Ollice hours (ram 6 A. M. till 6. P. !., aa.l ill
night if necessary.
JCONO.V1Y SHOE SHOP.
; PKICE LIST.
Men's half soles, hand eticked, 1
nailed, beBt, 75c; second, 60c; third, 40c.
Ladies' liand stitched, 75c; nailed, best.
Wre; second, 35. Best stock and work:
in Hood River. C. WELDS, Prop.
HE KLONDIKE CONFECTIONERY
Is the place to get the latest and best in
Confectioneries, Canuies, Nuts, Tobacco,
....ICE CREAM PARLORS....
COLE & GRAHAM, Props.
P C. BROSiUS, M.,D.
PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON.
Phone Central, or 121.
Office Hours: 10 to 11 A. M.; 2 to 3
and 6 to 7 P. M.
JT. HOOD SAW MILLS
' Tommsbon Buos, Pkops.
... .FIR AND PINE LUMBKR
Of the best quality alwas on hand at
prices to suit the times.
gUTLFR & CO.,
Do a general banking business.
HOOD RIVER, OREGON.
DALLAS & SPANGLER,
Hardware, Staves and Tinware
Kitchen Furniture, Plumbers'
Goods, Pruningjools, Etc.
We have a new and complete stock
of httrdware, stove and tinware, to
which we will keep constantly adding.
Our prices will continue to be as low as
EEPAIHII. TIIViRE 1 SPE.ULTT.
EVENTS OF THE DAY
itome of the Telegraphic
iews of the; World.
ERSR TICKS FRO VHR WIRES
An Intereatlne Clleetlon of Item. From
lie Two UoiiiiNpheres Irg nt j
in a Corimmct) lvia.
Chinese soldiers are killing the Box
Belgium Broooses to send
nonary corps to Ctona.
Civil eovenrment hna lmnn cctaKli-ck
eu m V iuan. Luzon.
China has annealed to Fran tn n
ner gooa ornces with the powers.
Desolation and ruin in Tion THn
Pigs and dogs are eating the bodies of
A mob in New Orleans killed thmo
negroes and wounded several others
lne police prevented a lynching.
An explosion and fire in a nolla
factory at Chicago, caused the death nf
tour women, and Ave others were in
Colombian rebels are fie-htino hard
for the possession of Panama. Heavy
artillery nre is being directed against
Pants makers of New York City
have Struck for shorter hnnra and an
inrcease in wages. Five thousand are'
A passenger train on the Chicago &
Eastern Illinois railway was wrecked
near Benton, 111., killing one man and
The Boers have evacuated all their
positions and are retreating northwar
to Lydenburg. Many burghers are
anxious to see peace come.
At Truckee, Cal., a faro bank in the
rear of a saloon was robbed by two
masked men, who covered five players
with revolvers and secured $750
The admirals, it is said have decided
that an advance on Fekin cannot be
made with less than 60,000 ,men,
About half that number have been
Senator Clark, of Montana, says hit
credentials have been pronounced good
by the best constitutional lawyer of tht
mntry, and he expects to be seated
in the senate.
Li Hnnt? fllinnc nnsnrna r.lin Franer?
cnnmil at Shiuichiii that Minister Pi.
chon is alive, and he will transmit a
message to him requesting an answer
within five days.
The navy department is preparing
for eventualties by fitting out trans-
ports to carry coal and stores to the
Seet in Chinese waters. Army troops
u a hnrrvincr from various nosts
throughout the country to the Pacifio
Peace reigns in Venezuela.
Colombian revoltuionists have cap
Honolulu Chinese will ask powers to
restore Emperor Kwang bui.
"Aunt Marv" Walling, a pioneer.
died at Amity, Or., aged 82 years.
There was a stamnede from Juneau
to the new placer diggings on Glacier
Militiamen have been called out to
quell the striking fishermen on Fraser
river, B. C.
A familv of six went bathing in a
shallow lake near Ventura, Cal., and
only one lives.
The briuadier-generals who will
serve under Chaffee are Grant, Barry
D. Alexander, a crominent business
man of New Watcom, wasn., mei
death by asphyxiation.
Four out of a party of five prospect
ors lost their lives as a result of a terri
ble trip to the head waters of the Stew
t river, in the Klondike.
The Kumassi relief column has re
turned to Fnmsu, bringing the defend
ers of the town. The besieged were on
the point of giving up when rescued.
Turkey is considering the subject of
sending a force to China tff co-operate
with the powers. The Sultan is great-
affected by the barbarous acts oi ine
Thn Oavnor-Greene hearing developed
the fact that Captain Oberlin M. Carter
made heavy purchases of bonds wnne
charge of government wont in &a-
Two fatalities at Tacoma. Coal
passer on transport Kosecrans ieu
through a trestle and drowned and a
student at Vashon college instantly
killed while felling a tree.
Famine threatens the city of Tien
Tsin, Hundreds of thousands ot ni
namen are leaving their homes in the
districts where fighting is going on
without means of support.
Harry Arinott, locator and part
ownr of the Little Annie group of
mines in the Big Bug district, Arizona,
has committed suicide at Prescott by
taking strychnine. Despondency due
ill health was the cause.
The United States court of claims
has just settled a case 102 years oia.
New York's Masonic grand lodge has
risdiction over more than 102,000
The prince of Wales is credited with
the ambition of anonymously owning
and editing a newspaper.
The League of American Mothers has
issued call for a national convention
to be held in Chicago August 1, 2. 3
LAI tR NEWS.
The weakness of the monsoon cauees
uxieiy m famine-stricken India,
Many Boers are surrendering and the
i oiaie army will soon be a thing
ui mo past.
Twelve persons wer n rnu'Tinri and
8,000 made homeless by inundations
vauitcu 0y rains in Uhile.
Bressi. the assassin nf k"in TTnm
bert, worked in a silk mill at Paterson,
. J., until May of this year.
The Populists are planning to have
...en umii campaign headquarters at
uiuuuiu, iou., wita a branch at Chi
uvxHwa (I VlllUgVVM
Republican. Of Marvlanrl inrnum...
that he will oppose the re-election of
Italy deeply mourns thn ouanacina,
tion of King Humbert, hut th sit.n.
tion is quiet, and no distnrhaiioB will
uuena tne acoession of the new king,
Every fisherman on Fraaur river
ith the exception of 700 ninn nf thn
wnne usnermen s union at Steveston,
started to work and the strike ia prac
Russian SOldferH in ATunnhnria hava
been attacked by Chinese troops and
unveu soutnward from Mukden. Box
ers have appeared in sHvorul towns.
ana are lncitine the lnhu hitunra to r
After a conference with Chairman
Hanna, yesterday, Governor Roosevelt
.... : j l i .
dbiu ue wouia oe a private citizen dur
ing August, and that he hnrl marl a nn
lenmte arrangements for the later
montns ot the campaign.
Caleb Powers, on trial fni th mnr.
der of Governor Hor'hrI. nf K'nntneW
, " J ,
testified that the obicct in lirini?ino
mountain men to the state capital was
to show their interest in affairs, and
not to intimidate the legislature or the
The commissioner of internal revenue
at Washington has issued a ciroulur
prohibiting the use of manufacturers
of cigars, cigarettes or tobacco, when
put in statutory packages, of labels
containing "any promise of, offer of
or any order or certificate foi any gift,
prize, premium, payment or reward."
A cablegram from United States
Consul Fowler, at Chee Foo, savs that
the American, German, British, . Rus
sian and half the French and Japauese
legations were defended July 22. It
is not doubted that the ministers at
Pekin were alive on that date. The
state department hopes to have early
communication with Minister Conger.
England has received a cable dispatch
from her minister.
New Orleans has quieted down after
the race riots.
King Humbert of Italy, was assassin
ated at Monza.
Christian Dewet has offered to sur
Thirty miners were entombed by
fire in a Mexican mine.
France fears a possible coalition be
tween Japan and China.
General Otis justifies the killing ol
89 Filipino bandits in Mindanao.
Speculation in Wall street is checked
by possibility of money stringency.
A Wisconsin syndicate has bought
10 000 acres of timber land in Idaho.
A London paper makes serious
charges against New York immigration
Plans are on foot to establish a gen
eral transportation at Governor's
National Quarantine has been de
clared against Cape Nome and Dutch
An "astounding American intrigue"
alleged to have been discovered in
A Kansas stockman is ''wanted' for
extensive fraud in disposing of second
Boei General Prinsloo, with 6,000
men, surrendered unconditionally to
the British. -
l.iulv Ranrlnlrih Churchill was mar
ried to'Lieutenant George Cornwallis-
est in London.
Ex-Director of Posts Rathbone was
arrested at Havana for the misuse of
A railroad bridge was burned in
ker county, Oregon, and caught an
icursion train out.
Senator Clark acknowledges that be
contributed a large sum to the Demo
cratic campaign fund.
German papers condemn Emperor
illiam's instructions to his troops to
e no quarter in unina.
Yuan, the eovernor of Shan Tung.
assures Consul Fowler at Che Foo that
ministers were alive July 24.
Shong says General Tung - Guh Sang
threatens to kill all members of the
:ations if the allies advance upon
Ten persons were injured, two or
more fatally, by premature explosion of
cannon at the Illinois encampment
A missionary who started for ' Pekin
as iar as the walls of the city, nut
i stopped bv Tartar troops. He
learned nothing of the foreigners' fate.
Dr. Pigg, of southwest Missouii, has
succeeded in having his name changed
to Peak with the assistance ot the cir
Buffalo county, Neb., boasts the
largest alfalfa field in the world. It
is from one-half to two mile wide and
eight miles long.
Dt. G. R. Wieland, of Yale, found
turtle in the black bills that lived
millions of years ago, which proves
that the region was once an ocean.
HOOD HTYEK, OREGON, FRIDAY,
KING HUMBERT SLAIN
An Anarchist Assassin Bores
AT MONZA HEALTH RESORT
King Had Been Attending Gyninuttv
Exhibition AiMtaltu liuuitli
Monza, Italy, Jnly 81. King Hum
bert has been assassinated. v lie was
shot here last evening at 10:45 bv a
man named Angelo Bressi, and died at
The king had been attending a dis
tribution of prize in connection with
a gymnastic competition about 10
o'clock. He had just entered his car
riage with his aid de-camp, amid the
cheers of the crowd, when he was
struck by three revolver shots fired in
quick succession. . One pierced the
heart ot his majesty, who fell back and
expired in a few minutes.
The assassin was immediately ar
rested and was with sonie difficulty
saved from the fury of the populace.
He gave his name as Angelo Bressi,
describing himself as oi Prato, in Tus
cany. He cynically avowed his guilt
of the crime.
Thn Mews In Rome.
Borne, July 81. The news of the
terrible event did not arrive here until
after midnight. Signor S. Saracco,
the premier, immediately summoned a
meeting of the cabinet, and the minis'
ters will start at the earliest possible
moment for Monsa.
The prince and princess of Naples are
on board the Yela, yachting in the
The city presents a normal aspect
this morning, the news of the murder
not yet being generally known. Signor
Saracco, the premier, will leave for
Monza at 7 o'clock this morning with
the vice-president of the senate, to
draw up the certificate of death of the
king, whose body will be brought to
NEW KIND OF FOOL.
Threw Cigarette Into Powder at the
Springfield, 111., July 81. Ten per
sons were injured, two fatally, by the
premature discharge of the evening gun
at the National guard encampment,
Camp Lincoln, this evening. The ex
plosion was caused by some one throw
ing a lighted cigaiette Into powder
which had fallen to the ground. The
accident occurred in the presenoe ot a
large crowd of visitors to the camp.
Corporal Balsley and Jesse Ruppert,
acting quartermaster, 'were loading the
evening gun, assisted by several men of
Battery A. A sack of powder was
placed in 'the mouth of the cannon, and
Ruppert was about to drive the charge
home. . The powder sack was too long
for the gun, and in forcing it into the
cannon the canvas was torn, some of
the powder falling to the ground just
below the nozzle of the cannon. - Priv
ate Ruppert stood facing the gun, ram
rod in hand. Balsley also faced the
gun, while a number of soldiers and
civilians were gathered around, despite
the commands of the officers' in com
mand to keep back. ' Suddenly some
one uttered the words:
"Watch them scatter."
There was a flash of powder on the
ground, the flames were communicated
to the powder which was to be fired in
the cannon and the gun was discharg
ed. The ramrod was broken and shot
from the cannon and Balsley and Rup
pert had their clothes blown from their
bodies, whioh were blackened with
powder. The others staggered back,
burned and blinded. The wounded
were taken to the hospitals.
Some say it was a man in uniform
who threw the cigarette, but an eye
witness declares it was a small boy.
North Dakota Tornado.
Hillsboro, N. D., July 81. A severe
tornado passed through Traill county
yesterday afternoon, and across the
river into Minnesota, where it split into
two parts. The path ot the storm in
Traill county was 37 miles long and
four miles wide. Three miles north of
Caledonia the honse of Thomas Everson
was demolished and bis 17-year-old son
killed. At Caledonia the city hall and
Presbyterian church were wrecked,
and nearly every building in the town
was injured. So far as known, the
Everson boy vas the only one killed.
The Nome Tundra Burned.
Seattle, July 80 . A special to the
times says: Cape Nome was treated
to a great conflagrationn early in this
month. Miles and miles of tundra
was burned over and many native
homes destroyed. The fire began close
to the eastern suburbs of Nome and
wept the country from the outer edge
of the sand beach to the foothills and
far belw Cape Nome, so that the sur
face looks like a vast prairie that has
been burned over.
Prominent Mew Tork German.
New York, July 81. William
Kramer, a millionaire real estate own
er, founder of the Atlantic Garden
Music Hall, owner of the Thalia thea
ter and one of the best known Germans
in New York, died today, aged 66
More Troope From Cuba.
Santiago de Cuba, July 81. The
Second battalion of the Fifth United
States infantry, Major Borden com?
mending, will leave tomorrow for the
United States. . The companies at
Guantanamo and Baracoa will be
taken aboard en route. The officers
have received instructions to prepare
warm clothing for a bard winter cam
paign, and to be ready to re-embark
shortly after arriving in New York.
AI the men are enthusiastic at the pros
pect of active service ia China.
AUGUST '3, LflOO.
THWARTED BY ACCIDENT.
Bold Plan for the Itellef of Plttiburf
Pittsburg, July 80. One of the bold
est and most systematic plans for the
release of one or more prisoners from
Riversido penitentiary was thwarted
today by accident. The first theory
advanced, when the matter was dis
covered, seemed to point to the release
of Alexander Berkman, the anarchist,
who is serving a 23year sentence for
the shooting of II. C. Frlck, during the
big Homestead strike of 1892, but the
conclusion reached tonight by Director
Muth, of the Alleghany police depart
ment, is that the real object of the res
cueis was to secure the freedom of the
real estate swindler, J. C. Boyd, who
is serving a seven-year eenteuce in the
penitentiary. This opinion is shared
by the Pittuburg police officials also,
and many reasons are brought forward
to confirm ths theory. Among these
are the fact that Boyd is wanted in
nearly every state in the Union on
charges of real estate swindles, as
confederates all over the country, and
is aocounted one of the wealthiest pris
oners in Riverside. It is argued that
Berkman's fiiends could not afford the
expensive outfit which was used in this
instance, and their resources oould not
possibly equal those of Boyd's confed
The plan by whioh the rescuers
hoped to reach the inside of the peni
tentiary wall was by a tunnel from the
cellar of a house on Sterling Btreet,
nearly opposite one of the gates. Their
work is remarkable, consideiing the
obstacles to be overcome. InveHtiga
tion today shows that the tunnel was
over 200 feet long, but becuase of its
zig-zag character had not reached the
prison wall. One of the offloers who
crawled a distance of 201 foet in the
dark passageway today was compelled
to return before reaching its end by
reason of the foul gas arising. From
this it is inferred that the tunnel had
tapped a sewer. Director Muth, how
ever, believes that the dead body of
J. i jii , ji j
one oi me tunueiers win do iubcuvhihu
tomorrow when the tunnel is opened
from the surface. He thinks the man
was overcome by gas, and that his
The elaborate arrangements that had
been made for completing the tunnel
and for providing for the safety of the
diggers is a source of amazement to
the authorities. An electrio bell, con
nected with the entrance of the tunnel
in the cellar, was used in giving the
workers and watchers an instant warn
ing, and an air pump had been used to
keep the tunnel free from gas. It is
estimated that the electric plant and
other apparatus used cost the would-be
liberators at least 12.000.
A SUDDEN ENDING.
Collapae of the Revolution in the
Kepubllo of Colombia.
Washington, July 80 The Btate de
partment has received a dispatch from
Consul-General Gudger, at Panama,
anouncing the collapse of the revolu
tionary movemont there. He states
that the Liberals unexpectedly surren
dered and that quiet now prevails at
Panama, July 80. The insurgents
in the department of Panama have sur
rendered. New York, July 30. Consul -General
Espionla, of the republio of Colombia,
said today of the revolution in Panama:
"I think it is all over. Eight hundred
government troops met 1,200 insurgents
and either killed or wounded 400 of
them. Reinforcements for the govern
ment came just then, General Campos
bringing 1,000 additional troops.
There was nothing else to do, and the
insurgents just laid down their arms
California Oh Lande.
Washington, July 80. Commis
sioner Hermann, of the general land
office, has decided to continue for a
reasonable time the suspension of about
50 whole townships in Los Angeles,
San Francisco and Visalia land dis
tricts in California, from disposition
under the agricultural law, on represen
tations that they contain valuable oil
deposits. A thorough inquiry into the
true chaiacter of the lands is now in
progress. Petitions and sworn protests
have been posted with the general land
office, setting out that vast areas of
non-agricultural lands in California
have every indication of containing val
uable deposits of oil. The laud office
last February ordered the suspension of
these townships, in view of the con
troversy over their value as oil lands.
The action is in line with a recent de
cision of Judge Ross, of the United
States circuit court for the southern
district of Californa.
Mkagway Treasurer Commit Suicide.
Seattle, July 80. W. L. Metcalf,
treasurer of the city of SJcagway, com
mitted suicide by shooting himself in
the head on July 20., The cause for
the deed is not known, apparently,
even among intimate friends of the de
ceased. Metcalf was 82 years old, a
native of the state of Washington, and
unmarried. He went to Alaska in the
early 90s, residing at Sitka, 'Juneau
and finally at Sakgway, during all of
which time he held many positions of
trust. He was a member of the Elks
and the Arctic Brotherhood His
parents reside in Seattle.
Defeat of Ashanteei.
Bekwal, Ashantee, July 28. Colonel
Moreland. under instructions from
Colonel Willcotki, with a force of in
fantry and five guns, attacked a large
war camp at Kokofu. With a brilliant
charge the stockades were rushed be
fore the enemy had time to occupy
them, and, therefore, they were forced
to evacuate the town. A largo amount
of ammunition and arms were cap
tured. The town was then razed, thus
removing an important obstacle on
Colonel Willcock's flank. I
Driven South From Mukden
by Chinese Troops.
COLUMN SUFFERS SEVERE LOSS
Boien Appear In Several Towai, Inelr
in the Inhabitant! to KevoU 1
St. Petersburg, August 2. The Rus
sian general staff has received dis
patches from various commanders indi
cating a serious state of affairs through
out Manchuria. The revolt in the
neighborhood of Mukden and the dis
trict northward has assumed such pro
portions that the Russian column has
been compelled to retreat from Muk
den southward. Fighting continuous
ly, the column with difficulty reached
the station at the Ajasandzlan, where
on July it was surrounded by Chinese
troops. Reinforcements were sent and
the withdrawal of the column was
effected to Daschizao with 48 casual
ties, killed, wounded and missing.
The railway from Mukden to Telin
and Daschizao has been completely
destroyed and the fate of the workmen
and railway officials north of Mukden
u not known. The whole Mukden dis
trict is menaced by large bodies of Chi
nese troops with artillery.
Chinese troops and Boxers, in defl
ance of treaties, have appeared at the
towns ot Tukshou, Sinjudshi and Ga
ieff, inciting the inhabitants to revolt,
On July 17 the garrison at Sinjudshi
was shelled from the town, three men
being killed. A Russian detachment
returning from an inspection of affairs
in Gaoudun peninsula was attacked and
surrounded by Chinese troops July 21.
The Russians eventually repulsed the
Chinese with a loss of eight Cossacks
killed and 10 wounded.
All Kierpt Von Ketteler, German, Were
Alive July 3.
Washington, August 2, The effect
of the day's news from China was to
freshen the hope that the government
can soon get in direct communication
with Minister Conger. The mass of
testimony as to his being alive as late
as the 2 2d inst. is now so great as to
warrant the department in resuming
considerations of projents for the future.
With all its anxiety to get Mr. Conger
and the Americans in Fekin safely
away, the department is proceeding with
proper precaution, and is by no means
disposed to aooept any proposition that
would unduly jeopardize their lives.
Such might be the result of an off-hand
acceptance of the proposal to have the
Chinese government deliver the foreign
ministers at Tien Tsin, for it is real
ized that the escort might be overpow
ered by superior forces of Boxers on
the way to the sea. The state depart
ment has come to the conclusion that
Mr. Conger himself is the best person
to judge of the conditions under whioh
his deliverance shall be effected, and,
therefore, it is again looking to the
Chinese government to place it in com
munication with Mr. Conger, in order
that it may be ndvhed by him. That
requirement was the first of the condi
tions laid down by President MoKinley
in his answer to the appeal of the Chi
nese emperor, so that the situation dip
lomatically cannot be said to have been
materially changed by the develop
ments ot today.
Monterey, Mex., Aug. 1. At Mate-
huala, a mining camp south of Mon
terey, in the state of San Luis Potosi,
fire broke out in the La Paz mine and
before the miners could reach the sur
face many of them were entombed Jind
either buined to death or suffocated.
It is thought the loss ot life will reach
80. There is great exoitement in the
town and the number of missing men
cannot be accurately determined. Al
ready 11 bodies have been removed.
Ramon Gomez, the mine foreman,
boldly descended the shaft and went
into the burning chamber for the pur
pose of aiding the unfortunate miners.
He wag overcome with smoke and per
ished. His body has been recovered.
The fire raged fiercely for 11 hours.
Old ExerUler Faotorjr Burned.
Lebanon, Or., Aug. 1. Lebanon
was again visited by a fire last nigt.t
about 10 o'clock. The building that
was recently vacated by the Lebanon
excelsior factory was discovered to be
on fire and within a few minutes the
whole structure was in flames. It was
undoubtedly the work of incendiaries.
The property belonged to O'Neil Bros.
& Peterson. The loss is about 1,600
no insurance. The Lebanon Flouring
Mills and electric light and water
plants were in close range of the burn
ing buildings and were badly scorched,
but otherwise were not damaged. The
Lebanon fire department did good work.
Imported Laborers Arretted.
Eagle Pass, Tex., August 9, Seven
ty-five Mexicans who were about to
proceed to the Indian territory as labor
ers and were suspected ot having been
hired in violation of the contract labor
law were detained here by United
States authorities. Fifty of them were
found, to belong to this side of the Rio
Grande and were liberated. The re
mainder were returned under guard.
Molincux'i Petition Denied.
New'York, Angst 8. Judge Dugro,
of the supreme court, today handed
down a decision denying the petition
of Weeks and Battle, attorneys for Ro
land B. Molineux, for a writ of man
damus to compel Recorder QoS sum
marily to decide the Molineux appeal
papers. Judge Dugro'i decision means
a delay of many months in the Moli
neux case, during which the condemn
ed man must stay in the death cell,
QUESTION OF SUPPLIES.
Army Cannot Forage In China Muif
Carrr All It Keede.
New York, Aug.' 1. Brigadier-Gen-eral
James H. Wilson departed tonight
for San Frunoisco, where' he will em
bark August 3 on the Japanese steamer
America Maru for Chna. He was, ac
companied by his aids, Lieutenants J.
H. Reeves and G. S. Turner. When
asked if he thought the various foreign
forces in China could be merged in a
homogeneous whole, the general said
that such a thing was possible, and
that it depended the largely on the
skill and tact of the generalissimo. In
view of the pressing needs of the situa
tion, he said he felt sure there would
be no great difficulties in the orgauizn
tion of the allied forces. He said there
would be ranch preparation required
for the advance, on account of the scar
city of forage along the routes to Pekin.
2 "It will be necessary," said he, "for
an army to take great quantities oi
supplies. The country is poor. It is u
low plain, almost devoid of vegetation. '
There are no trees of any account which
could be used tor firewood. The na
tives even scrape the bark from the
trees to get fuel. They burn weeds
and rice stalks. There is little to be
got by foraging, and there is practic
ally nothing to plunder, and an army
would have to take supplies of every
kind, including fuel and water. Fur
ther than that, it is difficult to Bay
muoh, and I do not wish to be placed
in the position of judging the situation
before I am thoroughly familiar with
"There are no mountains or other
natural obstacles. There are no Btrong
fortifications. It is easy, of course, to
throw up entrenchments. The Chinese
will have the same difficulties to con
tend with as fur as supplies are con
cerned as the allies must encounter. It
will be impossible to maintain great
hordes of men without something nn
which they may feed. In these mili
tary operations the great base will be
the sea. Supplies can be brought up
the Pei Ho river and its brauohes to
within 13 miles of Pekin and then
there is the railroad. Even if it ia
torn up, still it will not be so dicffiult
to get it into operation. The Chinese
have only a vague notion of Western
tactics. They have had German drill
masters, but generally they have been
drilling only when they felt like it.
They are good fighters when they are
winning, and they take killing well.
They do not fight well when they begin
to lose, and they are easily stampeded."
STRUCK BY L IGHT NING,
ItMet Car Accident in Which Ten Per.
oil! Were Injured.
Toledo, Ohio, Aug. 1. Ten people
were injured, one fatally, and two ser
iousjly, in a street car accident here
The injured were taken into adja
cent drug stores and physician's offices
and their injuries cared for until they
oould be taken home.
The accident was a peculiar one.' It
resulted from an explosion that hap
pened, no one seems to know exactly
how. It had just reached Twenty
second street when a blinding flash of
eleotricity, followed by a cloud of
smoke, and cries of injured persons,
as they were tumbled into the street,
attracted the attention ef belated passers-by.
The injuries are of such a
oharaoter that they are in every in
stance extremely painful.
The car was provided with the usual
two-lfght circuits, but the crew are of
the opinion that during the storm,
lightning struck the short circuit and
out it out. This left but one circuit
unprotected with the connecting wires,
subject to a cutout or any overcharge
of electricity. Just how the explosion
ooourred is not known, but the circuit
fuse blew out with a crash, the car was
instantly filled with the lurid flashes
of the subtile electrio fluid, and cries
of pain imd astonishment were uttered
by men and women, falling over eacfc
other out of the car, ,
FIESTA WAS A FIASCO.
The People of Slmilln Unenthnaluktlo
Over the Amnesty.
Manila, P. I.. Aug. 1. The two
days' fiesta in Manila, organized by
Senor Patorno and his politioial follow
er to commemorate the amnesty, re
sulted in a fiasco. J lie people were
passive, nnenthiiHiuHtio and not even
interested. Failing to perceive any
tangible, effective results of amnesty,
they say they can see no reason for cel
ebrating. Judge Taft and his col
leagues of the commission felt con
strained to decline to attend the banquet
as they had been informed, that 'the
speeches would favor independence un
der American protection, and they
could not passively lend theii acquies
cence by being present. Senor Pater
no, foreseeing the suspension of the
banquet without the Americans, fran
tically appealed to them to attend,
promising that there should be no
The provost's cautions were extreme.
The guards were doubled both days,
and the authorities forbade the display
of Filipino flags, and of pictures of
President Mckinley and Aguinaldo
The fiesta is generally considered to
have been premature and unfortunate.
During last week's scouting 10
Americans were killed and 14 wound
ed. One hundred and eighty Filipinos
were killed and 60 taken prisoners.
Forty insurgent rifles were captured.
American Cora In India.
Washington, August 2. The state
department has received word from
William T. Fee, United States consul
at Bombay, India, reporting the arrival
at that port Jane 25 ot the ship Quito
with 5,000 tons of corn contributed by
the people ot America for the relief of
the faimne ' sufferers in India.
An electrio light plant to supply
Roseburg and a large saw mill will be
erected at Winchester, Douglas county,
by Portland aad Easteru capitalists.
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