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About The Hood River glacier. (Hood River, Or.) 1889-1933 | View Entire Issue (Aug. 2, 1901)
Geo II Hir.ieH.OIlS, city hul."
IT'S A COLD DAY WHEN WE GET LEFT."
HOOD I1IVEH, OREGON, FRIDAY, AUGUST 2, 1001.
HOOD RIVER GLACIER
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H. V. Itl.VTIIK.
Ternm i( miliM-rlptttin- ll.fio a j-(.Hr lien imiit
111 li I'klmu 1
Til K M4II.K.
The niHil rrivc frmn Ml. HihhI at 10 o'clock
. in. Wed iii'mIhvh hiiiI Snl unlM vk; ilcpnrlit (Iih
MIMO 1VP hi noun.
K ChfiKiwclh, li-avea HI K a. in. Tiiily
TliiinuUin mill KHliinin : rrhfii m p. m.
for W hitf Hhnoii (anli.) IfavmiiHily al fi:4.-i
a. in.; arrivt'K nl 7;1.' i. in.
rmn While Haliimu leave (or FuMa, 'lllmer
Tronl Lake ami lileiiniuxl ilailv at V A. M.
Kur IliiiKi-n (Wnli.) leaven at l. p. in. : rn
fle at 2 p. in.
AUtKI, KKIIKKA1I likultKK l.iiiicv V,.
i W. I. O. '. K. .Meet lirst anil lliinl Moii-
ilai in i-hi'Ii mi. nlh
. . IIIHBal. tH'ITI'laiV. ' '
MlMNfcTiTV hii'rvnmiT V
1 A N H POM , No. Hi, (i. A. lt.-Mei'tt A.
I . I'. W . Hall keemiil hii.1 (mirth HnltirJmn
"I e''l inli at li o'clock p. m. All (I. A. It.
ineinliei invited to meet with iia.
'I . .1. Co.v.mmi, commander.
J. W . Rii.by, Adjutant.
1AWI1V W. I!. C, No. IK Meet flrHtHntur
l 1 day f ei h inoitlli in A. u. I'. . hall al 2
p. in. Mk, B. K. HhiiKmakkr, l'ieiilent.
Mhm. Chsi i.a Ih kkh, Heeretary.
HOOD HIVKK I.OIM.K, So. 111-., A. K. ami A.
M. .Men fttturdav eveiiinu nil oi hefure
each full ini.nu. A N. Haiim, W. M.
A. I'. Batkiiam, Secretary.
nOOK RIVKIt rilAITKR, No. 127, R. A. M.
Meet iliird Friday niulit of each inonili.
I.' I ' li.MM-e 11 l
II. F. Haviowin, Secretary.
MOOD RIVKK CIIAPTKK, No. '2.i, O. K. N.-
11 weei second and lourth Tueadav even
iiiK of each month. Ylaitora coidiHlly wel-
onieo. mk. r.VA rt. I1AVM1, W. M
II. K. Davidson, Secretary.
OI.KTA AKRK.MIII.Y, No. l(tt, fnited ArtlMiis.
Meet fecoi d i uehday of each inoiilh at
Fraternal hall. F. f. Hrokic, M. A.
I). M DoNAI.n, tciretnrv.
TAITOMA I.OIKiK, No. Ml, K. of I'.-.Mcet
IT in A. O. II. W. hall every Tueday niulit.
llllRKANI K SMITH, t. I'.
Frank I.. Havimon, K. of K. v s. '
1) 1VEKHIPR I.ODOK. No. fi8, A. O. V. -Jt
Meet lirst and third Haturday ol each
i'"'iith. N. c. Evan. M. W.
J. K. Watt, Financier.
II. L. Iluwr, Kecorder.
IDI.KWII.DK l.ODflE, No. 107, I. O O. K
Mcel in Fraternal hull every Thurwlay
"'jfht. A, U. CiKTCHEl,, N.ti.
J. K. IIanna, Secretary.
HOOD RIVKK TF.XT, No. 19, K. O. T. M.,
meet at A. O. I', W. hull on the lirst anil
third Friday ot vault inoiilh. .
J. K. Hand, Commander.
T) I VKRHIDK I.OIKiK NO. 4(1, DKIiREK OF
Jt HONOR, A. O. C. W.-.Meet lirst and
third Hatnrduy atH I'. M.
Mb. (Ikoboia Rand, 0. of II.
Mr. Chah Clark k, Recorder.
OUNSHINK SOCIETY Meets lecnml and
O fourth Saturdays of each month at 2
o'clm k. Mim I.ksa Snkli., f realdetil.
Mi ( arkik Bi ti.kr, Seerctarv.
(Kill RIVER CAMP, No. 7,702. M. W. A..
,Wtt?&l!IJl:J4 of eUct; liumti,'. ' ' ' n
r. I. J'A iiw.-s, i.i..
K. R. Bbahi.ky, Clerk.
JJ F. &HAW, M. D.
nnin.i Ti'lcnlinno n. 8.'t.
lteidenee Telephone No. hi.
All Calls Promptly Attend'"'
Office nplair over Kverharf '-'"V A."
rails left t (he oltlee or rend-;"- "e
I roniptly attended to.
ATTOHJJKy i-iiHIJO and REAL '
.or 23 years resident of Oregon and Wash
Imtton. 'lias had many years experience in
Real Estate mntiers, as ahtraetor, searcher of
titles and m'ul. Sutisfiiction KiuiiMiiice.l or
. T1 IIV lltUTDiCTIlR V1
F. WATT, M. 1).
Surgeon for O. R. A N. Co. Is esiecially
eiiiiped to treat ealarrli of nose anil throat
and diseases of women.
Special terms for olliee treatment of chronic
Telephone, olliee, 125, residence, 4".
pREDERICK & ARNOLD
CONTRACTORS AND BUILDERS.
Estimates furnished for all kimla of
work. Repairing a specialty. All kinds
of shop work. Shop on State Street,
between First and Second.
C0N0V1Y SHOE SHOP.
Men's half soles, hand stieked, $1;
nailed, best, 75c; eeconri, 50c; third, 40o.
Ladies' hand stitched, 75c; nailed, best.
Mc; second, 36. BeBt stock and work
in Hood River. C. WELDS, l'rop.
pHE KLONDIKE CONFECTIONERY
Is the place to get the latest and best in
Confectioneries, Candies, Nuts, Tobacco,
....ICE CIJEAM PARLORS....
COLE & GRAHAM, Props.
p C. BROSiUS, M. D.
' PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON.
'Phone Central, or 121.
Olliee Hours: 10 to 11 A. M.; 2 to 8
and to 7 P. M.
Practical Watchmaker & Jeweler.
My long experience enables me to do
the best possible work, which I fully
guarantee, and at low prices.
jgUTLl'.ll A CO.,
Do a general bank;n business.
HOOD RIVER, OREGON
g C. JACKSON,
' PAINTER AND PAPER HANGER.
All Work Promptly and Satisfactory
Execute!. Office at Sherrili's
J. HAYES, J. P.
imv II II iwin .....
attended to t n time. Collections mde.
Will loeie on good government Units either
timber or Uniting
. . ... nk nA DmtliBT. nn.inAsa will !A
EVENTS OF THE DAY
FROM THE FOUR QUARTERS OF
A Comprthenilvi Review of the Important
Mappenljigt of the Pait Week Presented
In a Condensed Form Which Is Most
Likely to Prove of Interest to Our Many
Empress Frederick is quite ill.
Oklahoma land lottery has opened
and 1,000 claims have lieen drawn.
The governor of Panay hits askod
for aid in cotiNequence of ravages of
A new trues will have to be placed
in the Brooklyn bridge to replace the
Four miners in Alaska were at
tacked by native Indians and three
shot to death.
China will be allowed threo years
to makfl the first payment on the
The yachts Columbia and Consti
tution raced for the Astoria cup, the
The anniversary of the death of
King Humbert was celebrated
Anarchists of Paterson, N. J., cele
brated the anniversary of the murder
of King Humbert.
The Quinalt reservation, in Wash
ington, is to be surveyed and thrown
open for settlement.
Salmon are unsalable at Puget
sound finheries, having been offered
as low as 1 cent each.
King Edward has conferred the de
gree of the royal red cross upon an
American missionary in China.
The Draymen's Association," of
Sun Francisco, claims to be making
headway against their striking team
sters. A large number of horses - in Chi
cago are suffering front the grip, and
the disease threatens to become epi
demic. German flag was insulted by Co
lombian authorities, who held a ship
while they, searched her for a German
Drawing of Oklahoma land has be
gun. The Kansas drought is effectually
broken. , ,. t,i i
iicfiuvinll"1lO 111 renin win uov;iu.iuu
in two weeks.
General Vood has left Havana for
the United States.
Shan'Ck II sailed from Eng
land for New York.
The battleship Maine was launched
at Cramp's shipyards.
It is reported in London that Kru-
ger has asked Choate to end the Boer
Teamsters from Interior are taking
the places of strikers in San Fran
Transport Made arrived at San
Francisco with soldiers from tho
The run of fish on the lower Colum
bia is larger than has been known for
Formal negotiations for a settle
ment of the great steel strike have
The Cuban government offers a re
ward of 1,000 for the capture of
Bandid Lima, dead or alive.
The feeling is growing stronger in
England that that government should
not oppose the N'iearaguan canal
The steel trust will carry the strike
into the courts.
The sugar trust will add $15,000,
000 to its capital stock.
The Constitution beat Columbia
four minutes in a 28 mile race.
There are rumors in London of
peace negotiations to . end the Boer
Dr. Koch says bovine, tuberculosis
is not transmissible to the human
A lone highwayman bold tip tlio
Cazadero stage near Mendocino, Cul.,
but got nothing.
The teamsters' strike in Han Fran
cisco is becoming serious. Both sides
are standing firm.
A fire in a reduction plant near
Florence, CoL, destroyed $250,000
worth of property.
Petroleum on board an American
ship at Stockholm, Sweden, exploded,
burning 15 persons and the ship.
Bear Admiral Schley will demand
an investigation of. Maclay's charges,
and will sue the author for liln-l.
An excursion boat on the Saginaw
river sank near Saginaw, Mich., with
30 passengers on board. All were
The Boers have given up all hope
of intervention and realize that they
must light the war out on their own
President Palmer, of the Rio
Grande fe Yestern, lias sold his in
terests in the road to the Gould inter
ests for 16,000,000.
Prince Bonaparte's philolgieal libra
ry of 15,000 volumes, the finest in
the world, has been secured for the
Newberry library, Chicago.
In selling its interest in the Sioux
City & Pacific railroad the govern
ment has recovered all the principal
and about $500,000 in addition.
A Bind of 500 Is the First to Glvt Up In
Island of Samir.
Manila, July 29 General Hughet
cables the news of the first surrender
of Insurgents In the Island of Samar,
500 men, with two field guns, 30 rifles
and 70 balos, giving themselves up to
the Unllrd States authorities.
The opinion prevails among tba
United States officers that It will take
years to accomplish the economic plan
or General Corbtn. The civil and cdu
cational authorities hold that a contin
uance of the protection of minor posts
Is necessary, aside from that afforded
by the constabulay. It Is generally
expected tliat the concentration will
be more gradual than is anticipated In
The first meeting of the Legislative
Chamber held today was largely at
tended, commissioner Wrlfrht. sneak
lng of the charter of Manila, said the
same reasons that controlled In mak
lng Washington the federal city ob
tained In Manila, and Washington, he
declared, was the best governed city
in the world. Representatives of the
Spanish Chamber of Commerce vehe
mently opposed the charter, assertlne
that it was Inconsistent with the prln
clples of the freest government on
earth to deny the right of suffrage to
the residents of the metropolis, while
granting it to those of other localities,
They also declared that the proposed
system of government for Manila was
far less liberal than that offered "by
the United States authorities, who
proposed to make the representatives
of th district In Manila elective by the
Ex-Major Shields, of the Thirty-third
Infantry, U. S. V., has been appointed
purchasing agent, vice Lieutenant Mas-
HEAVY EARTHQUAKE SHOCKS.
Experienced Over t Lare Section of the Ne
Salt Lake City, July 29. A section
75 miles wide, through the Nevada
Desert from Deeth as far west as Car
Hn experienced a series of heavy
earthquake shocks about 2:30 this af
ternoon. The vibrations generally
were from North to South,
and at one or two points lasted for
ruiiy nve seconds. So far as learned
no serious damage was done though
the force of the shock was great
enough to shake dishes from the
shelves. The extent of the earth
quake north and south Is not known,
At Elko, Nev., the shock was unusu
ally severe. The high school build
ing, a new brick edifice, was badly
cracwea Dy tne violence of the vibra
tion, and other buildings were slight
ly damaged. The earthquake was pre
ceded and followed by rather remark
tvUv -fAc-pri.vtuul5 me enocii wie air
was perfectly still, while the heat was
extremely oppressive. A few minutes
after the shock, however, a violent
wind and rain storm, accompanied by
heavy thunder and lightning, burst
over the city, the rain continuing for
At Deeth, Nev., goods were shaken
from the shelves in the stores. The
shock" was not felt 50 miles north of
AFTER AIRSHIP PRIZE.
fans Inventor Awaiting An Opportunity to
Make Another Trial.
Paris, July 29. Keen Interest is still
taken in the Bteerable btlloon of the
Brazilian aeronaut, M. Santos Dumont.
Each day he visits the grounds of the
Aero Club at St. Cloud, where the
balloon is kept filled in readiness to
seize the first opportunity to renew the
attempt for the Deutsch prize, the sum
of 100,000 francs offered for a dirigible
balloon. The motor Is working satis
factorily and producing a higher speed
than at the last trial, but wind and rain
have thus far prevented a thorough
test. So confident Is he of winning the
prize that he offers, with the accumu
lated interest thereon, another prize
of 4000 francs to the first .member of
the- Aero Club performing the round
trip from St. Cloud to the Eiffel Tower
prior to October 31.
Much Fruit and Produce Ordered.
Philadelphia, July 29. Large orders
for fruit and produce have been re
ceived by the local dealers from the
sections of the Middle West which
have been stricken with drouth. This
demand has been larger during the past
two weeks, veterans in the produce
market say, than "ever before In the
history of the business in Philadel
Fireman and Engineer Killed.
Mcmphlo, Tain,, July 29. Freight
train No. 9 on the Choctaw, Oklaho
ma & Gulf road, was wrecked near
Palestine, Ark., this mfirnlng early by
running into an open switch. The
engineer and fireman were killed and
a brakeman injured. It Is believed the
switch was thrown by men Intending
to wreck and rob the passenger which
was due there 30 minutes later.
Garment Workers' Strike Ended.
New York, July 29. General Secre
tary White, of the United Garment
Workers of America, announced today
that the strike of his fellow craftsmen
was officially ended. The strike af
fected about 70,000 workers.
Strike Makes Tinplate Dearer.
Philadelphia, July 26. The strike
of steelworters has raised the price
of tinplate in this city from 20 to 30
per cent Before the strike tinplate
sold at Per box at the mill, and
$4.17 in Philadelphia. Prices today
average $5 and $5.25.
London, July 29. "A curious Inci
dent cook place here," says a dispatch
to the Daily Mail from Perth, Western
Australia, "during the open-air recep
tion to the Duke and Duchess cf Corn
wall. Every one was starlted by a
loud report close to the Duke,
who jumped and clutched his
cbair, saying, nervously: 'Someone
must be shooting.' The police are in
stitutiig a vigorous search. It seems
that tie explosion was purely accident
NEWS OF THE STATE
ITEMS OF INTEREST FROM ALL
PARTS OF OREGON.
Commercial and Finandal Happenings of Im
portance A Brief Review of the Growth
and Improvements of the Many Industries
Throughout Our Tkrlving Commonwealth
Latest Market Report
The summer sclnxil at Newport is
doing excellent work.
Sage hens are siid to be very nu
merous in liaker county.
The postoflico at Kmery, Crook
county hail been discontinued.
The Nclialein Coal Company has
filed articles of incorporation. Capi
The postoftice af Ojihir, Curry
county, has been discontinued, mail
going to Wedderbuni. '
Pry weather and horn flies are hav
ing an unfavorable efl'cct on the dairy
business in Curry cou.ity.
Volunteer wheat is said to be yield
ing 15 to 20 bushels to the aero in
some parts of Wasco county.
The first shipment of Marion
county peach plums was recently sent
front .Salem to Puget sound points.
8. II. Haeeard. one of the best
known attorneys in Southern Orecon.
died suddenly at his home in Marsh-
iieiu, ageu 02 years.
Destructive wheat field fires are
reported from near Pendleton. About
210 acres were burned and the losses
will aggregate $2,000 or more.
The Bonanza mine, in the Similiter
district, Eastern Oregon, will make
improvements which will double the
present output of $30,000 per month.
The run of salmon in the Rogue
river has been large this year and
numliers have been caught in nets
by fishermen. Spearing is also a
A numlior of prominent Eastern
and Southern mining men who had
been in attendance at the Boise min
ing congress, inspected the mines in
the districts surrounding Baker City.
Wallowa county spent $772 for coy
ote scalps lust month.
Brome crass five feet high flourishes
on the arid lands near BIy.
being shipped t .t nmtch w00(1
Athena has paved its streets and is
now working for an electric lighting
Thomas Sherwood has been ap
pointed stock inspector for Union
The Salem Flouring Mill Com
pany's new buildings are rapidly near-
A large hay crop in the Willamette
valley has made that staple cheap,
selling from $3 to $5 per ton.
Piles for Mare Island, Cal., are be
ing cut on the Santiam. The sticks
are from 42 to 80 feet long and several
thousand will be shipped.
A promising coal prospect has been
found at Rice Hill, Douglas county,
by the steam shovel crew who are ex
cavating there. The find will be
Wheat Walla Walla, export value.
555Gc per bushel; bluestem, 57c;
Flour best grades, $2.903.40 per
barrel; graham, $3.00.
Oats Wh te. $1.3201. 3a: erav.
Barlev Feed. lb.oU(ai7: brewing,
$17(al7.50 per ton.
Millstuffs Bran, $17 per ton; mid
dlings, $21.50; shorts, $20; chop, $16.
Hay Timothy, $12.5014; clover,
$79.50; Oregon wild hay, $67 per
Rutter Fancv creanierv.17 19c :
dairy, 1415c; store, ll12c per
Eggs U,Vi(, lc pet dozen.
Cheese Full cream, twins. 11
llJi'c: Young America, 1212Kc per
Poultry Chickens, mixed, $3.25
4.00; hens, $LOO5.0i; dressed. 10
11c per pound: springs, $2.50((H.50
per dozen ; ducks, $3 for old; $2.50
3.50 for young; geese, $4 per
dozen ; turkeys, live, 810c; dressed.
1U(3!126C per pound. :
Mutton Lambs. a.SiO, gross:
dressed, 67c per pound; sheep,
$3.25, gross ; dressed, 66g'c per lb.
nogs uross, neavy, $.do;
light, $4.755; dressed, 67c per
eal Small, lifcbic: larce. 6k,'
37 '-o'c per pound.
Beef Gross ton steors. $4. OOrtii 4l 25:
cows and heifers, $3.25 3. 50; dressed
peet, btai ;$c per pouna.
nops 14c per pound.
Wool Y1W 11(3l3p. Custom
. - v - - - t .... -.v
Oregon, 8(3 12c; mohair, 2021c per
Potatoes Sl.O0ral.25 per saok:new
potatoes, IV4C per pound.
Holland has 10,100 windmills, each
of which drains' on an average of 310
acres of land.
Capt. A. F. Lucas, the discoverer
of oil in Beaumont, Tex., who is said
to be worth $40,000,000, was practical
ly penniless a year ago.
It is reported in the Jacksonville.
Fla.. papers that a companv at. Rt.
Cloud, that state, has succeeded in
making excellent paper from the
leaves of the palmetto
MAINE LAUNCHED. G
BatiltAhip Given to the Waves
Cramp's Yards, w
Philadelphia, July 30. The battle
ship Maine, designed to be larger,
stronger and faster than her name
sake, s hose shapeless mass still lies in
the harbor of Havana, lias been suc
cessfully launched from tho yards of
the Cramp Ship it Engine Building
Company. One oi the largest crowds
that has ever seen a ship leave the
ways at Cramp's yards was on hand,
and patriotism ran high as the ship
left her cradle. Kensington, where
the shipyard is located, took a holi
day, anif .attended tlio launching.
Thousands of persons from other parts
of the city were on hand, and as the
yard was thrown open to the public,
every vantage point ' in the confines
of tho place swarmed with humanity.
The weather was beautiful.
The state cf Maine was officially
represented by Governor Hill and
niemliers of his staff. From Wash
ington came a large number of naval
ollicers and others.
Tho Maine is 50 per cent finished.
Her keol was laid in April, 1899, and
the ship will be ready for transfer to
the government in 18 months or two
THIS IS MACLAY
Who Started the Latest Rumpus About Rear
HISTORIAN EDGAR STANTON' MACLAY.
Edgnr Stanton Maclay, the third
volume of whose "History of the
American Navy" characterizes Rear
Admiral Schley as a Micawber admi
ral and a coward in connection with
the battle of Santiago, is a son of
Rev- Robert Maclay, who was the
pioneer Methodist missionary in the
far East. He was born in Foochow,
China, 38 years ago, and was gntd-
lOO'O, rUl' UlC lirXu 1U jenio 1113 nnn
connected with the reportoriul and
editorial stall's of the New York Times
and Sun. In 189(5 ho was appointed
lighthouse keeper at Old Field Point,
Setauket, N. Y., and during the past
five years he devoted much of bis time
to historical work. He is now con
nected with the Brooklyn navy yard,
a position to which he was appointed
recently by Secretary Long.
BURNED TO DEATH.
Two Men Who Made Effort to Rescue People
From Burning Building.
Louisville, Ky., July 30. In a fire
which destroyed the property of the
Bagley-Graham Photographic Supply
Co., two men, one a policeman, were
burned to death in an effort to rescue
women and children who occupied
rooms above the store. Shortly be
fore midnight a terrific explosion
awakened everybody in the neighbor
hood, and among the first to reach
the front of the building on Jefferson
street was Max Belovitch, a cigar
maker living across the street. Hard
ly had the .first explosion died away
before he had dashed up the stairs in
answer to a woman's screams. About
the time he reached the second floor
he must have fallen, for when picked
up only a few niintes afterward his
right side was burned to a crisp. Po
lice Officer James Burden was found
on the third lloor, suffocated, and
seven firemen were taken from the
ruins. Some of them-will probably
It is reported that several persons
who lived in the building lost their
lives, but tilis cannot be verified.
Several are missing and may be in
the ruins. The fire spread with such
rapidity that even the fire fighters
were non-pulssed. 0 When the fiist
crash came there was nothing but
smoke, but in a moment later the
place 'was a veritable furnace from
floor to roof. The loss is about $50,
000. Four Deaths at Chicago.
Chicago, July 30. Ninety-five de
grees marked the official maximum
temperature in Chicago today, while
the humidity registered 48 per cent,
which intensified the sufferings.
Similar conditions are expected to
prevail tomorrow, according to the
predictions of the weather bureau.
Four persons died as a result of the
heat, and an equal number were pros
trated. Thermometers on the streets
showed 98 to 102 in the shade and
from 108 to 112 in the sun.
Train Jumped the Track.
Dayton. O., July 30. A gravel
train, used by the Chase Construction
Company, which is superintending
the construction of the traction line
between this city and Troy for the
Dayton & .Northern Traction Co.,
jumped the track today eight miles
north of this city while going down
a steep grade, resulting in two deahts
and serious injury to four persons.
INSULTED THE FLAG
COLOMBIAN AUTHORITIES STOP
4 GERMAN STEAMER.
Searched the Ship Against the Protest of the
Captain and Arrested an Alleged Rebel
He Wrapped Himself In German Colors
fcr Protection, but They Were Torn From
a Him and Dubbed "Dirty Rag."
New York, July 31. The Ham-burg-American
line steamer Alle
gheny, which arrived here today, re
IKuted that she was held in the har
bor of Savanilla, Colombia, for 12
hours. Passengers on the Allegheny
report that Abel Murrillo was arrested
on the ship at Cartagenia and taken
ashore by the Colombian authorities.
Murrillo protested against his arrest,
alleging that he was entitled to the
protection of the German flag.
When the vessel arrived at Carta
genia sho was ordered detained by the
authorities there. The captain pro
tested that he was sailing under the
German flag, and no official of Colom
bia had a right to stop the vessel for
any purpose whatever. This protest
was uniieeiied, however, and search
was made for Murrillo, who was found
on deck. He declared he would not
be arrested, and running to one of the
ship's niastn, he seized the Gorman
flag which was lying there and
wrapped it about him. Then he stood
forward and cried out:
"I am under tho protection of the
German flag, and you have no right
to arrest me."
According to the passengers on the
Allegheny, the Colombian officers,
notwithstanding the protest, seized
the man and dragged him from the
vessel. According to a signed state
ment made by three of the Alle
gheny's passengers, Murrillo left the
United States about four months ago
011 a passport signed by the Colom
bian minister at Washington. On
his arrival at Savanilla he was arrest
ed and taken to Bogota, where he was
released on the understanding that he
would sail on the first vessel for the
United States. This Murrillo did,
hoarding the Allegheny at Savanilla.
He expressed fears that he would be
arrested at Cartagenia, and when the
vessel arrived at that port he refused
to go ashore when word was brought
that the governor wanted to see him.
His arrest followed.
arrest, saying it was against interna
tional law. The ship's clearance pa
pers were refused, and the statement
made that they would not be furnish
ed until Murrillo was surrendered.
More officers came on board the ves
sel and went up to Murrillo, and,
tearing from him the "dirty rag," as
they called the flag of Kaiser Wil
helm, took the prisoner from the
ship. Neither the officers of the Alle
gheny nor officials of the line would
make any statement concerning the
arrest of Murrillo.
HAS NO LEGAL COURTHOUSE.
Thurston County Court Fails to So Desig
nate Temporary Quarters.
Olympia, Wash., July 31. Con
sequent to the removal of the county
seat of government from what was
the courthouse to the McKenny
building, a knotty legal question has
arisen. When the removal was made
during the past week, the commis
sioners neglected to name the Mc
Kenny building as the temporary
courthouse, and now from a legal
standpoint the county is .without a
courthouse. Shreiff Mills, the other
day, attempted to make a sale of prop
erty on a judgment, and, in making
the sale, offered it to the highest bid
der from the main entrance of the old
courthouse, now the capitol. The at
torney for the judgment debtor was
present and at once objected to the
sale proceeding, on the ground that it
was not being made from the court
house, as was announced in the print
ed notice. In order to be on the safe
side, the sheriff not only made the
sale from the old courthouse, but im
mediately afterwards repeated it from
the main entrance of the McKenny
building. An attorney who has a
similar sale to be made in the near
future, has gone to the extreme of not
only naming the McKenny building
in the notice, but also describes it by
metes and bounds.
Boxers Are Active Again
Shanghai, July 31. The North
China Daily News announces that
there has been a recrudescence of the
outbreaks by the Boxers in the pro
vince of Shan Tung, in consequence
of the success of the allied villagers
in Chi Li province against the troops
of Li Hung Chang. The notorious
Lung Lu, who was imperial treasurer,
and later generalissimo of the north
ern army, has been appointed to the
lucrative post of controller general of
the revenue board.
Demand Increase and Contract
Minneapolis. Jutv 31. The 535
mailers and packers in the 22 flour
miiis of Minneapolis have presented
to their employers a demand for an
increase of wages. They also demand
a contract for five years. The em
ployers have agreed to raise the wages
but will enter into no contract. The
men met today and decided upon
demand for only a one year contract.
Rockhill Gives Some of the Details of the
Washington, July 31. Cable din
patches from Mr. Rockhill. Ue
United States special commissioner
at lYkiu, set out sumo of the de
tails of tho financial arrangement re
garding the indemnity, not hereto
fore disclosed. He reports that the
interest on the indemnity began to
run July 1 of this year, and the pay
ments w ill become due semi-annually,
the first to be met January 1 next.
China will be allowed three years 1k
fuit' milking the first payment on ac
count of the principal of the indem
nity. The moneys, both on account
of the principal and interest, will le
received by a financial committco lo
cated at Shanghai, to bo known as
the "('oniniitlet! 011 Encashment."
This w ill be composed of the heads of
foreign banks at Shanghai, selected
by the governments interested in the
payment. The committee is to dis
tribute the funds turned in by tho
Chinese government among the var
ious powers in proportion to the in
terest pavnionts due them.
The diplomatic court at Pekin
favors the immediate application of
the new tariff, the effect of which
will be to abolish the free list except
as to cereals. Mr. Rockhill has been
instructed by the state department to
urge the exemption from the new
rates of cargoes now afloat. He is
also to try to secure a postponement
of the application of tho tariff until
importers have had an opportunity to
PORTO RICAN TAX LAW.
Events Have Already Proven That It Will
Provide Ample Means
San Juan, Porto Rico, July 31.
Events have already proved that the
tax hvw, drawn up by tho legislators
of this island, will provido ample
means for the island's requirements.
This indicates that Porto Rico is
more prosperous than it was a couple
if years ago. Steady improvement
has been made since the day General
Miles landed in Guanica, three years
ago. The people are in better physi
cal condiiton, and work with more
spirit. Plantations that went un
worked for a long time are beginning
to show signs of prosperity. There is
more shipping in the harbor, and the
signs generally indicate better condi
tions. Nevertheless, scarcely an in
stance can be sited where any consid
erable amount of American capital
island, have, declared that this or that,
investment would bring good returns,
a ild then gone away never to be heard
FOR NEW INAUGURAL DAY.
Systematic Agitation to Be Begun to Change
It From March 4-
New York, July 30. Official steps,
looking to a systematic agitation for
a change of the date for the holding
of the presidential inauguration, have
been taken, says a special from Wash
ington. Resolutions adopted at the
last inaugural committee meeting
were laid before the district commis
sioners with a request for appropriate
action. It is understood the com
missioners are in favor of a date later
than March 4, and will bring the
mutter to the attention of congress
and the governors of the states and
territories, 15 additional citizens of
the country at large and a represen
tation of foremost residents of Wash
ington. This committee is to select the date
and procure, by congressional enact
ment, the change desired.
Chinese Throne Gives Instructions.
Pekin, July 31. Li Hung Chang,
Prince Ching and Kun Yang, resident
members of the regency board, have
received from the throne a long com
munication laying down general in
junctions as to reform, honesty of
administration and tho desirability
of imitating all mcritorous features
of the institutions of Japan and
American Postal Service in China.
Washington, July 31. The post
master general has issued an order
formally placing the American postal
service in China un the same basis as
before the outbreak. The practical
operation of the military postal ser
vice ceased some time ago, and the
postal attaches have either returned
here or to other posts.
Heavy Rain and Wind Storm.
f Fargo, N. D., July 31. A heavy
rain and wind storm prevailed this
afternoon over a good part of the
state. Great damage is reported at
Tcppen, west of Fargo. Wrires were
down for some hours, and crops in
the path of the storm, which was
several miles wide, were destroyed.
In the Red liver valley, rain fell from
the national boundary line all the
way down the state line. ' Around
Fargo and over in Mint esota, crops
Rear-Admiral John Irwin Dead,
Washington, July 31. Rear Ad
miral John Irwin, retired, died at
his residence here late last night,
after an illness of several months.
He was C9 years old. He entered
the naval academy in 1847, and had a
good war record. He left a widow
and a daughter and a son, John
Irwin, paymaster on the Essex, now
stationed at Newport.