The Yamhill County reporter. (McMinnville, Or.) 1886-1904, August 02, 1901, Image 2

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Interesting Collection of Item* From the
Two Hemisphere! Presented In a
Condensed Form.
Up In
Island of Samar.
Manila, July 29—General Hughes
cables the news of the first surrender
of insurgents in the Island of Samar,
500 men, with two field guns. 30 rifles
and 70 halos, giving themselves up to
the United States authorities.
The opinion prevails among the
United States officers that it will take
years to accomplish the economic plan
of General Corbin. The civil and edu­
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 that the concentration will
be more gradual than is anticipated in
The first meeting of the legislative
Chamber held today was largely at­
tended. Commissioner Wright, speak­
ing of the charter of Manila, said the
same reasons that controlled in mak­
ing 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, asserting
that it was inconsistent with the prin­
ciples 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 ai.o deck red that the proposed
system oi government for Manila was
far less liberal than that offered by
the United States authorities, who
proposed to make the representatives
of the district in Manila elective by the
Ex-Major Shields, of the Thirty-third
Infantry, IT. S. V., has been appointed
purchasing agent, vice Lieutenant Mas­
sey, deceased.
Empress Frederick is quite il).
Oklahoma land lottery ha, opened
and 1,000 claims have been drawn.
The governor of Panay has asked
for aid in consequence of ravages of
A new truss will have to be placed
in the Brooklyn bridge to replace the
broken one.
Four miners in Alaska were at­
tacked by native Indians and three
shot to death.
China will be allowed three years
to make the first payment on the
war indemnity.
The yachts Columbia and Consti­
tution raced for the Astoria cup, the
former winning.
The anniversary of the death of
King II urnbert was
throughut Italy.
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 fisheries, having been offered Experienced Over • Lerge Section of the Ne­
as low as 1 cent each.
vada Desert.
King Edward has conferred the de
July 29.—A section
gree of the royal red cross upon an
75 miles wide, through the Nevada
American missionary in China.
I Desert from Deeth as far west as Car­
The Draymen’s Association/ of lin experienced a series of heavy
San Francisco, claims to lie making earthquake shocks about 2:30 this af­
headway against their striking team ternoon.
The vibrations generally
A large number of horses in Chi­ and at one or two points lasted for
fully five seconds. So far as learned
cago arc suffering from the grip, and no
serious damage was done though
the disease threatens to become epi­ the force of the shock was great
enough to shake dishes from the
German flag was insulted by Co­ shelves. The extent of the earth­
lombian authorities, who held a ship quake north and south is not known.
At Elko, Nev., the shock was unusu­
while they searched her for a German ally
severe. The high school build­
ing, a new brick edifice, was badly
Drawing of Oklahoma land has be­ cracked by the violence of the vibra­
tion, and other buildings were slight­
ly damaged. The earthquake was pre­
The Kansas drought is effectually ceded and followed by rather remark­
able meteorological phenomena. For
Negotiations in Pekin w ill be closed Borne time preceding the shock the air
was perfectly still, while the heat was
in two weeks.
extremely oppressive. A few minutes
General Wood has left Havana for after the shock, however, a violent
the United States.
wind and rain storm, accompanied by
heavy thunder and lightning, burst
Shamrock II has sailed from Eng­ over
the city, the rain continuing for
land for New York.
several hours.
At Deeth. Nev., goods were shaken
The battleship Maine was launched
from the shelves in the stores. The
at Cramp's shipyards.
shock was not felt 50 miles north of
It is reported in London that Kru­ Elko.
ger has asked Choate to end the Boer
Teamsters from interior are taking
the places of strikers in San Fran­ Paris Inventor Awaiting An Opportunitv to
Make Another Trial.
Transport Meade arrived at San
Paris, July 29.—Keen interest is still
Francisco with soldiers from the taken in the steerable balloon of the
Brazilian aeronaut, M. Santos Dumont.
The run of fish on the lower Colum­ Each day he visits the grounds of the
bia is larger than has been known for Aero Club at St. Cloud, where the
balloon is kept filled in readiness to
several years.
seize the first opportunity to renew the
Formal negotiations for a settle­ attempt for the Deutsch prize, the sum
ment of the great steel strike have of 100.000 francs offered for a dirigible
balloon. The motor is working satis­
teen opened.
factorily and producing a higher speed
The Cuban government offers a re­ than at the last trial, but wind and rain
ward of «1 ,000 for the capture of have thus far prevented a thorough
Bandid Lima, dead or alive.
test. So confident is he of winning the
The feeling is growing stronger in prize that he offers, with the accumu­
lated interest thereon, another prize
England that that government should of
4000 francs to the first .member of
not oppose the Nicaraguan canal the Aero Club performing the round
trip from St. Cloud to the Eiffel Tower
The steel trust will carry the strike prior to October 31.
into the courts.
Much Fruit and Product Ordered.
The sugar trust will add (15,000,-
July 29.—Large orders
000 to its capital stock.
for fruit and produce have been re­
The Constitution beat Columbia ceived by the local dealers from the
sections of the Middle West which
four minutes in a 28 mile race.
have been stricken with drouth. This
There are rumors in Ixmdon of demand
has been larger during the past
peace negotiations to end the Boer two weeks, veterans in the produce
market say. than ever before in the
Dr. Koch says bovine tuberculosis history of the business in Philadel­
is not transmissible to the human phia.
Fireman and Engineer Killed.
A lone highwayman held up the
Memphis. Tenn., July 29.—Freight
Cazadero stage near Mendocino, Cal., train No. 9 on the Choctaw. Oklaho­
but got nothing.
ma & Gulf road, was wrecked near
The teamsters' strike in Han Fran­ Palestine. Ark., this morning early by
cisco is liecoming serious. Both sides I running Into an open switch. The
engineer and fireman were killed and
are standing linn.
brakeman injured. It is believed the
A tire in a reduction plant near a
switch was thrown by men Intending
Flortfhce, Col., destroyed (250,000 to wreck and rob the passenger which
worth of property.
was due there 30 minutes later.
Petroleum on board an American
Garment Workers' Strike Ended.
ship at Stockholm, Sweden, exploded,
New York. July 29.—General Secre­
burning 15 ¡»ersons and the ship.
tary White, of the United Garment-
Rear Admiral Schley will demand Workers of America, announced today
an investigation of Maclay’s charges, that the strike of his fellow craftsmen
was officially ended. The strike af­
and will sue the author for libel.
fected about 70,000 workers.
An excursion boat on the Saginaw
river sank near Saginaw, Mich . with
Strike Make! Tinplate Dearer.
30 passenger* on board.
All were
Philadelphia. July 26.—The strike
of steelworkers has raised the price
The Boers have given up all hope of tinplate in this city from 20 to 30
per cent Before the strike tinplate
of intervention and realise that they sold
at (4 per box at the mill, and
must fight the war out on their own (4 17 in Philadelphia. Prices today
average (5 and (5.25.
President Palmer, of the Rio
Grande A Western, has sold hie in­
terests in the road to the Gould inter­
ests for (6,000,000
Prince Bonaparte's philolgical libra­
ry of 15,(MM) volumes, the finest in
the world, has been secured for the
Newberry library, Chicago.
Mysterious Explosion.
Ixindon. July 29.—"A curious inci­
dent took place here." says a dispatch
to the Daily Mall from Perth, Western
Australia, "during the open-air recep­
tion to the Duke and Duchess of Corn­
wall. Every one was atarlted by a
loud report
close to the Duke,
who Jumped
and clutched his
In selling its interest in the Sioux chair, saying, nervously: 'Someons
must be shooting * The police are in­
City <k Pacific railroad the govern­ stituting
a vigorous search it seems
ment has recovered all the principal that the exploaJoo was purely accident-
and about (500,000 in addition.
OM suit urn
Items of Interest From All Parts
of the State.
A Brief Review of the Growth and Improve­
ments of the Many Industries Through­
out Our Thriving Commonwealth.
The summer school at Newport is
doing excellent work.
Sage hens are said to be very nu­
merous in Baker county.
The postoffice at Emery, Crook
county has been discontinued.
The Nehalem Coal Company has
filed articles of incorporation. Capi­
tal, (150,000.
The postoffice at Ophir, Curry
county, has been discontinued, mail
going to Wedderhurn.
Dry weather and horn flies are hav­
ing an unfavorable effect on the dairy
business in Curry county.
Volunteer wheat is said to be yield­
ing 15 to 20 bushels to the acre in
some parts of Wasco county.
The first shipment of Marion
county peach plums was recently sent
from Salem to Puget sound points.
8. H. Haggard, one of the best
known attorneys in Southern Oregon,
died suddenly at his home in Marsh­
field. aged 62 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 Sumpter
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
numbers have been caught in nets
by fishermen.
Spearing is also a ,
(topular sport.
A number of prominent Eastern
and Southern mining men who had
been in attendance at the Boise min­
ing congress, inspected the mines in j
the districts surrounding Baker City.
Wallowa county spent (772 for coy­
ote scalps last moptli.
Brome grass five feet high flourishes
on the arid lands near Bly.
Large quantities of match wood are
being shipped to Portland from Coos
Athena has paved its streets and is
now working for an electric lighting
Thomas Sherwood has l>een ap­
pointed stock inspector for Union
The Salem Flouring Mill Com­
pany’s new buildings are rapidly near­
ing completion.
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 l>eeii
found at Rice Hill, Douglas county,
by the steam shovel crew who are ex­
cavating there.
The find will be
Portland Market!.
Wheat—Walla Walla, export value,
55(<i56c per bushel; bluestem, 57c;
valley, nominal.
Flour—best grades, (2.90(83.40 per
barrel; graham, (2.60.
Oats—White, (1.32
1.35; gray,
(1.30(81.32*^ percental.
Barley—Feed, (16.50(817; brewing,
(17<<a> 17.50 per ton.
Millstuffs—Bran, (17 per ton; mid­
dlings, (21.50; shorts. (20; chop, (16.
Hay—Timothy, (12.50(8 14; clover.
(7(89.50; Oregon wild hay, (6(8)7 per
Butter—Fancy creamery, 17 l.(8 19c ;
dairy, 14(815c; store, 11(4 12c per
Eggs—17's(418e jx-r dozen.
Cheese—Full cream, twins, 11 <a
ll'2e; Young America, 12@12bt<* per
Poultry—Chickens, mixed, (3.25^1
4.00; hens, (4.00(4 5.00; dressed. 10(4
11c |>er (>ound; springs, (2.50(44.50
per dozen ; ducks. (3 for old; (2.50
(43.50 for young; geese, (4 per
dozen : turkeys, live, 8(4 10c; dressed,
10(i 12lsc per pound.
Mutton — Lain!*, 3’>c.
dressed, 6(47c per pound; sheep, 1
(3.25, gross; dressed. 6(46'»c per lb.
Hogs — Gross, heavy, (5 75(46; j
light, (4.75(45; dressed, 6ls(47c |>er
Veal—Small. 7’l(48,tc; iarge,
(47 Sc jier pound.
Beef—Gross top steers. (4.00(84.25 ;
cows and heifers, (3.25(43.50; dressed
beef, 6 4(47^0 per pound.
Hops—12(414c per round.
Wool — Valley, 11(413c; Eastern
Oregon, 8(412c; mohair, 2O@21c [>er
Potatoes—(1.00(41.25 per sack mew
potatoes, 1 t»c per pound.
Rockhill Givai Some of th«
Cramp’s Yards.
Philadelphia, July 30.—The battle­
ship Maine, designed to be larger,
stronger and faster than her name­
sake. whose shapeless mass still lies in
the harbor of Havana, has been suc­
cessfully launched from the yards of
the Cramp Ship <t Engine Building
Company. One of 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.
Kensiugton, where
the shipyard is located, took a holi­
day, and attended the launching.
Thousands of persons from other parts
of the city were on hand, and as the
yard was thrown oj>en to the public,
every vantage point in the confines
of the place swarmed with humanity.
The weather was beautiful.
The state of Maine was officially
represented by Governor Hill and
members of his staff.
From Wash­
ington came a large number of naval
officers and others.
The Maine is 56 ¡>er cent finished.
Her keel was laid in April, 1899, and
the ship will be ready for transfer to
the government in 18 months or two
years’ time.
Washington, July 31.—Cable dis­
patches from Mr. Rockhill, the
United States special commissioner
st Pekin, set out some of the de­
tails of the 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 will become due semi-annually,
the first to be met January 1 next.
China will be allowed three years be­
i fore making the first payment on ac­
; count of the principal of the indem­
nity. The moneys, both on account
of the principal and interest, will l>e
received by a financial committee lo­
cated at Shanghai, to l>e known as
the "Committee on Encashment.”
This will be composed of the heads of
foreign banks at Shanghai, selecteel
by the governments interested in the
payments. The committee is to dis­
tribute the funds turned in by the
Chinese government among the var­
ious powers in proportion to the in­
terest payments 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
j 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 the tariff until
importers have had an opportunity to
complete contracts.
Colombia Authorities Stop and
Search German Steamer.
Wrapped Himself in Kaiser's Colors for Pro­
tection. but They Were Torn From
Him and Disregarded.
From Burning Building.
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 capito). 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 aud bounds.
Four Deaths at Chicago.
Boxers Art Active Again
Chicago, July 30.—Ninety-five de­
grees marked the official maximum
temperature in Chicago today, while
the humidity registered 48 jier 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.
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 1 ung, in consequence
of the success of the allied villagers
in Cbi 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.
Holland has 10.100 windmills, each I
Train Jumped th« Track.
of which drains on an average of 310
Dayton. O., July 30.—A gravel
acres of land.
train, used by the Chase Construction
Capt. A. F. Lucas, the discoverer Company, which is superintending
of oil in Beaumont, Tex who is said the construction of the traction line
to be worth (40.(MM).(MM), was practical­ between this city and Troy for the
ly penniless a year ago.
Dayton A Northern Traction Co.,
It is reported in the Jacksonville, i jumped the track today eight miles
Fla., papers that a company at 8t. nortn of this city while going down
Cloud, that state, has succeeded in j
making excellent (taper from the a steep grade, resulting in two deahta
leave* of the palmetto.
| and aenou* injury to four persons.
Financial Arrangement.
New York, July 31.—The Ham-
burg-American line steamer Alle-
gheny, which arrived here today, re-
i ported that she was held in the har-
I 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 she 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 unheeded, however, and search
was made for Murrillo, who was found
He declared he would not
Who Started (he Latest Rumpus About Rear on deck.
be arrested, and running to one of the
Admiral Schley.
shin's masts, he seized the German
flag which was lying there and
wrapped it altout him. Then he stood
forward and cried out:
"I am ur.der the 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 I
United .States about four months ago
on a passport signed by the Colom- j
bian minister at Washington. On
his arrival at Savanilla he was arrest- ,
ed and taken to Bogota, where he was
Edgar Stanton Maclay, the third released on the understanding that he
volume of whose “History of the would sail on the first vessel for the |
This Murrillo did, i
American Navy” characterizes Rear United States.
i boarding the Allegheny at Savanilla. j
Admiral Schley as a Micawber admi­ He expressed fears that he would be j
ral and a coward in connection with arrested at Cartagenia, and when the j
the battle of Santiago, is a son of vessel arrived at that port he refused
Rev Robert Maclay, who was the to go ashore when word was brought
pioneer Methodist missionary in the that the governor wanted to see him.
far East. He was born in Foochow, His arrest followed.
Ghina, 38 years ago, and was grad­
The statement made by the passen-
uated from Syracuse university in gers then says that Captain Lowe, of j
For the next 10 years he was the Allegheny, protested against the
connected with the reportorial and arrest, saying it was against interna- |
editorial staffs of the New York Times tional law. The ship's clearance pa- j
and Sun. In 1896 he was appointed pers were refused, and the statement [
lighthouse keeper at Old Field Point, made that they would not be furnish­
Setauket, N. Y., and during the past ed until Murrillo was surrendered.
five years he devoted much of bis time More officers came on board the ves­
to historical work.
He is now con­ sel and went up to Murrillo, and,
nected with the Brooklyn navy yard, tearing from him the “dirty rag,” as
a position to which he was appointed j they called the flag of Kaiser Wil-
recently by Secretary Long.
' helm, took the prisoner from the
ship. Neither the officers of theAlle-
j gheny nor officials of the line would
I make any statement concerning the 1
Two Men Who Made Effort to Rescue People ! arrest of Murrillo.
Louisville, Ky., July 30.—in a fire
which destroyed the pro(>erty 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 lie-
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 Becond floor
he must 1 ave fallen, for when picked
up only a few mintes afterward his
right side was burned to a crisp. Po­
lice Officer James Purden was found
on the third floor, suffocated, and
seven firemen were taken from the
ruins. Some of them will probably
It is reported that several persons i
who lived in the building lost their
lives, but tihs 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.
When the fust
crash came there was nothing but
smoke, but in a moment later the
place whs a veritable furnace from
floor to roof. The loss is about (50,-
Events Have Already
Provide Ample Means
San Juan, Porto Rico, July 31.—
Events have already proved that the
tax law, drawn up by the legislators
of this island, will provide ample
means for the island’s requirements.
This indicates that Porto Rico is
more prosperous than it was a couple
of 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
has been invested in Porto Rican en­
terprises. Numerous promoters anti
capitalists, who have visited the
island, have declared that this or that
investment would bring good returns,
and then gone away never to be heard
from again.
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
It is understood the com­
missioners are in favor of a date later
than March 4, and will bring the
matter 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
This committee is to select the date
and procure, by congressional enact­
ment, the change desired.
Chinese Throne Gives Instruction*.
Pekin, July 31.—Li Hung Chang.
Prince Ching and Kun Yang, resident
mem tiers 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 the desirability
of imitating all meritorous features
of the institutions of Japan and
Western nations.
American Postal Service in China.
Washington, July 31.—The post­
master general has issued an order
formally placing the American postal
service in China «n the same basis as
before the outbreak.
The practical
operation of the military postal ser­
vice cea.-ed some time ago, and the
postal attaches have either returned
here or to other posts.
Heavy Rain and Wind Storm.
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
Teppen, west of Fargo.
Wires were
down for some hours, and crops in
the path of the storm, which was
several miles wide, were destroyed.
In the Red river valley, rain fell from
the national boundary line all the
way down the state line.
Fargo and over in Minnesota, crop«
wen; damaged.
Demand Increase and Contract
Minneapolis, Jujy 31.—The 535
mailers and packers in the 22 flour
mills of Minneapolis have presented
to their employers a demand for an
increase of wages. They also demand
a contract for five years.
The em-1
ployers have agreed to raise the wages ,
but will enter into no contract. The
men met today and decided upon a
demand for only a one year contract. j
RearAdmiral 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 69 years old.
He entered
the naval academy in 1847, and had a
good war record.
He left * widow
and a daughter and a ton, John
Irwin, paymaster on the Essex, no*
stationed at Newport.