TÀMHILL COUNTY REPORTER. INSURGENTS SURRENDER. A Band of 500 Is the First to Giv* ». I. AIBIBT, rublllkw. M c M innville ......... O regon . mnb w mt mi Aa 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 Washington. 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 people. 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 locusts. 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 celebrated 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. HEAVY EARTHQUAKE SHOCKS. 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 Salt Lake City, 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 stere. were from North to South, 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 demic. 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 subject. 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 gun. ly damaged. The earthquake was pre The Kansas drought is effectually ceded and followed by rather remark broken. 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 war. AFTER AIR8HIP PRIZE. Teamsters from interior are taking the places of strikers in San Fran Paris Inventor Awaiting An Opportunitv to cisco. 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 Philippines. 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 treaty. 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,- Philadelphia, 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 war. 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. system. 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 saved. 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 account. 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. COMMERCIAL AND FINANCIAL HAPPENINGS 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 bay. Athena has paved its streets and is now working for an electric lighting system. Thomas Sherwood has l>een ap pointed stock inspector for Union county. 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 developed. 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 ton. Butter—Fancy creamery, 17 l.(8 19c ; dairy, 14(815c; store, 11(4 12c per pound. Eggs—17's(418e jx-r dozen. Cheese—Full cream, twins, 11 <a ll'2e; Young America, 12@12bt<* per pound. 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. gross; 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 pound. Veal—Small. 7’l(48,tc; iarge, i (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 pound. Potatoes—(1.00(41.25 per sack mew potatoes, 1 t»c per pound. I MAINE LAUNCHED. New Battie-Ship Given to the Waves CHINESE Rockhill Givai Some of th« at 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. th« of 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 I Search German Steamer. ____ DONE TO ARREST AN ALLEGED REBEL I ---------------- Wrapped Himself in Kaiser's Colors for Pro tection. but They Were Torn From Him and Disregarded. From Burning Building. — LEGAL COURTHOUSE.) — County Court Fails to So Desig HAS NO Thurston 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. Detail« 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 THIS IS MACLAY 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- , HISTORIAN EDGAR STANTON MAC'I.AY. 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 1885. 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- BURNED TO DEATH. 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 die. 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,- 000. INDEMNITY. PORTO RICAN Events Have Already TAX LAW. Proven That It Wilt 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. 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 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 ington. 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. Around 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.