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III ! UTAI1 STATE KEWS.
R';l' Contrncta for tlic bullulnrj of a now
'fO' I J ill at J'iovo have been let.
H j Typhoid fever Ifl epidemic In Hlch-
M J- pcld nud other portions of Scvlcr
B ' The prediction Is made that dour
B p vlll advance soon, owlug to ndvaucod
H 4j When prices,
M ' " t- There Is Raid to ho a scarcity of
M j J touchers In the small towns In many
H""!iA fiarts of tho stntc.
H J I W. S. McCornlck of Salt Lake has
Baal JWA feen elected a director of the Oregon
B' fll .Khort Line rnllwny.
M I 1 The government erop report places
M 'l j Iho average yield of Utnh spring wheat
M I t 24.2 bushels per ncro.
H , 1 Utah hus eoventy-five tnllcs of new
' j railroad track credited to It for tho
econd half of the present year,
m Senator Clark cf Montana denies
fl i the reported sale of tho holdings of
H ' 1 the San Pedro to the Short Line.
B j . The Ladles' Literary club of Salt
B t Lake has adopted a resolution asking
H I Tor the strict enforcement of the cur-
fl few law.
H W. P. Head, of Salt Lake City, has
H h x bcen elected n member of the exueu-
U y, I tlvo commlltccof tho American Street
M v I Hallway association,
H 3 St. V, Le Sleur claims the discovery
B of a mountain of opalson Indian creek,
PHh Jda., and hus broiightdown a thousand
HBh of the gems to 1'rovo.
HBl Safe-blowcri destroyed the safe at
B the Sierra Nevada Lumber company's
Bh w (j otllceat Salt Lnko last week, and se-
m v ' cured about 400 in cash.
H Any reglstrur who rcfusescs to rep-
Jstcr any legal voter upon demand, Is
made liable to a Quo of from S100 to
81,000, and a year's Imprisonment.
HkV , A sugar factory Is to be erected at
kV i or uear Malud, and it Is baid the Short
H j Llnu will build a branch from Ilrlgham
H ' City to the factory, vlu Corrlnuu and
H j Uear ltlvor City.
The Indians under Agent Myton, at
White Hocks, draw an annuity from
HkV tho governmaut of 88X60 for every
H jiember of the tribe, juvenile or adult,
B" upproxtmatimr 870,000.
H ' The public schools of MantI were
Kb j opened Monday for the first time, this
H "I year, owing tn the prevalence of con-
' tngious diseases which have swept the
, city for so mo time past
A sneuk thief entered tho bakery
and confectionary store of James
Stevenson at Sprlngville Sunduy
afternoon and took ucash box contain
BV log $28 In coin and bills.
HkV . , Qrcat Salt Lake was two feet and
BV ' eight Inches below the zero mark on
H. f the Sth, and tho Saltulr pavilion was
H entirely on dry land, tho water having
BV receded beyond tho flroworks stand.
BVl Tho nine-year-old daughter of Amos
HkS 'Thornton of American Fork, while
playing 'around a bonfire with other
BV children last week, was burned to
BS death, her clothing having caught Ore.
H ,. The Deep Creek country is Just now
H furnishing a Held of operation to the
H knights of the road In the direction of
BV horsa stealing. Within a space of ten
' days three valuable horses have been
BS James Holly, one of the early set-
HkV tiers of Sprlngville, died last week
from tho ciTccts of a paralytlo stroke!
HkM '. which he sustained several months ago.
HkVJ The deceased was a native of England
HkVJ and was 80 year old.
HkV lnsuranco companies operating In
Kalt Lake have raised Insurance rates
Bh in tho business section, alleging that
HkVj fccarclty of water and luck of tiro fight-
Hj I ing facilities muko risks too great al
H, I I present rates, lluslness men say tho
H? L ! ralso is tho result of a combination of
H s i tho cotnpunloH.
H " ', Frank Croft, aged 12, of Deseret,
H ' while hunting rabbits accidentally
1 nhot hliPbolf through tho calf of tho
H leg. lie hud forgotten to let tho ham,
incrdown and a small twig caught and
H discharged thu wenpon. lie was two
H miles uwuy from homo and hud a hard
B pull to reach home.
HBV Thu county superlntunduntof Bchoola
H 1n Utah will usk tho legiNluture to re.
H peal the prcceut school law, and uhol-
B sli district school timteca und replaco
B thum with a county school board to
H tiuvu charge of ull tchools in tho
H George Wnde, principal of the Mound
H 1'art bcliool at Ogdeu, whllo lu a dc
H ' lirium of fover 'J'uesday of lust week,
H f secured a revolver and bhot hlinseU
H i i through the breust, dying sevtn hour
H j later, Mr. Wudu was suffering from
H ' typhoid fever.
; Two reservoirs will he constructed
1 ' on the upper Weber valley to btoro the
H ., surplus water that runs to waste In
H Iho bpring. Tho undertaking will bu
H nccoinpllshed by nn association of tho
irrigation companies which taku
B n liter from th& river,
HHh George Smith, a western pioneer,
t died at Marysvale last week, ag?d TW.
B Jle crossed the plalnb in 1605, followed
B milling In several western states, and
B ff lato yeirij ongaged In the
(Val ..'rocery business, first at Sallnu, theu
ul Holknap htid Marysvate.
sbhb 'j ' At tho recent cjuuiterly meetlntr of
B 1 the state board of horticulture It was
LCi.V decided to wage a vigorous warfare
HyAR against tho San Jose scale In Utah
Hf '1 orchards during the next ninety days,
Hi 'i' Vhe scale Is known to exist in
rjBM ..g orchards In Weber and Utah counties'
GREAT COAL STRIKE AT END.
PRESIDENT NAMES COMMISSION THAT WILL
Work If to l Itrnunitxl Ht,Onri, Common
Orouncl of ,Kf"'mMit llettraen llpvr
Mtura unit MlneM llnvlne lloen
The great anthracite coal strike is
settled at last. A commission of six
persons, with a seventh, Carrol D.
Wright, ns recorder, will adjust differ
ences between operutois and miners.
President Mitchell of tho Miners' union
will take the necessary measure to call
the strike off. Tho president will
urge Immediate resumption of mining,
and operations are expected to begin
Organized labor has a representative
on the commission In the person of K.
12. Clark, grand chief of the Order of
Hailroad Conductors, named as a so
ciologist. Tho president added 11161100
Spalding of Illinois to the list of five
members suggested by the operators.
As named the commission is perfectly
satisfactory to both miners and oper
ators. Assent of tho minors was given
through President Mitchell nud Mr.
Sargent, Commissioner of Immigration,
nud of tlio operators through Messrs.
llucon and George W. Perkins of the
bunking firm of J. P, Morgan & Co.
Thu following olllclul statement an
nouncing tho closo of the strike was
issued ul the White House at 2:20
"Afleruoonfercnco with Mr. Mitchell
and some further conference with
representatives of tho coal operators
the president has appointed the mem
burs of the commission to Inquire Into,
consider, und pass upon all questions
ut isiuo between tho operators uud
miners In tho anthracite coal fields.
"ltrlgudler-Uoneral John M. Wilson,
U. S A. (retired), ln,te chief of engi
neers, U. S. A., Washington, I), C, as
nn olllcur of thu engineer corps of
either thu military or uaval service of
thu United States.
"K. W. Parker, Washington, I). C ,
as an expert mining engineer. Mr.
PuiUer is chief statistician of the coul
division of tho United States geologi
cal sui vey, and editor of the Engineer
ing and Mining Journal of New York.
"(leorgo Oray, Wilmington, Del., us
a judge of a United States court.
"13. 13. Clark, Cedar Haplds. la..
grand chief of the Order of Hailroad
conductors, as a sociologist, the piesl
dent assuming that far the purposes of
such a commission the term sociologist
means u man tWio hus thought and
studied deeply on social questions and
has practically applied his knowledge.
"Thomas II. Wutklus, Scrauton, Pa,,
as a man practically acquainted with
thu mining and selling of coal.
"lllshop John L. Spalding of Peoria,
111. The president has added lllshop
Spalding's name to tho commission.
"Curroll V. Wright has been ap
pointed recorder of the commission."
MUrlicU'i Vlrwof (jllnatlon.
President Mitchell of the United
Mine Workers' union mude the follow
ing statement lu an interview at
Wllkebburre, l'a.: "I have received a
telegram from President Hoosevclt
nil vising me of the appointment of his
arbitration commission. The conven
tion of minors can be held on Saturday
at the latest, and cun decide to resume
work on Monday."
One of the district presidents said:
"The strike Is as good us called off al
ready. The convention will ncceptMr.
Mitchell's recommendations und will
call thu strike oir."
New York (Imulilrr I.ohc 'Their llwnkrolU
A doien big rolls of greenbacks were
found, according to Dlbtrlct Attorney
Jerome, in thu sufes of two of tho five
nlloged gumbling houses which were
the suenu of raids Wednesday night In
New York City by order of the district
uttorncy. "1 undeistiind there Is a
great deal of money deposited eacli
night by bookmakers lu theso pluees,"
suld Mr. Jerome, but I do not know
who owns thu rnllH. It will not bo
bulllcient Identification for a man to
say "i'liut 810,000 roll is mine.'" It
hus been ascertained that the totul
umount of money in tho rolls found In
the sufes is about 82X0,000,
Mill CIihuIUi, .Morn..
It will be possibly three weeks be
fore the Amei Iciin expedition against
thu Sultuu of Hacolod will leave Camp
Vlcnrs, The column will not be moved
until (leneral Sumner goes to lllgan,
Blurts tho work ou tho north trull to
Luko Lanuo und ruturus to Camp Vic
ars. Gen. Davis is anxious to ovoid
any bloodshed und has directed lien,
Sumner to refrain from fighting until
forced Into active combat. (!en. Sum
ner will not uttacl; until thu Moros
lake thu aggressive.
rrrioritttil nun liiickalint.
A man covered with blood and bear
ing many buckshot wounds, supposed
to bo ono of the robbers who assaulted
the three Meuch brothers near Roches
ter, O , wiih captured ut Wellington, O,
Tho prisoner refused to make any state
ment. It Is now believed thut only
four men were Implicated in tho affair.
Two of tho robbers were killed by
Jarvls Meach and a third is futally
wounded und in custody, The author
ities aro positive that the man arrested
accounts for the fourth member vi the
CONDITIONS IN SAMAF1.
(Irnarnl a rant Telli of tlin Situation In
Speaking of the conditions on tho
Island of Samar General Fred D. Grant,
who has just rcturued.from the Philip
pints, said lu an Interview: "Samar
Is enjoying the first period of pcico
that it has ever known and I am en
tirely satisfied that the Inhabitants
of the Island will not attempt to make
any further trouble for our govern
ment. "Now that they have been forced
by the stress of military operations to
cease their hostilities thu natives for
tho most part seem absolutely con
tented with the new order of things.
When I first wont to Samar, It was u
case of fight your way everywhere and
protect yourselves while doing so. A
soldier could not venture much out of
hailing distance of even the conquered
towns without being sot upon and
killed by savage natives.
'"iho Moros, of course, will commit
nets of depredation now and again,
but it needs only a strong pollco force
to hold them In check. A little trouble
may also bo expected from the natives
of the Sulu group, who are more Ig
noruuttlian those on the other islands,"
BATTLE WITH ROBBERS.
Fight Itrtivftrn T!irr Agrcl Men and Itan
ill In, Two or l.nttrr IlrhiK Killed.
In a farm house two miles from tho
vlllago of Rochester, in Lorrnlno
snunty, Ohio, a terrible bnttle wus
fought between aged brothers named
Meuch and six desperate robbors. As
the result of tho batllo two of the rob
bers wcio shol to death, ono probably
fatally wounded and two of the Meach
brothers were badly beaten.
There are three of the Meach broth
ers, Loren, aged nearly 80 years; John,
about 70; and Jurvls, aged 05, The
old men arc said to be rich.
While John was in the barn he was
surrounded by three robbers and
bound. Uoing to the housu they
knocked Jarvls Into Insensibility,
John Meuch worked himself looso
from his bonds, however, and secur
ing n shotgun, cautiously stole upon
the three burglars, who were working
upon the safe. He shot two of them
todeuth and fatally wounded tho third.
The threo companions of tho men who
wero watching the housu, realizing
their danger. Immediately got away.
The robbers secured no money.
ATTITUDE OF MINERS.
Imrtoiitlble tn HtHtti nt I'rment Time Just
WhntTliey Will Do.
President Mitchell of the miners'
union dictated the following statement
to tho press Tuesday night:
"I fully appreciate with what anxiety
the people of our country are awaiting
the end of the coal strike. The coul
operators have not addressed the min
ers' union or its o dicers In making their
public statement. It Is, therefore, im
possible for me to state the altitude of
the miners at this time.
"I am now, as I have always been,
deeply solicitous of the Interests of the
public and the welfare of the mine
workers who have been on strike for
the past five months.
"A formal statement defining our
position and Intentions will bo Issued
just as soon as we are In possession of
the full meaning of tho proposition of
Motile Found In 8ckn.
Four dead bodies were found tied tn
sacks in Georgia street, Indianapolis,
Ind,, and in the reur of the Central
College of Physicians and Surgeons.
Tho bodies were Identified us those
that had been stolen from the grave
yard. Seventeen persons are now un
der arrest for grave robbing. The list
includes nine negroes, three white doc
tors, one colored undertaker, a pro
prietor of a cemetery, two night watch
men at n uumetery, and a night watch
man. It is supposed at least lOOgruvef
have been despoiled wlthiu tho last
three months. Hufus Cuntrcll, col
ored. Is the confessed leader of the
Motiry Hcluir Sent to (luitiit to ltehbllltttte
The navy department Tuesday last
cabled Sir,000 to Manila, P, I., to b
sent from there to tho Island of Guam
for the rehabilitation of tho naval sta
tion property which was dumug.ed by
tho recent earthquakes. Tho depart
ment has received a cablegram an
nouncing the departure of the collier
Justin from Cuvlte for Guam, and it is
the undui standing that she carries the
funds for thu repair work.
One New York llurenu Order Mouthpiece
In order to make certain that dlseaso
shall not be transmitted by means of
telephones, .Commissioner Homer Folks
of thu charities department of Greater
New York has Issued un order that ull
thu telephones used by employers must
bu disinfected every week. The mouth
piece is to be unscrew ed and scrubbed
oliMiu, then immersed for a few mo
menta in nn antiseptic bath.
Mint Mmi f ur m Wolf.
Tho trial of Louis Hovelund on the
charge, of killing Louis Gurdape at
Grass Ha ge Mont,, last month, was
brought to h, cjiiuIuMoii Tuesdoy, and
thedufcii. m; discharged. The county
attorney moved for a dismissal of the
cube on the grounds that no testimony
was forthcoming which proyed that
the accused shot Gardap with feloni
ous Intent. Hovelnnd was released,
and !b still emphatic in hit statement
that ha mistook Uardape for a wolf
when he shot him.
END OF STRIKE IS IN SIGHT
OPERATORS HAVE FINALLY DECIDED T3
Wny I Now Open for a Complete Settle
ment, and It I Hollered Mluers Will
Soon Heiume Work.
Ry authority of J. P. Morgan, who,
with his partner, Hobert liacon, and
Secretary Hoot was in conferenco with
President Hoosevclt at the temporary
White House for an hour and a half, a
statement was given out by Secretary
Cortelyou, In which the presidents of
the coal carrying railroads and mine
operators propose a commission of five
persons to adjust the differences and
settle the coat strike in the anthracite
coal fields of Pennsylvania. The pro
position is believed by the admlnlstra.
tlon to be satisfactory to tho miners,
as it covers the proposition made by
President Mitchell of the United Mioo
Workers' union, with additional con
dllions, which, it Is believed, the
miners will accept. The statement
Tho operators have agreed to the
appointment of a commission, to be
appointed by the president of the
United States, to whom shall be re
ferred all questions at Usue between
the companies and their own employes,
whether they belong to the union or
not, and the decision of the commis
sion shall heuccepted by the operotors.
Tho commission is to consist of an
army or navy engineer officer, and ex
pert mining engineer not connected
with the coul mining properties, ono of
the judges of the United States courts
of tho eastern district of Pennsylvania,
u man of prominence, eminent us a
bociologist, und a man who, by active
participation in mining and selling
coal, is familiar with tho physical and
commercial features of the business.
The operators also make It a part of
tho proposition that the miners shall
return to work as soon as the commis
sion is constituted und ceuso all Inter
ference with non-union men. The
commission Is to name u date when its
findings shall be effective und to gov
ern conditions of employment between
the companies und their own employes
for nt (oust three years.
When no ofiiciul slntument.was mndo
at the White House after the oper
ators' address wus made public by Sec
retary Cortelyou, tho opinion wus ex
pressed thut tho way is now open font
complete settlement of the strike und
that the mines will soon be in operation.
STRUCK BY TORNADO.
Over One Hundred lloune Demolished by
Twlater In Illlnol.
The storm that raged at Qulncy, Ills,,
Sunday also visited other sections of
Illinois. Heports indicate the comptetu
or partial demolition of more thun 100
houses. Many people were hurt, but
there were no Instant fatalities. At
Camp Point, the southeastern corner
of the town was struck and twenty or
more houses were destroyed, Henry
M. Jacobs' home was among those de
stroyed. Jacobs is a complete wreck
from nervous prostration and may die.
Hobert Garrett was sick in bed. His
house was unroofed and part of the
wall fell on his couch. He was unhurt,
but may die from exposure. Mrs.
Hobert Tribue was burled in therulnt
of her home and may die. The south
ern part of Qulncy wuh struck by the
storm and Green Mount cemetery waa
stripped of every tree.
Iloer Oeuerttl Vlilt I'urli.
The Doer generals, llotha, Dewet
and Uelurey, arrived in Purls Monday.
M, I'aulltle and the pro-Itoer commit
tee received them at the railroad sta
tion. After speeches of welcome hud
been delivered tho party drove to a
hotel. The precincts of the station
and the route to the hotel were
thronged with spectators, who heartily
cheered the generals, although tho
crowds present and the enthuslusin
manifested were nothing like the as
semblages and demonstration wit
nessed on the occasion of Mr. Kruger's
arrival here, two years ago.
A IIhIUIIuii of Turkl.li Troop Annihilated
A dispatch to thu London Dally Mnll
from Volo, Greece, says that twenty
two villages in Macedonia aro in com
plutu revolt and thut half a battalion
of Turkish troops had bceu annihilated
by insurgents in tho Kiesuna defile.
This news, continues thu dispatch,
I emu nates from sources which have
hitherto minimized the trouble, Tlifc
, situation, consequently, appears to
have suddenly grown worse.
Kmphittlr UenlHl Mude by the Porte.
The porte, through the Turkish am
bassador In London, denies tho report
cabled from Purls to the London Stan
dard Saturday, thut, according to ru
mors current In the French capital,
private negotiations were proceeding
between ltusslu und Turkey, which, If
successful, would result In an agree
ment to close tho Dardanelles to ull
but Hussion warships. The govern
ment of Turkey declares that no nego
tiations urc on foot witli the object of
opening thu Durdauelles to Russiun
Went (luimliiB for Kutlrn Family,
Only tho non-iippcarunce of his wife,
daughter and her husband, prevented
Thomas Doherty, a blacksmith of 01
tumwa, Iowa, from exterminating his
entlro family whllo in a drunken rage.
He watted at the head of thu stairs at
lilt residence to pick them off with
gun as they camo up. They fled to a
neighbor's and later when they reap
peared Doherty opened lire. The shots
went wild, and, having but one bullet
left, he shot himself through the
south, lie will die.
NEW YORK'S GOVERNOR
REBUKES COAL OPERATORS.
Very Plain Talk Prom tlovernor Oilell and
"What do you mean by politicians? I
want you and all operators to under
stand that I am the governor of New
York, tho chosen representative of
7,000,000 people, and that 1 am here In
this matter sololy In that capuelty, and
to relieve If possible, an Intolerable
situation. And, whut Is more, 1 lntcud
to use overy power at my command to
The forgoing statement was made by
Governor Odull of Now York to Presi
dent Huer of the Heading road, In the
presence of United States Senator!
Piatt of New York and Quay and Pen.
rose of Pennsylvania, In a conferenco
on the coal strike at New York Friday.
It was the culmination oi a heated In
terview In the office of Senator Plutt
and the result of the meeting between
lioveruor Odell and President Ilacr.
Mr.' Huer was not In the best of
humor when, accompanied by r3. U.
Thomas, chairman of the board of
directors of the Erie railroad, he en
tered Senators Piatt's office. Tho con
ferenco begun by a statement made by
Senator Penrose that tho situation was
becoming so serious that some solu
tion must be found at once. He sug
gested thut tho opcra'tors should In
cline to some concussions toward a
"If you mean by that," said Presi
dent Huer, "that we ore to recognlre
the existence of a labor union, I toll
you right now thut thu operators will
consider no such proposition."
Governor Odell was on his feet In an
instant. Holding a half-burnt cigat
lu his hand, and whltu with excite,
ment, he suld: "Aro we to understand
thut no kind of conciliatory proposl,
tlon would receive attention ut .the
bauds of the operators?"
"Idldnatsay that," answered Mr.
Huer, "but 1 do say that we will not
accept political udvlce or allow the in
terference of politicians lu this, out
Then it was that Governor Odell
mude tho statement uttilbuled to hi id
ut the beginning of this article.
President Huer, evidently appreciat
ing thut ho hud gone too far, boned tc
Governor Odell und said: "Governor,
1 beg your purdon. No personal affront
wuh intended, uud we will listen tc
any suggestlonsyou muy huve to make,
llut again I repeat that we must re
fuse to recognise the union represented
by Mr. Mitchell."
"I do believe," said the governor,
"that your position, from a publla
view, is absolutely untenable. If coul
operators, railroad men and other bus
iness meo can combine for mutual pro
fit and protection, there Is no reason
why laboring men should not."
Illlnol Han who Mysterloo Disappeared
Pouud lu Hospital.
Lewis Sylvester, an Aurora, III., con
tractor, who has been missing since
August 23rd, has been found in Port
land, Ore,, 111 with brain fever. Hit
wlfo has received a letter from him
Stating that he hud been In a hospital
for several "weeks. When Sylvestei
left Aurora, starting for Chicago on
business trip, ho carried about 81,00t
in currency. His letter stated that hi
remembered going to Chicago on a cer
tain day, but remembered nothing mor
until he touud himself In the Portlaoc
Hooper Yimiiik Held for Murder.
The coroner's jury that has beon In
vestigating the death of Mrs. Anns
Pulitzer, whoso body wus found in tin
Morris canal on Sept. 18, rendered a
verdict In Jersey City that the woman
cumo to her death through violence al
the hands of William Hopper Young.
W'eldi Cm I Will Come In Free of all lluty,
The practical effect of Secretary
Shaw'a lecent Instructions to collec
tors of ports and other customs officers
to facilitate us much as possible thu
importation of coul nt tho present tlinu
will be to admit Welsh hard coul free
of customs duties. Customs o Ulcers
take the secretary's luttor to mean
thut, while liiey uie to curry out the
tar I It luw lu regard to the collection oi
duties on coal, where there is a chance
to construe the luw liberally they urn
to do bO.
llotha Kity Krueer Dill Not I'urry Away
Triilinvttnl Htule Piludrf.
General llotha denies tho reports
which havo been circulated that Mr.
Kruger curried off Trunsvaul state
funds, and declares that, on tho con
trary, ,the i-x-presldent had contributed
to tho lloer cause money from his own
pocket. Gcnural Dewet, referring to
Iho controversy on tho subject of nn
audlonco of the lloer gcneruls with
ICmperor William, said his majesty had
uot invited them, and that hence thf,
generals hud not refused an audience,
ChlneiH-Miiilf Counterfeit Silver Dnllun
tin iilullni: In Mitnllii.
Counterfeit silver dollars aro being
made in China and circulated lu Munllu
extensively. Tho suspicion Is thul
come of this money wus shipped front
Sun Francisco, Tho dollars are of sil
ver and of stundurd weight. 'J hev
have been detected through the Im
pioper hiamplngof the word "Liberty'
on the Goddess. The low prlco of sil
ver insiiied to tho makois of this coun
terfeit money a profit of 100 per cent.
American allver circulates as gold In
George Allen, a Hoanum., was elrcV pv '
trocuted at Stockton, Cal Friday. ',,
JameB P. Treadwell of Pittsburg,
Pa., shot his wlfo at Pasadena, Cul.,
Friday nnd then committed suicide. i
American anthracite coul Imported-, J
at Hamburg lust wluter Is being re-' jl
bought for shipment to the United j
Communder-ln-Clilef Stewart of the $
Orand Army has reappolulud Quarter- i,
master Gencrul Charles Ilurrows of jj
New Jersey. V
King lid ward Is reported to be tak- 1
Ing nn active Interest In the educa- ?
llonnl bill and in ecclesiastical ap- j
Tho thirty-first anniversary of the
big firo In Chicago, wus observed
Thursduy of last week by banquets .
At Whatcom, Wash., dry kilns of
Loggle llrothers' mill burned Friday,
tntutllng a loss of 25,000. There Is
The New Mexico Republican Terri
torial convention nominated Ilernard
B. Itodney to succeed himself us dele-
gate to congress.
In Lexington, Mo., the electric light
plant and Hoffman's brewery and
several dwellings were destroyed by .
fire. Loss, $100,000.
King Oscar has bestowed the grand S
cross of St. Olaf on Captain Sverdrup, f?
the Arctic explorer, and has given him
su annual allowance of S810. '
Ilollvians have put to death four
Ilruzllians at Puerto AtoiPzo, They al
so have arrested many other Brazil
ians and are holding them as hostages.
Six hundred thousand dollars In
the treasury, half of which is gold bul
lion consigned to Japan, was carried to
the Orient by the steumcr Nippon.
Secretary Moody has decided to havo
the floating dry dock at Havana trans- ,
ported to the I'ensacola nary ynrd as
toon as it can be mude ready for tho
Hear Admiral George W; Melville,
englnecr-in-chlcf of thu United States
navy, who was stricken with intermit
tent fever about ten days ago, has re
covered. Luther T. Ellsworth, United States
consul at Puerto Cabello, cables to the
state department that all communica
tion with tho Interior of Venezuela t
has been cut off.
The Mexican government has ordered :
out a military force to guard trains
and stations on that portion of the Na
tional road at present affected by a
strike of employes.
Preliminary plans have been re-
ceived from Chicago for nine and two- i Ij
thirds miles of intramural railway - 'I
which will carry visitors around tht I
world's fair grounds. f
At Emporia, Kansas, last week, j
James Pendleton, mayor of Gentry, I
Mo., convicted of bigamy, was sen- I
tenced to five years in the penitentiary, I
the extreme penalty. j
The mysterv surrounding the dls-
appearance from Sioux City, la., last
Friday of Mrs. T. F. Hurus.a musician, j
has been solved by the finding of her !
body In the Sioux river. (5
It is reported thut the Japanese gov- u
eminent, within the next six years, ;
will build four battleships, six first i
class cruisers und various lesser craft, j
bt a cost of 800,000,000,
The Mercantile Trust company Jot ;
New York, announces that It is fur- '
nlshlng$:s,000,000 to David Moffat ;
and associates, of Denver, to build the
Moffat road from Denver to Salt Lake.
Tho entire silk curgo of the Tartar
arrived at Vancouver, II. C, was
valued at approximately S3, 000,000.
The Tartar brought A30 tons of raw
silk and other silk in a manufactured
Charles M, Schwab, president of lh8
United States Steel corporation, hat
chartered Anthony J, Drexel's steam
yacht, the Margarita, and will spend
part of the winter cruising ou the aw,
Tho Kosmos line steamer Kurabyses
la u wreck on Guiuos Point, on the
coast of Costa Idea. The vessel left
San Frauclbco September 15th, bound
for Hamburg, She was the finest ves
sel on the line.
Count Eugene Es',erhazy has created !
a sensation by retiring from the ouler !
of Jesuits and commencing legal pro- i
ceedlngs to recover his fortune of !
$175,000 which he gave to tho society
onjoinlng it lu 1885. j
Oil cannot compete with coal for
naval use. At least that is the con. '
elusion reached by tho board of naval
engineers, which for many weeks past
hus been making a scries of practlcul
tests witli various oil burners.
East side, Now York, confectionery
manufacturers aro supplying cucoanut
shells to tenement dwellers for fuel,
Tlie shells ure sold in bugs of fifty to
slx'.y pouuds for 10 or 15 cents u bug,
The material furnishes more heut thuu
The corner- stone of the proposed
memoilat bridge ucrcss tho Potomaa
to connect Washington with Arlington
cemetery was dedicated it a big open- d)if V
vlr meetlcg In the White House lot - U
Thursday afternoon, The ston
wcif ks ssven tons.