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CULLED FROM DISPATCHES OF
THE ASSOCIATED PRESS.
A Review of Happenings In Both
Eastern and Western Hemispheres
During the Past Week —National,
Historical, Political and Personal
Events Tersely Told.
Haying $3,d00.000 to their credit In
local banks, cmcago trades unions
have sinned a movement for a trades
union bank, with the union label over
The Kmperor of Austria will pay a
return visit to King Edward, which
will occur the latter part of April.
The simultaneous breaking of two
of the 30 inch mams which feed the
reservoir and supply water to the net
work of pipes throughout Harriabuig,
Pa., has caused the worst water fam
ine aver known in that vicinity. Ho
tels, bouses, rauroads, mills and fac
tories have been cut on*. This state of
aflairs la most serious.
The German financial papers regard
the capital of with which
the German petroleum company was
organized to compete with the Stan
dard Oil company as a small trifle
compared wun the paid up capital of
the Rockefeller concern.
The four masted schooner Augustus
Hunt was wiecKed recently west of
tho Quogue life saving station, on the
New York coast. Two of the crew
wore saved, but 15 others were lost,
the bodies being washed away from
the wrecked etup. The schooner was
A report has been received from
Mindanao to »ne effect that Lieuten
ant Campbell W. Flake had been kill
ed and that Lieutenant William E.
Roberts and private Koy. had been
badly wounded wnen out on a scout
Ing expedition against unfriendly Mo
ros. AH of tue men belonged to
the Twenty-second infantry.
Allentown, fa. —The Jury in the case
of Mrs. Catherine Bochtel, charged
with being an accessory before the
fact in the murder of hor daughter,
Mabel, a shop girl, returned a verdict
of not guilty.
The town of Allesund, Norway, was
practically destroyed by fire recently,
but so far as can be ascertained there
was no loss of life. The church, the
Bchoolhouse, shops and three quarter^
of tho town have been burned and the
latest news received said the remain
ing buildings were on lire. Allesund
is a busy port trading town of Norway
of over 8,000 inhabitants.
The second shipment of big timber
for the Washington state building at
the fair in St. Louis, has arrived.
With the timbers came a 60 foot flag
staff, which will form a feature of the
house of Hoo-Hoo.
Police Detectives Hawley, Murphy
and Colteu, of l os Angeles, Cal., held
on a charge of manslaughter for the
killing of Joseph and Louis Cheaaer,
father and sou, at the Hotel Broxburn,
on the night of December 17, have
been released Justice Chambers,
who exonerated the men for the kill
The Korean government has made
a formal declaration of neutrality in
the event of war between Japan and
Sharon, Pa.—tour men and a wom
an who attempted to lord a swollen
stream near here, were swept away
and it is rumored all were drowned.
The result of tue recent presidential
election in Colombia is still uncer
tain, according to a dispatch from Bo
gota, by way of Panama. Affairs gen
erally are reported to be quiet.
Recent Manna advices to the war
department throw light on the present
agitation in the t uiiippines over the
proposed expulsion of the Mexican
dollar from circulation. It seems the
banks, conducted for the most part
by foreigners, are strenuous in their
opposition to tne proposed abandon
ment of the Mexican silver piece, the
principal currency medium in the Phil
ilUiines, because of the large opportu
nity it affords for making profits in
Military activity at tho Black sea
ports continue on a more exted&Lve
scale than evor, cables a Rnssian^fjß
respondent. Men are arriving for shiH
ment on transports for the far east.
The railways are gorged with military
stores. Private freight is sidetracked
in order to expedite shipments of sup
The Cleveland, Ohio, grand jury has
returned an indictment against J2eo.
A. Rose, cashier of the Produce Na
tional bank, which closed ita doors.
Rose is charged with having embez
zled $189000 of the bank's funds.
The protectea cruiser Charleston
was successfully launched recently at
the yards of the Newport News Ship
building & Drydock company in Vir
St. John, N. F — Another violent
snow storm raged over the whole isl
and recently. Four schooners are fast
in the ice and are unable to commu
nicate with the shore. The whole bay
*•"■<! the gulf of St. Lawrence as far as '
!rlf *""». can reach is * maBB of 'cc.
The othe. _ that were carried out
into the gulf are frozen fast in a floe.
I Hartford, Conn. —Fire started In the
four story uiock at Main and Kin
sley streets. In 10 minutes the struc
ture was a roaring furnace. Fourteen
persons on the upper floors were res
cued by Bremen. The block was de
stroyed and an eight story building
was partly destroyed. Loss, $200,000.
The last statement of the treasury
Available cash balance, $225.
--714.010; gold, $54,662.0i>2.
The London Chess club has decided
on March 22 and 26 as the dates for
the annual cable match to be played
between America and Great Britain.
Five New York manufacturers, em
ploying 2,000 cloakmakers, have grant
ed demand! for a new wage scale with
out a strike.
Locomotive Engineer Ladner and his
Unman, Elmaley, both of Revelstoke,
H. C, were killed In a wreck recently
toward the bottom of what is known
is the Big Hill on me Canadian Pa
cific railway, Just west of Field.
A request for an appropriation oi
$1,245,3(16 for field maneuver* for 1905
and of $1.255,. it» for the same pur
pone for the year 1906, has been trans
mitted to the house from the war de
partment. It Is proposed, General
Chaffoe saya, to hold the maneuvers
n the four military divisions of the
country each year. During the pres
ent year they are to be held in the
Atlantic and Pacific divisions.
prime minister of Persia, accompa
nied by his eon, Mirza Ahmed Khan,
and Mehdi Quou Khmnek, vice minis
ter of education of Persia, have ar
rived in Ban Francisco. With them
were four Servians. They will leave
for the east immediately.
An authority on Northern Securi
ties affairs says that probably not
more than $20,000,000 of the total
*tock of this company is afloat, or in
the hands of the general public. The
remainder, he estimated, is held by
strong people identified with the man
Charles Nearly of Milwaukee, and
Aurelio Herrera of California, recent
ly fought six rounds to a draw before
the Milwaukee Boxing club.
The plant of the Pittsbnrg Plate
Glass company in Chicago was des
troyed by fire recently, and from the
is building the flames were communi
cated to the seven story faotory and
apartment building of the Bnoklen
Medical company. Loss $300,000.
DENVER EXPRESS WRECKED.
Three l*n«»ciiKPr« KUled-Several Are
I'.aill.v Injured—Car* Burned.
St. Louis. Jan. 26. —The Denver ex
press on the Burlington road, was run
into from the rear by a local passenger
train while taking water at Gardeene
Creek, about 40 miles north of here,
and three passengers were killed and
four seriously injured and seven badly
hurt. The wreck occurred on » bridge
over Gardeene oreek. The bridge and
two oars of the local train and local
engine were burned. The express train
was running behind time because of
the blizzard weather and had stopped
at a tank jnst after clearing the bridge,
to take water. Suddenly, without
warning, the local train crashed into
the rear of the express.
The light passenger cars of the local
train were badly demolished and the
bridge was filled with debris, which
took fire. Because of the burned bridgo
traffic is suspended until a temporary
structure can be erected.
One of the Pullman cars has been
turned into a temprary hospital.
KILLS HIS WIFE AND SELF.
John T. Itnivrn, an Oregon School In-
strui-tor, Insanely Jealous.
Pendleton, Oregon, Jan. 27.—1n a
fit of jealousy., John T. Brown, a
teacher in the McKay Creek school,
killed his wife, Ethel, and then lay
down beside the dead body and shot
himself through the heart. From evi
dence at the inquets it looks as if the
wife had consented to dying by her
husband's hand. The double tragedy
was committed on the hill south of the
city, at 2 o'clock in the morniug, and
the bodies were found about 10 a. in.
The verdict said the deed was com
mitted by Brown, who was insanely
jealous without cause apparent to the
COLD CRAZES ELEPHANT.
SufferingM^imal Almost Kills Its
St. PauTTTan. 26.—Maddened by the
intense cold, which had frozen its
ears and trunk, an elephant belonging
to an animal show which has been
exhibiting at a local theater, Sunday
almost Instantly killed Ha keeper. Con
rad Castens. and partly wrecked the
Milwaukee freighthouse. Many of the
attendants had narrow escapes from
serious injury. Castens tht\n went to
the animal's head and attttnpted to
pacify it. but tne beast threw him to
the ground, and. planting his foot
upon him, crushed In his ribs, and. it
Is believed, fatally injured him. The
brute then seized heavy a. tides of
j freight in the sheds and began to
; swing them about, doing much dam
age. After laboring for mine hours,
attendants quieted the anifmal.
RETURNS TO TAKE POSITION OF
SECRETARY OF WAR ROOT.
Wat Accompanied Home by Hit Fam
ily.—He Sayt Philippine Islands Ex
pect a Period of Great Activity—
Conditiont Better Than Ever Before
—Electric Linet Being Built.
San Francisco. —Ex-Governor Wil
ilam H. Taft of the Philippines has
irrived on the steamer Korea. He was
accompanied by Mrs. Taft, their two
children, F. W. Carpenter, his private
secretary, and Carson Taylor, secre
tary of the Philippine St. Louis expo
In conversation with a representa
tive of the Associated Press, com
menting upon the existing situation of
UYairs in the Philippines, Governor
Taft said that conditions there were
uetter than ever before and he doubted
if greatly tranquiiity ever prevailed,
>yen under the Spanish administra
"We are now looking forward," he
iaid, "to a period of great activity in
rebuilding throughout the islands. Eng
lish and Belgian capitalists have so
tar controlled the field, but the people
)f the islands are anxious for the in
roduction of American capital, which
so far has not been forthcoming.
"One American syndicate," he added,
'by a Mr. Swift of Detroit, is now en
gaged in the construction of electric
roads, gridironing the streets of Ma
nila, with the object in view of ex
tensions which will connect the subur
Building Electric Linet.
"Two new branch lines have just
been authorized by the government,
one of 35 miles and another of 31
miles, on the line of the road now run
ning out for a distance of 120 miles
from Manila to oagupan. This road
was originally built by the Spanish.
"English capitalists are now seek
ing franchises in other directions and
Secretary Root has had Burveys for
two or three trunk lines, which have
ilready been published, and for which
estimates have been asked.
"The greatest need of the hour In
the islands Is railroads. The oppor
tunity for their construction is not
limited to any particular island, al
though just now they are connned to
Luzon. Every island in the group can
support a railroad running for 50 miles
along the coast to handle supplies and
country produce. American capital, it
s hoped, will appreciate this oppor
'unity and secure the roads.
"The census will be published in
October next and on that date, pro
vided the country is tranquil as at
present, the government will author
ize the election of an assembly of not
ess than 50 nor more than 100 mem
bers. This assembly will be a legis
ative body—coordinate with the com
mission, passing all government enact
ments for the territory. It will be
provided, however, that should they
fail at any time to pass the necessary
lppropriations the governor and treas
urer will have power to do so. This
issembly will also be regarded in the
ight of an educational institution.
"This will give the present Philip
pine commission two arid a half years
;nore in which to complete their ar
rangements tor the government of the
islands and the fulfillment of what
they may consider necessary legisla
In reply to a question whether the
Filipinos were in a condition to gov
ern themselves, he said they were cer
tainly not at present and to make a
prediction on the subject would be
looking too far ahead into the future.
The reception given to himself and
wife by the mikado was flattering in
ihe extreme and the imperial host lost
;io opportunity to express his firm
friendship and sympathy with the
United States and he hoped friendly
relations would ever prevail between
the two nations.
Before leaving Manila, the mikado
detailed the Japanese consul at that
city to personally escort Governor
Taft and party to Toklo.
Hick's store ai Ba> City was broken
into recenny and over $300 taken.
An enthusiastic meeting of about
tiO farmers to consider the advisabil
ity of entering the sugar beet raising
industry was held at Echo recently.
At the close of the meeting the far
mers present promised 1,000 acres to
the support of .-c new undertaking.
George Stoddard and F. S. Bramwell
of the sugar factory at La Grande were
present and promised an average of
from $4 to >*..,„ per ton for beets on
hoard cars here, the factory paying
Glass houses of a very substantial
kind can now be built. Silesian glass
makers are turning out glass bricks
for all sorts of building purposes.
COL. LYNCH FREE.
King Edward Pardont Treasoner From
London, Jan. 26. —Colonel Arthur
Lynch, who commanded the Irish bri
gade against the British forces during
the war in South Africa, and who af
terwards was convicted of treason and
j sentenced to imprisonment for life,
has been liberated "on license." Lynch
has not received the royal pardon. The
i Associated Press learns that the lib
eration of Colonel Lynch is the out
come of an interesting series of events.
When Michael Davitt was last in the
United States he saw president Roose
veit, who mentionel Colonel Lynch,
saying he had once entertained him ai
Albany. The president expressed great
interest in the case and regretted that
he could not suggest clemency with
out laying himself open to a palpable
On his return to England, Mr. Da
vitt mentioned his conversation with
President Roosevelt to Sir Thomas
Lipton and to Mrs. Lynch, who has
suffered bitterly since her husband's
arrest. He also made a pathetic ap
peal to Sir 1 uomas, who then per
sonally interceded with King Edward
on behalf of the condemned fellow
Irishman. Without any hesitation, his
majesty promptly informed the home
secretary of his wishes in the matter,
and the prisoner was released.
Colonel Lynch, who completed a
year in prison last Saturday, was the
only political onender in prison in Ire
land, ratrich A. McHugh, ex-member
of the house of commons, who recently
shared this distinction with Colonel
Lynch, was released from jail through
the mediation of Sir Thomas Lipton
with King Edward.
Colonel Lynch will enjoy persona)
nuerty, and may even leave the coun
try, should he care to do so, but, not
having received me royal pardon, he
is disqualified irom sitting in parlia
ment and from holding any public
Senator Dubois has been notified by
the secretary of the interior that he
would refuse the permission recently
asked to graze large numbers of sheep
on the Pocatello forest reservation, In
Idaho. Mayor bieely of Pocatello pro
tested against tnis permit and the mat
ter was taken up by both Idaho sen
Clarence Kline, a deaf and dumb
youth who lives with his parents near
Genesee, has been examined by Coun
ty Physician Hurlbut and committed to
the asylum at blackfoot.
A successful operation of skin graft
ing has been periormed upon the arms
and legs of S. v. Covey, an electrician
at Wardner who was fearfully burned
by a wire last November. He in now
Contractors and builders are of the
opinion that this year will show more
building activity in Wallace than in
the past few years.
A trainload of stock was shipped
from Kamia last Monday to Seattle.
The train will consist of six cars of
sheep and five cars of hogs. The
sheep have been fattened by E. J.
Armbuster, living north of Nez Perce.
In the collapse of a mill building
three miles from Meadows, in the
northern part of this county, Frank
Hill was killed and his brother Jas
per may die from injuries received.
They were piling lumber in the upper
part of the mill building when the
entire building collopsed, burying the
men under a pile of lumber and tim
An oratorical tryout at the Lewiston
normal school resulted in the selec
tion of the following team of de
baters: J. a. Jent, R. E. Emmett
and Willard Gwynn.
New York.—R. G. Dun & Co.'s Week
ly Review of Trade says:
Weather conditions fcave furnished
the chief influence in the trade situa
Wholesale trade is fairly active,
traveling salesmen sending in about
average orders, and jobbing trade is
normal. Manufacturing plants are
more active, witn little change in quo
tations, and tne outlook for spring
trade is considered favorable. Collec
tions are son.\2What more prompt.
Leading staples have risen to new
maximum prices for the crop year.
Iron and steel plants that resumed at
the turn of the year have obtained
sufficient business to continue operat
ing, and thus far the adjustment of
wages has not produced the threaten
There has been a slight advance in
the price of cattle. Steers are now
selling at from 3 1-2 to 4 cents, live
weight. Better than 4 cents per lb.
has been offered for future delivery.
Increased activity and strength is
reported in the domestic hide market
Failures numbered 358 in the Unit
ed States, against 265 last year, and
33 in Canada, compared with 27 a year
Piqna, Ohio, Jan. 24.—The Mnimi
river rose three and one ha'f feet dur
inj? the nifrht and tha f section of the
otiv pnown as Roseville is completely
mandated. Hundreds of families have
been driven from their hones.
KB SENATOR INDICTED
FEDERAL GRAND JURY GOES AF
TER J. R. BURTON.
Charged on Nine Counts With Accent
ing Checks of $500 Each for Sen.
vices Rendered to Rialto Security
Company, a "Get Rich Quick" Con
cern of St. Louis.
St. Louis, Jan. 25.—The federal
grand jury has returned an indictment
aeainst Joseph Ralph Burton, United
States senator from Kansas, chare,
ing him, on nine counts, with accept
ing five checks of $500 each, from the
Rialto Grain and Securities company
between November 22, 1902, ana March
29, 1903, while a United States senator
tor his alleged services in interceding
with the postmaster general, chief
postofflce inspector and other high
.jostoffiee officials to induce them to
render a favorable decision in matter*
affecting the permission of the Kial'to
company to use the mails.
Major Hugh C. Dennis, president of
the company, and W. B. Mehaney, as
sociated with him, are named in the
indictment as the men who made th»
checks to Burton.
The Rialto Grain and Securitiea
company has been under investigation
by the state for several months on ac
count of internal troubles and the
complaints of investors.
Indictments have been found against
the president, Major Dennis, and oth
ers of the officers, but they never have
The Rialto company's officers were
closed by court officials on attach
ments secured by alleged creditors,
but were reopened after arrangements
to satisfy the claims had been made.
For several days past William E.
Cochran, chief postoffice inspector
from Washington; Major Hugh C. Den
nis, and W. B. Mehaney havp been he
fore the grand jury and it is believed
uuiuitiiii vvua luium vii tiieir tes
<->r Burtnn's alleged interces
sion, it is stated, was to prevent the
laoudiite ut a fraud order against the
Rialto Grain and Securities company.
As a result of his connection with
the company, Dennis was indicted in
both the federal and state courts, but
ihe United States court acquitted him.
Four indictments found in state court*
against Dennis are »till pending.
TORNADO DOWN IN ALABAMH
THIRTY-SEVEN PEOPLE KILLED
AND HUNDREDS INJURED.
Town of Mnundville Sulferered Most
livery Buai>iea« House Deatroyid-
Swept a Clean a Path a Qnurter of a
Mile Wide People Hurled Hundred!
of Feet-Town of Hull Also Hit.
Tuscaloosa, Ala., Jan 24.—A disas
tertrous tornado swept over Mound
ville, Ala., a town of 300 inhabitants,
15 miles south of Tuscaloosa, early in
the day and as a result 87 persons
were killed and more than 100 injured.
Every business house with the excep
tion of a small store was destroyed.
The tornado struck the city from the
southeast and mowed a path a quarter
of a mile through the town.
Surgeons were rushed to Moundville
from Greensboro and Tuscaloosa and
all possible was done to alleviate the
sufferings of the injured. By the
force of the storm persons were blo^n
hundreds of feet from their beds in the
biackness of the night. Through ter
ror, a father, mother and three chil
dren fled from ther homes to seek ref
uge and in their excitement left a five
\ear old boy in bed. Today he was
pulled from beneath some timbers aDd
ihus far it is impossible to find any
o»her member of the family. Bed
ding, carpets and wearing apparel are
scattered over a distance of 10 milea
through what was a forrest, but whioh
is now clear as if out by the wood
Freight cars were torn to splinters,
the trucks from them being hurled
hundreds of feet from the track.
The depot, the hotel, warehouses,
gins, 80 homes, seven storehouses, to
gether with their stocks, were com
p.etely destroyed. Where they stood
it is impossible to find even the pillar*
upon which they rested.
Bales of cotton which were stored in
warehouses were torn to atoms, the
fragments of lint lodging in trees,
making it appear as though that sec
tion had been visited by a snow stom.
Heavy Iron safes, the doos of which
in some cases were torn from their
hinges, were carried away by the force
of the wind.
The town of Hull, for miles north
of Moundvlls, suffered from the tor
nado. The Bates Lumber company's
planing department was oomplefely
wrecked and the nergo firem»Q
crushed. Four residences and one
church were destroyed.