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1 WORLDS NEWS NOTES
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.
O. Wakimoto. who is in charge or
hundreds of Japanese employed as sec
tion men and In other capacities on
the Union Pacific railroad, has been
notified by the Japanese consul that
all members of the first and second
army reserves are ordered to return
at once for active service.
The nritish government has purchas
ed in Iluenos Ayres 8,000 mules, des
tined for the Indian army.
Former Governor George K. Nash of
Ohio dropped dead in his bathroom at
his home at Columbus, Ohio. Death
was due to heart failure.
The Dodson-Braun Manufacturing
company, St. IxMiis, were awarded the
grand prize (highest award) for their
famous Cupid brand pickles and other
goods, at the Louisiana Purchase ex
An interurban electric car on the
railroad from Vancouver, B. C, com
ing down the Twelfth street grade re
cently at a fair speed ran over and
instantly killed an unknown man.
Orders have been received at the
Brooklyn navy yard from the navy de
partment to lit the cruiser Columbia
for sea at once, to carry Secretary of
War Taft and the Panama commission
Emanuel Cortez has resigned as sec
retary of foreign affairs at. Bogota, and
Climaco Calderon has been appointed
to succeed him.
The purchase of the National Hank
of North America by the Continental
bank at Chicago, is announced.
Three distinct earthquake shocks
were felt at Meade and Dodge City, in
southwestern Kansas recently.
Miss Paulino Astor, daughter of Wil
liam Waldorf Astor, was married at
London recently, to Captain Spender-
It has been represented to the gen
eral staff of the army that it, will
require an expenditure of $3,819,420 to
place the submarine defenses of the
United States in a state of efficiency.
A fire is raging for a distance of 20
miles eastward from Wind Gap, N. J.,
affecting a very large portion of the
Ulue Ridge mountains. Over 10.000
acres have thus far been devastated.
Much fine timber has been destroyed.
A delegation representing the crew
of the cruiser Olympia while in Lon
don presented Sir Thomas Upton with
a loving cup subscribed for by the en
The California Photographers' asso
ciation has decided to meet in con
vention next year at Portland, Ore.,
during (he Lewis and Clark fair, in
connection with the Northwestern Pro
Admiral Jesaen has assumed com
mand of the First Pacific squadron,
succeeding Vice Admiral Bezobrazott,
who is leaving Vladivostock for St.
The Rev. George Cottrell, the for
mer assistant rector of Christ Episco
pal church, Baltimore, who was bar
red from a charge at Palmyra, N. J., by
Bishop Scarborough because he mar
ried the divorced wife of Rev. Clarence
Frankel of St. Louis, has been drown
ed at Sparrows Point, Md.
The Globe-Wernicke Co., Cincinnati,
was honored with two highest awards
for "Elastic" bookcases, filing cabinets
and office appliances.
Private Allen of the Ninth cavalry,
accused of the murder of Sergeant
Tooley of the Fifteenth infantry, at
Monterey, Cal.. is held to answer to
the charge before the superior court.
The Vossische Zeitung, the oldest
newspaper in Berlin, celebrated its
200 th anniversary Sunday.
A report just made public by the
census office shows that the "executive
civil service" constitutes a force of
135,575 employes, of which all but 14,
--808 are native born American citizens.
Of course, the latter, although foreign
Lorn, have become naturalized citizens
or the country of their birth may have
since been annexed to the United
States. Of the native born employes
122.9C7 were males, while 11,797 of
foreign birth are classed in the same
Chief Engineer Sinclair of the in
ternational boundary line survey has
a force of men engaged in putting in
substantial bronze monuments about
five feet in height, marking the line
between Washington and British Co
The northwest section of the Na
tional Irrigation association expects to
be strongly represented in the con
vention of the association to be held in
El Paso, Texas, November IB to 18
inclusive. The delegation that goes
from the northwest will be instructed
to try to secure the annual gathering
of next year for Spokane.
The greatest rush to settle on pub
lic land that has ever occurred In this
state is in progress between Hoquiam
and the Olympic mountains.
Milton Gable, formerly member of
the Washington legislature and once
a grain dealer at Wilbur, is now in
the county jail at Milton, Ore. He is
wanted at Davenport on a charge of
embezzlement, said to have been com
mitted July 15, 1903.
The comptroller of the currency has
approved the application of P. E. Har
ris and others of Prosser, to organize
a now bank.
The largest flock of turkeys in the
northwest is being herded on the stub
blefleldl of Horse Heaven in Kllcki
tat county. Six hundred and forty
Kobbling and squawking turkeys be
longing to Mr. and Mrs. George H.
Mot linger and Fayette Turney.
Peoplfl of Prosser are elated over
the news that the interior department
has approved the selection of lands as
made by the state to reclaim some
55.000 acres under a contract with
the Washington Irrigation company by
means of its Sunnyside canal.
The apple crop is comparatively light
in the Walla Walla valley, and the
quality is also a little under the aver
Eastern capital has been invested in
the properties of the Old Snoqualmie
Falls Power company, near Seattle.
The Japanese government has called
for 500 of the first reserve of its army
from the Pacific coast of the United
States, and many Japs from section
crews and other walks of life in this
section are hurrying to return to their
mother country in response.
O. R. Scott, son of James P. Scott, a
wealthy farmer, was accidentally shot
by William Rogers, while hunting on
Eureka Flats. The accident occurred
20 miles from Walla Walla, Scott dy
ing while being brought to a hospital.
Up was 23 years of age.
The Seattle National bank and the
National Bank of Commerce of Seattle
have announced a consolidation of
The Sound steamer Skagit Queen
sank recently at the dock near Seattle.
The steamer State of Washington
will be withdrawn from the Seattle-
Rellingham run November 1.
In jumping from a runaway logging
train on the Tacoma Eastern railroad
about 16 miles south of Tacoma, I. J.
Kitsnor, fireman, was killed.
Mrs. Cora Elizaoeth Fretwell, di
vorced in the superior court of What
com county from David Hatfield last
September and married on the follow
ing day in New Westminster, B. C, to
K. M. Fretwell, has paid the first fine
known to be on record in the state
of Washington for violating the clause
in the divorce decree prohibiting re
marriage within six months.
It is proposed to build a race track
Spokane and Yakima counties will
lead in the matter of new fruit acreage
There is a prospect that H. St. John
Dix, who is serving a term in the pen
itentiary for wrecking the Scandina
vian National bank of Bellingham, will
be released by pardon.
S. M. McCroskey, Whitman county
superintendent of schools, announces
the regular quarterly examination or
teachers to be held in Coif ax Thurs
day, Friday and Saturday, November
10, 11 and 12.
S. S. Bailey, the Seattle capitalists,
bet $10,000 in one shot on Judge Tur
ner's election Saturday. The bet was
made with ex-Governor John H. Me-
Graw, and $20,000 in gold is now on
deposit in the Puget Sound National
bank awaiting the result of the elec
W. G. Chisim, aged 87, who was
stricken with pneumonia, died at his
home in Wilbur last week.
John Adam Schmidt, better known
as "Czar Limle, St. Petersburg," is
missing from Walla Walla. Sheriff
Painter is unable to locate him. Word
received from the United States circuit
court of appeals confirmed the sen
tence of the lower court early in the
week sentencing Schmidt to 13 years;
in prison. He has not been seen
since that day. He is under bonds oi
San Francisco, Nov. 1. — Jimmy
Britt of California lost the lightweight
championship of the world Monday
night when he foaled Joe <inns. He
had sent Gans to his knees in the fifth
round and then, losing his head, gave
him a vicious punch, and referee Gra
ney promply awarded the fight to Gans
on a foul.
The same thing happened in the
fuorth round. Gans had dropped to
his knees to escape a blow that did not
land. Britt struck at him, but Graney
would not allow the foul. In the next
round, however, Graney very promtly
recognized the foul fighting. It looked
almost from the start as if it were
Britt's fight He actually outboxed
Gans audjanded blow after blow.
The trouble with a small man's
knowledge is that he always thinks he
Is a monopolist.
Better to be a dog at His table than
a guest at the world's.
SET IT ARTHUR ON FIRE
JAPANESE SHELLS SET FIRE TO
Portion* of Town Caught Fire—Fire
Continued All Day—Japanese Cap
tured Russian Trenches on Slope of
Rihlung Mountain—Japanese Con
sider Progress of Siege Satisfactory.
Chefoo, Nov. 1. —The third general
attack on Port Arthur began October
24, according to unimpeachable au
thority. On October 26 Japanese
shells set fire to the onl smokeless
powder magazine in Port Arthur. Por
tions of the town caught fire, the fire
continuing the whole day. On October
26 the Japanese captured the Russian
trenches on the slope of Rihlung moun
tain, also a fortified position protecting
that fortress. The Japanese consider
the progress of the siege to be highly
GREAT SUBWAY FINISHED.
New York's Great Tunnel In Working
New York.—Exercises marking the
completion of the main artery of Man
hattan's subway and the formal trans
fer of the great underground tunnel
by the contractors to the city were
held in the city hall. At the conclu
sion of the exercises Mayor McClellan
and guests marched to the city hall
subway station, where a special train
was awaiting them. Promptly at 2
o'clock the mayor turned on the cur
rent, and simultaneously 20 other
trains which had been stationed at
various points in the tunnel awaiting
the signal were sent away on their
first official trip.
Underground Road a Marvel.
The subway is the consummation of
years of study of the transportation
problem on Manhattan island and it
marks the completion of the first stage
of what will be the most comprehen
sive system of rapid transit in the
world. Corsidering the peculiar dif
ficulties faced by its builders, the sub
way stands unique as a feat of en
gineering and construction.
In the shape of an irregular V, with
the stem resting at the city hall.
Nine miles of this total of about 14
were ready for traffic, but it is ex
pected that the East Side division and
the remainder of the West Side line
will be ready in about three months.
Ground was broken for the tunnel
on March 25, 1900, after years of agi
tation and legislation, out of which the
present project grew. It had been de
cided by a municipal ballot that the
city should own the system, but that
it should be constructed under private
contract on money loaned by the city,
to be repaid by the contractor with
interest. It required six years to lay
out the route and plan the size and
r-haracter of the tunnel and the via
ducts, the work being under the super
vision of a commission, of which Alex
ander B. Orr was president and Wil
liam Barclay Parsons chief engineer.
This accomplished, bids for the gigan
tic work were issued. There were but
two responses, that of John B. McDon
ald, a New York contractor, being the
lowest, at $35,000,000.
Built Under Crowded City.
The construction of the tube has in
volved difficulties of a character prob
ably never before faced in such a worK.
Portions of it pas d under skyscrapers,
involving costly and specially design
ed supporting systems, and practically
its whole length lies under a crowded
city requiring the solution of such
problems as these involved in the dis
placement of hundreds of sewers, many
of them great main trunk conduits,
masses of intricate and interlaced elec
tric wires, gas, water and steam pipes,
and all without seriously interrupting
the services of these essentials to the
; life of a great city. Old foundations
, were encountered in unexpected places
and quicksands, strongly flowing
springs and long forgotten streams fre
quently called into play every device
of modern engineering genius to meet
perilous emergencies. About 3,000,000
cubic yards of excavation were made
for the tunnel, one third of which was
stone. As this required blasting, an
other serious obstacle was encounter
ed in devising means for the safe use
of explosives, particularly in those por
tions of the work which were in the
■form of open excavation, or ditching.
Human Life Sacrificed.
The tragedy of the entire work,
which up to date has cost about 120
lives, lies practically in the division
on Park avenues in the thirties and
Up to Date Power.
j The system is electrical, one great
power house developing the required
energy. The cars are of the latest
type, being especially designed for the
system, and are either copper or steel
sheathed. Trains will run a mile a
London, Nov. 2.—Negotiations be
tween Great Britain and Russia look
ing to a settlement of the North set
affair aie progressing favorably, and
there is not the slightest dnager of frio
tion arising between the governments.
The constitution of the international
commission under The Hague conven
tion in on the verge of settlement
In sptie of these pacific conditions,
Great Britain Tuesday experienced a
war panio that only can be compared
to the panio created on October 28,
when the news of the sinking of the
trawlers in the North sea was receved.
Not for years have so many alarmist
reports and flaming extras flooded Lon
don. The most extarordinary feature
of this scare.which was serious enough
while it lasted, is that there is not one
single circumtsance to justify it.
The ecxitement started in the day,
when the newspapers announced the
departure of the Russian Baltic squad
ron from Vigo. The public were not
in possession of the information cabled
by the Associated Press to the United
States that only the officers concerned
in the firing on British trawlers would
be detached, and jumped at the conclu
sion that Russia had broken faith by
not detaining the vessels involved in
On top of this came wild rumors of
tremendous activity at Gibraltar.
Hour after hour the news form Gib
raltar became more serious, until at
last the climax was reached with the
announceent that the British fleet had
cleared for action. Some even said
that the fleet had sailed to meet Rojest
vensky's squadron. In hu^e type the
papers made the parallel statements,
"The Russian Fleet Has Sailed," 'The
British Fleet Has Cleared for Action."
Rotterdam,, Nov. 2.—The body of
former President Kruger of the Trans
vaal, which was removed from the
cemetery at the Hague, for transfer to
South Africa, has reached Rotteidam.
A great concourse of people followed
the body from the railway station to
the steamer Batavier, where it was
laced in the mortuary chapel,. Dr.
Leyds, the former secretary of state of
the Transvaal, who is accompanying
the body of Mr. Kruger to its destina
tion, laid on the coffin a wreath, in
scribed "To my president. The Bata
vier, with her flag halfmasted, then
JAPANESE WAR FUNDS.
Huge Sum of Money to Be Raised for
Tokio. —Your correspondent has re
ceived trustworthy information to the
! effect that the Japanese financiers
i have resolved on resolute measures
| to provide the war funds for the com
| ing year. These measures are esti
mated to produce 770,000,000 yen, part
from the new war tax and 550,000,000
i from loans. With regard to the loans,
several banks have already pledged
themselves to provide 300,000,00 yen.
Of this, 100,000,000 yen will be taken
by the Bank of Japan, and by the pos
tal savings bank, and the remaining
150,000,000 will be arranged for when
the necessity arises.
The chief items to be affected by the
new war taxes are the salt monopoly
and the silk fabrics, and increased
taxes will be also levied on land, in
comes, business, etc. Further customs
duties will also be imposed. The war
taxes of the current year have been
evidently felt very little and the ad
ditions of next year are not expected
to cause any economic inconvenience.
The ordinary expenditures, not central
and local, will be boldly curtailed.
There is every prospect that the diet
will indorse this program.
J. P. Morgan Is at St. Louis.
St. Louis.—J. P. Morgan and party
have arrived from New York. The
other members of the party are R. N.
Hickok, T. K. Sturgis, D. S. Eggleston,
William Stickpole and Charles Sanns.
They will remain in the city about
four days, and it is said to be their
intention to return to New York at
the expiration of that time. Most of
the time while here will be spent at
the world's fair.
Butte, Mont., Nov. 2. — The state
ment is made by an attorney for the
Amalgamated Copper company that
there has been in existence for some
months a contract signed by F. Aug.
Heinze for the sale of his properties to
a syndicate represented by John W.
Qtaes and August Belmont. The oon
ract is in the nature of an option, and
will expire some time in January, but
there is no doubt it will be taken up.
Buffalo Elevator Collapses.-
Buffalo, N. V., Nov. 2. —The Ontario
elevator has collapsed and sank into
the waters of the Evans slip. The
elevator contained about 370,000 bush
els of barley, a large portion of wine.
lies at the bottom of the slip. The loss
of the grain is estimated at $350,000.
Charles Bartholemy, 62 years of age,
the elevator superintendent, was seri
When you have Chißt'g compassion
then you may speak His words of con
You cannot boost another when you
ARMIES READY IBATU
BIG BATTLE MAY TAKE PLACe
Number of Small Skirmi.he. Occur On
Shakhe River Trenche. tt One
Point Only 400 Yard. Apart-sJ
eral Positions Changed Hands Many
Times—An Amusing Incident
Mukden, Nov. 1.-There have been
a number of skirmishes along T
whole front, and while no develop*™
of any serious import has yet appeared
the armies are in the closest touch
and a general engagement may k!
precipitated at any time. At one point
the trenches are only 400 yards aart
They are separated by a small stream
which is the only water supply i n th«
neighborhood. By mutual consent
there is no firing on the water car
riers who visit the stream with buck'
Several positions have already
changed hands many times, it i 8 re
lated that in one village, which had
been taken and retaken by the same
men on both sides, Captain Polkanoff
on being driven out on c day, leu a '
note in th e hut where he had passed
the night, saying he would like to
know the name of the Japanese officer
who was in the habit of occupying the
hut in his absence. A little later Cap
tain Polkanoff retook the village, and
going through his old quarters, found
the following note in perfect Russian:
"I am Captain Yamata. I will be
greatly pleased to make Captain Pol
Today was unusually quiet along
the whole front. The Russians are in
the habit of harrasaing the trenches
at night. Last night Russian scouts
threw a hand grenade into a Japanese
trench near Slnchlnpun, causing great
confusion. The Russian scouts also
discovered that the Japanese are mov
ing many batteries to the front, though
as yet all have been carefully masked.
Mukden, Nov. 2.—The Japanese
army is rapidly being reinforced, and
it is expected that the new troops will
shortly reach from 40,000 to 60,000.
This greatly complicates the problem
confronting General Kuropatkin.
The whole energy of the Russians
must be devoted to holding their po«i
tions unless they can bring up larger*
inforcements speedily. Even in that
case, the situation promises to become
increasingly difficult. The Japanese
fortifications are already far too strong,
supported as they are by seige gtu»
and rapid fire pieces, to be carried bj
a frontal assault.
Possibly these fortifications might
yield to a turning movement, which
would force the Japanese to retire, but
this would require a great superiority
in numbers, for the Russians must hold
their center with a force at least equal
to that of the Japanese in order to pre
vent the latter from cutting through
and severing the communications of
Two batallions returning early on
the morning of October 29 from the
banks of the Shakhe river, came under
the fire from Japanese 12 inch guns,
several shells falling in the Russians'
ranks, doing considerable damage. One
man was rendered deaf and dumb, but
otherwise uninjured, and another was
thrown into a ditcli and buried alive.
A number were killed.
Simultaneously with the attack on
Sinchinpu on October 40, the Japanese
assaulted the poistion held by the Mor
shausky regiment, close by, but were
A cannonade against Boutiloff (Lone
Tree) hill has been in progress since
the night of October 30, without effect
Sunday night there was an atillerf
and rifle fire by the Japanese along the
whole Kussian front. The Russian
sharpshooters are worrying the Japan
ese considerably at night.
Genreal Kuropatkin oontinues u»
personal command until the new gen
erals arrive, when he will direct the
operations from a central point.
In the batttle of the Shakhe river
the Russian corps alone lost 273 offloert
and 1750 men.
The situation is praotically unalter
ed. The Japanese on October 14 sen*
one division and a half from Port Ar
thur to Liaoyang. The Russians are
now in inferior unmbers and anticip»w
an attack immediately.
Harrison,ldaho, Nov. B.—Jobn Nor
berg, a laborer in the logging camp °
Flint & Wilkinsat Powder Horn W.
seven miles down the lake from new,
met instant death by a tree falling
him, crushing his body to a jelly.
Experiments by T. E. Doubt Jn«tJ
the conclusion that increasing toe
tensity of light 200,000 times does
alter its velocity by as much M
feet per second.
The man who thinks well of h
self has thrown away the mirror 01
You cannot Judge a xnan'fl W« l
you know his leisure. TTnitei
Failures numbered 233 in the un