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A Review of Happening* In Both
Eastern and Western Hemispheres
During the Past Week—National,
Historical, Political and Personal
Events Tersely Told.
Madrid.—The senate has passed the
government's antianarchist bill.
New York.—lt is announced that the
steel rail pool has decided to maintain
the price of $28 a ton on steel rails.
Rio Janeiro. —The senate has passed
to a final reading the bill authorizing
the government to build 28 war ves
Halifax, N. S.—The Allan liner Sco
tia, with Earl Grey, governor general
of Canada, on board, has arrived at
Irwin, Kan.—The country home ot
Charles Smltn has been destroyed by
fire and four children under 12 years
of age burned to death.
London.—Hobert Burns' family Bible
containing interesting family entries
was sold at auction here for $3250. 1 be
purchaser was a London dealer.
Emperor Nicholas has conferred up
on Lieutenant General Sakharoff and
Lieutenant General Bilderling gold
6words of honor set with brilliants and
inscribed "For valor."
Bombay.—Viceroy Curzon has ar
rived here from England and met with
an unusually cordial reception. Many
of the native rulers traveled to Bom
bay especially to welcome the viceroy.
Tangier.—Ensign Malutine of the
Russian torpedo boat destroyer Pro
solivni and a son of Major General
Malutine, shot and killed himself with
Vancouver, B. C. —John Kay, the 11
year old boy under sentence to be
hanged next Friday, died Saturday in
the penitentiary at New Westminster
St. Petersburg.—The social demo
cratic labor party has issued an in
flammatory proclamation denouncing
autocracy in bitter terms, demanding
an immediate end of the war.
Chicago.—l. N. Ferry, the former
bank president, who was accused of
setting flre to the American Locomo
tive works to obtain the insurance, was
discharged after a long hearing in the
New York. —Inspired by the national
▼ote of 600,000 for Debs at the last
election, the New York section of the
socialist party issued a statement to
the effect that it has laid plans for
establishing a school of socialism.
Hannibal, Mo.—Dr. J. B. Vernon ot
St. Louis, convicted of bribery in con
nection with the selection of postomee
sites in Missouri cities, was sentenceu
to the penitentiary for three years.
Governor-elect Douglas of Massichu
eetts announces that General Nelson
A. Miles would be at the head of nis
staff. It is understood he will be made
adjutant general, or possibly inspec
London. —Eighty-seven cotton spin
ning mills, employing capital amount
ing to over $15,000,000, made a profit
of only $150,000 for the year ending
November 30. The same mills last
year lost $220,000.
Brooklyn, N. i.—The Eagle's Wash
ington correspondent says: Senator
Dietrich of Nebraska has a scheme tor
employing convicts to work upon the
Panama canal. The matter has ap
pealed to sociologists and to practical
politicians of the capital.
Paris. —The Port Arthur crisis is
shaking the faith of French military
critics who heretofore have been posi
tive that the fortress was impregnable.
They claim there is an inner line of de
fenses, where as the British critics
deny that an inner line exists.
San Francisco. —Superintendent X
Leach of the San Francisco mint has
made good the defalcation of former
cashier Walter M. Dimmick by turn
ing over his Oakland home to the sur
ety company which was on Dimniick's
bond for $25,000.
Chicago.—in reviewing building op
erations in the z5 principal cities ot
the United States for November, 1904,
as compared with the same month in
1903, the Construction News says that
there has been a total increase of 2o
Washington.—Senator Newlands ot
Nevada announced the engagement ot
his youngest daughter, Frances, to
Lieutenant Leopold yon Bredow of the
German army. Lieutenant yon Bre
dow is an officer of the Cuirassier reg
iment, of the guard, stationed at Ber
lin. He was an attache of the German
embassy at Washington during 1903.
Washington.—That there may be
changes in the diplomatic service and
possibly in the cabinet is evident from
a statement made by a high official ot
the state department replying to an
inquiry, in which he said that the
president expects most of his cabinet
and all of the ambassadors to send
in their resignations between now and
the 4th of next March.
Offical Was Robbed
Davenport, Wash., Deo. 14. —Arthur
Hall in, deputy auditor of Lincoln
oounty, while working at his desk at
the court house Monday night was
brutally assaulted by msaked highway*
men. He was then bound and left in
sensible on the floor, where he lay
throughout the night. In this condi
tion he was found on the floor by Jan
itor Burge. $800 was stolen.
The wounded man did not regain
consciousness until late Tuesday, when
he was able to make a disconnected
statincut. He said:
"I was working at the desk, with the
office door looked, when, someone
knocked. I opened the door, and there
stood two masked men. Immediately
one of them struck me in the face with
A sandbag was evidently used, ac
the skin on Mr. Hallin's faoe is not
broKen. The deed was committed for
the purpose of robbery. The deputy's
keys were taken from him and the men
entered the vault, and there they un
locked the safe and the money drawer
inside. About $800 was secured. This
consisted of fees received by the office
for this month.
Monday afternoon the auditor had re
ceived $ 1100 in cash from the public
sale of some school land. This money
had been put in the treasurer's vault
for safe keeping just before it was
olosed. It is thought that the robbers
were after this money
Fire, believed to be of incendiary
origin, destroyed eight business houses
and others were badly damaged, at
The prospects of a dock being built
at Sand Point next spring are very
The new Blackfoot sugar factory
was starteu up a few days ago, and is
now running full time, making 600 tons
of sugar a day.
Lewiston-Cmrkston has four banks
and three trust companies, having an
aggregate capital of $375,000 and ag
gregate deposits amounting to $ 1,632,
--510.24, according to official call ot
June 9, 1(JO4.
Ivan D. l"Dad") Lyons, who so mys
teriously disappeared in Spokane, re
turned to his home in Juliaetta ana
joined his wife at the Grand Central
hotel. "I am pretty sure I was dop
ed," said Mr. Lyons.
Lenn Magill of Peck, who has been
elected to the legislature of Idaho, de
clares himself opposed to granting an
extension of time to the timber in
terests for removing their timber from
the government lands.
The Lewis Lumber company has de
cided to build a logging road to get
out its timber on Fighting creek, where
it has about 12,000,000 feet. The road
will be standard gauge, with 40 id.
steel rails and will be about 12 miles
The state board of examiners have
allowed the claim of the contractors on
the Thunder mountain wagon road for
$17,049.36, in full settlement, and un
less restrained by the courts the state
auditor will issue a warrant in favor
of the contractors.
Chief of Police Beck has succeeded
in locating at Walla Walla the per
son who is believed to have robbed
the home of Ed Boyce, former presi
dent of the Western Federation of Min
ers, of several nundred dollars' worth
of jewelry last month.
The construction crew on the tele
phone line from Coeur d Alene to the
Chatcolet bridge, connecting at that
place with the Harrison and St. Ma
rios line, completed their work this
week. The finishing of this work gives
the Interstate 200 miles of line in this
By unanimous decision of three
Judget the University of Idaho defeat
ed the Washington Agricultural col
lege Saturday night at the annual de
bate. This was the third debate, ami,
as Idaho has carried off honors twice.
winning in 1902 and this year, it claims
Boston, Deo. 16.—According to As
sistant Professor William H. Pickering
of Harvard astronomical observatory,
the moon is cracked in 10,000 places.
Professor Pickering made this state
ment recently in connection with the
Associated Press report from Berkley,
Cal., announcing the discovery by As
sistant Astronomer J. D. Perkins of
Lick observatory of a ureat crack or
rill extending lugthwise through the
valley of the Alps for a dsitance of 80
"Why," he said, when shown the
rticle, "that is nothing new. I re
member observing that crack in 1892,
but I never embodied it in any of my
reports because it was so unimpor
Black Sea to the Baltic.
Stockholm.—Speaking to a Chronicle
correspondent, a military attache of
the Russian legation here said that his
government had decided to build a ship
canal between the Black sea and the
Baltic, large enough to admit the big
gest warships. The cost was estimated
Minneapolis, Minn., Dee. 15. —
Three men were killed, two firemen
and one citizen, the latter by live wire,
nad f 3,e00,000 worth of property de
stroyed by fire in the business district
of Minneapolis which began at 10
o'clock at night and this morning is
still buring, but partially under con
trol, as the firemen seem to have the
flames confined to the three burning
buildings, two of which are gutted.
Because of the dense smoke it was
almost impossible to get access to the
burning bulidings, and the heat being
so intense, despite the zero weather
prevailing. The fire will, it seems,
burn itself out, as the firemen are plac
in all their efforts on the surrounding
nad adjoining property, whioh is still
In front of the burning building of
Boutelle Brothers there stands a street
oar totally demolished by a falling
electric pole, from which several live
wires were burned. Only one man is
reported killed by these wires, though
several were stunned.
The conflagration is the most disas
trous that has ever visited this city,
through the loss of life and property,
striking the richest and largest firms
of the city. All business saw suspend
ed in Newspaper row when it seemed
the entire block would be consumed,
but now that the fire has been placed
under control work has been resumed
and the papers will appear as usual.
The fire started in the photographic
supply house of C. H. Peck & Co., on
Fifth street, and in less thna half an
hour this building was a mass of
Next to the Peck building is the fur
niture supply house of Boutelle Broth
ers, the largest house of its pind in the
northwest. The building soon caught
fire and is now burning, the sparks
from it, wafted for blocks by the north
wind which is blowing.causing several
smaller tires throughout the city. St.
Paul sent over all its available lire ap
paratus. With the tsroug wiud blow
ing, aided by zero wetaher. the firemen
are experiencing considerable difficulty
in their work.
The lates report says three firemen
lost their lyes, vsevwal persons were in
jured, and property valued at $700,000
Gills Greene a Liar;
Calls Lawson One
New York, Dec. 10. —Uolonel W. C.
Greene, president of the Greene Con
solidated Copper Mining company, did
not call on Thomas \V. Lawson of Bos
ton to "hold him pfcrsouallyjresponsible
as liar, faker and charlatan," as he
advertised in the paper he would do.
Instead eh explained that he would
see Lawson "at his own convenience."
Wall street was disappointed, for it
was fully expeoted Greene would pack
his gun and start for Boston. Lawson
waited all day for Greene, then sent a
telegram calling him a liar and invit
ing him to come and bring a revolver
with the notches on it.
"Thomas \V. Lawson's attacks on
the stock market have oauesed me the
loss of $1,500,000 in the last two days
trying to protect the stockholders of
my Greene Consolidated Copper mine,''
said Greene tonight. "It was this loss
that enraged me and made me publish
an open letter denouncing Lwwson as a
liar, faker and charlatan."
Japs Will Meet
Russian Baltic Fleet
London, Dec. 14. —The Shanghai
correspondent of the London Post
claims to have information to the ef
ect that a Japanese squadron will soon
start in search of the Russian Baltic
fleet, with intention of giving battle at
a point far removed from Port Arthur.
Thi« move, the correspondent's infor
mant states, has been made possible by
recent addions to the Japanese fleet,
which increases it to an exceptional
grade of efficiency. A dispatch to the
Daily Mail says:
An officer has returned from the
army before PortArtnur says the delay
observed in Russian preparations for
the gathering the dead during the arm
istices showed a soaioity of avialable
men in the garrison.
London, Dec. 15.—The Daily Tele
graph's correspondent at Chefoo gives
a rumor of the sinking of a big Japan
ese warship off Port Arthur, 800 per
sons being drowned, and of the sinking
of the two Russian torpedo boat des
troyers by Japanese on November 25.
The first of these reported disasters is
probably only another version of the
sinking of the Japanese cruiser Saiyen.
Shoot a Hunter
Portland, Ore., Deo. 13. —Four
massed and heavily armed men wait*
ing tonight to hold up the Sposane
flyer on the Oregon Ralroad & Navi
gation company's line at Monavilla
switoh, just east of the oity limits of
Portland, were met by a young man
named Peter Yetter, who was return
ing from a hunting trip. Yetter was
carrying a Winchester rifle, and when
seen oy the bandits was commanded to
throw np his hands. The young fellow
refused to do so and the robbers opened
fire on him, which Yetter returned,
Yetter was hit in the side and slightly
wounded, and from the faot that he
heard one of the men ory out, "Oh,
God, I'm shot, Joe," Yetter thinks
that one of the bullets took effect. The
night as pitch dark, and Yetter was
unable to see what became of the men,
who abandoned their attempt to hold
up the train.
Yetter states that he was walking
along the track and when nearing the
Montavilla switch he suddenly saw the
white switchlights change from white
to green. He continued on along the
track, ard when near the light was
surprised to see four men, who, in the
dim light, he could see were masked
and heavily armed, waiting for him-
As soon as they discovered him the
bandits levelled their weapons on him
and commanded him to throw up his
hands. Instead of complying he swung
the Winchester into position, but be
fore he oould discharge the gun he felt
a stinging sensation in his side.
He was slightly stunned by the force
of the bullet, but recovered himself
just as one of the men turned and fired
at him again. Yetter says that he fired
in the direction of the flash and heard
the robber ory out in pain.
The robbers had already started to
run when they fired the last shot, but
as Yetter was considerably weakened
by loss of blood he was unalbe to pur
sue them and they esoaped.
Zion City Kept
Its Promise to Pay
Chicago, Dec. 14.—Zion City has
paid the final instnlmlnt on the big
debt which a year ago involved it in
sensational bankruptcy proceedings
and threatened to wreck the gigantic
enterprise established by .lohn Alexan
der Doiwe. Checkß were sent out to
day by Deacon C. H. Barnard, in pay
ment of the financial department of
Zion, proximately $140,000, of the or
ignal indebtedness of more than $400,
The payment brings to a conclusion
one of the most remarkable oases of ap
plication for bankruptcy in the annals
of the country. One year ago a num
ber of Chicago creditors of Zion City
petitioned Judge Kohlsaat for the ap
pointument of receivers for the Zion
Judge Kohlsaat appointed receivers
and they took chrage of Zion. Dowie
protested that he could pay the debt in
a year if the receivers were removed.
A committee of the creditors heard
of the argument of Dowie and oame to
the conclusion that he was better fitted
to ocnduot the affairs of Zion than any
other person. It was arranged that he
was to pay 10 per cent in three months
25 per cent in six months, and 25 per
cent in nine months, and the balance
of 40 per cent in a year. Dowie has
kept his agreement to the letter and
paid 100 cents on the dollar of every
UNCLE SAM'S MAIL SERVICE.
Money Orders for a Year Total Over
In his report for 1904 oh the post
office department, Postmaster General
Robert J. Wynne gives interesting
There were 4,430,873 more domestic
orders issued than in 1903.
There were 3,699,549 more docestic
orders paid and repaid than in 1903.
The amount of orders issued, $378,
--778,488.84, represents an increase ol
The amount of orders paid and re
paid, $378,511,407.13, represents an in
crease of $25,338,086.61.
The amount received in fees was
$238,617.37 more than in 1903.
The average fee was 0.06 of a cent
below the average of 1903.
The average amount of a domestic
order issued, $7.52, represents a oe
crease of 17 cents.
There were in operation on June iO
last 421 electric and cable car routes,
with a total length of 4945 miles, an an
nual travel of 9,515,920 miles, and cost
ing $501,542.57 per annum. The in
crease in length was 662 miles, in an
nual travel 929,969 miles, and in an
nual expenditure $40,320.17.
Frank J. Strub Killed.
Sacramento, Cal., Dec. 12. —Frank
J. Strub, assistant foreman of the cop
per shop of the Southern Pacific shops
of this city, was killed by the explos
ion of a gas tank near which he was
SIXTY THOUSAND PEOPLE pbeh.
ENT IN ST . PETERS, R OME . "•
Ceremony I. Rare in Recent
Second Time Since WO-Wondrou,
Scene-The Pope in Full p Ontiflcal
Costume Was Greeted With A p.
Rome, Dec. 12.—1n the presence |
60.000 people assembled in at. Peter'-
Pope Pi, X Sunday moraine™! '
Led" Blessed Aiessandre Sau» & 2
Blessed Gerardo Malella, descend^
of whom, including Marquis andTm
brosio, Sauli and Negrotto, assisted *"
the canonizations, a ceremony so rare
in recent times that this is only™**
second time that it has oeen held sin^
The basilica was.beautiful with elec
trlc hghts its immense n eight sowing
the illuminations to perfection The
throne room bad been erected behind
the high altar and chair of st Pet P r
having a device of rays of golu Wlth^
Picture of the Trinity in the center Al
together the throne took up a space of
90x70 feet. Four banners ftung under
the dome, showing the chief miracles
of the new saints.
The papal procession met in the Sis
tine chapel, entering the basilica by the
chapel of the hoiy sacrament The
pope, in full pontificial costume, was
carried in the sedia gestatoria with its
historic fans. His rooust figure ana
handsome head showed thus to the
best advantage, and wnen he entered
the church it was impossible for the
authorities to repress entirely an out
burst of loyalty from the multitude,
which cried: '"Long live Pope Pius.'
The scene was such as to evoke tne
devotion of the beholder, everything
having been done to heighten the ef
fect, and the central figure in the cere
monial presented a scene never to be
forgotten. His holiness was preceded,
surrounded and followed by guards ot
the court and high prelates. He look
ed pale, fatigued and less robust than
a year ago, as though the triple cro^n
were bearing more heavily upon him.
The pope was thus escorted to ttie
throne, the cardinals, arcnbishops ana
bishops forming a square about mm.
The ceremony that followed was in
teresting in tne extreme. Pope Pius
pontificated, preserving a calm, rever
ential air to the end, although, as uO
confessed later, he was greatly fa
After the ceremony the procession
was reformed amid murmurs of lore
and loyalty. All the American pre/ate*
now in Rome who assisted at the beat
ification on Thursday ot the saints
canonized Sunday were present, as was
also the faculty of the American col
lege at Rome.
A LUNATIC WINS THE PRIZE.
Insane Patient Solves Rebus for a Trip
A woman inmate of one of the Min
nesato state insane hospitals has won
a prize offered by a Boston magazine
for solving of a rebus and a short
essay on an assigned topic. The prtee
was a trip tbroad of $250. She has
applied to the stae board ot control
for permission to make the trip, but
the board does not deem it safe to
allow her to go. The board, however,
will endeavor to secure the $250 for
The woman's name is not made pub
lic, as the officials believe it would
cause the patient considerable annoy
ance. In picking up various niaga
zines taken at the institution she came
across the one in which the prize was
offered. It interested her and she sud
mitted her solution of the rebus and
manuscript in such good form that the
publishers never questioned the men
tal ability of the prize winner.
Since receiving word of winning
the prize she has thought and talkea
of little else than of making the trip
across the Atlantic.
Ames Again Discharged.
Minneapolis, Minn.,lDeo. l 4'
jury in the fifth trial of former May"
Ames for bribery has disagreed «w
was discharged by Judge Elliott w»
is the fourth disagreement, the °
conviction having been overturned
the supreme court. v
Judge Elliott of the dißtriet »»
has granted the motion of «»*
County Attorney Kerr that all the
dictments for bribery and <*M[£ l*L
against the much tried mayor w
Did Russian* Sink Ship*?
A statement that the Russian *
ships at Port Arthur were sunK w
Russians as a protection trom
Japanese gunfire is regarded all J(
miralty as quite possible, H ■,
is Interpreted as a sign that hoH j
Stoessel believes the fortress can,
out until the arrival of the