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SHORT TELEGRAPH NOTES FROM
ALL POINTS OF HEMISPHERE.
A Review of Happenings in Both
Eastern and Western Hemispheres
During the Past Week—National, j
Historical, Political and Personal
Events Tersely Told.
Six men were killed and 14 injured
at the Lytel colliery, near Pottsville,
The house of congress has passed
the pensions appropriation bill carry
Several attacks have been made on
Governor White and Governor-elect
Dawson of West Virginia.
As the author of "Ben Hur" the late
General I^?w Wallace was known in
practically every country of the globe.
At Crawfordsville, Ind., the funeral
of General Lew Wallace last Satur
day was private, in accordance with
his expressed wishes.
Smelting at the new plant of the
Sullivan Group Mining company, at.
Marysville, B. C, should start with the
first furnace about March 1.
Word from Warsaw, Russian Poland,
states that in that city hundreds of
prisoners, mostly strikers and revolu
tionists, are daily executed.
Funds with which to prosecute the
inquiry into the methods of the Stan
dard Oil company was asked of the
, house recently by the secretary of
commerce and labor.
In diplomatic circles at St. Peters
burg, the opinion is quite generally
expressed that the recent, tragedy may
be followed by the decision of the gov
ernment to conclude peace.
The empress of Russia has received
from the women of Moscow an address
piteously appealing to her as a wo
man and a mother to use her influ
ence with the emperor to secure peace.
The professors who gave their ser
vices free to the St. Petersburg uni
versities by a vote of 111 to 2 decided
not to resume their duties until fall
unless the present demands are grant
Investigation of special dispatches
sent from Arizona points detailing
depredations and massacres by Yaqui
Indians in the state of Sonora, Mex
ico, tails to develop any foundation
for these stories.
Five persons were burned to death
in a dwelling house at Ho web rook
plantation, 50 miles from Island Falls.
Mo. The dead: Mrs. John Chorey and
daughter, Mrs. Sampel Antworth and
The Arizona Rangers have, present
ed Governor Brodie the finest saddle
they could buy. The governor, who
haves for the east soon, will present
the saddle to President Roosevelt with
the compliments of the Rangers, who
are mostly former rough riders.
One of the most audacious of the
many recent robberies in New York
occurred in the Bronx, when a high
wayman attacked Mr. and Mrs. John
W. Cornish in front of their home,
snatched a $."000 diamond brooch from
Mrs. Cornish's throat, and escaped.
The German consul at ChefOO states
that the taotai has elicited a confes
sion from two members of the crew
of a junk that the German and the
French naval attaches, Guggenheim
and Cuverville, were murdered for rob
bery and their bodies thrown over
Harry Rilverberg, alias a score of
other names, has been arrested in New-
York by Central office men. His ar
rest was in connection with a swin
dling operation which was to have
reached its climax on Monday, when
the prisoner was to receive $50,000
from one of his alleged dupes.
Twelve men have been held up by
six armed robbers at the office of Max
Mildenberg, proprietor of the electric
light, oil and gasoline delivery at Chi
cago. The highwaymen fired several
shots as they entered, wounding two
persons. They knocked another un
conscious with a blow from a revolver.
They then took more than $800 and
It is difficult for an American to
imagine the conditions under which
the people of Russia who do not hap
pen to be of the official class or mem
bers of the Romanoff family are com
pelled to live. They are in constant
danger of molestation from the secret
police, either for purposes of black
mail, revenge or because of some sus
picious action which might be con
strued as seditious.
Togal Noren of Rossland won the
championship of Canada in both ski
events in Rossland, B. C, in connec
tion with the eighth Rossland winter
carnival. The ski run from the sum
mit of Monte Cristo mountain to Co
lumbia avenue beat all previous rec
ords. In the flying jump on Monte
Cristo mountain, made on a specially
constructed course, Noren jumped 84
feet without losing his balance.
Either was first used In surgical
operations in 1846.
it is planned to organise the Wash-
Ington sun.- Nurses' association.
The Columbia river was frozen over
last w-ek for the first time In nine
Jerry McCarthy won in the seventh
round in his light with .Jack Keilly at
B, c. Thompson, aged 89 years, died
recently at the home of his son, near
Hoy Smith, for seven yean a mem
ber of the police department, lias mys
Last week the high school boys at
North Yakima went out. on a strike, as
they objected to the methods of a new
The appropriation bill for institu
tions under the jurisdiction of the
state board of control carries a total
sum of $1,107,582.
Daniel H. Carey of Northport has
been appointed superior judge of Stev
ens county by Governor Mead to serve
until the next election.
Mrs. Albert Randall, living one mile
south of Sunnyside, Sunday afternoon
committed suicide by hanging herself
to a rafter in the barn.
Delta lodge No. 70, K. of 1\ of
Waitsburg, has purchased a lot and
will soon commence the construction
of a two story brick lodge temple.
Recently when Fred Ancorn of Pa
louse went to start a fire in his store
stove he found a large owl sitting
quietly in the stove. The bird had
come down the chimney.
The Hazelwood Creamery company,
which has plants at Spokane. Portland
and Dea Moinea, is establishing a
creamery at Walla Walla, and will
be ready for business March 1.
Adam Felgar, T' > years old, who lived
the life of a recluse on a ranch 10
miles from La Crosse, was found dead
in the iield on his farm. It is evident
the old man had been killed by a run
A strike has occurred in the county
offices of Walla Walla county, owing
to the fact that at the last meeting
of the commissioners the salaries of
the clerks were cut down from $- to
$2.50 per day.
TERMS OF PEACE
London, Feb. 2'J. —A dispatch to
Renter's Telegram company from St.
Petersburg, confirming the Associated
Press advices of February 17 and 18,
from St. Petersburg to the effect that
peace was unedr consideration, adds:
"The conditions under which Russia
is prepared to make peace have practi
cally been agreed upon. These are as
"Korea to be plcaed under Japanese
"Port Arthur and the Liaotung pen
insual to be seded to Japan.
"Vladivostok to be declared a neu
tral port, with an open door.
"The eastern Chinese railroad to be
placed under neutral international ad
"Manchuria as far north es Harbin
to be restored as an integral part of the
"The difficulty lies in settling the
question of indemnity, upon which it
is known that Japan insists, but it is
thought that the difference is not insu
"The most trustworthy opinion at
St. Petersburg is that, in view of the
internal situation and the enorinovs
dfliculty inic arry on war, peace on tl c
terms above will be concluded within a
comparatively shcrt time if the indem
nity question can be arranged, but it is
quite possible that Russia will risk an
other battle before a decision is reach
A Cheap Doctor.
When Miss Elinor Thompson hand
ed wealthy Dr. H. L. Wagner his lost
wallet, containing $2000, the impulsive
physician rushed out. of a Chicago
book store, where she is employed,
bought a half pound box of candy and
forced it upon the girl clerk. Dr. Wag
ner is a wealthy and prominent sur
geon of San Francisco.
Yale Strike Breakers.
It is stated that about 200 Yale stu
dents have applied to the New York,
New Haven & Hartford railroad for
work as firemen and that many have
been accepted. It is believed that
ISOO men have been engaged to fill the
places of firemen if the latter decide
to strike. Yale students will qualify
to act either as locomotive firemen or
Big Works Closed.
St. Petersburg.—The managers of
the Franco-Russian dockyards, the
Nevskl Thread works, the Russo-
American Rubber company and oiher
establishments have decided to close
their works for two months owing to
the attitude of the strikers.
Japs Seize British Craft.
The Japanese navy department an
nounces the seizure of the British
steamer Silvlans, bound for Vladivo
stok with Cardiff coal.
WHOLESALE DISTRICT SUFFERS A
Eight Buildings, Including Three Ho
tels, Prey of the Flames —Firebrands
Fall in a Perfect Storm All Over the
City — Serious Explosions — Small
Indianapolis. Ind., Feb. 26.— For
four hours Sunday night the wholesale
district bounded by Georgia and Merid
ian streets, .Jacksoii place and the
Union depot sheds, wore menaced by
a fire which started in the wholesale
warerooms of the Fahnley & McCroa
Millinery company. At 9:30 o'clock
three general alarms brought into ac
tion every department in the city and
suburbs. When the fire was brought
under control eight buildings, among
which were three hotels, had been com
pletely destroyed, causing a loss esti
mated at $1,500,000. One fireman was
hurt by falling walls.
Fire brands fell in a perfect storm
over the business portion of the city
and on every building were stationed
companies of men with fire fighting
apparatus and a general conflagration
Explosions Add to Terror.
In the A. Kiefer Drug company's
warerooms, where many barrels of oil
and other explosives were stored, and
in the Delmetsch company's wholesale
warehouse a season's stock of flre
works were located several serious
explosions occurred, Hundreds of
spectators narrowly escaped death or
Got a Disastrous Start.
The fire, which was one of the most
spectacular in the history of the city,
was under full headway before an
alarm was sounded.
The occupants of the hotel, many
of whom had not retired, escaped with
Embers Fall in All Sections.
Repeated explosions In the burning
section sent skyward a veritable Btorm
of burning embers which, fanned by a
stiff breeze from the southwest, were
carried into the retail district where
they fell, still burning, upon the roofs
of the principal business houses.
Within four hours eight buildings in
tlm threatened district had been to
A spark from the fire in the whole-
Bale district, several blocks away, set
fire to the roof of the Grand hotel. An
alarm again summoned all fire depart
ments. All the guests were aroused
and because of the water were 1 com
pelled to seek other lodgings. Loss.
WRECK IN MONTANA
Missoula, Mont., Feb. 2ii.—The east
bound Twin City express on the North
ern Pacific railroad crashed into the
rear of an eastbound freight train at
Plains Tuesday morning and several
persons were injured, two seriously.
The freight had pulled onto a side
track to allow the passenger to go by.
The caboose and the last car of the
freight were'left part of the way on
the main line. Atlhough the passen
ger was running slowly the engine
carshed into the caboose with sufficient
force to knock it into kingling wood.
Two women from Missoula, Mrs. Mid
get Gilbert and May Wright, were in
thejeaboose with Conductor Snyder and
Urakemau Murray when the cru^h
came. The 'Gilbert woman was picked
up from the pilot of the engine in a
serious condition, her spine being bad
ly injured and her body otherwise con
tused. The Wright woman was cut
about the head and body and, it is
feared, sustained internal injuries.
Conductor Snyder had his right leg
broken in two places and received
other injuries which, it is Reared, will
prove fatal Brakeman Murray was
injured about the head andl body and
complains of severe internal pains.
Three children in the first coach of
the express train were thrown from
their seats and bruised. They proceed
ed east while the four others were
brought here and are in the hospital.
Blame is attached to the freight crew
for not clearing the main line.
IS MARKED FOR DEATH.
Mother of Czar Said to Be Threatened
St. Petersburg.—According to re
ports in circulation the empress dow
ager has received a threatening letter
warning her that she will be the next
victim. This is only one of the many
rumors afloat, among which is one
that at the last meeting of the grand
dukes it was unanimously decided to
withdraw all opposition to the assem
bling of a zemsky zabor and to rec
ommend its immediate summoning by
PAST WEEK OF THE WAR.
Japs Threaten Russian Line of Com
i.ast week was one of activity at
the Beat of war. although there were
no development! that resulted In Im
port am gains for either contestant
There was almost uninterrupted bo
bardment throughout the week by both
•Idee on both Hanks ami at the center.
There was hard lighting between a (
number of small detachmenta, but the
cold weather prevented anything like
a genera] engagement it is still dif
ficult to maneuver with large bodi
of men, and the hospitals on both sides
are said to be filled with frostbitten
Early In the week the Russians
drove the Japanese from Nangasi <>n
the latter'S left, and Slnv cavalry in
considerable numbers made a daring
raid on the west of the i.iao river to
a point as far south as Liaoyang. Dur
ing t!i»> week the Japanese began a
Bevere bombardment of the famous
Lone Tree hill, and as siege guns had
been brought up from Port Arthur for
this purpose the lire was destructive.
The Japanese are doing their best to
circulate the news of Russian disor
ders at home throughout Kuropat kin's
army and have met with considerable
success in this work.
Although the greatest Russian ac
tivity has heretofore been against
Oyama'a left, during the week more
aggressiveness has been shown on the
Russian left to which General Kurokl
There is apprehension over the ac
tions of Japanese cavalry and Chinese
bandits who have begun to operate
from Mongolia and are attempting to
get behind the Russian position and
cut communications. During the week
a portion of the third Halt v- Bquadron
sailed for the far east.
Birmingham, Ala., Fob. 21. —By an
explosion iv the Virginia mine, about
8 miles southwest of Birmingham, at
1 o'clock MondPJ afternoon, between
110 and 125 union miners are entomb
ed,and it i 8 believed the entire number
suffered awful death. Scores of vigor
ous rescuers are at work digging into
the mine to relieve thier friends and
comrades in the inside.
The explosion is believed to have
been caused by an accumulation of
dunt, although the mine has heretofore
been noted for being entirely free from
dust. It is also believed , that as the
enitre quota has probably been killed
the details of the cause off the disaster
will never be known.
The camp is isolated from the rest of
the world, as there is no telephone sta
tion at Virginia. Details of the disas
ter were slow to come in.
The class of inineis employed was
the best in the district, and all belong
ed to the United Mineworkers of,
America. ISince the strike has been on
in the Birmingham district, many of
the most industrious and thrifty miners
of Pratt City and other important min
ing points have removed to the Virgin
ia mines, so that the mines were being
worked to their ful' capacity by the
most skilled miners in the community.
Relief trains with surgeons and
workmen were dispatched from both
Birmingham and Bessemer as soon as
the news was learned. It is thought
it will be noon on Wednesday before
the interior of the stope is reached.
The stopes are well arranged, mid
thnre has never been the least trouble
in the mines before. They are owned
by the Alabama Bteel <ft Wire com
pany, but are leased and operated by
Reid & Co.
President Edward Flynn of the Ala
bama United Mineworkers and Nation- '
al Committeeman Fairley, together
with J. R. Allier, district organizer,
have left for the scene.
President Flynne, said before leaving
that there were 185 men employed in
the mine regularly, but as Monday was
payday he could not say whether the
full quota was in the mine at the time ]
of the disaster or not.
UNIVERSITIES ARE ALL CLOSED !
St. Petersburg Schools Suspened on
Account of Strike.
St. Petersburg, Feb. 22. —With the <
resuoltion of the student body of the '
great university of St. Peterburg to bus ''
pend studies for the remainder of the ,
university year, almost the whole edu
cational system of Russia has entered ',
upon a period of stagnation as a pro- ,
test of the youth of Russia against the
bureaucracy and other governmental (
grievances. Other universities of Rus
sia, gymnasia and even grammar
schools were already on strike, and the
militia in various portions of the em
pire has been obliged to resort to force
to restrain school boys of tender years '
who are joining in the general move
Tillman Is at Home. '
Senator Tillman has reached his (
home at Trenton, S. C, after a brief
ntay 1b Philadelphia under the treat
ment of specialists. Senator Tillman ,
Is suffering from grip poisoning, affect- <
Ing one of his nerves. ,
RUSSIA'S .ROYAL [FAMILIES ARE
KEPT IN SAFETY WALLS.
Czar and Grand Dukes Fear to Move
About in the Open—Trepoff Is Ter-.
rorized—Cities and Towns In State
of Ferment—Minor Officials Assas
sinated— Strike Hourly Increasing.
St. Petersburg, Feb. 21.— czar
and his Immediate family for the time
being are prisoners in their own pal
aces, dread of awful death by hand
of an assassin holding them close to
their official homes. Even General
Trepoff, Who was selected to rule St.
Petersburg with iron hand, fears to
venture Into the streets.
It has now been definitely decided
that the remains of Grand Duke Ser-
Kins will not lie brought to St. Peters
burg for the present, but will be placed
in a temporary receiving vault of the.
Cloister of the Chaufl monastery to
await the completion of alterations
now in progress in the Romanoff
mausoleum in the fortress of Saint
Peter and Paul. On account of lack
of space in the mausoleum it was de
cided last year to henceforth bury
only rulers of the dynasty in the old
mausoleum ami a new sepulcher in
the new wing of the cathedral Is now
being built for other members of the
This, however, is not the only rea
son for the decision to bring the re
mains to the capital. Even Governor
General Trepoff has recognized the
fact that no precautions can furnish
an absolute guarantee of immunity
; against an act of terror at a great
state funeral, Where ancient custom
requires that the emperor and all of
the Romanoff family assemble and
I follow the coffin on fqot, and a single
bomb might wipe out the dynasty. Re
gard for the personal safety of the
I sovereign also has led to the decision
that the emperor shall not go to Mos
cow to attend the funeral. It is pos
sible that no members of the Imperial
family will be present except those
who are now within the walls of the
Grand Dukes Do Not Stir Out.
So grave is the danger of a repeti
tion of the Moscow tragedy that sev
eral of the grand dukes have not
stirred out of their palaces since the
[murder, and instead of going to
TsarskoeSelo to attend the requiem
there, they have participated in spe
cial services held in the chapels of
their own palaces. This was the case
as regards Grand Dukes Vladimir and
The closing of the Franco-Russo and
the Putiloff works is a serious embar
rassment to the government, as the
former is engaged exclusively on navy
work and the latter in manufacturing
guns and munitions of war for the
army. Over 26,000,000 projectiles and
shrapnel are being prepared at the
Putiloff works, and the government
has been compelled within the last 10
days to place orders in France and
Germany for $125,000,000 worth of mu
nitions. As the government owned
Xevsky works the minister of finance
has been able to hold the men only
by conceding everything they have de
manded, including the eight hour day.
The employers, in a letter to the
finance minister, squarely disclaim all
responsibility for settling the labor
troubles; declaring that the strike is
not of economic origin, and that the
nature of the men's grievances can
only be adjusted by political reforms.
They claim that the conditions of in
dustry in Russia renders yielding to
the demands of the men utterly im
Czar Issues Manifesto.
Emperor Nicholas has Issued a man
ifesto stating that a very grave sor
row has fallen upon the imperial
household in the death of Grand Duke
Bergiui, In the 48th year of his age.
"He was stricken down," the mani
festo says, "by the ruthless hand of
an assassin, who aimed at his life, bo
dear to us. Mourning in him uncle and
friend, whose whole lire of activity
and care was always devoted to the
service of our house and fatherland,
we have firm confidence that all our
subjects will share and sympathize
In our sorrow and will unite their
heartfelt prayers with our own for the
repose of the soul of the departed.
Given In our palace at Tsarskoe Selo.
National American Woman Suffrage
association, Portland, June 29-July 5.
Lewis and Clark Centennial exposi
tion, Portland, June 1-Oct. 15.
American Medical association, Port
land, June 11-14.
Royal Arcanum grand council, Ever
ett, March 23.
Kyrle Bellew has invented a waist
coat without buttons for evening dress,
which he wears when playing the part