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The wages of nearly 4000 miners in
the field near Morristown. N. J. ( were
increased 10 and ir> per cent April I.
Two y< an ago iU6y were cut the lame
A. C. Merriman of tho Hamilton &
Merrlman Lumber company of Mari
nette, Wis.. died at Eureka, Cal* aged
74 yearn. His estate is valued at
President Roosevelt recently ap
pointed General Hosser, who was the
youngest brigadier general in the con
federate army, postmaster at Char
Peorla, 111. —For the first time
lince lie was stricken with paralysis,
several weeks ago, Bishop John L.
Spalding is so much improved he ex
pects to go to Hot Springs, Ark.,
President Roosevelt has tendered
the office of assistant secretary of the
navy to Truman H. Newberry of De
troit and the proffer has been ac
cepted, lit' will succeed Charles H.
The first session of the World's In
ternational Railway congress ever held
in America is to take place in Wash
ington May 2 to 15. More than 1000
delegates will attend. This body meets
once in flve years,
The Mormons have decided to come
back to Illinois. At the meeting of
the Illinois conference of the Mormon
church just closed in Warren county,
it was derided to invade the land of
their fathers, and three churches will
The benefit at the Metropolitan
opera house in New York city for
Joseph Holland, the actor, who, on
account of Illness, probably will never
be able to appear on the stage again,
netted f23,00 I,
At ;i recenl meeting of the Denver,
Colo.. Smeltermen's union the strike
in the Qlobe and Qrani smelters was
declared of]' by unanimous consent.
The passage of the elgh.l hour law
recently by the legislature Influenced
It is announced from Caracas thai
President Castro has replied to Min
ister Bowen's final proposal for arbi
tration, denying that Venezuela has
questions pending with the United
States and saying the case of the
New York & Bermuda Asphalt com
pany must remain i:; the courts.
A decree of a New York lower c.ouit
awarding John Q. Carlisle, former sec
retary of the treasury, $26,430 for pro
fessional services in connection with
a contest against the constitutionality
of the laws under which duties were
levied on goods imported from Porto
Rico, has been affirmed by the appel
late division of the supreme court
Abigail Becker, famed in song and;
Story in Canada, is dead at her home'
at Walsingham Center. Unaided, she 1
saved the crew of the schooner Con-'
doctor, wrecked at I.ongpoint. on Lake
Erie, in November, 1853, For her,
bravery the government gave her a;
farm, Buffalo shipowners $i<n»o and the
New York Lifesaving association a'
Big Fire at Carbon, Ind.
Fire which broke out in T'ric Hal
man's saloon to the south part of
Carbon, Ind., destroyed the entire
business section and the best of the
residence district. ix>ss $200,000.
lMirty residences and 20 business
houses were burned.
Cassie Will Write Her Life.
Mrs. Cassie Chadwick said recently
that she had received a handsome of
fer from a well known publisher for
her autobiography and that the work
would be printed in her original style,
BRIEF SPORTING NOTES.
Baseball Season at Hand—Butte and
Helena Not in League.
The next food fight in San Fran
cisco is to bt <>n tin* tlth, between
Jack Johnson and Marvin Hart, heavy
.1. 11. Scott, a San Francisco bicycle
e&thuslMt, has just completed a 200
mile bicycle trip from Fairbanks,
Alaska, 80 route to the coast.
Jack Monroe, the Butte miner who
went against Champion Jim Jeffries,
has been located at last in Birming
ham. Ala. Monroe has taken up
wrestling as a side issue.
Baltimore. —After less than a
minute's fighting in the second round,
Young Peter Jackson knocked out
Philadelphia Jack CTBrien, and lost
i the decision by doing it on a foul.
Four clubs will constitute the Pa
cific National league this season. This
was decided by the action of Butte
■and Heiena in withdrawing from the
field through a failure to raise the
Ole Marsh, the Bellingham wrestler,
has signed an agreement to meet
"Indian" Two Feathers in Spokane, in
stead of D. A. McMillan, who threw
the Indian at the Spokane recently.
The men are to go on for a side bet
of $250 and vie entire receipts of the
Richmond, Va. —The six day bi
cycle contest here ended in a victory
for Eddie Root of New York, Gus
Lawson second and Nat Butler third.
The last mile was made in 1:59. The
total time of riding was 10% hours.
The total distance was 23f> miles 11
laps. The distance made in two hours
of riding was 43 miles nine laps.
At the last meeting of the Pacific
.National league, held at Salt Lake, a
schedule was adopted for the coming
season. Two series of games will be
played, the first series opening April
26, with Salt Lake at Spokane and
Ogden at Boise. The first series will
close July 0, and the second series
will open July I.'!, closing September
17. Five games a weak will be played.
The winners of the two series will play
a post season series for the champion
Hilly Nolan, formerly of Rutte, is
believed to have made a few remarks
in San Francisco last week that will
bring about a fight between Battling
Nelson, whom Nolan is managing, and
James Britt. Nolan is reputed to have
said that Willie Britt, manager for
James Britt, wanted Nelson to agree
to go on with Britt and lie down. Both
the Britts are branding Nolan as a
laker, gambler and other bad things.
Because of the talk, 'Frisco sports say
the mill between Britt and Nelson will
"Honey" Mellody and Jerry Mc-
Carthy have agreed to a 20 round fight
before the Spokane Amateur Athletic
club on April 18.
Following the announcement of Mc-
Carthy on the day he returned to
Spokane from the Butte fignt with Mel
lody that he wanted another chance
at the latter, h has been a foregone
conclusion that the two fighters would
again come together.
Eddie Quinn and Sol Mayer of the
committee on Bports were chiefly in
strumental in planning for the mill.
The bout is to be pulled off in the
gymnasium of the club.
l',y agreement the men are to weigh
il4 pounds at :'. o'clock on the day of
the bout. Marquis of Queensbury
rules are to govern. The conditions,
even to the number of rounds, that
governed the Butte mixup are to rule
in Spokane. At Butte McCarthy
lasted well as long as he kept the
crouching position in fighting tactics.
bill when he came out of the crouch
Mellody put him to the bad. the count
being taken In the 15th round. Non
residents of Spokane can secure re
served seats for the fight by writing
Eddie Quinn, care the athletic club.
Japan Still Buys Flour.
Japan flour orders continue to pour
in upon Minneapolis millers at a rate
thai lias exceeded all expectations.
The past week brought in calls for
consignments ranging from 500 to 20.
--000 sacks. One of the big companies
states that it Is 30 days behind on
Japanese orders, with every mill run
nlng to its maximum capacity. Other
companies report like conditions.
These orders are all made clearable
from the coast within two months'
time, showing that the flour is wanted
immediately by me Japanese govern
ment. Quotations are holding firm,
and millers expect no variations for
Fund Came Unsolicited.
In a recent interview Dr. James L.
Barton, secretary of the American
j board of commissioners for foreign
missions, declared that the proposed
gift of HuO.OOO by John D.Rockefeller
to the board, which has caused wide
discussion, was unsolicited and spon
taneous, originating on the impulse of
Mr. Rockefeller to further the work of
Kyrle Bellew has Invented a waist
-1 coat without buttons for evening dress,
' which he wears when playing the part
THREW TWO BOMBS
CHIEF OF POLICE OF WARSAW
Elaborate Conspiracy of Revolutionary
Party—Police Caught Bomb Throw
er, but He Broke Away and Later
Committed Suicide—Affair Causes
Warsaw, March 27. —A bomb was
thrown into the carriage of Baron yon
Nolken, chief of police of Warsaw, at
8 o'clock Sunday evening. The baron
was severely wounded.
According to latest information, the
attack on Baron yon Nolken was the
result of an elaborate conspiracy of
the revolutionary party. Shortly be
fore 8 o'clock an elegantly dressed
man went to the police station at
Praga, a large suburb of Warsaw, on
the other side of the Vistula, and
threw a bomb into the courtyard of
the station, wounding seven persons,
two of them dangerously. The man
started to run away, but was caugnt
by the captain of the police. He was
found to be a Jew, but his identity has
not yet been discovered.
A telephone message was immedi
ately sent to Baron yon Nolken at the
City hall informing him of the outrage.
Baron yon Nolken, accompanied by a
police official, took a carriage and
started immediately for Praga. When
passing the castle where the governor
general resides a man standing on the
pavement threw a bomb at. the car
riage. Baron yon Nolken, who was sit
ting on the side nearest the assailant,
received the full charge of the bomb,
while his companion escaped unhurt.
The coachman was thrown from the
box and the carriage was smashed.
Baron yon Nolken was removed to
the city hall and doctors were sum
moned, who found he had received in
juries on the head, neck, arm and leg,
which are believed to be serious.
Meantime, the police official accom
panying Baron #on Nolken saw the
bomb thrower fleeing and pursued
and caught up with him, but the crim
inal proved the stronger and tore him
self away. Another policeman fired
twice after him without result. Half
an hour later a man whom the police
believe to be the bomb thrower, was
found dead in Sowia street. The po
lice think the man shot himself to
A girl who was passing the spot
when the bomb was thrown was
wounded by splinters and was taken
to the hospital.
According to the theory of the police
the revolutionists calculated upon
Baron Yon Nolken going to Praga on
learning of the explosion of the bomb
at the station there, and knew he
must pass the castle, that being the
only route by which he could reach
the only bridge across the Vistula.
The affair caused great excitement.
A popular rumor says that the revolu
tionaries adopted this course of in
forming the police that they have
more bombs besides those discovered
in the Powonski cemetery Saturday.
Baron Yon Nolken is very unpopu
lar. Tie is hated by the masses of the
Polisb people, who held him respon
sible for the sanguinary suppression of
the disturbances here at the end of
January. He has been here only a
year, having come from St. Peters
burg, where he was chief of the mount
ed division of the police.
According to later information, the
bomb which exploded at the Praga
police station, was not thrown into
the courtyard, hut into a room in the
court station, where the men assem
bled when on duty. The furniture as
well as one wall was destroyed. The
bomb thrower, in trying to escape,
met a policeman and shot twice,
wounding the officer in the stomach.
The prisoner himself was wounded,
and has been placed in the hospital.
The man who was killed in Sowia
street proves to be a plain clothes
policeman, who was seen pursuing
Baron Yon Nolken's assailant. The
police believe that the latter turned
on the policeman and shot him dead.
Baron Yon Nolken'a Injuries arc
serious, but it is thought he will re
Pumps for Irrigation.
Tho large percentage of irrigable
land throughout the west lying at
heights too great to be reached by
gravity systems, presents a problem
which can be solved only by'the use
of pumping plants, and the engineer!
of the reclamation service have been
making investigations and working up
estimates on several projects to de
termine the feasibility of their use in
Connection With the government irri
gation projects. The most important
and variable factor to be considered is
the cost of power and of operating the
Reputations are often taken for
HARBIN IS REPORTED BURNING
Japs Are Expected to Attack Vladivos-
Gunshn, March 28.—The Japanese
have apparently withdrawn to the re
gion sou th of the Randan front. Cos
saok patrols, which have been making
extensive reconnaissances southward,
I fonnd no Japanese within 85 miles.
j General Lineviteh is dispatching scont
ing parties east and west to guard
against a possible turning movement.
A number of Chinese bandits have
been captured, some of whom are Mon
The impression prevails in some
military circles in St. Petersburg that
the Japanese,having reduced the possi
bility of the main army in Manchuria
assuming the initative, will now turn
their attention to the next objective of
the war, Vladivostok, is strengthened
by the Associated Press dispatch from
Gunshu pass announcing the with
drawal of the Japanese from the im
mediate front of the Russian army for
a distance of 35 miles south. It is real
ized, of course, that this may be mere
ly a blind to cover flanking operations,
but it is not improbable that the Jap
anese, having cleared southern Man
churia of Russian troops and secured
a position from whence expulsion
would be a long and difficult process,
may be satisfied to hold the Tie Pass
line without further extension of com
Considerable excitement has been
caused in London by the publication of
a Tokio dispatch from the correspond
ent of the London Daily Telegraph, in
which he states that word lias been re
ceived that a fire whioh started in Har
bin last Wednesday is still burning,
and that a large section of the city and
enormous quanties of stores destined
for the Russian army have been de
stroyed. The report is not confirmed
from any sources, and inquiries ad
dressed to St. Petersburg brought the
response that nothing could ,be learned
there as to the truth or falsity of the
statements. If true, it is likely to
prove a serious matter to General Line
vitch, as the Russian commandei's re
serve stores of supplies were all stored
by the single track line of the trans
si Deri an railroad. The Russian troops
at the forut are none too well spuplied
with food and ammunition, and an
other prolonged conflict with the Jap
anese would undoubtedly exhaust all
that they have sjuth of the Suugari
CARNEGIE GIVING TO COLLEGES
He Says Business Is DullJinj^Library
Line —Booming in Colleges.
New York, March 28.—Andrew Car
negie was the guest of honor at the au
nnal dinner of the alumni of Steven's
Institute at the Waldorf jAstoria.
President Alexander Humphreys of
Steven's Instituted annoucned that Mr.
Carnegie in addition to 1250,000,
which he has arleady given to the in
stitute, would give $50,000 more, to
which he himself would add $50,000
when the alumni raised another $100,
Air. Carnegie said in part: "I want
to tell you, gentlemen,that yonr career
is much higher than a speculative one.
Stock gambilng is not a business; in
it is a mere parasite on business.
"If I had a son I should prefer to
have him enter upon a professional ca
reer such as you choose rather than any
other. 1 have been looking largely into
small colleges ot late and I have enter
ed into college business as I not long
long ago entered into the library busi
ness. I did a rip roaring business at
the library stand, but I could look
ahead and see the demand for libraries
slacken. My secretary says that the
demand is down to only one library a
"1 tihnk a young man who goes to a
small college receives a better educa
tion than at a larger one. I like to see
men not excelling in football or things
pertaining to the foot, but excelling in
head expansion. fc Sport is too generally
taking the place of valuable knowledge
at the big colleges.
"Since I have gone into the new busi
ness there has been a great boom.
Within the past few days I have re
ceived more than one hundred applica
tions for the material I am sending to
small colleges. Business, gentlemen,
MRS. CHADWICK GOT TEN YEARS
Denied a New Trial and Sentenced to
Cleveland, March 28.— .Tndße Tay
lor, in the United States district couit,
overruled a motion for a new trial in
the case of Cassie L. Chadwick, and
at once sentenced her to ten years' im
A Bad Preacher.
Now Brunswick, N. J.—J. F. Cordo
va, the unfrocked minister who twice
eloped with Julia Bowne of South Riv
er and who was convicted of abandon
ing his wife and three children and as
saulting his wife, was sentenced to
serve four years in prison.
The great bulk of chalk is composed
of eight different species of tiny
RUSSIAN GOVERNMENT IS SAID
MADE PEACE TERMS.
It Is Stated United States and France
Were Instrumental in Putting Nego
tiations in Practical Shape — Lord
Landowne to Cooperate— Japanese
Minister Makes Statement.
London, March 29. — A telegram
froma northern European capital, re
ceived in London this afternoon, says:
"I have just learned, on reliable
authority, that Russia has asked Del
casse to act as intermediary and open
peace negotiations with Japan. Del
casse has signified his willingness, but
considers that Lansdowne's coopera
tion is essentisl to success."
St. Petersburg, March 30. —Russia
has outlined the conditioDs under
which she is prepared to negotiate
It is stated with every semblance of
authority that, thanks to the good
offices of the United States and France,
the question of peace has assumed
London.—"When peace negotiations
comenced it will be between Russia
and Japan direct and not through any
intermediary," was Minister Hayiha
si's comment to the Associated Press,
when shown a dispatch from a north
ern European capitai stating that M.
Delcasse, the French foreign minister,
had been asked to act as an intermed
iary to open peace negotiation. Minis
ter Hayashi said lie attached no impor
tance to the statement, but believed
that France was trying to influence
Russia to open negotiations for peace.
"So far as I know," he added, "no
negotiations have been begun but when
Russia is ready to make terms Japan
would happily consider them.
Minister Hayashi repeated his prev
ious statements that Japan is not no
ticing peace rumors, but steadily pre
pares to prosecute the war to the bitter
At the Foreign Secretary Landowne's
residence a reporter was informed that
it would be useless to ask Lord Lans
downe for an expression of opinion at
the present juncture, as he must de
cline to give out any statement on the
Japs Moving Forward.
Gunshu Pass, March 29. —The Jap
anese are again moving forward and
the Russian guard has fallen back from
its position about 18 miles north of
Sipinghai (74 miles north of Tie pass)
to Chaouiniaodzi, which is situated 40
miles below Gunshu pass.
Practically complete reports show
that the Russian army sacrificed gen
eral commissariat stores to the amount
of $ 1,250,000 and stores for an army
cors amounting to $500,000 held at
Mukden, most of it being set on lire.
The boots and uniforms among the
stores, of which the army was in need,
arrived from Europe four days before
the Russian retirement from Mukden.
General Kurobatkin ordered the remov
al of the stores, but his order was not
executed An investigation will be
made to establish the responsibility.
With the Japanese left army in the
field, March 99. — The Japanese army
near Mukden is clearing the battlefield
sorting the enormous quantities of
stores and materials captured, and at
tending to the prisoners.
Engineers are rapidly repairing the
railroad bridge across the Hun river,
which was badly damaged by the Rus
sians Trains are now running to the
Hun river. They will reach Mukden
in a few days. The weather is very
warm and the ground is thawing rap
idly, making the movement ot guns
and transport wagons difficult.
London, March 80. —The Times' St.
Petersburg correspondent telegraphs as
follows: "The entire absence of press
and private telegrams from the front,
together with a laconic message from
General Linevitoh dated at Harbin,
and saying 'No reports from the
armies,' evolves fears that oommunica
tions bave been cut and that the Jap
anese have turned the Russian flank."
GREAT SUBWAY PLANS.
New York Railway Extensions Cost
Half a Million.
Plans for subways to cost $2:50,000,
--000, submitted by the New York City
Railway company and by the Inter
borough company, were made public
a few days ago by the board of rapid
transit commissioners. The plans of
the New York City Railway company
call for an outlay of $1ti5,000,000.
August Belmont's plans for additions
to the Interborough company system
provide for the expenditure of $65,
Railway Open North of Mukden.
The railway between Mukden and
Kaiyuan has' been restored and traffic
resumed. The railway bridge across
the Hun river has not yet been thor
oughly repaired and traffic is still in