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SHORT TELEGRAPH NOTES FROM
ALL POINTS OF THE GLOBE.
A Review of Happenings In Both
Eastern and Western Hemispheres
During the Past Week—National,
Historical, Political and Personal
Ambassador and Mrs. White have
i London tor Home.
Admiral F. Qrenet of the Italian na
vy, has arrived In San Francisco from
The largest craft on the great lakes.
the Blberi H. Uary, was launched re
centl) at Chicago.
The Japanese government has order
ed 500,000 guv stocks from a manufac
turer in Cedar Rapids, lowa.
Copenhagen.—King Christian Satur
day celebrated his sTth birthday in
< KCellent health and spirits.
The revolt against the tyranny of
the church administration is attract
ing general attention at St. Petersburg.
Mrs. Roosevelt and her four chil
dren, who have been cruising on the
president's yacht down South, have re
turned to Washington.
Three men are believed to have been
drowned when the tug Greenville cap
sized in the Hudson river recently.
Tnree others were saved.
A telegram from Pekin says the ill
ness of M. Paul l.essar, the Russian
minister to China, is critical. He has
been unconscious since Thursday ev
Jerry Hardick, Joseph Byers ami
George Wagner, employed as cattle
feeders at the American distillery at
Pekin, 111., were scalded to death re
The story is revived that Chief Jus
tice Fuller will give up his place on the
United states supreme court bench in
the near future. He reached the age
of voluntary retirement, To, some time
For the first time In its history the
Bunday law as it relates to the clos
ing up of saloons was enforced at 12
o'clock Saturday night, and all saloons
in St. i.ouis remained closed every
hour of the Sabbath day.
Wintield Pope, formerly a wealthy
horse owner on the Pacific coast, has;
been probably fatally wounded by I.
J. Ware, a mulatto bellboy, in New
York city. Jealousy caused the trou
ble. Pope's neck was cut half through
Greensboro, B. C. —Major General
Cullen A. Battle died here Saturday,
aged 7". years. He commanded the'
famous Third regiment of Alabama!
troops during the civil war and filled
many distinguished positions in Ala
The vice-regal lodge at Simla, India,
has been declared unsafe as a result
of the earthquakes, and Lady Curzon,
wife of the viceroy, and her children |
and the viceregal staff have moved in
to houses situated within the lodge
The Polish workmen and revolution
aries of Russia have found a new way
of trying to embarrass the government
by organizing a boycott on vodka and
tobacco for the double purpose of say-!
ing the money of the poor and reduc
ing the revenue of the state.
King Frederick Augustus has given
his consent to the raising of the yearly
allowance of his former wife. Countess
Montignoso, to >i 5,000, in return for
the surrender of their daughter. It is
believed that, this will settle the con
troversy between the king and his
The distance from Mukden to Har
bin is a long stretch Of :'.7<> miles, as
the crow Hies. From Harbin to Ka:
Yuan, to the north of which (he Rus
sians have retreated, it is about 'JTo
miles by the road taken by the Rus
sians and about the same distance
along the highway.
While tapping powder in a blast at
the Ardwaj limestone quarry, about
four miles west of MUaonia, Ya., the
blast was accidentally discharged. This
the explosion of two other
Masts that had been set near by. Bight
men w< re Instantly killed and two
othf.-s so badly injured as to leave but
little hope for their recovery.
The dead body of Mies Anna stew
nrt. daughter of one of the wealthiest
citizens of Madison, Wis., was founa
in a cistern recently at the back door
of Commissioner N, P Haughen's res
idence, a mile from the Stewart man
sion. Miss Stewart disappeared dur
ing the night from her home, rushing
from the house in her Oightrobe. It is
believed the was deranged, as a result
SmitKs to Be Extradited.
Columbus. Ohio.— Governor Herrick
has issued a new warraut for the ex
tradition of J. Morgan Smith and wife
now under arrest in Cincinnati on an
indictment returned in hfew York, or
a charge of conspiracy in the Nan Pat
torson case. The warrant was issuer
at the request of Assistant District At
torney Oarvln of New York, who canx
here from Cincinnati.
'great naval battle expected
Russian Baltic Fleet Is Now Near the
Admiral Rojestvensky, with the first
Baltic squadron, has crossed the In
dian ocean, traversed the straits of
Malacca, passed Singapore and the
southern extremity of the Malay pen
insula and entered the China sea. He
lias at last reached waters over which
the Japanese war vessels have been
cruising for several months. In fact,
ho has arrived at that point on his
course where it has been generally
believed Admiral Togo would be lying
in wait for him. Consequently, the
world is prepared to hear of a naval
engagement of the first order on the
Rojestvensky has with him between
40 and BO ships of ail character, in
cluding colliers, transports and hos
pital vessels. The second Baltic squad
ron is far behind and can bo of no
assistance if a battle is as imminent
as most people think. Togo's strength
is unknown. The Japanese have main
tained their customary secrecy in re
gard to the movements of their fleets
and the probable plan of naval cam
paign. It is safe to conclude, how
veer, that a good part of the Japanese
navy lies in Rojestvensky's track, for
it is not needed elsewhere, and the
Japanese naval officers probably under
stand that they need great strength if
they are to administer a blow that
will keep the Pacific clear of Russian
vessels till pence is declared.
With such strict secrecy maintain
ed, it is, of course, impossible to tell
where the Japanese will strike. It was
thought at one time that Togo would
attempt to intercept the enemy in the
straits of Malacca, but it is evident
that he has other plans. It was given
out not long ago that he would lure
the Russians up the Chinese coast and
attack them nearer home. Whatever
the plan, the Japanese are probably
aware of Rojestvensky's approach, for
scouts have" been steaming over the
East Indian waters for weeks, and the
entire Japanese fleet is prepared to
act according to a program that was
perfected long ago. However much
it may be departed from, it is evident
that a great sea fight can not be far
PRESIDENT CAPTURES LIVE WOLF
second Day's Hunt Full of Features —
Deaf and Dumb Indian Heps.
Oklahoma City, Ok la., April 13.—
President Roosevelt featured the second
j day of his hunt in the "Big Pastme"
by capturing alive a full grown and
combative coyote without a scratch.
The prairie wolf was overtaken and
"downed" by the dogs, and while the
animal was fighting its attackers the
president slipped from his horse and
caught the wolf by its jaws, rendering
it helpless. This feat, which is ac
complished by but few plainsmen and
cowboys, brought forth a round of ap
plause from those who witnessed it.
The guide, John Abernethy, who is
noted as the champion wolf catcher of
the southwest, captured the first wolf
on Monday in this manner, and at that
time the president announced his in
tention of imitation^ the feat. Seven
other wolves were caught during the
day, all being taken by the usual meth
od of allowing the dogs to finish the
Another incident of the day was the
capture of a live rattlesnake by a deaf
and dumb Indian.
Wholesale Produce Prices.
Potatoes, $1 cwt; onions, $15.25 cwt;
cabbage, $email@example.com cwt; onions, 26c doz;
spinach, 75c box; asparagus, 12V&c@
IBc lb; rhubarb, Be lb; oranges, $3
case; Wineßap apples, $1.50 box; New
ton Pippins. $1.40 box; best apples,
i $1.50 box; cabbage, $1.75; Davis, Go@
7."ic box; radishes, 40c doz bunches.
Wholesale Feed Prices.
Bran, $19 ton; bran ami shorts, $21
ton; oats, $1.45 cwt; wheat, $1.40 cwt;
chopped corn, $1.36 cwt; whole corn,
'$1.26 CWt; timothy hay. $14 ton; alfal
fa hay, $12 ton; oil m sal, $2 cwt; grain
hay, $13 ton.
Prices Paid to Producers.
Vegetables and Fruits —Root, vege
tables, 75c cwt; potatoes, 75@80c cwt;
common apples, 50@75c box; second
grade, 75c@$] box; best apples, $1.50
.box; cabbage, $1.75 cwt.
Poultry and Eggs— Chickens, hens,
i::ji' lb live weight; roosters, B@loc
11); geese, 12c lb live weight: turkeys,
■ ISc lb live weight, 20c dressed; ducks.
. live, L3c, dressed, 15c; eggs, $5.50(0)
. i. case.
'; Live Stock—Steers, $3.75@4 cwt;
; sheep. $firstname.lastname@example.org cwt; hogs, $email@example.com
i cwt; veal, $6$J '.» cwt.
; Hay—Timothy, $12@13 ton; alfalfa,
$11 ton; oats, $1.1501.20 cwt.
Creamery Products, f. o. b. Spokane
—First grade creamery butter fat, per
[ lb 2S%c.
1 Washington.—The last treasury
1 statement shows: Available cash bal
• ances, $140,827,871; gold, $72,100,941.
There Is but one Baker on the roll
9 of the national house of representa
LARGE NEW RESERVOIR AT MAD
One Hundred and Fifty Bodies Already
Recovered — Representative of the
King Superintends the Rescue— City
Is in a Gloom and All Business Sus
pended—Women Carry Black Flags.
Four hundred persons were killed
or injured Saturday by the collapse of
a new water reservoir in course of
construction in Madrid. One hundred
bodies have already been recovered.
The prince of Asturias, the war min
ister, the governor of Madrid and a
representative of the king have gone
to the scene to superintend the work
of rescue. Troops sent to the spot
are engaged in helping the sufferers
and recovering the bodies of the dead.
The catastrophe caused a profound
sensation throughout the city. All
work was suspended and the people
flocked to the scene.
As the day passed the indignation
and excitement increased and serious
disorders are feared, especially on the
occasions of the funerals of the vic
tims, should the authorities undertake
to prevent processions passing through
the center of the city. Already incipi
ent demonstrations are evidencing, di
rected against those held responsible
for the disaster.
Black Flags Fly.
Processions of women carrying black
(lags are parading the district in which
the disaster occurred. A great crowd
inarched to the center of the city and
forced the merchants to close their
stores as a sign of mourning.
The markets are all shut and busi
ness is entirely suspended. The work
of recovering the dead and injured is
hampered by enormous crowds of an
The estimates of the number of per
sons injured are increasing. Nearly
ill the injuries are of a serious nature.
The ambulance stations are already
overcrowded, but assistance continues
to arrive from every direction.
King Alfonso was shooting at. Cura
banchel when he heard of the disas
ter and immediately repaired to the
scene. His arrival was the signal for
ovations from the crowds. The king
was deeply moved and insisted upon
personally supervising the relief meas
Working parties are gradually re
moving the debris and continue to re
cover mutilated bodies, fragments of
flesh and limbs. A workman who was
injured says the collapse was so sud
den and complete that it was impos
sible to tell what had happened. The
men at work on the reservoir, how
ever, anticipated trouble, as a fort
night ago three arches collapsed and
cracks developed in four others.
The public hold the engineers and
contractors responsible for the catas
trophe, into which the cabinet has or
dered a strict inquiry.
Recover 100 Bodies.
The structure which collapsed was a
huge quadrilateral, 360 by 150 meters,
built on arches. The disaster was due
to the weakness of the supporting pil
lars. As the greater part of the de
bris is under water the work of ex
tricating the victims is most difficult.
Up to this time 160 bodies have been
recovered. These were taken imme
diately to the morgue to prevent dis
turbances. Seventy injured persons
have been rescued, but it is feared the
remainder of those working in the vi
cinity at the time of the accident per
ished in the crushed masonry or by
asphyxiation. Guards are posted all
about the scene of the disaster.
The government has authorized the
opening of a relief fund, and at a meet
ing it was decided to appoint a civil
ian and military commission to estab
lish responsibility for the disaster.
Engineer Davis in the West.
A. P. Davis, assistant chief engineer
of the United States reclamation ser
vice, now. in the west investigating the
several Irrigation projects, will devote
considerable personal attention to the
various schemes for reclamation in
Washington, Oregon, Utah, Idaho, Ne
vada. Colorado and Montana. Under
instructions of Chief Engineer Newell
he will hold meetings with boards of
engineers in these states, and during
his stay win endeavor to meet and dis
cuss Wiportant questions with promi
nent citizens interested in the various
Mary Gallaway's Suicide.
New York.—Miss Mary Gallaway,
daughter of Robert M. Gallaway, presi
dent of the Merchants' National bank
and a director in many railway com
panies, killed herself In her room at
the Hotel Seville here. Despondency,
due to long continued illness, is be
•jlieved to have been the cause of the
1 Classes for the study of German and
• Yiddish have been organized by Lon
don's commissioner of police.
He Killed Them Both.
Portland, Ore., April 12. —A special
from Wallowa, Wash., states that ..T
H. Mcßane, an engine driver, who
lives in Grand Juuoion, Col. /yesterday
shut and killed two brothers named
Straut at West Grossman, a place 25
mileß west of Wallnwa. Mcßane was
found standing guard over the bodies
of the dead brothers by Thomas Brndy,
j a timber locator, Who advised Mcßaue
: to come to Wallowa and surrender him
self to the authorities. This Mcßaue
According to Mcßaue's statement,
; he returned recently come from Color
i ado to visit his ranch near West Cross
uiai). When lie got there he asserts
that he found that the Strauts had
"squatted" on it. Mcßjiue says that
he ordered the Strauts to vacate,, and
was attacked by one of the brothers
with an ax. Mcßane shot this man.
Straut's brother at this juncture com
menced shooting at Mcßane, and Mc-
Bane says tha the returned the bro
ther's fire, killing him also.
Officers have gone to West Grossman
after the bodies of the Straut brothers,
who are unknown here.
Good Book to Send East.
The 1905 issue of "Orgeon, Washing
ton, Idaho and Their Resources," is
sued by the ptnengez 1 departments of ■
; the Oregon Kailway & Navigation |
: company, and the lines of the Southern
Paicfio in Oregon, is now ready for dis
tribution, 50,000 copies having been
issued. The book contains 8S pages
illustrated by 21 full page first class
half tone cuts and a number of smaller
ones. The book contains condensed
information about towns and cities
almig the O. R. «te N. and the Southern
Pacific lines. The facts and statistic*
are based on conditions as they are,
and those features of the work make it
j of great value to people of the east who
are looking to the Pacific northwest
for homes and business locations.
Four cents in stamps sent to A. L
Craig, general Passenger Agent of the
Oregon Railway & Navigation com
pany, Porland, Oregon, with the ad
dress of an eastern friend, will insure
its being sent.
Famous Mine Case Decided.
Colorado Springs, Col. , April 12.—
Application lor a writ of centiorari in
the $«'»,000,0()0 suit of the Stratton In
dependence corporation of London
against the estate of W. B. Stratton
has been denied by the United States
supreme court, according to advices
The suit was based on the charge
that Stratton salted the Independence
and mine then sold it to the Stratton
corporation tor $11,000,000, or $«,000,
000 more than it was worth.
The circuit court of appeals recently
decided against the corporation at St.
Louis, and the application for centio
The Venture corporation has a $2,
--000,000 suit pending in the circuit
court and the grounds are identical.
The decision of the Indepenence is
regarded as clearing the way for build
ing the Myron Stratton home for the
Tacoma Girl Tries Suicide.
Tacotna, Wash., April 12.—1n the
presence of tier sweetheart, Maude T.
Bock, aged 17 years and engaged as a
clerk, attempted suicide Monday after
noon while standing on the street cor
; ner. She drank nearly a teaspoonful
of carbolic acid from a small bottle
which she had carried in her hand,
and then waving the bottle containing
the deadly acid in the man's lace, fell
swooning into his arms.
The young man hurried into a drug
store and toid the druggist of the at
tempted suicide and then disappeared,
leavin the girl to her fate. After the
' physician arrived she rallied and was
taken soon recovered so as to be able
to leave for her home.
In Control of Theater Trust.
New Yrok—The charge that half a
down men in this city and Philadel
phia control every first class theatre
in the. country, dictate to managers
Where their stars shall appear or
whether they shall appear at all, and
arbitrarily demand and nearly always
! receive a large percentage of the pro
fits from every play produced in those
theatres, have been made by witnesses
during the prorgess of the trail of the
suit of David Belascj, the playwright,
aaginst Xl iw & Krlanger, the theatri
Killed While Joining a Lodge.
I Little Rock, Ark.. April 12.—While
j Ebenezer Runyan was bein^ initiated
by the local lodge of Knights of Pyth
ias at Featel hall, he was shot and in
stantly killed. Charles Fuller, an
officer of the lodge, was officiating at
the initiation, and, it is said, used a
revolver which in some way had been
loaded, although it was supposed to
contain blank cartridges. The bullet
entered Runyan's brain. The lodge
broke up in consternation.
Violet Leaves Cure Cancer.
Ixindon.—Dr. William Gordon, phys
ician to the Devon and Exeter hospital,
has sent to the Lancet a remarkable
case of apparent recovery from cancer
of the tongue, the cure having been
effected by the simple remedy of "vio
CHINESE HELP JAPS
FIVE HUNDRED NATIVE HORSE
MEN FIRED ON RUSSIANS.
Russian Army Lingers in the Vicinity of
Gunshu Pass— A Fierce Gale Has
Dried Up the Mud— Fifth Rifle Regi
ment Escaped Through Jap Lines
and Has Arrived at Kirin.
Gnnshu Pass, April 13.—The thaw
has b< en followed by a fierce gale,
which has dried out the mire and is
now raising,a heavy dust. It is a prov
; idential change,as otherwise the troops
I tenting in the mud probably would
: soon be subject to sickness even in epi
It is steadily becoming more evident
that first calculations as to Russian
losses in the battle of Mukden were ex
A portion of the Fifth Rifle regiment
which was cut off at Mukden has just
, arrived at Kirin, having succeeded in
: penetrating the Japauetjs lines.
Chinese state with great positiveness
that General Kawamnra's army, sup
ported General Nogi's army, is moving
| in a northeasterly direction, aiming to
cut Russian communications with
According to some advices 30,000
Japanese landed at Dalny March 28,
and ti is reported that six additional
divisions are forming in Japan to oper
ate against Vladivostok and Sakhalin.
The Mauchuriau Chinese have adopt
;ed an attitude of positive hostility to
the Russians. A body of 500 natiive
horsemen fired on Russian troops at the
village of Ghendi, and Manchurian
militia is said to be taking the field on
the side of the Japanese on the Hun
river. The leader, Fulingo, has been
appointed commander of the militia at
Kaiyuan, but a force of the Chinese
regulars is stationed along the border
of Mongolia, with the object of pro
The Japanese now occupy the linejo
Sylzyatji, Changtufu and Katpangomn
and the impression prevails here that
I the direct advance from the south has
halted for the present at that line.
There were a number of skirmishes
last week between a number of Russian
and Japanese scouting parties, but no
actions of serious consequence.
The Japanese are building depots at
i Sinmintu and Fakoman and are said to
ibe surveying a road from Fakoman
southward and bridging the Liao river
:to Kuapinsan and Szinzyaun, where
their commissaria is also locaed. The
counry in which the present operations
are being conducted lies on both sides
of the railroad towards the Mandariian
road, and Is a wide plateau, running
north and south, and in many places
the ground is half swampy.
There are a few large villages or
hamlets which have replaced scattered
farmsteads. The villages consist of
large buildings, surrounded by high
walls and sometimes by ditches, mak
ing excellent points of defense. The
region is rich, and the troops found
'urge stores of forage and wood.
Murder Mystery Clears.
The mystery of the murder of Biag
gio yilordo, the young Sicilian who
was killed with a cleaver on Wednes
-1 day evening at San Francisco, and
whose head, arms and legs were hack
ed from the bleeding trunk, has been
The crime was committed at 736%
A, Green street, in the house of Pietro
Torchlrlto, also known as Peter Tor-
I chi, who is believed by the detectives
I to be the murderer and who is hiding.
Scots Are up in Arms.
Edinburgh. —Scotsmen declare that
a deliberate insult has been offered to
their nation by the new table of pre
cedents which appeared recently in
the London Gazette. The table orders
j that even in his own country a peer
of Scotland shan walk behind a peer
of England whose rank is equal to his
own. Since the publication of the
table in the Scottish papers they have
been inundated with letters from ex
Will Publish No More Music.
Owing to the inability to suppress
■. wholesale music piracy, chiefly of
sitions or entering into contract
with composers, artists, or singers un
popular songs, a number of London
I publishing firms have agreed to cease
publishing or advertising new compo
i til further notice. The object of the
movement is to induce the government
to institute legislation reforming the
present ineffective copyright laws.
Prisoner's Desperate Break.
Paterson, N. J., April 11.—Arthur
I Last or, who is under sentence to be
hanged on Friday next, made a des
perate attempt to escape from jail
here. He shot the two deputies on
; the death watch, but failed to get
away and finally was clubbed into un
consciousness by policemen whom the
deputy sheriffs called to their aid.
Neither of the injured deputies will