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AROUND THE WORLD
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
Rumors of a persistent character
are coming continually from the vicin
ity of West Divide creek that presi
dent Roosevelt is ill in his camp. The
reports are denied by Secretary Loeb.
Among the many things the Japan
ese have done during the war which
they are now waging and which have
attracted the attention of the world
their use of the telephone is one.
There are over 30,000 unoccupied
houses in London, and the number is
increasing a-imost daily. In all parts
landlords and nouse agents are search
ing vainly for tenants whom the bur
den of rates deters from becoming
Alaska's first salmon fish hatchery
will be located in Yes bay, on the
Cleveland peninsula, about 35 miles
above Loring. It will be one of the
largest fish culture stations in the
country and will cost $50,000 to build.
rlae money for the station was appro
priated at the last session of congress.
Buffalo Bill has jumped back at. one
bound into his old place as a lion of
the "Tout Paris," on his second visit
A bank at Kendrick, Okla., was re
cently looted by four robbers and in
an endeavor to protect the deposits
Justice Davis was shot. The robbers
escaped on foot with $400 in silver
and other deposits.
Joseph L, Bristow, the special com
missioner for the investigation of trade
conditions in relation to the Panama
canal, is in Topeka, Kan., on his way
to Washington. After making his re
port to Secretary Taft, he expects to
resign his place. Mr. Bristow will re
turn to Kansas to look after his news
The highest price paid for wool in
Wyoming for 20 years was 23 cents a
pound, paid Saturday for 75,000 pounds
and 22Vi cents for i>oo,ooo pounds. The
wool was bought by Boston and Phila
delphia parties. Utah wool brought
AIRSHIP THAT FLIES.
Sails Through the Upper Air, Guided
San Jose, Cal., Apru 29. —Watched
by thousands of spectators Saturday,
Professor John B. Montgomery's aero
plane, "The Santa Clara," sailed into
and through the upper air, guided at
will by the aeronaut, 1). Mollney, final
ly landing within a block of the spot
from which it ascended. The airship
was launched from the vineyard in
the grounds of Santa Clara college,
and was lifted by means of a balloon.
The ascent occupied five minutes. On
reaching a height of 4000 feet the
aeroplane was loosed from the baloon,
and it at once began its practice move
ments. It was up nearly one half
hour before the earth's gravity at
tracted it downward, and during that
time it traveled one mile, returned
and went through various evolutions,
obeying instantly every turn of the
IN HONGKOHE BAY.
Slav Fleet Is 50 Miles North of Kam-
Hongkong. May I.—The steamer
Stettin, which has arrived here, sight
ed from 30 to 40 vessels of the Russian
second Pacific squadron in Hongkohe
bay, Annam (about 50 miles north of
Kamranh bay), Sunday afternoon. Two
cruisers, which had thoir decks stack
ed with coal, signalled the Stettin to
stop and questioned her. The fleet was
preparing for sea.
It is reported that a squadron of
Japanese cruisers have been sighted
cruising in the China sea north of
It is reported that the Russian sec
ond Pacific squadron, together with
the Russian third Pacific squadron, is
near the island of Hainan.
It is stated at Tokio that the whole
of the second and third Russian Pa
cific squadrons will join forces on the
morning of May 5.
Los Angeles, Cal., May 4.—Charles
Hatfield, a "rainmaker." who has
been working since Deoember 15 last
to produce 18 inches of rain for south
ern California by May 1, on a pledge
of a number of Los Angeles merchants
to pay him f 1000 if be succeeded, has
completed his demonstration,and today
was paid a large proportion of the sum
promised. The fall of rain in Los An
geles during the season ended May 1
has been 18.96 inches, which fnr ex
ceeds the fall of last season, and is
above the normal annual precipitation
for this section.
American shoes worn by thousands
of Europeans In their native lands.
The town of Hillyard, near Spokane,
During April 101 marriage licenses
were issued in Spokane county
Another bank will be established in
Spokane within the next two weeks
The council of Everett has unani
mously voted to stop all gambling in
Joseph Talkington. one of the early
settlers of Lord's valley, near Harring
ton, died suddenly at his home of
Snohomish county in Washington
has given $5000 for the Lewis and
Tacoma is already making arrange
ments for a rose carnival to be held
June 22, 23 and 24.
The Whitman County Horticultural
association was organized recently,
with about 20 charter members.
Walla Walla high school debating
team was awarded the decision in the
recent contest, over the team from
The Wilbur school board has retain
ed Principal C. H. Armstrong, Miss
Sadie Games and Miss Nellie A. Wiley
for the next term.
David Benjamin, aged 80, was burn
ed to death in his residence at Ever
son. The old man was alone in the
house at the time. The cause of the
fire is unknown.
Walter Btrlckler will represent Col
fax in the Inland Empire high school
oratorical contest to be held in Pull
man Friday evening, May 12.
George Simmons, a batchelor. living
five miles north of Chewelah on a
homestead near Blue creek, was found
dead in his house recently. Mystery
surrounds his death.
A blast of 16 kegs of powder set off
in the cliff near Eighth avenue and
Altamont street wrecked a number of
houses m that district and injured 13
people, at Spokane recently.
A sad accident occurred at the
Northport smelter sample room crush
er recently, when Rolland ('. Morrison,
while removing a rock from the roll
ers, had his right hand crushed to the
The jury in the $50,000 damage suit
of Dr. Edwin J. Brown, the Seattle
dentist, against the members of the
state board of dental examiners for
tb" year 1903, took but five minutes in
returning a verdict for the defendants.
Notice has been served upon the
proprietors of non association plumb
ing shops in Spokane by the plumbers'
union that they must become members
of the Master Plumbers' association
or suffer a general strike on the part
of all the union plumbers now in their
John McLeod, who has lived in
Washington longer than any other
white man, died recently at his home
eight miles southeast of Steilacoom.
He came to Washington as an employe
of the Hudson Bay company in 1838,
and would have been 90 years old
Ex-Congressman Samuel C, Hyde
has been appointed by the state board
of control commandant of the state
soldiers' home at Orting. The ap
pointment becomes effective as soon
as Mr. Hyde can qualify. He suc
ceeds Judge S. A. Calvert, who has
been acting temporarily as command
T. J. Smith a Defaulter.
The amount of money embezzled by
Edward J. Smith, the defaulting city
tax collector of San Francisco, during
the last few days prior to his depart
ure for parts unknown is steadily ap
proaching the $100,000 mark.
In addition to being an embezzler, it
is now discovered that he is also a
forger. He has raised sums ranging
from $50 upwards on forged demands
on the city treasurer, purporting to
come fom clerks and other employes
for services rendered.
There is now a second woman in
the case. Her name is Leona Brooks.
She was once a waitress in a Spokane
restaurant and it is she with whom the
former tax conector is said to have
stolen away with the city's funds.
Resist Landing of Japs.
Seattle, Wash.—The steamer Olym
pia is anchored in the Sound here with
610 Japanese laborers aboard who are
to be landed and distributed along the
sections of the Great Northern rail
road. The orientals were brought
from plantations in the Hawaiian isl
ands by the Oriental Trading com
pany. The Western Central Labor
union believes that the importation
of the Japanese is in violation of the
alien contract labor law and an at
tempt is being made to secure a re
straining order and prevent their be
Wallace, Idaho, May 3. — Blind in
both eyes, his windpipe torn open and
his face filled with particles of rock,
James H. Hawarth, a miner at Gran
ite, climed unassisted down a ladder
from the uprise to the main tunnel,
crawled on some planks over a winze
and then felt his way uot of the tunnel,
a distance of 1000 feet, and informed
the miners on the off shift of the unex
pected!explosion that had oaused his in
American threshers sold in Europe,
Asia. Africa and South America.
COAL MINE DISASTER
THIRTEEN MINERS KILLED BY AN
Four Miles West of Wilburton, Okla.
—Little Prospect of Bodies Being
Recovered for Several Days—Shaft
360 Feet Deep and Men Were 300
Feet From Shaft.
WILUI'RTON, Okla, May I.—Thir
teen miners were entombed and prob
ably killed by an explosion in the Mis
souri, Kansas & Texas Coal company's
mine No. 19, four miles west of here.
There is little prospect of their bodies
being recovered for several days. They
are 13. P, Steiner, foreman; Mike
Wyim, Ralph Fisher, Ben Smith, Will
iam Atkinson, C. Golden, Joe Morino,
all white, and Gus Phillips, Knox
Lynch, J. D. Bynl, Mike Duvall, H. P.
Catei and William Edwards, colored.
The shift left a shot hanging which
the new shift may have fired. It is
suggested from the force of the ex
plosion, which could be , heard for
miles around and which tore heavy
limbers aside and piled tons of dirt
into the shan, that a mad shot had
set off some dynamite which had been
stored conveniently for work in push
ing the entries. The shaft is 3t>o feet
deep, and it was 300 feet to the place
where the men were working. The
men were supplied with air fanned
from the shaft and by means of com
pressed air tubes. It is the general
opinion that the air pipe was burst
by the explosion, but air has been
steadily pumped all day with the re
mote hope that some of the entombed
men may have escaped the force of
tne explosion and the after damp.
The rescuers began work within a
few minutes alter the explosion. The
condition of the timbers indicate that
it will be necessary to recase the
mine, in which event the bodies may
not be reached before Wednesday or
It is the opinion of experienced min
ers that all of the men are dead.
THE PAST WEEK OF THE WAR.
No Sea Fight as Yet—Linevitch Is All
There were few important develop
ments in the far east last week, either
on land or sea. The movements of
both Russian squadrons were shroud
ed in mystery. It is not yet known
whether Admiral Rojestvensky will
sail north through the straits of For
mosa and risk encounter with any Jap
anese vessels that may attempt to in
tercept him or whether he will make
tor the open sea and seek to reach
\ ladivostock by an outside course. The
manifest reluctance of the Japanese to
engage the enemy now that it has en
tered Asiatic 1 waters leaves everybody
in doubt as to what Togo's plans may
be, and it is a matter of guesswork
as to whether the great battle is to be
in the near future or at some indefinite
day that is far away.
On land there are some signs of ac
tivity, but seemingly nothing approach
ing preparation for an advance. The
vanguards of both armies are in touch
north of Tie pass and the disorgani
zation incident to the battle of Muk
den and the subsequent pursuit has
been corrected. General Linevitch de
clares that he is ready to assume the
offensive and seems to be slowly feel
ing his way toward the south, but he
meets pressure at every point from the
Japanese and it is evident that he will
make no substantial forward move
ment without encountering active re
So far as is known, the Japanese are
making no turning movement with a
view to driving in either of the Rus
sian flanks, hut there are reiterated
reports that the Japanese are advanc
ing along the eastern road from Korea,
the evident intention being to get in
the rear of Vladivostock. But the
news of these land operations is notice
ably indefinite and the world is about
as ignorant of them as it is of the
maneuvers of the belligerent fleets on
Japanese Heroes Will Be Honored.
With elaborate ceremonies, begin
ning Wednesday and ending Friday,
the names of 30,866 soldiers and sail
ors of Japan killed prior to the battle
of Mukden were enshrined in the Sko
konsha temple at Tokio. Many kins
men and kinswomen of the victims of
the war assembled in Tokio to partici
pate in the ceremony and were shown
special consideration. These were the
special guests of the government. The
flag of the Russian cruiser Variag,
which was sunk in the first naval bat
tle of the war, and a standard captured
at Mukden are on exhibition in the
temple. The emperor and empress of
Japan attended the ceremony on
Thursday and the crown princess was
present on Friday.
The ceremony is based on the na
tional belief of the immortality of the
soul and the homage due to ancestors.
LATE SPORTING NEWS.
Spokane Leads League—Good Fight Is
The Stanford 'varsity baseball nine
defeated tlie Japanese ball players
from Waseda university. Tokio, on the
Stanford campus Saturday by a score
of 9 to 1. The game was the first
ever played on American soil by a
Schedule of Games at Spokane.
Boise plays at Spokane May 10, 11,
12, 13, 14; July 12, 13. 14, 15, 10; Au
gust 9. 10, 11. 12, 13.
Ogden plays at Spokane May 3, 4.
5. b, 7; June 7, 8, i», 10, 11; July 4, 5,
6, 8, 9.; August 8«, 24, 25, 20, 27.
Salt Lake plays at Spokane, April
88, 27, 28, 29, .>0; May 30, 31; June
2, 3, 4; August 18, 17, is, lit. 20, 31;
September 1, 2, 3, 4.
Mellody-Duffy Fight May 12.
Champion •'Honey" Biliy Mellody
and Martin Duffy, probably the two
most prominent welterweight lighten
in the country, have been signed by
Matchmaker Eddie Quinn to box 20
rounds at the athletic club. Spokane,
May 12. Each have an undefeated
record in their weight.
It will not be the first time they
have come together. They fought a
five round draw last fall in Chicago,
and the contest was described as one
of the fastest the Windy City people
had ever seen. There were nine
knockdowns in the fight, Melody get
ting the better of his opponent by one.
Mellody neither dlinks liquor nor
uses tobacco. His physical health is
perfect and his constitution as rugged
as a cow puncher's.
Non residents can have seats reserv
ed by writing Manager Eddie Quinn,
care the club.
The Butt.' Athletic club has matched
Battling Nelson and Aurelio Herrera
to fight in Butte Miners' day, June 13.
Martin Duffy, with his trainer, Harry
Qilmore, arc In Spokane. The present
outlook is that he will train at the
Spakone Amateur Athletic club, and
Honey Mellody at Coeur d'Alene city.
STANDING OF THE TEAMS
In the Different Leagues up to Last
Salt Lake .200
San Francisco 552
Los Angeles 4G2
New York .700
St. Louis .300
New York .600
Chicago S. 545
St. Louis .400
The first tournament and organiza
tion of the Western Bowling congress
at Spokane last week was a tremen
doui success. There were delegates
present from tive western cities —Salt
Lake, Seattle, Portland, Tacoma and
The Western congress did not really
secede from (he American. The or
ganization of a western congress was
the outgrowth of dissatisfaction over
the rumors which were put through
by eastern bowlers and the great ex
pense attach.cc! to attending the tour
naments so far east.
The scores made by the bowlers
were unexpectedly high. There were
only 40 entries in all the events, yet
one Milwaukee record where there
were far above a thousand entries re
corded was smashed. Bernie Ryan
and H. Dittmer rolled up the splendid
score of 1231 in the two men tourna
ment, Dittmer's scores of 225, 225 and
204 being especially creditable. The
Milwaukee high record in the two men
events was 1213. In the five men team
event, Andrew PawsaleK and H. C.
Tietje of Taeoma, and S. B. Kelly. H.
Dittmer and George Browne of Spo
kane, came within 65 pins of the prize
winner's score at Milwaukee. C. M.
Anderson of St. Paul captured the in
dividual high score at the national
meet with 655, which is just one pin
more than Dittmer's record in the two
Chicago Labor Leaders Indicted.
Twelve of the labor leaders promi
nently identified with the teamsters'
strike now in progress in Chicago
were indicted by the grand Jury. Each
indictment contains six counts, and
charges the men with conspiracy.
TORNADO IN TEXAS
SIXTEEN PEOPLE WERE KILLED
AT LAREDO, TEXAS.
Storm Tore Through City During the
Night—Scores of People Injured and
the Property Loss Will Be Enormous
—Railroad Coaches Blown Over
Bridges Are Also Wrecked.
Sixteen people were killed and many
injured in Laredo, Texas, by a torna
do which tore through the city late at
night. Humors of others killed in
places outsioe Lareao are heard, but
as yet lack confirmation. The prop
erty damage is large.
Not one of the group of magnifi
cent buildings which go to make up
Laredo seminary escaped injury. The
escape from death of the teachers
quartered in the Institution is consid
ered miraculous, as the walls of somo
of the buildings which they occupied
Were demolished. Mrs. Kastley. one.
of the teat hers, was heroically rescued
by several cadet students of the in
stitution, they lowering her by a rope
from a second story. She was badly
Fifty railroad coaches belonging to
the International & Great Northern
and Mexican National railroads were
blown over. It is estimated that over
150 houses were blown down by the
Streets Filled With Debris.
The streets are practically impas
sable, being covered with debris of all
kinds. The spans of the International
footbridge across me Rio Qrande river
were blown down on the Mexican side
of the river and communication, ex
cepi by means of skiffs, is cut off. New
Laredo suffered severely. One of the
buildings destroyed i s the new Con
cordia hall, which was used as an
The roofs of the Hamilton and Ross
hotels of the city were removed by
the wind. The tower of the city hall,
partially built, was damaged and will
have to be rebuilt.
The roof of the Mexican National
hospital building wan lifted, and it will
require much time to repair the build
ing for patients.
A trip through the town fails to
show a locality that haR not suffered
more or less from the t#orm. Trees,
fences, telegraph and telephone poles,
corrugated roofs, chimneys and walls
and debris of all kinds strew the
New Laredo Also Suffers.
Conditions in New I^aredo, across
the Rio Orande river, are similar. It
is not officially known how many dead
or injured there are at that city, but
it is stated there are five. The five
known dead, added to the list of dead
on this side of the river, would bring
the number of dead in both cities up to
The storm made its appearance from
the southwest in the neighborhood of
Lampates, Mexico, 12 miles from Lar
edo, and it is reported that great havoc
was wrought in that locality, although
it is not thought, that any loss of life
Huts Leveled by the Score.
When the storm struck the city the
huts occupied by the poorer classes
were the first to be leveled to the
ground, but as the wind increased in
force the more substantially construct
ed buildings were unroofed and in
many cases were demolished.
The lightning flashed vividly and
continuously, adding to the fears of
the people. The storm lasted about an
The Mexican National railroad has
temporarily abandoned its trains on
account of lack of telegreph wires
over which to urrargs meeting :■"-nts.
The antiduelling league is endeavor
ing to strike at the causes of c!uels,
and urges the (Jerman government to
support a bill providing for the punish
ment of unfaithful husbands and wives
with imprisonment of from six to 24
months; punishing person! who un
truthfully assert that a woman has
been unfaithful to her husband; pun
ishing with imprisonment, instead of
by a fine alono, a man who insults an
other or who libels him, and treating
killing in a duel as murder, and all
who participate* in a duel as criminals
under the ordinary code.
Great Falls, Mont., May 2. —The
dead body of Ivan Bennett, the one
year old ohild of a family residing
near Taber, was fonnd jammed in an
eight inch bore well on the ranch to
day. The boy was suffocated. How
he came to be in the well h a mystery.
Hi-t clothes bad to be cut and torn off
before the body ooold be extricated.
High Insurance in Mexico.
Mexico City, May I.—Fire insurance
companies doing business in this coun
try, principally German and British
companies, have agreed to advance
rates from 30 to 40 per cent.