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NEWS OF THE WORLD
SHORT TELEGRAPH ITEMS FROM
ALL POINTS OF THE GLOBE.
A Review of Happening* In Both
Eastern and Western Hemispheres
During the Past Week—National,
Historical, Political and Personal
Herr Mueller, the Austro-Hungarian
civil agent who has been supervising
the reforms in Macedonia, died in
There are (*>o warehouses In Whit
man county, Washington, and Latah
county, Idaho, and <'very one of them
will handle on an average 15,000 bush
els more this year than last.
Seattle is raising $l, r>oo as a contri
bution toward Nome's exhibit at the
Lewis and Clark exposition.
Bielstok, Russia. —A bomb was
thrown in the town killing several per
sons am! severely wounding a Dumber
of Other*, including the chief of po
lice and his son.
Edward Nash, president of the Am
erican Smelting & Refining company,
died at his home in Omaha from the
effect! of a stroke of paralysis sus
tained Monday night, May 22.
Saturday was widely observed by
the working classes and liberals of
St. Petersburg and many other parti
as a memorial day for those killed in
the disturbances of January 22.
Roswell, N". M.— The condition of
Jerry Simpson, former congressman
from Kansas, is declared to be crit
ical by the physicians in charge of
his case. He has suffered a rupture
of one of the main arteries near the
Jean Jacques Uenner, the dis
tinguished painter, who had been seri
ously ill for some time, is dead in
J. O. Aselin, a telegraph operator
for the Northern Pacific railway, sta
tioned until a week ago at Hatton,
Wash., was run over and killed by
a switch engine at Spokane last Sun
Fred \V. Nutting, a switchman, was
fatally injured by a pistol shot in his
room in Salt Lake City, and died while
being taken to the hospital. Mrs. Dan
iel J. Quinn, wife of a yard foreman,
who was in tlie room with Nutting
when the shot was fired, was arrested.
Fifteen persons were injured, 11 of
them seriously and three of them
probably fatally, in a collision be
tween two electric cars on the line of
the Portsmouth, N. H.. Electric com
pany. The cars crashed together on
a steep grade and while rounding a
The announcement is made that the
Canadian Pacific railway management
is planning to make the Imperial Lim
ited the fastest long distance train in
the world. At present it runs from
Montreal across the continent to Van
couver m 96 hours.
Representatives of the Japanese
government have just bought $110,000
worth of horses at a stock farm at
East Aurora. N. Y. There are 34
horses In the deal, and all will be ship
ped to Japan for breeding. Seventeen
of them are thoroughbreds and some
are .-take winners. The average price
is about $15000 for each horse.
Huron Honiara, the Japanese en
voy to the Russo-Japanese peace
conference, was greeted at the sta
tions along the railroad by large num
bers of Japanese.
Three commissioners are inquiring
Into the attempt on the life of the sul
tan recently, but they have not yet
been able to find the slightest clew
either to the author or the origin of
the outrage. The majority of the vic
tims were coachmen, aud 27 hack
coaches were blown to pieces and 50
of the horses were killed.
On account of the existence of yel
low fever at New Orleans, quarantine
has been declared against that port.
At a meeting recently of the Cali
fornia Raisin Growers' company, a
joint stock concern, which has suc
ceeded the old cooperative association,
the proposition submitted by the di
rectors of forming a joint stock com
pany with the big packers was in
dorsed by a vote of 5047 to 3191, each
vote representing one acre.
Baron Jutaro Komura, Japanese
plenipotentiary to the peace confer
ence soon to convene in Washington,
D. C, found time, before leaving Se
attle for the east, to make careful in
quiry touching the education of the
Japanese children resident in Seattle,
and before his departure, to announce
that he would contribute the sum of
$500 to be expended on the education
of the children in the language and
literature of Japan.
The five men who escaped from the
guard house at Fort Wright at Spo
kane Saturday night were military
convicts, and not soldiers of the fort
All of them were men sent in to the
fort to Berve sentences for desertion
from other army posts. The names of
the men are Frank Burton, Joseph
Carroll. James Collingwood, Herman
W. Lamp and Harry Linden. There is
a roward Of $50 for the capture of
.nib of ihi-m.
TWO SMALL SKIRMISHES MADE
Russians Attack the Japs, but Are
Repulsed in Disorder.
Fusan, July 27. —A flffht reported on
Friday was the first worthy of mention
which htis occurred east of the railway.
Two Russian reoonuoitering forces ap
proached the Japanese line, one about
20 miles, the other 70 miles east of the
railway. The first contingent consisted
Of two squadrons of cavalry, the second
of two battalions of infantry. Both
retired after brief encounters. The
Japanese sustained no losses, but those
of the Russians are supposed to have
been nearly 100.
In the first enconter the Russian cay
airy, with its front sides a thousand
meters lmur, advanced upon the Jap
anese line until it came under fire,
when it retired in confusion and the
infantry advanced. The Japanese fired
40 rounds with a captured Russian
battery, when the Russians retired, the
Japanese infantry following them for
The Russians and the Japanese lines
are seven miles apart. 'J. lie Russians
maintain a screen of cavalry outposts
some miles in front of their trenches
to guard against attacks. Reoonnoit
ering forces from botli sides traverse
the neutral zone frequently feeling the
strengtli of the other at the front and
making a small weekly list of the kill
ed, wounded and captured.
Portland, Ore., July 2(i. — United
States Senator Mitchell, convicted of
prostituting his office of United States
senator to further the law practice of
Mi chell & Tanner of this city, was
sentenced to a flue of #1000 and six
mouths' penal servitude.
Pending review of the case by the
supreme court of the United States,
execution of the sentence will be de
ferred. In the meantime Mitchell will
be placed under bail to the amount of
Day of Fires*
Fire in the Lewis Lumber company
camp ou Mica bay.Coeur rl'Alene lake,
Tuesday afternoon, dcs ra.ed part of
the plant and burned to d ath George
Kuhn, cook in camp No. 2. It severely
burned a number of others, all of
whom probably will recover. So fierce
was the blaze and so strong thQ wind
that the camp employes were compelled
to throw themmselves into Mica creek,
cover their heads with wet coats and
handkerchiefs and remain iuthestreim
with their bodies partly submerged, un
til the force of the flames had spent it
self. George Kuhn, the cook who was
burned to death has a wife and family
living at Medford, Wis., and a brother
living at liurke, Idaho.
Two thirds of Council, Wash., was
swept by fire Tuesday. The fire had
its origin in Dr. (-ilalagher's office in
the Counell Progress building by the
explosion of a bottle of acid. A box of
matches Ignited the wall paper aud
then the r>>of. The blaze was discover
ed too late, although a strenuous fight
was made by the citizens. The losses
aggregate about $7f),000, with coonsid
Fire broke out early Tuesday morn
ing in J. H. Hodsou's general store in
the west end of Grand Forks, B. C,
completely destroying this building, as
well as Hay & McCallum's real estate
office and Thatcher's building. The
total damage done to buildings and
general merchandise stock will aggre
gate $9000, which is partly covered by
LATE NEWS ITEMS.
Howard James, for a number of
years connected with the Great North
ern railroad in the capacity of purchas
ing agent, with headquarteis at St.
Paul, and as president of the Northern
Steamship company, will succeed J.D.
Farrell, whose lesignation as assistant
to hte president of the (Treat Northern
Railroad company and president of the
Northern Steamship company has just
Pittsburg, July 25. —Two dead, two
fatally burned aud three others serious
ly hurt, is the result of an explosion of
a gasoline stove at the home of Levi
Titus, a Kosher buthcer, No. 275 Wood
alley, Braddock, Pa.
Connell, Wash., July 26.—Chickesaw
Love, 14 years of age, and the baby
and pet of a well to do family living
about tour miles south of this place,
died from strychnine poison, self ad
ministered. No cause is known lot
committing the act.
Baseball at Spokane.
Bellingham, August 2, 3, 4, 5, 6; Sep
tember 13, 14, 15, 16, 17.
Everett, August 9, 10, 11, 12, 13;
August 31; September 1, 2, 3, 4.
Vancouver, July 26, 27, 28, 29, 30;
September 6, 7, 8, 9, 10.
VICTIMS OF WARSHIP BFNNHG
TON EXPLOSION AT REST.
Forty-Seven of Them Laid in a Com
mon Grave In Military Burying
Grounds at San Diego, Cal.—Army
and Navy Tributes—City in Deep
Mourning—No Band of Music.
San Diego, July 24.—They buried
Bennington's dead today—47 of them
—in a common grave. On the crest of
the promontory of Loma, high above
th« shimmering waters of San Diego
bay on the one side, and within sound
of the booming surf of the Pacific on
the other, they were laid to rest in the
peaceful little military burying
ground. Without the crash of drum
or the sound of brass, without pomp
or parade, yet with simple impresslve
iii'ss all honor was paid the nation's
They have honored dead to keep
them company, these brave boys of
the Bennlngton. All about them lie
those who died in the nation's service
in more trying times. Gravestones,
yellow with age, bear the names of
the men who died at Monterey, in the
Mexican war; others who gave up
their life in the conquest of California,
and who followed Commodore Stock
ton at Old San Pasqual. These are
their neighbors in death. Surely they
should rest well.
Army and navy paid their last trib
utes no less sincere than the simple
grief of the representatives of peace,
who made the long journey around or
across the great bay. From Fort Rose
crans came the One Hundred and Fif
teenth coast heavy artillery; from the
city of San Diego the naval reserves;
from the Universal brotherhoods home
on Point Loma, a company of khaki
clad representatives, and from the
government ship Fortune a dozen of
her sailors. But the most impressive
body of mourners were the 52 men
from the battered Bennington. Besides
these, there were hundreds of civil
ians, who, unthoughtful of the fatigu
ing journey from the city, brought
their offerings of flowers to lay upon
Promptly at noon the long line of
vehicles began the long journey
around the bay to the burial place.
Owing to the steep hills and rough
roads, it was found impracticable to
use hearses or even dead wagons, and
the bodies were stacked in heavy ex
press wagons and other ordinary ve
There were no bands of music to
stir the people with doleful melody—
everything was quiet and businesslike.
The task was too big to be hampered
by any usages of ordinary funerals.
Forty-seven men were to be buried
and to bury them it was necessary to
haul them 10 miles up steep hills and
along dusty roads. And so there were
only flowers and flags. But there was
a striking display of these. Every
casket bore a beautiful executed
weath of aspargus ferns and white
carnal ions, thoughtfully sent by the
San Diego commercial bodies. The
flags came from the nation in whose
service they had died. Every one of
the plain black stained caskets was
draped with the national emblem, and
lhe plain commercial utility of the
dead wagons was disguised under the
folds of the national colors.
The deep trench in which the bodies
were placed in two rows, feet to feet,
is 60 feet long and 14 feet wide. It
was finished but a few minutes before
the arrival of the first load of bodies.
Without a moment's delay the work
of lifting the coffins from the wagons
and lowering them in the trench was
carried on. Shipmates from the Ben
nington performing this sad duty.
Squads of six came forward from their
ranks in rapid succession, lifting the
caskets gently, entered the trench at
the head and deposited the bodies as
directed by Lieutenant Tobin, who
checked them and saw that the board
placed at the head of each was prop
erly marked and numbered. In just
one hour and 15 minutes the last body
had been deposited in the trench. The
work of caring for the unfortunate
men. which began last Thursday morn
ing, was completed.
It only remained for the representa
tives of the church to pronounce final
blessings for the dead. Rev. J. A. M.
Richie, rector of St. Paul's, read the
Episcopal burial service, the 21st
l'salin and repeated the Lord's prayer.
ile closed his impressive duty by cast
ing a handful of earth on the coffins.
Venerable Father D. Aubrach of the
Catholic church, attended by two in
cense bearers, then stepped forward.
In a rich and resonant voice he read
the service of the dead and blessed
them with water and incense.
Commander Young of the Benning
ton stepped out from the group of
officers at the head of the trench and.
raising his hand, commanded atten
tion. In a deep gruff voice—the voice
of a typical sailor —he said:
"Captain Scott, commander of Fort
Ros-crans. and his successors: I com
mit to your tender care the bodies of
our unfortunate shipmates and patriot
dead. May their graves never be for
gotten by the hand of affection. May
there rise above this, their last resting
place, marble slabs to mark the place
as sacred to the nation's care, and may
the morning sun ever kiss the green
sod above their dust, emblematic of
our love and affection."
GEN. BLACKMAR'S FUNERAL.
Remains of Late G. A. R. Leader
Buried at Boston.
Veterans of the civil war. Sons of
Veterans, members of the Woman's
Relief corps and other patriotic so
cieties Sunday paid honor to the late
Wilmou W. Blackmar, commander in
chief of the G. A. R.
During the morning the body lay in
state in Memorial hall at the state
house, surrounded by the battle flags
borne by the troops of the common
wealth during the civil war.
The casket was draped with the na
tional colors and guarded by Grand
Army comrades. Ten thousand per-
BOna passed through the hall and
gazed on the face of the dead com
Early in the afternoon 20 Massa
chusetts posts of the G. A. R., fol
lowed by the funeral party and a
troop of state pavalry, escorted the
body to the Second Unitarian church,
of which Mr. Ulackmar was a mem
Among the honorary pallbearers
were Lieut. Governor Curtis Guild,
Jr., former Secretary of the Navy
John D. Long, former Governor John
L. Bates, former Governor John Q. A.
Brackett and Mayor Patrick A. Col
At the conclusion of the services at
the church the body was escorted by
the cavalry troop to Tuxedo Grove
cemetery, where interment took place
in the Blackmar lot, overlooking the
SHE BURNS HERSELF ALIVE.
Horribly Dramatic Suicide of a Michi
South Haven, Mich. —Disappointed
because she could not marry an Eng
lish nobleman or, emulating the hero
ine of Rider Haggard's novel, "She,"
who leaped into fire to renew her
youth and beauty—these are the two
theories advanced by friends for the
self destruction of Miss Lucy Monroe,
daughter of the president of three
Aiichigan banks and formerly promi
nent in Chicago society circles.
Miss Monroe chos.e a horribly dra
matic way to end a life of which she
had grown tired. Slipping out of the
fine country home of her father, she
went to an orchard where she had
previously concealed a can of gaso
line. She saturated her clothing with
the fluid, set it on fire, and with Spar
tan courage waited for the flames to
envelop her. Members of the family
at the house saw the* blaze flaring up
among the trees, but it was not until
the handsome daughter had been gone
for over an hour that they went to in
vestigate and found the charred body.
D. S. LAMONT IS DEAD.
Former Secretary of War Expires Af
ter a Brief Illness.
Poughkeepsie, N. V., July 24. —
Daniel Scott I^amont, secretary of war
during the second administration of
President Cleveland, died suddenly at
his home at Millbrook, Dutchess coun
ty, Sunday. Heart failure was the
cause of death. Mr. and Mrs. Lamont
were out driving during the afternoon
and Mr. Lamont appeared to be enjoy
ing the best of health. After dinner
he complained of feeling ill, and Dr.
Stewart of New York, who is a guest
at the house, was immediately sent to
his aid. The physician diagnosed the
case as an attack of heart failure, and
in spite of heroic treatment Mr. La
mont passed away within half an
hour. At his death bed were Mrs. La
mont and two daughters, Frances and
GRAND JURY WILL PROBE IT.
Cotton Scandal to Be Investigated at
Washington, D. C.
Washington, July 24.—The grand
jury for the District of Columbia met
Monday to take up the allegations
that there has been jugglery in the
cotton crop and statistical reports of
the department of agriculture, with a
view to possible indictment or indict
This action is the immediate result
of the recent disclosure in the depart
ment which culminated in the dismis
sal of Edward S. Holmes, the asso
Were Near to Vladivostok.
Japanese torpedo boats during the
thick mist and rain Sunday approach
ed several bays near Vladivostok and
sent a landing party ashore in the gulf
of Gashkevitch, near Tossiet bay.
Policemen in Washington have re
ceived an order to see that their hel
aets are on straight.
THE CZAKAND KAISER
THEY HOLD TWO CONFERNCES ON
In Gulf of Finland— Has Caused a
Great Sensation in St. Petersburg—
Unpleasant Results Expected From
France—They Have Furnished Their
St. Petersburg, July 25. —The meet-
Ing between the czar and kaiser,
which took place on the imperial yacht
Hohenzollern in tne gulf of Finland,
has caused even more of a sensation
here than did the news that Russia
had consented to consider President
Roosevelt's peace offers. Incidentally
there are grave feelings that this ac
tion on the part of the czar will be
followed by unpleasant results in
France, which is not likely to approve
of the head of the Russian nation
conferring with her ancient enemy.
Inasmuch as French bankers have fur
nished the sinews of war in the past,
this phase of the situation is con
sidered, to say the least, very unfor
tunate by leading Russian politicians.
There is an absolute dearth of offi
cial information regading the meet
ing between the two rulers. Other
than to admit that they reached the
appointed rendezvous on Sunday on
board their respective yachts, the czar
on the Pole Star and the kaiser on the
Hohenzollern, and that the meeting
was arranged on the initiative of the
emperor of Germany, official circles
maintain an attitude of extreme re
ticence on the subject.
The czar was accompanied by Grand
Duke Michael Alexandrovitch, and as
soon as the vessel reached the place
of meeting he was escorted on board
of the imperial German yacht. The
kaiser entertained his guests at din
ner, and a secret conference was held,
which is reported to have lasted for
Another conference, it is reported,
was held on board the Pole Star on
Monday morning, after which the czar
returned to St. Petersburg. What the
subject under consideration was is, of
course, unknown, nor is it likely that
it will be revealed. However, there
is no doubt but that it will have an
important bearing upon the result of
peace negotiations to be begun at
Portsmouth, in the United States, next
month. The kaiser has sounded other
European monarchs, and he is in a po
sition to inform the czar what they
desire, and it is likely that the latter
Will be governed in a grtat measure
by what he thus learns.
France's attitude is the thing that
promises the most trouble. While the
relations between France and Ger
many are by no means so badly strain
ed as they were some weeks ago, still
there is a certain amount of resent
ment left, growing out of the Moroc
can affair, and there is a chance that
sentiment in France will demand a
cutting loose from Russia and the dis
solution of the treaty obligations.
Should this follow, there is a growing
belief that Great Britain will negotiate
an offensive and defensive treaty with
France and thus fortify hei self against
any prospective Russian-German
treaty or understanding. The situation
is very delicate at present, and Rus
sian diplomats don't care to discuss it
pending an official announcement of
the result of the conference in the
gulf of Finland.
TWELVE TANKS OF OIL ABLAZE.
Men Said to Be in Deadly Peril in
Humble, Texas. —Fire started Sun
day in a tank belonging to the Texas
Oil company, caused by lightning
striking the oil. The fire was held
under check all the afternoon, but be
gan to spread at night. At 2 o'clock
a. m. Monday the 12 great tanks were
ablaze and over 1.000,000 barrels of
oil consumed. Fifty men are sur
rounded by the flames and their fate
is unknown. One hundred teams are
said to be cremated and a number of
families have been burned out of
house and home.
Little Rivulets of burning oil are
running toward the oil field proper,
but a heavy rain has began falling and
an electric storm is raging, the water
serving to keep the derricks from
burning. The workmen have all fled
from the field. The town itself is filled
The loss of life in the Humble fire as
near as can be ascertained is 12, but
no names can be ascertained. The
Texas company declines to make any
estimate of its losses or to give out in
surance figures, but oil men place the
loss at present at 2,500,000 barrels of
oil, valued at ♦562,500; pumping plant,
damage to tanks, mules, etc!, at $25,
--000 or more.
The Japanese strictly enforce the
law forbidding boys under 20 years of
age to use tobacco.