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SHORT TELEGRAPd ITEMS FROM
ALL PARTS OF THE GLOBE.
A Review of Happenings in Both
Eastern and Western Hemispheres
During the Past Week—National,
Historical, Political and Personal
Chicago was visited Saturday by
one of tln> Scarlett windstorms of
tIM year, the gale reaching the height
of f>2 miles an hour for several hours.
Much damage was done to trees down
Sir Arthur Nicholson, the British
ainbiu.sa lor at Madrid, is to succeed
Hir Chailes Hardinge as ambassador
ot Great Britain to Russia.
General 15. J. Viljoen is negotiating
for land near El Paso, Tex., on which
to found another colony for the Boers,
Who recently abandoned their homes
In Chihauhau, Mexico.
Secretary Root has Informed the
Japanese government that he will
hereafter conduct affairs relating to
Korea through the Japanese legation
Mrs. l-'raueis Burton Harrison, wife
of the lawyer and congressman who
was recently a candidate for lieuten
ant governor Of New York, was killed
in au automobile accideut at L«ong
Island City. Saturday.
Hale crackert recently blew the
bate in the postofllce at Forestville,
Cal., and got about $500 in cash, and
a number of money orders.
TfiOß. Lawaon says he lias received
bo many prozlM that his control of
both (he New York I-ife and Mutual
Life is absolute.
After a protracted adjournment the
cane of Oberlin Carter, the ex-army
officer who is endeavoring to prove his
legal title to funds which he is de
clared by the United States to have
embezzled, has been resumed at Chi
Dr. Daniel Shepherdson died recent
ly in Honolulu. He formerly was an
associate of President Harper of the
University of Chicago, and also as
sistant pastor of the First Baptist
church of that city.
A dispatch from Newfoundland
states that the 100 ton schooner Co
lumbine, bound from Charlottetown for
Newfoundland ports, foundered with
four men in Fortune bay during the
The defalcation of Cashier Clark of
the BnterprUe National bank of Alle
gheny, Pa., together with money that
cau not be accounted for, will be not
less thau $1,500,000.
President Roosevelt has approved
the sentence of Captain Alga P. Berry,
Twenty-ninth infantry, who, by court
martial, was condemned to dismissal
from the army on charges of conduct
unbecoming an officer and gentleman.
J. J. Hill, president of the Great
Northern, has arrived in New York
Marquis Ito was given a garden par
ty recently at Seoul in celebration of
the Japanese-Korean protectorate
Oue new case of yellow fever is re
ported at Havana, making a total of
eight cases under treatment.
K. Sougimora, Japanese minister to
Mexico and Peru, who has been so
journing with his wife and child in
California for some time, recently left
for the City of Mexico, accompanied by
The run which began at Keokuk,
lowa, on the State Central Savings
bank, stopped almost entirely after
the arrival of four wagon loads of sil
ver dollars from Chicago and St.
At the observatory of the Tacubaya
university Thursday a new comet was
discovered. The astronomers say that
the comet, which can be seen with a
small telescope, is flying swiftly to
ward tho sun.
Mrs. Kiildor, the hymn writer, died
at Chelsea, Mass., Saturday, aged 86
The president has directed the ap
pointment of Kov. Ddward S. Travels,
assistant rector of Trinity church, Bos
ton, as chaplain of the United States
military academy at West Point to
succeed Rev. Bhlpman. resigned.
Newton C. Dougherty, the ex-banker
at Peoria, 111., who was given an in
dotcn ilnate sentence in Jollet, was
taken to the penitentiary this week.
slarshftll Field, Jr., of Chicago, is
paralysed from the \\;u;st down, the
effect of his accidentally shooting him
Two Italian section hands were kill
ed and two others mortally wounded
Saturday by three other Italians who
entered a freight car at Winthrop Har
bor, 45 miles north of Chicago and
fired at them repeatedly.
Fifteen persons were injured and
many others shaken up in a wreck
recently by a collision head-on, on a
carve near Leeds, Mo.
The navy department has ordered
that an autopsy be held over the body
of Midshipman Branch, for whose
death Midshipman Meriwether is now
undergoing courtmartial at Annapolis.
Big Orders by the N. P.
Orders for new equipment costing
more than $7,000,000 have been placed
with eastern car foundries and loco
motive shops by the Northern Pacific
railway within the last few days. In
addition to this amount, 2000 freight
cars, representing an expenditure of
many hundred thousand* of dollars,
will be constructed In the Tacoma
shops, which will necessitate largely
2|Cr^ ted- forcei of mechlinlc« employ-
UtvPLhrtTE JAIL BREAK.
Missouri State Prison Scene of Ter-
JifTirson City, Mo., Nov. 25. —A
desperate attempt to escape from the
stale prison was made by four con
victs at 3:15 o'clock Friday aftenm
resulting in a terrific battle with weap
ons and nitroglycerine at the prison
gate, a running tight through the
Streets of Jefferson city, and the final
capture ot the four convicts, two of
whom were shot and wounded. Two
prison offldala were shot dead and a
third seriously wounded.
The dead: John Clay, gatekeeper;
E. Allison, officer of the commissary
department; Hiram Blake, burglar.
Warden Matt VV. Hall, Vardmaster
Porter Qilrin and five prison guard!
bad departed for Kort Leavenworth,
Kan., on a special train conveying 17
federal prisoners, who are being trans
ferred from the Missouri state peni
tentiary to the federal prison at Fort
There was not the slightest pre
monition of any trouble within the
prison walls. Suddenly convicts Harry
Vaughn, Charles Raymond, Hiram
Blake, George Ryan and Eli Zeigler,
who were working in close proximity
lo the prison gates, inside the iuclos
ure, as if by given signals, made a rush
for the gate. From their pockets they
drew pistols, and it is presumed that
at least one of them carried a bottle
of nitroglycerine. Where these weap-
ons and the explosive were obtained
has not yet been discovered. Rushing
past the gate they entered Deputy
Warden See's office and shot him an he
sat in his chair. He sank back and
was unable to resist them. Instantly
they returned to the gate and met
Oateman John Clay, who had been
alarmed by the shots. Before he could
aise his weapon he was shot dead.
Then, as if to signal the convicts
generally that the attempt to escape
tiad been started, the convicts seized
the bell rope hanging by the gate and
momentarily rang the bell.
Gateman Clay had left the wagon
gate ajar when he appeared and was
shot dead. The convicts rushed
through, dragging his body with them,
slammed the gate shut and fastened
it on the inside. They were then in
the wagon entrance to the peniten
tiary, this entrance being about 4u feet
iong by 15 feet wine, and leading to
the public street through another
double gate of steel. This outside gate
\v;is locked, but the desperadoes were
deterred but for a moment. Placing
their nitroglycerine under the outside
gate they blew an opening through the
laaslve steel doors, and before the
smoke had cleared from the opening
they had dashed through past a num
ber of "trusty" convicts working in
the street and made their way for 12
Charles Blake, the convict who was
shot during the mutiny, died during
the night. Writhing on his deathbed,
Blake would only moan, "You don't
know us; I'll never tell," and that is
all the authorities have learned so far
in their efforts to fix the responsibil
ity for the outbreak.
Governor Folk sat at the side of the
dying convict and endeavored to per-
suade him to make a confession. He
was followed by officials of the peni
tentiary and for several hours they
pleaded, threatened or offered immun
ity for a confession of the details of
the desperate plot to escape, but Blake
flatly refused to divulge any informa
tion and finally death sealed his lips.
His death made the third resulting
from the mutiny. The wounded men,
Deputy Warden See, Guard J. K.
Young, Convicts Harry Vaughn and
Jharles Raymond all will recover.
This much has been discovered, that
four 45 caliber revolvers and 100 cart-
rldges and two half pint bottles of
ritro-glycerine were secured by the
leaders of the mutiny.
The prison authorities are inclined
o believe that the mutiny had been
arranged for a much larger scale and
that it was to have been a general up-
rising, but for some reason the plans
did not fully carry.
EXCHANGE OF TREATIES.
State Department Scene of Notable
The exchange of the copies of the
Russo-Japanese peace treaty at Wash
ington, i). c. was effected at the state
department Saturday afternoon by
Baron Rosen and Minister Takahira,
The copies exchanged have been in
Washington for some time. They are
■ I in plum colored morocco covers
md the 3oals of the respective nations
arc attached to them In a silver gilded
box, tied with ribbons of the. same
color as the covers.
DOWIE FULL OF ZION PLANS.
Says Project for Colony in Mexico Is
Still in Infancy.
John Alexander Dowie, leader of the
Zionists, and party, who have been In
Mexico inspecting the offering! for a
promised Zion colony, are in New
"We have been in Mexico two
months, making much progress, but
the project is still in its infancy. \\Y
hope to Mean a 1,000,000 acre grant
in Tamaulipas for our new colony."
Transport Logan Departs.
San Francisco. —The TT n ited Btatea
nriny transport Ixigan has sailed for
Honolulu, Guam ami Manila. On board
w<-r." many cabin passengers, in addi
tion to Companies I and 1, of the Tenth
infantry, bound to Honolulu. 100 enlist
ed men of the marine corps for Ma
nila, 20 men of the marine corps for
Honolulu and several men of the hos
pital corps and a few recruits and cas
ualß. Major General 8. S. Sumner, ac
companied by his wife, was among
alakm in kussia
SUCCESSFUL MUIM OF SAILORS
Open Revolt of an Entire Regiment
of Troops—Ugly Reports Circulated
Among Manchurian Soldiers—Line
vitch Puts Down Mutiny—Count
Witte's Government Weak,
St. Petersburg, Nov. 27. —The suc
ceasful mutiny Of the sailors of So-
baitopol, accompanied by the tirst
upon revolt of an entire regiment of
troops, has created the greatest alarm
in government circles, and no attempt
is made to disguise the seriousness of
this IttMt crisis.
The army is the last prop of the
government. Mutiny is contagious,
and the epidemic 01 revolt which has
attacked in turn practically all the
units of the navy from Vladivostok to
Cronstadt it is now feared is destined
similarly to spread throughout the
Ugly reports have been repeatedly
circulated of sedition among the sol
diers in Manchuria, and it was report
ed a week ago that General Linevitch
had to put. down a mutiny with con
siderable bloodshed and that subse
quently he executed 42 men. No con
firmation of this report was obtain
able, but whether it be true or not
the morale of the troops on garrison
duty in Russia has certainly every
where been shaken by the revolution
ary propaganda, and the fidelity of in
dividual units, even of the guard regi
ments, is questioned.
During the disturbances following
the issuing of the emperor's manifesto
some of the provincial governors de
clined to call on the regular body of
troops, preferring to rely upon the
Cossacks to quell disorders.
Rumor of Dictatorship.
Count Witte called an extraordinary
session of the cabinet Monday after
noon to consider the situation. Grand
Duke .Nicholas Nicholaievitch, presi
dent of the council of national defense
and commander of the imperial guard,
was present and this fact caused a re
vival of the rumor that the grand duke
might immediately be appointed dicta
tor: hut it can be taken for granted
that this step has not been decided
upon, as it is plain at this juncture
that it would lie sure to precipitate an
Immediate armed revolution. Never
theless Count Witte's government, if
it continues its present policy, in the
opinion of many students of the situa
tion, will be powerless to cope with the
increasing problems. The revolution
tide subsides only to mount higher ihd
the extreme elements, convinced that
the government must fall, are raising
their demands proportionately.
Only Preventive Measure.
The only immediate measure the
government is known to have decided
upon is the enactment of a drastic law
to punisa persons guilty of inciting
strikes, but this would only be likely
to inflame the socialists.
LATE NEWS ITEMS.
(-reneral Linevitch's messages from
Harbin are alarming. Insurrection is
sperading in the Manohnrian army be
cause of the idleness of the forces and
the privations which they experience,
together with the uncertainty and
chaos which prevails. Officers are act
ing as leaders in the reebelilous move
The latest reports received at Chi
cago show that 19 vessels were wrecked
in the storm which swept over the
great lakes Monday night and Tuesday.
One life is known to have been lost
and it is feared eight others have per
ished as a tesult of the storm. Six
vessels are reported missing.
A cold wave swept over Montana
Monday and Tuesday. In Butte, Tues
day morning, tlie thermometer regis
tered as low as nine dergees below
zero. In the mountains it was as low
as 12 below.
A fierce blizzard raged at Moorhead,
Minn., the flrst of the week. Fifteen
iuches of snow fell and the cold was
intense. Street cars were blocked and
railroadd business suspended.
James B. Oliver, president of the
Oliver Iron & Steel company, is dead,
aegd (il years.
A special fiom Basin, Montana,
states that J. H. Rule, who lost in the
mountains last Friday, while on an elk
hunt, has been practically given up for
The cowhide boots worn by Uncle
John in "The Old Homestead," it is
claimed, will be 20 years old next
Mrs. Leslie Carter Is to try "Cleo
patra" and "Lady Macbetn ' next sea
son —probably at special perform
Qeorge Barr MeCutcheon'i novel,
"Brewiter'l Millions," is to be drama
tized by Frederick W. Thompson, pre
siding genius of the Now York Hip
Andrew Mack in "Tom Moore," a
OOtnedy written about the lifp of the
Irish poet by Theodore Burt Sayre,
will be the attraction at the Spokane
Saturday and Sunday.
Grace Ellison Is credited by the
Boston papers with a triumph in "The
Lion and the Mouse."
Portland, Ore. —Club, 71c; bluestem,
73fr?4r: valley, 74@75c; red, 67c.
Taroma. Wash.—Unchanged. Blue
stem, 74c; club, ..c; red, 69c.
"Honey" Mellody of Boston knocked
out Jack O'Keefe of Chicago with a
terrific short cross blow to the point
of the jaw in the 14th round of the
welterweight contest at the Spokane
Amateur Athletic club Friday night.
Manager Mooney, the man who
takes care of Honey Mellody, states
that Mellody has fought his last battle
Cambridge, Mass. —The University
of Pennsylvania won the intercollegi
ate shoot, breaking 197 targets out of
a possible 250. Yale was second with
196, Harvard third with 190 and
Princeton fourth with 166.
The winning of Mellody from Jack
O'Keefe and the winning of Sullivan
from Gardner brings the championship
title down to two men.
Denver won the telegraph bowling
tournament in which nine cities of the
Western Bowling congress were en
New York.—William Moore, right
halfback of the Union college football
team, is dead from injuries received
Saturday in a game with New York
university. He was 19 years of age
and lived in Schenectady, N. Y.
Bellmore, Ind. —Carlos Borne, 18
years of age, was killed in a football
game between Marshall and Bellmore
high schools at Bellmore Saturday.
One rib had been broken and driven
through his heart.
Bedalla, Mo.—Robert Brown, aged
17 y-ears, was fatally injured in a foot
ball game Saturday. He is paralyzed
from the neck down, and has not spok
en since he was hurt.
From the far western organization
Manager Griffith of New York Ameri
cans, has already secured three twirl
ers. They are Hitt and Whalen of the
San Francisco team and Keefe of the
On the basis of comparative scores,
Idaho has the best claim on the cham
pionship of the Pacific northwest.
The Olympic games that are to be
held at Athens during the coming
spring, under the presidency of his
royal highness, the crown prince of
Greece, have attracted attention
throughout the athletic world and par
ticularly in America.
Han Johnson's scheme to shorten
the big league schedule to 140 games,
instead of 151, will not go through this
"Young Corbett' is trying to get one
of the boxing clubs in Philadelphia to
arrange a six round bout for him with
.Jimmy Brltt, the California fighter.
Threatened with blindness, E. J.
Baldwin, better known as "Lucky
Baldwin," lies in a hospital in San
Francisco battling against fate with
the same determination that has mark
ed his long career. To the physicians
it appears a futile struggle, and they
predict that the multimillionaire is
destined to spend the rest of his days
Saturday Football Games.
Seattle, Wash. —Seattle and Spo
kane high school teams played each
other to a standstill at Recreation
park, neither side being able to score.
It was a "bully scrap" all the way,
with the teams so evenly matched that
it was a tossup from whistle to whis
tle. Spokane held like a stone wall
at the goal line aud played a great
Cambridge, Mass. —By her quickness
in seizing the opportunity afforded by
a muffed punt, Yale won the annual
football game with Harvard by the
score of G to 0.
Ann Arbor, Mich. —The Michigan
eleven defeated Oberlin on Ferry field
by the score of 75 to 0.
At Minneapolis — Minnesota 12,
At Washington—Georgetown 12,
George Washington 6.
At West Point—West Point 17, Syra
At Denver —Washburn 6, Denver
Cheney, Wash. —In two 20 minute
halves the state normal football team
defeated the eleven from the Colfax
high school by a score of 17 to 0. A
return game will be played at Colfax
GOMPERS AGAIN PRESIDENT.
The A. F. of L. Meets in Minneapolis
Plttsburg, Pa. —Samuel Gompen
was reflected president of the Amer
ican Pederattou of Labor by practi
cally a unanimous vole.
Frank Morrison of Washington, D.
C, was elected secretary and John B.
Lennon of Bloomington. 111., treasurer.
Minneapolis was selected as the city
for the 1906 convention. .
A summary of football accidents
tnus far during the year shows 10
deaths and 137 injured. The latter in
cludes only the seriously injured. The
entire list of injured is said to aggre
gate upwards of a thousand. Of tnose
killed lo were high school players,
three college and one girl player. Ten
of them were under 17 years of age.
Body blows caused four deaths, injur
ies to spine three, concussion of brain
six, blood poisoning two and other
Wolf Fears Exodus of Jews.
Simon Wolf of Washington, D. C.
former president of the national or
ganlzation of the B'nai B'rith and a
loading member Of the executive com
mittee of tliat organization, states that
he fears that the recent atrocities in
Russia will bring another exodus of
Jews to this country.
Jewish Relief Fund Grows.
Contribution* to the Jewish nation
al rollef fund in the United States, for
the benefit of the Jews who have suf
fered in Russian atrocities, amounts
KILLll) IN A WRECK
t (iHTttN PtRSONS MtT HORRI
Wreck Occurred Near Lincoln, Mass.—
Passenger Train Crashed Into Ac
commodation Train—More Than 30
People Injured—Signals Could Not
Be Seen—Wreck Took Fire.
Lincoln, Mass., 27.—Eighteen per
sons were killed, 30 or more were seri
ously injured, and probably a score of
others cut and bruised in the most dis
astrous railroad wreck recorded in this
state for many years. The wreck
occurred at 8:15 o'clock at Baker's
Bridge station, a mile and a half west
of Lincoln, on the main line of the
Fitchburg division of the Boston &
Maine railroad. The regular Sunday
express which left Boston at 7:45
o'clock for Montreal by way of the
Rutland system, crashed into the rear
end of an accommodation train bound
for points on the Marlborough branch,
and which started from Boston at 7:15.
Of the dead, a dozen were passen
gers in the two rear cars of the Marl
borough train. The other two were
Engineer Barnard, of the Montreal ex
press, and his fireman. No passengers
on the express train were Injured. Of
those who lost their lives, a numuer
were apparently instantly killed in the
collision, while others were either
burned to death or died from suffoca
There were 13 persons taken from
the wreck and three died after being
removed. Three of the bodies were
headless. Two skulls were found at 2
a. m.; and 20 minutes later a man's
head with a full beard was picked up.
It is difficult to fix the exact number
of those who perished, but it is thought
it will not exceed 18.
A partial list of the dead is as fol
Eugene Barnard, engineer of the
Lyons, lireman of the Mon
Anna Hilbridge, aged 5 years, Acton.
Daniel Weatherbee, Acton.
May Campbell, Maynard.
William .). Harris, Maynard.
Three year old child of Mr. Barris.
Nellie Sweeney, Concord.
May Collins Concord.
Seven unidentified bodies.
The wreck was primarily due to
thick weather, which apparently ob
At a recent meeting of directors of
the Chicago, Millwaukee & St. Panl
Railroad company the board formally
authorized the building of the St. Paul
extension to the Pacific coast from
Evarts, S. D., to Seattle and Tacoma.
It was specified in the official an-
nonncement that the work of construc
tion is to begin forthwith. It is esti
mated that the cost will be about
1500,000,000. While all details of the
route have not been decided on, the
line will run toward the Rocky moun
tains west by north of west to Butte.
Thence it will be extended westetrly,
crossing the Bitter Root mountains
thruogh Lolo pass and ultmately con
necting at Wallula, Wash., the termi
nuPjOf the recently incorporated Pacific
railrooad, which runs to that |*>int
The St. Paul will also seek an outlet
at Taooma, and will touch Helena,
Spokane and Portland.
The work of construction will be be
gun simultaneously at Seattle on the
Pacific road and at Evarts. The line
farther south, which is in course of
construction form Chamberlain, S. D.,
to Rapid City, in the Black bills, a 200
mile project, will also be oonneoted
with the northwestern extension branch
It is probable that branoh lines will
extend to the Coeur d'Alene country,
east of Spokane, for the mining and
timber business of that section.
Spokane, Wash., Nov. 2!t.—Masked
robbers at Hllyard, a suberb of this
city, last night at 7:IJ0 shot and seri
ously wounded Thomas Kehoe, pro
priettor of the Hillyard bar; shot . 0.
Edwards through the right arm, tapped
tlie till of the resort, battered five pat
rons with their revolvers and then rob
After leaving the Hillyard bar, two
of the robbers went across the load to
the Palace saloon and made an attempt
to hold up that pi ice. Mike Campion,
proprietor of this saloon, warned by the
shooting across the road, had barred
his place and put the lights out. He
made ready with several rifief" to stand
off the robbers.
Foiled in their attempt to rob the
Palace saloon the robbers jumped into
a sleigh belonging to John B. Strand
herg, a Pleasant prairie farmer, whioh
had been left tied ontside the |Hillyard
bar. In their haste to escape the rob
bers overturned the sleigh and were
thrown in the snow.J Quickly righting
the vehicle the thugs drove madly
through the aroused town of Hillyard
and vanished in the vicinity of Spo
Cash Reserve Better.
Last week's official statement of the
N. w York associated banks indicated
a farther improvement in their reserve
condition. This was expected from
tin- cash gain which was foreshadow
til by the preliminary estimates of the
movement of money during the week.
Tokio is 100 years older than St
j Secret Service Officer Steven A
I Connell makes an estimate that Gen'
I Edward Adams, defaulting cashier of
the United States assay office in a
attle, has made away with an amount
in excess of $100,000.
Harry Davis, private secretary to
Representative Jones, has been in
formed by Secretary Hitchcock" that
the department would take no action
ion Washington irrigation projects un
til t*e matter could be taken up with"'
the Washington congressman.
A resolution to provide for a post
graduate course of lectures upon all
branches of medicine and surgery was
recently adopted with unanimity at a
special meeting of the Spokane County
Medical society and the faculty of 29
physicians was appointed.
W. J. Shaughnessy, formerly pub
lisher of the Kennewick Courier, was
killed on the railroad four miles' east
of Prower last week. It is supposed
he was either struck by a train or
fell off while riding on a train. His
body was found completely cut in two
"Within the past four months four
times as many inspections of dairies
and creameries have been made in
Washington as were made in the pre
ceding six years," says L. Davies
state dairy and pure food commis'
The state railroad commission has
appointed O. O. Calderhead an expert
on railroad freight rates. He was for
merly a cashier for the Northern Pa
cific Railroad company.
After searching for four months for
their brother, Thomas E. Jones, who
was reported to be mortally wounded
in the mountains of Idaho, near Spo
kane, Mrs. William Martin and Mrs.
Georgia Nevin of Denver have given
up the quest without securing a trace
Lieutenant D. C. McClelland of Com
pany E, at Fort Wright, has returned
$440, Company E's missing funds.
Cleaning day in Spokane, last Satur
day, was pronounced a success.
The permitting of gambling in their
places will prove quite an expensive
luxury to the proprietors of the five
saloons in Walla Walla, whose licenses
were revoked by the council. The to
tal amount forfeited by reason of the
revocation of licenses is $2045.50.
George Raymond of Seattle has
made one of the largest purchases of
wheat land that has taken place in
the Alto vicinity in a long time, when
he closed a deal lor the ('hurley Jobe
place of 1100 acres at $40 an acre, or
about $45,000 tor the ranch.
The railroad commission has accept
ed the resignation of J. will Lysons,
temporary secretary, to take effect on
April 1. 1906, and elected Clinton A.
Bbowden of Tacoma permanent secre
tary; selected O. O. Calderhead of
Seattle as expert employe; made Mrs. j
C. E. Van Etten, permanent clerk at *
an increase in salary of $100 per
year, or a total of $1000, and voted to
employ Mr. Snowden as clerk from
January 1 to April 1, at a salary of
$100 per month. m
A syndicate composed of David T™
Ham, E. A. Terrance, P. D. Garrett,
C. L. Hoffman, Aaron Kuhn and W.
S. Yearsley, has purchased 9000 acres
of land in southern Alberta, N. W. T.,
Tacoma grain buyers who are said
to belong to the combine are noncom
mittal over the opinion of the assis
tant attorney general that the compact
said to have been entered into by
millers and buyers is in restraint of
trade, as contemplated in the inter
state commerce law, prohibiting such
combinations. Those who say anything
at all are Inclined to consider the
matter as a joke.
M'CURDY REPORTED OUT.
President, Son and Son In Law Said to
Have Quit Mutual Life.
New York, Nov. 2b. —It ia reported
tonight that the resignations of Rich
ard A. McCurdy, president of the Mu
tual Life Insurance company, his son,
Robert H. McCurdy, general manager
of the Mutual, and his son in law, Louis
Thebaud, the favorite general agent
for New York, have been tendered to
the company and will be accepted as
soon as their"successors shall qualify.
Bach of these three men has been
drawing approximately $150,000 a year.
REVOLT AT VLADIVOSTOK.
Former Jap Prisoners Slay Officers—
Vladivostok. —A number of released
Russian troops from Port Arthur re
cently arrived here to be enrolled as a
garrison. They revolted Sunday, kill
ing two and wounding five officers.
They were afterward brought into sub
jection by local members of the gar
rison and the ringleaders will be cxc*
FINISH THE RUSSIAN BUDGET.
Estimate Revenue for Coming Year
Over Billion Dollars.
St. Petersburg.—The minister of
finance has completed the budget for
the coming year and that the revenue
is estimated at $1,027,000,000 and the
expenditures at $1,020,000,000.
Turkey Yielding to Uncle Sam.
The Turkish government is showing
signs of yielding to the American con
tentions in several important but long
drawn out matters of negotiation, es
pecially recognition of the rights of
naturalized American citizens in Tur
According to report the office of
the internal revenue collector for the
district composed of Utah, Idaho and
Montana will not be removed from
Salt Lake, neither Is it at all likely
that there will be any change In tne
official In charge of the office.