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:-=*&s TODAY'S SPORTING NEWS WILL E FOUND O N PAGE 8v Yesterday The Journal Carried More Local Advertising Than Any Other Sunday Newspaper. ROOT IS SEEKING CONSULAR REFORM With Roosevelt, He Will Try to Have Congress Pass Needed Legislation. MOVEMENT TO AID COMMERCE ABROAD Secretary of State Would Have Yankee Consuls Shake Off Sloth. Journal Speolal Service. Washington, Oct. 16.The long Iar nromised reorganization of the consu service will be brought about by legislative action during the coming half of the tremendous trade and other interests of the United States abroad, to push thru the two houses a bill which will permit the creation of a permanent corps composed of alert, in telligent Americans, who will be paid sufficiently to enable the"m to live comfortably with the prospect of pro motion. Reformed the Army. districts, who may suffer indigni ti es from local authorities, and who a\ no keen desires to advance Ameri can trade. In the same districts there are con sular officers of other powerful commer cial 'n'ations who not only require full recognition of the rights of tl citizens of their respective countries, but who are searching in every conceivablo way to promote the commerce of their na tive lands. Some Zealous Consuls. 1 Among these consuls there are offi cers who are intelligent, active and painstaking, and who nave labored with zeal~ in behalf of America. But the number of these men is comparatively small and they depend in many in stances upon' political influence for ad vanceme nt rather than upon the record of good work which they may make. That Mr. Root is acting in entire ac cord with the president's wishes is bacco helps." shown by reference to the last annual message of Mr. Roosevelt, wherein he declared that the consular service need ed improvement and recommended that salaries should be substituted for fees and that a proper classification, grading and transfer of officers should be pro vided. DIXON INFLAMES SOUTH'S HOT BLOOD Novelist and Playwright Almost Mobbed in South Carolina 1 Over "The Clansman." Journal Special Service. Columbia, S. Oct. 16.Thomas Dixon, novelist and playwright, escaped mob violence here yesterday after the performance of his new play, "The Clansman,'' dealing with negro rule in South Carolina during the reconstruc tion period, only by locking himself in his room in his hotel. The play had been heartily hissed by the large audience which gathered, and later, when a number of young men prominent in the social and busi ness* life of the city, gathered in front of the hotel with hostile intent and sent up a note asking the playwright to come down, he suspected their pur pose and refused. Balked in their purpose of doing him bodily in-|ury, the young fellows drew up a set of resolutions setting forth in unmistakable terms their opinion of the author and his play and had them sent up to his room. Rev. Richard Carroll, the most prom inent negro in South Carolina, who wit nessed the performance, declares that it is one of the most horrible things th at has ever visited the south and will do more toward iniuring the prosperity of he south than anyone could do. told Mr. Dixon after the performance that he was making "blood money" off he negro. HARVESTER TRUST TO. CRUSH'ADSf RAMANS' Journal Special Service. Melbourne,. Oct. 16.The American harvester tiust has made a counter move to the action of Sir William Lyn e, minister of trade and customs, in raising the invoice value of harvesters from 38 to 65. The company has re duced the retail price to 70, which en ables purchasers to save 12% per cent on each machine. The Age says it is prob able that further reductions will be made until the Australian makers are crushed. Similar tactics are being followed in New Zealand, where Prime Minister S*ddon has referred the matter to a special conference of employers and em ployees to be held in November. ED BUTLER WITH HORSESHOERS. Kansas City, Oct. 16 The Master Horsesboers* association of America be gan its fourteenth annual convention here today with 200 delegates in attend ance. Edward Butler, Jr of St. Louis. known as the millionaire member of the organisation, was among those present. Li iSsSSlI 'S&ii'g DUBS AMERICANS SLAVES TO SLEEP session of congress if the influence of i that people eat too much, sleep too the president and Secretary Root is of Consuls Not Americans. A glance at the consular list has shown him that there are several hun dred vice consuls and commercial agents who are not American citizens, and who consequently have no speciaT interest in five rotectm muc avail. It has been determined, in be- average man would be much better off Secretary Root is responsible for the reorganization of the army, which he accomplished when he was at the head of the war department. found a vicious 83'stem existing and he correct ed it, in order that the country might be provided with efficient means of military defense. He has come into the state depart ment and has confirmed the view, gen eially held, that the consular service is inefficient, unwieldy and incapable ade quately or protecting the foreign inter ests of! the United States, ahsi expand ing the trade of this country. re ceived the resignations of consular offi cers who were appointed thru political pull to posts with which they were not satisfied. These men summarily threw up commissions rather than remain at points to which they were named. Americans in their respec- i Edison Declares We Are Also Food-Drunk and Too Shy of Work. Wizard Himself Says He Lives and Thrives on Four-Ounce- Meals. Journal Speoial Service. New York, Oct. 16.Americans don't work enough. Also they sleep too much. Such are the assertions of Thomas A. Edison. Incidentally, he says they eat too much, and as evi dence of this, he offers the fact that he has lived for two months on four ounces of food three times a day. "Yes. it's true the country is food drunk,'' said Mr. Edison. "The fact and don't work enough. The and would do very much better work if he would cut down his food and sleep and labor a little harder. "Men eat and sleep themselves stu pid. Sometimes they eat and sleep themselves into the grave. They talk about working too hard. That is abso lute nonsense. Generally speaking, a man can't work too hard. Drugged with Sleep. "As for sleep, that is another pre vailing form of intemperance. People sleep too much. They drug themselves with sleep. If a man will only try to get along with less sleep he will be sur prised to discover how little he really needs. And he will find his faculties very much improved by the effort. I is not so much the auantity as the quality of sleep that counts. The man who lies eight or ten hours in bed, tossing about from time to time, doesn't get anything like as much rest as the man who sleeps soundly for five hours. "We are slaves to sleep. Why, for instance, should we go to sleep at night? The only difference between night and day is that the sun goes down in one case and comes up in the other. What difference should th at make? I suppose it is simply habit acquired thru thousands of years of an cestry. W have become like the chick ens, who go to roost when its is dark. Cut Down His Pood. 1 1^ Some time ago my stomach troubled me. I didn't know what was the mat ter. Whenever my trouble was acute I'began to experiment with my diet to see wh at would come of it. I had al ways been a light eater, but I decided to cut down my food still more. "For wo months I lived on four ounces of food for each meal. That made twel ve ounces of food a day. Of course, I varied my food. I would take a teaspoonful of peas, a small piece of toast and caviar, a tiny sandwich, a lit tle bit of ham, a fragment of rye bread with Swiss cheese. "What was the result? A the end of two months of this diet I weighed just as much as when I began, exactly 85 pounds. I found th at living on twelve ounces of food a day had made me mentally brighter and had neither diminished my strength nor my weight. "Smoking tobacco? Tobacco is a pretty good working stimulant. I find it much better than drink of any kind. Alcohol seems to scatter the thoughts. It's a poor thing to work on. But to- PRINCESS' SHOES BASIS FOR DIVORCE Philip of Saxe-Coburg Says His Wife Has 195 Pairs75 of Silk. Gotha, Duchy of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha, Oct. 16.The suit brought by Prince Philip of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha for a separation from his wife, the Princess Louise, and an adiustment of their joint property interests, beg an to day. The president said that, both parties being Catholics, a divorce was not asked, but a separation from bed and board and a settlement of financial relations. The prince's bill of complaint, be sides alleging the princess' misconduct with the Austrian lieutenant, Geglevich Mattasoch, with whom Bhe eloped, says, that, altho the princess received 120,000 crowns pin money yearly, she had contracted debts which, in 1895, amounted to 3,724,059 crowns, of which the prince had paid 1,090,000. I her wardrobe were found 75 pairs of silk shoes, 120 pairs of other shoes, 60 para sols and about 100 hats. GHOST DROPS IN AND PLAYS "BLUE BELL" Journal Special Service. Ravenna, Ohio, Oct. 16.The home of Sidney "Veon is said to be haunted and so terrified have he and his family be come that they declare they will move. A ghost in the form of an aged man is said to appear each night between 8 o'clock and midnight. Doors and windows open_ and close, the furniture moves, the piano is played and fiendish laughter is heard. Recent ly the music of Blue Bell'' 4 i i HimwjMiriji inii^u linn THREE M'CURDYS HAVE SIX HOMES From Their Palaces They Govern Society and Live Off the Policyholders. was heard when no one was near the-piano. ^hen' flies 'window1 .a"n'd: '.pjifeVeaV lasfj.- nfght ~t-h.e~. .gh'pst- *a*p'p'eare"d VV.epn .^nradre" 'aj'grab "'for .'."him,, "-but'"" fie^'-vandshe'd' iwith* a' .l'au'g.h. ^T-he^fanjUy-^ys/'a be'd Mas -"turned, completely. aroutiS "thejo.ther 'nrght- ari'd'. Veori.-'s'^hatj^harigingj on a pegV-.w.bMeil about\like"abuzzsaw.--*. 26 MURMRUAS f' Journal Special Service. Jackson, Miss., Oct. 16.During the week ,iust closed there have been twen ty-six homicides in Mississippi, which equals the worst weekly record of the year. Sunflower county gets the credit or discredit for six of these killings, which occurred within a period of two days. Hinds county has three homi cides scored against her, one being of a -justifiable nature. Simpson county has two and the remainder are scat tered over the state. I is a statement that admits of no dispute that Missis sippi's criminal record this year ex ceeds by far that of previous years since the days of reconstruction Journal Speoial Service, New York, Oct. 16.*If Richard A. McCurdy and his son and son-in-law are drawing in all only $419,453 a yeai from the Mutual Life, they are living in the regal style that becomes their income. The McCurdys have a seig ueurial social position. Three of them have six residences, four of which are in Morris county, New Jersey. They haven't wo houses apiece, how ever. President McCurdy has three, and Son-in-law Thebaud has only one. Society in Morris county is led and ruled by the McCurdys. That part of the district along the Morris & Essex branch of the Lackawanna railroad, from Chatham to Morris Plains, is full of stately and elaborate country houses of rich New Yorkers, But the Mc Curdys have truly baronial estates there. Seat of the Family. The head of the family has lived there at least since his young man hood. Morristown was his home. The country is full of old families that date to colonial or at least revolutionary days. Pedigree used to count in that county for social position. Nowadays a rich set has taken possession of it. A the head and pinnacle of the rural and fashionable set stands the Mc Curdy family. The wo most notable residences in Morristown proper are those of President McCurdy and his son-in-law, Louis A. Thebaud. Mr. Mc Curdy's is an Italian-Renaissance pal ace on Franklin street. I is of yellow brick, trimmed with gray stone. wo enormous white lions guard the en trance of this huge dwelling. A broad, smooth lawn gives the proper per spective to beholders who- pass in he street. I looks like a place that needs a squad of servants and a lot of money to keep it up. The older McCurdy and his wife entertain a great deal. The house has stabling for many horses. I All Their Glory. But to Bee the McCurdy idea of liv ing in all its glory one must drive out past Morris Plains, the next station be yond Morristown. The main road winds around the spurs of Clover mountain. Far up on he mountainside the house stands out, a great gray srtucture over looking a lordly doman of woodland and fieled. There is fine shooting in these woods. Private roads and bride pat hs wander for miles over the estate and lead to he neighboring properties. SYMPATHETIC STRIKES FOR GOAL MINE MDLES ^^A'Sfr/WXXtf/WSW.^^ xc&a^xxts&xMLmmi&xwsma Terre Haute, Oct. 16.rThe mine mule has come to the front as a dominant labor factor in the Indiana coalfield. Just now the men at the Woolford mine are on strike because the driver was 1 discharged for refusing to pay a fine TDK Iff 1\ TITTITD TVDIT for beating the mine mule. The lar-1 UHAR II UUJMi UlltlL gest labor disturbance of the year was at Linton, where 700 men struck be cause of a controversy over what con stituted cruelty to "Old Ben.J' a mule with decided ideas of his wn about how a mine should be operated. Only a short time ago 200 men struck in a mine near here because they alleged the mules did not get enough to eat. Another strike was due to he fact that the drivers refused to give the mules a daily bath with a hose, saying the mules needed no more baths than they did. PRICE TWO CENTS. MONDAY EVENING, OCTOBER 16, 1905. 16 PAGESFIVE O'CLOCK. 8 PRESIDENT SEEKS FEDERAL CONTROL* OF INSURANCE $ TOTTED STATES SENATOR KRYDEN 'Who Has a Plan for Federal Control of Insurance. HYDE WILL YIELD UP EVERY SECRET Deposed Equitable Official Under goes Change of Heart and Will Testify. Journal Special Service, New York, Oct. 16.James Hazen Hyde has finally decided to face the insurance investigators. Thru his per sonal attorney, Samuel Untermyer, it is announced that Mr. Hyde will be here in a day or two, prepared to accept a subpena from the legislative commit tee. is expected in the city not later than Wednesday*, and it is Under stood he will go before the committee and make a clean breast of everything. Mr. Hyde has been visiting friends in, and near Boston recently. I is said that he has experienced a complete change of heart so far as the legislative investigation is concerned. One of the paramount questions that will be put to Mr. Hyde will concern he now famous "yellow-dog" fund of $685,000. Members of the committee are rejoicing over the announcement that Mr. Hyde is coming home to face the music and throw light on this ques tion, as well as many more of a kindred nature. Mr. Hyde wilj get the warmest wel come he ha# e^rha%whe he ajspeajg,. before the commons**. Incidentally the D. Jordan*and William H*. Mclntyre With the example of Mr. Hyde before them, these former officers of the Equit able^ the committee think, may decide to repent and return to the ."jurisdiction of the legislative court. ..oww .....Ma....w...w... HOLDS IT SECOND TO RATE REFORM Roosevelt Will Take Up the Sub ject of Life Insurance in His Message. By W. W. Jermane. members hope ihffc hjs change of heart 1 filled with the names of prominent men may have a beneficial effect on Thomas who labored without avail to accom- BANISHED BY CZAR St. Petersburg, Oct. 16.The Official Messenger today published an imperial ukase dated Oct. 15, dismissing Grand Duke Cyril from the service, because of his recent marriage to Princess Vic toria, he divorced wife of the grand duke of Hesse. The ukase also de prives the grand duke of his decora tions and other honors. HE NEEDS A NEW SUIT. Secretary RootMy boy, you've been going shabby long enough. 5TCxxxa:x$fcS3W^'i33M^^ plish this result Dryden as a Champion. StJOTJRMT: %Pt, ^WW^S^-ltl HUPP SP? public discussion in the country. The issue thus raised has become of the widest interest, and it is reasonable to assume that congress will now prepare to give the subject he attention it de serves. I Days of Hamilton. A long ago as the time when the fed eral constitution was adopted, the ques tion came up as to whether it would not be well for the general government to supervise all insurance business, and he affirmative was taken by Alexander Hamilton, who. of all the men who helped frame the constitution, perhaps ga ve most careful attention to its com merce clause. His famous argument on the constitutionality of the United States bank contains a specific refer ent to insurance, which- appears to have be en overlooked by those who have written upon the sub"ject of insurance regulation by congress. After pointing out that all the powers conferred by he constitution are not specifically men tioned, he enumerates certain palpable omissions'-' and items "which admit of little, if any, question," and among these "the regulation of policies of in surance." The system of state supervision, now universal, originated in Massachusetts in 1855, and by 1865 this system had become so burdensome that congress was memorialized by the insurance com panies, whi ch asked that their business be regulated by he general govern ment, the same as the railroads, he telegraphs, the banks, and. numerous other lines of commercial activity, a or the past forty years, or since this me morial, the question federal control has been agitated, and its history is 1 Washington, Oct. 16.There is abun dant warrant for the statement that the message which President Roosevelt Paul, or will will send to congress on Dec. 5 will con- i already established house tain an elaborate argument in favor of i The Shuberts of New York, have en- he nationalization of insurance, and tered into a combination with Con- that this subject will be only second in gressman Joseph L. Rhinock of Cov- importance,, so far as. the message is mgton, Ky., and ^ax Anderson,, a The latest champion of federal regu lation is Senator Dryden of New Jer sey, who is president of the Pruden tial Insurance company, which ranks well up with the big New York compa nies. Senator Dryden introduced a bill in the last congress providing for fed eral regulation, but nothing came of it. will introduce the bill again this winter and no doubt will secure for it a fair hearing. Senator Dryden'B attitude amounts to a strong play for commercial advan tage before the country. His company would obviously expect to reap large benefits from his activity along the line he is now following, but at the same time he appears to be perfectly fair in his arguments and to have approached Continued on 2d Page, 5th Column. Theatrical Manager. Plan Means New Theater or Con trol of Some Established House. Lee Shubert, the independent theat rical circuit backer, announced that he has agreed to take stock in a theater in Minneapolis. This means that either the independent circuit will build a new theater in Minneapolis and also in St. take control of some .__ question, filling seven lines in the con gressional record and confined to a sug gestion that congress inquire whether it would not be lawful for the powers of the bureau of corporations to be so extended as to cover insurance. Con gress did not act on he suggestion. Then came he insurance disclosures in New York city, which for months have been the most important topic of cate and that, with a broadening cir concerned, to the railroad-rate question, wealthy theatrical manager of Cincin- state separate from the union with A year ago, the president contented nati, to build eighteen theaters in the i Sweden.'' himself with a brief mention of this west and in Canada. Minneapolis is to I The lower house adopted the bill with- profit by this agreement in that it will' out debate, but two or three members of secure to the city regular annual book-1 he senate expressed the opinion th at ings of all the attractions of the new I the dissolution was an irreparable mis- syndicate that leave New York city. fortune and th at the time would come The deal means that the budding anti-1 when Norway would perceive the bene* syndicate managers will be able by the I fits of the union. opening of next season to place attrac- Both houses subsequently passed tions in eighteen cities from which they the new flag law. The flag will be a are now barred by the theatrical syndi- HOWEBS TOITCGHT AND TUESDAYWARME TONIGHT. cuit, they will be able to promise "time" enough to induce several well known managers to book thru them. I is by all odds he greatest stride the new combination has taken and is. ex pected to make it a formidable rival to he syndicate. I is understood that George Cox, the republican boss of Cincinnati, a man of great wealth, is backing the combination and is in Bole partnership with Hr. Anderson and Congressman Rhinock. owns he Walnut Street theater in Cincinnati, managed by Mr. Anderson, and is interested in other theatrical properties. Shuftert I on AIL Both Mr. Rhinock and Mr. Anderson have been in several conferences with lee Shubert, head of the firm of Shu bert Brothers. Immediately after the final meeting Mr. Rhinock left to confer with Mr. Cox, but Mr. Anderson re mained to arrange details. "By the terms of the arrangement shall be financially interested with Messrs. Rhinock and Anderson in all the new theaters," said Lee Shubert. They first wanted me to interest my self in a new Cincinnati house, but as I have already arranged for the con struction of a theater there* on the site of the old Heuck playhouse, this was impossible, I have, however, agreed to take stock in theaters to be constructed im mediately in Minneapolis, Indianapolis, St. Paul, Louisville, Toronto, Montreal and in several cities which we are not ready to name. "The houses will ail be first-class an&*waBl be-*oiUb.y^w-flxai. -T*M 1 1 be-booke^by^M^-ajoi. Miss Blanche Bates and several other stars who have been barred from ap pearing in he cities I have named, wiU be permitted to play there. Our own attractions, including musical comedies and dramas, in which Sarah Bernhardt and other well-known stars are appear ing, will also be seen at these houses. SAY FLETCHER HAS MAYORALTY HUNCH Congressman's Friend* Positively State that He'll Seek That Office Next. Friends Loren Fletcher announce positively that Mr. Fletcher will be a candidate for mayor of Minneapolis next year. Some time ago The Jour nal a'raiouBced that Mr. Fletcher was considering the idea, and had again re newed his announcement that he would retire from congress after his present term. While Mr. Fletcher himself admits that he is not entirely thru with poli tics, he does ho designate the exact ob ject toward which he purposes to direct his energies. The close personal friends making the announcement of his mayor alty intentions say positively that Mr. Fletcher will run for mayor. This is said to have been a pet ambition for some time. "He came here in' the early fifties and has seen Minneapolis grow to a great city. came here as a poor young man. I is only* natural that he should wish to be mayor of the pres ent city of Minneapolis, said a friend today. The fact that Mr. Fletcher intends to retire from the congressional arena need not necessarily mean that he will not be interested in his successor, or that he may not take a hand in his se lection. Mr. Fletcher has a following that has been with him in hia many campaigns and will naturally take to a friend of their former leader. From this, it is believed, that Mr. Fletcher while fighting his own campaign for city honors will try to Lead off a few local congressional aspirants hitherto unf rien'dly, by throwing his support to one of his own personal friends. SEARCH IN THE SOUTH FOR EDITOR'S .SLAYER MMMfegftP^jon apolis Papers. f The Minne- SOOICTY: SHUBERT SURELY lLAST TIES CUT BY"i SWEDEN'S RIKSDA COMING IN HERE This Definite Announcement Is Made by the Independent Final Act Passed for Dissolution of Union Between Norway and Sweden. NE WFLAG DESIGN IS SAME AS IN 1814 Nansen, the Explorer, Likely to Be Chosen Norway's Minister to Washington. Stockholm, Sweden, Oct. 10.The union between Norway and Sweden since 1814 has be en dissolved, both houses of the riksdag having passed the government bill repealing the act ot union and recognizing Norway "as a yellow cross on a blue ground, he same as existed to 1814, the union mark now showing in the upper left corner being eliminated. NANSEN A S MINISTER l\M May Sent to Washington as Nor wegian Minister. Christiania, Oct. 16.The Politiken this morning says, it learns that Fridtjof Nansen, the Arctic explorer, will be ap pointed Norwegian minister at Washing ton. KOMURA GUARDED ON ENTERING T0K10 People Make No Demonstration of Welcome on Eeturn of Peace Envoy. Tokio, Oct. 16.Baron Komura, the foreign minister, who acted as chief peace plenipotentiary for Japan, ar rived here today from Vancouver, C. His reception at the railroad was not enthusiastic, those present being ?rincipallys nono means tfiat MT&. Leslie Garter,. \M.ts. Yokohama Colonel Inoue, his majesty's Minnie Maddern Fiske, David Wartteia, a .l. quarters, New York, received this morn ing, is to the effect that Thompson's slayer has been partly identified as Moses Tavlor, a Manchester negro, wht went to New York after deserting his wife. A reward of $1,500 is offered for the capture of he fugitive. LEADER OF LUTHERANS DEAD. Harrisburg, Pa., Oct. 16. Rev. Dr. D. M. Gilbert, pastor of the Zion Lutheran church, this city, and one of the fore most Lutheran clergymen In the coun try, died suddenly today of angina pec toris.* SNOW FALLS AT PIERRE. Special to* The Journal. v.gf 1 Pierre, S. D., Oct. 16.The first snow storm of the season fell here today. It melted as it tell. government dignitaries, he street weTe strongly guarded by troops, police and gendarmes. Emperor Honors Envoy. The emperor^jAjawed. exceptional Komura "by dispatching to ide-de-camp, who went alongside he steamer in a dispatch boat and brought Komura ashore, landing him at- he imperial enclosure. While the baron was on his way to Tokio Colonel In oue constantly kept at his side, and on his arrival here tney drove to the pal-~ ace in imperial carriages. The emperor cordially received Bar on Komura, and, during the audience, which lasted over an hour, it is be lieved the baron made a full verbal re port to the emperor of he course of he peace negotiations, emphasizing Presi dent Roosevelt's efforts in behalf of peace. A the close of the audience the empe ror honored the baron with a written Jersonal message, highly prized by apanese statesmen. The message ex pressed satisfaction at the fact that peace was concluded and commended Komura's "able services as shown dur ing the negotiations." Army Not to Criticise Treaty. M. Teraoutchi, minister of war, haB issued an order instructing the Japan ese army in the field to abstain from criticising the terms of peace on the grounds that the declaration of peace and of war are entirely the outcome of sovereign power. His order forbids the criticism of either subject, espe cially by those engaged in military service. advises the soldiers to utilize the opportunities of peace aft er the disbandment of their regiments by engaging in their respective occu pations, always holding themselves in readiness to pin the colors at the em peror's command. Ancestor Worship Strengthened. The news that Vice Admiral Togo worshiped at Ize temple is creating a profound impression. It is believed that his act will furnish a lasting ex ample in national religious education and that ancestral worship will be giv en fresh stimulation, especially in the army and navy. Admiral Togo has shown his implicit faith in wh at he said in his report of the great naval battle, when he at tributed the Japanese victory to thjs protection of the spirits of imperial an cestors. NOTIFIED EOOSEVELT FTRST Czar's First Message After Signing Treaty Was to President. he staff of the New York Times wafe'j other* ministries, and the necessary or- %Jk begun in this city and Manchester to- ders were immediately issued to bring "w day. Information from police head hcjic some of the ships interned in U i neutral harbors. The date for the exchange of pris oners of warhas not been fixed. Thorn- *GL as Smith, American vice consul at Mos- ^S** cow, sent to Medvid todsy several thousand roubles, which had been re- '*%& ceived from Japan for the Japanese St. Petersburg, Oct. 16.The ratifi cation of the treaty cc peace is for mally announced this Jiorning in th Official Messenger, which says that it operation began yesterday. A a mark of appreciation of the part he took in bringing about the con ference at Portsmouth, ^and the result ant peace, President Eoosevelt was the first, person to, be notified by the Bus- W! s*ian government that Emperor Nicholas ?& ad. -ratified prisoners there. .$h'e -'treaty. ||p .As -soon as the-'treaty had been fully Richmond, Ta., Oct 16.Sparch for',! ratified, *nhe 'foreign office communi- I S he murderer of Jacob H. Thompsori .'of^cated. 'the fact to the war, navy and ASSASSIN WOUNDS BRAZILIAN GOVERNOR Rio Janiero, Brazil, Oct. 16.A Bahia dispatch says that a man named Antonio Francisco Yagunco fired two revolver shots at the governor of the state, Senor Jose Marcellino De Souza, i woundicg him slightly in he hea^"