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The Journal Carried More Local
Advertising Than Any Other
Sunday Newspaper.
With Roosevelt, He Will Try to
Have Congress Pass Needed
Secretary of State Would Have
Yankee Consuls Shake
Off Sloth.
Journal Speolal Service.
Washington, Oct. 16.The long
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
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.
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
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.
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
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.
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.
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
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-
Edison Declares We Are Also
Food-Drunk and Too Shy
of Work.
Wizard Himself Says He Lives
and Thrives on Four-Ounce-
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-
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
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.
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
From Their Palaces They Govern
Society and Live Off the
was heard
when no one was near the-piano.
^hen' flies 'window1
'.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.--*.
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
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.
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
'Who Has a Plan for Federal Control of
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
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...
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-
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.
Secretary RootMy boy, you've been going shabby long enough.
plish this result
Dryden as a Champion.
%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
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
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
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
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-
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
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.
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
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
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.
apolis Papers.
f The
This Definite Announcement Is
Made by the Independent
Final Act Passed for Dissolution
of Union Between Norway
and Sweden.
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
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
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
means tfiat MT&. Leslie Garter,. \M.ts. Yokohama Colonel Inoue, his majesty's
Minnie Maddern Fiske, David Wartteia, a
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.
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
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
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
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
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^"

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