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City of Valparaiso, Chile, Visit
ed by Shocks.
Fires Said to Be Burning in Many
Feared That the Situation is as Bad as
That of San Francisco?Cable
Service Interrupted.
NEW YORK. August 17.?The city of
Valparaiso, Chile, Is reported to be badly
damaged by earthquake. One report here
Is that the situation at Valparaiso may
prove to be as serious as that In San Fran
citco. Practically every building In the
city Is damaged, and there are fires in dif
ferent parts of the city. Many persons are
reported killed and Injured.
The earthquake has interrupted cable fa
cilities to lower South American points and
communication is restricted to the route via
Another report at Lisbon Is that the less
of life has not been confirmed. Fires are
burning in various parts of the city.
One report which reached this city said
that portions of Valparaiso were burning
all night and that the bodies of hundreds
of Its residents were buried In the ruins of
the building.
Valparaiso Is a fortified seaport of Chile,
end the most Important commercial town of
the western coast of South America. It
has a population of about 130,000. It is the
capita! of the province of the same name
and Is situated on a large bay In the Pa
cific ocean, seventy-five miles west-north
west of Santiago, with which it is connect
ed by rail.
The bay of Valparaiso, which Is wqll
sheltered on three sides, Is bounded by
ranges of hills rising from 1.HD0 to 1,700
feet high, on the slopes of which a con
siderable portion of the city of Valparaiso
Is built. On the south side of the bay are
the spacious suburbs of Neuvo Malecon ajjd
Grau Avenida. from which pass out one of
tho lunt- Irhcwtiuglifared of Valparaiso*,
the Avenida de las Delieias. The lower
central section of the city is constituted
by the Almendral, having regular and at
tractive streets and containing the principal
business houses, the park, the Plaza Vic
toria and the National Theater.
To the northwest of this section. In the
quarter of the city known as the puerto
(or port). In which are situated the greater
number of the public buildings and the
vast warehouses which line the quays and
docks. In this portion of the city., how
ever. narrow and crooked streets are still
a feature, but the newer sections of Val
paraiso have an attractive, modern ap
pearance, the buildings in the business
quarters being massively built.
Among the monuments in Valparaiso are
those to Columbus, wheelwright, who es
tablished steam navigation on the Chilean
coast; Admiral Prat and Thomas Cochrane,
organizers of the Chilean navy. The city
has various academic and collegiate in
stitutions, a naval school, school for
marines, museum of natural history, hydro
graphic bureau, etc., and Its Industrial es
tablishment comprise foundries, railroad
ard machine shqps. sugar refineries, brew
eries, distilleries, large bottling works and
factories of all kinds. Elevators connect
the lower parts of the city with the villa
section on the heights.
The port of Valparaiso Is the terminus
of Important lines of steamers for Europe
by way of the Straits of Magellan and
Panama, and Is the center of the South
American coasting service. It contains a
numerous foreign colony, composed chiefly
of British. German and French merchants.
There is a custom house wharf, alongside
of which steamers of ordinary tonnage can
moor, but most of the loading is done by
lighters from a quay surrounding the town.
The habor Is defended by modern, well
mounted batteries. Severe storms and a
tidal n.ive at Valparaiso. June 30. 1890,
wrecked the railroad and did great damage
to the city.
Chicago Youths Confessed to Series of
SAN FRANCISCO, Cal., August 17.?With
a coolness and nonchalance that amazed
the police, Fred Peterson, William Meares,
Walter West wood and Frank McAullffe,
four youths still In their teens, last night
confessed that they are the quartet that
committed the series of hold-ups which cul
minated in the killing of Fred Mullineaux
on the Ocean Boulevard last Sunday night.
Peterson, who is but seventeen years old,
admitted that he fired the shot which killed
Mullineaux when the latter resisted rob
McAuHffe. aged eighteen, was arrested
Wednesday and after being subjected to a
most severe examination broke down, ad
mitted he was one of the quartet and gave
the names of the other three.
Peterson last night told In minute detail
of the robbery of four persons an hour be
fore the murder of Mullineaux and a hold
up on the boulevard the night previous.
Westwood, the acknowledged leader of
the youthful gang. Is but sixteen years of
age, and resided with his mother and step
father, Patrick Ryan. He admitted that he
was the gun holder in the other robberies
and that It was Peterson's turn when Mul
lineaux was held up. Mears Is eighteen
years of age.
Trial Baces to Determine the Ameri
can Defenders.
MARBLEHEAD. Mass., August 17.?The
Roosevelt cut) trial races, which are being
conducted this week by the Eastern Yacht
Club for the "purpose of selecting three
American defenders against the German
challengers, are rapidly becoming a question
of endurance. Six races In four days have
turned the sport Into something akin to
hard work, while not a few of the skippers
are nearlng the belief that "the chances of
their boats being chosen are fading with
each race.
Realizing that the strain of hard racing
la becoming greater each day. and also that
tho crowding at the line, especially on starts
to the windward, places some of the faster
yachts In unfortunate positions, the regatta
committee Intends to begin the elimination
proccu after the two races today.
Gompers to Reply to Sundry
In Latter's Speech Delivered at Dan
ville, HI.
Labor Leader on His Way to Maine to
Get Into the Littlefield
Special Dispatch to The Star.
BOSTON, August 17.?President Samuel
Gompers of the American Federation of
Labor, asked If he would reply to the ref
erences made to him by Speaker Cannon j
in his speech at Danville, 111., said:
"I shall not answer Mr. Cannon now. I
shall do It later. In the course of the cam
paign, as soon as I can get to It. I am
here in transit, on my way to Maine.
"Mr. Cannon's remarks evidently were
made In a prepared speech, and I do not
care to reply In such a hasty, oft-hand
manner as would be necessary If I were to
talk on the subject now."
President Gompers conferred with some
men on labor matters this morning, and
this noon he left for Lewiston, where*, on
Saturday evening, he will speak at the
opening of the campaign In opposition to
the re-election of Congressman Littlefield.
President Gompers will, in addition to
the Lewlston address, made six speeches In
LJttlefleld's district, beginning next Mon
da> night at Rumford Palls and continuing
each successive night at Livermoore Falls,
Bath, Waldoboro, Rockland and Vinal Ha
ven He will also make noon-hour talks at
these places.
Status of French Situation Discussed
by Cabinet.
PARIS, August 17.?The cabinet council
at Ramboulllet today discussed at length
the church and state separation question,
the conference resulting in the govern
ments full resolve to maintain the law
Minister of Public Works Barthou, who
was seen later, says that the decision of
the government practically did not change
the situation.
The provisions of the law would be car
ried out integrally.
the 0aRM]?LiT sank case.
Declared There is No Necessity for a
CHICAGO, August 17.?Ellis E. Drake,
who was In control of the Garfield Park
Bank for which a receiver was appointed
by Federal Judge Bethea yesterday, gave
notice today that he would ask that the
receivership be set aside. Drake declared
that he can show ample securities and can
prove the needlessness of a receiver. Re
ceiver Heisland today appointed Drake cus
todian of the property until such time as
the receiver himself can take formal
Notice was given today that the bank
would take advantage of the law requir
ing savings depositors to give thirty days*
notice before the withdrawal of funds
Drake today said that the obligations of
the bank amount to *40.000. He says he
has real estate valued at JWt.OOO. It Is de
clared, however, that much of this prop
erty Is Incumbered with mortgages.
Interment of Remains at Kensal
Green, London.
LONDON. August 17.?The funeral serv
ices today over the body of Mrs. Cralgie
(John Oliver Hobbes). at the Jesuit Church
in Farm street, were largely attended. Am
bassador and Mrs. Reld and many other
Americans and a number of English au
thors and writers were present.
There were many evidences of the deepest
grief and sympathy. The mother'of Mrs.
t raigle, who Is ill, was not present. After a
solemn reauiem mass Mgr. Browne delivered
a^f>Lm.pathetlc- euI?Ki9tic address, during
which he dwelt especially on the deeply re
ligious life of the deceased. The Interment
followed at Kensal Green cemetery.
Boston Man Quits Congress for Busi
ness Interests.
BOSTON. August 17.?Representative Win.
S. McNary will not be a candidate for re
nomination. In announcing his decision Mr.
McNary says:
??Further service at Washington, in view
of Its great exoense, could only be given by
me at a sacrifice of the future welfare of
my family and to the Injury of my personal
business Interests here."
Trainmen Injured in Collision.
Special Dispatch to The Star.
HAGERSTOWN, Md., August 17.?In a
bad rear-end freight collision this morning
on the Western Maryland railroad near
Smlthburg, eight miles east of Hagerstown,
Englneman Roy StoufTer of Hagerstown
and Fireman W. C. Clapp of Baltimore
were Injured. It is not believed the injuries
of either will prove fatal. The engine of
the rear train and a half dozen cars were
badly damaged. Through traffic was block
ed until late today.
Constable Shot and mn?d,
| ASBURY PARK, N. J., August 17.?Wil
liam R. Hodges, a constable who was sta
tioned at a dance hall, was shot and killed
early today by Frank Marchesano. an Ital
ian. Marchesano insisted upon entering
the hall without paying for admission.
When Hodges refused to admit him he shot
the constable twice. A detective arrested
the Italian. A crowd j?hlch had gathered
threatened to lynch him, but made no move
to do so and he was taken to Jail.
BROWHEAD, August 16.?Steamer Phil
adelphia, from New York, was reported 200
miles west of Lizard Head at 10:30 a.m.,
and will probably reach Plymouth at about
4:3 0a.m. Saturday.
PLYMOUTH, August 17.?Arrived: Blue
cher, from New York.
Celtic from New York, 185 miles west at
1:80 p.m. and will probably reach Queens
town at about 2 a-m. Saturday.
Startling Revelations by Chi
cago Food Inspector.
Converted Into Material for the
Saloon Bars.
Warehouse With 25,000 Pounds of
Meat Unfit for Use?Men Arrest
ed, Plant Confiscated.
CHICAGO. August 17.?That the free
lunch served in hundreds of saloons In Chi
cago is largely composed of meat in a con
dition absolutely unfit for use was discov
ered yesterday by Food Inspector Murray
when his force of assistants raided a barn
at 124 Illinois street owned by William
The place contained thirty stoves over
which six men were working in an endeavor
to prepare decayed pork and beef into a
semblance of its original form and there
after "manufacture" It into free lunch for
the saloon trade.
The men working in the awful stench of
the place were arrested on warrants sworn
out by Inspector Murray, and with David
son are accused of violating the health ordi
nances of the city.
The raid of the Illinois street barn fol
lowed an Inspection of a cfcd storage ware
The warehouse is a public one and in It
the inspector found 25,000 pounds of meat
for use. A search of the books of the com
pany showed that this meat was the prop
erty of Davidson.
In addition to the equipment at the barn
for converting unsalable meat Into cuts
from supposedly good roasts, the Inspectors
found a plant for the manufacture of sau
sage of different kinds and other articles
of food which usually adorn the free lunch
counters in cheap or middle-class saloons.
The entire plant was confiscated and will
be used as evidence against Davidson and
?his assistants in Justice Gibbons' court to
Busines Community of Chelsea,, Mass.,
is Shocked.
BOSTON, August 17.?The business com
munity of Chelsea was surprised when It
became known that the First National
Bank of that city, one of the oldest finan
cial institutions in this section of the state,
had been closed and Bank Examiner Alfred <
Ever placed In charge. Many of the small
tradesmen had practically all of their Teady
money tied up in the bank, but It is ex
pected that relief will be afforded by the
Winnisimmet National Bank of Chelsea,
which has offered to pay to depositors of
the First National 50 per cent of their ac
counts. The remaining banks in Chelsea
have but a few thousand dollars to their
credit at the First National and will not be
directly afTected by the difficulty.
During the morning throngs of depositors
appeared at the bank. There was no disor
der, however. It is said that the difficulty
at the bank was brought about by a steady
transfer of large accounts to Boston banks,
and the Chelsea bank was thereby ham
pered for ready money.
It has been learned also that the First
National was heavily involved in real estate
which tied up their money to the extent of
about $300,000. x
The failure of the First National was re
sponsible for small runs on the Chelsea
Savings and Co-operative Provident banks
this morning.
President Hinckley of the bank is serious
ly ill, and it Is said he cannot recover.
Bank Examiner Ewer refused to discuss
the bank's affairs or to make any state
ment regarding the dispatch from Wash
ington saying that the bank's failure was
reported due to excessive loans to its offi
i cers and directors. Any reports on his dis
coveries at the institution, he said, would
be made to the controller of the currency
at Washington.
Wisconsin Tribe to Do Their Own
CALUMET, Mich., August 17.?Indians on
the Menominee Indian reservation at Tes
hena. Wis., will be allowed to do their own
logging this season, and If they make a
success of It they will have occupation for
many years, as It is estimated that there
are two hundred million feet of timber on
the reservation. The Indians will be given
$20 a thousand for cutting the lumber. Of
this $15 will be paid them and $5 placed in
the United States treasury to their credit
at 4 per cent.
French Parliament to Appropriate
Fund for Building.
PARIS, August 17.?One of the first sub
jects to be discussed in the senate and
chamber of deputies when they meet in No
vember will be the proposed construction of
a building for the French embassy on the
land acquired for that purpose at Washing
ton. The government Intends to ask for
an appropriation, the figure of which has
not been -given out, but It Is understood
that the amount will be ample to insure the
erection of a handsome structure.
In well-informed circles it is considered
probable that parliament will adopt the ap
propriation without any opposition.
The purchase of the French government
of the large tract of land on S street above
Florida avenue was made some months
ago. Stllson Hutchlns sold the property,
and the consideration was $100,000.
To Face Charge* by Biparian Com
TRENTON, N. J., August 17.-State Sen
ator Edmund W. Wakelee, chairman of the
Joint commission of the legislature to In
vestigate the granting of riparian rights,
today announced that the board would meet
In Jersey City next Wednesday at the re
quest of George L. Record of Jersey City,
former counsel of the commission, who
wishes to answer the charges made against
him by Secretary Payne of the riparian
commission. The latter charges that Rec
ord collected fees to which he was not en
Secretary Shaw in New York.
NEW YORK, August 17.?Secretary Shaw
was a visitor at the subtreasury today. He
expressed satisfaction with conditions in
the financial world. Mr. Shaw's wife and
daughter wlH arrive here from Europe to
morrow. \ i. I
Uprising of Natives Threatens
Peace at Chefoo.
Between Constabulary and
Embassy Police.
50,000 Coolie Harvesters From Canton
in Chefoo?Foreign Population
in Dread of Clash.
Special Cablegram to Tbe Star.
CHEFOO, August 17.?The political situa
tion here has taken a serious turn. There
has been an uprising of the native popula
tion, which at present is swelled by 50,000
coolies from Canton on their way to the
Manchurian wheat fields. The Chinese con
stabulary sides with the mobs, and the
settlement police, which Is an organization
maintained by the foreign embassies". Is
powerless. It Is not unlikely that the
members will be ejected from the city if
they are not withdrawn. The presence of
hordes of coolies from Canton provoked
the trouble and riots are expected.
News of the uprising in China comes as
a surprise. Recently there have not been'
any marked anti-foreign demonstrations.
It appears that this uprising was due large
ly to the annual Influx to Chefoo of the
harvesters of Canton and other towns.
Each year they pass through Chefoo on
their way to Manchuria, where they go
to gather wheat, millet and beans. Their
practice has long been to break the trip
at Chefoo, and for years the foreign colony
has feared trouble when the native popula
tion has been so greatly increased.
At all times, however, the foreigners have
lived In dread of attack from Chines? mobs.
This fear led them to establish a police
force of their own, upon which they could
rely. It has been known as the Settlement
police, and patrols the hill at the edge of
the harbor upon which the embassies are
and where the foreigners live.
Resented by Native Police.
The Taotals, or native police, have nj'
sented the presence of this force, and it
has been a source of constant friction. The
ill will which resulted has^not been less
ened 'by the attltute of Yuan Shi Kai, one
of the powerful mandarins of China, and
governor of the province of Chili, in which
the town of Chefoo is situated. He has
not been popular with the foreigners.
The present disturbances, It is presumed,
arose when the city was excited by the
presence of many strangers. The dormant
feeling against foreigners flared up. The
Taotai police did not check it, and It is
thought that perhaps they even stirred up
the natives still more.
Demands apparently were made for the
withdrawal of the settlement police and
Across the hill, back of Chefoo, extends
a high wall, protected by mud forts. This
was constructed during the Boxer troubles,
and It Is the place of refuge which the for
eigners have always had in mind In case
there should be an uprising which would
make flight necessary.
Warships in Harbor.
Part of the eastern squadron is here. The
battleship Wisconsin, the cruisers Galves
ton, Chattanooga, Cincinnati, the destroy
ers Barry and Bainbrldge and the gunboat
Qulros are here. The battleship Ohio, the
cruisers Raleigh and Baltimore and the
gunboat Rainbow are expected to arrive
In response to President Roosevelt'*
request for Information concerning the sit
uation at Brownsville, Tex., Acting Secre
tary Alnsworth has forwarded the report
received from Major Penrose, and also in
formed the President that the commanding
general of the Department of Texas has
been requested to furnish as soon as possi
ble detailed information of the investiga
tion being made by the military authorities,
it Is not believed at the department that
there will be any further clash between the
citizens and the soldiers, and the hope Is
expressed that the excitement which pre
vailed will subside when It is known that
the government intends to ascertain all the
facts, and will punish any of the soldiers
Implicated in unlawful acts.
The War Department under present con
ditions does not intend to take any action
regarding the afflalr. The department has
asked for information, and the command
ing officer has reported that he is making
an Investigation. In the absence of more
definite information the department will not
issue any orders. It is stated that the
troops will not be allowed outside of the
st for the present, and that there will
a strict discipline maintained. It is
stated that no hasty action can be taken
on the protests that have been made by the
senators and governor of Texas, and that
further reports from the officers of the
'army must determine any action to be
Result of Election Not Known Until
? Tomorrow.
MILWAUKEE, Wis., August 17.?The offi
cial result of the contest for officers in the
Grand Aerie of the Order of Eagles will
probably not be known until tomorrow. The
present head of the Eagles, Henry G. Da
vis of Ohio, was opposed for election by Ed
ward Kraus of Wilmington, Boston and
Norfolk are leaders for the next convention.
On behalf of.a special committee. Col. Ed
uard Richardson of Seattle today reported
a resolution directing the incoming grand
worthy president to appoint a committee of
three to draft tactics for a uniformed rank
of the order, for the purpose of establish
ing such a rank, if the next Grand Aerie so
Judge John C. March ot Sacramento then
reported on the Eagles' San Francisco re
lief fund. He announced the receipt of
more monev since his printed report, no
tably WOO from Cavite Aerie, Philippine
Islands. The additional receipts make the
total relief fund of the order 103,015.50, of
which 131.000 is still in the hands of Judge
March and the San Francisco and Oakland
i committee*
Attorney General Moody Con
fers With President
Appointment! on the Bench Decided
Three Luncheon Quests?Gen. John
M. Wilson, Retired, Among the
Sagamore Hill Callers.
OYSTER BAY. August IT.?Attorney Gen
eral Moodv. who was a guest of President
Roosevelt last night, left Oyster Bay for
Washington today. He. said he had dis
cussed with the President the matter of
filling severa.1 vacancies on the federal
bench. The conclusions reached would be
announced later, when the President made
the appointments which had been decided
on. Nothing except routine matters wero
talked about, he said, and no reference made
to Standard Oil suits.
President Roosevelt will have three lunch
eon guests today?Gen. John M. Wilson, re
tired, who was chairman of the last Inaugu
ral committee: Cleveland H. Dodge of New
York, who is an old friend of President
Roosevelt and .prominently connected with
Y. M. C. A. work, and Col. CoSbes, an Eng
lish army officer, who is in this country
making army observations.
The Brownsville Trouble.
The message from a committee of citizens
in Brownsville. Tex., requesting that the
negro troops who committed an outrage
there last Monday night be replaced by
white soldiers, was received by President
Roosevelt today. The President at once re
ferred the dispatch to the War Department,
with a request that an immediate report
upon the matter be made to him. No action
upon the committee's request will be taken
by the President pending receipt of the re
port from the War Department.
Boxes for Big Contributions to Bryan
Reception Fund.
Special Dispatch to The Star.
NEW YORK, August 17.?Those who have
the Bryan reception In charge are now
taking the final steps to insure Its success
and see to it that the hosts of the faith ul
turn out in proper numbers at Madison
Square Garden on the-uiglit -Bights.
Lewis Nixon has been made chairman ot
the sub-committee appointed by the execu
tive committee to look after the final de
tails. Cosh contributions are pouring in and
nearly all the boxes have been disposed Oi.
They are not being sold, but as one of the
members of the committee put it. It is
only right that in distributing the boxes we
should look after our largest contributors.
St. Paul Court Decided Against Ap
pellant on All Points.
ST. PAUL, August 17.?Judge Hallam In
the Ramsey county district court .today de
cided that the ante-nuptial agreement made
between Dr. E. W. Appleby and Cornelia
Day Wilder is valid. The court also held
that Dr. Appleby was not entitled to pos
session of the Wilder mansion on Summit
avenue and that he was not entitled to the
$5,0C0 a year for the maintenance of the
Wilder home.
The ante-nuptial agreement provides that
Dr. Appleby should draw from the estate
of Mrs. Appleby annually $10,000, providing
he did not marry again.
The estate of Mrs. Appleby is valued at
*850.000 and is a part of what is known as
the Wilder charity, which by the wills of
Mr and Mrs. Wilder and Mrs. Appleby,
their daughter, all deceased, was left to the
worthy poor of St. Paul The entire estate
amounts to $2,000,000. Dr. Appleby sought
to have the ante-nuptial agreement declared
void; that the charitable bequest in his
wife's will was void and that the Wilder
home with a fund of $5,000 a year for its
maintenance was rightfully his, whether he
lived In the home or not.
The probate court decided adversely to
Dr Appleby on all these points and an ap
peal was taken to the district court, which
today decided with the probate court.
Sham Battle, Event of the Week,
Took Place Today.
(MOUNT GRETNA, Pa., August 17.?The
event of the week, a sham battle, took place
today at Camp Roosevelt, where the Con
necticut and Maryland troops are undergo
ing Instructions In military tactics. The
militiamen with the regular troops biv
ouacked last night, during which the men
were Instructed in outpost duty and meth
ods of protecting a camp against surprise
at night. At daybreak the troops divided
and ljter fought the sham battle.
Capt. Sutherland of the 23d United States
Infantry, was badly Injured by a kick from
his horse. He is a native of New York
The Connecticut and Maryland troops will
leave for their homps tomorrow and will
be succeeded by New Jersey guardsmen.
The Logan Sails for Manila.
The military secretary is advised by tele
gram of the 15th Instant from the -com
manding general. Department of California,
that the transport Logan sailed on that date
from San Francisco, Cal., for Manila, Phil
ippine Islands, with the following military
passengers: Major Erwln, Inspector gen
eral: Capts. Carnahan, paymaster; Freden
dall. quartermaster: McClure, 4th Cavalry:
Lleuts. Herren and Boiler, 2d; Mathews,
6th Infantry; Dworak and Kernan, Philip
pine Scouts; Hospital Corps, 45; detach
ments 18th and 16th Infantry, 14 men; cas
uals, 8; Companies I and K, 10th Infantry
(7 officers and 103 enlisted men), for Hone
lulu, Hawaii territory.
Enlisted Men to Have a Chance.
Secretary Taft has decided that enlisted
men shall have the first chance at the
forty-eight vacancies In the grade of second
lieutenant In the arri^. An order was
Issued some time ago granting only a small
proportion of the vacancies to enlisted can
didates. Secretary Taft's attention was
called to the order, which discriminated
against the thirty-five enlisted men Who are
candidates, and he Immediately sent a
message from Oyster Bay asking that the
order be annulled and another issued which
will do Justice to the enlisted tnen who
i are striving tor advancement.
Escaped From Moving Train
While Heavily Guarded.
Bight Under the Noses of Armed At
Boiled Sown Embankment and Dis
appeared in Woods?Assisted in
Pillage of Moscow Bank.
ST. PETERSBURG, August 17.?Belen
soff, the leader of the band which pil
laged the Credit Mutual Bank of Moscow,
daringly cscaped while on his wily to Mos
cow from Switzerland, whence he had
been extradited. He was on board a train,
heavily guarded, and when near Pa.'ov
dove through the glass of a window, gained
tho forest and eluded pursuit.
Belenzoff left Warsaw in a special car
attached to a fast train. In charge of a
captain of gendarmerie, four gendarmes
and six soldiers, two of whom were always
sitting on the same seat as Beienzoff and
carried loaded rifles. Suddenly, as the
train slackened speed at an upgrade, Belen
zoff rose and hurled himself bodily through
the glass of a window, rolled down the
embankment and disappeared in the woods.
The train was Immediately stopped and
the guards followed Belenzoff's bloody trafl
for some distance, but finally it was ioet
In a swamp.
Extraordinary precautions had been taken
through Poland, owing to fear of a forcible
rescue of Belenzoff. The platforms at ail
the places where the train stopped were
Belenzoff's attorneys fought his extradi
tion on the ground that a bank robbery In
Russia was a political crime. Even after
the Russian government had produced evi
dence showing that the revolutionary con
gress held in Finland was opposed to such
methods, the attorneys of the prisoner
maintained that an organized minority of
the party ihad not acquiesced to this action,
and they were granted a stay of several
weeks by the Swiss courts so as to enable
counsel to produce evidence to support
their claim.
Made Occasion of Great Ceremony at
ST. PETERSBURG, August 17.?A dis
patch from Teheran today says that the re
turn of the expelled mullahs w*s made the
occasion "for great ceremony, the city fce?
ing Illuminated In their honor for Tour days.
Crowds of people greeted them at a gate of
the city, the Russian colony participating
in the demonstration. The disturbances
have ceased.
The health of the ?hah Is reported to be
worse than for some time.
Miners' Candidates Carried Nome
County?Election Conceded.
SEATTLE, Wash., August 17.?Cale and
Waskey, the candidates of the miners of
Alaska, has carried tho Nome country,
known as the second judicial district, by
handsome pluralities. Their election is now
conceded by all. Special dispatches to the
Post Intelligencer give the following results
in all precincts heard from, including the
Tanana country, Nome and1 the Seward
peninsula, Valdez, Sitka, Juneau and Skag
Long term?Thomas Cale (miners'), 4,043.
Short term?Waskey (miners'), 4,312; C. D.
Murane (republican), 1,002; ex-Gov. Swine
ford (democrat), 1.137; Judge Mellen (dem
ocrat). 801. Cale carried Juneau, as did
Swineford. . ^ ,
The first election for the delegates to
Congress from, the district of Alaska has
passed off quietly, the dispatches recording
few cases of disturbance and none of
fraud at the polls. The miners have given
emphatic expression as to their choice, as
Cale and Waskey were placed in the field
after the two leading political parties had
decided to be represented.
Appointment and Promotion of a
Number of Clerks.
Postmaster Barnes today announced the
following changes in the force of the
Washington city post office:
Appointments?Edgar L. Kenney, ap
pointed clerk, salary *600 per annum; John
B Horstkamp, appointed clerk, salary $600
per annum; Robert R. Hog^n, appointed
clerk, salary $000 per annum; James R.
Kerr, appointed clerk, salary $600 per an
num. , ,
Promotions?M. G- Weaver, clerk, pro
moted from $1,100 to $1,200: James W.
Lumpkins, clerk, promoted from $1,000 to
$1100; Clarence W. Jackson, clerk, pro
moted from $900 to $1,000; F. X. Walt
meyer, clerk, promoted from $800 to $900;
I B Cohen, clerk, promoted from $(00 to
S?X); William H. Freeman, clerk, promoted
from $700 to $800; J. T. Schnopp. clerk, pro
moted from $700 to $800: benjamin .
Boyd, clerk, promoted fromi *600 to $700.
John H. Healy, clerk, promoted from $COO
to $70? William R. James, clerk, promoted
from $600 to $700; Harry W. Klotz. clerk,
promoted from $600 to $i00; M^rcer ?
Sampson, clerk, promoted from $600 to $700.
Electricians in Session.
NEW HAVEN, Conn, August 17.~The
International Association of Municipal
Electricians today voted to meet at Norfolk
Va next year. Officers were elected as
follows: President. T. C. O'Hearn of Cam
bridge, Mass; vice presidents, James Grant,
New Haven; Clarence R. George. Houston,
Texas; John Berry, Indianapolis; W. H.
Bradt Troy, N. Y.; secretary, Frank P.
Foster Corning, N. Y.; treasurer, C. E.
TMehl Harrisburg; executive committee, J.
B Ye'akle, Baltimore; R. A. Smith, Norfolk,
Va_? William Crane. Erie. Pa.; Jerry Mur
"h7 Cleveland: William Pelty, Rutherford,
N J-' T. F. Almon, St. Louis; A. S. Hatch,
Detroit; W. H. Thompson, Richmond, and
Q. F. McDonald. Ottowa.
Change in West Virginia Newspaper.
PARKERSBURG, W. Va., August 17.?
General S. B. Baker of Huntington, who
is adjutant general of the state, will im
mediately become general manager of the
Parkersburg Dispatch-News having pur
chased the Interest in the paper held
by J W. Burchinal of Moundsville. At a
meeting of the directors Reese Blizzard,
United States district attorney, was elected
president of the company to succeed Mr.
Partly cloudy tonight
and tomorrow.
Selected at Today's Session of
the Encampment.
The Canteen at Soldiers' Homes and
Win Monument.
May Be Brought Up Formally for
Action Before Adjournment?Wo
men to Buy McLean Ho&se.
MINNEAPOLIS, Minn., August 17.?The
encampment of the Grand Army of the Re
public may take no action either on the
question of the abolishment of the canteen
from old soldiers' homes, or on the pro
posed erection of a monument to Henry
Wlrz. The committee on resolutions,
which was in session until a late hour last
night, did not prepare a statement on
either question.
Both matters, however, may be brought
up formally for action before adjournment
of the business sessions.
When the encampment opened today the
first question considered was the selection
of a place for the next encampment. At
yesterday's session Saratoga was proposed
by the New York delegation, and met with
great favor. Today Cincinnati extended an
In the convention of the ladles of the
Grand Army, the project to purchase the
McLean house, at Appomattox, where Lee
surrendered to Grant, and present it to the
government as a peace memorial was unan
imously indorsed.
Saratoga Selected.
Saratoga was selected for the next en?
The vote on the location of the encamp
ment of 1007 consumed almost two hours.
Several times the meeting became In
volved in tangles of legislative procedure,
which required considerable debate bo
fore they were settled. The vote was
strongly in favor of Saratoga from the
start, and that city was finally selected
by a decided majority over Cincinnati, its
only competitor.
Nobody Seems to Know What "Valorl
. zation" of Coffee Means.
"Valorization" of coffee. What does It
mean? If you know you know more than
any one in the government service In Wash
ington and two firms of dictionary people
combined. Probably the exact meaning of
the term will be ascertained shortly, but at
present this country seems to be In the
For some time there has been a bill be
fore the Brazilian congress for the valori
zation of coffee, and Ambassador Griscom
has notified the State Department that on
August 9 the president of Brazil approved
the act and that it became effective on and
after that date.
Now this may be a momentous decision
for the Brazilian people, but it apparently
had no very thrilling Interest for America
till a Star reporter, more or less in idle
curiosity. Inquired what it meant. Then It
developed that there was apparently no one
In Washington who did know what It
meant At the Department of Agriculture
the Inquiry was started in the Seeretary'a
office. No one there knew, and the coffee
expert, Mr. Cook, was called up on the
telephone. He may know, but he was out
of town at the time, and the next expert In
the department had to confess that he did
not understand the term. Recourse was
had to the dictionary, but there was no
such word given in three different volumes
It happened that Mr. Murray was the
acting Secretary of Commerce and Labor
for the time being, and he was consulted,
as the statement about Brazilian coffee
came directly In his department. But ho
had to confess that the word had puzzled
him and he wanted light on it himself. So
he turned to the telephone and called up
Major Carson, who issues the dally consu
lar bulletins, where the announcement of
this momentous decree was first made pub
lic. The major did not like to confess it,
but after beating about the bush a little
came into the open and admitted that al
though the term had something to do with
the export tax and the Internal coffee
bounty, he was not altogether certain what
It was. Then he confessed that two pub
lishers of dictionaries had come down on
the bureau for an explanation of the word,
and the bureau was trying to look it up for
So there you are. If any one Is familiar
with the coffee business and Brazil's ex
port laws, he can come to the center and
furnish an explanation. But the chances
seem to be that the word will have to await
fuller details from Ambassador Griscom or
some of the consuls In South America.
Lowest Offer Made by the Laflln and
Band Company.
Bids have been opened by the bureau of
ordnance, War Department, for 200,000
pounds of saluting powder and 5,600.000
pounds of sodium nitrate. The lowest bid
der on the saluting powder was the Laflln
& Rand Powder Company of Wilmington,
Del., which offered to supply the powder
packed in barrel* furnished by the United
States at 7% cents a pound. The bid of
this company on powder packed In twenty
flve-pound kegs furnished by the company
was 7V4 cents a pound, and It also offered
to supply the powder In 100-pound barrels
furnlshe the company at 8 cents a
pound. The only other bidder on the sa
luting power was E. I. DuPont and Com
pany, also of Wilmington, Del., whose
prices range from K to 1 cent a pound
The lowest bid on the sodium nitrate was
that of Weasel, Duval & Co. of New York
city, whicb made a proposal to supply the
sodium nitrate at S2.64H per 100 pounds.
Others bidders were W. R. Grace & Co.,
Heller, Hirst & Co. and C. E. Morris &
Son, all of New York city, whose bids
range from 1H to 7>? cents per 100 pounds
higher than that of the lowest bidder.
Meyer to Take Water Cure.
BERLIN, August 17.?Mr. Meyer, the
American ambassador to Russia, who is go
ing to Kissengen today to take the cure,
says that the concensus of opinion In
St. Peterburg is that the present lull In the
revolutionary movement will continue for
several months.

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