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CULLED FROM DISPATCHES OF THE ASSOCIATED PRESS. A Review of Happenings in Both Eastern and Western Hemispheres During the Past Week—National, Historical, Political and Personal Events Tersely Told. Grover Cleveland, democracy's great leader, may be persuaded to speak for Parker In the northwest. Foreign Minister Lamsdorff's reply to the British ambassador, Sir Charles Hardinge, on the subject of contra band of war, admitted the conditional character of all articles mentioned :r. section 10 of article 6 of the Russian regulations, except horses and other i,t asts, which Russia insists remain in the category of absolute contraband. Important developments regarding China's attitude toward the belliger ents is anticipated in well informed quarters at St. Petersburg. There are rumors of closer relations between China and Japan, of the possibility of the Japanese turning over Port Ar thur, when captured, to China, of their restoring Manchuria to the Chinese, etc. Judge Parker, democratic candidate for president, was one of the pallbear ers at the funeral of Dr. Jacob Cham bers, which took place at Kingston, N. Y., recently. Showered with blazing paint, a man, a woman and a baby in a New York tenement have received burns that will likely prove fatal. The man acciden tally dropped the blazing match into a bucket of paint. Dr. Henry Ridgely, president of the Farmers' Bank of Delaware, and one of the most prominent citizens of the state, is dead. His death was due en tirely to hiccoughs. He was 97 years of age. President I^oubet of France, in the course of a speech to the provincial mayors said he looked forward with satisfaction to the serenity of private life at the close of his present term. The triennial catalogue of Yale uni versity shows that there are 12,744 living graduates and 9291 dead grad nates of Vale, a total of 22,035. An unusual influx of Irish immi grants in the last two months is re ported by the immigration authorities. Charles S. Griflin of Lawrence, Kan., instructor in political economy in the Imperial University of Japan, was drowned while bathing, according to word received by his parents. He was a graduate of Harvard. Chicago.—Acting Building Commis sioner Stanhope has approved the ap plication of the Lyde and Behman Music Hall company for a license to conduct a theatre in the building for merly occupied by the Iroquois theater. The grain and commission firm of A. B. Costigan & Co., San Francisco, has failed, with liabilities of $129,759 and assets of $48,602. Survivors of 13 Pennsylvania regi ments that fought in the battle of Antietam on the 42nd anniversary of the battle, dedicated monuments at Sharpsburg, Md., to the same number of regiments as memorials to the valor of their comrades. A monument in honor of Manuel Montt, former president of Chili, and former Premier Anthony Varas, his colleague for a number of years, was unveiled recently with great ceremony in the presence of the diplomatic corps and the civil and military authorities. The event inaugurated a series of na tional festivities in celebration of the tranquility and progress of the coun try, In endeavoring to turn out to avoid a farmer's wagon an automobile con taining two men and two women was precipitated down a 30 foot embank ment near Baldwin, Mo., killing John Kalleen of New York city, one of the occupants. Preparations for the autumn tour of the veteran actor, Joseph Jefferson, have been abandoned on account of ill health. A proclamation has been issued by the government offering $5000 reward for the capture of the bandits who held up the Canadian Pacific railway train at Mission Junction and robbed the ex press car. The Bristol hotel of Cincinnati, was damaged $20,000 by fire recently, caus ing a panic among the 90 guests, who were aroused from sleep. All escaped. l.a Porte, Ind.—Fire has destroyed five five-story buildings inside the state prison walls at Michigan City, causing a loss of over $100,000. The fire started from a dry kiln chair fac tory, according to a statement by the authorities, although rumors are in circulation that the convicts fired the buildings. Prince Herbert Bismarck, according to the latest reports, is steadily sink ing. Lee Toy, president of a company which holds a Chinese concession at the St. Louis exposition, has been in dicted by the grand jury on the charge of importing Chinese slave women. J. McGregor Adams, for many years one of the foremoost business men in Chicago, and well known throughout the west, died recently. He was a partner of the late John Creerar and left a large estate. At the annual meeting of the New York State Rifle association Lieuten ant J. V. Casey of the 71st New York regiment scored a straight 20 bulls eyes at €00 yards, which is said to be a new world's record. To be callous is to be happy. ITALIANS ATTACK CHINESE. Extraordinary Fracas at Pekin Adjoin ing Legation. Pekin.—An extraordinary fracas be tween Italian and Chinese soldiers oc curred recently. It appears that two Chinese soldiers were out walking un armed along a public road bordering upon <he Italian drill grounds adjoin ing the Italian legation. They stopped to watch the Italians drilling. The Italians ordered them away and when they refused to go a fight ensued. The two Chinese were beaten. One of them was tuen seized and taken into the Italian legation, while the other ran to the residence of General Chiang Kweite, who is commander in chief of the Chinese troops stationed here. A dozen Italians followed him and fired two shots into the residence and one Italian soldier entered. Chinese soldiers assembled prepared to fight, but one of their officers prevented fur ther disturbance. Representations have been made by the Chinese authorities to the Italian legation, but no answer has yet been received. Great indignation is felt and express ed upon all sides at the unprovoked and unwarranted attacks. It is hoped, however, that the incident will be ar ranged without any complications. COMMANDER BLACKMAR'S STAFF. G. A. R. Chief Announces Several Ad ditional Appointments. Boston.—In a general order issued Saturday commander Blackmar of the G. A. it. announces several additional appointments on his staff. The list in cludes the following: Lee Estelle of Omaha, Neb., inspec tor general; James M. Schoonmaker Pittsburg, Pa., senior aide de camp and chief of staff; J. Henry Holcombe Philadelphia, assistant quartermas ter general and custodian of records; W. F. Martin of Decatur, 111., and Sam uel Wrignt of Boston, national color bearers. The general orders also announce that Commander in Chief, the adjutant general, the quartermaster general and the following members of the national council of administration will consti tute the executive committee of the national council: Thomas G. Sample, Allegheny, Pa.; George W. Cook, Denver; William H. Armstrong, Indianapolis; L. W. Col lins, «t. Cloud, Minn.; John W. Her sey, Springfield, Mass.; F. C. James, Centerville, Iowa, and J. Corey Win ans, Troy, Ohio. SUBMARINE WINS A VICTORY. Shark Gets Close Enough to Colum bia to Have Sunk Her. Newport, R. I.—The submarine tor pedo boat Shark, which left here for No Man's Land with the torpedo boats Tingley and Winslow, returned later and reported that she made a success ful attack on the cruiser Columbia of the north Atlantic training squadron. The Columbia, together with the Min neapolis and Prairie, is engaged in tar get practice off No Man's Land, and the officers of the vessels had been ap prised that an attack was to be made by the torpedo boats, but it was not known which of the warships would be made the target. Just after dark, while the searchlights of the three warships were actively at work, the Shark, commanded by Lieutenant C. T. Nelson, succeeded in getting within 50 or 60 yards of the Columbia and was awarded a victory, having tech nically sunk the cruiser. TAKES BAG AND $20,000. Bold Thief Walks Out of Bank With Money. Just at the close of banking hours recently a man in the lobby of the First National bank of San Francisco, observing the cage door leading be hind the counter ajar, pushed it aside, walked in and helping himself to a bag containing $20,000 in gold coin, made rapid exit. He immediately slowed down his pace and walked into a side entrance of the Brooklyn hotel, which leads to the dining room, closely fol lowed by C. K. Macintosh, an employe of the bank, who had witnessed the theft. Seeing that he was pursued the thief turned into the hotel office, where he was overtaken and seized by Mac intosh. The bag was taken from him and its contents found to have been undisturbed. The daring robber suc ceeded in escaping. Goes for Target Practice. San Francisco.—The armored cruis er New York, flagship of the Pacific squadron; the protected cruiser Ben nington, the torpedo boat destroyer Paul Jones and the collier Nero, have sailed from this harbor for target practice at Magdalena bay. The cruiser Marblehead remained in port to pro tect the interests of the government. It is said that the New York will meet the Chicago, now en route from the Atlantic station, and that Rear Ad miral Goodrich will transfer his flag to her, the New York continuing her trip to the New York navy yard, where she is to be repaired. The other ves sels with the exception of the Paul Jones, which is to be stationed at San Diego, will return to this city. Early Fight Looked For. Mukden.—The armies having recov ered irom the effects of the recent fighting before Liaoyang, an early de velopment of the situation may be ex pected. A mysterious movement eastward is on foot on the part of bands of Chi nese suitable for military service. All the leading young Chinese who have aided the Russians are leaving Muk den. lomaiponi# MILITARY STUDENTS BELIEVE ASSAPLT IS IMMINENT. Heavy Bombardment of Russian Fort Usually Precedes Strong Attack— Japanese Siege Works Are -Com pleted—They realize that Delay Is Too Profitable to Russians. Chefoo, Sept. 19.—Local students of the military situation at Port Arthur, basing their deductions upon recent developments there, are of the opinion that another assault is either occur ring at the present time or is im minent. This opinion is based on the very heavy bombardment of the Rus sian stronghold that occurred on Sep tember 16, for such a bombardment forms the usual prelude to an assault; on the arrival here of important mes sengers from Port Arthur at a time when the running of the blockade is extremely perilous; on a recent au thoritative statement that the Japan ese siege works are completed, and on reports from Japanese sources that at Port Dalny an assault was expected to take place in a few days. These reports were received last week. In addition to the foregoing there is the common knowledge that the Jap anese realize that their continued in activity increases the resisting power of the Russian garrison and their con sequent desire is to make such a pe riod of inactivity as brief as possible. It is asserted in a dispatch from Tokio to the London Daily Press that the Japanese are vigorously shelling the Russian defenses at Mukden, pre apratory to a general assault, and en deavoring by a wide turning move ment to cut off General Kuropatkin's retreat. The Japanese armies, the dispatch adds, are disposed in the same lelative positions as in the fight ing before Liaoyang. SINKS JUNKS OFF PORT ARTHUR. Japs Roughly Handle Crews of Block ade Runners. Chinese, Russians and Japanese at Chefoo all agree that the Japanese blockading Port Arthur are paying par ticular attention to junks, which for months past have been trying to smug gle dispatches and supplies into the fortress, and that when caught the crews are roughly treated. The junks generally are sunk and the men on board taken into Port Dalny. By mistake the Japanese sunk a junk which was carryink delicacies to Gen eral Nogi from an admirer, but a part of the cargo was recovered. General Nogi commands the Japanese besieg ers. Tiie Japanese are employing se vere measures in this respect, with the idea of intimidating blockade runners. Russian civilians who have reached Chefoo from Port Arthur say that can ned corn beef is plentiful there, and that the fresh meat supply consists of 12 horses slaughtered daily. Life in the town, when no bombard ment is going on, proceeds much as it did in times of peace. Church services are held as usual in the dismantled church, and the band follows the usual custom of playing in public twice a week. All Russians there agree that the Japanese do not occupy any fort in the inner line of defenses. The forts which were damaged have been repair ed almost as good as new during the quiet of the last 18 days. These Rus sians do not believe that the Japanese will succeed in taking the fortress. TO DISMANTLE THE LENA. Capt. Drake Ordered to Begin Work Immediately. Vallejo, Cal.—Official orders have been issued by Captain Drake, ord nance officer at the Mare Island navy yard, to Gunner Shuttleworth to com mence dismantling the Lena immedi ately. The breech locks of the larger guns, all the small arms except the officers' side arms and revolvers, am munition, ordnance stores and torpe does will all be removed. The negotiations between the Unit ed States and Russia relative to the disposition of the crew of the Russian cruiser Lena have not yet been com pleted. BABCOCKS LARGE WHEAT CROP. "Wheat King'' Holds Grain for Higher Prices. Walla Walla, Wash.— W. H. Babcock, the "wheat king" of Washington, has made a fortune out of wheat this year. He has not sold a bushel of his im mense crop, and will not for the pres ent. He expects a raise in price, but how much it will be and when the turn will come he does not say. Mr. Babcock has raised nearly 200, 000 bushels of grain this year, most of it on his own land. This grain he could sell for nearly 75 cents in the warehouse, if he would unload the entire lot. Zeigler Relief Expedition Reports. Tromsoe, Norway.— W. S. Champ, secretary to William Zeigler. and who is in charge of the relief expedition sent to search for the Arctic explora tion steamer America, says: 'T regret to report my failure to reach Franzjosefland. The ice con* ditions were insurmountable and the approaching winter and the heavy frost compelled us to abandon further effort to get north." i ne largest window in Britain is the east window in York cathedral. It Is 75 feet high and 32 wide. a of T. at is 2 to ft nnrnm LATE NEWS OF THE PAST WEEK BRIEFLY TOLD. Choice Selections of Interesting Items Gathered From Exchanges—Cullings From Washington, Idaho, Montana and Oregon—Numerous Accidents and Personal Happenings Occur. WASHINGTON NEWS. Several new buildings are being erected in Govan this fall. The second week of the Colfax school has closed and the enrollment to date breaks all previous records for this early in the year. It has passed the 700 mark, and is constantly increasing. Oil will supplant coal as a fuel at the Everett paper mill, tests just made having proved satisfactory. A seven foot shark was captured in a gillnet the other morning by two fishermen off Hat Island. It weighed 500 pounds. Seattle reports that one logging camp at the head of Lake Washington has been almost entirely wiped out, and others are in danger as the result of a fierce forest fire raging in the vicinity. The Washington Water Power com pany is increasing its plant at Spo kane by installing an immense 3000 horse power generator to replace a 700 horse power machine. The town of Hillyard may come in under the parental care of the city of Spokane, provided the Great Northern property must be excluded. The navy department has ordered that Midshipman James H. McCool of the state of Washington be dropped from the naval academy on account of continued infractions of naval acad emy regulations. The schedule of personal property as returned by the county boards of equalization has been prepared by F. T. Houghton, clerk of the state board. The returns show the total value of taxable property as equalized by the county boards to be $58,382,999, a sub stantial increase over last year's fig ures of $56,580,881. The date of the ninth annual meet ing of the state fair (September 26 to October 1) at North Yakima, is near at hand. The exhibits will excel any thing of the kind ever attempted in the state. The publishers of the Wenatchee Advance, Messrs. Lindsay & Spencer, have sold the newspaper plant and good will of the business for $4000. Mrs. Gunda Sparby, the victim of John Hall's rifle a week ago, died at her home near Rockford. The Stevens County Producers' as sociation opened a four day second annual county fair at Colville last Monday. Tuesday night, October 4, will be Children's night at the October carni val in Spokane. All children under 15 years of age will be given free admis sion to the grounds. A new union of the grocery clerks is one of the latest projects discussed by Spokane labor circles. The forest fires which have been burning in the hills west of Valley for two weeks have become danger ous. Blazes are sweeping the whole western part of the Colville valley. A new feature of the Woman's ho tel at Spokane, Sprague avenue and Madison street, is the rest for farmers' wives. Lunch may be secured at a small cost, and the use of the room is entirely free. It is fitted with couches, mirrors, lavatory and toilet adjoining, and- is tastefully decorated with flowers, pictures and comforJible chairs. There is also a little closet where parcels may be stored and checked during the day free of charge. Four men—Ed Stickney, Charles Harmon, N. P. Anderson and A. F. Brown—were surprised in their quar ters in Tacoma in the act of making counterfeit 25 cent and 5 cent pieces, but made smooth on one side to play slot machines. The iVenatehee city council has let the contract for the construction of a reservoir, the capacity of which will be 600,000 gallons. OREGON ITEMS. The regular September term of the United States circuit court of appeals commenced in Portland Monday morn ing, with Judges William W. Morrow of San Francisco, Erskine M. Ross of Los Angeles and William B. Gilbert of Portland on the bench. The Presbytery of Eastern Oregon, one of the district organizations of the church in Oregon, met in Enterprise the fit st of the week for a four days' session. C. Gale, one of Baker county's heaviest sheep growers, will ship 1000 2 year old wethers to the eastern mar ket soon. He has had considerable experience in shipping and believes he can do better by selling in the east. The lumbering interests of eastern Oregon are not marked this season with the usual healthy tone. The wheat crop in Morrow county will be the largest ever harvested. A committee of 50 young ladies of Portland has taken up the work of dis posing of the Lewis and Clark cen tennial coins made by the government as a part of the government's appro priation to the exposition, the coins to be sold for twice their face value. As a token of esteem the committee has sent the first coin turned out by the mint to Miss Alice Roosevelt. Assessment of the Oregon Railroad ft Navigation company's property in Umatilla county at the rate of $12,000 per mile for 1904, has been accepted by the county court. An explosion of oil occurred on the oil tank steamer George W. Loomis while she was lying at the Standard Oil company's dock at Portsmouth, a suburb of Portland, on the Willamette river, as a result of which Second Engineer W. H. Whelan was fatally burned and the woodwork of the ves sel destroyed. After September 19 sash and door manufacturers of interior cities will be able to secure terminal rates on all of the product of the mills sent out over the roads of the northwest. IDAHO SQUIBBS. Word was received from Moose creek, in the Potlatch country, that the big forest fire has been brought under control. The Genesee band has received new uniforms and presents an attractive appearance. The band will give a harvest festival in Meyer's grove Sep tember 24 and 25. The shipment of wheat from Mos cow and Joel this season is the first time that every car of wheat shippeu over the Northern Pacific from these two stations is destined to eastern points. S. G. Wear, a prominent rancher re siding six miles east of Rathdrum, near Ramsey, was fatally injured while driving into a barn, while seated on a load of grain. His head encountered a beam overhead, knocking him from the wagon to the ground. With an enrollment of 216 upon the opening day the Wardner schools com menced the fall session. Governor Morrison, upon behalf of the state, has offered a reward of $300 for the apprehension and conviction of the murderer or murderers of Ed. Boulet, who was killed last month in the St. Joe country. This brings the total reward to $800, the additional amount being offered by Shoshone county. Harvest work in the Green Creek, Lowe and Cottonwood sections is near ly completed and from two to three hundred teams are hauling grain To the Kooskia tramway. Work on the Mohler flour mill is progressing rapidly but no word has been received from the manufactur ers of the machinery and It is believed that the machinery has not yet been shipped. The strike among laborers at the sugar factory at Blackfoot is quieting down. The demand of the men for an increase of 5 cents per hour was re fused. The company promptly paid ' off all the strikers and they are leav ing town as rapidly as possible. The number of men involved proved to be. but 40 out of 375. There is no pros pect of a sympathetic strike and work will proceed as usual. Forest fires around Rathdrum are believed to be under control. MONTANA NEWS. President James Reid of the Mon tana State Agricultural college has resigned, and Professor J. M. Hamil ton of the Montana State university at Missoula has been elected as his suc cessor. Ten millions of acres of land in the one state of Montana can be reclaim ed by irrigation at the cost of $200, 000,000, says A. W. Hadley of Chi cago, special representative of the Na tional Irrigation association. It appears that Elmer Ensminger and Frank Thompson, who were ar rested at Anaconda on the charge of robbery, an attempt to hold up the inmates of the Schiffman saloon at Gregson Springs, are old offenders. Bids for the armored cruisers Mon tana will be opened at the navy de partment on November 15. George H. Hill of Helena has made application to the city of Livingston for a franchise for 35 years for a wa ter, light and power plant. A great wheat yield is reported in Carbon county. After several attempts to launch and organize a Montana Bankers' associa tion, more recent efforts in that direc tion have better succeeded, and the formation of such an organization is now an assured fact. A petition which already bears the names of more than 200 residents of Carbon county has been presented to Governor Toole and the state board of ' land commissioners, asking those of ficials to take action looking to the irrigation and reclamation of an im mense tract of land in Carbon county lying between Rock creek and the Clarke Fork river. WILD WEST SHOW ON STRIKE. Indians and Cowboys Oppose New Manager at World's Fair. Three hundred and fifty Indians, cowboys and men, representing the troops of various nations, employed with the Cumming's wild west show on the Pike at the world's fair, have struck and will leave for their homes, it is announced. Recently the show went into the hands of a receiver, who placed Cap tain Visser, formerly with the "Boer war," another show on The Pike, in charge in place of Cummings. When the Indians, cowboys and soldiers drew their pay, they were asked to continue at work under the new management. This they declined to do, it is stated. Among the number are 11 chiefs. Boilermakers Get a Raise. Winnipeg, Man.—The Canadian Pa cific boilermakers' strike has been set tled. The men were granted an in crease of one cent per hour. The world's sanity is put into the keeping of quiet lives. of at as to a TRAINS CROSS SALT LAKE. New Cut-Off Saves Over One Hour's Time and $1500 a Day Expense. Without ceremonies of any kind the great Ogden Lucin cutoff of the Harri man system, running across the north ern arm of Great Salt lake,was open ed last Sunday for passenger triffle. It is now an actual part of the over land system, and henceforth all trains will be run over the tracks of the cut off, which stretches for miles in an absolutely straight line over piling and fillings through the water of Salt like. The new time schedules contemplat ed for the overland traffic will effect an actual lessening of more than two hours in the running time between Chicago and San Francisco, besides cutting out the operating expenses of 43 miles of fhe most difficult and cost ly railroading in the country, the track age over Promontory hill on the north shore of Great Salt lake. The elimin ation of this part of the system from overland traffic will, it is estimated, save about $1500 a day in operating expenses. GEORGIA MOB HANGS A NEGRO. Because Black Shoots White Man Over a Small Matter. Roystrone, Ga.—John Ware, a ne gro, was lynched in Franklin county for fatally shooting C. Y. Daniel, son of George Daniel of Danielsville. Young Daniel and the negro fiacl some words over a trivial matter. It is said the negro, becoming greatly en raged and swearing that no white man could run over him, drew a pistol and shot Daniel, the bullet inflicting a wound that will prove fatal. The news of the shooting quickly spread and a crowd began gathering, many leaving church to join in the search for the negro. Ware was captured early in the aft ernoon and while being hurried to Carnesville by the sheriff, was over taken by the mob. He was taken from the sheriff and hanged to a tree. FOUR BATTLESHIPS ARE HOME. Return to New York From the Medit eranean Cruise. New York.—The battleship Kear sarge, the flagship of Rear Admiral Barker, commander in chief of the North Atlantic squadron, and the Maine, Alabama and Missouri of the battleship squadron, have arrived in port from the Mediterranean cruise. The cruiser Minneapolis, the flagship of Rear Admiral Wise, commander in chief of the Atlantic training squad ron, also arrived from Menemsha. The fleet is being assembled to do honors on behalf of the American navy at the launching of the battleship Con necticut at the Brooklyn navy yard next week. PEACE MAY COME IN URUGUAY. Head of Revolutionary Forces Makes Proposals to Ordonez. Buenos Ayres.—Advices received here from Uruguay state that Basilio Munoz, successor to General Saravia, as the head of the revolutionary forces, has written to President Ordonez of Uruguay, expressing his belief in the futility of further bloodshed, now that Saravia is dead, and asking the Presi dent to propose conditions of peace. President Ordonez replied that while desiring a cessation of the struggle, the government was not prepared to make conditions, though it stood ready to entertain reasonable proposals. Halifax Has Another Fire. Halifax, N. S.-—Another water, front fire, which soon assumed serious pro portions, broke out early Sunday morning in the warehouse of Black Brothersft dealers in naval stores and explosives. The flames in a few min utes jumped to the adjoining wharf, occupied by Pickford & Black, steam ship agents. A quantity of powder and dynamite, which was stored in the building ia which the fire started, was thrown ov erboard, but the flames reached a sec ond lot of explosives and the score of violent explosions w'hich followed drove the firemen off the wharf. With the assistance of troops from the garrison and sailors from the fleet the flames were confined to the wharves. The loss is estimated at $50,000. Japan After Capital. There is evidence of a strong po litical movement in Japan in favor of the abolition of all restrictions of the tenure of real estate by aliens and of remodeling the mortgage law for the purpose of removing the obstacles in the way of introduction of foreign cap ital. Attendance at World's Fair. St. Louis.—Last week, for the first time in the history of the exposition, the attendance for the six days ex ceeded 1,000,000. Archbishop of Palmyra. Rome.—Father Agius, the newly ap pointed apostolic delegate to the Phil ippines, was consecrated Sunday arch bishop of Palmyra. Japan has more than 2,000 newspa pers; 10 years ago not one. Japan can boast of a greater number of newspa pers than either Austria or Italy, or more than Spain and Russia taken to gether, and twice as many as are printed on the whole continent of Asia. The action of C. D. Walker in bring ing a herd of Angora goats into At chison county, Kansas, has resulted in a great increase of wolves in the coun try five miles south of town.