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CULLED FROM DISPATCH E3 OF THE ASSOCIATED PRESS. A Review of Happening« In Both Eastern and Western Hemispheres During the Past Week—National, Historical, Political and Personal Events Tersely Told. Camden, N, J.—W. A. Steedle, aged 17, of Riverton, N. J., was killed Sat urday in a football game. It is officially announced that Italy has agreed to take part in the new peace conference at The Hague. Carl Buenz, the German consul gen eral at New York port, is dangerously ill from a relapse of pneumonia. A great storm raged Saturday night along the Pacific coast from British Columbia to the California line. San Diego, Cal.—Rev. R. B. Taylor, pastor of First Presbyterian church, was drowned in the bay Saturday. The naval estimates for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1906, aggregate $114,530,678, an increase of $17,372, 448 over the last appropriation. Six thousand garment workers be longing to the special order of the gar ment workers' union struck in 20 fac tories of Chicago, following a walkout of 450 cutters. It is asserted in official circles that the reports which have reached the United States of great distress in Macedonia from cold and hunger are without foundation. While sorting mail in the postoffice at New York city, a clerk came across a new $1 bill, stamped and addressed to Miss Althea Briggs of Kingston, N. Y. Miss Briggs now has the bill. At least 12 lives were lost in a fire in a Brooklyn tenement house Satur day. It is believed that the death list will equal 15. Twelve persons were injured, none, it is believed, fatally. Twenty-two gas tanks in the big rail road gas charging station at Seventy third street, and South Chicago explod ed recently. Five employes were kill ed and a score injured, two seriously. Victoria, B. C.—The barkentine Mak aweli, Captain Neilson, lumber laden from Tacoma to Mazatlan, Mexico, has foundered on the west coast of Van couver island, at Clayoquot, all hands perishing. Through the arrest of George Mack, Anna Held's chauffeur, the mystery surrounding the finding of Jacob Clem ons, an aged farmer, in a ditch on the Pelham ^Parkway, in New York city, was cleared. The fourth annual meeting of the executive committee of the National Civic Federation, at which a president to succeed the late President Hanna will be elected, will be held in New York city on December 15. At Lafayette, Ind., the Foster Furni ture store was completely destroyed by fire recently. Loss, $100,000. Ben jamin O'Connor, a fireman, was fatally injured by a fall, and 11 other firemen were overcome by smoke. A beam mill with a monthly capac ity of 12,000 to 15,000 tons of finished structural shapes is to be added to the Chicago plant of the Illinois Steel com pany, at a cost of $1,200,000. It is said 500 persons will be employed. A pumpkin pie five feet long and three feet wide was presented to Sen ator Platt by republican friends in Waverly, N. Y. The pie weighs 200 pounds and is to be at the buckwheat breakfast which Senator Platt is to give. Rio Janeiro.—A battalion of infantry stationed at Bahia mutinied recently, at the instigation of a sublieutenant, according to a telegram received here. The commander tried to address the men, but was shot dead by the ring leader with a revolver. President Roosevelt has ordered the department of commerce and labor to thoroughly investigate the petroleum industry of the United States. The ob ject is to ascertain whether the Stan dard Oil company is an illegal combi nation in restraint of trade. All the pupils in "A" grade of the .Norwood high school in Cincinnati, O., consisting of 16 sons and daughters of the most prominent families in the suburb, were indefinitely suspended be cause they took down the American flag from the school flagstaff and sub stituted the class colors. Toronto, Ont. —A street car, with a trailer attached, got beyond control recently and crashed through the guard gates at the Queen street cross ing of the Grand Trunk railway. A freight train struck the forward car, grinding it to splinters. Every pas senger on the street cars was injured, two dying soon after being taken from the werckage and two at the hospital. It appears that the Japanese war ex penditures for the year beginning last April and ending next March will amount to $186.000,000; and as the government's estimate of the war ex penditure for the fiscal year is $190, 000,000, we shall have—my own esti mate being correct—a surplus of $4, 000,000.—Baron Kentaro Kaneko, in the Review of Reviews. Booker Washington a Donor. Atlanta, Ga.—Booker T. Washington has contributed his check for $25 to the fund now being raised for the erec tion of a monument to the memory of * General John B. Gordon. According to a report from Mexico General Luis Torres, who conquered the Yaqui Indians of Sonora and kill ed thousands of them, will be appoint ed minister of war of Mexico, to suc ceed the incumbent, A. Zmena. LATE NEWS ITEM8. The strike of the Chicago furniture teamsters has come to an end, the employers and drivers having reached an agreement. A London news agency report from Brussels states that rumors are afloat at Antwerp that the Red Star line steamer Kroonland foundered in mid ocean. It is reported that four Argentina warships have been bought through French agent and will join Vice Ad miral Rojestvensky's fleet, thus giv ing him a strong preponderance over the Japanese fleet. John Bates of Wichita, Kan., cut the throat of Katie McCoghlan, a young widow, because she refused to marry him. He then cut his own throat. Mrs. McCoghlan is dead and Bates is not expected to live. Roy Scott, a young college student of Salt Lake, Utah, whore mania is to kill women, was captured Saturday night after making his second attempt at murder. He narrowly escaped lynch ing at the hands of an infuriated mob, but was safely landed in jail by the police. Shot dead in an automobile by bank robbers, whose plot the victim of the tragedy had discovered, and whose plans he had frustrated, is one ex planation of the mysterious death of William Bate, chauffeur, whose corpse and machine were found on a lonely roadside near Chicago. The Pacific Mail steamer Manchuria sailed recently from San Francisco for the orient with a full cargo. She car ried 175 cabin passengers and 715 Asi atics in the steerage. Among the cab in passengers is E. C. Bellows, United States consul general at Yokohama. Nearly 300 Japs returned home for mil itary service. While no announcement has yet been made regarding the president's action in the selection of a man to suc ceed Colonel F. J. Hecker on the canal commission, it s known that he is con sidering seriously the appointment of Senator Francis M. Cockrell of Mis souri to the vacancy or give him a po sit ion on the interstate commission. COL. BRECKENRIDGE IS DEAD. Noted Kentuckian Succumbs to Par alytic Stroke. commerce Lexington, Ky.—Colonel William Campbell Preston Breckenridge died at 11:40 a. m. Saturday from a stroke paralysis sustained Wednesday. The end came peacefully. He had been gradually sinking for 24 hours, and for that, length of time the case had been known to be hopeless. Colonel Breckenridge served in the confederate army during the civil war and was congressman from Kentucky from 1884 to 1895. SPORTING EVENTS. St. Louis.—Abe Attel of San Fran cisco was given the decision over Young Erne of Philadelphia at the end of 20 rounds recently. Erne-, was a disappointment. Honolulu.—In the swimming races Dan Renear won the 100 yard race in one minute flat, a world's record. Saturday Football Games. Walla Walla.—By a score of 58 to 0 Whitman defeated the Fort Walla Wal la crack football team. Weston, Ore.—The eastern Oregon normal school football team was de feated by the Pendleton high school by a score of 33 to 0. Corvallis, Ore.—The University of Oregon won the football game from the Oregon Agricultural college by the score of 6 to 5. Salt Lake.—Utah university had an easy time with the Utah Agricultural college eleven on Cummings field, scor ing six touchdowns, one place kick and one goal from the field, at the same time keeping their own goal line from danger at all times. Spokane.—In a one sided contest, in which the Spokane high school had the better of the argument, the state nor mal school of Cheney was defeated by a score of 34 to 4. New Haven, Conn.—Yale earned a victory which was in every way sat isfactory to her friends, over her old time rival, Harvard, in the presence of over 32,000 spectators, on Yale field, the final score being 12 to 0, the same as that in her victory over Princeton a week ago. Lewiston, Idaho.—With a cyclone of sensational plays the local high school football team swept the heavy Gene-1 see men off their feet in the first part of the game, and after scoring two touchdowns in eight minutes of play, settled down to a defensive game and held the score the same until the end of the game. Fairbanks Stays the Limit. Vice President-elect Fairbanks will not retire from the senate until 4 next, according to reliable informa tion at Washington. He will not with hold his resignation until that time, however, nor will lie place it in the hands of Governor Durbin. It is the intention of Mr .Fairbanks to tender his resignation to Governor Hanly immediately upon the inaugu ration of the latter. Governor Hanly will be inducted into office January S, and the formal resignation of Senator Fairbanks will be placed in his. hands oil that day, to take effect March 4 at 110011 , when the Indianaian will take the oath of office as vice president. Edison Plant in Germany. Berlin. 1 he electrical plant to be elected under the auspices of the ,Deutche bank, the Edison and Berg man Electrical works of Berlin, will be located in Germany, and not in the L mted States, as reported in certain circles. 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. Dr. M. D. Thurston, one of the best, known dentists in the state, died at Spokane Thursday evening, as a re sult of two operations for appendicitis and gall stones. The funeral was held Sunday. Governor-elect Mead has announced that his private secretary will be Ash mun L. Brown, city editor of the Post Intelligencer. Brooding over the death of his part ner, who was killed by being tossed from a trestle by a switch engine, west of Spokane, John Hollingren of Spo kane deliberately lay down on the rail way track and a few moments later a switch engine struck him. He is not expected to live. The mortal remains of Seattle's for mer mayor, Mr. Humes, are to be brought to Seattle from Fairbanks, Alaska. The official count of the vote of Stev ens county shows that Martin Maloney, democrat, is elected representative, over W. C. Gray by a plurality of eight votes. More than 4,000,000 fruit trees were shipped into the state of Washington and planted last year, and the outlook is that fully 4,000,000 more will be add ed to the orchards of the state this year, says A. Vanholderbeke, state hor ticultural commissioner. Mr. and Mrs. A. T. Cole celebrated the 66th anniversary of their wedding last week at the residence of their ' 'laughter, Mrs. A. G. Kellam, at Spo kane. Mr. Cole was born in Jefferson county, New York, June 5, 1816. Mrs. Cole was born in the same county on April 24, two years later. The meeting of the Washington Live Stock association is to be held in Spo I'ane December 22. The state irrigation commission is meet in Tacoma on the 29th inst. and expects to remain in session until a code of laws is adopted to present to the next legislature. Wilson Tieo, a half breed allotment Indian of the Yakima reservation is under arrest charged with killing Em ma Harker, an Indian girl. Colfax again proves her claim to be ing the richest agricultural town in the west, if not in the United States. The statements just issued by the two na tional banks show total deposits of $2, 113,679. The population of Colfax is now estimated at 2500. This gives bank deposits of $845.47 for each man, woman and child in Colfax. The biennial report of the state treasurer, just completed, shows a re duction in the state debt in the last four years of $235,833, and an aggre gate amount of business done in the last two years of $2,750,000 in excess of the business done by the state in the last two years of the preceding admin istration. For hours Saturday telephone and telegraph wires were paralyzed all over northwestern Washington by the greatest windstorm experienced in years. The greatest loss was sustain ed by a tar factory in Bellingham, whose loss amounted to $40,000. Plate glass windows were smashed, side walks and fences overturned and boats driven from their moorings. Aside from small yachts being pounded on shore no marine disasters are reported. It is learned on good authority that the survey preliminary to the building of the Tacoma & Eastern road to North Yakima via the Cowlitz coal fields will continue on to Spokane at some future date. A survey is under way to Sunnyside over the divide from the Moxee valley in an endeav or to find a shorter route than that via Moxee valley and Union Gap. The vault in postoffice at Centralia proved too hard to crack when" dyna mited by burglars Saturday night. The outer part of safe was completely wrecked, while inner portion remains intact. Hoquiam.—Miss C. E. Drummond, a papular young lady of Iron Springs, a J summer resort on North Beach, is re ported to have been thrown from a buggy into Joe creek and drowned. 'Five thousand, perhaps 6000 people, should find seats in the new armorv in Spokane," says Adjutant General James A. Drain. The first snow of the season in the Big Bend fell Saturday afternoon. Last the first snow fell November 7 OREGON ITEMS. O. R. Holiday, wanted in Portland, charged with robbing the mails while he was rural carrier two years ago, lias been arrested at his father's home in Jamesport, Mo. He confessed his ! guilt to the federal officers, Presiding Judge George, in the cir cuit court, at Portland, rendered a de cision which will have the effect of j shutting up the poolrooms. The de cision upholds the provision of the charter of the city of Portland and the state laws governing gambling. Oregon voters, according to the lat est figures, gave President Roosevelt a plurality of 42,996, the vote being 60,435 for Roosevelt and 17,457 for Judge Parker. Pendleton lias experienced the great est building boom in business blocks it has ever before seen in the same pe riod at any t j me Baker City.—William R. Sturgill, 61 years *of age, a pioneer of 1868, died recently from heart disease. Baker City.— E. J. Bell, the Wyoming stock buyer, will ship eight cars of cattle and 23 cars of sheep from this city the fore part of the week. IDAHO SQUIBBS. That J. O. Patton is not guilty of murder is the verdict returned by the jury in the district court. Patton ad mitted killing Charles Lewis in Pat ton's hotel at Culdesac, but claimed he acted in self defense. James R. Sovereign of Wallace, for mer master workman of the Knights of Labor, who suffered hemorrhages of the brain last week, is much improved. An accident occurred at the big bridge being constructed across Snake river at Weiser, by which Clarence Walton, one of the bridgemen, was drowned, and Clyde Baptiste, another bridge employe, was pulled out of the stream as he was sinking for the last time. John Bickel, who was captured a couple of weeks ago in the act of rob bing the Cactus saloon, died in the Lewiston hospital, where he has been confined for several days as the result of his attempt upon his life. Emma Nunn, the Kellogg girl who gave Spokane police the slip, is home again. Lee Bunch, well known in Boise section as a miner and the promoter of the Great Oxbow tunnel project on the Payette, came near losing his life during the late storm in the moun tains near the headwaters of that stream. He broke a leg and lay in in the storm for nine hours before he he was found. Some fiend made a deliberate attempt recently to blow up the handsome new residence of W. P. Hurlburt of Lewis ton which is nearly completed. Dyna mite, which had been placed in a big brick chimney, tore that part of the residence to atoms. C. A. Reese of Coeur d'Alene City, died recently, leaving a large estate but no known heirs. Boise.—News has been received from St. Louis that the Idaho agricul tural exhibit has been awarded the grand prize at the exhibition. Work has begun on the construction of the Minidaka & Southwestern rail road. The state reform school building at St. Anthony will soon be ready for oc cupancy. James Connor, on trial at Blackfoot, was found guilty of murder in the first degree for killing Deputy Sheriff Sweet on September 25th last. Enormous quantities of wheat, oats, beets and potatoes are being delivered in Idaho Falls, and the railroad com pany is taxed to its utmost for loading track room, as well as for cars. It is estimated that 300 wagon loads of farm products are received daily. Boise.—Warden Perry has dismissed Deputy Warden Calbingham. also a guard, McClellan Smith. This is an outgrowth of trouble over Clerk Kelly, Calbingham having taken sides with Kelly and, according to the warden, having conducted himself in such a manner as to tend toward demoraliz ation of the force, at the same time showing such spirit toward his su perior that it was for the good of the institution that he leave. Guard Smith went to sleep while on duty in the cell house. MONTANA NEW8. Harry Neagard was<accidentally shot while with his brother George in west Gallatin valley recently. The two, brothers had stopped for dinner, and while gathered around their campfire ! were shooting at a target with a small revolver. Harry handed the weapon to his brother, with the muzzle point ing toward himself, when the weapon was discharged, the bullet passing through his body. He died 15 minutes ! afterward. Warren Hulbert, son of Seymour Hulbert, was accidentally shot and kill-' ed by Earl Hartman of Thompson Falls, a companion, while the two were hunting rabbits. The organization of the Flathead Valley Railroad company has been ef a Kalispell system of electric lines radiating from Kalispell and connect ing with a number of northern Mon tana towns. * ec tl d ;,„.™ e F . la ! h ! ad J all , ey . W , i11 , hav ! I j | ,, Hamilton.—The trial of the case of John Goodson. charged with the mur- ! der last May of John Parks, resulted | in the jury bringing m a verdict tor _ acqui tal. Parks and Goodson were neigi oi s. I Weak and exhausted from lack of | food, Charles Skinner could go no fur ther in search of employment, and sank to the pavement in Butte in a fainting condition. The 2 year old son of Caleb Duncan, at Red Ixidge, while toddling along in its play, was run over by a team of runaway horses hitched to a heavily loaded grain wagon, and the child's brains were crushed out on the ground before the eyes of the parents. The county commissioners, who are making a canvass of the election re turns for Gallatin county, give out the! remarkable information that no elec- \ tion was held at Greyling. Greyling is 90 miles off the railroad and in the absence of official instructions the res-1 idents did not deem it worth while to hold an election. About 300 persons , reside in the town and vicinity. j The 2 year old child of Mrs. Charles j Hadman of Grand Coulee was burned I to death recently during the absence! of its mother. When the parent re turned all the baby's clothing had been burned from the body, which was fear fully scorched and cooked. The baby is supposed to have been playing with matches. THAT IS THE REPORT OF THE CHINESE FROM DALNY. Japanese Are Being Rapidly Rein forced—Citizens Expect Big Battle Nov. 24—Powder Magazine Explodes at Port Arthur—Japanese Captured Two More Russian Destroyers. Chefoo Nov. 21.—Another attack on Etz mountain is expected to occur No vember 24, according to Chinese who left Dalny. The Chinese further report that reinforcements for the Japanese continue to arrive. For the past 10 days 1000 men have arrived daily. On November 14, the Chinese say, they saw 50 guns brought into Dalny. Some were broken, others were in good con dition. The Japanese said they had captured them. They also saw 150 prisoners, including three officers, brought in. Some of the citizens ex pected that the attack November 24 would be general, Etz mountain being the chief objective of the attack. Five more heavy guns recently arrived from Japan. Blew Up Powder Magazine. Tokio, Nov. 21.—A telegram from the forces besieging Port Arthur, dated November 19, reports that dur ing the afternoon of that day in a bombardment by naval guns a maga zine near the arsenal was exploded. The dispatch concludes as follows: "Our operations against all the forts proceed as prearranged." The following dispatch has been re ceived from the Manchurian army headquarters: "At noon November 19 we shelled the enemy's infantry en gaged in entrenching west of Riuch iangtun; also a body of infantry in the rear of the village, causing them to flee in confusion. In other directions there is no change." Attack on Northeast Forts. Tokio, Nov. 21.—Unofficial, but ap parently trustworthy reports, indicate that the Japanese on November 17 blew in the counterscarp of Erlung shan and Sungshunshan forts, but did not fire the mine north of Kekwanshan fort, inasmuch as the enemy has evacu ated the counterscarp galleries. The explosions inflicted heavy losses and much injury, but the forts, according to reports, remain uncaptured. Russian Destroyers Captured. London, Nov. 21.—The Standard's Shanghai correspondent wires that a steamboat just in from Chefoo reports that three other Russian torpedo boat destroyers left Port Arthur together with the Rastoreopny. The Japanese, the report goes on to say, captured two of these. None of the destroyers has since been heard of. IRRIGATION CONGRESS CLOSES. -North Governor Pardee, President west Gets Offices. El Paso, Tex.—The 12th national ir rigation congress adopted the report of the committee on permanent organ ization and the new president, Gover nor George C. Pardee of California, took the chair and made an address. All of the officers recommended by the committee were elected. The con vention adopted a resolution thanking President Roosevelt for his letters and for his interest in irrigation and ap proving his policy on this subject. The following vice presidents and members of the executive committee were named: Vice presidents: Nevada, F. G. Newlands, Reno; Utah, J. H Smith, Salt Lake; Washington, Cyrus Happy, Spokane; Arizona, Dwight B. Heard, Phoenix; Colorado, F. H. Bran denburg, Denver; Oregon, Thomas G. Horley, Pendleton; California, Scipio| Craig, Redlands. Members of the executive commit tee: Nevada, F. M. Jones, Reno; Utah, C. F. Kiesel, Ogden; Washington, H. B. Scudder, North Yakima; Colorado, A. F. Frances, Cripple Creek; Oregon, A. K. Wilson, Portland; California, C. B. Booth, Los Angeles. Election Judges Sentenced. Thomas Shepardson, Peter Miller and Michael Dowd, Denver election of fleers, were adjudged guilty by the su ipreme court of substituting ballots and swearing in an election clerk wrong fully at the recent election, and in ad Idition to being fined, were sentenced tQ pr j son shepards on and Miller were fined $1 000 each and sellt enced to jail for one year Dowd wag flned ?250 and sentenced to jail for 60 days . The lights were extinguished at the polling' place where these men were officers for a few minutes after the polls clos ed, and during this time, it is alleged, file ballots were changed. Defender of Port Arthur. In the nine months of crushing de feat and overwhelming humiliation to the Russian generals by the little Japs, there is one leader, and he a German, jwho has met every situation with an indomitable bravery that has made him the hero of the war, and the sa vior of the czar's army from complete disaster. This remarkable man is Carl Stoessel, commandant at Port Arthur, who for months has held in check a Japanese army of 50,000 men, which, could it have joined Oyama's army in the north would have swept Kuropat-! kin and his forces out of Manchuria. Z ~ " ^ row Again, Mexico City.—Pat Crowe, for whose capture Cudahy, the Omaha packer, is reported to have offered a reward of $25.000 as the kidnapper of his little son, is thought to be in this city, and the police are endeavoring to locate him. JACK DAVIS REMEMBERED. Sends His One Time Prosecutor $ 10 , 000 . "Diamondfield" Jack Davis, the Cen tral figure in one of the most remark able criminal cases on record, has giv en the man who drew his death war rant at Albion, Idaho, six years ago, mining stock valued at $10,000, says Salt Lake Herald. Judge O. W. Powers of Salt Lake is the recipient of the gift. In 1898, Judge Powers, with W. B. Borah of Idaho, assisting the state in prosecut ing "Diamondfield Jack" for murder, secured a conviction and by order of Judge Stockslager drew Davis' death warrant. * Afterward, however, becoming con vinced of Davis' innocence, Judge Powers appeared before the Idaho board of pardons to urge that Davis be released. This was done, and about two years ago Davis came to Salt Lake penniless. Judge Powers loaned him money enough to get to Tonopah, Nev., and Davis departed with the promise that he would repay the money. Since then Davis has become wealthy. At Goldfields and Diamond field he secured large holdings. Recently Judge Powers received a letter from the secretary of the Dia mondfield Gold Mining company, in closing 2500 shares of stock, with the statement that it was the personal gift of Davis. The shooting- for which Davis was thrice sentenced to death was a dou ble killing, committed in Cassia coun ty, Idaho, in 1896. The legal proceed ings ran through six years. The case at one time reached the supreme court of the United States and almost attain ed the proportions of a political issue in Idaho. RICHEST BABY IN THE WORLD. Has Just Returned From a Trip to Europe. Little John Nicholas Brown, the richest baby in the world, has just re turned from his third trip to Europe. Little Johnny Brown (that is what he would be called if he were not worth ten millions) will reach the mature age of 4 next February. By merely keeping alive for 20 years and allow ing his money to be invested safely, he stands to be one of the richest young men in the world. This will not all come out of the present paltry ten millions which he now owns, but through inheritance. His father died when he was 9 weeks old and left him $5,000,000. His father's brother, Harold Brown, died ten days later and left him another $5,000,000. By the time he is 21 years old these $10,000, 000 will have grown into $30,000,000. When his grandmother, Mrs. John Carter Brown, dies more millions will be piled on these; when his mother, who was one of the rich Brown sis ters, dies still more millions will be added. He has three palatial resi dences. WILD GALE RAGED ON THE COAST Fear Lest the Shipping Comes to Grief on Pacific. Tacoma, Wash., Nov. 21.—Torrents of rain fell here Saturday night and Sunday, and a high gale prevailed, but. no marine disasters are reported. The wire to Tatoosh is down but a terrific storm is prevailing off Cape Flattery. Shipping men discredit the Victoria report of the wrecking of the barken tine Mawakeli. She was laden with coal in Tacoma, making about 1700 tons, for Mazatlan, Mexico. The story from Victoria that the barkentine be ing overloaded with deck cargo and turning turtle, is probably untrue. The Makaweli was well down in the water with coal, and the rough dimension lumber which is being found along the shores is certainly not from the Makaweil. The fact that a life buoy, bearing the barkantine's name, has been carried ashore is no proof that the ship has gone to the bottom. While nothing has been heard of the Maka weli since she sailed from Tacoma Oc tober 30, it is possible she may have been carried to the north in the high gales, but the finding of lumber shows that it is some other vessel than the barkentine which foundered. I , 1 SHARE IN GOVERNMENT. Citizens of Russia Send Word to Czar Nicholas. St. Petersburg.—The meeting of rep resentatives of Zemstvoo, which had been looked forward to with so much hope, was held Saturday afternoon at a private residence in this city, but at the last moment the government withdrew the official auspices under which it was to be held because the representatives declined to adhere to the original purpose of the conference. A hundred interested men, included among which were some of the most prominent figures in Russia, therefore met and discussed a carefully prepared memorandum, practically embodying u, recommendation for a national repre sentative body to have a share in the government. This memorandum will be presented to Emperor Nicholas. Rough Riders to See Chief. President Roosevelt, according to his present intentions, will visit Fort Worth, Tex., in the spring on the" oc casion of the reunion of the First vol unteer cavalry (Rough Riders). He has given assurance that unless some thing unforseen happens he will make the trip. Killed by Negroes. Lexington, Ky.—W. Moore, a labor ing man, was killed Sunday night by three negroes who attacked the white man in a saloon without provocation. Jim Garfield and Ed Taylor, two of the negroes, were caught and lodged in jail.