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(CULLED FROM DISPATCHES THE ASSOCIATED PRE8S. OF A Review of Happenings In Both Eastern and Western Hemispheres During the Past Week—National, Historical, Political and Personal Events Tersely Told. Justice Jenks of the appellate divi sion of the New York state supreme court has handed down a decision that. an injunction against the organizers of a strike can not stand. The comptroller of the currency has approved the application of J. J. Hag gerty, William A. Connell, John W. 1 Roberts, S. I. Silverman and M. D. ' Leahy to organize the American Na- 1 tional bank of Fairbanks, Alaska, with $50,000 capital. The Chickasaw 5 j , r and Choctaw Indl ans have paid their lawyers IreO.OO» for unearthing land frauds. This is said to be the largest fee for legal services ever paid in the west. A conference lasting over four hours , ,, .. , was held recently in Fall River. Mass.. between representatives of the cotton ; manufacturers and their striking op eratives, but no agreement was reach ed, and a settlement ot the strike in- nl voiving 26,000 millers is as distant as ever ' Nan Patterson, who is now on trial in New York, charged with the mur der of Caesar Young, will probably go on the witness stand in her own be half. Brazil is at present under martial law and the government has been authorized to build 28 new war vessels. Negotiations for a new commerqial treaty between Austria-Hungary and Germany will be resumed in Berlin tliis week. * Governor-elect Douglas of Massachu setts recently wrote Secretary Taft, asking him is he would detail Lieuten ant General Miles, retired, for his, the governor's staff, if he should make the request after his inauguration. The secretary replied to Governor Douglas stating that he will make the detail when requested to do so. A loss estimated at $100,000 was caused by fire recently in the Hecht, building, a five story structure in At lantic avenue, Boston. Men prominent in Irish organiza tions in New York have been inform ed, says the Herald, of the strange dis appearance of the wealthy woollen goods manufacturer Owen Kelly of Philadelphia. Pio Contra, the faithful attendant of the late Pope Leo XIII., died Sat urday of apoplexy. It is semi officially stated that Em peror Franz Joseph will come to Buda pest early in January and dissolve the Hungarian parliament in state. It is also asserted that a générai election will be ordered for January 26 and that the new parliament meet Feb The British war office and the treas ury have at last reached j j ment to provide funds for the rearm ament of the artillery. Premier AzcÄrraga presented to the king of Spain for his approval a de cree proroguing parliament sine die. Three persons were killed ami sev eral injured, two fatally, in a fire in a three story brick residence at 184 South Main street, in Williamsburg section of Brooklyn, Saturday. The fire was caused by the explosion of an oil stove. Joseph W. Ray, an election judge, who is serving a sentence of 6 months in jail at Denver, Col., for contempt of court, has received word that his aged father, A. M. Ray. dropped dead at his home in McLainsborough, III., after reading a letter from him giving a complete account of the circum stances leading to his incarceration. Geraldine Farrar, the American pri ma donna at the Royal opera house, Berlin, sang the title role in Ambrose Thomas' "Mignon," for the first time in her career Saturday night. The President has issued an order 1,1 j agree-' p placing under civil service rules all positions in the forest reserve corps of the general land office. This will j affect about 538 employes of whom 20 are employed in Washington. It is understood that Ambassador Meyer will figure prominently in the diplomatic promotions incidental to the inauguration of President Roose velt. and that he will be succeeded by Henry White, now secretary of the American embassy in London. Since December 7 New Yorkers have sent through the postoffice money or der department almost $4,000.000 in cash as Christmas presents to rela tives in foreign countries. In hope of fully restoring the sight to an eye, the skin covering or con junctive from the eyeball of a rabbit was transferred to that of a boy at Hahnemann hospital in Philadelphia. Alfred Thompson, independent can didate, was elected to the CanAdian parliament to represent the Yukon by a majority of 700 over Frederick Cong don, liberal and government candidate, recently governor of the Yukon. The campaign was the most exciting ever known in the north. Blow Up the Gas Pipe Line. Coffeyville, Kan.—Between Liberty and the Verdigris river, more than a mile of the partially completed pipe line of the Kansas Natural Gas com pany was blown up with dynamite by masked men. Lay Oom Paul to Rest. Pretoria, Transvaal.—Two thousand burghers attend an impressive relig ious service prior to the burial of the body of former President Kruger. PHILIPPINE BILL PASSES. 1 ' 1 Vote in the Senate on the Measure Is 44 to 23. The senate, by a vote of 44 to 23, passed the Philippine civil government bill. The "final vote was preceded by the presentation of many amendments and a general discussion of them as well as of the provisions of the bill. The discussion was confined quite gen erally to the merits of the measure. On some <ff the amendments suggest ed by democratic senators, several of the western republicans voted in the affirmative, but Senator McCuntber was the only republican who voted with the democrats against the final passage of the bill. The most notable change made dur ing the day was the lowering of the rate of interest on railroad bonds to be guaranteed by the Philippines from 5 to 4 per cent. The bill as passed exempta from taxation all bonds issued by the Phil ippines and Porto Rican governments; j authorizes municipalities in the Phil He ippines to incur a bonded indebtedness ainounti to 5 cent of the assess ed vahiation of thelr p ropPrtv , at 5 per cent interest; authorizes the Phil ippine government to incur a bonded indebtedness of $5,000.000 for improve , ments at 4% per cent interest; au lhorizPS , he FhH ippi n e government to ; Kuai . antw the , m vmont of interest on railroafl hom1s at fhp rate of 4 per npnt , ier anmim; provides for the ad nl j n j S tration of the immigration laws |iy (hp p hni|) „ hies authorities; estab ilishes a system for the location and ! the j that : jen [a that ing line are oral j patenting of mineral, coal and saline: lands; fixes the metric system for the j islands and gives the civil governor the title of governor general. VICTORY COST 12.000 MEN. ent take to accomplish this Japs Paid Dearly for the Capture of 203 Meter Hill. Chefoo.—Passengers who have ar rived here from the Kwangtung pe ninsula confirm the truthfulness of the official Japanese reports of the sink ing of Russian ships rej'ntly at Port Art nur. They say the Japs would have been able feat at any time in the past two.hospital months, but apparently preferred to ure use their guns against the Russian military force. It is believed the de struction of the Russian ships indi cates that the Japanese have abandon ed the hope of capturing the fortress. The Japanese lost three torpedo boats within the past month by mines, the last one sinking during the night at tack. December 14. on the Russian bat tleship Sevastopol. The fighting during which 203 Meter Hill was captured was terrific, that achievement alone costing the Jap anese 12,000 men. The Japanese have been unable to occupy the bill except for observation. They have taken none of the remain ing forts. Three steamers laden with ammuni tion and provisions ran the blockade of Port Arthur in the past fortnight, j and there are high hopes that the fort ress will hold out for many months. The Japanese are alleged to be de p ress ed at their unsuccessful sacrifice of m. lid, it that the sei of the of MRS. CHADWICK'S PLEA GUILTY. IS NOT cry the bor ing ed But Her Attorney Obtains Privilege of Amending. Cleveland, Ohio.—Mrs. Chadwick, notorious because of borrowing huge sums of money on bogus security, was arraigned before Judge Wing of the United States district court, pleaded not guilty to every charge brought against her, declined to give bail, and was remanded to jail to await trial. President Beckwith and Cashier Spear of the Citizens' National bank of Ober lin, were arraigned at the same time and were allowed to depart after fur nishing bonds, each in the amount of $25,000—an increase of $15,000 over the value of the bond they had pre viously given. Chadwick in Paris. Paris.—Dr. Leroy S. Chadwick of Cleveland is still here. He resents further inquiries concerning the case !of Mrs. Cassie L. Chadwick or his j connection with it. He spends much M. C. A., following the American pa pers. NINE BURN IN BLAZING CRAFT. Steamer Glen Island Is Devoured By Flames. By the burning of the time at the French branch of the Y. in at by a by A on R. At to in at New York. Slarin line steamer Glen Island in Long Island sound nine lives were lost and property roughly estimated at a quarter of a million dollars was de stroyed. That more lives were not lost was due to the personal courage of the of ficers and crew and excellent disci pline maintaiued'when a horrible death for all seemed almost a certainty. When the steamer was abandoned she was flame swept from stern to stem, and yet the only persons who lost their lives were those whose es cape had been entirely cut off by the fire before the alarm reached them. Of the 31 persons, including 10 pas sengers, who sailed away on the Glen Island last night, 22, including eight passengers, were brought back. Cockrell Selects His Job. Senator Francis M. Cockrell of Mis souri is said to have told friends that he had decided to accept the appoint ment as a member of the interstate commerce commission. a a The Russian department of com merce and navigation has decided to allow women to become employes in | it as bookkeepers and typewriters. IRIS I COMMANDER MIZZENEOFF RIVES AT CHEFOO. AR He Says Russians Are Saving Artil lery Ammunition—16,000 Men in Line of Forts—Work Long Hours— Every Building in Town Injured— Rations for Three Months. Chefoo, Dec. 18.—Commander Miz zeneol'f. who the Russian battleship Poltava until that vessel was disarmed and who on December 15 headed the party of sev-1 jen Russians who left Port Arthur in [a sailboat and has arrived here with dispatches, said to the Associated Press correspondent in an interview that Port Arthur is a desolate place. ; "The Russians," said he, "are lius banding the artillery ammunition, fir- j ing only when the effect will be cer- j tain. There are 16,000 men in the, line of forts and their periods of rest ' are few. All the generals except Gen oral Stoessel live in the forts. I "Every building in the whole town is more or less injured. j "General .Stoessel has put the entire, population on regular rations suffici-1 was executive officer of ent to last three months. "The ammunition is sufficient to last much longer. "I believe the Japanese will never take the fortress under present condi tions." Panic in a Hospital. Continuing, Commander Mizzeneoff said: "Port Arthur never looked more I ao owmr i mir uctui c t nr inu»uoi » [guard forced them to return to the A number died from expos-. f , ... , . da a a .• „* "The hospitals contain 8000 patients. , ,m, 0 . .... , . . The Sevastopol is the only warship! two.hospital ure sepulchral than on the night of De ..... a „ ____. , ,,_ cember 9, when the Japanese shells repeatedly hit a hospital, killing seven of the patients. Other patients who were not helpless, fearing for their lives, fled into the snow covered streets. Clothed in their white hos pital garbs, maimed, crippled and pal-'" m. thnv n hnJ v «h™ L lid, they made a ghostly show, and it was some time before the provost astopol is the only that has not been disarmed. Repel Torpedo Boat Attacks. "During the veoçnt fighting some Japanese torpedo boats came close to the harbor entrance. General Stoes Rear Ad- ] sei notified Rear Admiral Wirenius to I relieve the forts of the responsibility [ of repelling these attacks. ______ mirai Wirenius sent the Sevastopol to I the outer road, where she anchors ev harbor in cry night, returning to the the morning. "The Sevastopol has been hit once superficially. She sunk one of the Japanese torpedo boats near the har bor entrance. "Rear Admiral Wirenius, while go ing out in the harbor to visit the bat tleship Retzivan, was slightly wound ed in the arm by the fragment of a shell." When Commander Mizzeneoff left. Port Arthur it was calculated there that the second Pacific squadron was within 10 days' distance. REVIVALS SHAKE UP ALL WALES. A Remarkable Spread of Religion— The Taverns Close. London.—'There has been a remark able spread in the religious revivals which started at Boulion, Lancashire, on September 6 of this year by Rev. R. A. Torrey and Captain Charles Alex ander, both of whom are of Chicago. At first the movement was considered to be only one of the periodical out bursts which happen from time to time throughout England and Scotland, but the proportions it now has assumed attract general attention. Wales is ringing with revivals, and the churches are crowded on week days and on Sundays. Some of the churches will not accommodate those who wish to attend, and people gather in halls and in the open street. All classes are affected. No such move ment has been known in Wales dur ing the past half century, but the lead ers of the revivals, notwithstanding this fact, point out that similar re ligious demonstrations have occurred at regular intervals of 50 years, and cite as instances the years 1750. 1800 and 1850. BELLES TO OPEN LAUNDRY. Washington Society Girls Must Go to Work. Washington, D. C., society is stag gered by the announcement that two of its members are about to open a laundry They are young women whose names for several seasons past have figured on the most exclusive dinner lists and who have been the belles of many dances given in the most elegant ballrooms in the city. Mrs. Mullan is now dead. Captain Mullan is in feeble health and there have been financial misfortunes that made it necessary for the Mullan girls to earn their living. Jap Warships Go to Sea. I^indon.—A report from Chefoo that a portion of the Japanese ..eet has left for Singapore and that a number of Japanese merchantmen have been lightly armed to maintain the block jade of Port Arthur, is published in a Chefoo dispatch to the Daily Tele graph. The Royal bank of Canada has been given the contract for disbursing the $31.000.000 borrowed by the Cuban government to pay the veterans of the army and other claims growing out of |the war for freedom. IIS II OVER 5000 PEOPLE ACTUALLY PARTICIPATING. Agitators Were Not Successful Getting Workmen From Factory— Police Firing Blank Volleys Suc ceeded in Dispercing the Mob—Dis turbance Lasted All Day. Moscow, Dec. 19.—This city was the •n _I tion today from noon t... nearly ing on Sunday. Probably 5000 per sons actually participated. Fortun- ' 'ately the agitators did not succeed in drawing the workingmen from the fac tories into the disturbances, and after many collisions, the police, firing blank volleys and charging with their sab el 's, the crowds finally were dispersed, Many were wounded and more were arrested. As far as known none of, the rioters was killed. One police-j man is reported fatally injured. Many i on both sides were roughly handled. | The authorities knew in advance j that trouble was impending, and many i houses along the Tverskaia street, were specially guarded. Several squad- j i'ons of mounted gendarmes were cen-jti° scene of a revolutionary demonstra- ! tered in the courtyards of houses, ready for an emergency. The crowds began to collect at mid day in Tverskaia. students and young men mixing with the general public. I ally hurt. Battalions of police were » „ , , , , , . i ougr up a ( ou e Quic 0 rell \ f ° rCe thelr /«mrades St.cks and stones were freely used by the mob, and the police, under orders of their !.. , _ , , chiefs, fired several bank vol eys, ... . . , , . with a mass of humanity, which con verged on Strastnia square. There were 3000 persons assembled, many " 1 wi * h cl,,1 ? s aml ^yiug «»f The crowd, singing, moved toward the palace of Grand Duke Sergius, the gov The thoroughfare was soon congested , ernor of Moscow. I | The police attempted to block the ' street, wnereupon the trouble began in earnest. The crowd broke through 16 ^ d ° n and ° ne . Policeman was Knocked down, and, it is thought, fa ] where revolutionary flags were hoisted while mounted men charged with their swords. The men fought stubbornly, tut finally broke and sought shelter in the side streets. Many of the demonstrators paraded in the side streets in smaller groups, I waving flags and singing. A crowd of [ 5000 collected in front of the theater, I amid shouts of "Long live freedom." The police were not prepared at this point and the crowd, gathering in vol ume, moved from the square to Neg lina street and Koominestki bridge, t£e chief street of Moscow, where the police met them. Another stubborn fight ensued, ending with three blank volleys and saber charges. The disturbance continued at lated spots throughout the afternoon. Many shops were turned into hos pitals, where the wounded were tem porarily cared for. The workmen held aloof from dem onstration, employers having given warning that any who participated would be dismissed. iso MONTANA NEWS. The survey of the Flathead Indian reservation is progressing at a rapid rate. The senate has confirmed the nom ination of Samuel Bellew as agent of the Flathead agency. The first territorial legislature of Montana met at Bannack, Beaverhead county, December 12, 1864. The train service upon the line be tween Kalispell and Columbia Falls, the junction, has been much improved. F. C. Campbell, superintendent of the Fort Shaw Indian school, is on the Flathead Indian reservation, where he expects to gather up several children for the school. It is expected that a good many of the prominent stockmen of Montana will go to Denver next week, where the annual meeting of the National Stock men's association is to be held. Ed Truman, arrested on election^day for the murder of James McCabe at the polling place at Sedan, nine miles west of Kalispell, is still in jail aWait-'of ing trial upon the charge of murder, He is »Sing very fast and wants to se cure bail. Will H. Davenport, an old time vau deville artist and ex-lieutenant in the regular United States army, died sud denly Sunday of apoplexy. Davenport was attached to the famous Seventh cavalry as an enlisted man, and was with Reo at the time of the Custer massacre. After investigating the affairs of the various county offices the Red Lodge grand jury finished its work yes terday and reported to Judge Frank Henry. It found the charges of cor ruption in connection with certain of fices were without foundation. The jury was discharged. Carl Brooks, aged 9 years, was shot and instantly killed and Howard Brooks, his brother, aged 16, and Arthur Chandler, aged 16. were slight ly injured by the same discharge of a shotgun while out hunting Sunday afternoon on Rattlesnake creek, two miles north of Missoula. A big real estate deal was consum mated in Dillon last week, when W. F. Drummey, the well known rancher of the Lower Beaverhead purchased the ranch of Peter Jensen, better known as the old Bishop ranch. The price paid for the ranch, which consists of 1637 acres of some of the finest fann ing land in the country, was $25,000. Some automobiles are called run abouts. and others should be known as Istopabouts. WASHINGTON NEWS. The new opera house at Harrington has been completed. i The recent farmers' institute ses- 1 sions at Kennewick were largely at tended. A new mail route is to be established between Ritzville and Lantz, 20 miles south. William Jibbins, a farmer living nine miles north of Dayton, was robbed of $6,000 recently. An irrigation law for the state of Washington is being framed by the state irrigation commission. The superior court for Franklin county has adjourned, after deciding B. F. Berry, residing 15 miles south east of Lind, threshed 48,000 sacks of even-,Pasco, robbed within a block of his residence in Tacoma. Only a few dollars was secured, "ounces Planning to feed 2000 people this Christmas, at Spokane, Charles Greer, an old man recently °f Spokane, shot and killed himself at the farm of his son in law in Egypt. 20 miles north of Davenport. Representative Jones has filed peti ns and his recommendation for the the county seat contest in favor of lsco - I Frank Griffin was sandbagged and | nier forest reserve during the season of 1905. The Seattle Athletic club team de feated Multnomah Athletic club at foot ball Saturday afternoon by a score of 5 to 0. The Oregonians were out wheat this season and made one sale amounting to $57,000. Brigadier Alexander McMillan an that the Salvation army is establishment of a rural free delivery route out of Latah, Whitman county. The secretary of the interior has given authority to sheepmen to graze 14,000 head of sheep in the Mount Rai classed at every stage of the game. Warden F. A. Dryden of the state j penitentiary announces that he will i hand in his resignation to Governor McBride about January 1, to take ef fect as soon as he can be released from his duties. The bid of Goldie Bros, of Portland for the construction of two double brick barracks at Fort Walla Walla, to take the place of the old frame buildings, erected nearly 50 years ago, has been accepted. The annual convention of the Wash ington Educational association, which occurs in Spokane December 28, 29 and 30, promises to be the largest and most important educational convention ever held in the state. An excellent program has been prepared. Chris Gray died at his home in El j lensburg recently, after a monfh's | struggle with typhoid pneumonia, aged about 50 years. He had been a resi ! dent of Kittetas valley 20 years and was one of the best known stockmen of central Washington. Barley growers are of the opinion that not more than 75 per cent of the usual barley acreage will be sown the coming season around Dayton. Sev | eral of the largest grow'ers of the coun ty are sowing their land with wheat instead of the usual crop. Two measures of importance to the banks and bankers will be pushed by the State Bankers' association when the legislature meets this winter. One will be a bill for the regulation of | foreign banks, and the other will be Spokane, Saturday afternoon while fishing. In one for the regulation of state banks. The completed report of the com missioner of public lands shows that a total of $2,863,997 has passed through his hands in the last four years. This is made cause for a recommendation that the salary of the commissioner be increased and that he be required to furnish a larger bond. The jury in the murder trial of Mil lard Boyd, at North Yakima, dis agreed after being out over 24 hours. It is said the jury stood 10 for acquit tal and two for conviction. Boyd was charged with the murder of his ille gitimate child, born to Miss McCal lumof North Yakima, who was one of the strongest witnesses against him. E. M. Woydt, ex-chief of police of accidentally shot himself stooping over to get bait for his hook his revolver, which he carried in a holster under his coat, fell on the rocks and the hammer striking the ground first, exploded the gun. The bullet passed through the upper part the left lung, above the aorta and just below the subclavian artery. The . „ bullet also cut several small arteries, ' * which caused internal bleeding and caused the ex-chief to spit blood pro fusely. OIL STREAM CROSSES 7 STATES. Line of Pipe Extends From Red Fork to New York. Red Fork, I. T.—A sluggish stream of oil will in the near future be pulsing half way across the continent. Start ing from Red Fork it will pursue its course r.cross Kansas, Missouri, under the Mississippi river, across Illinois and Indiana to Cyget, Ohio, where it will continue across Ohio and Penn sylvania to the refineries of the Stand ard Oil company at Bayonne, N. J., and Newton Creek, New York city. Storm on Atlantic Coast. New York, Dec. 19.—The snow storm and gale which struck the coast Saturday afternoon and continued un-, til the early hours of Sunday morning was the most violent mat has occurred for several years. Reports from the New Jersey and New England coasts from incoming steamers tell of furious gales and many disasters. Russians Abandon Warships. Tokio.— Official reports state that the Russians at Port Arthur have aban doned the battleships Perseviet, Polt ava. Pobieda and Retvizam and the cruisers Pallada and Bayan. RUSSIAN GENERAL TELLS OF AW FUL SLAUGHTER. Assault Lasted Twelve Days—Says the Japanese Were Annihilated by Rifle Fire and thrown back Into the Trenches—Russian Ships Damaged —Troops in Good Spirits. St. Petersburg, Dec. 19.—General stoessel's dispatches to the emperor, which W'ere received Friday night, we re given out today. The first is dated November 25 and is as follows; "I am happy to inform your majesty that on November 20, after an increas ed bombardment, the Japanese at tacked one of the forts' on the north eastern front and leaped with a por tion of their forces on the parapet. They were annihilated by rifle fire an( ] the bayonet and thrown back into the trenches. Their reserves were scattered by shrapnel. "From €s T ovember 21 to November 23 the enemy violently bombarded the fort, and, in spite of great losses, ef fected by their perseverance a pas sage between the two fgrts on the northeastern front. "At 5:30 o'clock on the evening of November 23, after heavy firing, the Japanese suddenly hurled themselves against several works on this front and seized a portion of the trenches, but they were thrown back by the re serves after a fierce bayonet struggle. "They returned to the assault at midnight and again occupied a part of the trenches, but were annihilated by our bayonets. At. 2 o'clock in the morn ing all was over and your majesty's j heroic troops were able to rest and i started repairing the damage caused by the bombardment. "From the 20th to the 24th the Jap anese lost more inan 2000 men. All of our troops behaved as heroes. The following especially distinguished themselves: General Kongdratenko, Nikitin (commander of the artillery) and Gorgatowsky and Lieutenant Col onel Naoumenko. (A dozen other of ficers in lower grades are mentioned in the dispatch.) "Bombardment of the town and har bor continues daily. A number of buildings have been destroyed and the harbor has sustained some damage. The garrisons are in excellent spirits." In 12 Days Japs Lose 12,000. On December 2 General Stoessel re ports as follows: "The 12 days' assault, which com menced on November 20. was definite ly repulsed last night. I am happy to say that your majesty's heroic troops alone could have been capable of do ing' this. There has never been such a fierce assault. The Japanese, accord ing to the prisoners and Chinese, lost at least 12,000 men. "As general aide de camp to your majesty I have expressed your ma jesty's thanks to the garrison." On December 5 General Stoessel re ports: "At 7 o'clock a. m. the Japanese, having concentrated all their forces, | began an assault on Visokaia hill, bom barding it simultaneously with 11 inch and 16 inch shells. Toward evening the Japanese succeeded in obtaining possession of the crest of the hill and immediately got two machine guns into position thereon. "Among the wounded are General Tsperinsky and Lieutenant Colonel Boutonssoff of the frontier guard. Colonel Irrmann performed prodigies of valor." General Stoessel's last dispatch is dated December 10, and says: "Since the capture of Visokaia hill our ships in the narbor have been suf fering from 11 inch Japanese shells. The troops are in excellent spirits." WANTS MISS ROOSEVELT. Rumor That a Crown Prince Would Marry Her. Paris.—Many members of the Scan dinavian colony in this city seem to take seriously dispatches from Stock holm reporting that an arrangement has been made by the crown prince, Gustavus Adolphus, to meet Alice Roosevelt at the house of Whitelaw Reid in London, with the object of taking the first step toward the offer of his heart and hand. It is well known that Gustavus has been looking for a bride in the courts of .Europe during the past year, but unsuccessfully. It is also known that no more democratic people and king exist than the Swedes and Oscar. SAYS KUROKI IS ALIVE. Captain March« U. S. A., Brings That Newa From Japan. San Francisco.—Captain Peyton C. March of the general staff of the U. S. army, one of the officers selected by the department to accompany the Japanese army in the field for the purpose of taking military observa tions, has returned on the liner Mon golia. Captain March brings absolute refu tation of the report that General Ku roki was killed by a Russian shell. $129,064 FOR WASHINGTON. Sum Asked for This Internal Revenue District. Secretary Shaw, in his estimate of appropriations for the next fiscal year, asks for $129,064 for salaries and ex penses of officers and employes of the Washington internal revenue dis trict. Sixty-one thousand one hundred and eleven dollars is asked for Ore gon service, while $23.850 is estimated (for the Montana-Idaho district.