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TELEGRAPH SHORT NOTES FROM ALL POINTS OF THE GLOBE. A Review of Happenings in Both Eastern and Western Hemispheres During the Past Week—National, Historical, Political and Personal Events. The executive committee of the isthmian canal commission has adopt ed plans to make the zone more at tractive to young Americans. The supreme court of Kansas has decided that the Kansas Natural Gas company can build its pipe lines along the public highways, so long as it does not obstruct the highways. Springfield, 111—The board of trade bill, to put an end to bucket shops, was killed in the house by a vote of 76 ayes, to 63 nays. Calcutta.—India is about to become the center of a very lively religious war. The leading Hindu thinkers are organizing for the purpose of driving! theosophy from the stronghold it has begun to obtain in Hindustan. London.—A cure of cancer by means of radium is claimed by physicians connected with the hospital for dis eases of the skin. The patient, a wo man, is now enjoying good health. There is no more unhappy wretch in all this wide world than Nicholas II., czar and "autocrat of all the Rus sias," as he grandiloquently calls him self, writes A. Maurice Low. There is no man for whom one must entertain more profound pity, or more profound contempt. Further details of the cyclone which nearly wiped out. the little town of Owl, I. T„ place the number of per sons seriously injured at seven, one fatally. The April statement of the London board of trade shows an increase of $9,494,500 in imports, and increase of $3,726,000 in exports. The Oregon Lumber Manufacturers association has been organized by lum bermen representing a daily output of fully 1,500,000 feet of lumber. The organization included mills in coun ties of the states of Oregon and Washington along the Columbia river and its tributaries. Muskogee, I. T.—Wewoka, the Sem inole capital, says the Seminole coun cil has impeached Acting Governor Harrison and elected ex-Governor J. M. Brown unanimously to succeed him. Brown will serve until 1906, when the tribal form of government termin ates. London.—William A. II. Bass, the nephew and heir of Jxml Burton, has purchased C. D. Rose's stallion Cyl lene for $150,000. Cyllene is the sire of a Derby favorite, Cycero. The Illinois senate has passed a bill previously adopted by the house giving the city of Chicago the right to fix maximum rates for gas and electric lights. Tokio. —The complete tabulation shows that the fifth internal loan of $50,000,000 was oversubscribed more than four times. The rate of issue was smaller than the early indica tions promised. The worst of the Chicago strike ap pears to be over, although in troubles of this kind it is impossible to tell when a new flame may Hare up and into how large a conflagration it will develop. Admiral Dewey says he arises at 5 in the morning to read the war news. A franchise has been asked for a new electric line, which, the promo ters say, will extend south as far as Portland and north as far as Seattle. There is already an interurban line between Seattle and Tacoma, with a contemplated extension to Olympia and possibly to Portland, Ore. Attorney General Moody's opinion on the power of the government to regulate the operation of railroads and to fix rates for transpartation is one of the clearest and most infor mative legal opinions that has ever been rendered on this subject. One of the largest real estate deals made in the Boundary, B. C„ was completed Saturday when IT. McLen nan and K. Miller acquired the well known Johnson ranch, consisting of 1400 acres, about two miles east of Grand Forks. The price paid was about $40,000. London.—Charles Arnold, the actor, died suddenly at the Savage club Sat urday night while sitting at a piano singing a comic song. John F. Eastman, aged 92, died Sun day morning at Spokane of general debility and old age. Sunday afboVnoon Joseph Palmer fell from a wood flume near Oro Dell, about one mile west from I^a Grande, and received injuries that may result in his death. How the accident oc curred is not definitely known. Reuben Weil, proprietor of a large department store at Spokane, died Saturday night in San Francisco, from heart failure, aggravated by asthma and overwork. Prohibs Rejoice In Kansas. Topeka, Kan., May 8.—In nearly all the churches in Kansas Sunday spe cial services were held in honor of the 24th anniversary of the enactment of the prohibitory law. Labor Union Stronghold. Statistics recently received by the state department of labor show that only three foreign countries have as many organized working people as New York state, and in proportion to population, New York leads these. Shows ed the for $50,000 offered, ing, this office the at the with and closeted which derings years Boer returned and to side been and three time. He tiating from surrender although whom He tion wishes ness. for and cept lice. mitted he brother, Council that He the clined guilt. ently The took 000 near tor, 000 offer similar county wore gate his action, As by die his left he the Bluffs, there dren en will who I). and aged 88 of ried and cific ship the bor ed son don on at the all of as as to PAT CROWE IN OMAHA. Shows Himself in One of the News paper Offices. Omaha, Neb.—Pat Crowe, the alleg ed kidnaper of Eddie Cudahy, son of the millionaire packer of Omaha, and for whose arrest rewards aggregating $50,000 have at different times been offered, walked into the office of the World-Herald at 1 o'clock in the morn ing, accompanied by Thomas O'Brien, proprietor of the Henshaw hotel of this city. Crowe telephoned the World-Herald office at midnight of his presence in the city, and stated that he would call at the new'spaper office. A short time afterward, he appeared, in company with Mr. O'Brien. Crowe, O'Brien and a representative of the paper were closeted for nearly an hour, during which time Crowe told of his wan derings since he left the city four years ago. Crowe stated he had served in the Boer war, fighting with the Boers. He returned to this country after the war, and has lived continuously, according to his statement, strictly in a south side flat in Chicago. He says he has been in Chicago nearly three years and that he had visited Omaha on three different occasions during that time. He stated that he had been nego tiating for several days for immunity from punishment in case he should surrender himself to the authorities, although he declined to say with whom the negotiations are being held. He says he is tired of living in isola tion from his relatives and friends and wishes to reform and get into busi ness. He declared that he would ask for immunity from the penitentiary, and stated that he was ready to ac cept the protection of the Omaha po lice. He said that in case he was per mitted to remain in Omaha and the indictments against him were quashed he would get into business at once. Crowe has been at the home of his brother, J. .1. Crowe, who resides in Council Bluffs, and runs a saloon in that city. He was asked if he had a hand in the famous Cudahy kidnaping, but de clined to either deny or admit his guilt. During the interview be was appar ently ill at ease. The kidnaping of young Cudahy took place December 18, 1890. The kidnaper demanded a ransom of $25, 000 for the boy, but he was set free near his father's home by his cap tor, who got no money. Following the kidnaping Edward Cudahy, Sr., offered a reward of $25, 000 for the capture of Crowe, and this offer was followed by another of a similar nature by the city council and county commissioners. Other rewards wore also offered, bringing the aggre gate up to $50,000. Following the in terview Crowe left for the home of his brother in Council Bluffs. What action, if any, will be taken by the authorities is not known. He Vanishes Again. As mysteriously as was the return by Crowe, the alleged kidnaper of Ed die Cudahy, four years ago, has been his sudden disappearance. When he left the office of the local newspaper he remarked that he was going to the home of his brother in Council Bluffs, but he could not be located there next day. WAS WITH LEWIS AND CLARK. Daughter of Geo. Shannon Lives at Post Falls, Idaho. There are living two of the chil dren of George Shannon, one of the members of the Lewis and Clark ex pedition. He is the boy so often spok en of in the journal of Lewis and Clark. The descendants spoken of are Elizabeth Monroe, his daughter, who will be SS years old this month, and who resides with her daughter, Mrs. I). E. Patterson, in Post Falls, Idaho, and William Shannon, of Fowler, Cal., aged 80 years. Mrs. Monroe is hale and hearty at 88 but, as is usually the case with one of her age, is deaf, although she car ried on a conversation with his friends and is a very pleasant lady to meet. Pacific Squadron at Golden Gate. A portion of the United States Pa cific squadron, consisting of the flag ship Chicago, with Rear Admiral Goodrich on board, the cruiser Mar blehead, the dispatch boat Petrel, the torpedo boat destroyer Paul Jones and the collier Saturn, has arrived in San Francisco from southern coast ports. They probably will remain in this har bor for some time. Rear Admiral Stirling Retires. Washington.-—Rear Admiral Yates Stirling Saturday was placed on the retired list of the navy, having reach ed the age of 62 years. His retire ment promotes Captain W. H. Brown son to the grade of rear admiral: Commander W. H. Turner to that of captain, and Lieutenant Commander Grove to that of commander. German Crown Prince Visits. London.—Crown Prince Frederick William of Germany arrived in Lon don Saturday night en route to Esher on a visit to the duchess of Albany at Claremont. King Edward sent a carriage to the Victoria station for the crown prince. Kansas Faces Dry Season. Topeka, Kan.—Governor Hoch was asked if he had any part in closing the Topeka saloons last week. ,He said: "Weîll, I have not been entirely idle." A at the in Gilbert hostess Lewis a killed port. badly 20 der with The ments at a versity, nished George to the been state been offered, Land eral not to ture ery cided the at the cott, was A mota from Buck, were to S. day the and of and died ter. bed with ed a in its ant of at its of of a NORTHWEST STATES WASHINGTON, IDAHO, MONTANA, AND OREGON NEWS ITEMS. A Few Interesting Items Gathered From Our Exchanges of the Sur rounding Country—Numerous Acci dents and Personal Events Take Place—Outlook Is Bright. WASHINGTON NEWS. Jeremiah Cusick committed suicide at Chewelah by shooting himself in the head with a rifle. He has been in poor health. Mrs. Hopie Hunt, wife of Mayor Gilbert Hunt, has been appointed as hostess for Walla Walla week at the Lewis and Clark fair. Roy R. Underhill, 27 years of age, a married man, accidentally shot and killed himself on his Onion creek homestead, 16 miles south of North port. The remains of an unknown man, badly decomposed, were found about 20 miles north of Spokane. Frank W. Thrall and wife are un der arrest at Bellingham, charged with intercepting United States mail. The buildings, real estate and equip ments of the educational institutions maintained by this state are valued at a total of $2,063,483, of which sum $1,293,000 is credited to the state uni versity, according to inventories fur nished the state auditor. Governor Mead has appointed Dr. George W. Overmeyer of South Bend to succeed himself as a member of the state hoard of medical examiners. The report from Olympia that ex Congressman Samuel C. Hyde had been appointed commandant at the state soldiers' home seems to have been an error. The place has been offered, it is announced to ex-State Land Commissioner S. A. Calvert of Bellingham, who has been serving temporarily in the position for sev eral months. If Judge Calvert does not accept, it is said it will be offered to Mr. Hyde. The flour mills of Spokane manufac ture about 860,000 barrels of flour ev ery year. The city council at Ellensburg has instructed the marshal to suppress all gambling in the town. Palouse City business men have de cided to pave four more blocks on the east end of Main street. The final contest in the Whitman County Declamation league took place at the Garfield opera house Friday evening before a large audience. Miss Cyrena Gannon of Pullman, who rep resented district No. 1, was declared the winner and received the gold medal, and Miss Hazel Smith of Und: cott, who represented district No. 2, was awarded the silver medal. A serious accident occurred at Al mota Saturday when a crowd of high school pupils from Colfax were thrown from a four horse carryall and J. S. Buck, the driver, and Miss Pearl Lake were seriously injured. Mrs. Frank Horsley has been ap pointed by Mayor Fechter as hostess to represent Yakima county at the Lewis and Clark fair. The mayor has named Mrs. Harry S. El wood as hostess for Ellensburg day at the Lewis and Clark exposition during Kittitas county week. The county commissioners have closed a deal for the lease of the Riverside hotel for courthouse pur poses for Benton county which, under the law creating it, will he organized and ready for business July 1. While Ada. the 6 year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Freeman Staley, of Chattaroy, was playing in a field with other children, her clothes caught fire and she was so badly burned that she died in terrible agony a few hours la ter. Charles Allen, a porter, was stab bed twice during a fight at Puyallup with a stranger, and is likely to die. The postoffice department has ask ed Congressman Jones to recommend a man for postmaster at Harrington, in place of F. M. Llghthizer, who is slated for removal. The State Bar Association will hold its annual meeting at Spokane in July instead of in North Yakima, as decided at the late annual meeting. Nellie Maude Boll, a pretty young artist of 22, living at SpolAine. was horsewhipped Saturday afternoon by Mrs. James S. Mitchell. Her assail ant was furious over the attentions which..she believed that Miss Bell was receiving from Mr. Mitchell. IDAHO SQUIBBS. Monday morning at 7:30 the cadets of the University of Idaho left for their annual encampment, which this year will be held at Coeur d'Alene. The Bunker Hill & Sullivan mine at Wardner, Idaho, for the second time this year has raised its monthly dividend to $150.000 and distributed that huge sum last Thursday among its stockholders. That makes total dividends of $525,000 paid since Jan uary 1, and $2,796,000 to date. More large buildings will be built this year at Wallace than any year since the fire of 1890, which wiped out the business section. The volume of the building indicates the prosperity of the district. Burglars entered the postoffice building at Kellogg and rifled three tills, securing between $30 and $40. The greater part of the money be longed to D. Price, who conducts a store in the building. The exact amount of the postoffice loss is not known. H. J. Rice, former treasurer of Sho shone nopah and the fields. pointed he vada says crop Idaho this son ed below river. into for the per How Of the plates man the long, ment now equal man, ago letter white $50. trical ed ed bles, of found river ly ♦o loon aged All loss soon cade have upon Of in ries been a near red was the of at the ted a a shone county, has returned from To nopah and Goldfield, Nev., where he and several other mining men from the Coeur d'Alenes spent three months examining and prospecting the gold fields. Mr. Rice was greatly disap pointed In the country and says that he is satisfied to remain in the Coeur d'Alenes, which far surpasses the Ne vada mining district. Horticultural Inspector J. R. Field says that the prospect for a good crop of fruit in the Payette valley of Idaho has never been better than at this time. Drexel Van Arsdale, the 14 year old son of C. C. Van Arsdale, was drown ed late Sunday afternoon two miles below the mouth of the Clearwater river. He was caught in a whirlpool. One of the new laws which went into effect in Idaho May 4, provides for a juvenile court. The council at Twin Falls has fixed the license for saloons at $2000 each per year. James Wing, an employe of the Morning mine at Mullan, was killed Sunday by falling down an ore chute. How the accident occurred is not known. Of the several railroad projects in the northwest, that which contem plates a line from Palouse, in Whit man county, toward the east and into the timber belt of Idaho, is one of notable importance. According to present plans, it is to be only 45 miles long, but it will tap an unusually rich country, and as a result of its con struction there will probably be man ufacturing and agricultural develop ment fully as important as any that is now tributary to any piece of road of equal length. MONTANA NOTES. Justice moved swiftly in the case of Chester A. Bond, a Helena colored man, who was arrested two weeks ago upon the charge of opening a letter addressed to Jesse C. Bond, a white man, abstracting a draft for $50. forging the other man's name and sending the draft to a Denver elec trical supply house. He was indict ed by the federal grand jury and he pleaded guilty. Judge Hunt sentenc ed him to one year in the penitentiary. Despondent over imaginary trou bles, John Wyatt, aged 69, a pioneer of Montana, committed suicide at Liv ingston by drowning. His body was found on a sandbar in the Yellowstone river about a mile below the city. Augustine Slaughter, one of Ana conda's earliest pioneers, died recent ly after a prolonged illness. He came ♦o Montana in 1871, and has been a resident of Anaconda for the past 20 years. He was a veteran of the con federate army. The Pickering hotel of Wibaux was totally destroyed by fire, along with Orgrain's store, Landis' barber shop, Kidd's millinery store, Cornell's sa loon and restaurant and slightly dam aged the front of a bank building. All were partially insured, the total loss being about $7,0000. A creamery plant costing $4000 will soon be in operation at Eden, Cas cade county. Dr. Ernest Crutcher and associates have been granted a franchise to con struct and operate electric railroads upon the highways of Teton county. Of $170,000 in gold from the mines of Montana received in the Helena assay office over $100,000 came from Fergus county alone. At a recent Mormon convention held in Butte it was decided to continue work in that city by a house to house canvass.. Eight traveling missiona ries have been at work in Butte. The body of Fred Croslen, who has been missing, was found buried under a coal bank on Frozen Dog creek, near Miles City. A cavein had occur red and buried him alive. Croslen was 21 years of age and had been in the employ of Maurice Howard, a sheepman of Custer county. William Dixon accidentally discovered the re mains. The jury in the Malcolm murder case at Glasgow returned a verdict of murder in the second degree. Mal colm was accused of killing a rancher at whose house he was staying for the night. There were no witnesses present, but the circumstantial evi dence was strong and Malcolm admit ted the killing after being in jail for a time. OREGON NEWS. Citizens of Hood River have sub scribed $20,000 worth of stock in a company to operate the woolen mill which was recently purchased at Union. The plant will be moved at once. Colonel R. W. Richardson, secre tary of the National Good Roads as sociation. says the Pendleton good roads meeting. May 15 and 16, is the most important to be held before the national convention at Portland, June 22-24. The town of Eugene proposes to raise $1000 for a Fourth of July cele bration. Saturday was the greatest event in the history of Echo, when the . town entertained royally 350 visitors from Pendleton, 50 from La Grande, 12 representative men of Portland and huge crowd from Echo and vicinity and other places at the farmers' bas ket picnic for Echo and vicinity. C. K. McIntosh, formerly assistant cashier of the First National bank of San Francisco, has positively identi fied William Barrett, now under ar rest for robbing the Hotel Portland bar of $135. as the man who attempt ed to steal $20,000 from Jhe San Fran cisco bank last September. Mayor George H. Williams of Port land was renominated for mayor by the republican party in direct pri mary by a plurality of 1000. is of a a he a 20 sa of has in a re Mal for evi for sub a mill at at secre as good the the June to cele in town from 12 a bas of identi ar Fran Port by pri IS NORTH OF BORNEO ROJESTVENSKY'S FLEET SIGHTED IN THE CHINA SEA. The Large Fleet of War Ships Ap parently Were Coaling—Were in Two Divisions—Showing Lights, but Stationary—Are Tying Off the Montanao Island. London, May 9.—A dispatch to the Daily Mail dated Labuan, British Borneo, May 7, says: The steamer Chiengmai reports that Friday nignt she passed a fleet of warships and other vessels off the Mantanao island, northwest of Borneo, in the China sea. The warships ap parently were coaling. A dispatch from Labuan to Reuter's Telegram company reports that the fleet was a large one in two divisions, showing lights but stationary and with the appearance of being engaged in coaling. MRS. J. W. GRAY SUICIDES. Victim of a L-ove Affair Dies in New York. New York.—Mrs. J. W. Gray, believ ed to be wealthy and said to be the widow.of a Chicago broker, and who was described by her friends as a remarkably handsome woman, com mitted suicide in the Hotel Imperial by shooting. She was tound lying un conscious in her bedroom with a bul let wound in her head and died a few hours later at a hospital. letters left by the suicide indicat ed that she was the victim of an un fortunate love affair and that, although possessed of ample means, she had no desire to live without the man she loved. FAST IN THE ICE; 1500 ABOARD. Canadian Pacific Steamer Lake Cham plain Off Cape Ray, N. F. North Sydney, C. B., May 7.—Word was brought here by the steamer Bruce, which arrived yesterday, that the Canadian Pacific steamer Lake Champlain, bound from Liverpool for Montreal, is fast in the ice 45 miles southwest of Cape Ray, N. F. The Lake Champlain has on board 1500 passengers. IDAHO NEWS. The first bounty on cougars, under the new law, was paid at Rathdrum to Patrick Fox of Laclede, who brought in a large cougar hide and was paid $15 by warrant on the cur rent expense fund. The animal meas ured almost nine feet from tip to tip. It was accidentally caught in a bear trap, and is the first one that Mr. Fox has seen in that neighborhood. Nearly 3000 men are now employed in the great producing mines of the Coeur d'Alenes and in the prospects of the various sections of the district. It is doubtful if ever in the history of this silver-lead region there has at one time been so great a number of men employed. From present indications at least $500,000 will be spent for new build ings or additions to old ones at Poca tello this season. SPOKANE MARKETS. Wholesale Produce Prices. Potatoes, $1 cwt; onions, $3.25 cwt; cabbage, $email@example.com cwt; onions, 25c doz; spinach, 75c box; asparagus, 12%c@ 15c lb; rhubarb, 5c lb; oranges, $3 case; Winesap apples, $1.50 box; New ton Pippins, $1.40 box; best apples, $1.50 box; cabbage, $1.75; Davis, 50@ 75c box; radishes, 40c doz bunches. Wholesale Feed Prices. Bran, $19 ton; bran and shorts, $21 ton; oats, $1.45 cwt; wheat, $1.40 cwt; chopped corn, $1.35 cwt; whole corn, $1.25 cwt; timothy hay, $14 ton; alfal fa hay, $12 ton; oil meal, $2 cwt; grain hay, $13 ton. Prices Paid to Producers. Vegetables and Fruits—Root vege tables, 75c cwt; potatoes, 75@80c cwt; common apples, 50@75c box; second grade, 75c@$l box; best apples, $1.50 box; cabbage, $1.75 cwt. Poultry and Eggs—Chickens, hens, 12 V£c lb live weight; roosters, 8@10c lb; geese, 12c lb live weight; turkeys, 18c lb live weight, 20c dressed; ducks, live, 13c, dressed, 15c; eggs, $5.50@ 6 case. Live Stock—Steers, $3.75@4 cwt; sheep, $firstname.lastname@example.org cwt; hogs, $email@example.com cwt; veal, $6@9 cwt. • Hay—Timothy, $12@13 ton; alfalfa, $11 ton; oats, $firstname.lastname@example.org cwt. Creamery Products, f. o. b. Spokane —First grade creamery butter fat, per lb 28%c. Orders 10,000 Freight Cars. Officers of the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad company have just placed or ders for 10,000 freight cars, which will cost in me aggregate about $12, 000.000. and they claim that in doing so they have broken all previous rec ords by railroads in this country. The same road recently placed an order for 250 new locomotives that will cost about $4,000,000, making the total to be spent for new equipment about $16,000,000. Boy Killed at Reform School. Whittier, Cal.. May 8.—Fred Bruhn, a cadet at the state reform school, lost his life Sunday morning by falling from a dormitory window, while mak ing an attempt to escape. He fell fully 40 feet, striking on the cement pavement. a named. San Jimmy pion, agreed for Britt's would fight last in M watch, Martin kane 12, fastest urday in a to valley ed, Pasco, Wash. weight ed jaw, mat, for his left the to vived "I dently ly home feated made. pete is ried He blow. a and he the and ever. the tion ter his he was in the and was I he in he man ed of The his en of be of ed at of or to SPORTS. Philadelphia. —Princeton won the in tercollegiate trap shoot tourney with a score of 220. Harvard, Yale and Pennsylvania finished in the order named. San Francisco.—Representatives of Jimmy Britt, the lightweight cham pion, and of Battling Nelson, have agreed to meet again to sign articles for a match between the two men, Britt's brother agreed that the match would then be signed up, and Nelson accordingly posted $500 for forfeit. The fight will take place in this city the last week in June or the first week in July. M ith John L. Sullivan holding the watch, ' Honey IJilly" Mellody and Martin Duffy will fight at the Spo kane Athletic club Friday night, May 12, in what promises to be one of the fastest fistic bouts ever witnessed in Spokane. Seats, $2 to $4. Kansas City.—At Elm Ridge Sat urday Tod Sloan signalized his ap pearance in the saddle by piloting Dunning to victory in the first race. Cornell Saturday defeated Princeton in a dual track meet, by a score of 74 to 43. There is a possibility of a Yakima valley baseball league being organiz ed, composed .of teams from Prosser, Pasco, North Yakima and Ellensburg Wash. Britt Beat White. San Francisco.—James E. Britt, an American, defeated Jabez White, an Englishman, and is now the light weight champion of the world. With 20 seconds to go, Britt hook ed the Englishman with a left to the jaw, and the foreigner went to the mat, where he lay flat on his back for eight seconds. He staggered to his feet, but was powerless to defend himself, and Britt swung right and left on his jaw. The referee, to save the plucky Englishman from needless punishment, stopped the contest, al though White was still on his feet, leaning up against the ropes in a helpless condition. White was carried to his corner and in a few minutes re vived sufficiently to make a little speech, in which he said: "I fought the best I know how. I received fair play, but B^itt is evi dently the better man." Britt's victory was, of course, loud ly acclaimed by the people of his home town, but White, though a de feated man was cheered just as vocif erously for the magnificent fight he made. Ail through the battle White showed that he was entitled 4o com pete for championship honors. He is a clever boxer, an experienced ring general, and nas a cool head that car ried him out of difficulty many times. He seemed to lack, however, one re quisite for a champion—a knockout blow. He landed on Britt's jaw many a time with both right and left, but apparently did not hurt the little San Francisco bulldog. In the 12th round it looked as if White had a chance. He tended a vicious straight right on Britt's jaw, and as the latter was off his balance he went to the floor and rolled under the ropes. He was not hurt, however, and came back fighting faster than ever. Britt forced matters all through the fight. He paid particular atten tion to White's stomach, occasionally swinging for the jaw, but the English man's cleverness enabled him to block those wicked punches. During the lat ter part of the fight Britt used only his left, and persistent care of his right led the spectators to fear that he had damaged it. But his right was in good order and he turned it in o use in the 19th round, when he swung for White's stomach and jaw. Britt paid a tribute to White by saying he is the cleverest boxer in the world. "He stalled and blocked and kept me away in a manner that was never before done," said the cham pion. "Had he come at me and led I could have finished him sooner, as he would have left more openings." The fight was by long odds the clev erest exhibition that has been given in recent years in San Francisco. Britt demonstrated what his. admirers have always claimed, that although he is not a showy boxer, he is a hard man to hit. When the men came to gether for the last round Britt jump ed at his man and kept right on top of him. It was hit and clinch again. The Californian had cut loose with his right and waded in, swinging both hands. He took White's punches eagerly and landed harder ones in return. The fury of his attack was irresistible. White's guard was beat en down, and then came that dreadful swing to the jaw that ended the fight and kept the championship of the world in America. George Harting, the veteran time keeper and expert on matters pertain ing to the ring, stated that it was the most clever and scientific fight he had ever seen. "White is a marvel of skill and ring generalship," he said, "but all of his science was of no avail against the persistent attacks of Britt." Britt, after the fight, declared his willingness to meet "Battling" Nelson. Kuropatkin to Leave China. St. Petersburg.—The rumors of the approaching return of General Kuro patkin from the front now seem to be definitely confirmed, and it is said that General Zaroubaieff, commander of the Fourth East Siberian corps, will succeed him. Failing health is assigned as the cause of Kuropatkin's coming back to St. Petersburg. The owner of a fruit dryer has clos ed a five year contract with the prune growers of Cove and Union to buy at $10 per ton the entire prune crop of that section, estimated at 1200 tons per year.