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CHRONOLOGY OF 1905.
BRIEF RECORD OF YEAR'S PRIN CIPAL EVENTS. Internal Dintnrbances In Rn»*la and Independence In tiorwar—flo«« of the War tn the EazX—Man? (treat Samel in Lint of Dnad. »lost significant of the events of 3905, because it Indicates unmistak ably tlie inexorable advance of man kind toward high Ideals of liberty. Justice and perfect civilization, Is the political and economic upheaval now taking place in Russia. Wearying under a load of taxation, ren dered well-nigb unbearable by added burdens imposed by the prosecu tion of a disastrous war, the peasantry and common people started a revolt against the tyrannical aris tocracy, and have been able to force from their unwilling ruler many con cessions tending toward a free citizen ship. Massacre and rapine, in which the Jews were the chief sufferers, are part of the price paid for the advan tage gained. Another Impressive proof of civilization's advance Is the blood less revolution by which Norway has dissolved Its political connection with Sweden and seated a king upon its long unusued throne. The recent ex posures of graft and fraud in high financial circles and last summer's la bor troubles in Chicago are only inci dents of the constant conflict being waged for the establishment of jus tice and fair treatment between man and man. The Russo-Japanese war, after a brilliant series of land campaigns, during which one after another of the »strongholds of the Russians in Man churia fell Into the hands of their op ponents, and a decisive battle on the Sea of Japan, that is said to have been one of the greatest naval contests of all history, has been brought to a close, and largely, we believe, by American influence. The completion of the great Simplon tunnel was the accomplishment of an other great engineering feat, and the Lewis and Clark Exposition in Port land, Ore., presented to the world a record of achievement In all lines. Oreat disasters have been fewer than usual, though tornadoes In Okla homa and Kansas destroyed more than five hundred lives, and earth quakes, tire and railway wrecks have done their dread work. The year's list of famous dead con tains the names of many men and women noted in the arts, statecraft, philanthropy and business. The principal events of 1005 are briefly summarized below: January. 2—Surrender of I'ort Arthur. S Towboat Defender blown up oa Ohio River; 20 lives lost. 4—Death of Theodore Thomaa, orchestra lender. fT-Admlrnl Kojestvensky's flagship Knlnz ßouvaroff sunk off Madagascar. 0— Death of Louise Michel, French an ■ rcblst. 15—Combes' ministry In France resigns. 1(1—Secretary Hay advises China to re main neutral----Enrthquuke at Shemakha. Russia, buries hundreds of people. 18 End of textile strike In Fall River, Mass. ID— Attempt to nssasRlnnte Czar and Rus elan royal family. 22—Massacre of workingmen by Czar's troops In St. Petersburg. 28—Revolt spreads through Russian cities. 25—Liberals defeated In Ontario genera! elections. .. .Czar Issues proclamation prom ising reforms. 20 —Kouropntkln'a army driven bnck from Sandepas by (ten. Oku's forces. 30 Czar signs document grunting great reforms to Russian people. Kehrnary, 1- 2— Extreme eold wave sweeps Northern States and Canada, tllendlve, Mont., lias temperature of 54 degrees below zero. 7 Death of Joseph 11. Manley of Maine. »...Senate pusses Statehood bill. 8 Roosevelt and Fairbanks declared elect ed ufter count of electoral votes In Con gress. 0 House passes Townsend Esch railway rale bill. 10—Death of Hon. Chas. II. Huckley of Muskegon, Mich. 13—Severest cold wave of winter. 15—Death of Hen. Lew Wallace. 10 Death of Jay Cooke, noted financier. 17 —Grand Duke Sergius killed by bomb In Moscow.... Francos Willard statue dedl rated In Statuary Unit, Washington. 20 Explosion In Virginia City coal mines, near Ressemer, Ala., entombs 152 miners. ... .Fire destroys piers and ships st Charles town, Mass. 24---Boring of Sluiplou tunnel under the Alps Is finished. 26— $1,000,IKK) fire in Hot Springs, Ark ....North Rea Commission announces de ctalon against Russia. 28— Illinois Central terminals In New Or leans burn with loss of $5,000,000. .. .Thirty five miners killed by explosion at Wlleoe, .W. Va. 27— Death of Geo 8. Routwell of Massa chusetts.....lodge Rwayne of Florida ac quitted by United States Senate. ... Eleven f lemons killed by collapse of church floor n Brooklyn, N. Y. 28 -Death of Mrs. Lelund Stauford In Honolulu. March. 8—Czar of Russia signs rescript giving people a right to representation In law making body... .Thirty persons killed li wreck of Inauguration special trains uear Pittsburg. A—Roosevelt la Inaugurated. .. .End 68th Congress. ... Will J Davis and t others Indicted as responsible for Iroquois Are. .. .Chas. Thomas found guilty of Ms bel Scofield murder. 7—Big traction strike begins tn New York. 8—Japanse win battle of Mukden, after eighteen days' fighting. 10— Mukden captured hy Japanese H—Mra. Chadwick convicted of consplr acv In Cleveland. 14_Nineteen lives lost In New York teue ment house fire. 17—Death of Gen. Joseph R. Hawley of Connecticut. 18-19—Twenty-four miners killed hy ex plosion In mines near Thurmond, W. Vs 20—Explosion and fire In Brockton, Mass *hoe factory causes 103 deaths. 24—Death of Jules Verne. April. 8_President Roosevelt leaves Washington on vacation trip____Explosion ln Leiter mines at Zelgler, III., kills thirty five men ....Russian artillery depot ln Harbin blow up and aeveuty-flve men killed. In In of Botanical. We mult condone Milady's fads, An d dumbly own That Lily pads. —p. a of 4—Earthquakes In India devastate wide range of country and destroy hundreds of lives. 8-Chlcago teamsters strike In sympathy with garment workers. 8—Collapse of water reservoir at Madrid kills or Injures 400 persons... .Battleship Minnesota launched. 18 —Hard frost damages early fruit and garden truck In Central and Southern Stales. 17— Four boys killed In panic In Indian apolis Masonic Temple. 20— Thirteen lives lost In burning of con vent In St. Genevieve, Quebec. 28—Death of Joseph Jefferson. 24— Frank G. Bigelow, president of Mil waukee First National Bank, acknowledges himself a defaulter for $1,500,000 of bank s funds. .. .Teamsters' strike In Chicago sup posed to he ended.... Earthquakes uear Bombay, India, kill fifty persons. 25— Chlesgo teamsters' strike on again. 28—Death of Gen. Fltzhugb Lee.. ..Riot ing In Chicago... .Tornado at Laredo, lex., Wills sixteen persons. , , 80—Thirteen miners killed by explosion near Wllburton, Ok. May. 1— One hundred persons killed In disturb ances In Poland. . . 2- 4—Serious strike riots In streets of Chi cago. 8— Pat Crowe gives himself up to authori ties In Omaha, but disappears later. 9— - Tornado destroys thirty-five fixes and much property In Marquette, Kan. 10— President Roosevelt entertained In Chicago....Tornado In Oklahoma kills 500 persons. . . . 11— Fifty persons killed and 100 Injured In railway accident at South Harrisburg. Pa. „ . 12— Nan Patterson released in New York. 14—Death of Jessie Bartlett Davis. 18— Northern and Routhern Baptists meet In joint convention In St. Louis... .Czar ls zues rescript granting aweeplng reforma In Poland and Baltic province*. 21— Death of Judge Albion W. Tourgee In Bordeaux, France. 23—Death of Mrs. Mary A. Livermore. 28—Death of Baron Alphonse de Hoth schlld. 27— Russian Baltic fleet under Rojestven sky defeated In great battle In Korean Straits hy Japanese under Togo. 28— American yacht Atlantic wins Kais er's cup In trail* Atlantic race. 20—Death of former Premier Francisco Bllvela In Madrid, Spain. 88—Bomb thrown at carriage of King Alphonso of Spain anil President Loubet of France In Paris. June. 1— Opening of Lewis snd Clark Exposl tlon In Portland, Oregon. ... Earthquake In Montenegro. .. .Two hundred drown In over flow of reservoirs st Prlncetown, Natal. 2— Japan shaken by earthquakes 6—Crown Prince Frederic William of Ger many weds Princess Cecils of Mecklenburg Schwerin. .. .Norway declares her Independ ence of Sweden. 0— President Roosevelt arrange* for peace negotiations between Japan and Russia. 13— Theodor Delyaunls, Grecian premier, fatally stabbed by gambler. 15 Marriage of Prince Gustavu* Adol phus of Sweden and Princess Msrgaret or Connaught. , 17 Death of Cuban leader, Gen. Maximo Gomez. 23 -Death of Judge Stephen Neal, author of 14th amendment. In Lebanon, Ind..... Bloody strike battles ln Lodz, Poland. 25 --$750,000 fire In retail district of Nash vllle. 28— Great mutiny and rioting at Odessa, Russia. July. 1— Death of John Hay, Secretary of State .... Paul Morton Is succeded as Secretary of the Navv by Charles J Bonaparte. 2— Cloudburst In Guanajuuto, Mezlco, de stroys 1,000 lives. 6—Tornado In North Texas. « Ellhu Root appointed Secretary or State to succeed the late John Hay. 11—Fire damp explosion In Welsh col liery kills 128 miners. 18—Death of Gen. W. W. Blackmar, O. A. R. National Commander. 20 Strike of Chicago teamsters It ended. 21 Boiler explosion on U. S- 8. Benning ton ln San Diego harbor kills thirty-seven and injures ninety seven others 28—Death of Daniel 8. Lnmont. 24—Bones of John Paul Jones placed In vault In Annapolis. 25 Yellow fever epidemic In New Or leans. Auaroat. N. Y„ C. of 8—Collapse* of «tore lu Albauy kills twelve persons. 0 -Russian and Japanese peace commls aloners meet at Portsmouth, N. H 10—Flala-Zelgler expedition, rescued by the steamer Terra Nova, reaches Houulug svaag, Norway. Referendum In Norway favors separa tlon. _ 10—Reciprocity convention In Chicago. 17—Fifty passengers drown when excur sion train runs Into open druw near Nor folk, Va. 21 Earthquake felt In Illinois, Mis souri, Kentucky, Indiana and Teuuessee.... Death of Mary Mapes Dodge. 29—Russian and Japanese envoys agree upon terms of peace. Septfin her. 1 Alberta becomes new State of Canada. 2 Five million dollar tire 'In Adrlauople, Turkey. 4 Death of Heseklah Rutterworth, hls orlan. „ , , Treaty of peace between Russia and Japan signed In Portsmouth, N. H..... > riots In Tokio, Earthquake In Southern Italy destroys 4<>o lives and twenty villages. 1» Rand powder factory, Fatrchanco, In., xplodes. destroying thirty lives. 11 Mlkasn, Admiral Togo's flagship, unis and 51*9 lives are lost. 14 Death of Patrick Collins, Mayor of Boston. ,, 18 Death of George McDonald, novaltst. 24 Great fire In Butte. Mont. 20—Manila swept hy typhoon. October. 4 Six hundred thousand dollar lira In Rhinelander, Wls. 13 Norwegian treaty adopted hy Swedish Parliament____Death of Rtr Henry Irving. 14 Close of Lewis and Clark Exposition In Portland, Ore____Treaty between Russlu and Japan signed by Czar and Mikado. 17 Fatal tornado at Soreuto, 111. 19 20 Storm on Great Lakes destroys shipping and ousts several lives. Death of Congressman Jerry Simpson of Kansas. Czar grants representative govern ment to Kuaaluna. November. 1 Sweden unfurls her uew flag... .Bleody riots tn Russian eitles. 3 Enormous loss of Ilfs In massseres In Itles of Southern Russia. 4 Czar signs manifesto giving freedom to Flulsnd. 12 Bishop Stephen M. Merrill, prominent Chicago Methodist, dies. ... Prince Charles of Denmark chosen King of Norway 14 People of Isle of Pines declare free dom from sovereignty of Cuba. « 18 Torpedo boat sunk In German navel maneuvers and thirty three men drowned. 10 One hundred lives lost In wreck of steamer Hilda In English Channel----Thlr t y nine men die In Glzegow lodging houee Are. 25 State entry of King Haakon VII. snd Queen Maude Into Christiana. 28 Eighteen persons killed snd twenty five Injured lu railway wreck near Lincoln, Mans.....Fleet of allied powers selie Turk ish Island of MvtUene 27 Drunken Russian soldiers at Alexan drovsk burn barracks and eighty political prisoners. 28 Severe gale causes much damage to property In Great Lakes district December. I- —Cuban elections a landslide for moder ate party. 2 Iron missile thrown through window of President Roosevelt's special train lu Phila delphia. 4 —Fifty-ninth Congress meets. ... Wlacon stn Legislature meets In special session.... Balfour ministry In England resigns. 5 Lieut. Gen. Sakharoff slain by woman In province of Saratoff. Russia. 8— Mrs. Mary M. Rogers hanged In Wind tor, Vt. II— Death of Edward Atkinson, political economist. way died T. the ful, Co., had the don put ers or in be at he ty, a a Odds and Ends. This being in love tukes up more time than an aching tooth. Why do parents always boasdngly give the weight of what the stork trlnga them) C. T. YERKES IS DEAD REBELS TO THE BAD NOTED RAILWAY FINANCIER DIED IN NEW YORK CITY. Suffered Complication of Diseases— His Family Present at Deathbed— Was Born in Philadelphia in 1839— Made His Fortune in Chicago—He Built Railways in London. In of to of Charles T. Yerkes, the noted rail way financier of Chicago and London, died Friday in his apartments at the Waldorf-Astoria hotel in New York city, where he has been ill for more than six weeks. Mr. Yerkes suffered from a compli cation of diseases growing out of a severe cold which he contracted in London early in the fall. At the death bed were Mrs. Charles T. Yerkes, his wife; Charles Edward Yerkes, a son. and his wife; Mrs. Charles Ronda Miller, a daughter, and the physician. The death was peace ful, Fuit unexpected at the time. Mr. Yerkes' residence is at Sixty eighth and Fifth avenue. Speyer & Co., the New York hanking firm, which had much to do with the New York financing of Mr. Yerkes' affairs, made the following statement: "The death of Mr. Yerkes is partic ularly sad, coming at a time when his great work in connection with the Lon don underground street railway was rapidly approaching completion and important portions of it were being put in operation. Mr. Yerkes' failing health had warned him and the bank ers associated with the enterprise that arrangements should be made for relieving him of a portion of his work, or for completing and carrying it out in case of his death. These arrange ments have been perfected and will be announced at the proper time." His Biography. He was born in Philadelphia, on June 25, 1839. He was educated in the public schools. He began tiusiness at the age of 17 and at 20 was a pri vate banker. In 1801 he purchased his first street railway stock. In 1804 he assumed millions of Philadelphia city bonds, but failed to carry out his contract. He was indicted, found guil ty, but executive clemency was extend ed. Later the city council released him from all délits xvhich afterwards Mr. Yerkes paid his creditors. He arrived in Chicago in 1882 and opened a hanking house. In 1880 he made his first railroad venture in Chicago. He changed the horse cars to a cable sys tem. He was the first to give the city anything in return for the priv ilegos accorded corporations. He gave a $50,000 telescope to Chicago univer sity. In 1898 he began the consolida tion of the Chicago street railways In 1901 he left the city with $15.000 000 and went to Tandon where he built a.i underground railway. He was rewarded with wealth and fame. He outgeneraled J. P. Morgan and asso elates who formed an American syn dicate in London underground. His Art Collection. When Mr. Yerkes made his will several years ago, he announced that he had left his collection of picture and objects of art and his two house at Fifth avenue and Sixty-eighth street in New York city to the Metropolitan Museum of Art. This property worth about $5.000.000. The houses themselves are a veritable art mu scum. It is said among his friends that this provision of his will remain ed unaltered. Among Mr. Yerkes' most treasure possessions is a collection of oriental rugs that is said to be the finest and most costly in the world. out and the of ly ROBBED OF $5000 ON TRAIN. Englishman Believes Money Was Tak en by Fellow Passenger. Kansas City.—Byron R. White of London. Eng., who says he is the son of Sir Thomas R. White, a member of parliament, reported to the police here that he had been robbed of money and jewelry valued at about $5000 in a Wabash train somewhe between Detroit and Kansas City White expresses tlie belief that he was robbed by a fellow passenge who left the train at St. Louis. MISS BUSCH MARRIED. Brewer's Daughter Weds a German Lieutenant. Lieutenant Edward Scharrer Stuttgart, Germany, and Miss Wilhel mina Busch, daughter of Adolphu Busch, the brewer, were quietly mar ried on New Year's day at the Busch mansion in St. Louis. Jail for Labor Leader. Topeka. Kan.—Governor Hoch has announced that he had decided not t pardon Arthur E. Ireland, third vie president of the American Federation of Labor, who was sentenced to the Cowley county jail for six months for assaulting a nonunion machinist em ployed by tlie Santa Fe Railway com pany. Glass Factory Destroyed. \ eniee. 111.—The factory of tlie Pittsburg Glass A- Blaster company was burned Saturday. Loss over $50 000. Hundreds of figures of the stat nary taken from the world's fair we consumed. The British peace society is protest ing against the formation of the rifle clubs as "inciting the spirit of mill tarism." CZAR'S TROOPS SEEM TO HAVE he He Moscow.—Three armed bands of revolutionists whose offer to surrender guaranteed a free pardon was re fused by the authorities, barricaded hemselves in their homes. According the latest reports the house was stormed and captured by the troops. Nevertheless the work of routing out the revolutionists will be difficult and perhaps costly, as the tactics of the revolutionists are not to fight in he open,which will compel the troops clear the region by moving from house to house. The region covers several square miles between the riv and Tverskaia and is hemmed by troops whose lines cut off the revolu tionists along the boulevard. The maze of narrow, crooked streets and the hilly nature of the ground ake it practically impossiofe to use artillery effectively. The drujina did not appear to he well organized and lacked regular of ficers. The workmen's council was supposed to have general direction of the workmen's army, but each group seemed to act on its own initiative. The majority of the men were armed only with revolvers of a cheap pat tern. Two companies of 200 men each however, were armed with repeating shotguns and a few rifles. The most businesslike feature was the drujina hospital, which was equipped with a egular surgical staff and Sistérs of Mercy. The wounded men were well cared for. The troops have captured surgical detachment of the revolu tionists, commanded by Dr. Abramoff, It is difficult to form an estimate of the casualties, but they have been greatly overestimated. The tosses of the troops and police have been main from ambush work, but they are omparatively small and probably will not reach a hundred. So far as the other casualties are concerned, those of the workmen generally and inno cent sufferers, 25(w is perhaps a con servative estimate. ly of son of he has t the for em com tlie $50 stat rifle mill THE UPPER HAND. ree Armed Bands Captured at Mos cow Were Not Well Armed—Total Casualties Have Been Overestimat ed—Cossacks Battle With Workmen at St. Petersburg. frank belle liam now she the band. In sire, ation of ado to Pop," ago, ing the had a cause city. his that lives pose just New ENGLISH LEADERS SPEAK. Premier and Ex-Premier Both Ad dress Meetings. London.—Sir Henry Campbell-Ban nerman, the premier, and Arthur J. Balfour, the former premier, respect ive leaders of the two great parties, now drawn up in battle array in the United Kingdom, addressed a large audience recently. The premier spoke at Dumferline, Scotland, making fiscal reform his battle cry. In answering a question he said he did not favor a separate in dependent legislature for Ireland, but intimated that that country should have a legislature subordinate to the imperial parliament. Mr. Balfour, talking to a sympathet ic audience at Queen's hall. London, asked: "Will you have fiscal reform home rule, for this is the true issue of the campaign?" Sir Henry Campbell-Bannerman said hat the liberals would fight protec tion and fiscal reform during the cam paign, as they did whue in opposition, while tlie former premier said that fis al reforms woum be the first great question with which the unionist party would have to deal whenever it was returned to power, because it was a question in which the welfare of the country was bound up. Mr. Balfour plainly indicated that he whole attack of unionists through out the present campaign would be entered on the assumed intention of he liberal party to give Ireland con trol of its own affairs through an ex excutive responsible directly to an Irish elective body. This, Mr. Bal four believed, would inevitably lead to separation, which he admitted would be preferable to the continued parlia mentary turmoil consequent on half way measures. Sir Henry Campbell-Bannerman de voted almost his entire speech to an attack on the fiscal proposition of the unionists, and said it was the duty of the liberals to bury any party sup porting Joseph Chamberlain. Sir Edward Grey, the foreign secre tary, speaking to his constituents at Belford, Northumberland, said that the carrying out of Mr. Chamberlain's policy would mean the ruin of the na tional prosperity. He assured his au dience that the liberals had no inten tion of granting home rule, hut that they hoped to do much for Ireland. next a ed was was and lar the of of ed Suicide to Escape Trial. Walla Walla. Wash.—Following a drunken carousal covering a period of a week. Sergeant Jarret of troop A, Fourteenth cavalry, committed suicide in His quarters at Fort Walla Walla. He was 23 years old and his home was in Tennessee. Six Stores Burned. Charlton, Iowa.—Fire has destroyed six store buildings on the north side of the square, causing a loss of $100,000. The postoffice and most of its contents were burned. Ambassador at Tokio. Baron Mumm von Schwartzenstein. the German minister at Pekin, has been appointed ambassador of Ger many at Tokio. A MILLION WAS HER GAME. W. E. Corey Was "Good Thing" for Miss Gilman. San Francisco.—In a series of very frank letters written to her father, Charles H. Gilman, of this city, Ma belle Gilman, whose affair with Wil liam E. Corey, the steel magnate, is now interesting two continents, says she deliberately set out in nfe with the intention of "catching" a rich hus band. In her epistolary confessions to her sire, Miss Gilman tells of her first meeting with Corey, of the infatu ation that followed and of the jealousy Mrs. Corey. She declares without ado that a young girl is very foolish "run with" poor young men. "Dear Pop," wrote Miss Gilman four years ago, "I may surprise you all by marry ing a very rich man." That was while the actress was appearing in tne "Mocking Bird" at Pittsburg, and long before the millionaire and his wife had had any trouble. Mr. Gilman says that Corey occupied box at the opening performance be cause he was infatuated with his daughter. Then followed champagne dinners at Pittsburg restaurants, and several automobile rides about the city. Mr. Gilman tells of the first cham pagne dinner given by Mr. Corey to his daughter. "Nothing but the very finest was opened," he said, "and my daughter had everything she wanted while she stayed in Pittsburg. It was that dinner that caused trouble be tween the millionaire and his wife. "My daughter is wealthy now. She lives in Paris, and where do you sup pose the money comes from? She has just invested a quarter of a million in New York real estate, and has lots more than that." BITS OF NORTHWEST NEWS. The Tacoma ball club lost $7000 last season. State librarians chose Seattle as next meeting place. Banks of Walla Walla have $1, 500,000 of deposits belonging to farmers. Ellensburg citizens have secured an option on a valuable tract of land for a site for their sugar factory. With a left hook to the jaw. follow ed hy a right swing to the same spot, "Indian" Joe Gregg knocked out Jack Riley in the beginning of the fifth round at North Yakima. The fight was fast and bloody. Black Moustaches, a Yakima Indian, was struck by a train near Toppenish and both of his arms were severed. Robert Dollar, president of the Dol lar Steamship company, will take e large amount of Washington fruit to China as presents to high Cninese of ficials. With a shower of lefts and rights to the face and body Kid Scaler, the Spokane favorite, knocked out Kid Harrison of Salt Lake in the eighth round Friday night at Spokane, of what had been scheduled for a 20 round glove contest. Corporation Counsel Calhoun of Se attle, in an opinion handed the board of public works, says the city of Se attle can compel joint use of telephone poles by companies operating in that city. The county commissioners of King county can not make an appropriation of county funds for the erection of a children's home near Seattle. State laws make no provision for such ap propriation. While Mr. A. Brown of West Seattle was away visiting, thieves entered his home and prepared a meal, exchang ed their ragged clothes for good ones and departed taking $2000 worth of jewelry and silverware. The Mitsui company of Japan, the largest and wealthiest exporting and importing concern in all Nippon, will open a branch in Seattle. BURGLARS WRECKED SAFE. Secured $600 From Bank of Stickly Wray & Co., at Iroquois, III. Iroquois, 111.—Burglars have wreck ed the safe in the private hanking institution of Stickly, Wray & Co and escaped with $600 after exchang ing shots with James Whiteman, the first person to appear on tne scene No one was hurt. ater by and one call had est ed to to COMING EVENTS. Northwest Fruitgrowers' associa tion, I»a Grande, Ore., January 3-5. Oregon State Poultry association show, Portland, January 10-17. Oregon State Press association Portland, January 12. Oregon State Horticultural society Portland, January 9-10. Washington State Horticultural as sociation, North Yakima, January 12 . Walla Walla Poultry association February 5-10. Inland Registered Stock Breeders association, Moscow, Idaho, February 8-9. Washington State Letter Carriers association, Spokane, February 22. Many Workmen Killed. St. Petersburg.—In an encounter be tween workmen and Cossacks at the Nevsky shipbuilding yards eight Cos sacks and 27 workmen were killed and many were Injured. The railroad trains from St. Petersburg to Moscow are not running to that city, but are stopping at a station near Tver. The permanent way of the Nicholas railway has been damaged between Tver and Kuntacia stations. Absorbs Copper Company. Pittsburg.—It is officially announced that the Pittsburg & Montana Copper company, capitalized at $30.000,000, has been secured by the A. W. Mel len interests of this city. BOLD HOLDUPARTIST MOSE GOLDSMITH OF SEATTLE MINUS OVER $2000. Crook Had Planned a Deal to Buy Half Interest in Two Opera Houses —He Got Goldsmith in Hotel Room and Forced Him to Send Out and Get His Checks Cashed. Mose Goldsmith, theatrical booking agent and owner of the Strand the ater of Seattle, was held up in a room at the Lincoln hotel, one of i.*e most fashionable hostelries in Seattle, by a man who gave his name as Burke, and made to pay over $2750. It was one of the boldest and best planned coups ever turned in that city. Goldsmith had received a telephone call from Burke, who stated that he had a business proposition to make. meeting was arranged in an up town office. Burke said he was from Butte, Mont., and owned a half inter est in the Miner of that city. He declared he had $18,000 to invest and would like to buy an interest in Gold smith's theatrical business. He show ed what purported to be a draft on the Butte Miner for that amount. Gold smith said he would sell him an in terest in his two vaudeville theatres that city for that amount. It was agreed that Goldsmitn should have the papers drawn up by his attorney. The next day Goldsmith received a telephone call from Burke from the incoln hotel asking him to come up and talk over the deal. Goldsmith and an employe named Cohen went to a room on the top floor. They were met by Burke, who stated that he wished to talk to Goldsmith personally. Cohen went to the office and Goiu smith remained with Burke. The first thing the latter did after Cohen left was to tell Goldsmith to read a letter lying on a table in the room. This letter stated that Burke needed $2750 very badly, and if Goldsmith did not come through" with that amount his head would be shot off. Goldsmith turned to his companion and looked down the barrel of a Colt's revolver. "Write out a check for the amount," commanded Burke, "and send the hotel clerk to the bank for the money, $500 in gold and the balance in $100 bills." Goldsmith did as told and called up Cashier Lane of the Scandinavian American bank to say that the check was all right and to pay the same as directed. The hotel clerk was called to the room, Burke keeping Goldsmith covered and shielding the gun from the clerk's sight. After the clerk had gone Burke told Goldsmith to order drinks for two, which he did, and after the clerk returned with the money he ordered two more, for which he made Goldsmith pay. Victim a Gentleman, Pocketing the money, Burke inform ed Goldsmith that he was a gentleman and shook hands with him. He also said he would not take Goldsmith's diamonds.. He then made Goldsmith go into the bathroom, and warned him to make no outcry for 15 minutes. He then locked the door and left. After waiting for about 10 minutes Gold smith began yelling, and attracted the attention of a woman in the next room. The porter was sent for and Goldsmith liberated. The police were notified at once and detectives placed on the case. Gold smith describes Burke as being of medium height and fairly well dress ed. His hair and mustaches were jet black and his eyes light blue, which causes Goldsmith to think he was dis guised. Cashier Lane of the Scandinavian American hank, telegraphed to Butte and learned that no such man as Burke has any interest whatever in the Miner. Chief Delaney says it is the cleverest piece of work in the history of the department. TERMS OF SETTLEMENT. Between Princess Louise and Prince Phillippe. Paris.—The conditions of settlement of the long drawn out quarrel between the Princess Louise of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha, eldest daughter of King Leopold of Belgium, and her husband. Prince Phillippe of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha, are as follows: The prince pays her as alimony $221,000 annually and also the sum of $1.000,000 by installments, while King Leopold guarantees her an annuity of $10,000. The princess undertakes to hand over to the prince's lawyer all the documents and photographs in tended to be used as evidence, the divulgence of which will annul the arrangement. The two parties agree to accept a decision of the court of Gotha granting them a divorce on the ground of incompatibility of temper and on that ground alone. Practical Joker Killed. Notre Dame, Ind.—Louis Roquela of Colombia, South America, a student at Notre Dame university, shot and killed Claude A. Bagby of Durango. Col., when Bagby and several other students, as a practical joke, held up Roquela, mistaking him for another person. Fair Buildings Sold. Portland. Ore.—Washington's state building at the exposition has been sold for $500 to Lafe Pence, who has bought practically all of the struc tures of the Dream City except the forestry and government buildings.