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ADMIRAL EVANS AND MEN DAVE DASDING TIME. Encounter Fierce Gale While Pâssfng Through the Straits and Are Spread Over Quite a Stretch of Water but Are Making Splendid Progress in the Face of Strong Winds. Punta Arenas, Strait of Magellan, Feb. 10.—The Pacific Navigation com pany steamship Orita, which arrived here this morning, reports having passed the American fleet in the strait at 6 o'clock last evening, 12 miles east of Cape Pilares. The Chilean cruiser Chacabuco was leading. The weather was very stormy. The captain of the Orita said that he sighted 19 vessels in the fleet, these being the 16 American battleships, the Chilean cruiser and two others, prob ably colliers. He did not sight the American torpedo boat flotilla, which accompanied the battleships from this port, but which turned north at Smythe channel, 30 miles from the western end of Magellan strait, to pro ceed through this passage to Telcah uano. Owing to the heavy weather, the warships were spread out over a con siderable stretch, but all seemed to be making splendid progress in the face of the strong winds. ' —SPOKANE— Wholesale Produce Prices. Vegetables—Cabbage, $1.25 cwt; beets, $email@example.com cwt; rutabagas, $1@ 1.25; carrots, $firstname.lastname@example.org; white turnips, $1; parsnips, $email@example.com cwt; cauli flower, $2 dozen heads; onions, $3.50@ 3.75; sweet potatoes, $3.60@4 cwt; potatoes, 75@85c cwt; Hubbard squash, $75c@$l doz; pumpkins, 75c@ $1 doz; parsley, 15c dozen bunches; celery, 85@90c doz bunches; pineap ples, $2.75@3; Italian grapes, $7.50 bbl; bananas, $2.75. .3.75 bunch; cran berries, $firstname.lastname@example.org bbl; winter pears, $1.25 box; lemons, $email@example.com case; cook ing apples, $1 box; fancy eating, $1.25 @1.75 box; comb honey, $3.75 case; oranges, navels, $2.75@3 case; grape fruit, $firstname.lastname@example.org case; cocoanuts, 90c @$1 doz; lettuce, hothouse, 40c lb; lettuce, coast, 30c lb; garlic, 10c lb; popcorn, 6c lb; Florida tomatoes, $1 basket. Butter and Eggs—Eggs, eastern storage, $o.50; local ranch, guaranteed fresh, $9; first class local creamery butter, 36c lb; Jersey Belle creamery, 34c lb; butter fat, 3414c lb; Columbia creamery, 30c lb; cheese, full cream N. Y. twins, 16@17c lb; full cream Wisconsin twins, 16@17c lb; lim burger, 20c lb; cream brick, 20c lb; Swiss, 19^)20c lb. Flour—First patent, $5 bbl; secor.-' patent, $4.75 bbl. Seed—Red clover, $15.50; cholje, $16.50; Kentucky bluegrass, $13.50 cwt; timothy, $6.50; white clover, $18; alfalfa, $19. Wholesale Prices. Beef—Steers, dressed, 6*4 @7c lb; cow beef, 5@5!4c lb; mutton, dressed, 1214c lb; pork, 5c lb; hams, heavy, 1114c lb; light, 12c lb; bacon, 15c lb; lard, 11c; dry salt extras, $11 cwt; dry salt backs, $12.50 cwt; veal, 914c lb; smoked salmon, Chinook, 16c lb; white spring, 1214c. Timothy hay, $18 ton; grain hay, $15 ton ; alfalfa, $15 ton; oats, $1.40 cwt; feed, wheat, $1.40 cwt; rolled barley, $1.40 cwt; whole corn, $1.75 cwt; chopped corn, $1.85 cwt; bran, $21 ton; bran and shorts, $22; red shorts, $24 ton; white shorts, $25 ton; straw, $9 ton. Prices Paid to Producers. Live stock—Steers, $4 cwt; cows, $2 cwt; sheep, $4.50@5 cwt; hogs, $5@ 5.50 cwt; calves, $6 cwt. Poultry—Live hens, 11c lb; dressed hens, 12!4@1414c lb; ducks, live, 12c lb; turkeys, live, 17c lb; dressed, 22c lb; geese, live, 12c lb; dressed, 15c lb. Hides—Green, beef, 3c lb; dry salt ed cured, 6@6*4c lb; dry flint, 10c; calfskins, green, 6c; dry, 12c; dry sheep pelts, 10c; kip, 6c. Timothy hay, $16 ton; grain hay, $13 ton; alfalfa, $13 ton; oats, $1.25 cwt; feed, wheat, $1.25 cwt; milling wheat, 68@70c cwt; whole barley, $1.10 cwt; whole corn, old, $1.50 cwt; new, $1.45 cwt. Pacific Northwest Wheat. Davenport, Wash.—Bluestem, 67c; club, 65c. Colfax, Wash.—Bluestem, 68c; club, 66c; red, 64c; barley, $1; oats, $1. Portland, Ore.—Club, 82c; bluestem, 84c; valley, 82c; red, 80c. Tacoma, Wash.—Bluestem, 82c; club, 80c; red, 78c. It is said preliminary steps were taken at the Tacoma Builders' ex change toward the formation of a state organization. A large delegation from the Seattle exchange was present, and indorsed the movement. The con tractors of Spokane are also all organ ized, and the builders' exchange of that city, it is said, will join the state organization, which will be affiliated with the national exchange. Belling ham and other cities will be invited to become members of the proposed or ganization. In Honor of Dr. Stafford. Washington, Feb. 10. — Memorial services in honor of the late Rev. Dr. Denis Joseph Stafford, pastor of St. Patrick's church, were held at Chase's theater in this city Sunday. UNEARTH PLOT TO KILL CZAR Warning is Found—Discover Wires Attached to Bombs. London, Feb. 12.—The Paris corre spondent of the Central New,s in a dispatch, says word has reached the French capital of the discovery by the empress of Russia of a terrorist warning, in the czarovitch's bed, stat ing the czar and czarovitch have been sentenced to death. Secret police found a network of electric wires in geniously connected with 17 powerful bombs placed at distant points in the palace. A single operator would have been able to blow up the entire palace. The discovery of the plot, it is said, has greatly frightened the czar. He is again in an exceedinggly nervous state. It is now geenrally credited that there are several revolutionists among the servants in the palace. HITCHCOCK AIDE OF WM. TAFT Resigns Office to Manage Presidential Campaign. Announcement is made of the ap proaching retirement of Frank H. Hitchcock, first assistant postmaster general. Mr. Hitchcock will assume the management of the active cam paign of Secretary Taft for the repub lican nomination for president. The exact date of the retirement has not been determined definitely, but it pos sibly will be about February 15. Mr. Hitchcock will be succeeded as first assistant postmaster general by Dr. Charles P. Grandfield, who for a little more than two years has been chief of the bureau over which Mr. Hitch cock presided. Dr. Grandfield has been actively identified with the pos tal service for about 20 years. Canada's Trade for 12 Months. The trade of Canada for the 12 months ended September 30, 1907, to taled in imports $362,459,907, an in crease of $66,100,364 over the corre sponding period ended September 30, 1906. The exports of Canadian pro duce for the period of 1907 aggregated $244,180,922, a decrease of $615,459. Exports to the United States for thé period of 1907 aggregated $89,981,440, an incerase of $4,788,110, and imports from the United States $223,040,016, ,an increase of $38,598,000. By Wireless, Cuba to California. Washington, Feb. 12.—A remark able instance of wireless telegraphic communication has been verified at the bureau of equipment in the navy department. A wireless station at Point Loma, near San Diego, picked up the Connecticut, then talking off the coast of Cuba, took down the mes sage, and also picked up a message being sent from the wireless station at Pensacola, Fla. Experts are won dering whether the message went across the continent or in the other direction around the world. Send 60,000 Troops to Turkey. St. Petersburg, Feb. 11.—The Russo Turkish relations have entered upon a menacing phase. Alarmed at the unchecked Turkish concentrations on the frontier of Persia and the mobil ization in Armenia, the Russian gov ernment has decided to execute a for midable military demonstration in re ply on the Turko-Persian frontier, dis patching there a complete expedition of 60,000 select troops from central Russia, with full war equipment, and it is acting with uncommon rapidity with a view of overaweing the Turks by a decisive exhibition of force. Deny Battleship Charges. Washington, Feb. 10.—The navy de partment's absolute refutation of the Reuterdahl charges that American battleships are seriously defective .went to the president recently. Rear Admiral Converse, president of the board of construction, signed it. The report may be summed up thus: Heavy armor plate is not below water ■line, but on it. Russo-Japanese naval battles showed that high-placed guns were ineffective. Space about the turret guns is 10 square feet instead of 10 feet square. Rob Wife of J. P. Morgan. Galveston, Tex., Feb. 9.—Mrs. J. P. Morgan of New York, wno is en route to Los Angeles, w-as robbed some where in Texas just before reaching El Paso. She was traveling in a private car with Mrs. J. N. Napen of Providence, R. 1., and Mrs. J. Meredith of New York, as her guests. The car was en tered and robbed of several thousand dollars' worth of jewelry and valu ables and a large sum of money. Pat Crowe Is Sad. Patrick Crowe, who kidnaped Eddie Cudahy of Omaha, passed through Denver recently for Chicago. Broken in health and purse, he pre sented a sad picture. He was recog nized and said: "Let me alone. I have had my fill and am trying to be on the square. I was trying to earn a living on the Coast and got word the other day my little girl is dying in Chicago. I soaked my ring and borrowed enough money to get back to see her once more. Can I ever get away from my past bad name?" • Investigate Utah Bank Loss. Salt Lake City, Feb. 10.—The Trib une says that for the last month the Utah National bank has been investi gating quietly the loss of $43,000 in currency from its reserve vault. Offi cers of the bank admit that the disap pearance of the moneÿ was discovered some weeks ago. Inquiry has reached a point which justifies arrests in a short time. LEITER TO CLEROY MORAL LICENSE LEAGUE TO CURD RUM HABIT. Object of League Is to Have a Uni form Restrictive Saloon License Adopted by All the States Where Prohibition Is Not in Force—Calls for Earnest Consideration of People. Louisville, Ky., Feb. 12.—The Na tional Moral License league, through its president, T. M. Gillmore, has is sued an open letter to the clergymen of the United States. After explaining that the object of the league is to have uniform restrictive saloon license adopted by all the states where prohi bition is not in force, the letter says: We do not offer this law as a substi tute for prohibition ;that is, it is not intended to interfere with the passage of prohibition laws if the people desire them, but it is intended to bring about obedience to law where the business is licensed. Prohibitory laws that are being passed in this country merely prohibit the manufacture and sale, and do not prohibit the purchase and use, and all thinking men know that where a demand exists, it will be supplied from some source if the profit justifies the risk in supplying it. Witness the de velopment of the mail order business and of the moonshine business, as shown by the figures of the internal revenue department, the per capita consumption of whisky having de creased with the spread of prohibition, while the per capita consumption of beer has largely increased. If the anti-saloon league will agree to it we will favor having an amend ment to all prohibitory laws providing a heavy penalty for the purchase of al coholic beverages, or for having them In possession in prohibitory territory, and this would mean prohibition. But passage of laws will not prevent the use of alcoholic beverages; that is a matter of education and evolution. Those interested in prohibition are taking the ground that the manufac ture and distribution of alcoholic bev erages are wrong per se. If this be true, then there is no question that the Almighty was wrong in commend ing the use of wine to "his chosen people" and Christ was wrong in mak ing wine at the foot of Galilee ai^d he was wrong in selecting wine and bread to commemorate his death. Now, if those interested in the effort to establish prohibition prove to the satisfaction of the American people that Christ did that which was wrong, that Christ committed a sin and that Christ set a bad example to future generations, then we fear that they will have succeeded, in so far as the American people are concerned, in de stroying the very foundation of Chris tian faith. It is a strange suggestion , to come from men connected with the whisky ministry, but we consider it a very business to those connected with the serious phase of this question, and one that deserves the earnest thought of every man connected with the church He May Be Sorry. Storm Lake, Iowa.—L. Lloyd Wil son, a barber, and Miss Gertrude Wad dell, heiress to 5000 acres of Cherokee county lands, to say nothing of a for tune made in the cattie business by her father, O. D. Waddell, have eloped. Wilson leaves a wife and son destitue and Mr. Waddell has offered a reward of $3000 for his capture They left Aurelia, driving to this city where they left their team at a livery stable, and since then have not been seen. Their whereabouts are un known. Wilson has conducted a bar ber shop in Aurelia nine years. Ellen Stone Sues Turkey. Washington, Feb. 14.—Ellen M Stone, American missionary, who en dured six months of harrowing perience while held in captivity by Bulgarian brigands, and who was finally liberated on the payment of $66,000 raised in the United States has filed a claim for indemnity against the Turkish government for that amount. Will Soon Settle B. C. Issues. Washington, Feb. 12.—Mr. Bryce the British ambassador, has settled lipon February 16 as the date of his departure for Ottawa, where he will confer with Sir Wilfrid Laurier, the Canadian premier, and other dominion officials respecting the consummation of a treaty between Great Britain and America, for the settlement of various issues between the United States and Canada. a Hear Oil Appeal on April 20. Chicago.—The printed record of the government's case against the Stand ard Oil coippany of Indiana has been placed in the hands of Assistant Dis trict Attorney J. H. Wilkerson by the clerk of the circuit court. The court of appeals will convene April 20 On that date the hearing of the appeal from Judge Landis' fine of $29,240,000 will be set for argument. Need New Treaty With Mexico. Mexico City, Feh_13.—It is highly probable that the treaty of 1848 be tween the United States and Mexico fixing the boundary line along the Rio Grande will be abrogated and another one signed and ratified as a result of negotiations now in progress. * RIDERS RAVAGE THE VILLAGE. Corral Citizens, Burn and Blow Up , Tobacco Barns. Hopkinsville, Ky., Feb. 10.—Sunday night at 12 o'clock a band of about 150 mounted night riders, masked, heavily armed, and wearing the insignia of a secret clan, invaded Fredonia, Critten den county, captured James Scarberry, operator oi the Cumberland Telephone company, and cut all telephone con nections. They then forced Dave Pot ter, a clerk in a drug store, to open his store, in which they corralled sev eral citizens and held them prisoners. Leaving a'large guard in the town, the others galloped to the village of View, five miles away, and blew up Alfred H. Cardin's tobacco factory, containing 53,000 pounds of tobacco, and set fire to and destroyed Cardin's barn, containing 10,000 pounds of to bacco belonging to him and his crop pers. The loss aggregatës $10,000 with $5000 insurance. After firing volleys into the air, the night riders returned through Fre donia and released their prisoners. Eighty pec cent of Crittenden county farmers have tobacco pooled in the society of equity. Mr. Cardin is not a member. He is a prominent citizen, aged 73 years, and was at one time a candidate for governor on the populist ticket. The planters' association has no organization in this county. TEXAS BANKERS SUICIDE. C. A. Beasley of Houston, L. C. Hutch ins of Fort Worth and E. C. Gam brell Shoot Themselves. San Antonio, Tex., Feb. 10.—C. A. Beasley, president of the American Bank and Trust company of Houston, Tex., and until recently president of the Texas Bankers' association, killed himself by shooting. He had been in San Antonio for the last two weeks. L. C. Hutchins, second vice presi dent of the Fort Worth National bank, committed suicide by shooting himself through the head with a revolver. Ill health and anxiety produced by the recent financial panic are given as the cause of suicide. Brooding over the suicide of Banker Hutchins, a man he did not know, Eric C. Gambrell,' 38 years old, shot and killed himself at a hotel in Fort Worth. Gambrell was a son of the Rev. Dr. J. R. Gambrell, a noted Bap tist preacher, and had practiced law in Dallas for many years. He formerly edited several newspapers in Missis sippi. SIR HENRY IS FREE AT LAST Held in Bondage Seven Months by Bandit Raisuli. Tangier, Morocco, Feb. 12.—Caid Sir Harry McLean, who has been held in bondage for the last seven months by the bandit Raisuli, has been offi cially turned over to the British charge d'affaires here, in accordance with the agreement between Raisuli and the British government under which Raisuli is to receive $290,000 as ransom and a guarantee of protection at Rabat. When Raisuli arrived outside the walls of Tangier with McLean he sent in a demand for permission to enter the city, accompanied by 700 of his soldiers. Sid Mohammed Gabbas, the Moroccan foreign minister, flatly re fused to allow him to do so, and Raisuli, as the result of Inducements by the British charge d'affaires, came in with McLean and three domestics. When McLean had been officially turned over to British forces Gabbas released the imprisoned Raisulians and they departed undisturbed and al most unnoticed. Two Men Shoot; One Dies. Meridian, Miss., Feb. 10.—In a des perate pistol duel in the corridor of an office building Covert Taylor, a contractor, fired three bullets into Oscar Hatcher, a farmer, receiving two slight wounds in return. Hatcher died an hour later in the presence of his wife, who hqd stood at his side during the duel, beseeching the men not to shoot. The trouble was over the wife. Buffaloes Escape by Wreck. Reno, Nev., Feb. 10.—Several buf faloes en route from Yellowstone park to Golden Gate park in San Francisco escaped from their car during a slight freight wreck between Verdi and Calvana. Two posses of cowboys are no win pursuit of the big game with the hope of bringing them back to cap tivity with their lariats. Flag Comes Back. The flag of the famous American frigate Chesapeake, which was cap tured by the British frigate Shannon in 1813, is to come home. It was sold at auction in London recently for $4250. The purchaser was a dealer in curios, who, it is said, was acting for either Cornelius Vanderbilt or J. Pier pont Morgan. Is Mrs. Vanderbilt to Wed? Berlin.—The Tageblatt publishes a dispatch from its Budapest corre spondent purporting to confirm the re ported engagement of Mrs. Cornelius Vanderbilt to Count Alexander Hadik The correspondent says that the count has already notified his family that the wedding will take place immedi ately. Fleet Again Movfes. Punta Arenas, Feb. 9.—The Ameri can battleships, accompanied by the torpedo boat flotilla, cleared from the harbor at 1 o'clock on their way through the western half of the strait to the Pacific coast of South America. TO CHURCH AS WASHINGTON *-----.RIAL. Patriotic Americans are fathering a movement to restore Purleigh Church In Essex, England, an ancient and much decayed structure, as a memorial îLû)û)û)oiûm: to George Washington, "Father of His Country." Lawrence Washington, great-great grandfather of General Washington, was rector of this church from 1632 to 1643. The family records show be yond doubt that he was tho father of John Washington, the first of the Wash ington family to emigrate to Virginia. Although the church is still open for PUULE1GI1 CHURCH TO BECOME MRS. ATHERTON WINS SUIT. Woman from Whom Holte Waa Taken by Kina; Get. Reveille. Mrs. Mabel Louise Atherton won her hreach of promise suit agninst Captain Yarde-Buller In London. Mrs. Atherton acknowledges her supreme satisfaction over tha outcome, though she receives none of the $100,000 she sued for. Her solicitor's udmlssion at the close of the trial that she had no desire for money, being Independently rich, unveiled the real motives behind her attack on the 'W v* if ü j mm JS'ZWÆÆ. TOJC- — gallant young captain. Jealousy and revenge—that's the story In three words. Capt. Buller was only one of many victims of the wiles of the fair charm er, who as the wife of Colonel Ather ton brought disgrace upon him and bo carue the talk of the army during their residence in Cape Town while her hus band was at the front The Duke of Westminster was one of Captain Yarde Bullers' predecessors in her affections. King Edward summoned him home to marry the present Duchess of West minster and break off with Mrs. Ath erton. Yarde-Buller fell into the same pitfall. He wrote letters professing un dying love, promised to wed Mrs. Ath erton, and married Miss Denise Orme, actress. Then he learned the fury of a woman scorned. Ills counsel, desiring to end the case, readily admitted the promise to marry, and the captain must pay the costs, but no damages. IMPROVING THE VIOLIN. Strintf Prop" Makes New Har monies a Possibility. An Innovation in violin playing that Is attracting considerable attention has been brought about through the Ingenu ity of Lester L. Sargent of Washington, D. O, who has contrived a simple but services, having "been' rebuilt in' part half a century of more ago, It lacks in many details, especially with relation to the tower, - tts early architectural features. The tower in particular will ho rebuilt complete, and a peal of bells) uch as it originally sheltered,' will be lung. Last year General James Grant Wil .-on, of 157 West 79th street. New York, Isited the old church with a party of tmerican tourists, and there the idea if restoring i.t as a Washington me uorlal was evolved. U. T. Txive, rector, \as ascertained that it will cost ap iroxMmatolv $3.000 to.restore the tower MEMORIAL TO WASHINGTON. and the church proper. General Wilson has charge of the collection of donax tlons In America. The ancestry of General Wnshlnngton has been traced with the utmost care and accuracy, and the summary on fll«l In the library of the British Museum is complete and convincing. John Wash ington, the emigrant, was the grand father of the President. distinctly useful "G string prop" to en able the violinist to play simultaneous ly on three strings of his Instrument, whereas heretofore It has been possi ble for him to play sustained chords of two notes only at a time. Thus the do minion of the "king of instruments'* will be extended into the realm of har mony ns well ns of melody. The new device itself is a small wedge-shaped piece of bridge wood In serted on the violin bridge under tha G string. Its dimensions, while de pendent to some extent on the height of the bridge on the particular violin on which it is to lie used and the charac ter of the music to be played, are ordi narily as follows: Thickness, 8-64 an inch ; length, % of an inch : width, 3-16 of an Inch, or slightly lees. Thai hypothenuso of the prop is curved to fit smoothly on the bridge of the vio lin, and a notch for the G string Is also made. To erect the device on the violin Is an easy matter, it being only neces sary to turn down the G string Rbout a tone, to Insert the prop underneath and then to tune up the string with care. In effect it becomes a component part of the bridge Itself, but it can al ways be easily rerpoved. Tills method of elevating rhe G Just enough to be sounded simultaneously' with the D and A strings takes away tho mechanical obstacle that Ole Bull mnnaged to overcome by means of a flat bridge and ills remarkable tours da force, but which no other violinist hag attempted to cope with. That tills method of playing Is etK tircly novel is evidenced by the fact that all works on orchestration have stated tirât sustained chords on the vio lin are restrict«! to two notes and that three and four voiced chords must be played as arpegglos. But a new and beautiful effect is now placed at the command of the violinist, although It le true that there are few compositions Irç which use lias been made of the possi bilities of writing beautiful chords om the three lower strings of the violin. De Berlot has a notable passage In hla fifth concerto. But It remains chiefly^ for future composers of music for th^ j violin to enlarge the present excellent! repertory of the violin with composi tions containing violin harmony. The Inventor has refrained from pat* euting Ills device In order to make i# more obtainable by violinists. How to Grow Plump. It is the unversal rule, says Mrs^ Scanlon, that wives of successful mei| are fat. If they are not, she asserts. It is proof positive that they do no| love their husbnnds. A fat girl, sayg Mrs. Scanlon, has all the best of thg thin, willowy creatures, in showiness, in disposition and in temperament Mrs. Scanlon hits obesity cures a hard blow by thus declaring thut to be hajH py women must be fat. "The reason is plain," declares Mrs Scanlon. "The wives of the successful men are fat because they are not wor ried about the next month's rent and the children's clothes. People who pity fat women simply show their ignor ance ; women who complain because they are stout make themselves un happy when they should be the happi est women on earth."—Cleveland News* Got Too Important. "What has become of the maid yot* thought such a prize?" "Oh, I had to let her go!" replied the second fashionable woman. "After her operation for appendicitis aha thought she was one of us."—Philadel phia Ledger. Even if a woman is economical, her husband will go to bed better content if he finds she hasn't been down town all day. You have a right to do lots of things you shouldn't do.