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bHw Hi I bTb1 I JAPANESE WILL I QPENMANCHURIA B Citizens and Vessels of All H Countries Soon to Enjoy Promised Privileges H Japanese Government Has Decided In H Accordance With the Principles BHJ of Open Door and Equal Op- H portunltles for All After H the First of June. B Waslilngton. The following stntc- H ment Iiiih been given out at the Jnp- BHJ ancso legation: H "Owing to tho fact Hint the with- H drawnl of the troops from Mnnchurln H not having Hiilllclcntly progressed, tho H Japanese government hitherto Ims H neither permitted citizens and vessels BBB , of foreign countries to enter the portH H nnd regions of Manchuria, nor allowed BBB foreign consuls to proceed to their H pouts therein. CotiHlderublu progress, BBH however, having now tionn made In this respect, the Japanese government has decided In accordance with the BHB principles of open door nnd equal op- J portunlty ever advocated by them, to H permit cltl.ons anil vcssols of foreign BHB countries to enter, from May 1, An HHH Tung Hslen nnd Ta Tung Kno, and HHH allow foreign consuls to proceed to HHH their posts at An Tung Hslcn. HHH i "From Juno 1, foreign consuls shall HHH he allowed to proceed to their posts at HHH Mukden nnd traveling of foreigners In HHH tho Interior of Manchuria will ho per- HHH mltted eo far as inllllary exigencies HHH do not prevent it. It hns further been HHH decldoil that the Japanese government HHH will open Dalren (Ta Men Wan) to HHH com in er co of tho world In na near fu- HHH : turo as possible. HHHJ "Judging from tho present condition HHHJ I of the Interior of Manchuria, It Is im- HHHJ possible for the authorities to afford HHHJ such foreign travelers ndequato pro- HHHJ tectlon and facilities in housing and HHHJ other matters. Tliose, thercforo, who HHHJ enter tho Interior of Mnnchurhi do so HHHJ entirely nt their own risk, nnd tho HHHJ Japanese government do not hold HHHJ themsolvcH rcsponsiblo for nny Injury HHHJ or dainuKc whloh they may sitlfer from HHHJ bandits or other muuradcrs." H MAKES SERIOUS CHARGE. HHHJ Officers of Mattleshlp Oregon Accused HHHJ of Smuggling Goods. HHHJ San Francisco. The Evening Post HHHJ publishes n story to tho effect that n HHHJ strong belief exists that dutiable goods HHHJ valued at about $750,00(1 were smug- HHHJ gled nshoro In launches from tho bat- HHHJ tleshlp Oregon just beforo sbo depart- HHHJ ed for tho Bremerton navy yard. It HHHJ says that nn order has been Issued In- HHHJ structlng tho Inspectors at Bremerton HHHJ to delay every man of the battleship HHHJ until tho whole matter has been sifted HHHJ to the bottom, and tho customs an-! HHHJ thorltlcs throughout the country have HHJ been notified to timl and oxaniluo tho HHJ questionable packages if possible. HHHJ How Chinamen Get to United States. HHHJ Washington. Commissioner Gen- HHHJ eral Sargent of tho Immigration scrv- HHHJ Ico was heard on Monday by the house HHHJ commlttco on foreign nffalrs relative HHHJ to tho proposed amendments tn tho HHJ Chinese exclusion act. The commit HHJ bloner reviewed nt length tho dltllcul- HHJ tics In tho way of enforcing the pros- HHJ cut law. Tho greatest causo of com- HHJ plant uroso, in his opinion, from tho HHJ fact that what are Known as "Unction HHJ C Certificates," which aro in reality HHJ passports of Chinamen privileged to HHJ land In this country, wcro made out In HHJ blank by United States consular or- HHJ fleers In China and were bnrteroj In HHJ for a consideration. H NEW TRIAL ASKED. HHHI T ,. HHHJ Hearing In the Case of Patrick, New HHHJ Under Sentence of Death. HHHJ New York. Tlo hearing on tho np HHHJ plication for n now trial for Albert T. HHHJ Patrick, under death sentence on tho HftHJ charge of killing William Marsh Rico, HHHJ was resumed Monday. Alexander H. HHJ Btanbcrry, n sergeant in tho United HHHJ States army, who camo from tho Phil- HHJ Ipplucs to testify, was tho first wit- HHJ ness called. Ho had been employed HHHJ by nico as a clerk and loft his em- HHJ ploy In 1897. HHHJ Rainfall In Nevada Makes More Trou- HHHJ ble for Salt Lake Route. H Salt Lako City. Ilalns falling In HHHJ I Nevada have delayed tho work of ro- H j pairing tho Salt Lako Route's tracks B ' near Callcnte. Local officials aro tin- HHHJ ablo to furnish nny Information, ns no BHJ news is coining from tho scono of the HHJ washouts. General Manager It. E. HHHJ 1 Wells of tho Salt Lako Routo Is quoted HHHJ I hy tho I.os Angeles papers as saying HHJ that the rains have delayed work and HHHJ undone Bomo of tho repairs already H I made. P California Youths Charged With Cold P Blooded Murder. P Fresno, Cnl. Klmcr and Willie P Hnl'm, aged 21 nnd 10 jcars rospect- H lvely, wcro held to trial beroro the P superior court by Justice Smith Mon. P day afternoon on tho chargo of mur H dorlng agod William G. Hayes nnd his H wife- on October 30 last. Tho crlmo H wau ono of tho most cold blooded nnd H brutal In tho history of tin stato. H Hayes was a well known rancher, who H j lived In this county for twoiity-flve H t m, sIbbbbbbbKV BBBBBBBBBBBBBU v IMMUNITY IS REFUSED ' RAILROAD OFFICIALS Men Who iGulde Destinies of Great Lines Not So Lucky In the Rebate Cases as the Chicago Packers. Kansas City. Judge Smith McPhor son, In the federal court hero on Mon day, sufltnlned United States District Attorney A. S. Van Vulkcnbergh In his demurrer to the Immunity pleas filed by tho Chicago & Alton railway as n corporation anil J. N. Falthom nnd F. A. Wann, ex-olllclnlH of tho road, as Individuals, of George S. Crosby, gen eral freight tralllc manager of tho Chi cago, Hurllngton & Quiucy railway, and of George L. Thomas nnd I... 1). Taggart, freight brokers, nil thoso seeking Immunity having been Indict ed by tho federal grand Jury soveral months ago on tho charge of Illegally giving or receiving railroad rebates. Judgo MePhcrson sot tho cases for May 22 for trial. llcforo rendering his decision Judgo MePhcrson has received a report or tho decision of Judgo M. K. Lnndls In tho federal court in Chicago, who sus tained the government's demurrer to n plea of Immunity In a similar pro ceeding nnd Judgo MePhcrson allowed tho decision of Judge Laudls to guide him In his decision. FLOWERS FOR HEROES. Commander Tanner Speaks In Regard to Memorial Day. Washington. Commander In Chlor Tanner of tho Grand Army of tho Ho public has Issued his annual address to all G. A. II. posts regarding tho ex ercises to bo conducted on May 30, Memorial dny, In memory of tho fed eral soldier dead. The introduction says: "Wo hnvo been observing this day over slnco our boloved Ixgan fnBtl tuted it In 1S68. This year, my com rades, we nro crossing tho broad river at tho rntotof 5,000 a month, 60,000 a year. Soon tho great majority will be sleoplng tholr last sleep, and It is our privilege now, as It has boon for bo many years, to pay loving tribute to their memory by dccorntlng tholr graves with (lowers." St. John Released on Ball. Tellurlde, Colo. Vincent St. John, president of tho Miners' union at Hurke, Ida,, who was brought to Tel lurldo from Dolso to stnnd trial on the chargo of being implicated In tho murder of Den liurnatn, n miner, who was klllod In n strike riot hero, was released on bond In tho sum of $10,000 Monday. Tho bond was provided by a surety company and was approved by S. 11. Hutau, a condition by tho Judgo who granted the application for tho bond. St. John was president of tho local Miners' union then nnd jvns af diluted with tho Western Federation of Minors when tho strlko referred to was on. St. John had been arrested In Idaho In connection with tho Stcu nenberg nssassluation, but wns brought to Colorado on requisition. Morgan Opposes Rate Bill. Washlnnton. Mr. Morgan, In ad dressing U)o senato on tho railroad rate bill on Monday, said that ho was opposed to tho bill under considera tion, knnwti as tho Hopburn-Dolllvcr bill, because It created n national com mission tit it would ultimately under take tho control of tho railroads. He said that tho bill repealed a law that was sacred to tho Kugllsh-spoaklng people, tho right of Jury trial, and vested In a commission tho right to dctcrmlno tho reasonableness of a rate. Ho said that tho bill took away from tho states tho right to dotcrmlno what was n icusonablo rate nnd vested tho power of determination In n na tional commission. CONFIDENCE IN THEIR LEADER. Mine Workers n the Anthracite Field Star.diog Firm. Philadelphia. Tho end of tho flrat week of Idleness In tho anthracite coal region, following President MItcholl's order suspending mining operations ponding tho results of the negotiations of tho operators and tho miners' repre sentatives In Now York, finds tho mlno workers stanch In tho support of Mltcholl, with no sign of wavering. It cannot bo said that the optimistic views hold by tho mlno workers dur ing tho early part or tho suspension uro bo generally entertained, but there appears to ho no lack of confidence In President Mitchell's Judgment. This was ovldcuccd at tho meetings of tho miners' locals which wcro held throughout the region during tho lat ter part of tho week. In every In stnnco it is reported that resolutions wcro adopted oxprcsslng conlldonco In Mr. Mitchell and pledging full support of any action ho might deem necessary. Landslide at Tehachapl. Ix)s Angeles. Another landslide nt Tehachapl Monday groatly delayed tho efforts to clear tho tracks of tho South ern Pacific and added hundreds of tons to tho already largo obstructions on tho tracks. Without a moment's warning tho earth rolltirt from tho mountain Just nt tho tlmo tralllc was nbout to bo rosumed. There nro 150 laborers at work at tho mouth of tun nel 17. tho sceno of tho landslide Tho work Is attended with constant danger. TOWNS COWD Br MOLTEN SEA Fearful Destruction Caused by Recent Eruption of Mount Vesuvius. Homes of Ten Thousand Peopls Burled Beneath Sea of Lava, While Thousands of Terrified Residents Are In Hourly Fear of -a Sim ilar Experience. Naples. Tho hope that Mount Vesuvius was becoming calm, was dissipated Sunday when tho volcnno beenmo moro active than over. Tho panic hns spread to Nnplcs. Two strong enrthqunko shocks which shattered windows nnd crncked tho walls of buildings wcro experienced on tho Sabbath day. Tho entire pop ulation rushed to the streets In ter ror, many persons crying "tho Ma donna has forsaken us; tho end of tho world has come." No trace remnlns of Uoscotrecnz, n communo on tho southern declivity of tho mountain, whero 10,000 persons lived; nnd Torre Annunzlata, on tho shoivs of tho Gulf or Naples, ono mile to tho southward, Is nlmost surround ed by tho Invading lava and has been evacuated by Its H0.000 inhabitants. Tho peoplo wero brought to Naples by trains, street cars, military carts and steamships. Similar means ot transportation uro being employed to bring away tho peoplo from Torro del Creco. Tho pollco nnd carbineers nro guarding tho abandoned houses nnd soveral members or tho govern ment nlso nro there. A telegram ' received from tho mayor of San Scbnstlnno, a vlllngo nenr tho obsorvatory on tho north west declivity or Vesuvius, sayo that lava Is approaching rapidly and that tho peoplo nre terror-stricken. They havo been for nights without Bleep, ho says, nro dcstltuto nnd beg nsslst nnco bo given them. Tho work of Bticcor a hampered owing to delays to tho railway sor vlco which Is Interrupted by red hot stones thrown to a height of 3,000 feet falling on tho tracks. Record Breaking Crowds. .Salt Lake City, Tho closing ses sions of tho Latter-day Saints' confer enco were attended by larger crowds than on nny provlous occasion In the history of tho church, tho weather be ing favornblo to n largo attendance. On Sunday It was necessary to hold an overflow meeting In tho morning In tho Assembly hall, nnd in tho nfternoon two overflow meetings wcro held. One wns hold In tho Assembly hall nnd the other in tho open nlr in front or the bureau or information. It Is estimated that 11,000 persons Jammed nnd packed themselves Into tho tabernacle Sunday nfternoon. Tho Assembly hnll was packed to suffocation. Tho crowd which wns forced to nttcud tho open nlr meeting wns so grent that many could not approach tho stand close enough to understand what tho speak ers wero saying. Callfornlan Runs Amuck. Grass Vnlloy, Cal. Jack Aldon fa tally Blabbed his fathcr-ln-law, Alfred Jonkln, Br., and Inflicted ten stabs on his wlfo In this city Sunday evening. Mrs. Allen is dangerously wounded, but tho attending surgeons hold out hopo for recovery. Tho docd was com mlttod nt tho Jcnkln home, whero Al len and his wlfo nlso resided. Allen, who hnB been drinking considerably or lato and acting peculiarly, was called to supper, when ho seized a knlfo and nttneked his family. Begged to be Locked Up. 8alt Lako City. John P. Watson, said to bo from Kansas City, and thought to bo mentally deranged, Is confined In tho city Jail and will bo oxumlned.ns to his sanity. Watson wnlkod Into tho pollco station Sunday and bogged to bo lockod up. Ho said men wero after him, and unless ho wns protected ho would bo killed. Wntson declnrod ho enmo from Kansas City, whero ho said his wlfo lives. Furthor than this ho' would not answer ques tlons. Cuba Follows the Dominion. Washington. A report Issuod by tho department or commorca nnd labor on tho Cubnn trado says: Cuba ranks second In Importanco In tho trado re lations or tho United States with other American countries. Tho tolal trado or tho United States with the prlncl pal countries, or Amorlcu In tho calen dar yonr of 1905 was: With Canada, $203,000,000; Cuba. $125,000,000; with Brazil, $111,000,000; with Mexico, $U2, 000,000, and with Argontlna $39,-000,000. Towed Into Port. ' Toklo. Tho Italian sailing ship Drasmo, Captain Amello, which sallod from Philadelphia, Sept. 9, for Naga saki with n cargo of oil, was towed Into Nagasaki last Friday by tho Ger man Btcamer Solgovlyar, which found tho JJrnsmo off Kagoshlmu In a miser ablo condition. Tho brasmo oxporl oncod bad weather for seven months, during which tlmo tho entire crow of twenty-rour was successively nttneked by Illness until nil wejo disabled. Ono (( tho crow dlod. 'two apostles resign m ONES ARE NAMED Resignations of Apostles Cowley and Taylor Announced at Conference and Richards, Whitney and McKay Chosen to Fill Vacancies. Salt Lnko City At Sunday's session of the conference of tho Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Snlnts, Apostle Francis M. Lyman nnnounced to the enormous crowd In tho taber nacle that Apostles John W. Taylor and Matthias F. Cowley had resigned nnd that their resignations had been accepted last October, becnuso they were out of harmony with their quo rum and with the presidency of tho church. The announcement wns nlso made by Apostlo Lyman of tho death of Apostlo Mariner W. Morrill, who died at his home In Richmond last February. Apostle Lyman also nnnounced tho fact of the death of C. D. FJclsted, a member of tho council of first seven piesldouts of seventies. Mr. Ljman continued to preside over tho conference while the authorities were sustained. He asked tho mem bers in voting to ralso their hands high so they could be seen. President Smith was sustained by tho unanimous vote of everybody present. So wns overy other member or tho genernl au thorities. Tho acting members ot the quorum of npostles wcro put up together to ho sustained, nnd there wns no dissent Then camo tho threo now ones to be, appointed, and the men chosen, in tho order which they wlll.rnnk ns to sen iority, were George K. Richards, Orson F. Whitney nnd David O. McKny. In view of tho changes made In the quorum, the lino of apostolic succes sion to the presidency or tho church is ns follows: Francis M. Lyman, John Henry Smith, George Teasdolo, Heber J. Grant, Anthon H. Lund, Rud gcr Clnwson, Reed Smoot, Hyrum M. Smith, George A. Smith, Chnrles W. Penrose, Georgo F. Rlchnrds, Orson F. Whitney nnd David O. McKay. Judgo Charles H. Hart or Logan, who succeeds to tho vacancy In tho council or seventies, wns formerly Judge or tho First Judicial district. Ho had been called on a mission to tho eastern states, to depart next Novem ber, but his eluvatlon will probably causo that program to bo changed. George F. Richards, tho first named of tho new apostles, Is president of tho Tooelo stake, nnd n brother-in-law of President Smith. Ho Is a son of tho Into Apostlo Franklin D, Richards. Ho wns born In Davis county nnd is 45 years of ago. Ho was ordained an older In tho church In 187C. Ho Is a farmer, a Democrat in politics, and wns a member of tho legislature of 1899 from Tooelo county. Ho was or dained as a seventy in 1884, and be foro ho became stako president ho was a counselor to the president or Tooelo stake. Orson F. Whltnoy, tho second named or tho new apostles, Is ono or tho best known men In tho Mormon church. Ho Is bishop of tho Eighteenth ward of Salt Lake City nnd is tho author or a three-volume "History or Utah." Ho was born In tho ward or which ho Is now bishop, nnd is 51 years or age. He Is n grandson or Nowell K. Whlt noy, tho second presiding bishop or tlio church. David O. McKay Is president or tho Weber Stake academy. Ho has been nctlvo In tho Sunday school work of tho church, and has been on missions, particularly In Scotland. He has been prominent in church educational work. Who Retiring Apostles Are. Salt Iako City. John W. Taylor, ono or tho apostles who has resigned, Is a son or John Taylor, third presi dent or tho Mormon church, and tho Immediate successor of Ilrlgham Young. Ho Is a nntlvo of Provo, and was blovatcd to tho apostleship iu 1884, by his father. Cowley, tho other apostlo who has rotlrcd, Is n native of Salt Lnko. Ha was ap pointed to the apostleship In 1897 by President Wllford Woodruff. It is Is a coincidence that tho two men who wcro deprived of tholr apostolic hon ors Sunday havo been bosom friends slnco boyhood. Conference of Sunday School Union. Salt Lako City. Tho semiannual conferenco or tho Sunday school union or tho Mormon church was held In tho tabernacle Sunday evening under tho direction or Elder George D. Pyper. Tho program consisted or music by tho L. D. S. university and tnbcrnncla choirs, nnd roports and discourses reh atlvo to tho progress or tho Sunday schools. Firty-four stakes wero repre sented. Tho total number or mem bers, officers nnd touchers enrollod In tho Sunday school Is 122,300. Dowleltes Denounce Leader. Zlon City, III. Tho peoplo or Zlon City heard tholr former lender, John Alexander Dowlo, denounced from tho pulpit In Shllon tnbcrnnclo Sunday, nnd they approved of It, or nt least as many of thorn as could crowd Into that vast meeting houso signified tholr will ingness In n manner thnt left no doubt of sincerity to follow In tho footsteps or tho first apostle's successor, Gonernl Overseer Vollva. Zion's now leader was tho man that told of Dovlo's al leged misdeeds. SCURFS CARRIED DOIf DEATH Hotel in Germany Collapses While Guests are Seated at a Banquet. Hardly a Family In the Village But Has Lost a Member, and, From Rejoicing, the Community Is Plunged Into Mourning. Nagold, Little Dlack Forest, Ger many. Tho Hotel Zum Hlrsch fell during the' progress of n festive dinner on Friday. There wero 200 per sons present, most of whom wero bur lod In tho ruins. At least fifty were killed nnd 100 injured wero taken from the ruins, mnny of them In a se rious condition. Tho nccldent Is attributed to care lessness on tho part of thoso who wero making repairs on tho building, which had been raised five feet from tho -ground In order to give moro spaco for tho lower story. Tho work began early In the morning and wns supposed to havo been finished at noon. Tho keeper or tho hotel Invited tho work mon and a largo number or towns people to a grand dinner. Tho com pany assemblod In tho mlddlo banquet room nnd was drinking tho hoalth of tho builder nnd landlord, when sud denly a crash was heard above. A score or thoso In the banquet room Jumped from the windows and doors In tlmo to escape when tho house came down. Tho town presents an Indescribable scene of horror nnd grief. There Is hardly a fnmlly but hns lost ono or more members. RUSSIAN PRESS MUZZLED. Prisons Yawn for Offending Editors In Czar's Domain. St. Petersburg. Tho first net of tho government nfter tho result of tho St. Petersburg elections became known wns to tighten the screws on the press. Some or tho worst features of the old censorship have been restored. Tho papers must again submit copies ot their editions beforo they are distrib uted, and tho expedient of changing a paper's namo when suspended has been forbidden. Likewise the device bo practiced by Socialistic organs, as Vorwacrts In Germany, In hiring a series of "prison editors." Tho council of tho empire has hur riedly adopted n law by 11 to 2 votes, punishing with a year's Imprisonment tho publication of falso reports which affect tho credit of tho country nt Inrge. MADE WAR ON MAYOR. As Result Appointive Officers of Boise Are Fired by Council. Dolso. Thero wns a slinking up In tho city nffalrs Thursday night when seven of tho appolntlvo officers wero dismissed by unanimous voto of tho council. Thoso whoso heads were tak en off wcro J. A. Deal, city clerk; Charles M. Knhn, city attorney; W. F. Lockee, pollco magistrate; M. S. Parker, assoclato pollco magistrate; Zenos M. Vaughn, city engineer; Charles H. Irwin, consulting engineer, and Georgo Holstoad, pound master. No reason was assigned for tho ac tion tnkon, but It arises from numer ous causes which havo been operating for Borne time. Thero has nover been harmony between tho mayor and tho council. OFFER8 FORTUNE TO SERVIA. Queen Natalie Would Give Up Fifteen Million Dollars. Rclgrado, Servla. Tho Stampa says It Is reported from an nuthorltatlvo source that former Queen Natalie of Servla, mothor of tho murdered King Alexander, Intends to presont to the kingdom of Servla all her properties In this country, valued at $15,000,000, for the erection of n cathedral, pro vided tho body of King Mllnn. her hus band, and that of King Aloxander aro Interred In It. 8PRING REVOLUTION BEGIN8. Santo Domingo Politicians Tired of Present Government. Washington. Moro troublo Is re ported from San Domingo In a cable gram received at tho navy doimtmont Thursday from Commander Souther land of tho Yankee, at Santo Domingo. Ho says: "A revolution has brokon out nt Sn uiunn. Tho Paducah Is there. Amer ican Interests nro not Involved. The Dubuquo is nt Monto Chrlstl." American Mining Congress to Meet In Denver. Denver. Tho board of directors of ,tho American Mining congress nn nounced Thursday tho ninth unnual convention of tho congress will bo held In Denver on Nov. 13 to 17 next. Si mon Guggenheim nnd David H. Mor fnt havo subscribed $50,000 each to tho fund for building nn International min ing tomplo In Denver on condition thot tho conpresa sholl ralso from $160,000 to $200,000 moro for tho pur-pnso. Ier one hundred lives lost in terrific storm Hurricane Sweeps Over Tahiti and H Neighboring Islands, Causes Wide H spread Destruction. MH Honolulu. Tho steamer Moans, f JH which arrived hero Wednesday, re- jV ports that 121 persons were drowned B during tho hurrlcano which recently H swept over Tahiti and the neighboring H Islands. Of these victims ono per- H idhcd on Tahiti, ninety-one natives H and four whites on the Poumotus and H twenty-four natives nnd one whlto on H the other Islands. H Beforo the windstorm broko over H Papeete tho water rose steadily after H a high tldo to twenty feet abovo tho H normal mark nnd by 11 o'clock at H night was wrecking wooden buildings H and splashing between tho American H and British consulates. At first no alarm was felt, but tho B continuation of tho rise caused a pan- H Ic. The wind blew in brief hurrlcano M blasts every few minutes, tearing up H trees nnd sending roofs flying through H tho B White signals for assistance were DBH seen In Papecto from Ioblloc, a whlto DBl resident or Motuta Island, but It was HBl Impossible to render any help until HJ morning, when the floating body of HJ his wifo was rescued from tho top of HBl a cocoanut palm. HBl Fears aro entertained for tho safety 0, HB of the schooner Klmco, with soven per- BB sons on board. HB Tho Dunrcggan reports n hurrlcano HB south of tho loyalty Island on Feb- HB ruary 7. Thursday Island experienced HB a hurrlcano on Feb. 22. IB MAE DID NOT APPEAR. H Suit Against Senator Thomas C. BBJ Piatt Dismissed. H Omaha. Tho sensational suit filed BH by Miss Mae Wood against United BH States Senator Thomas C. Piatt, Wll- Ham Loeb, secretary to tho president. BJ and former Postmaster Genera BH Wynne for $150,000 damages, wns BBJ sailed In court Wednesday and dls- tM missed by Judgo Konnedy becauso no- BJ one appeared for tho plaintiffs. Miss BJ Wood alleged that sho had written n BjB book entitled "Tho Lovo Letters of a Bfl Bobs," which comprised a number of Bfl letters written to her by Senator BjB Piatt. She said that Piatt, with tho- Bl assistance of Wynno and Loeb got the BJ letters from her and refused to return M them. BJ Aeronaut Died After Landing. H Now York. Death In tha wntcrs ot H Uass creek, a small stream winding BJ through tho meadows along the south '- IBJ shore of Long Island, between Jones' !BJ (leach and Amltyvlllc, ended tho dar- M Ing baloon ascent Wednesday after- BJ noon of Paul Nocquct, n French sculp- BJ '.or of noto mid an enthusiastic amn- BJ teur aeronaut. Nocquot apparently IBJ landed safely with his car and In light- IBJ tng his way out or tho meadows In tho BjJ darkness had Unversed about two- IBJ llfths of tho dlstnnco from Jones' BJ liench to Amltyvlllc, sovoral miles. nBJ when ho died. Ho had crossed thir- IBJ teen or fourteen different Islands and HJ had swum or wnded through tho run- IBJ lets between them. BJ CAUSE8 JUBILATION. H Victoria of Constitutional Democrat. B3 Causes Rejoicing. BJ St. Petersburg. Tho victory of the H Constitutional Democrats In tho St. H Petersburg municipal elections has J caused lntenso Jubilation In tho null- H cal press. Tho Molva calls It tho blow BJ In tho face for tho bureaucracy, and BJ "Its lackeys In tho government, and H a popular expression of disgust nt thu BJ policy of blood and lawlessness which BJ must find an echo throughout Russia H and eventually forco tho government jB to resign." f H Russo-Chlnese Negotiations. BJ Pekln. Tho Russo-Chincso ncgotia- H tlons appear to havo reached a dead- BJ lock. At any rate they wcro dragging- H along slowly. M. Pokotlloff, tho Rus- H elan minister to China, and Tong, thp BJ Chinese commissioner appointed to- BJ nogotlato an agrcoment with Russia H regarding northern Manchuria, have BJ conferred only Uwo or threo times dur- BJ Ing tho past month. Russia has tho H upper hand becauso sho holds nearly H all tho privileges sho contends for. BJ whllo demanding that China officially BJ grant them. BJ Hazed Because He Was Poor. H Aldershot, England. Four llcuton- B ants, Hamilton, Dnlyrymplo-Hamllton, I Jolirfo and Harford, were placod on H trial Wednesday beforo a court of In- I qulry which Is making an Invostlga- I tlon Into tho hazing of Second Lieu- I tenant Clark Kennedy, who was so- ' BJ veroly maltroatod by his fellow or- BJ fleers' last month, becauso, It Is nl- BJ legod, ho wns too poor to meet all tho I regimental subscriptions. Tho court I Is composed of four gonorals and two I colonels. , I . ' w I Stayed Too Long. I New York. A scandal dating "back to England's preparations for tho Uoer war was recallod to Ilfo on Wednesday In tho arraignment or Georgo L. Jordan, who disappeared In this city soveral years ago whllo buying horses for tho uso of tho Brit ish army In tho Door war. Joidan ins been arrested, chargod with forg jry In tho first degroo, having boon .ndlcted In 1899 for tho forgery of a promissory noto for $20,000. Ho es caped nrrost nnd the pollco supposed ho had left this country.