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THE ASSOCIATED PRESS. A Review of Happenings In Both Eastern and Western Hemispheres During the Past Week—National, Historical, Political and Personal Events Tersely Told. At Princeton, N. J., Grover Cleveland quietly observed lus t»7th birthday re cently. speculative world for several years, lias been announced on the cotton ex change at Now York. The transportation companies in Maryland must proviue aepaiate apart ments lor Negroes in the future. The condition of Mrs. Nelson A. Miles, who Is dangerously ill at Wash ington, D. C., Is reported better. Charley Neary of Milwaukee recent ly got the decision over Dave Sulli of Now York in a six round bout. Tommy Mowatt of Chicago haa been matched with Young Corbett for a six round bout In Chicago on April 1. Baron Wilhelm von Hammersteiu la dead at the ago of GO years, says a Berlin dispatch to the New York Staats Zeitung. The handsome country home of Ru dolph Spreckles, located throe miles west of Sonoma, Cal., was destroyed vr.n by fire recently. Owing to an epidemic of scarlet fe prevalling at Delavan, Wis„ ver now the local health authorities have clos ed the citv schools. Commander William E. Sewall, late of the Island of Guam. Is governor dead at Mare Island, Cal., as a result of intestinal disorders. Harry T. Thurber, a well known at torney of Detroit, la dead. He was private secretary to President Cleve land during lus second term. James Walters, the San Francisco bell boy who stole the diamonds ot Baron Von Horst, has been sentenced to serve five years in San Quentin. Lieut. O. S. Richards. Twenty-third Infantry, and Lieut. B. Nellson, Twellth cavalry, are charged with having du plicated their pay accounts in the Phil ippines. A member of the cotton exchange estimated Mr. Sully's total holdings at 300,000 bales, on which his loss In 10 days probably was in excess of $5,000,000. falx firemen have been severely in jured in a fire, of supposed Incendiary origin, which burned the old Holden school building at Loomis anu Thirty first streets. Chicago. Ten thousand lithographers through out the country are out of work, as result of the failure to agree on the acceptance of a plan of arbitration to these operatives for one year. The suspension of Daniel J. Sully & Co., the senior of which Is Daniel J. Sully, the operator whose dealings in and manipulation of the cotton mar ket have been the sensation of the According to news received from the east, it is rumored that Colombia has given up the idea of invading Pana Public opinion In many parts ma. the republic favor the recognition Panama. Allen P. Ix>vejoy. whose wealth is estimated at several million dollars, was found dead in bed. Mr. Lovejoy, who was 79 years old, had large lum ber interests In Oregon, California and t. .sconsin. Rear Admiral Cöghlan, commanding the Caribbean squadron, shortly will be relieved from service on the Isth mus of Panama by Rear Admiral Slgs bee, commanding the South Atlantic squadron. General Leonard Wood has been con firmed major general by the senate, the vote being 45 to 16. The rank dates from August 8, 1903, the day President Roosevelt made the promo tion. Robert Hooker, the man who initiat ed the prince of Wales, now King Ed ward, into the third degree of Mason ry and fought and won the carl of Derby's first political battle, died re cently at San Bernardino, Cal. A receiver has been appointed In supplementary bankruptcy proceedings brought against Maurice Runkle, who for many years was a government con tractor and was involved In the post office Investigation. The jury in the case of State Sen ator Jesse L. Jewell of Missouri on a charge of soliciting a bribe of $9,000 to Influence his vote and that of two other members of the legislature to repeal a baking powder bill, has* dis agreed. After experimenting many years J. T, Spencer claims to have perfected at Grand Junction, Col., a method of growing seedless apples, which is des tined to revolutionize the apple indus try. jpst as seedless oranges revolu tionized orange growing. John M. Peters, son of a Brooklyn manufacturer* who was found near his father's factory last November with two bullet wounds in his head, has been discharged from the hospital in better health than ever before, but with one of the bullets still in his brain. [ Late News Notes. Senator Tillman haa recovered from hia recent Illness. During the past two months, It Is said, $12,500,000 In gold has left Japan. Henry Ricnardson, for many years editor of the Atlanta Journal, and widely known as a speaker, la dead. Andrew Carnegie, with hla wife and daughter, -have sailed for Cherbourg. Mr. Carnegie expects to be absent un til next fall. A prairie fire south of Hemlngford, Neb., is burning fiercely and can be for 20 miles moving northeast of seen Alliance toward Lakeside. Thomas Lawrence Forrest, pioneer banker and the last of .four brothers who were identified with the commer cial life of Chicago, la dead, aged 85 years. Ralph Rose, Michigan's freshman shot putter, recently broke the world's record for the 12 pound shot by send ing the ball a distance of 5G feet three inches. Major Theodore Bingham, of the United States engineer corps, was bad ly injured recently while superintend ing the hoisting of a launch In the Buffalo, N. Y. harbor. Lieutenant Governor James H. Till man. recently acquitted of murder for the killing of Editor N. G. Gonzales of columbia, S. C., has announced his can didacy for congress. Chauncey Dewey and his two cow boys. Clyde Wilson and William J. McBride, were acquitted of the charge at murdering uurchard Berry, by a jury at Norton, Kan. One man was killed, several more or less seriously injured and one white woman wounded in a fight between negroes and deputy sheriffs about two miles west of Bessemer, Ala. Charged with embezzlement, Fran ks B. Wright, cashier of the First Na tional bank of Dundee. Ill., has been indicted by the federal grand jury. He is alleged to have embezzled $54, 000 . Administrators of the estate of the late George Francis Gilman, the mil lénaire merchant of New York, have .'ally settled the claim of Helen Potts lall for $60,000. They paid her $20, 100 in cash and $40,000 In securities. Robbers blow the First National bank building at Firth, Neb., to pieces in an attempt to loot the safe, but .ailed to secure the treasure. They were scared away by citizens without securing any booty. Cashier Atkinson of the Miami bank at Atchison. Indiana, was shot In the head by burglars and seriously wound ed. The burglars had blown out the front wall of the building when Chaa. Warren and Atkinson stacked them and caused them to flee. The robbers failed to obtain any of the $40,000 In the bank's vaults. D. C. Cornin's offer to bulid a rail road to connect bpokane directly with the Canadian Pacific railroad la receiv ed favorably by the financiers and bus iness men of Spokane and its tribu tary districts, and many of them have expressed their willingness to aid in procuring him the right of way and terminals asked for within the city lim a of Its. British submarine boat No. A1 was run down and sunk off the Nab light ship by a Donald Currie liner and 11 persons were drowned, Including Lieu tenant Mansergh, the senior officer en The of is gaged In the submarine work, liner passed on and reported that she had struck a torpedo. At the time she was struck the submarine boat was off the lightship engaged in the maneu vers, and was lying in seven fathoms of water waiting the approach of a battleship. The Lewis Crusade to St. Louis-on-the Mississippi. All persons of the name of Lewis, their relatives and friends in America, are preparing for the crusade of the Lewis clans to the World's Fair In the historic and progressive city of their name, the city of St. Louis, Mo., on Lewis Day, Friday. September 23, 1904, in honor of the memory of their distin guished tribesman, the renowned ex plorer, Captait? Meriweather Lewis. This days marks the 98th anniversary of the triumphant return of the Lewis & Clarke expedition of discovery to the Pacific. The crusade to and exercises on Lewis Day will be conducted under the auspices of Loyal I^wls Legion, the national, patriotic, fraternal, his torical and genealogical society of Lew ises and their kinsmen within three de grees of relationship. The Supreme Hall of Heraldry and Records of the Supremo Castle of L. L. L. Is in charge of Judge Nathan B. Lewis, West Kingston, Rhode Island, who is supreme herald of the legion. The people of the Pacific coast will be interested to learn that the legion has secured August 12, 1905, as Lewis Day at the Lewis & Clarke exposition to be held In Portland next year. Lady Curzon Has New Girl. London. March 22.—Lady Curzon. wife of Lord Curzon of Kedleston, vice roy and governor general of India, gave birth to a daughter in London. Mother and child are doing well. A good deal of laziness of mind Is called liberality of opinion. [ 'i L to SERIOUS ACCIDENT AT SPOKANE LAST SUNDAY MORNING. George Jenkins Seriously Injured, Three Others Hurt—Men in Charge Street Car Are Blamed—Tried Beat Engine Across Track—Lives Saved by Jumping. Spokane, Mar. 21.—George Jenkins son of Colonel D. P. Jenkins, cut In head and face, injured internally, will probably die. Jacob M. Bess, stranger, stopping In Hillyard, injured on head and body, not serious. O. L. McKee, 1527 Fifth avenue, cut on left side of head and bruised In body, not dangerous. Joseph Linton, Pennsylvania, cut in face and hands, not dangerous. By the alleged carelessness of Motor man William E. Thamer and the Indif ference of Conductor Hawkins, seven passengers on a Hillyard electric car came near to death about 10:30 o'clock Sunday morning at the crossing of the Hillyard car line end the old Spokane Falls & Northern tracks, near the Min nehaha junction. Four passengers were injured, one fatally and three others Jumped in time to save themselves. Conductor Hawkins was slightly bruls 3d in jumping and Motorman Thamer sscaped unhurt. The employes of the Great Northern railroad who were on a switch engine which crashed Into the electric car dé claré the motorman and conductor were to blame. As near as can be learned, the Hill vard car was coming down the hill from Hillyard to the crossing under control. Tne motorman checked his car with the braue, coming to a bare stop, and then started across the tracks directly in front of the switch engine, which was coming from the east at a speed of 10 miles an hour, according to*tne switching crew's report. The engine was light, and was about 30 yards away from the crossing as the motorman applied tne power and started across. The car was a little over half way across the rails when the switch engine struck in at the rear end. smashing the light frame Into bits and whirling the car around lengthwise of the track. The four passengers who were in jured were insiae and were unable to get out in time, 't he names of the three who jumped were not given In the re ports made to.the police or the railroad company. None of the passengers were able to tell In just what manner they were In jured. All to be obtained was that they were thrown against the side of the car and knocked down. George Jen kins, the passenger wno was badly In Jurea, was thrown against the side of the car across tne seats, and is said to have been trampled on after being knocked unconscious. The switch engine was stopped as much by the collision as by the air brakes applied too late, and the switch men went to worn at once assisting the wounded men from the car. In in 11 en WAS A FIERCE BATTLE. Russian Officer Killed—Japanese Best Shot. In describing the fight between the Russian and Japanese torpedo boats, a London Times correspondent confirms the fierceness of the contest. The ves sels were so close that the Russians threw charges of explosives on one of the Japanese boats. One of these, how ever, failed to detonate. An the vessels engaged were more or less damaged. The Japanese losses were six killed and elgnt wounded. That the Russians were defeated in. spite of their superior numbers is due to the better snooting of the Japanese and the fact that the Russian vessels were armed with three pound guns, while the armament of the Japanese ships was made up of six pounders. In reference to the fight of three hours, which occurred later, the cor respondent says the Russians fought with desperation and the Japanese with confidence of their past victories. One Russian commander was killed early In the fight. A lieutenant then took command, only to fall. Shot in both legs. Then the command devolved on the sub-lieutenant, who also was killed after taking the wheel himself. When the coxswain fell this vessel was captured by the Japanese. The other Russian vessel escaped. Plague at Johannesburg. An outbreak oi lue bubonic plague has occur^Hi in the Indian coolie sec tion. Thirty dea^s have occurred since Thursday. It was at first sup posed the outbreak was one of pneu monia, but the nature of the disease now is officially admitted and the sec tion has been cordoned. Good for Kansas Wheat. Reports received from all parts of the Causas wheat belt show that the heavy rainfall was general. Wneat everywhere is in good condition. MaCAHONI ok durum wheat. Well Adapted to Ury Areas in the Pa cific Northwest. M. A. Caneion, cerea.lst of the Unit ed States department ot agriculture, has had numerous inquiries from Washington, idano ana Oregon about macaioni wheat. He says; 'me resuits ol the season of 1903, both on a commercial basis and fiom the standpoint of cultivation, in the development of tne durum (macaroni) wneut industry in tais country nave nut only confirmed tue previous recommen dations ot the department of agricul ture concerning mis grain, but have '|made it still more evident that it is a grain of the greatest value for the semiarid districts. The demand for both the wheat and flour. Including semolina,* for making macaroni dur ing the winter has so increased that there is already practically little to be obtained, and there has recently been a considerable increase in prices. So long, therefore, as the grain is grown where it should be it will be desirable to have a considerable increase in pro duction for the next year's crop aad no doubt there will be. The wheat seems well adapted to those areas devoted to "dry farming" in Washington, Idaho, Utah, Oregon and other mountain and Pacific states, so long as the soil is noftoo greatly lacking in humus. It is important also for the farmer to note that the name "durum" Is like ly to be largely used for this wheal instead of the term ''macaroni" In fu ture, especially in commercial circles, and it is necessary to become familiar with the term. The word durum is really the correct name for this group of wheals, and. besides, It is now found that the name macaroni is mis leading. as the wheat is already known, from the results of many trials, to be excellent for making bread, as well as macaroni. On the other hand, other kinds of wheat t as well as the durums, are often used for making macaroni, although the durums certainly make the beat product. The word durum moans "hard," and is therefore, very appropriate, and being a short, easy name, it ought to come at once Into use. to Finally, It is a repetition fully justi fied to call attention again to the urg ent need of the use of pure seed. It is perhaps needless to add to this communication the statement that there is no seed of durum wheat foe. general distribution by the department of agriculture. There is already plen ty of seed In the country to be obtain ed usually at a reasonable distance from the buyer which is being sold generally at a fair price. M. A. CARLETON, Cerealist United States Department of Agriculture. Bull Gores a Matador. San Antonio, Tex., March 21.—A spe cial to the Express from El Paso says: "Cuyco," whose real name is Antonio Fernandez, a matador, was mortally wounded in the bull ring at Juarez by a bull to which ne had just administer ed the death thrust. The bull fight was attended by about 3000 people, two thirds of whom were Americans, many women being present. It had been announced that "Cuyco" would kill the last bull. The animal was es pecially vicious and gored two horses early in the fight. When the time ar rived for the death thrust, Cuyco step ped into the ring, ready, and when the bull advanced, drove the sword to the heart. The bull fell. Cuyco turned to bow to the judges and the cheering crowd. The bull rose and gored him through and through. Portland, Ore., March 20.—The se verest wind and rain storm in nearly a quarter of a century broke over the north Pacific coast late Saturday af ternoon, the storm swept district ex tending from the northern California coast through Oregon and Washington into British Columbia west of the Cas cade mountains. It Is estimated the wind reached a velocity of from 60 to 70 miles an hour at times. Filipinos Go to the Fair. Victoria, B. C.—On the steamer Shawmut, which has arrived here, were 300 native Filipinos bound for the St. Louis exposition under charge of Dr. Hunt, formerly governor of the province of Northern Luzon, and Mr. Healy. The party includes Vizcainos, Tingallas, Igorrotes (head ûuntefs from the mountains of northern Lu zon), Negrados and Negritos, with all tneir native outfit. Three of the party were dying when they reached here, owing to the confinement aboard. Storm on North Coast. Pasadena, Cal.— a. W. Colgate of Morristown, n.ass,, a wealthy soap manufacturer, aged bo years, dropped dead as he was about to enter the resi A. W. Colgate Is Dead. dence of a friend on Orange Grove ave Dcath was clue to heart failure. nue. Alabama Congressman Dead. Washington.—Representative CVas. W. Thompson of the Fourth A'f oama district died In this city of pneumonia. The only way to arbitrate with the devil is with a shotgifti. SMELTERS ARE PREPARING FOR SPRING WORK. Items of Interest Gathered During the Past Week— B. C. Lead and Zino Mines Busy on Account of Bounty— Coeur d'Alene District a Great Pro ducer—Accidents and Personals. The Mountain Lion, near Republic, Wash., Is shipping 100 tons per day io the Trail smeiter. The demand of the manufacturers for a reduction in the sheet and tin plate wage scale has been conceded by the geueral executive board of the Amal gamated Association of Iron, Tin & Steel Workers. Electric power from Spokane falls will be furnished to operate an addi tional 500 horse power compressor air plant In the Morning mine at Mullan, Idaho, over 100 miles distant, before the end of the summer. M. J. Stuart, J. Dumphy and Frank McAully have come down from Doubt ful Lake, above Chelan. Wash., where they have been working on the Rowse mine since last November and report the snow only 25 feet deep up there. A dividend of 1 cent a snare, or $16, 00o, was declared by the Quilp mine at Republic, Wash. It will be disbursed April 15, to stockholders of record on April 10. The dividend Is the first to be paid by a Republic mine since the crash came in the affairs of the Repub lic Consolidated company over three years ago. The Quilp directors yester day decided to close the mine tempo rarily because of trouble in marketing the or^. C. H. Packenham, manager of the X-Ray tunnel, In the Black Hornet mining district, Idaho, has returned from Denver, bringing word to the other officers of the company that he had purchased a complete plant for the treatment of ore, which will short ly be Installed. The plant consists of a 20 stamp mill, with Wllfley tables, and a cyanide outfit. 'Everything Is included that Is necessary for the op eration of the mine. World's Fair Commissioner Harold J. Read has assembled at Wallace about 60 specimens of ore from the diuerent mines of the Coeur d'Alene district, which are being prepared for shipment to St. Louis. The majority of the specimens will weigh from 1,000 to 3,000 pounds and present the differ ent grained galenas and the cube and flakey varieties are exhibited In many forms, while an abundance of beautiful carbonate ores are displayed. Alto gether they will make up a large cai load, weighing at least 30 tons. Sumpter, Ore., News. The Virginia 10 stamp mill la erm pleted and ready for operation. The stamps should be dropping some time during the next two weeks. Messrs. Van Duyn and George Hark lerood have bonded the Lone Pine placer group of mine claims in the Granite district. Bahbington & Clark, who have leased the Bear Gulch placers near Sumpter, have everything in readiness for opera tions. British Columbia Mining Notes. The Rossland Miner publishes the February report of the Le Rol mine, as cabled to London. The estimated profits for the month are given at $58, 500, on a production of 19,244 tons, or more than $3 a ton. Last week the Granby smelter treat ed 12,975 tons, making a total of 141, 389 for the year. The Rossland camp is now on the verge of spring. The snowfall has been exceptionally heavy here this winter. Up to yesterday evening no less than 206 inches of snow, or 17 feet, had fall en in Rossland since November 6 last, according to the report of the domin ion meterologlcal office at Rossland. The nearest record to this was In 1897 when 197 inches of snowfall was re corded. The Senator, one of the regular ship pers of the Boundary, Is not shipping on account of water. The approximate cleanup at the Oys ter-Criterion mill for the month of Mkrch amounted to $5,200 according to Barkley Crllly, assistant manager of the Great Northern Mines, Ltd. The mill crushed something under 1,000 tons, giying a value of $5.20 per ton in gold saved on the plates, besides the concentrates. Manager Swinney of the Silver Cup Nettle L. mines, expects to be in a position to start the big 20 stamp com bination mill, now nearing completion at Five Mile, within 60 days. Not un til that time will any considerable force be placed at either of the mines, ns previous "development work at the time of the close down was well ad vancod. Better values are reported from the I,g Roi No. 2 mine at Rossland. Man Paul Couldroy, in his latest estl ager mate to reach here via London, fig ures that 1790 tons shipped during Jan uary averaged $14 a ton after paying smelter charges. Forces at some of the high grade Bonndery mines are being increased somewhat.