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THE ASSOCIATED PRESS. in Both A Review of Happenings Eastern and Western Hemispheres During the Past Week—National, Historical, Political and Personal Events Tersely Told. A bronze tablet, said to be the first memorial to John Paul Jones erected in this country, was unveiled at the school building bearing his name in Last Boston. Andrew Carnegie has created a fund of «5.000.000 for the benefit "of the dependents of tnose losing their lives in heroic elforts to save their fellow men, or for the heroes themselves, if injured." Provision is made also for medals to be given in commemoration of heroic acts. Gunner's Mate Monson, by jumping into the open magazine and closing the door behind him, is said to have saved the battleship Missouri and the lives of more than 600 men. President Loubet of France recently received ex-Mayor Seth Low of New York, who was presented by Ambassa dor Porter. Alexander M. Clelland has been ap pointed general passenger agent of the Northern Pacific railroad, to suc ceed Charles S. Fee, who resigned to become traffic manager of the Harrl man system. The last statement of the treasury balances shows; Available cash bal ance, $221,146,241; gold, $111,698,832. The following appointments are an nounced by the Panama government: Ex-Governor Obaldia, to be minister of Panama at Washington; Senor Pab lo Aroseraena, to be Panama's minis ter to Europe, residing in Paris. A collection of 800 animals, the larg est ever brought to this country in a single ship, was on board the Ham burg America nsteamer Bethania that arrived from Hamburg. Nearly all the animals are for exhibition at the St. Louis exposition. The mandate of the supreme court enforcing the decree of the court in the Northern Securities case has been issued on the expiration of 30 days af ter decision was rendered. William Roth well, "Young Corbett," has sailed for Europe. He will remain abroad three months. Samuel Smiles, LL. D., surgeon, jour nalist and railroad man, of London, is dead, aged 92. Schenectady. N. Y.—A driving snow storm prevailed in this section Sat urday. All trains on the New York Central from the west are from 12 to 14 hours late and the local trolley ser vice was badly hampered. The sleigh ing was as good as any time during the winter. It has been 13 years since a snowstorm of this severity has been experienced as late as this in April. One of the most unique exhibits des tined for the St. Louis fair has arrived in New York on the steamer Pretoria. The exhibit consists of 20 cases of silverware. It is the personal exhibit of Emperor William of Germany, and is made up entirely of gifts that he and his consort received at their wedding In 1881. The silverware was presented to the royal couple by the various Prus sian cities, one from each city. Tne value of the silver, which Is in charge of Herr Sachau, an attache of the royal ITussian household, is roughly esti mated at $150,000. Captain David P. Wheeler and Cor poral Percy Heyvelt, of the 26th in fantry. while reconnoitering the Moro works along the Paraca river in the Lake Lanao district of the island of Mindanao recently, were stabbed in the abdomen. Captain Wheeler died at Marahaul April 13. Corporal Hey velt is fatally wounded. The army transport Sheridan has ar rived in San Francisco from Manila via Nagasaki and Honolulu. The trans port brought 300 members of the na tive constabulary and police of the Philippine islands and their band, en route to the St. Louis exposition. The Eleventh cavalry also came on fhe Sheridan. Senator Dietrich of Nebraska has been declared by a special committee of congress to be not guilty of any violation of the statutes of the United States or of any corrupt or unworthy conduct relating either to the appoint ment of Jacob Fisher as postmaster at Hastings,- Neb., or the leasing of the building in that city to the United States for a postofflce. Mayor Bunn of Washta, Iowa, was perhaps fatally shot by Harry Thomp son, a welldigger, whom the mayor had ordered placed under arrest for disorderly conduct. The count of the referendum vote on the question of removing the na tional headquarters of the populist par ty to Chicago is completed, resulting In a vote of five to one in favor of Chicago. Ray Fahey, one of the leaders of the Folsom (California) prison outbreak, has killed himself in a desperate fight with a pursuing party, according to a special from Hanford, Cal. LATE NEWS ITEMS. The papers necessary for the trans fer of the Panama canal to the United States are now completed. The Stanford track team won the 12th annual intercollegiate meet from the University of California Saturday afternoon by a margin of 16 points. The final score stood 69 points for Stanford against 73 for California. Ov er 2,000 people witnessed the meet, which was the best ever held on the Stanford campus. James M. Shockley was today found guilty of murder in the first degree, with recommendation of mercy, at Salt Lake. Charles Lippman, promoter of an electric line between St. Joseph, Mo., and Maryville, was found dead in a hotel. A bottle of morphine was found in the room and it is believed he com mitted suicide. With his brother, the dead man was engaged in many finan cial enterprises. He was very wealthy. Senator Frye has reported favorably from the committee on commerce a bill providing for the appointment of a commission, to consist of senators and representatives, to investigate the merchant marine and American com merce. At Joliet, Ill., nearly 1,500 employes of the Illinois bieel company were thrown out of work recently for an in definite period by the collapse of the roughing engines in the billet mill. The huge machine is a total wreck. Reports of a defalcation by an em ploye of the Chemical National bank, one of the largest financial Institutions in New York, have been cleared up by a statement from Cashier Francis Hal pln. It is to the effect that a trusted man whom he names disappeared 10 days ago after faithfully serving the bank for 22 years, and tuat investiga tion of his accounts disclosed that tkey were "out of proof" to the extent of $22,538. Joseph Chamberlain, the former co lonial secretary, and Mrs. Chamber lain, have arrived in London. Both are in excellent health and greatly en joyed their trip. Rear Admiral Cooper, commanding the Asiatic fleet, cabled the navy de partment from Cavite that Lieutenant Chandler, commanding the torpedo boat flotilla which arrived at that port after a run of about 15,000 miles from Hampton Roads, "reports flotilla ready for service." This news is very gratifying to the officials of the navy department ami speaks well for the seaworthiness of the torpedo boats and the fine seamanship of the officers and men who had them in charge. a OREGON ITEMS. Three feet of snow still lies around Fletcher's mill, 11 miles east of Wes ton, in the mountains, and, according to William Fletcher, proprietor of the mill, it gets deeper farther back, un til at the summit there is probably 10 feet. At Portland, at the point of a re volver, in a dark alley, Detectives ar rested Jack McCarty, the notorious safe-cracker. Corn planting will begin around Ath ena in about five days and much of the ground is already in shape. In an altercation over wages, Wil liam Morton, a sheepherder, shot and fatally wounded Patrick Dougherty, wealthy stockman, at the latter's sheep ranch on Butter creek about 25 miles south of Pendleton. Morton was ar rested and lodged in jail. Dougherty was brought to the hospital and is ex pected to die at any hour. Steps are being taken to get the Rigby-Clove combined harvester man ufactory and foundry at Pendleton on a solid basis again. High waters and landslides on the Southern Pacific system south of Ash land for some time covered or washed out the track so as to prohibit all traffic. Dead in Each Other's Arms. Ogden. Utah, April 17.—Mr. and Mrs. C. J. Stone were found dead in each other's arms at their room in a lodging house in this city tonight. It is believed by the police that the wo man first poisoned her husband and then herself. Henry Smith Passes Away. Washington, April 18.—Henry H. Smith, former journal clerk of the house of representatives and a recog nized authority on parliamentary prac tice, died in Savannah, Ga.. Sunday, where he had gone two weeks ago for medical treatment. Congressman Ward Is Dead. Cynthiana, Ky., April 19.—Congress man Andrew Harrison Ward, who in the years immediately following the war was the foremost lawyer of Ken tucky, died Sunday aged 70 years. Japs Going Toward Yinkow. Port Arthur.—Rumors are current here that 20 Japanese transports con voying troops have been sighted steam ing in the direction of Yin Kow. The rumors can not be confirmed. Kaiser Willing to Meet Loubet. Emperor William is credited with having stated that he would be ready to meet President Loubet should the occasion arise before the end of the Mediterranean cruise. LATE NEWS OF THE PAST WEEK BRIEFLY TOLD. Choice Selection of Interesting Items Gathered From Exchangei From Washington, Idaho, Montana and Oregon—Numerous Accidents and Personal Happenings Occur. ■Cullings WASHINGTON NEWS. High water along the Spokane Falls & Northern washed away one end of a bridge on that road just south of Deer Park, effectually blocking traffic on that lice. The senate committee on commerce has decided to attach to the emergency river and harbor bill Foster's amend ment providing for a preliminary sur vey of the Columbia river between Wenatchee and Kettle Falls, with a view to opening this stretch for navi gation to flat bottom stern wheel steamers. The burning to ueath Is reported of Mrs. Mary K. Hanson, aged 64 years, five miles east of Ulympia. Mrs. Han son was alone in the house at the time and it is supposed that her cloth ing caught fire while she was attempt ing to light the kitchen fire. She was dead when discovered. Here is Bradstreet's summary for Washington for the first quarter of each of these years; For 1903: 23 failures; assets, $114, 734; liabilities, $196,264. For 1904: 21 failures; assets. $131, 653; liabilities, $174,006. A movement is on foot for the es tablishment of a schooyfor the deaf, dumb and blind in eastern Washing ton. There is one school for this class of unlucky ones on the west side. Company M of the Nineteenth Unit ed States infantry are at American lake to construct the new rifle range for the joint use of the regulars and militia of the northwestern states. For the first time in the history of Ritzville the main streets are to be sprinkled this summer. The G. A. R. amt W. R. C. will give another campfire in Chelan April 25. The official call for the Whitman which county republican convention, will be held in Colfax Saturday, May 7, to elect 24 delegates to the state convention, has been issued. Chelan is to have a boat running from there to Stehekin by May 1. Another big Odd Fellows building, to cost $15,000, wnl be started in a few days at Walla Walla. This will be the second structure owned by En terprise lodge, which is one of the wealthiest, per capita, in the United States. The Spokane Northern Pacific land office has received notice of the with drawal of all Northern Pacific lands in Oregon, Washington and Idaho from the market. They were ordered to sell no railroad lands, but to keep the offices open for receiving payments and transacting business for the com pany. While playing about the old millrace, just ovitside the Walla Walla city lim its, Clyde McGrew, 3 years of age, fell in the stream and was drowned. Walter Davis of Pullman has bought the one half interest of Mr. Hardesty in a band of several thousand sheep and four sections of pasture land near there: consideration $10,000. North Yakima.—A man whose name could not be learned fell off the rail road bridge in Yakima canyon and was drowned in the river. Potatoes are booming in the Yakima market. From $22 the first of the week the price has jumped to $31.50. The high water in the Colville val ley promises to break the record for nearly 50 years. Washington Agricultural college won the debate with University of Mon tana. The question argued was "Re solved, that the Monroe doctrine should be abandoned." The Washing ton college had the affirmative. A meeting of the state irrigation commission is scheduled to be held in Tacoma on April 26. planned to hold meetings in various parts of the state during the coming summer. Eleven persons were injured recent ly during the fire department's run to a fire at Seattle. A hose wagon from headquarters ran into a Yesler Way car that was started across Second avenue ahead of the wagon, and a girl, Alma Omley, was fatally Injured. The board has Recently George Nelson, contractor on the Cascade canal near Ellensburg was thrown from his horse and quite The horse kicked seriously injured, him in the eye, cut his face and frac tured his skull. The preliminary survey for the Pa louse & Spokane Electric railroad has been completed from Colfax to Wa verly, in Spokane county, and grade found to be mucu easier than the was expected. The Spokane Y. M. C. A. plans a $100,000 home. The plan is to make an industrial school for the young men. Caught redhandea in the act of pick ing a farmer's pockets, an unknown pickpocket fought a fierce battle with Detective Briley at Spokane, and then, evidently with a bullet In his body, jumped from the Great Northern rail road bridge to the ground, 25 feet be low, and disappeared. His body is now believed to be in the river. One com panion of the missing pickpocket is in the city jail, while another is being sought for by the police. Sheep shearing has begun on many of the big sheep ranches of western Whitman, Adams and Franklin coun ties. Scores of professional shearers are going into the sheep districts, where big wages will be earned during the next three or four weeks. Two boys were playing at the bot tom of a ravine at Northport when, without warning, 150 teet of railroad embankment 75 feet high broke loose and slid into the river, leaving marks of the earth 30 feet high on huge pine trees encountered in its course, catching 8 year old Lisle Humphrey and covering him with three feet of earth. Though covered but 20 min utes, he was dead when rescued. Despite warnings to close oi^ Sun day, delivered at nearly all saloons, confectionery and cigar stores by a committee of four members of churches a week ago, Walla Walla re sorts were open as usual Sunday. IDAHO ITEMS. The body of the 4 year old daughter of J. Lundgren, who was drowned in Canyon creek recently, has not been recovered. A company has been organized to put in a water system at Stites. The directors of the telephone com pany have decided to commence im mediate construction of lines into the country. The first line will be built west and north of Genesee. The railroad track along Lapwai creek is in bad shape. Oroflno creek is higher than at any time during the past five years. The ferryboat at Lenore was wash ed away recently. Road overseers in the Nez Perce reservation say that the hard winter has left the roads in poor condition, and that to put them in good shape will require as much money as wad ex pended on the roads throughout the county last year. This emphasizes the need of building good roads in the first instance. S. W. Legro, a homesteader, living on a claim near Clarkia, died recently from exposure suffered while wander ing about in search of Abbott's camp. Ira Baird and George Portland, who were charged with stealing horses be longing to Frank ureen of Bear, have had a preliminary hearing at Welser, and were bound over. They were then arrested on another charge, stated a third charge is hanging over them. Stites has organized a race associa It 1s tion. The high water is already a menace to the mills at Harrison. According to the report of Sheriff of Shoshone county, made to the coun ty commissioners, approximately $31, 000 was received for liquor licenses for the year commencing April 1. The new dam near Harpster was washed out, causing heavy loss to the Dewey company. The Lewiston land office has receiv ed plats of townships 39, 1 west, 2 east and 4 east, and of townships 40, 4 west, which will be open for filings by bona fide homestead settlers April 22. For the general public the land will not be open to settlement until June 21, when the 60 day preference right of the state to file has expired. « MONTANA NOTES. The melting snows have disclosed thousands of dead sheep on the ranges. The loss by the winter snows, while not unusually heavy, is serious. The carcasses afford employment for hun dreds of men to skin the sheep and burn the remains, for fear of infec tion. Herrera have signed articles for another match to be fought some time in May, be fore a Butte club. The jury in the case of George Hli boki, charged with having murdered George Sedlacek, formerly of Cleelum, Wash., returned a verdict of guilty of murder in the first degree at Great Falls. Advance reports have It that there is going to be a regular stampede into Owl Creek, the new mining district above Hamilton. The third meeting of the Gallatin Valley Teachers' association was the best of the year, both in interest and attendance. Louie Long and Aurelio David T. Williams, one of the first settlers of the Crow Creek valley, died recently at his home near Radersburg. Mr. William&.was about 70 years old and came to Crow Creek valley in 1864. OREGON ITEMS. H. E. Coolidge has handed in his resignation as captain of Company L at La Grande. The resignation has been accepted. The company is now under charge of First Lieutenant C. Bartmess. Sugar car pools will he made up in future by the Pendleton Retail Gro cers' association itself, instead of by various traveling men for wholesale bouses, as in the past. X WAR NOTES. Official Report of the Sinking of the Russian Battleship. Petersburg.—The Press has obtained what is probably the official version of the sinking of the battleship Petropavlovsk. version follows: Retiring before the advance of a superior Japanese fleet, while not fight ing its progress, the Russian squad ron approached the entrance to the harbor. It was shortly after 8 o'clock in the morning and most of the officers and crew were at breakfast on the flag ship. Vice Admiral Makaroft was eat ing breakfast in his cabin, and the forward room was crowded with offi On the Associated St This cers surounding the tables, bridge Grand Duke Cyril, his friends Lieutenants von Kobe, Captain Jak ovleff, commanding the vessel, and two other officers were on watch, examin ing the narrow entrance preparatory to entering it. At about 8:30 there was a terrible explosion of the boilers, followed a few seconds later by a de tonation from the well stored maga zines. Huge gaps were torn in the hull of the ship and the water rushed in. The center of gravity having gone, the ship rolled on her side and sank. All information tends to prove that a mine was responsible for the destruc tion of the Petropavlovsk. Rear Admiral Oufftomsky wires from Fort Arthur that the Bezstrashni, one of the Russian "torpedo boat destroy ers sent out during the night to re connoiter, became separated from the rest of the fleet owing to bad weather prevailing, was surrounded by Japan ese torpedo boat destroyers and sunk in the fight. Five men were saved. It has been defintely decided that Vice Admiral Skrydloff, commander of the Black Sea fleet, will succeed the late Admiral Makaroff as commander in chief of the Russian naval forces in the far east. _ A Chinese officer says that the Chi nese northern army consists of 100,000 men, perfectly equipped and com manded by numerous officers, among whom are 130 disguised Japanese. Half of the troops are along the Manchu rian frontier and the other half in the province of Pechlli." At Kobe, Japan, it is asserted in na val circles that the Japanese arrang ed to lay 30 mines at the entrance to Port Arthur and then entice the Rus sians out. The mines were placed in position and Port Arthur bombarded April 13. Several Russian ships, be sides the Petropavlovsk were damaged. It is reported that a Japanese army of 12,000 men, attempting to land from ships, were attacked by Russians and driven back, with heavy loss, to the ships. Admiral Togo's squadron again bom barded Port Arthur, but did no mate- _ rial damage to the town or Russian squadron. Seven Chinese on land were killed and four soldiers and several Chinese wounded. The Russians are now trying to fig ure out that the sinking of the Pet ropavlovsk was due to a torpedo or mine placed in the channel by a Jap anese torpedo boat that slipped in under cover of darkness. Russia has again called out the re serves and will send four more army corps to the seat of war. General Kou ropatkln will remain on the defensive until he is certain he can crush the Japanese. The imperial palace at Seoul was burned recently. The fire began In the evening and lasted throughout the night. Only the ruins of the palace remain. The emperor and his suite seeded in escaping to a nearby ref uge. Whether the battleship Petropav lovsk was sunk by a Japanese or a Russian mine continues to be a mucu discussed topic, but official Russia denies that the Japanese laid mines in the roadstead at Port Arthur. Admiral Togo gives his official re port of the latest attack at Port Ar thur, in which he says the Japanese laid mines, blew up a battleship and sank a torpedo boat of the enemy, be sides bombarding the town. Viceroy Alexieff has taken over the command of the Russian fleet at Port Arthur and raised his flag on board the battleship Sevastopol. There are now only two undamaged battleships—the Peregviet and the Se vastopol—in the harbor at Port Ar thur, but some of the damaged vessels have been repaired, although their ex act number and condition are known. not Major Dennis Is Dead. St. Louis, April 18.—Major Hugh C. Dennis, president of the Rialto Grain & Securities company, from whom United States Senator Burton was con victed of having Illegally accepted fees, died here Sunday night of lung trouble. Smallpox Among the Russians. "^London.—The Tlenstin correspond ent of the Standard says there is much sickness, especially smallpox, among Russian soldiers at Liaoyang. Y Disease Rampant in Korea. St. Petersburg, April 20.—According to the reports of spies, the Japanese troops in Korea have been ravaged by various diseases.