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FROM WORLD OVER SHORT ITEMS CLIPPED FROM DAILY PAPER DISPATCHES DURING PAST WEEK. Review of Happening! In Both Eastern and Western Hemispheres During Past Week — National, Historical, Political and Personal Events Told In Short Paragraphs for Everybody. A $50,000,000 tobacco company, now in process of formation in New York, is reported. Sir Edward Carson had a narrow escape from Injury during rioting at Londonderry recently. New York club won the pennant in the National league this year and the Boston club in the American. The French government plans a more elaborate examination for per sons seeking auto drivers' licenses. The practical division of Persia be tween Great Britain and Russia ap pears almost assured as a result of recent conferences. The recent burglary of the mansion of J. 1'. Morgan Jr. while Mr. Morgan and his 40 servents slept has been confessed by the thief. Forage poisoning, which has caused heavy mortality among the horses of Kansas and Nebraska, is now reported prevalent in South Dakota. The funeral of the late Chief Jus tice Ralph Oregon Dunbar, of the state supreme court of Washington, was held at Olympia, Saturday. Fire in the five-story plant of the Merchants' Ice & Cold Storage com pany at Los Angeles caused a property loss estimated by officials of the com pany at $350,000. Officials at Cairo, Egpyt, have final ly traced the silver counterfeits which have been in circulation, to the Tourah prison, where they were made by a number of convicts. W. M. Rodgers, employed in the oil fields of Taft, Kern county, California, died from burns received in attepmt ing to rescue his two children, who were safe, from his burning home. in the name of the Roman Catholics of the United States, the American cardinals, O'Connell, Gibbons and Far ley, have sent a memorial to the patri archs of Lisbon, offering their sym pathy to the Portuguese church. E. C. Moore, who pleaded guilty at Council Bluffs, Iowa, to participation in the swindling operations of J. C. Mabray and his associates, was sen tenced to one year and one day in the federal penitentiary at Leaven worth. The Guatemalan government has re jected the proposal of a syndicate headed by an American— Dr. F. S. Pearson, president of the Mexico and Northwestern Railroad company—to irrigate the extensive plains of the Zacapa district in Guatamala. MILLIONAIRE IN MISSION FIELD W. W. Borden of Chicago to Under take Work in China. Chicago.-—William Whiting Borden, the young Chicago millionaire, who has decided to become a foreign mis sionary in China, was ordained a min ister of the gospel Saturday. The Rev. John T. Stone delivered the charge to the theological student. The church was crowded with friends of the young millionaire. Borden will take several years to complete the course of study he has mapped out as a preparatory career. The province of Kansu, Chlua, will be the scene of his first mission ary work. Army General Staff Changes. Washington. — Announcement mado at the war department of the following changes in the general staff corps of the army: Major W. D. Con ner of the engineering corps relieves Major Paul F. Straub of the medical corps, Major R. A. Brown, 14th cav alry, relieves Lieutenant Colonel II. T. Allen, whose recent promotion made necessary tho changes. is of a as Anacortes Boy Drowned. Anacortes, Wash.—While six boys were poling about on a raft in Cran berry lake near here, gathering cran berries, their raft broke, precipitating them into the water. William and Harvey Riplay aged 8 and 10, were drowned, and the others saved them selves. of of Rules on Judiciary Vote. Seattle.—Judge George A. Joiner of Skagit county, sitting in the King county superior court has decided that a candidate for judge can not be de clared a preferential nominee unless he receives more votes than were cast for all the other primary candidates combined. Baby Drowns in Formaldehyde. Krupp, Wash.—News has been re ceived here of the drowning of the 2-year-old son of Abram Jantz, who lives 11 miles south of Krupp. The little fellow was playing on a pile of sacks and fell into a barrel of formal dehyde solution. Tasmania sends a great many ap ples to England. THEY JEER AT OROZCO SR. Father of Mexican Rebel Leader Replies That the Revolution Will Triumph. K1 Paso.—"Viva Orozco," cried de risive federal sympathizers at the rail road station, when Colonel Pascual Orozco, former military chief of Jau r'ez, and father of the leader of the Mexican revolution, arrived from Mar fa, Texas, handcuffed to an alleged smuggler, in custody of a United States marshal. "The revolution will triumph," re torted the aged Orozco to the crowd of hooting Mexicans, who followed him to tho county Jail. CIVILIANS MAY BE OFFICERS. Examinations to Be Held at All the Army Posts in January. Washington. — Probably the last chance during tho present administra tion for civilians to secure commis sions in tho United Slates army is of fered in an order issued recently from the war department for a series of ex aminations for candidates for those places, at all army posts, beginning January 15. Tho vacancies will prob ably number about 50. Candidates must be between 21 and 27 years old. at in the a be ap of of the the a oil at C. in re S. the EDUCATIONAL NOTES. Shanghai has a modern kindergar ten, and more are to be established. Holland, like most European coun tries, insists upon religious training in the public schools. Nearly one-fourth of the boys and girls who enter the American public schools reach the high school. Better decoration of schoolrooms is one of the aims of an association for national culture recently formed in Italy. The international exchange of chil dren for Bhort periods between France and neighboring countries steadily in creases. Improvised historical plays form part of the history lesson in a London school. Children nine and ten years old act the battle of Hastings. Swimming and life-saving will be taught to teachers of rural schools and pupils in normal schools in Swe den by the Swedish Life-Saving Soci ety. The government has paid a sub sidy for the work. In European countries children at tending private schools or being edu cated at home are obliged to pass a state examination identical with that prescribed for children in the public schools at the end of the course. That language and literature in country schools can be interestingly and effectively taught through agri culture and domestic science is the contention of Professor M. A. Leiper, of the Western Kentucky State Nor mal School, in a bulletin just issued for free distribution by the United State Bureau of Education. of to MONTANA MASONIC GRAND LODGE New Officers Elected for Ensuing Year. Butte, Mont.—John G. Bair of Great Falls was elected most worshipful grand master of the blue lodge of the Masonic fraternity Thursday, succeed ing W. M. Montgomery of Anaconda. The other officers elected were as follows: Right Worshipful Grand Master—O. F. Wasmandorff, Lewistown. Right Worshipful Senior Grand Warden—Lewis A. Smith, Butte. Right Worshipful Junior Warden— Dr. W. H. Allen, Joliet. Right Worshipful Grand Treasurer —Richard Lockey, Helena. Right Worshipful Grand Secretary —Cornelius Hedges Jr., Helena. REBELS CAPTURED IN U. S. Fifteen Mexican Ineurrectos Taken by Deputy Sheriffs Near Tucson. Tucson, Arizona.—Fifteen Mexican rebels were captured Sunday on Amer lean territory 30 miles southwest of this city by deputy sheriffs. The reb els were believed to have been on their way to Casa Grande to obtain ammunition. T. is A Healthy Home. For a healthy home there is one first hnd essential requirement—name ly, an Intelligent tenant, if the habits of people were bad they would furnish a high death rate, no matter in what houses they lived. Sunlight is almost as valuable as fresh air in regenera tive value, and the sunny side of the street is preferable to he other. Celebra*e Negro Freedom. Washington.—The 50th anniversary of President Lincoln's preliminary proclamation giving warning of the emancipation edict of January 1, 1863, was celebrated in tho negro churches of Washington and throughout the The celebration con $1 of country Sunday, tinued four days. Held for Murder. Bakersfield. Cal.—William E. Koop and Ira Granger, employed on the Los Angeles aqueduct, were placed in jail here for killing the negro whom Koop prevented from assaulting a seven year old girl at Roadside camp in Jawbone canyon on the Mojave desert. He will be freed as it was in self de fense. his Montana Postoffice Robbed. Belton, Glacier Park, Mont.—The postoffice at this point was robbed and about a hundred dollars in cash taken. No stamps were taken. A stranger, believed to be an Italian, is suspected. the out MEXICANS MUST FREE AMERICAN OUR AMBASSADOR, HENRY L. WILSON, DEMANDS HIS IMMEDIATE RELEASE. Get His Authority From Washington to Employ Force if Necessary to Bring Mexicans to Terms—Ameri can Held for Murder of Mexican When Another Mexican Confessed. Mexico City.—Ignoring the usual channels of diplomatic intercourse, the American ambassador, Henry Lane Wilson, has made a peremptory de mand on Governor Matias Guerra, of the state of Tamaullpas, for tho im mediate release from the jail at Tam pico of W. G. Nichols, an American fruit grower. Nichols was arrested six months ago on a charge of having killed a bandit, Caballos, whose apprehension the authorities had attempted for many months. a in May Land Marines. The embassy was authorized by the administration at Washington to em ploy whatever means were considered necessary to bring out an ameliora tion of Nichols' condition. Ambassador Wilson declares he will secure his release even If it should become necessary to land marines from the United States cruiser Des Moines which is now in port at Tam pico, with 280 marines aboard. The American ambassador regards the treatment accorded Nichols by the Mexican authorities as persecution, and has so stated in his message to the governor. In support of this belief he points to the fact that a Mexican has confessed in court to being the slayer of Caballos. This confession was disregarded by the court, which declared it was prompted by belief on the part of the witness that a re ward had been offered for Caballos, dead or alive. The Mexican was not arrested and the process against Nichols was con tinued on an appeal from the sentence of eight years' imprisonment imposed upon Nichols by the Tampico court. The appeal is being heard before the court at Ciudad Victoria, the state capital. In his note to the governor the am bassador reminded him that his mes sage was not official, but that it was, to be considered none the less author itative. Nichols Arrested Caballos. The killing of Caballos occurred near Tampico. Nichols had been vest ed with authority to arrest the des perado, which he succeeded in doing. He was taking him to Tampico on a train when in the confusion at the crowded station, the captive escaped. Nichols and a big crowd pursued him. Nichols admits firing, but the evi dence showed that he fired in the as air. KNOX PLEASED THE JAPS. Mission of U. S. Secretary of State to Emperor's Funeral Gives Good Impression. Tokio. —Secretary of State and Mrs. Knox left Tokio Sunday for Yokohama on their way to the United States. Many persons prominent in Japanese public life were at the station to see the American party off. Tho consensus of Japanese press and personal opinion is that the American mission has created the most favorable impression as demonstrating the sym pathy of the United States in Japan's national loss. Saturday night the American secre tary of state and his staff attended a quiet dinner given by American resi dents of Yokohama, at which Mr. Knox made the only speech delivered since his arrival in Japan and in which he paid a glowing tribute to the Japanese nation. WOMAN FREED BY CONFESSION But Had Served 23 Years in Prison for Crime She Did Not Commit. Huntington, Ind.—Mrs. John Epps, who served 23 years in the Indiana women's prison for the murder of her husband and who was paroled six years ago, has been vindicated, it was learned Sunday, by the deathbed con fession of Henry Epps, her brother-in law, who died a few weeks ago. Henry said that he had poisoned his brother. a Wenatchee Apples to England. Wenatchee, Wash.—Apples are now going out rapidly on the market, the price now being received for Jonathans being $1.35 and Winesaps going at $1 .50. Thirty carloads of apples left Saturday for various points in the east, 17 ears being shipped to England. A. W. Leuders Arrested. Seattle.—A. W. Leuders, a medical specialist, with offices in Seattle, is under arrest here to answer a secret indictment charging hint with conceal ing property valued at $25,000 from his creditors when he went into bank ruptcy. Canal Progress Satisfactory. Panama.—Progress on the Panama canal is very satisfactory to the chief engineer. The upper approach wall of the Pedro Miguel locks has been brought to the full elevation through out the entire length. INDIAN PRINCESS KILLED Granddaughter of Chief Kitsap Shot by Lover at Puyallup. Tacoma.—Etta Curshner, 25 years old, an Indian princess and grand daughter of Chief Kitsap of the Puget Sound Indians, was shot and instantly killed in her tent on the Puyallup fields Sunday morning by Gustave Ol seu, a jealous lover. Gustave Olsen had been living with the Curshner woman for the last two years, and had recently become jeal ous of the attentions of Arnie Olsen. Both the Olsens are longshoremen liv ing here, hut are not related. Olsen killed his sweetheart by shooting her with a revolver. Both shots pierced her hands, which were thrown across her breast to ward off the shots. to KENNEWICK GRAPE CARNIVAL of a Finest Display Eever Held in the District. Kennewick, Wash.—The exhibit of agricultural products by the pupils of the sixth, seventh and eighth grades of the Kennewick schools is one of the most interesting features of the Columbia river valley grape carnival. Professor Thornber of Lewiston awarded the prizes. Richland carried off the capital prize of $50 for the best district exhibit and Hanford second prize of $35. In the individual display Kennewick carried first honors. The keenest competition was for first honors in the five-crate commercial pack display, White Buffs winning first prize. its of to er of of to NEW RULES FOR COUNTRY BANKS Examiners to Investigate Assets in Presence of Board of Directors. New York.—A ruling of great in terest to country banks has been laid down by Lawrence O. Murray, comp troller of the currency, in an address delivered here to a gathering of na tional bank examiners. On and after October 1, he said, he desired that at the examination of ah country banks the board of directors shall be con vened and the examination of assets made in their presence. The comp troller cautioned the examiners "to inquire very carefully into any undue concentration of the loans of a bank in companies controlled by the bank's officers or directors." LATEST NEWS ITEMS President Taft held several confer ences with political leaders in New York Tuesday. The American consul at Foo Chow, China, reports the situation as ex tremely critical. Nearly 3000, or about a third of the pianomakers in New York city, are on strike to enforce demands for a 15 per cent increase in wages. The Ulster unionist council at Bel fast has confirmed the text of the covenant against home rule to be signed by the unionists throughout the province on September 28. Mrs. Belle Haskins, telephone op erator In a Portland, Ore., department store, was killed Tuesday. She was attempting to leave the elevator while it was in motion, it is alleged, and was crushed to death. Chester S. Jordan, sentenced to death for the murder four years ago of his wife, Honorah, whose body he cut up and packed in a trunk, was ex ecuted in the electric chair at the Massachusetts prison Tuesday. The ninth international peace con gress opened at Geneva, Switzerland, Monday with the ringing of the "lib erty bell" cast some years ago from the metal of a cannon, swords and bayonets presented by various na tions. Commissioner of the General Land Office Fred Dennett has ordered can cellation of the 12 Lippy-Davis coal claims in the Bering river district. The claims were located by Mayor George F. Cotterill of Seattle, and Thomas S. Lippy, the Seattle million aire. a to a When Jack Farrell at Butte, after persistent efforts to induce his bed mate, Con Connolly, to take a drink, failed to evoke a response, gave his companion a jab with his fist, he found that he had been sleeping dur ing the day with a corpse. Both men are miners working nights. Two Found Dead at Calgary. Calgary, Alta.—Clasped in each oth er's arms in their room at a local hotel, a man and woman registered as Mr. and Mrs. W. Inthout were found dead. Death had been caused by re volver shots inflicted as the result, ap parently, of a suicide pact. Letters in the dead man's pocket indicate he has a brother at Freewater, Ore. Wallace Defunct Bank Pays. Wallace, Idaho.—L. C. Wilson, ceiver of the State Bank of Commerce, announces that he paid a dividend of 42 per cent, or approximately $53,000, on September 25. This money is a portion of tbe proceeds of the sale of he bank's home several weeks ago. a re Snow at Montana Fair. Helena, Mont.—With weather con ditions highly unfavorable, but with a crowd that compared favorably with the opening day attendance of former years, tho tenth annual Montana state fair opened Monday morning. Popular Law la Upheld. Denver, Col.—The state supreme court has handed down a decision de claring tho Colorado initiative and referendum law constitutional. CUBAIN A BAD WAY IN MONEY MATTERS MAY END ITS HISTORY AS A REPUBLIC IF REMEDY DELAYS LONG. $140,000,000 in Two ard One-Half is Havana.—It is felt generally here Can she hold an honest and orderly election for the presidenc", with a Gomez Administration Has Spent Years and Is Near Bankruptcy— Press of the Country Very Pessimis tic—Negro Vote Solicited. that Cuba 4s approaching a crisis in its history as a republic. Two serious Questions occupy the pul lie mind: Can Cuba survive the present state of her finances? loyal submission of the defeated party to the will of the majority? That the treasury is empty; that the last dollar of the $16,500,000 Spey er loan has been spent while the work of building sewers and paving Ha vana, the principal purpose for which the plan was authorized by the United States, is not finished and is in danger of interruption if not of abandonment; that the government is at its wits' end to find money to meet its vast expen ditures, while receipts from customs and the lottery have reached their lowest point—all this is asserted by the enemies of the government, and most of it is frankly admitted. Pay Bill Under Pressure. Last month the government default ed for the first time on the account due the sewering and paving contrac tors for work done in July amounting to about $420,000. The government declared it found itself unable to meet the bill simply because it had no more money. Contractors appealed to the American legation and sufficient pressure was brought to bear to con vince the government that payment was imperative. The following day the money was forthcoming. There has been much speculation as to whether the government will be able to satisfy the claims of the con tractors due at the end of this month, but there are indications that Presi dent Gomez, "ealizing fully the peril of another default, has made an extra ordinary effort and will be prepared to meet the obligation and thus tide over the crisis for another month. The press continues to be filled pessimistic articles bewailing the fi nancial and political perils that beset the republic. Careful estimates show that the Gomez administration has spent during its two and a half years at least $140,000,000. Reports declare that the only hope for Cuba lies in cut ting down her expenses at least 50 per cent. 15 be to he Menocal Probable Winner. The present aspect of the political situation appears to justify reasonable expectations that General Mario Men ocal can carry the election, especially as he has just formed an alliance with the wing of the liberal party un der the leade-ship of General Ernesto Asbert, governor of Havana province. Both conservatives and liberals are making strong bids for the negro vote, the former endeavoring to excite the animosity of the negroes against the liberals on account of the fatalities to men of their race during the last in surrection in Oriente and the latter endeavoring to placate them by prom ises of unconditional pardon to thou sands of negro prisoners. BULGARIA ON Et E OF WAR Army Is Already Making Preparations for Outbreak of Hostilities. St Petersburg.—An investigation of conditions in Bulgaria discloses a unanimity of sentiment that that coun try is on the eve of a war with Tur key. Unless the conferences which the Russian foreign minister, M. Saz onoff, will have in London with Brit ish statesmen are fruitful for Mace donia, the war party is like y to gain the upper hand. Bingham Miners Quiet. Bingham, Utah.—Nothing in the ap pearance of this mining camp Satur day suggested a reign of terror such as was feared a few days before, when 4500 men, chiefly foreigners, changed their tools for firearms and celebrated their sudden accession to mastery of the mines by promiscuous firing and intimidation of all who at tempted to climb the hills where the mines are situated. ex a Bribery at Klamath Falls. Oregon. Klamath Falls, Ore.—Councilmen Herbert Savidge and J. Fred Goeller are under arrest charged with solicit ing and accepting a bribe. Hunter Savidge, a brother of the councilman, was arrested charged with extortion. Bail was fixed at $5000 each. The in dictments grew out of the transfer of a liquor license. a He Killed Wildcats and Pelican. Walla Walla, Wash.— H. C. Fulker son of Wallula, Saturday brought in two wildcat skins from animals he had just killed, and also a large white pelican. Tho pelican was said to measure, with wings extended, seven feet and to be a fine specimen of its kind. It was killed in the marches of the Columbia river near Wallula. NEW FOOTBALL RULES. Small Field Important—Four Downs to Gain Critical Move. Walter Camp, secretary of the foot ball rules committee, thinks that the game this season will be a better safety and lively competition both sidered, than ever before. He reviews the changes of the new rules as fol lows: one, con "The rules for the season of 1912 include two very important changes. One of these, relating to the field staff itself, is extremely radical in that for the first time since the introduction of the game into this country there is an alteration in the dimensions of the playing surface, or gridiron, as it has been called. Since the introduc tion in 1876 the field has been 330 feet in length, 160 feet in width, but for the season of 1912 the entire field is to be 360 feet in length, but the playing surface, that is the field, which is usually known as the field of play, will be only 300 feet in length. "At each end is a 30-foot zone be hind the goal posts and behind the goal line where the forward pass is legal. ''The other most important change jg allowing four downs in which to gain the necessary 10 yards instead of three, as formerly. "The rest of the alterations are of less importance. "The number of privileged coaches who may walk up and down the side lines, reduced last year to three, has now been reduced to one. "The intermissions between the first and second and third and fourth periods have also been again short ened, the time elapsing being now only one minute. "The forward pass, which was stricted to 20 yards, may now be thrown any distance. "The on-side kick has been cut out; that is, the men of the kicker's side who are off the side are not put side by the ball touching the ground. "The field judge has been dispensed with, and the game is left in the hands of three instead of four officials. "A rule has been passed that if a kicked ball strikes the ground before going over the goal it may not score a goal. "The limit of the kick-out, instead of being the 25-yard line, as formerly, is now the 20-yard line. "The 20-yard neutral zone, the bane of officials and players, has been abolished." re on The football rules of 1912, as laid down by the intercollegiate football rules committee, stood practically changed when the central board of football officials completed delibera tions in New York last week. un RARE DEEP SEA FISH IS FOUND Second Specimen Ever Taken Caught at Blaine, Wash. Seattle.—The second specimen ever caught of acrotus willoughbii, a rare deep-sea fish, has been received at the University of Washington for identifi cation, having been taken from a trap near Blaine, Wash. The specimen is six feet long, has a large head but scales nor backbone. It is of dull brown shade and was unknown to the fishermen at the trap who sent it to Professor Trevor Kincaid of the de partment of zoology for examination. The first one of the species was cap tured at Quinalt, Wash., by Charles Willoughby in 1887 and was described by Dr. Tarlton Bean. Is no Troops Massacre 1000 Chinks. St. Petersburg.—Atrocities commit ted by Chinese expeditionary troops in Mongolia are reported in Harbin dispatches, burning several troops massacred 1000 Mongolians and mutilated the bodies of and children. Prince and Princess Unai escaped, but all other members of their family were murdered. After plundering and monasteries, the women No Local Option for 8pokane. Spokane.—After an all-day hearing five superior court Judges decided against the local option petition. That the two petitions affecting Spokane and Hillyard did not comply with the 1911 session laws was the opinion of Judges Webster, Kennan, Hinkle, Sul livan and Huneke, who heard the No election can be submitted for two years. case. A $50,000,000 Kid. Baltimore.—The stork has brought a $50,000,000 baby son to Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Gwynne Vanderbilt. The birth, at Botchworth, Surrey England, announced in a cablegram received Sunday morning by Mrs. C. Hazeltine Bascher, mother of Mrs. Vandrrbilt, and formerly Mrs. Marguerite Emer son. was British Railroad Fatalities. London.—The board of trade report on railway accidents just issued states that in 191. one passenger was killed on the average In every 94,700,000 journeys and one injured in every 2,830,000, as compared with one in 70, 000,000 killed and one in 2,100,000 in jured In the 10 years ended with 1910. Judge S. B. Twiss Is Dead. Kansas City, Mo.—Stephen B. Twiss, formerly a federal court Justice in Utah, died hero Saturday after a lingering illness. He was 85 years old. While on the Utah bench his Inter pretation of the Edmunds law against polygamy attracted widespread notice. Freiburg, Saxony.—Two German military officers were killed while fly ing near here. This makes the third double fatality in Europe within the present month In which members of army corps were the victims.