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SHORT DISPATCHES FROM ALL PARTS OF THE GLOOE. A Review of Happenings In Both Eastern and Western Hemispheres During the Past Week—National, Historical, Political and Personal Events. Amoy, China.—Active construction work has begun on the government telephone lines which are to connect Amoy with Tsunchou Fu, 50 miles to the north, and Changchou Fu, 30 miles to the west. Thomas Worell, prominent in Ne braska politics and the man who ex posed the alleged grain trust, com mitted suicide at Lincoln recently by taking poison. Suffering from a broken heart, caused by sorrow over his son's ■ dis grace, Ira C. Hoops, 60 years old, a wealthy attorney of Kokomo, Ind., committed suicide today at his home. An authoritative statement confirms the statement that the condition of the empress of Russia is no less critical, but that her convalescence has been slower than her physicians had hoped. Rio De Janeiro, Brazil. —The senate, on a third reading, approved the gov ernment bill requiring obligatory mili tary service under conscription. Jacobs Creek, Pa. —The total of bodies recovered from the Pittsburg company's mine now reaches 175. Rutland, Vt. —Three were drowned and six barely escaped the same fate by the breaking of thin ice on a skat ing bond at Castleton. Kate, Mary and George Clark, all under 10 years of age, were skating on the pond and ventured on to unsafe ice. The ice broke and they went into the water. Washington.—John Chandler Ban croft Davis, for the last 24 years re porter for the United States supreme court and formerly United States min ister to Germany, died here recently. He was born in Worcester, Mass., De cember 29, 1822. San Francisco. —Affidavits have been served on District Attorney Langdon by T. C. Coogan, Louis Glass' attomev, in his attempt to get his client, the Pacific States Telephone magnate, out of jail. Denver. —Miss Cora Marie Arnold of this city was married recently .in Santa Fe, N. M., to Albino Chavarria, a full-blood Indian. Thornville, Ohio. —Kinsa Belt, one of the captors of Jefferson Davis, died at Thornville recently, aged 63 years. He was a member of the One Hundred and Thirty-eighth Ohio cavalry. Cholera is ravaging the pilgrims of Mecca, the deaths at Mecca, Medina and Yemho averaging 100 a day. Despondent over continued ill health Henry F. Terry, a well known society man of Brooklyn, committed suicide by shooting himself. Colorado Ute Indians are traveling in bands in southern Utah, raiding sheep and cattle men, according to a report. In a pistol battle following the rob bery of the Vandalia passenger depot in Smithboro, 111., recently, one of two robbers was shot five times and Em ory Brown, city marshal of Sorento, 111., was wounded twice. Both men are reported as being in a serious con dition. Senator Newlands of Nevada is en deavoring to prevent withdrawal of the government troops from Goldfleld until some other means of protection is had. Butte, Mont. —On the showing made by counsel representing the parties in terested, Judge George M. Bourquin in the district court continued the matter of the appointment of a re ceiver for the State Savings bank until January 16, on condition that by that time F. Augustus Heinze will place $250,000 in cash and M. S. Largey $75,000 in cash to, the credij of the bank. The Great Northern Railroad com pany has given notice of appeal to the United States circuit court of ap peals at San Francisco in the case of the Kalispell Lumber company and others against the Great Northern Railroad company, in which Federal Judge Hunt granted a temporary re straining order preventing the railroad from putting into effect a higher tariff on lumber shipments until the inter state commerce commission has passed upon the question. SPEAKER CANNON LOPEB IN. "Gumshoe" Trip and Secret Confab at St. Louis. St. Louis, Dec. 50. —Speaker Cannon. District Attorney Joseph B. Keeling of Indianapolis and Thomas K. Niedrinsr haus of St. Louis, former chairman if the Missouri state republican commit tee, held a conference tonight at the Planters' hotel. Speaker Cannon ar rived today and did not register at the hotel. Mr. Keeling registered from Chicago. The purpose of the confer ence, which lasted till late/tonight, was not divulged by the parties to it. All declined to make any "statement. Thaw Triarsboli. New York, Dec. one week Harry K. Thaw will be called a second time before a jury to make his defense to the charge of having murdered Stan ford White. There have been several postponements of the date of the sec ond hearing of tfcis noted case,; but Ifcte said now there will be no further de lay. THEATER FOLK-DEFY LAW. Only One Show Closes Doors Sunday in Kansas City. Kansas City, Mo., Dec. 30.—The clos inf of the ©rand opera house, which is managed by A. Judah, who has been the leading "spirit in the opposition to the Sunday closing policy ef Judge William H. Wallace ef the criminal court, was the feature of the situation in this city Sunday. All other theaters, except the Willis Wood and the Ma jestic, which capitulated two Sunday* ago, were open today as usual, making it apparent that the contest between Judge Wallace and the theaters is to be continued indefinitely. GREAT MACHINERY SALES. Record-Breaking Shipments About to Be Made to Europe. New York. —Record-breaking ship meats of American agricultural mn chinery are about to be made to Europe, six big steamers having been chartered for the transportation of everything conceivable used in farm ing work. During the nexUour months $25,000,000 worth will be shipped, much of it to Siberia. RENTS HIGH; POVERTY GROWS New York's East Side Tenement Dwellers Advance Argument. New York. —The agitation for lower rents among the thousands on the east side continues unabated, and the head quarters of the anti-high rent bureau are thronged with tenants who de clared that they would join in the movement. NEW MONEY ORDER OFFICES In Washington, Oregon and Idaho . Towns Boon Is Granted. * Domestic money order service will be established January 2 at Dockton, Jean, Jordan, Langley, Lacey, Laurier, Molson, Page, Vanhorne and Winches ter, in Washington; at South Boise, Colorado; Capulin, Fork Creek and Sunset, in Idaho, and at Burt Ranch, Eckley and Jasper, in Oregon. San Franoisco, Jan. 1. — After a search lasting over eight months, Rev. Jeremiah Cook, whose sensational dis appearance from the Meadowbrook pastorate last spring in company with 17 year old Loretta Whaley, has been discovered in a pretty little flat in Green street by a newspaperman and his identity made known. 4 - Since their elopement a r child has been born to the couple, and their life, alfogh at times faced by poverty, has been very happy. Cook has earned their living as an expert decorator and interior painter, for which he has a talent. Most of their time has been j spent in Los Angeles and San Francis co. Cook was pastor of St. George's church at Hampstead, L. I. He is a Yale graduate, aud a man with more than usually brilliant talent. Miss Whaley is heiress to millions. Her parents are dead'and the girl was in care of an aunt, who swore out a war rant at the time of the elopement. ■. They were supposed to be in Europe. Cook left a family. LATE NEWS ITEMS. According to the'school~<sensuß just completed in Portland,there are 32,219 children of school age in the city. ; Following a thorough investigation iDto the affairs of the Cailfornia Safe Dpeosit and 'Trust company, which failed owing depositors $9,000,000, and the methods of its officials alleged to have been responsible for wrecking the bank indictments , have been returned by the grand jury at San Francisco. Cnless present; plans miscarry the Oregon Trust and Savings bank,|which on August 21 failed for nearly $2,500,- 000, will be reopened by the German- American bank of Portland and merg ed with the latter instution. William Ladd, head of the banking Arm of Ladd & Tilton, makes known his intention to assume the obligations df the defunct Title Guarantee & Trust Company and to guarantee the payment in full ot all depositor A petition in voluntary bankruptcy has been filed by Henrietta Crosman, the actress, at Newark. One of the most spectacular wrecks in the history of the Northern Pacific occurred just west of Helena Monday uicht, when an eastbound' freight got beyond control of the engineer because <»f the failure of the air brakes to work, resulting in the ditching 40 loaded cars. Three brakemen were injured. Dr. Wm. R. Hamilton, aged 92, ex mayor of Peoria. 111., is dead. The very serious illness of George A Pettibone has caused a delay of his trial at Boise. Mrs. Moilie Desmond,who attempted suioide 18 months ago in New York, by swallowing a package of 144 nee dles, died Monday after the doctors had made 25 surgical operations upon her and bud removed all but a dozen of t'ae needles. The provincial exhibition buildings at Victoria, B. C, were completely de stroyed by fire recently. Loss, $30,000. Evelyn Thaw Nervous Wreck. Evelyn Nesbit Thaw is still quite iH and it is said that prospect of a new witness for the district attorney at the trial on January 6 has had not a little to do with preventing her from recovering hers health. She has be come very nervous and even the small est things are said to annoy her. She is practically a nervous wreck. This matter of the testimony of Miss Simon ton is believed to have caused her a great deal of worry.* She has been so ilfedurins the fail and winter, that she missed many \ isits to her husband tn the Tombs. TROOPS WILL REMAIN ROOSEVELT WILL LEAVE PRO TECTION IN GOLDFIELD. Roosevelt Had Demanded That State Must Take Action to Protect Itself or Hs Would Withdraw Federal Troope Immediately—No More Fear of Trouble in Goldfield. Reno, Nev., Dec. 30. —A special ses sion of the Nevada legislature will be called by Governor John Sparks. The governor says that he will issue the proclamation today and that the date of convening will be in about two weeks. The call will be made at the request of President Roosevelt, who has noti fied Nevada's governor that such ac tion must be taken or troops now at Goldfield would be removed. Notifica tion of the decision to assemble the legislature has been transmitted, Gov ernor Sparks says, to Washington. Goldfield Is Assured Peace. Goldfield, Nev., Dec. 30. — The announcement made here that Gov ernor Sparks has telegraphed word to President Roosevelt that he will cajl the Nevada legislature together in spe cial session as soon as possible has put an entirely new aspect on the labor situation here. At least a portion of the federal troops will, it is thought, remain in Goldfield for an indefinite period and all fear of any Berious dis turbance growing out of the dispute has vanished. It is not at all certain that the legislature will act in ac cordance with the wishes of Governor Sparks, but the calling of the special session will have the effect of keeping federal troops in Goldfield for several weeks and will make the possibility of serious trouble more remote. The governor has asked many prom inent citizens of Nevada for an ex pression of opinion regarding the spe cial session and has received only fa vorable replies. The Esmeralda county grand jury has refused the appointment of a board of arbitration to attempt a settle ment of the strike. George Wingfield, prominent as a member of the mine owners' association, is a member of the grand jury. The governor will, give at least 10 days' notice of the convening of the legislature and the call will be issued Monday or Tuesday. County Commissioner Rosenthal of Goldfield, asked for his resignation by Governor Sparks, has refused to va cate his office, and Sparks said today the refusal had been received at the executive office. Rosenthal was thought by the governor to be w nking contrary to Sparks' interests. HANGED, BUT HE CHEATS LAW Pronounced Dead on December 13— Nursed to Life. Bristol, Va., Jan. 2. —According to a report received from Greendale there is good authority for the statement that Noah Fulton, hanged at Abing don December 13 for the murder of John Johnson, is still alive. Although pronounced dead, it is stated Fulton's neck was not broken by the fall. When life was supposed to be extinct the body was given to relatives, who hur riedly left for their home near Green dale. The man has since been care fully nursed v according to the report, and is now in a fair way of recovery The matter is being investigated. The crime for which Fulton was hanged grew but of a mountain feud. It was contended that Fulton is weak minded and was put up to the crime by others. SECOND LIEUTENANTS, U. S. A. Fourteen From Ranks of Army, 23 Fronv Civil Life. It is announced at the war depart ment that 37 candidates for appoint ment as second lieutenants in the army had successfully passed the re cent competitive examination, and Will be commissioned in the order in which they passed. Of this list 14 of the successful candidates have completed the probationary period of two years service in the ranks of the army. The other 23 successful candidates are civilians. In the hitter category are J,ubal A. Early, son of 4he distin guished confederate general of that name, and Webster A. Capron, son of Major Allyn Capron, who died at Fort Meyer as a result of the Cuban cam paign, and brother of Captain Allyn K. Capron of the Rough Riders, who was killed in battle with the Spanish. Cars Run Under Hudson. New York, Jan. I.—Another of the series of tunnels that are destined eventually to solve the traffic problem of Manhattan island was given its try out today when the first car was Bent over the route of the Hudson tunnol from Fourteenth street to Sixth ave nue beneath the Hudson river to Ho boken, N. J. The journey was made without a single mishap and demon strated that every part of the structure under the Hudson river and the appa ratus installed there is in* perfect working order. Commercial Men Meet J The Pacific Cccst Commercial Trav elers' association has adopted a reac tion that all card playing for money be prohibited at the rooms of the as sociation. Election of officers resulted as fol lows: President; OrrinS. Henderson; secretary, Moseley Woods; treasurer, B. B. Galland. IS IT DUKE, DRUCE OR DUMMY? Grave Is Disturbed to-Solve Mystery of London. work of opening the grave «f Thomas v Charles Druce In Highgate cemetery to determine pri marily whether the coffin contains the body of a man or, as has been asserted, a roll of sheet lead weighing some 200 pounds, was begun today. Incidentally the clearing up of this mystery will nelp materially the progress of the famous Druce case. The three-ton monument which marks the resting place of the Druce family was removed by a score of workmen, who were protected from public observation by a shed which had been erected around the burial plot Within the shed electric light* were installed, so that operations might proceed without interruption. All of those in attendance at the opening of the grave and the coffin have been sworn to secrecy, so that the result of the investigation will not be known until the expert evidence is developed at the police court. Duke or Portland or Druce? Herbert Druce, the defendant in tne now famous case, is charged with com mitting perjury by swearing that his father, Thomas Charles Druce, of the Baker street bazaar, died December 28 1864, and that he saw the dead body placed ii> a coffin and buried in High gate cemetery. His nephew, George riollandby Druce, declares that this must be untrue, because C. T. Druce was in fact the fifth duke of Portland, who lived until 1579. That being s - ) George Hollandby Druce claims that he himself, being the senior descent ant in the male line, is now the right ful heir of the Portland dukedom and to certain rich estates, the income from which is placed at $1,500,000 a year, now held by Lord Howard de Walden. The opening of the grave, however, will not give conclusive proof of the claim of George Hollandby Druce. Later Report. Thomas Charles Druce's coffin con tains human remains. The body of an aged, beaided man was found when it was open in Highgate cemetery. The feature were unrecognizable, but it is generally considered the find wreaks the hopes of George Holamby Druce, claimant to the title and estates of the dukedom of Portland. The per jury charge against Herbert Druce, the elder Drace's son by second marriage, who said he faw his father in the coffin 15 years before the fifth dake of Portland died, falls to the ground. Taft's Speech Delivered in Boston In a notable speech at Boston in de fense of tbe administration Secretary of Warv Taft says the late monetary flurry was caused by exhaustion of loanable capital of the world. This was due to dissipation of wealth in new enterprises the world over This was aided, in a measure, by the Spanish war, the Boer war, and the Russian-Japanese war, and the Baltimore and San Francsco disasters. Then followed revelations of dishon esty in great insurance companies and other corporations, which caused dis trust the world over. Under a more elastic system of cur rency the reoent flurry would soon have righted itself. Alleges plot by frenzied financiers to discredit the adminstration, but says the president is satisfied with his pol icy and laws most be enforced. No raid on organized capital when honest ly handled. Railroad rate bill a mill stone in progress, and will work for the good of all. Present policy has staved off the ad vanco of tsucialism for many years. ADAMS OFF TO COLORADO. Murder Case Against Former Miner Is Dismissed. Rathdrum, Idaho, Dec. 28. —At a special session of the district court Judge Woods granted the motion of Prosecuting Attorney Hanson of Sho shone county, dismissing the case of the state/versus Steve Adams, a mem ber of the Western Federation of Miners. This is the case in which Adams is charged with the murder of Fred T3-- ler in the Marble creek district in 1904, for which he was tried twice, the ' prosecution failing by the disagree ment of the jury in both instances. Adams was immediately taken into custody by Sheriff Charles A. Fitz patrick of San Miguel county, Col., armed with extradition papers from Governor Gooding, authorizing him to take Adams to Telluride to stand trial on an indictment charging him with the murder of Arthur Collins, manager of the Smuggler-Union mine, in 190$. Pacific Coast Magazine. The Pacific Coast Magazine, pub lished in Portland every month, prom ises many good articles and stories the coming year. Subscription, $2 a year. Taft to Speak. Cleveland, Ohio, Jan. 1. —Secretary Taff will be the chief speaker at the McKinley day banquet of the Tippe canoe club here, January 8. Most men are optimistic as long as things are coming their way. Students of the occult are, usually foolish about other things, too. It Is easier to tell the troth than to tell a Be, particularly a plausible Be. NORTHWEST STATES WASHINGTON, IDAHO, OREGON AND MONTANA ITEMS. A Few Interesting Items Gathered From Our Exchanges of the Sur rounding Country—Numerous Acci- dents and Personal Events Take Place—Crop Outlook Is Good. WASHINGTON NOTES. B. C. Rowe closed a deal for the Wil liam Fagan farm of 160 acres, two miles south of Palouse City. The con sideration was |6800. The Potlatch Lumber company has just completed a hot pond at the mill at Potlatch, where the logs that are hauled down from the timber on the trains may be dumped. The pond is heated by steam, piped from the big boilers. Through the resignation of the Rev. Walter H. Jennings from the pastor ate of the Baptist cnurch at Dayton, the controversies that he has waged with many people in that city are ended. His body grasped in the strong arms of a monster devilfish, Edward Clow, fishing in a rowboat in the narrows, would have lost his life in the sea vampire's embrace had it not been for prompt action of two companions, who .were with him. The secretary of war has authorized a survey of the Columbia river from Bridgeport to Kettle Falls. Charlie Ritchie of Prosser, one of the large wheat growers in Horse Heaven, has received one of the Hart- Parr gasoline traction plow engines from lowa to use on his farm. It will do the work of 24 horses, pulling three four-disk plows and turning over 25 acresi ,of sod in 10 hours. If a success, it will revolutionize farming in the famous Horse Heaven wheat country. Dr. Philip Frank has received re plies from several coroners about the state accepting his invitation to a meeting of coroners to be held in North Yakima next month. Farmers have practically completed hauling their wheat to the Washtucna market. According to the best esti mtes about 750,000 bushels have been delivered at the four warehouses. Two 150-horse power boilers were received at the state penitentiary re cently for use in the new heating platit. This will double the capacity of the plant The monster boilers will not be installed untiLnext spring, when the buiding is completed. Lofus Tellefson, who fell from the O. R. & N. trestle at Alto recently, died from the result of his injuries. Stanley Rogers, son of Mr. and Mrs. B. S. Rogers of Walla Walla, and a former Walla Walla schoolboy, is making good in England, where he went several years ago to Btudy art The fall shipments of wheat from Kennewlck are practically over, there having been in the neighborhood of 250,000 bushels shipped from there this season. The Ritzville touring mills have shut down on account of having their storing capacity for flour full and no orders. Considerable agitation is going on through Chelan and Douglas counties to secure a state road from Seattle to Spokane via Wenatchee, Waterville and other inland towns of the center of Washington. Tacoma. —Entering the -home of John Pedeski, a blind Italian living with his two sons, two burglars re cently compelled the occupants of the house to hand over $215 in cash which Pedeski had concealed in his clothes. The disbarment for six months of J. W. Robinson, a lawyer of Olympia, in this state, for giving utterance in formal proceedings to rumors reflect ing on the Integrity of the state su preme court, affords interesting evi dence of the court's determination to protect his own reputation. ■On January S the Washington democratic state committee and lead ers will hold a conference in Tacoma. At that time the arrangements will be made for the state convention, and it is likely to go to Spokane. Mayor Wright of Tacoma has signied the ordinance to limit the number of saloons in Tacoma to one for each 1006 population and to restrain the council from granting any more li censes until the city gets 139,000 pop ulation. It is believed the ordinance will make the present licenses worth about $8800 each. Wenatchee is to hare the distinction of haying a fire bell that will be the largest bell ever cast west of the Oh'o river. Hasel Lee, 3 years old, and Iris Grabtree, 4 months old, were burned to death, two persons were injured and the Washington Children's home at Mortimer, eight miles from Seattle, was reduced to a smoldering ash heap by a fire which started in the nursery shortly before 2 o'clock Saturday morning. January 4 is the day set for the open ing of the great bridge -to the public that spans the Columbia at Wenatches. IDAHO NEWS. In the death of Robert Grostein, who passed away at 2 o'clock Sunday morn ing, Lewiston loses a character identi fied with its history for more than 46 years, and a pioneer who has pro gressed with the city, passing through many trying ordeals in the making of the county; Forest Ranger H. F. Carpenter from St. Joe reports seven feet of snow on the divide and 30 inches of snow the St. Joe. 011 The Sunday rest law lid i 9 aga]n fitted on the heads of citizens of Wa' lace, and everything under the law ! being enforced to the letter. " It is announced that the B. R. Lewis Lumber company of Coeur d'Alene Citv will start work within the next two weeks. It Is claimed that 1000 men will be employed in the mill, i Q th woods and on the mill railroad. F. E. Mcßride, the Vollm?r saloo-. keeper who shot and killed E. C. Kne«a in a pistol duel in Mcßride's saloon in Vollmer September 2, was discharged by Justice George Erb, the evidence showing justifiable homicide. Joseph, the new station on the Northern Pacific railroad (the post office name is Spalding) is destined to become a factor in the railroad busi ness of the Clearwater country. The United States government has notified Postmaster J. R. Collins that all bids for surveying the site for the United States federal building at Mos cow have been rejected for the reason that they were too high, being $225. Without a murmur the Northern Pa cific paid its taxes at Lewiston, en riching the county by depositing $22,- 471.04 in good, yellow metal, the larg est amount ever paid into the county coffers by the corporation. Although Lewiston is unable to sell municipal bonds to provide a fund for water extension, it is possible that the project will not fall through, as A. M. Ozburn & Co., one of the bidders on the pipes and fittings, has offered to accspt bonds in payment of material. MONTANA NOTES. John Snecker, old and blind and a new arrival in Butte, made a desper ate attempt to end Lis life recently in the county jail. Dr. W. H. Haviland and wife of Ana conda were divorced recently by a decree granted by Judge Donlan of the district court. Eugene Francis, chief mechanic at the Barnes-King at Kendall for a num ber of years, dropped dead at a hotel recently. Death was due to heart fail ure. James Gibson, a well known resi dent of Taft, a town just west of Sal tese, on the Coeur d Alene branch, was shot and killed at his home re cently by Weimer White, the latter bsing aiso well known at Taft and having been employed by Gibson as teamster. Dr. xxerbert Brethour of Hamilton was taken to the asylum for the in sane at Warm Springs recently by Sheriff Ward. News has been received in Helena of the death at Palo Alto, Cal., of Mrs. Richard Lockey. William Baker was assaulted and fatally injured by J. J. Fitzmorris, a blind man, recently while the two, who are beggars, were en route to the poor farm of Silver Bow county. Fitz morris felled r«aker with a heavy blow over the head with a cane, and, after kicking him until exhausted, left the helpless man on the prairie all night to freeze. Baker's legs are frozen to the knees. United States Marshal Merrifield has been unable to serve Judge Hunt's order on six Butte h»bor leaders who were cited to appear in court this morning to show cause why they should not be punished for contempt of court for alleged violation of a re cent injunction restraining all persons from interfering with the operations of the Rocky Mountain Bell Telephone company in this state. It is said they have gone to Canada. An explosion of dynamite at the Billings & Northern grading camp near Garnelh. recently resulted in one man being instantly killed, while an other had his eyes biown out and is likely to die, and several were slightly injured. The victims are all Austrians. The monster black mountain ram, which was the recognized leader of a large band of sheep in the Tobacco Root range, and monarch of all he surveyed as he scales the crags and peaks at the head of his band, has at last fallen victim to the hunter's rifle and his beautiful hide will be stuffed and mounted, perhaps to grace the den of some wealthy man. There will be no settlement cf the trouble between the Rocky Mountain Bell Telephone company and the un ions of Butte, if that settlement car ries with it an agreement that the company is to dismiss the non-union men and women now in its employ, even .though the .labor organizations hare weakened in their demand to the extent of permitting the injunction granted the company to stand with peace declared. 1 , OREGON SQUIBS. Mayor Harry K. Lane of Portland created a sensation recently in an ad dress before the National Guard asso ciation, when he declared that agents of the Japanese government had se cured accurate maps of the city of Portland. Horace McKlnley, wanted in Oregon in connection with the land fraud troubles in that state, who escaped on November 11 last from the Man churian authorities at Mukden, where he was in prison recently pending the arrival of the officers from America, has been captured. The killing of three men by the ex plosion of a gasoline launch owned by Warren Reed, a wealthy lumberman of Gardner, on the Umpqua river, is reported. The boat contained Reed, a friend, two Canadians and an engi neer. The three latter were killed, but Reed and his friend swam ashore, A man who is always trying some thing new never does very well, but he has a great deal to say about bis steady neighbor being in a rut.