OCR Interpretation

Columbia courier. [volume] (Kennewick, Wash.) 1902-1905, April 07, 1905, Image 2

Image and text provided by Washington State Library; Olympia, WA

Persistent link: https://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn87093028/1905-04-07/ed-1/seq-2/

What is OCR?

Thumbnail for

A Review of Happenings in Both
Eastern and Western Hemispheres
During the Past Week—National,
Historical, Political and Personal
A majority of the female population
is leaving Harbin.
Business at Harbin is paralyzed and
a general lack of confidence is shown.
A severe rain and snow storm pre
vailed throughout Colorado Saturday.
The ceal miners at Altoona will not
strike, as the operators agree to re
new the scale.
Governor General Wright and the
members of the Philippine commission
have left Manila for Baguio, the sum
mer capital.
Secretary Morton has been forced
to abandon his trip to the south and
west with the presiaent upon the ur
gent request of an ear specialist, whom
he consulted.
Dr. William R. Harper, president of
the Universityof Chicago, greatly im
proved in health by his rest and by
the Roentgen rays treatment, will soon
return to Chicago.
There are poor crops in England,
owing to wet weather of the winter.
Returns in wheat are smallest yet re
corded. The yield of barley is the
smallest in 20 years.
Governor Hoch of Kansas will not
grant a pardon to E. J. Smiley, con
victed of violating the Kansas anti
trust law while acting as secretary
of the Kansas Grain Dealers' asso
Representatives of various sureties
companies have been investigating the
conditien of affairs at the Citizens'
Savings bank in Lorain, Ohio, and re
port that the actual shortage amounts
to $102,000.
Theodore P. Shonts, president of me
Toledo, St. Louis & Western railroad,
is to head the new Panama canal com
mission. He has notified the presi
dent that he would accept the offer
made to him.
President Roosevelt is to name col
lector at Santo Domingo and will get
all customs house dues. A formal de
cree has been published. If the sen
ate approves the treaty, creditors of
the island republic will be paid.
San Francisco. —As a result of the
anti-poolroom agitation, the grand jury,
the police department and the police,
judges have joined hands for a vig
orous campaign and assurance is giv
en that the evil will be wiped out.
The British South Africa company
has received a cable dispatch from
Victoria Falls, announcing that the
bridge over the Zambesi river, the
highest in the world, was linked up at
7 o'clock Saturday, thus completing
another link in the Cairo railroad.
Word has been received at Tucson,
Ariz., from Silver Bell, 35 miles from
there, that a cavein occurred there re
cently at shaft No. 2 ot the Imperial
company, resulting in the death of 5
Mexican miners and injury o«. 4 oth
ers. The night shift was at work when
the accident occurred.
The Oriental Trading company, con
tractors of Seattle, a Japanese insti
tution, has offered to solve the pan-
American labor problem. The com
pany announces its readiness, through
its attorney, Corwin S. Shante, to send
20,000 Japanese laborers to the canal
zone on short notice. They say they
can furnish this labor at a daily cost
of 67 cents per man.
Political Appointments.
Governor Mead of Washington an
nounces that he has determined upon
the following appointments:
Morden F. Kincaid of Seattle, mem
ber of the state board of audit and
control, to succeed Jesse T. Mills of
Joseph H. Easterday of Tacoma,
member of the state tax commission.
The governor intimated that State
Horticultural Commissioner Van Hold
erbeke would be retained. The third
tax commissioner will be appointed
soon, probably next week.
Col. W. W. D. Turner.
Los Angeles, Cal. .April 14.—Colonel
W. W. D. Turner, formerly of Spo
kane, Wash., one of the leading mine
owners and financiers of Los Angeles,
died suddenly last Monday night at his
home in this city. He suffered an at
tack of heart failure ou the street. He
passed away soon after removal to his
Against Trusts and Cigarettes.
Lincoln. Neb. —The legislature ad
journed sine die at midnight Saturday
night, after sending to the governor
the Junkin antitrust bill and the bill
prohibiting the manufacture and sale
of cigarettes. The antitrust measure (
is designed to prevent conspiracies in
restraint of trade and the giving or
taking or rebates in shipping.
Preparing for the Big Battle —On to
The signs point to another clash be
tween Japanese and Russians this
week unless the latter see fit to retire
toward Harbin. Field Marshal Oyama,
after a time of brief reorganization of
his main army during which small
bodies have been skirting the Russian
flanks, has evidently begun another ad
vance of his entire force with wings
far extended. It will be for the Rus
sians to fight or fall back.
At several points north of Tie Pass
the Russians have thrown up heavy
entrenchments, and in the positions
most easily defended there will no
doubt be stubborn resistance. It is
hard to say whether a permanent
stand can be made, but there are slight
reasons for believing that such will
be the case. Although reinforcements
are reported to have been reaching
General Linevitch daily, he. is still nu
merically inferior, and, unless better
generalship or stronger fighting qual
ities are shown than in the past, it
would seem that there will be nothing
to do but sound the retreat again.
Oyama is operating to the west, and
there is always the fear that he will
cut the Russian communications. It
has not been given out by the Rus
sians whether they hope to hold their
present ground, or intend to delay the
Japanese advance only in order to get
things in shape in Harbin, and pro
vide for protecting the line of com
munications from that city toward the
west. But their intentions heretofore
do not seem to have cut much figure,
and for some time to come their move
ments will, as in the past, probably be
determined by what Oyama succeeds
in doing.
St. Petersburg, April 5.—A meeting
of all of the members of the, grand
ducal circle was held in the palace of
the Grand Duke Vlsadimir, at which
the czar was present and at which the
question of war or peace was thorough
ly discussed.
A majority of those present favored
the beginning of peace negotiations,
but the Grand Duke Vladimir and his
intimate associates stated that in their
opinion it would be feir better to con
tinuethe fighting at least for the pres
ent. This view apparently met the
approval of the czar, who, in an im
passionate speech, declared that he
could not conceive how any Russian
would be willing to abandon the filed
to an army that could yet be conquered.
Another conference is planned for
the near future.
The newspaper Slove, which is usu
ally inspired by the Grand Duke Alex
ander Michaelovitch, prints an article
in which it sets forth the necessity for
immediate peace in order to give Rus
sia time for the preparation.of a new
and successful campaign. The news
paper declares that Russia must ulti
mtaely defeat Japan, retake Port Ar
thur, reestablish her mastery of the
Pacific, and this she can not do except
as the result of a new and entirely
fresh smuggle.
Adelbert B. Clark, president and
manager of the Fair department store
in Bellingham, was drowned Sunday
by the capsizing of a small boat while
he was fishing in Silver lake, 30 miles
east of here. He was one of the lead
ing citizens and business men of north
west Washington.
A fatal accident occurred west of!
Elma, as the Grays Harbor train was
coming in. Miss Magdalane Delaca
tone, formerly a resident of Olympia,
was walking beside the track with a
raised umbrella. Wind from the pass
ing train turned the umbrella wrong
side out. In bracing back to hold the
umbrella she was hit on the head by
a mail car step and killed instantly.
The Spokane & Inland, the Coeur,
d'Alene & Spokane and the Spokane
Traction company, the Graves lines,
have signed a 10 year contract with
the Washington Water Power com
pany for power and will not develop
their own power at Nine Mile bridge,
as was planned. Thfe Graves people
were compelled to tie up to the 10
year contract in order to secure the
retirement of the Spokane Southern
Traction company from the field.
Fear Displaces Girl's Heart.
St. Joseph, Mich. —Members of the
local medical fraternity are deeply
puzzled over the case of Miss Mabel
Rigney, a well known lady of this
city, who died from an affection of
the heart.
It is stated that .while working as
an operator in a local telephone ex
change the young lady was so severely
frightened by a flash of lightning
which coursed along the wires that
her heart was displaced.
Kansas Elections.
Kansas City, Mo., April s.—Elec
tions were held in'the'larger cities of
Kansas Tuesday. The democrats car
ried Kansas City, Kansas and Leaven
worth. In Topeka Davis, republican,
is elected by at least 400 majority.
Chicago April 5. —A political tornado
Tuesday overwhelmed one of the most
rugged and unique leaders in the coun
try. Incidently the republican party
met defeat in a memorable effort to
capture municaiplity of Chicago. As
a direct result the city is officially
commited to the policy of the quickest
possible acquisition of private fran
chises for public utilities. Municipal
ownership is especially threatening
street car lines valued high up in the
After winning successfully four re
markable biennial fights of independ
ent against the regular republican par
ty, son of Associated Justice Harlan of
the supreme court of the United States,
was a loser as republican candidate for
mayor. The defeat is attributed to
an extraordinary whirl of causes,
starting with political revenge and tak
ing in a wide sweep, embracing the
most up to date socialism as a factor.
The Victor is Judge Edward F. Dunne,
Seldom, if ever, has Chicago wit
nessed a more lively, picturesque con
The republican candidate suffered
heavily from campaign attacks charg
ing that he was a political assassin
Alleged unworthy leaders of his own
party who had been thrust from office
and power largely through Harlan's
aggressiveness in previous campaigns,
were conspicuously absent from his
support. The result was painfully evi
dent before the baloting had been in
progress an hour. One of the amusing
features that tonight is recalled as
tending to center good natured feeling
in Judge Dune's behalf is his record as
a father. He is the happy parent of
13 children.
Judge Dunne's plurality was 24,248,
and he received a majority of 945 of
all the votes cast. He also had the
distinction of reeciving the greatest
vote ever cast in Chicago for the office
of mayor. He was given 161,659 votes
out of a total of 322,373. Mr. Harlan,
the republican canditade.received 137,-
411; Collins, the socialist [candidate,
20,323., and Stewart, £ prohibition.
2480. * John F. Smulski, \ the republi
can candidate for city attorney, was
reelected over his democratic opponent
by nearly 15,000 votes. The other
candates cn the democratic city ticket
were elected by pluralities somewhat
smaller than Judge Dunne.
Denver, CoL, April 5. — A demo
cratic landslide struck Colorado where
the municipal elections were held Tnes
day in all cities and towns excepting
Denver. In Pueblo, Colorado Springs,
and Leadville, normally repnblioan,
the democratic tickets weie successful,
in the latter case the first time in 20
years. Jin the smallei towns, where
the party lines were drawn the demo
crats won, the notable exceptions be
ing Cripple Creek, Victor, Golden and
Cetral City. A vigorous fight was
made in Northenr Colorado towns and
also on the western slope, against sa
loonns, and in only one instance, that
of Montrose, was the liquor element
victorious. Heavy roads, due to the
recent rain storms, caused a light vote
to be polled,.
Expert Says Russian Vessels Are
The military expert of the London
Daily Times has completed an inspec
tion of the sunken battleships in Port
Arthur harbor, and is responsible for
the statement that the Japanese decla
rations that nearly all of the sunken
Russian ships *could be rendered ser
viceable again, is not founded on fact.
He says that the Japanese would be
lucky if they can save the Poltava,
Peresviet and Pallada, with just a
chance that the Bayan can be raised.
The Retvizan will never be of any
further service and the damage to
the Pobieda is so great that, even if
they succeed in raising that vessel, it
is extremely doubtful if she will be
The Sevastopol has not been lo
More Strikes Occur in Russia.
Reports from many places through
out Russia, including Tver, Borissoff
and Sisran show that employes of
warehouses and shops are again de
manding shorter hours and more
wages. There has been a general
strike of shop assistants at Samira
and Irkutsk.
According to the Russku Slovoe, 60
workmen in a factory at Lodz have
been poisoned and 28 are in a critical
condition. It is supposed that strik
ers are responsible.
Sullivan Won.
Tacoma, Wash., April 4. —In the
ninth round of what was to have
a 20 round fight, Young Fitzsimmons
(Charles Jost) of Portland was defeat
ed by Jack (Twin) Sullivan.
Swiss and Italian Trains Meet in
Rome.—The Simplon tunnel, the
longest in the world, was inaugurated
Sunday morning, when from the Swiss
and Italian sides the first trains pass
ed through, meeting at the. center
where was the iron door which origin
ally prevented the overflow of a tor
rent of hot water, and which was Sun
day opened for the first time.
The weather at the entrance to the
tunnel was springlike, though the
mountains were covered with snow,
but once inside the tunnel the tem
perature became very high. Engi
neer Bradau, who had directed the
work in the tunnel, conducted the
Italian train, which, part of the way,
was lighted by miners with lanterns.
The train from the Italian end was
the first to reach the iron door, but a
little later the train from the Swiss
side was heard on the other side of
the door.
There was a brief time spent in com
municating through the door by means
of hammering, and finally the door was
knocked down amid frantic excite
ment, with cries of "Long live Switz
erland," and "Long live Italy." Bands
played the Italian royal march and
the Swiss anthem, and the two parties
embraced and kissed each other.
Engineer Bradau shook hands with
Engineer Rosemund, the director of
the work on the Swiss side, and the
Italian bishop, Noverara, embraced
the Swiss bishop, Sien. The latter then
preached a short sermon, in the course
of which he said:
"The church blessed progress."
In the name of God he then blessed
the tunnel.
Are Comparatively Small—Rockefeller
Gets $20,000.
A definite statement has been made
on Wall street that John D. Rockefel
ler received only $20,000 a year as
president of the Standard Oil com
pany, in which he owns capital stock
to the amount of $40,000,000, and
which has a market value of $248,000,-
000. To this statement was added an
other, that few employes of the Stan
dard Oil company received much more
than $5000 a year.
As most executives in the company,
however, have grown to be million
aires within the last 15 years, it is
supposed the valuable advice they get
for investments and the opportunities
they have of getting in on the ground
floor of corporations and enterprises
in which the Standard Oil group of
financiers figure, have more than com
pensated them for the small salaries
they have received from the economi
cal administration of the great monop
Notwithstanding Mr. Rockefeller's
small salary, it is said his total income
is between $38,000,000 and $40,000,000
a year.
Terrible Explosion Blows Out Bulk
heads at 300 Foot Level.
Frescott, Ariz., April 2. —As the
result of an explosion in the United
Verde mine at Jerome, Ariz., owned by
Senator Clark, five men are dead and
five others seriously, if not fatally, in
The dead: T. W. Crofut, E. R. Ruf
fin, Pete Seder, A. J. Halladam, J. M.
The injured: N. Nevonich, G. Gas
cia, J. Koscio, J. P. Roe, B. Caropa, J.
Wijovich, M. Sullivan.
The accident happened just as the j
shifts were being changed and all the:
men except 12 had been raised to the'
surface. They were waiting at the
station of the 300 foot level to be hoist
ed from the mine when a terrific ex
plosion occurred, killing five instant
ly and injuring seven others. On ac
count of the recent heavy rains, sur
face water found its way to that por
tion of the mine where fire has been
smouldering several years and steam
thus generated caused the explosion,
blowing out the bulkheads, erected to
keep the fire from spreading. The
men were suffocated by smoke and
heated steam.
Changes in N. P. Officers.
Several important appointments
have been announced by the Northern
Pacific railway officials. A. E. Law,
who has been assistant general super
intendent, with headquarters at Ta
coma, has resigned and B. E. Palmer
has been appointed to the vacancy.
Mr. Palmer is an all around railroad
man, who has been superintendent of
the Rocky Mountain division since
Andrew Gibson, superintendent of
the Yellowstone division, has been ap
pointed superintendent of the Rocky
Mountain division, succeeding Mr. Pal
mer. He has been on the Yellowstone
division since 1902. John Rapalje, who
has worked himself up in the employ
of the company from brakeman to
trainmaster, has been appointed su
perintendent of the Yellowstone divi
sion, succeeding Mr. Gibson.
Ice Breaking in the Neva.
St. Petersburg.—The ice is breaking
up in the Neva.
Will Be Absent From Washington, 0.
C., Nearly Two Months—Will Be at
Reunion of His Regiment of Rough
Riders of Spanish-American War on
Friday—Great Time Expected.
Washington, April 3.—President
Roosevelt left Washington today on a
long trip to the west and southwest.
He will be absent from the capital for
nearly two months. one of the chief
objects of the trip which the president
long has had in mind is the reunion
of his regiment of Rough Riders of the
Spanish-American war, which is to
take place at San Antonio, Texas, next
Friday, and for which an elaborate
program of exercises has been ar
There will be a number of brief
stops en route, where the president
will make addresses. Leaving San An
tonio, there will be a brief stop and
address at Fort Worth, which will ter
minate the public part of the trip, fol
lowing which the president is to go
hunting in the Panhandle of Texas and
later in Colorado. All arrangements
have been made whereby the presi
dent will keep in touch with public af
fairs both during his railroad ride and
while hunting, so that he will be en
abled to pass on all matters requiring
his attention. The president is look
ing forward with keen pleasure to his
Itinerary of the Trip.
The president will leave Washing
ton Monday, April 3, at 9 a. m. He will
be accompanied by Secretary Loeb,
Dr. Alexander Lambert, General S. B.
M. Young, Lieutenant G. R. Fortestpie,
M. C. Latta and J. L. McGrew, sten
ographers, and representatives of
newspaper press associations. The
first stop will be made at Louisville,
Ky., at 9 o'clock Tuesday morning.
The president and party will pass in
procession through the city and the
president will make an address.
The train will leave Louisville at 11
o'clock, pass through St. Louis at 8 p.
m., and at that point take the train.
A few short stops will be made in In
dian territory on Wednesday. At
Sherman, Texas, where tne party will
arrive at 4 p. m., the president will
leave the train, drive to the public
square and make a brief address.
Dallas will be reached at 6:30 p. m.,
and after a public address, the ores
dent will attend a dinner.
The next stop will be at Waco on
Thursday, April 6, at m. The
president will speak briefly at Waoo.
He will at 2 o'clock in
the afternoon and address the joint
session of the legislature at the capital
and later speak to the pnblio on the
lawn of the capitol.
Exercises at San Antonio.
The train will reach San Antonio at
8:30 P. m. Thursday, but there will be
no public program until the following
morning. The object of the presidant
in visiting San Antonio is to attend
the reunion of his regiment. Exer
cises have been arranged which will
fill the entire day, including a review
of the regular troops at Fort Sam
Houston, a procession in wnich the
Grand Army and confederate veterans
will take part, luncheon at the Rough
Riders' camp and a dinner by the
Business Men's club at the Hotel Men
ger. The president will leave at 11 P
m. for Fort Worth, arriving there the
next morning at 9:45 and leave at
10:45. The program for Fort Worth
will consist of a drive and an address.
At Fort Worth the public part of the
trip will end. The president will spend
some time hunting in the Panhandle
and will then go to Colorado for a
hunt of some weeKs' duration. No
plans *have yet been made for the re
turn trip to Washington.
Carrol Foster Appointed.
Moscow, Idaho. —Carrol Foster has
been awarded the Rhodes scholarship
by the faculty of the University of
Idaho. Foster is a member of the jun
ior class. He has taken high rank in
ail classes. He is from Weiser, Idaho,
and this is his second year at the uni
versity, where he has made himself a
favorite. He is 20 years of|age. Last
year Lawrence Gipson of Caldwell was
chosen for this honor from Idaho, and
is now in the Oxford university.
Bullet Through His Heart.
Moulton, lowa, April 2. —The body
of Frank a young farmer living
near here, was found in the yard of
Claude Whistler with a bullet through
his heart. Whistler has disappeared.
Ogden and Mrs. Whistler were sweet
hearts before her marirage to Whist
A Draw.
I Philadelphia, April s.—Young Cor
bett of Denver and Young Erne of this
city sparred six rounds to a draw last

xml | txt