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STRIKES IN RUSSIA
NINE RAILROADS RADIATING OUT
OF MOSCOV ARE CLOSED.
Commercial Heart of Russia Cut Off
From Rest of Nation —Revolution-
ists Have Shown Their Ability-
Factory Strike Looked For—Famine
Stricken District Cannot Get Relief.
Moscow, Oct. 24.—Traffic on seven
of the nine main trunk arteries of com
merce radiating from Moscow is com
pletely paralyzed by the railroad
strike, and the commercial heart of
Russia has been shut off from all com
munication with the rest of the em
p.re, except with the narrow section
to uie northwestward, including St.
Petersburg and the Baltic provinces.
Though the government has ordered
the railroad battalions of the army to
proceed to Moscow and take the places
of the strikers for the purpose of re
storing traffic, the revolutionists, by
a sudden and unexpected blow, have
shown their ability to lay their hands
on the throat of the nation's commer
The strikers forced the employes of
the general oflftces and financial depart
ments of three lines, the Windau and
Rybinsk, the Moscow and Brest-
Liovsk and the Kieff and Veronese, to
quit work. The city is already feeling
the effects of a milk and meat famine,
and a few days' continuance of the
strike will cause serious embarrass
ment, and even suffering, to the popu
lation. The renewal of the factory
strike is not improbable.
An important development Sunday
was the strike on the Brest-Liovsk,
which runs to Minsk and Warsaw and
carries international traffic* from Mos
cow to Germany, Austria and other
parts of Europe. The engineers and
firemen have drawn the fires and de
serted the engines. Communication
with points abroad, however, is still
open by way of St. Petersburg and
During the morning a crowd of
strikers proceeded to the freight sta
tion of the Kursk road and let off the
steam of eight engines, drove away
the guards and forced the employes to
stop work. The traffic over the road
The strike, coming at this time, is
apt to seriously cripple the work of
relief in the famine stricken provinces,
and also to impede the movement of
this year's grain crop, as the rail
roads under normal conditions are not
able to keep the grain crop moving
promptly. Official reports show that
139,824 loaded cars were awaiting re
moval on October 20 in various sec
tions, and that the grain and coal
handling districts are daily increas
ing their accumulations at the rail
Great suffering is certain if the
supply of grain and other provisions
can not be forwarded into the famine
stricken districts, where, up to the
present, the work of relief had not
been carried out successfully.
St. Petersburg.—The railroad strike
situation has now entered on a highly
serious phase. The movement is
spreading rapidly to all the railroads
of the empire, and apparently can not
be stopped, while in many cities it is
communicating itself to the mill and
factory employes. The general strike
in all branches of labor, which the so
cialists planned for the end of this
year is suddenly bursting forth of its
Minister of Finance Kokvosoff has
received a telegram from tlio govern
ing committee of the Moscow bourse,
which said that a continuation of the
strike for a week longer would force
every factory in the Moscow region to
shut down owing to lack of coal,
whether or not the factory hands took
part in the strike.
BUY OFFICIAL HOMES ABROAD.
Part of Plan for Reorganization of
the Diplomatic and Con
Secretary Root has completed a
plan for reorganization of the diplo
matic and consular service. Having
been given absolute authority by the
president in the formation of his
theories he has worked out a scheme
whereby he hopes to secure the heavy
cooperation of congress.
It is understood that among other
things he will recommend: Increase
of salary for ambassadors, ministers
and consuls; ownership by the United
States of its foreign legations; merit
system in filling of vacancies in all po
sitions under the grades of ambassa
dor and consul general.
Mount Aconcagagua, the giant peak
of the Andes, is 23,080 feet high.
A traveler in an English railroad
train went to sleep and passed the
station for which he had bought a
ticket. At the next station he was
arrested for traveling without having
paid his fare.
The late Secretary Hay left to his
daughter, Mrs. Whitney, a number of
his unpublished manuscripts. She in
herited no inconsiderable share of her
fathers literary taste, and shortly
will begin to prepare for publication
some of the manuscripts.
Flue dust mixed thoroughly with a
small portion of clay has been used
successfully as fuel at the Johnstown
plant of the Cambria Steel company.
The most important gold find in the
world is that of the Transvaal, and
for that the data for worki»« costs
and profits is incomplete. The out
put for 1904 was $78,130,728, produced
by 74 companies. Their working prof
its, after paying the 10 per cent tax
on profits to the government, are re
ported as $26,402,163. The amount ac
tually divided in dividends was $19,-
114,784. Only 35 companies paid divi
dends, these producing 70 per cent of
the total yield.
Work on the Review Mining & Mill
ing company's claims in the North
port (Wash.) district is expected to be
renewed soon. This is the old Moun
tain View property, which was in lit
igation for several years.
Wallace, Idaho. —The Hecla Mining
company has declared dividend No. 28
of 1 cent a share, amounting to $10,-
000. This brings the total dividends
to date up to $490,000, of which $180,-
000 has been paid this year.
Roy Clarke is back to Spokane from
a trip to the new silver-cobalt fields in
Ontario, 100 miles northeast of North
Bay, on Lake Nipissing. He said:
"Silver-cobalt ore worth $1 a pound
is found there in seams four inches
wide, but it is so rich that the Earl
company, a New York concern, which
paid $250,000 for grouna last year, has
cleared up $600,000 this year.
The compressor of the O. K., near
Rossland, B. C., is to be started up
and machine drills put to work just as
soon as the boilers of the compressor
plant have been declared to be "fit"
by Boiler Inspector Sutherland. An ex
tensive list of developments is to be
Gold in paying quantities has been
discovered at Richland, eight miles
north of Pasco, Wash., by John Pren
tice and several others, and engines
and machinery have been purchased to
After discovering rich deposits of
native copper, following weeks of pros
pecting, William Didican of Schenec
tady, N. Y., was found dead from
starvation on the plains west of White
Oaks, N. M. For a mile around where
Didican's body was found were his
tracks, showing that for days he had
traveled in a circle, having lost his
way returning from the mine.
By the caving of a stope in the High
land Boy copper mine at Bingham,
Utah, five men were instantly killed.
The bodies have not yet been recov
ered and can not be reached for sev
eral hours. The dead: C. L. Johnson,
Charles Peterson, Mike Pesan, Tony
Rifle and James Sonneriva.
Johannesburg.—A gang of 30 Chi
nese at the Van Ryn mine where there
have already been five disturbances,
struck work and attacked the whites
underground. A white man pulled the
signal cord and the police galloping
up descended the shaft and saved the
whites. The ringleaders were arrest
ed. But this phase of attacks under
ground renders the situation very dis
Judge Hunt, sitting at Helena, in
the federal court overruled the motion
for a dissolution of the injunction in
the case of E. Rollins Morse against
the Montana Ore Purchasing company
involving the Michael Devitt mine at
Butte, in litigation between the Amal
gamated and Heinze.
Gold in 1904.
George E. Roberts, the director of
the mint, has prepared a statement of
the world's production of gold and sil
ver for the calendar year 1904.
This statement shows the total gold
valued at $347,150,700, an aggregate of
168,493,538 fine ounces of silver and
a commercial value of silver totaling
$97,726,300, the coinage value of which
is $217,850,200. The four greatest pro
ducers aniorg nations follows:
United States—Gold, $80,723,200;
75,786,100 ounces of silver, valued at
Mexico—Gold, $12,605,300; 60,808,978
ounces of silver, valued at $35,269,200.
Canada—Gold, $16,400,000; 3,718,668
ounces of silver, valued at $2,156,800.
The figures show an increase of
about $22,000,000 in gold over the bu
reau's estimate for the calendar year
1903. The United States shows a gain
of about $7,000,000 and South Africa
of $18,000,000. Tue director says that
both of these countries are still on a
rising scale of production. Austra
lia, on the other hand, is an import
ant producer which shows a tendency
to reduce its contribution although the
falling off is not large and may be
temporary. Considering developments
in well known fields, it seems a rea
sonable forecast to expect the world's
output in 1905 to exceed that of 1904
by $25,000,000, with another gain prob
ably in 1906.
Mrs. Planz Killed by Auto.
San Francisco. —Mrs. Theodore
Planz, wife of a merchant tailor, while
riding in an automobile, was killed.
Mrs. Planz was guiding the machine,
and while speeding along Van Ness
avenue, made a quick turn to avoid
running down a pedestrian. The auto
mobile was upset, and the party
thrown out. Mrs. Planz met death al
Anne Warner, author of the "Susan
Clegg" stories, which first appeared in
the Century, has just finished a short
humorous serial which mat magazine
will print, beginning in an early num
Student —For this insult I challenge
you to pistols!
Commercial Traveler—All right, but
first you will have to take out a shoot
ing license, for my name is Hare. —
WASHINGTON, MONTANA, IDAHO
AND OREGON NEWS ITEMS.
A Few Interesting Items Gathered
From Our Exchanges of the Sur
rounding Country—Numerous Acci
dents and Personal Events Take
Place —Fall Trade Is Good.
Patrick McGrath, aged 75, who was
knocked from a trestle near Mullan
by a Northern Pacific engine, died at
a Wallace hospital.
Rumors are current that the O. R.
& N. Co. is considering putting on an
other passenger train between Wal
lace and Spokane.
Sheriff Doust has arrived at Rath
drum with five Chinamen who had
been arrested in Bonners Ferry by a
customs inspector for violating immi
That the fish and game law of this
state applies to Indians as well as to
white people was the substance of a
recent decision handed down in the
district court by Judge Steele.
William Schuldt, Nez Perce county
treasurer, has received a remittance
from Shoshone county of $6723.11,
which is the amount Shoshone county
held in trust for the 24 school districts
of the annexed area.
Word has been received from Con
gressman French that he has recom
mended the appointment of J. M. Elder
as postmaster of Coeur d'Alene to
succeed D. F. Mason, resigned. The
appointment will doubtless soon fol
low. Mr. Elder is now in charge of
The county commissioners at Mos
cow have rejected the applications of
Oscar Egstrom and Louis Sneath for
retail liquor licenses at Princeton; al
so the application of B. A. Walker
for a license at Avon; also objected to
the issuing of licenses to George Lash
brock of Palouse for a saloon at
The Idaho State Press association
completed its work and adjourned on
Saturday at Moscow. The significant
resolution was adopted that the full
legal rate would hereafter be charged
for all state notices, proclamations and
legal matters requiring publication by
the state. The next annual jaunt
was fixed to be from Coeur d'Alene
to the principal points in Alaska.
United States Attorney Ruick has
received a dispatch from the depart
ment of justice to appeal the Dick
case to the supreme court. In this
case the circuit court of appeals at
San Francisco recently decided that
the federal government had no juris
diction to prohibit the sale of liquor
in the town of Culdesac, on the former
Nez Perce Indian reservation. Dick
served a sentence for selling liquor
on the reservation, but the court held
as the title to the townsite where the
selling occurred had passed from the
national government, therefore it had
Thomas M. Dickson and wife of
Mayview celebrated their golden wed
C. C. McCoy, the veteran mail con
tractor and an old resident of Walla
Walla, died recently.
A county institute for teachers in
Stevens county is called to meet at
Colville November 13.
Secretary Hitchcock has approved
the Northern Pacific grant of land
selections, 1013 acres in North Yaki
ma, Spokane and Watervllle districts.
Surveyors for the proposed railway
between Fletcher and Connell are
once more upon the ground. Active
work will probably be commenced by
While playing with matches the 2%
year old daughter of ex-Mayor Hardin
of Bellingham caught fire in her cloth
ing and was so badly burned that she
Willie Le Veeney, the young son of
William Le Veeney, was accidentally
killed at Paha. The boy fell out of a
wagon, striking on his head and burst
ing a blood vessel.
Harry Allen, convicted of robbing
the postoffice at Camden, November
3, 1904, was sentenced by Judge Whit
son to serve eight years in the peni
tentiary at McNeill's island.
The case of the state vs. George
Chronback for the murder of Joe Bon
nett, a Polish countryman, near Pe-
Ell, July 16, came to a close at Che
halis with a verdict of murder in the
O. V. Darrow, a well known Ta
coma druggist, was sandbagged into
insensibility and robbed while on the
way to his home. The highwayman
took a diamond ring valued at $150
and $2 or $3 in change.
Charles E. Johnstone, the Northern
Pacific brakeman who shot Alvin
Price, a negro hobo, on a train while
the latter was beating his way coming
toward North Yakima, on September
8, was acquitted if the charge.
Ben a traveling man
for a Portland hardware firm, who is
known in eastern Washington, has
been sentenced at Montesano to one
year in the state penitentiary at Wal
la Walla for embezzlement.
Motive power on the Idaho division
of the Northern Pacific railroad will
be increased early next spring by the
arrival in Spokane of 10 more mam
moth freight locomotives of the W
class introduced on the division last
Attorney James Hopkins of Spokane
was found guilty of making false af
fidavits in the fecteral court recently.
Seven charges were proven against
him. The penalty for this crime is
$1000 fine or three years' imprison
ment, or both.
Miss Ora Ulsh met with a most pe
culiar death at Lake Bay, near Taco
ma, recently. The girl was subject to
epileptic fits, and while engaged in
picking fruit she was taken with a
fit and fell into some underbrush and
smothered to death.
One of the largest real estate trans
fers of the last three months was made
when Paul Costello purchased the An
na Fahey farm for $34,500. The farm
consists of over 900 acres of fine wheat
land, and is considered one of the best
in that part of Lincoln county.
Two masked bandits at 4 o'clock
Sunday morning entered the Madison
street power house of the Seattle Elec
tric company, bound and gagged Mike
Boyle, a lamp cleaner, and E. J. Cole,
a fireman, the only persons in that
part of the building and then broke
into and robbed the deposit box of
the company of $500.
The news from Washington that the
board of consulting. engineers of the
United States reclamation service has
reported to Secretary Hitchcock and
recommended the Okanogan irrigation
project as feasible, will be read with
enthusiasm in the Okanogan country
and with approval in all parts of the
state. This undertaking will irrigate
only 10,000 acres.
The tax commission of Washington
proposes that every conceivable arti
cle of personal property, tangible and
intangible, that money in bank, the
hoarded wealth in the old stocking
under the bed or in the jug on the
shelf, or in the can buried in the orch
ard and even the pennies in the babys'
saving bank shall next year bear a
portion of the state and county taxes.
Charles Thronson, one of the largest
farmers in Columbia county, has giv
en the following estimate of raising
wheat and barley, based on results
from 2800 acres of summer fallow, 480
acres of which was stubble ground
and half of which was leased land:
Crop, 3,413,020 pounds, or 2433 pounds
an acre; 2282 days' work, including
management, $3490- 6788 meals, $1,-
239.91; feed and seed, $3000; sacks
and twine, $1638.57; rent, $3476.80;
miscellaneous expenses, $3224.58; to
tal, $16,069.21, or 47 cents a hundred
The secretary of war has approved
plans submitted by the Helena Power
Transmission company for the erec
tion of a dam in the Missouri river,
not far from Great Falls, the construc
tion of which was authorized by act
of congress in 1894.
Otto Chenelworth, known as one of
the most notorious rustlers in eastern
Montana, Wyoming and Dakota, is un
der arrest at Casper, Wyo. His op
erations in Montana were especially
bold, driving away bands of horses un
der the very noses of the officers. He
broke jail at Medora, N. D.
Former County Clerk Charles W.
Bailey of Rosebud county, who was un
der bonds to answer in the district
court to the charge of being implicat
ed in a gigantic bounty fraud by which
it is claimed the state was defrauded
out of $20,000, has disappeared. It is
believed he has gone to South Amer
James Murray, convicted of murder
in the second degree for the killing of
William Kiley, was sentenced to 30
years in the Deer Lodge penitentiary
at hard labor. Murray is 24 years of
age. He shot Kiley to death in the
latter's own home after being invited
into the home by the Kileys to drink
with them. The trouble originated
over the stabbing of Murray's young
brother by Kiley the forenoon of the
Is Mrs. Lorna Ville Hunter Wal
bridge-Melville-Northey, now in custo
dy at Butte, insane, a neurotic degen
erate, under a hypnotic spell, or sim
ply a magnificent liar? These are
some of the questions puzzling the
Butte authorities. The woman is
young! barely 19. She is petite, pret
ty, attractive. She has none of the
looks of the hardened criminal, yet
she gloats openly over the fact that
she sent her father to a felon's cell.
She is charged with complicity in a
murder, has been accused of forgery,
blackmailing and finally of bigamy.
The town of Athena will soon have
a band organized.
"Holy Moses," the faithful camel of
the streets of Cairo, at Portland, is
From now on Albany college, in
Oregon, will be in charge of the Pres
byterians of the state and will look
to the entire state for support.
The salary of the governor general
of Canada is $50,000 a year. Each
member of the cabinet gets $7000 a
year except the premier, who receives
Tallest among telegraph poles is
one raised in Ilfracombe, in England,
which stands 116 feet 3 inches above
The London county council an
nounces that hereafter school mana
gers may exclude from board schools
children under 5 years old.
The German emperor spends much
of his evenings at home in reading
aloud to the empress. He favors the
French novelists, especially Ohnet.
Alexander Ribot is a candidate for
the place of Audiffret-Pasquier in the
DUEL IN STREET CAR
THREE MEN IN PISTOL FIGHT IN
NEW YORK CITY CAR.
All of Them Seriously Injured—Pas
sengers Hugged the Floor for Safety
—Conductor Ordered to Fly With
His Car—Police Arrive and Arrest
the Wounded Bunch of Toughs.
New York, Oct. 23.—Three men
fought a battle with pistola on an
Eighth avenue car, and all of them
were seriously injured. While the
fight was being waged the car ran at
top speed for half a mile, the gong
sounding an alarm, and the passengers
lying flat on the floor to escape the
shower of bullets.
Thomas O'Brien, a truckman, jump
ed aboard the car at Thirty-first street,
and clapping a revolver to the conduc
tor's head, ordered him to run the car
full speed, as he was pursued by a
gang who intended to kill him. A mo
ment later two more men leaped on
the car and attacked the urst, all three
using revolvers. When their weapons
were emptied they clinched and fought
with the butts of their pistols. Tne
car rushed along the avenue, the
motorman pounding the gong and the
conductor shouting for the police, as
far as Twenty-sixth street, where sev
eral policemen boarded it and seized
the three combatants, all of whom
were too badly injured to offer any
O'Brien was found to have received
a bullet in the neck. His assailants
gave the names of Henry Prang and
Thomas Sullivan. The former had been
shot in the neck and the latter in the
leg and arm. The three men were tak
en to a hospital.
O'Brien refused to explain why the
other two attacked him. The police
think that the affray was the outcome
of a feud of a notorious West Side
WHALE HITS WATERSPOUT.
Strange Contest Seen By a Steamer
Crew From Nome.
Tacoma, Wash. —The steamer Elihu
Thomson, which has arrived from
Nome, reports that during the run
through Bering sea there occurred one
incident that was of great interest to
the crew. A storm was in progress
and a waterspout of generous dimen
sions was observed making its way
across the stormy stretch of sea that
separated tne vessel from shore. A
whale, which had been spouting in the
neighborhood, got into intimate re
lations with the waterspout. The re
volving pillar oi water was a formid
able proposition to tackle, but so was
the whale, and it was hard to decide
which would come off second best.
The whale stood on end in the mid
dle of the waterspout, but there he
stuck. The force of the whirling
column was not sufficient to lift him
from the water. On the other hand,
with the whale in its clutches, the
waterspout could not maintain an ex
istence, and, as a result, broke sudden
ly and the immense column of water
that had been suspended between sky
and sea fell with a crash into the sea
from whence it came.
SAYS AMERICANS ARE LEARNING
HOW TO EAT.
In America, eating is becoming
more of a fine art as well as a
pastime and accomplishment every
day. Americans are learning how to
eat. They have passed the stage of
civilization where anything and every
thing will go and are becoming par
Nothing but the white heart of the
wheat berry (Pillsbury's Vitos) is
NOW good enough for those who have
tried this cereal breakfast food. It is
the most economical and it is actually
the "Meat of the Wheat"—Sterilized—
nothing added —nothing taken away;
pure white in colo*, it serves an ap
petizing breakfast dish, made in the
greatest mills, of the best wheat, and
by the oldest miller, PILLSBURY.
This is your guarantee.
Put up only in two-pound, airtight
Look for the words, "Meat of the
A package will make you twelve
pounds of Substantial family food and
can be purchased at your grocers for
Ask him today.
He will gladly fill your order be
cause he knows he sells you satisfac
Interned Cruiser to Leave.
Mare Island, Cal. —The Russian
cruiser Lena probably will leave direct
for VladiYOstock on Saturday next
from here. She will have 2000 tons of
coal in her bunkers. She will make
no stay at San Francisco, and will
take back her complete crew, no deser
tions having occurred.
Lieutenant Kahtin reports that at
Vladivostock big ice breakers will
make a way for the cruiser.
In active service in the United
States navy there are 1577 commis
sioned and 469 warrant officers, and
a force of 28,644 enlisted men. The
marine corps has 222 officers and 6821
General Pierron, who, at Sedan,
burned the colors of the French regi
ments so that they might not fall into
the hands of the Germans, has just
died at Versailles.
THEIR BABES ARE STRONG^
Vassar College Mothers Havi> n
An instructor at Vassar college h
a collection of photographs of bah
of the young women who are coll
graduates. The babies in this colW
tion are strong and beautiful T h
number over 300. The instructs JI
of them: "My collection proves that
higher education makes mothers of e
cellence hitherto unknown. Highi*
educated women do not weaken the ?
selves with tight corsets, with
much dancing and card playing Th
are athletic and strong. Their bodies
as well as their minds are developed
They enter upon the duties of mother
hood with unique courage and wisdom
and strength, and the result is their
babies are the biggest, strcug esi
Robert Abbott of Yale won the in
dividual championship of the intercol
legiate golf association, on the links
of the Garden City golf club by de
feating another Yale man, E. Knowles
There will be no game between the
University of Washington and Wash
ington State college this season.
"American football, as it is played
today, will have to go, or it will have
to be more modified than it ever has
been," said President Benjamin Ide
Wheeler of the University of Califor
nia to the students assembled around
the bonfire on the campus recently
in the big "senior rally" in honor of
the freshman football victory.
Theodore Roosevelt, Jr., son of the
president and a freshman at Harvard,
was one of the spectators at the
Walsh-Stanley fight. Walsh won the
Several eastern clubs are said to
have Louis Nordyke of the Tacoma
team under consideration. Pittsburg
is said to be thinking of drafting him.
The drafting season for the Pacific
Coast league does not start until No
John C. Gondero, aged 27, died re
cently at Willamantic, Conn., as the
result of an injury received in a foot
Joe Gregg knocked out Jack Allin
at Bonners Ferry in two minutes and
45 seconds of fierce fighting, in what
was scheduled to be a 20 round affair.
If hurried knockouts are Indications
of championship timber, A 1 Kaufman,
the San Francisco blacksmith now un
der the care of Billy Delaney, has it
on all the new heavyweights in the
business, says George Siler in the Chi
cago Tribune. Kaufman, like Jim
Corbett, began his boxing career at
the Olympic Athletic club, from which
Jimmy Britt also graduated.
Saturday Football Games.
Madison, Wis. —Walter Eckersall,
Chicago's quarter back, for the third
time brought victory for the Univer
sity of Chicago football eleven by a
score of 4 to 0.
Whitman second eleven defeated Co
lumbia college of Milton, Ore., second
eleven in a most unequal contest, the
score standing 52 to 0 in favor of
Colfax high school 64, Falouse high
Lewlston, Idaho. —The Lewiston nor
mal school and the Genesee football
teams played a hard game, resulting
in a tie score of 5 to 5.
The Stanford 'varsity defeated the
University of Nevada football team on
the campus oval by a score of 21 to 0.
Seattle.—Washington scalped the
Chemawma Indians, 11 to 6, but did
not have a minute to spare.
West Point, N. Y.—Harvard defeat
ed West Point's football eleven by a
score of 6 to 0.
v Lewiston, Idaho. —Lewiston 0, Spo
kant 0. This brief statement tells the
story of one of the hardest fought bat
tles ever witnessed on a Lewiston
Portland, Ore. —The eleven of the
Oregon agricultural college, in an in'
teresting football contest defeated the
team representing the Washington
state college by the score of 29 to 0.
Coast League Standing.
Los Angeles .. .. .. .. -540
Oakland __ __ .. -- .538
Portland .. .50®
San Francisco .. .. .507
Seattle -- .47#
A Boy's Life of Lincoln.
Miss Helen Nicolay, daughter of
John G. Nicolay, joint author with
John Hay of the authorized Life of
Lincoln, has written a boys' lif® of
Lincoln which is to appear in St. Nich
olas during the coming year. It w'®
be fully illustrated and one of the
leading features of St. Nicholas dur*
ing tha coming year.
Heavy Earthquake in Vermont
Newport, Vt., Oct. 23.—The heaviest
earthquake ever felt in this section
occurred early Sunday. The earth
quake shook houses, smashed crock*
ery and caused considerable alar®-
There was only one shock, which lwt
ed for a few seconds. It was accom
panied by a sound like a distant e*
The late Herman Nothnagle, the ft"
mous surgeon, wrote an essay soffl e
.years ago in which he endeavored to
prove that the moment of dying ***
in most cases absolutely painless. Bjs
own death evidently confirmed th
London was increased during
year 1904 by 374 new streets,
total length of over 74 miles, and 2 >
269 new houses built.