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SHORT TELEGRAPH ITEMS FROM ALL PARTS OF THE GLOBE. A Review of Happenings in Both Eastern and Western Hemispheres During the Past Week—National, Historical, Political and Personal Events. A plan is under way (or forming Into a combine all the big breweries o( -Yew York city, according to the Journal of Commerce. The beer com bine is, it is said, to be composed of several smaller combines, each to be known as a "series." and to have a paid up capital of $10,000,000. Announcement is made of the sus pension of the grain and commission firm of McReynolds & Co., of Chicago, one of the best known firms on the board of trade. Miss Helen Gould of New York ctty gave to an investigator an analysis of a sample of a week's mail received by her. showing the number of requests and what and how much they were for. The total asked for was $1,500,000. Discontent which has been steadily growing in British Columbia for sev eral years, over the refusal of tne Dominion government to consider a readjustment of the terms upon which that province became a part of Can ada in 1871, has reached such a stage that It is asserted members on both sides of the British Columbia house are, on the floor of parliament, advo cating secession from the Dominion in the event of further financial conces sions not being obtained. The market price of window glass is to be controlled by an absolute monopoly. The American Window Glass company have agreed to sup port the market and stick together on prices. When they will assume the control the managers refuse to say further than to say, "they will make money." The people of West Farmington, Ohio, are greatly excited as a result of the mysterious murder there of R. K. Lewis, a wealthy banker. Thousands of sheep are reported killed by the heavy storm on the ranges in Marysville. Cal., country dur ing the past week. The petition against the destruction of the frigate Constitution, signed by 30,004 residents of Massachusetts, was presented to the president Saturday. The president indicated that the ves sel ought to be preserved. He sug gested that it be rehabilitated and sent to Annapolis. Lindsay Cooper, an aeronaut of Car linda. traveling with a carnival show exhibiting at Wolfe City. Texas, fell from his balloon at that place, a dis tance of 2000 feet and was instantly killed. Town Clerk William S. Schrieber, 40 years old. was found dead in a room filled with gas at Bridgeport. Conn. He figured in the ballot box stuffing Investigation now being conducted. Walter Carcziatya. a saloonkeeper, was shot and killed by robbers in his saloon In Chicago Sunday night. Baron Rosen has presented to the United States ship Mayflower, in be half of Connt Witte, himself and the other delegates tothe Portsmouth peace conference, a handsome Russian silver punch bowl, in recognition of the hos potality which was extended to the delegates on board that vessel during the course of the peace conference. STEAMER SUNK; 300 LIVES LOST Rio Janeiro, Brazil, Jan. 24.—The Brazilian turret ship Aqmdaban has been sunk at Fort Jacarepagua, south of Rto Janeiro, as the result of an ex plosion on board. It is reported that 300 of he crew perished and that only one officer was saved. The Aquidaban was 4950 tons displacement and 0200 horse power. She was built in England in 1885 at a cost of $1,725,000. She had five tor pedo tubes. Her crew numbered 350 officers and men. Four rear admirals perished on th^ Aquidaban, which has been used for the accommodation of a number of supernumerary officers and men attach ed to the flotilla eaoorting the cruiser Barroso. The Barroso bad on board the minister of marine and his staff, who were inspecting sites for a new ar senal. The explosion occurred in the powder magazine. The vessel sank in three minutes. LATE NEWS ITEMS. John D. Rockefeller again has opened his purse-strings to the Univer* sity of Chicago. The latest of his be nefactions is a gift of tl,450,oqp. Brigadier General Joe Wheeler,U.8. A. , retired, is seriously ill at the resi dence of bis sister, Mrs. Sterling Smith, in Brooklyn. The French government has decided to send Mias Ailce Roosevelt, a mag nificent piece of Gobelin tapestry as a wedding present. Strike on Cuban Railroad. A strike on the Cuban Central rail way has practically paralyzed traf fic between Sague La Grande and Clenfuegos and also has hampered the line between Esperanxa and Santa Clara. wLlch is the heart of the Ha vana-Santlago through system. FUNERAL OF MARSHALL FIELD. Thousands of Business Houses In Chi cago Closed at Time of Funeral. Chicago.—Funeral services for Mar shall Field were held Saturday at his late home. 1905 Prairie avenue, and the First Presbyterian church. The services at the home were held at 11 o'clock, were characterised by sim plicity. and none but those Immediate ly connected with the family and household were Ip attendance. The service at the church was an hour later and was attended by many friends of Mr. Field. This service, too, was private and admission to the church was gained only by card. in the afternoon a memorial service was held in the Auditorium, which was packed to the doors by the em ployes of Marshal Field & Co. Rev. John A. Morrison, pastor of the First Presbyterian church, officiated at all three services. The body of Mr. Field was placed In the vault at Graceland cemetery directly after the second service of the day. Never before In the history of Chi cago has such respect been paid to the memory of a private citizen as was shown to that of Mr. Field. During the hours of the funeral services at the house and the church all of the retail houses on State street were closed, the 1000 enterprises operated by the members of the Chicago Com mercial club and situated in all parts of the city were closed. The board of trade held but a brief session and upon every clubhouse and prominent office building in the business section flags were displayed at half mast. A number of mass meetings were held by various organizations during the day and resolutions eulogizing Mr. Field were adopted. MURDERED FOUR; THEN SUICIDED Boise, Idaho, Jna. 23.—Henry Neue baumer, a returned Alaska miner, baa shot and mortally wounded OUie Pow ell, his sweetheart, who bad rejected him; Lafayette Gray, his suooessfnl rival; Mrs Robert Gray, his mother; Lillian Gray .sister of Lafayette, and then killed himself in front of the Gray residence Monday. It api«ara that the miner had become engaged to Oliie Powell and tnat she had rejected him. They were to have been married last November, but tne night before the wedding she is alleged to have ran away with Gray. Nenebanmer return ed to Alaska bnt could not get over his grief and returned to Boise last Wed nesday. Monday he ooncealed himself behind a high board fence across the street from the Gary home and shot his victims as they came out of the house, using a shotgun loaded with buckshot. The enraged man was quickly sur rounded by officers and citizens at tracted by the shooting and with a re volver shot himself to escape arrest. Nenebanmer is a Klondike mniing man, and is estimated to be worth any where from 1150,000 to $500,000. Un til 1897 he iived at Caldwell, 30 miles from Boise, following the business of a blacksmith, and accumulated consider able property. In 1897 he went to the Klondike and prospered there. SEVEN DIE IN SNOWSLIDE. Utah Mining Camp It Isolated by the Deep Snow. It is reported seven men were kill ed by a snowslide at the mining camp of Alta. Utah. Efforts to gain further information have been fruitless, owing to the condition of the wires and the deep snow In the mountains. The nearest approach possible, even on snowshoes. Is three miles. Alta Is 20 miles from Salt Lake. Millionaire Marries Servant. Boston—Leroy Fay has married Jennie Murphy and society is aston ished. Fay is one of the best known of the younger Boston clubmeff, worth about $ 8 , 000 , 000 . Jennie Murphy came to Boston from Nova Scotia 10 years ago. She is a beautiful girl of the Gibson type, tall, dark hair and eyes, classic features and magnificent fig ure. She obtained work in Boston as a servant, going later to the Berghan estate in Weston. Fay was exercising a saddle horse in the grounds as she walked along the road last summer. Fay fell in love at first sight. When he learned she was a servant it did not alter his determination. Fay la 32 years old High Chinese Go East. Chicago, Jan. 22—The Chinese high commissioners left Chicago Sun day night for the east. They wiU spend tomorrow in Pittsburg. Before leaving Tuan Fang made known his desire to present to the Field Museum of National History a rare and ancient Chinese stone tablet similar to one In the Japanese imperial museum In Toklo. There are said to be but three of the tablets in existence. American Writer Is Dead. Robert Nellson Stephens, the dram atist. died in Bournemouth. England, aged 40 years, recently. He wrote many Bhort stories for magaxlnes and became a theatrical agent and dram atist in New York in 1893. Irving's Estate Is $73,165. The will of the late Sir Henry Ir ving bas been probated. Hla estate is valued at $73,106. The bulk of the residue goes In equal parts to tha two sons of the testator. PANIC IN A CHURCH EIGHTEEN COLORED PERSONS MET HORRIBLE DEATH. A Woman Shrieked "Fire" In Baptist Church, Located on Eighth Street in Philadelphia, and Everybody Bolted for the Door—Disaster Occurred While Collection Wat Being Taken. Philadelphia. Jan. 22.—A wild panic following a loud shriek of 'lire" brought death to 18 colored persons and injuries to nearly two score of others Sunday night lr St. Paul's Bap tist church on the west side of Eighth street, between Poplar street and Gi rard avenue. The terrible rush to gain the street was of brief duration, and that more were not killed, in the stampede probably was due to the fact that the church was not crowded. At the time the disaster occurred not more than 300 persons were on the segond floor of the building, which, with the gallery, was capable of ac commodating 800 to 700 people. The fire was a trifling one and was ex tinguished before the firemen arrived. The smell of smoke added to the panic and despite the herotq work of the Rev. Mr Johnson, pastor of the church, who tried in vain to allgy the fears of the frightened worshippers, the terror stricken people made a des perate rush to leave the church, only to be choked up on the narrow stair way. Those !n the rear leaped over the prostrate forma of those who fell, and when the rush was over IS lay dead on the first floor and stairs of the building. Death In nearly every case was due to suffocation or tramp ling. Following is a list of the identified dead: Sarah Ruling. Mrs Lawrence, Mrs. Patton. Ruth Framer. John Ber ry. Anna Alexander, aged 40; Mamie McKenney. Susie Holmes. Mrs. Mary Weblock. Charles Gardiner, aged 14: Mamie McCall, Ambrose Slaughter. 3 years old; Cathrine Sewell. Ruth Trainor. The disaster occurred while a col lection was being taken up. The pas tor had Just concluded his sermon, the text of which was. "Why sit we here until we die'?' Following the collection there was to have been a baptism Some of the colored people had left the church and the others were about to go. As the pastor was arranging the pulpit pre paratory to beginning the baptismal service a woman In one of the front rows gave a loud shriek of "Fire." In stantly all those about her were on their feet looktng for the blaze. There were no flames In sight, but those near the pulpit smelled smoke, and started down the aisle toward the pul pit. Then followed a half dozen cries of "fire." and the whole congregation became panic stricken. The pastor by this time realized the seriousness of the situation and. In a loud voice whlrh only added to the confusion, called to the terror stricken people to be seated. No one listened, and de spite his frantic appeals a rush start ed that meant death to many who were In It. At the rear of the church, on the second floor, there Is a wide doorway which leads to a stairway to the east siue of the building. Each stairway has a sharp bend, which proved to he the principal contributory cause for the jam. The front door on the first floor is wide and easy of exit. When the rush started those In the rear of the church did not fully realize what was wrong, and were slow to move. The frantic shrieking of the women and children became louder and more general, and many were knocked down In the two aisles of the church Then came the ter rible rush down the stairs. For some unknown reason every body tried to get down the left side of the building, comparatively few attempting to leave by the right stairway. The horrible shrieks sent up by the prostrate persons added to the con fusion, and by this time even the cool er ones In the rear of the fighting mass. men. women and children, be came terror stricken Strong men. In fear that the building was falling, leaped over the heads of women and children, and fought only for their own safety. The terrific crush In the bends of the stairs became so great, that the ballustrade, which was only a frail wooden affair, gave way. There was a terrific crash as half a hundred persons were prectpltated to the floor, a distance of 10 or 12 feet. This heightened the Intensity of the panic and the rush became an awful Jam. When those who came down the front stairs had left the building, a terrible sight presented Itself to the rescuers. The first floor and the stairway to the bend were covered three deep with the dead and dying. On the street hundreds were shriek ing for help and looking for their missing ones. The rescuers did not know which way to tiyn first*but Po lice Captain Hamm and a policeman who arrived at the scene Just as the last of the panic stricken people were rushing from the edifice, took charge and turned in a general alarm for ambulances, policemen and firemen. With the help of scores of colored men and white people who were at tracted to the scene, the dead and In jured were extricated from the ter rible mass of humanity and laid on the sidewalks of Eighth street. . The fire was a most trifling affair. A defective flue started a smalt firs In the chimney, which caused some smoke to Issue through the crevices In the second floor. Whether the flames were extinguished or burned them selves out Is not known, but there was no Are In the building when the fire men set to work. SPORTING NOTES. Followers of the game of billiards are still talking over the marvelous victory of Willie Hoppe, the boy won der, over Maurice Vlgnaux of Paris In the 500 point match for the. billiard championship of the world at Paris. Kid Parker, the lightweight who Is to meet O'Keefe at the 8. A. A. C. at Spokane, next month, wants a chance at Joe Cans, the great Uttle lighter who defeated Bulllvan at San Francis co recently. Parker will challenge the colored boy and hopes te get a match at Spokane. Gana has expressed a willingness to meet some good mac there, and Eddie Quinn says the win ner of this match between Parker and O'Keefe will go either against Fitzgerald or Gana. If the arrange ments with the former are not satis factory, the latter will be brought there for the Sght. The aext annual shoot of the Wash ington State Sportsmen's association will be held in Spokane May 34-28. on the traps of the Spokane Rod A Gun club at Natatodum park. Thp date for the Jack C'Keefe-Kid Parker fight at the Spokane Amateur Athletic club has been changed from February 9 to February 16. Jo* 1 Gana' victory over Mike "Twin" Sullivan at Woodward's pavilion. San Francisco, has set at rest the Idea that the little Baltimore negro Is a "has been." "Jack" Foster and Eddie Quinn, the new president and manager, respect ively, of the Spokane Amateur Ath letic club, are making plans for the holding of regular monthly dances and card parties In the clubroocu* the last Friday night of every month Winnie Cutter of Spokane has ac cepted the offer of the University of Washington to coach Its track team this spring. Sailor Kelly and Jack Donnelly fought a swift 20 round draw In Mul lan last Saturday night. This-was the second encounter these men have had. the last one being also a draw In IS rounds. About J5i)0 of good Tacoma money was carried home by a rancher from Skykomlsh as a result of a big cock Ing main held In Tacoma last Sun day FIERCE STORM IN CHICAGO Chicago, Jan. 33.—One of the most severe snow and sleet storms which this city bas experienced in many years has practically isolated Chicago from the outside world. Almost all tele graph Service has been destroyed. Eiectrict, elevated and surface trana portation is about dtcontinued and cable lines are operating only with greatest difficulty. The railroad* are greatly handicapped. A heary gale prepails and snow and sleet U falling without cesaatton. KANSAS TREASURER WILL PAY. Grimes Wants No Suit Brought Against Him. Topeka.—E. K Grime*, oxalate treasurer, notified Governor Hoch that It would not tie necessary to bring suit against him to recover any short age found under his administration. He said he would waive the statute of limitations and If necessary the state can take the house from over his wife and children. Governor Hoch says no one be lieves Grime* dishonest or that he benefited from the $7215 unexplained shortage. • WASHINGTON NOTES. Knox T Bordeaux, a little 4 year old boy. was drowned in two feet of water recently near his home in Seattle. F. E Benson of Prosser. Washing ton. president of the Washington Live Stock association, has appointed the following delegates to the meeting of the National Live Stock asnoclatlnn In Denver. January 30 to February 1: L. P. Mulkey, Walla Walla: Peter Mc Gregor. Hooper; Dr S B. Nelson. Pullman, E E. Elliott. Pullman; Hen ry Tranb, Winona: L O. Monroe, Spo kane; William Carrnthers. Chattaroy; C. O. Hales. Waltsburg; R. A. Hunter. Quincy: H Snebley. Ellensburg: K O. Koehler. Ellensburg: William Doling. Garfield: P. W Cox. Colfax; F M Rothrock. Spokane, and E. F. Benson, Prosser. Gen. Williams to Manila. The -arders recently Issued by the dar department relieving Brigadier Oeneral Williams from command of the department of the Colombia and directing him to proceed to Manila for assignment to doty In command of one of the brigade posts to be estab lished In (he military division, have been revoked- and Brigadier Oeneral Lee, commanding the department of Texas, has been ordered to Manila In his stead. » Captain Luzz Fatally Wounded. Owensboro. Ky—Captain Charles A. Loxz. who recently retired from the United States army, while packing his grip In a hole! here, accidentally shot himself In the abdomen, inflicting a probably fatal wound. He la about 30 years of age' and lives In St. Louis. Great Britain Imports $900,000,000 of farm product* In a year. FRANCE CANNOW ACT UNCLE SAN WILL NOT 1NTERFER WITH VENEZULAN TROUBLE. French Ambaaaador Geta Asaurancee of Fair Treatment aa to Their Vio lating th* Monroe Doctrine— Where ' about* of French War Ships a Se cret—Don't Like Caetro'o Note. Washington, Jan 33.—Convinced of the sincerity of the asaurancee re ceived from France regarding her loy alty to the Monroe doctrine and all that It involves, the Washington gov ernment has given the Paris govern men! a free hand In the execution of the program for the solution of the Venezuelan problem. The conferences on this phase of the question occurred some time ago, and M. Jusaerand. the French ambassador, haa final assur ances that the efforts of France to ob tain diplomatic treatment for her charge d'affaires at Caracaa will not be interpreted at Washington as In any way violative of the Monroe doc trine. The first move In the execution of the French program may be expected at any time, but on (his point the French government is observing the strictest secresy, the orders to the squadron going direct from Parts and not through the embassy here M Talgny. the retiring French charge d'affaires, who, it is believed. Is new at Curacao, wilt come to this country on hla way home, and on his arrival at New York he will find an invlta tlon from the French ambassador at Washington to spend several days here In conference with .VI Jusserand. on whom the burden of an Important phase of the Venezuelan negotiations naturally falls, that he may have the benefit of the facta about the situa tion. It Is not unlikely that M Talgny will also see Secretary Root The whereabouts of the French ships remains a mystery so far as the officials of the state department and French embassy are concerned. It Is said It is assumed. however, that they are dally In touch with the min Istry of marine at Faria and are awaiting an opportune moment as their Instructions may c^H for Great Interest Is felt In diplomatic circles here about the exact nature of a sentence found objectionable In the note of President Castro to M Talgny This sentence In substance referred to the presentation by VI Talgny of a note to the Venezuelan government land announced tha complete sever ante of all relations until adequate explanation was made of conduct which was in effect described by President Castro as not customary among well mannered nations IMPORTANT CLFW IN THE HARRY ORCHARD CASE Boise. Idaho, Jan. 35 — It is learned that an important clewr to the Identity of Harry 1 trchsid's alleged rncmuplr storm in the Frank Staeuenberg ass asm ation has been secured by t.'aidweii officers to the form of a letter written by Orchard from t 'aldweti during Nov ember and returned to him frwm the eadd letter office. The name of the man to whom the letter la addressed la suppressed by the officers. The letter was sent to a town to Colorado, but after remaining onnlatmed for a cer tain period, w* * s-n* to the deed teite. office in Washington, and 1 lorn there returned to the writer. The contents of the letter have not been made publio. It la known to con tain. however, orchard's advice to n olordao friend to ootne at once to Cald well. "I have a bunch of money." reads the letter, "and there is lota of mooey in this job, with no obanen of being caught. " It is believed that while the man to whom the letter was addresed did not receive it, still he received word form Orchard through another source, per haps through another letter, and came to Caldwell in response to the latter's advice Th# name of the man la there fore being kept secret until he can be located. Our Trad* with Franca. While American Imports from France formed. In the fiscal year 1905. only 8,06 per cent of the total Im portations Into (he United States, and exports to that rountry In the same year formed 6.01 per cent of the total exports front (he United States, th# figures are Interesting In view of the fact that only two or three o< the other Important countrlea of Europe show less of Imports from the United States than of export* to this coun try It Had Ita Point*. A clergyman was visiting an old man who had recently lost his wife, a great talker, and was sympathizing szlth him. "My poor old man." he said. "I feel so sorry for you, you must be very lonely." After a few minutes the old man looked up and said: "Yes. mister, yen 'Us lonesome;" then with great, emphasis, "bat 'tla quiet."—The Bystander. Not Easily Tlrad. First Person—Bo your congregation did not glre you a vacation thla year? Hecond Parson—No. First Parson—Well, they are cer tainly th* most difficult lot of people to Ure out I ever heard of. LADY PARKER |S ROBBED. Loaa* $75,000 In Jawala In a London Hotel. New York. Jan. 23—The Herald says that the robbery of lady Parker, wife of Dr. Gilbert Parker, of $76,000 several weeks ago la the Carltoa ho tel, London, haa been revealed la thla city since the departure of a repre sentative of Scotland yard fur Palm Beach, Fla For more thaa a week the laindon police worked la thla city, independently of the central of fice. visiting pawnshops aad fallow ing other trails. RAILROAD BILL IS NOW READ* Washington, Jan. 35. —The boas* committee «n interstate and foreign commerce he* agreed uj*'U a rata hUl to be kuowu as the Hepburn bill aad to * be reported to the house with Ilia oaaa imuua recommendation of th* 1$ mem ber* of the committee, lo the Bisln the bill is the agiginal Hepburn MU but a number of eoncsaeiona wave made tu the democrats and their idea* as set forth in the Davie biU were freely in corporated In the perfected measuru. Chairman Hey burn waa congratu lated by ail Dw un-mber* of hla com mittee on the drafting of a bill njou which th« two pert lea ooold agree, and the members of the commute* assert confidence that the successful outcome o» their long conference wilt have marked effect upon the attitude of the senate toward the blit The amended bill 1 -rovtde* fug seven members of the Interstate commerce oommisetou instead of nine, aa was pro vtded in th* original Hey burn bill. Another amendment incorporated at the request of the democrats provide* that tn case* where no damage* »r* as sessed the commission may slm| 1 state Its Conclusion end need not set f vtb Its findings. A section of the Davie Mil requiring that lit* attorney in appeal cease shall 111* the certificate* necessary to expe dite the bearing* was locorpatated in the amended MIL Another amendment provide# that orders of the commission shall continue in force lot three years, unless repealed No sitsting esse* ere lo be effected by the bill and law* re lating tu wtt n n a n s and I lie enndectmg I of hearing* before Hi* commissi -a are ! to be continued i Mr ileyburn expe-t* to make a fav orable report on the biii lo the house and expresses confidence that the mea sure wilt be considered by th* house w ithin a week DEAF MUTES ON THE TRACK. One Kdlad, Another Seriously In jured by Electric Car. tsing peach. Cal. Jan 23 —Mis* Mary Griswold. i<> year* of age, a deaf mute, waa Instantly killed and Mr* I*. C Ktnlth. the same *g* sod also a Ideal mote vu seriously injured by I being struck by a Pacific electric troi I ley t ar here Sunday Both of the women ram* here re cently from Chi'ago They were at [tempting tu rr»e* the tracks la fron(^ of the appnmrhing ear when the dent occurred DEATH IN A MOTEL PANIC. Following a Boiler Explosion at th* Winds mor*. Chicago. Jan 1J—A panic among the guest* of the Wlntiemere hotel. Fifty sixth street and Cornell avenue. ) followed the explosion of a steam ' Her tn th* hss.-men* whlrh resulted in the death of John iiaprorh. so en gineer and the serious injury rf Mr* Zotta May. a guest Th# etrtuskin partially wrecked the hotel building nnd damaged adjacent fesldenm and apartment buildings Objsct te Ceoli* Leber. The United Mlneworker# of Amer lr* convention has declared against the open door pulley of this govern ment. the immigration of Japanese nnd Korean laborers. The convention als* decided for s plan to have con gress build road* across the conti nent. National Secretary Wilson *i< Instructed to communicate with all trade union executive committees, with the farmers' committee* and the good road* association* of the coun try with a vi'W to having Lot* drawn and presented to the various state and national legislatures. Incorporat ing the sense of thla resolution. General Wood In Command. A Manila.—Major General !>eooard Wood will succeed Major General Corbin In command of the military division of the Philippines on Febru ary 1. Oeneral Corbin will leave on Feb ruary 2 for Hongkong, sailing thence for Ban Francisco on February • on the steamer Korea. Bad Fir* In Baltimore. Baltimore, Jan, St.—Fir# started ter midnight Monday morning In the plant of the Baltimore chrome worka and probably on* half of the exten sive plant, covering a city block, and contalnlng much stock reedy for ship ment. waa destroyed. The lose will probably reach $100,000. Loaa of Million In Mall Car. Bruseela—The Patriot My* that the mall car on the Oetend-HerbsW thale train waa burned In an aocldeat The car contained the Indian man and $1,000,000 worth of valuables, which were destroyed. The valuable* war* Insured.