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NEWS OF THE WORLD
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
i Charles Christador, j the capitalist,
shot and probably fatally wounded
himself in his offices in a St. Paul
bank building. It is not yet determin
ed whether the shooting was acciden
tal or with suicidal lntont.
At attorney announces that Kitr.sim
mons and his wife have effected a
The smeltermen employed at the
British Columbia Copper company's
smelter at Boundary Kalis, B. C, have
won their strike for an eight hour day.
Both smelters resumed operations at
On January 6, 1759, George Wash
mgton and Martha Dandridge Custis,
The Kansas supreme court decided
that the law providing for separate
high schools for the whites and ne
groes at Kansas City, Kan., is valid.
It is officially announced that Mid
shipman Stephen Decatur, Jr., of
Portsmouth, N. If., has been found not
guilty on the charge of hazing and has
been released from arrest and restored
Five men were instantly killed, four
others fatally hurt and seven seriously
injured by the explosion of a ton of
dynasilto at the quarries of the Dol
ese & Shepard company at Gary, 111.,
recently. All of the men injured are
A $100,000 fire occurred recently in
the $350,000 plant of the Lacombo
Electric company at Denver. The in
surance is placed at 75 per cent.
Train service on all lines running
out of Moscow, Russia, has been es
William C. Dins, president of the
Citizens' Investment company, was
found guilty of obtaining money under
false pretenses by a jury in the cir
cuit court at St. Louis, and sentenced
to 15 years in the penitentiary.
The gigantic project of connecting
by rail the island of Vancouver with
the mainland of British Columbia has
been long mooted, but is just now
taking some practical shape for the
early commencement of this great en
The National hotel at Washington,
one of the oldest hostelrles in the city,
was threatened with destruction by
fire recently. The monetary loss Is
Leonard B. Imboden and James A.
Hill, convicted of conspiracy to wreck
the Denver Savings bank and direct
its funds to their use, were sentenced
by Judge Palmer In the district court
to be confined In the state prison lor
nine and ten years at hard labor.
Canton Smith, a Frenchman under
•conviction for bringing two young
French women Into the country by
■•way of Canada for Immoral purposes,
"was sentenced in the federal court at
Salt Lake by Judge Marshall to two
and one half years' Imprisonment and
to pay a fine of $100.
In a fight between Norton and Arn
old families near Sand Springs, Ky.,
recently, James Arnold and his son
were killed and Mrs. Arnold was shot
thrown both arms. The families were
relat -d by marriage. The trouble
arose from a dispute over the custoay
of a grandchild of Arnold.
Tbr> state department has received
a cal>iegram from Nicaragua announc
ing that the Albert brothers, who have
been in prison, have been pardoned
by the government.
On account of the serious condition
of affairs on the Siberian railroad,
many stations of which are In a con
dition of anarchy, 17 districts through
■which the line passes from the Ural
mountains to Lake Baikal, a distance
of 1800 miles, have been placed under
The Montreal express on the Boston
& Maine railroad, was wrecked near
Hoosick Falls, N. V., and seven per
Jacob C. Rustman, president of the
Jefferson Ice company of Chicago, was
found dead in his office with a bullet
wound In his head. Beside the body
was found a revolver. The police be
lieve it to be a case of suicide. ■!','■"
; Arthur W. Ryder of Harvard univer
sity, an authority on Sanskrit lan
guage and literature, will act as . in
structor at the University of Califor
From advance sheets of the official
Catholic directory, it Is found that the
total Catholic population of the Unit
ed States is 12,651,944, an increase of
189.151 over last year.
Although Japan is advancing by
leaps and bounds toward a state of
civilization comparable with that of
the western nations, she has not reach
ed in the matter of newspaper pro
duction the standard of excellence that
prevails in America.
Hits Him With Lead Pipe.
Hot Springs. S. D.. Jan B—James
Long, an inmate of the state soldiers'
home, has been arrested on a charge
of assaulting Colonel Goddard. com
mandant of the home, with a piece of
French Senatorial Election.
... The triennial election for one third
: of the membership of the French sen
ate has resulted in the return of most
of the former senators.
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WOULD KILL HOPELEB6 INSANE.
Dr. Norton Joint Forces of Miss Hall
and Mrs. Booth.
Dr. Charles Elliott Norton of Cam
bridge has joned foroea with Miss Mary
Ann Hall of Cincinnati and with Mm.
Mand Hnllinßton Booth in their cam
paign for tli.> killing oft of hopelessly
insane, hopelessly dixeaged and victim!
of accidents. His views are expressed
in a letter to Mlm Halland. made pnbic
here today. Dr. Norton was formerly
professor of literature at Harvard. He
wan a fiiend of Longfellow and Low
ell, and With theiu made the ffnimus
translation of the "Divine Comedy."
He heads his letter, "An appeal to
Tvnsim, as well hh compaction," ad
dresses Miss Hall and writea:
"The principle that it is a dnty to
prolong every human life as long as
jKissible, at whatever oost, has hitherto
been generality accepted.
"Its main support lias been the doc
trine of the saorednesa of liiiman life.
"The doctrine and the parotioe have
both been pressed too far. There is no
L'nuind to hold every human life as in
violably sacred and to be preserved, no
matter with what results to the indivd
ual, or to others. On the contrary,
there are caoes to which every reason
able consideration urges that the end
shonld be put. Kettting aside all
doubtful cases, no right thinking man
should hesitate to give a dose of landa
nnm, suftloient to end suffering and
life together, to the victim of an acci
dent from the torturing effects of
which recovery was impossible, how
ever many hours of misery might be
added to conscious life by stimulating
or survii'iil opperutiouH.
"Nor should a reasonable man hesi
tate to hasten death in the case of a
mortal disease, such, for example, as
cancer when it has reached the stage
of incessant severe pain, and when the
patient desires to die.
"The prolongation of life in such a
(Ni.se' by whatever means, is merely
"Or taxe another instance, that of
an old person whose mind has become
a chaos of wild imaginings, productive
of constant distress, not only to the
.sufferer, but to all who ilve with and
attend him. The plain duty in such a
case is not to prolong, but to shorten
"It is nott to be hoped that a super
stition so deeply rooted in tradition as
that of the duty of prolonging life at
any cost will readily yield to tlie argu
ments of reason or the pleadings of
compassion, but the discussion of the
subjeot in its various aspects may
lead gradually to a more enlightened
public opinion and to the consequent
relief of such misery."
GOLD AND SILVER PRODUCTION.
Great Gain in United States Over Last
The preliminary estimates of the di
rector of the mint upon the production
of gold and silver in the Unitedl States
in the calendar year 1905 show a gain
of approximately $10,000,000 in gold
and 1,000,000 ounces in silver over tjie
product of 1904. The gain in gold is
almost entirely represented by the in
creased output of Alaska, the product
of which is placed at $f 14,860,100,
against 59,160,500 in 1904. The Alas-
La gain linearly all In tun Tcaana dis
trict, the returns for which are *."),
--107.000. California shows a loss of
about 11,500,000, due, it is said, to se
vere drouth, which-not only brought
hydraulic operations to a standstill,
but interfered with quartz mills to
some extent. Nevada shows a gain of
about |400,000, and Utah as much.
Colorado gained about $1,000,000;
Sou»h Dakota, Montana, Idaho, Ore
gon and Arizona are estimated at
about the same as in the previous
year. The Klondike continues to fall
off, and is about $2,000,000 below
1904. Wasshington shows $308,800 in
gold and about $70,000 in silver.
Bold Robber at Butte.
Butte, Mont., Jan. 10. — The Center
ville branch of the D..T. Hennessy Mer
cantile company was held up by two
masked robbers and more than $3000
secured. Manager Thomas Mnllane
was marched into the store at the point
of two Colt's revolvers and compelled
to open the safe. He purposely fum
bled on the combination several times,
playing for time,when he was told that
another move of the kind would mean
Mullane then opened the safe and the
robbers tilled their pockets with the
silver and bills intended for payment
of the checks of the miners. Watch
man Tom Mc(ireever, who appeared on
the scene, was also made to throw his
hands skyward and take a stand beside
As the robbers were disappearing in
the shadows of the mine dumps Mo-
Ueever took several shots at the hold
ups, bnt apparently without effect.
National Champions, 1905.
Amateur athletics m. J. Sheridan
Autoniobiling. Barney Old field
Billiards Charles F. Conklin
Bowling Charles M. Anderson
Boxing James J. Jeffries
Chess Frank J. Marshal!
Cycling Frank L. Kramer
Golf (open) Willie Anderson
Qoll (amateur) H. Chandler Bgmo
Golf (women's) Miss P. Mackay
Jockey David Nlcol
Rifle shooting Sergeant C. E. Orr
Skat Herman Dietz
Skating (professional).N'urval Baptic
Skating (amateur) Morris Wood
Swimming C. M. Daniels
Tennis Reals C. Wright
Tennis (women's) Miss E. Moore
Trap shooting R. R. Barber
A farmhouse near Minebead, Eng
land, is situated In so deep a hollow
that for three months of the year the
sun'a rays do not fall upon it.
SUNDAY PASSED QUIETLY-TBE
CHURCES LARGELY ATTENTED.
Even the Radical Newspapers in St.
Petersburg Silence Their Guns—
Count Witte Is Optimistic—He Says
the Empire Will Emerge From the
Present Crisis Rejuvenated.
St. Petersburg, Jan. 8. —tine snow
Sifting down from a cold sky furnished
ideal weather for the Russian Christ
n,as so far as St. Petersburg was con
cerned. All the theaters and other
places of amusement, even the res
taurants, were closed, and the day was
given up to the proverbial Russian
hospitality. The dissensions which
have torn and distracted the country
seemed to have disappeared for the
moment and even the radical newspa
pers, animated by the sentiment of
peace and good will to all, silenced
The day passed quietly and without
untoward incident. The religious serv
ices in the churches were largely at
At the palace at Tsarkoe Selo the
emperor himself presided at the
Christmas tree. I,ater, accompanied
by the imperial children, his majesty
visited the quarters of his imperial
Cossack escort, to the members of
which he distributed presents. .
Interviewed [jy the Official Tele
graph agency, Count Witte declared
that he did not believe the reports
that Germany would resort to an ag
gressive policy in the Moroccan con
ference at Algeciras. Throughout Em
peror William's remarkable reign, he
Bald, German's policy had been con
sistently pacific. He believed it would
remain so, and that the conference
would terminate without any untoward
incident, particularly between France
and Germany. It was his belief that
rumors to the contrary were spread
for the purpose of influencing the
Turning to the situation in Russia,
Count Witte protested ag .inst what
he characterized as the unfounded and
sensational reports spread in the for
eign press and expressed the convic
tion that Russia would emerge from
the present crisis rejuvenated. He con
cluded by declaring that trance con
tinued to display toward Russia senti
ments of friendship and good will, with
According to the Novoe Vremya the
revised budget, as submitted to the
emperor, makes the revenues for 190G
$1,014,000,000. as against $1,027,000,000
for last year. The expenditures are
estimated at $1,009,000,000. as against'
$1,200,000,000 for last year.
The dowager empress of Russia la
purchasing a beautiful estate in Den
mark with a view to a lengthy resi
dence, hut the rumor that has been
in circulation that she will not return
to Russia is without basis.
Claims of Americans.
Mr. Mayer, the American ambassa
dor has received from the consuls at
Moscow and Odessa, detailed reports
of the injuries suffered by American
property during the recent riots. A
statement of the damages claimed will
be forwarded by Mr. Meyer to the
state department for instructions.
Predicts Another Massacre.
Odessa.—A leading municipal coun
cillor says he would not be surprised if
there should occur here within the next
few months a mansacie of Jews moie
appalling than any yet perpetrated,and
the same fears are expressed by many
others who are neither anti-semites or
Rabid anti-semites openly describe
the revolution as a "God send oppor
tunity of finally ridding the country of
all the devouring Jewish parasites."
The civil governor, who has been
warned, replies that the Jews will be
effectively (safeguarded, but it is doubt
ful if he could cope with any widely
organized attack, and the alarming
tact remains that the anti-Jewish feel
ing here has never been more intense.
Town Grew in Day.
Goldfleld, Nev., Jan. 11.—One day
a mountain valley,with 20 inhabitants,
in a week a pulsating mining camp of
4000 people—that is the history of
Manhattan, 80 miles northeatt of (fold
field alone at 2000 persons. Two hun
dred dollars a day has been bid for
automobiles by those aaxious to reach
the camp in a hurry. Hundreds of
teams line the two roads to the latest
oamj>. Yesterday the crowded stage
tipped over and killed the driver aad
slightly wounded other passengers.
Life at the new camp is strenuous.
There is no law or order. Lots have
jumped in prioe from |S6 to $3600.
Meats are very high. A bath in a round
tin sold the other day for $3.
Silicons are making hundreds of dol
lars a day, and at in^ht space is sold
on the floors for sleeping room.
Big Cottor Mill Burns.
Chester, S. C—Fire that started In
the cotton warehouse of the Eureka
mill has destroyed 1500 bales, result
ing in a loss of $90,000, and threatens
to spread to an adjoining warehouse in
which are stored 2000 or 3000 bales
To Build Yerfces Hospital.
The great hospital provided for in
the will of Charles T. Yerkes, the
traction promoter who died in New
York city, will be built at once. It
will be located in the borough of the
| H. ORCHARD WAS AT SALT L4KE
It Is Thought He Made the Bomb in
that City Which Was Used In
Salt Lake, Utah, Jan. 9.—Harry Or
chard, suspected of complicity in the
' . assassination of ex-Governor Stuenen
. berg, arrived in Salt Lake on the day
before Thanksgiving, and registered at
' the Cullen hotel. A few days after his
i arTrval he met here Arthur Dolan,
whom he had hiown in the Cripple
Creek district during the 1904 troubles.
He took Thanksgving dinner with
Dolan's family. Dolan was around
with him for two or three weeks. They
went hunting and fishing together.
Dolan does not know where Orchard
secured the fishing tackle, but Thiel
deteotives are trying to asoertain if
what he used here coirespond with that
found in ex-Governor Stuenenberg's
ya*d after the assassination.
Although Orchard and Dolan were
much together, Orchard never invited
Dolan to his room. He spent much
time alone th.?re, and the officers are
working on the theory that it was there
he manufactured the bomb. He would
always make appointments to meet
Dolan n the barroom or elsewhere.
Wiiht Orchard much of the time was
a man whom Dolan does not known.
This man frequently played "slough"
in parties with Dolau and Orchard,but
Dolan has not seen him since Orchard
On December 13 Orchard bought a
ticket to Spokane and paid $5 extra for
the privilege of stopping over at Nam
pa. He also checked a trunk to Nanipa
Mr. and Mrs. Dolau saw him check it.
He left here for the north on Decem
Doaln says Orohard is not guilty of
the ludepanenoe dynamite outrage. He
says that for two days before the depot
at Independence was blown up Orchard
and another man had gouo on a hunt
ing and fishing trip. Orchard is quite
we)l khowu in Salt Lake. He has
worked here at intervals for several
yars as a teamster. When here in Nov
ember and December he seemed to have
no business or means of support.
Orchard told Dolan he wts expecting
a letter from Spokane which meant
considerable to him. The officers have
confidence in the theory that the bomb
was made in Orchard's room at the
Identified by Colorado Sheriff
Boise, Idaho.—Sheriff Bell of Teller
county, Colorado, states that he recog
nized Hany Orchard, the man suspect
ed of the murder of ex-Governor Stuen
enberg, as the same man who is wanted
in Colorado for theblowiug up of the
Independence depot at Cripple Creek.
The officer with him likewise recog
nized the prisoner absolutely.
Sheriff Bell said further that,though
lie had oonie here with a requisition
for Orchard, he had found after look
ing over the case of the state against
him for the Stuenenberg murder that
it was not likely Colorado would get
hold ot him at this time.
LONDON PAPER WANTS DUTIES.
Advocates Preference for Canadian
Wheat in England.
London, Jan. 10. —The Morning Post,
in a long article discussing the fiscal
question, points our that retaliation
alone will be practically a useless
weapon against the United States
and the other protective countries. To
be effective, the paper says, retaliation
must be combined with colonial pref
erence. It adds that with the help of
Canada a 50 cent duty on foreign
wheat would turn every wheat grower
in the western part of the United
States into an opponent of the McKin
NEW YORK JEWS TO MOURN.
Monster Parade in Memory of Russian
Arrangements have been made for
a parade of more than 100,000 He
bcews through the streets of the East
Side, New York, on January 22, in
honor of the memory of those killed
during the riots in St. Petersburg a
year ago. The parade will mark the
first anniversary of the massacre. A
mass meeting will be held after the
Has Hearing Thursday.
Boise, Idaho, Jan. 10.—County At
torney Van Duyn states at Caldwell
that in all probability the examination
of Harry Orohard would be held Satur
day morning at 10 o'clock. The charge
is the murder of ex-Governor Frank
Stuenenberjr at Caldwell, Idalio.
Attorney Fred Miller of the defense
is satisfied with the time set. Although
not stating so directly. Attorney Miller
hioed that no evidence would be pre
sented by »ho defense at the prelimi
nary examination of the prisoner.
The defense will not waive the ex
amination as at first reported. Millei
will undoubtedly put up a strong fight
in behalf of Orchard, not with the hope
of getting his client released, but with
the hope of drawing out important
evidence in thejhands of the prosecu
Spokane Interstate Fair.
The Spokane Inteisate fair will be
held this year September 30 to Ooto
ber 6. and the race program will in
clude only running events.
The fair will be preceded by a racing
program lasting a week, from Septem
ber 24 to September 30, with harness
and running events.
It is said that 7700 wives were de
serted by their husbands in New York
PART OF ATLANTIC SQUADRON
m NEAR NEW YORK.
Alabama Collides With Kentucky Af
ter Latter Is Aground—Unlucky
Start for the South American Wa
ters for Practice—lnjured Man of
War Is Ordered Eack.
.\<\v York. Jan. B.—While the battle
ship squadron under command of Rear
Admiral Evans was proceeding to sea
Sunday the battleships Kearsarge and
Kentucky ran aground in the harbor
off the west bank lighthouse. The
Alabama and Illinois were following
next in line, and before they could
alter their course the Alabama collided
with the Kentucky, striking her a
glancing blow. The Illinois just got
clear of the tangle, and proceeded
down the bay, anchoring outside the
bar with the flagship Maine.
The starboard side of the Kentucky
above the water line was quite badly
damaged. She will come up to the
navy yard tomorrow for repairs.
The accident occurred shortly after
1 p. m. The Alabama stood by to ren
der assistance to the Kentucky and
Kearsarge, and wireless messages
were sent to Brooklyn navy yard for
In about two hours the Kearsarge
and Kentucky were both floated and
started for sea. accompanied by the
Alabama. The Kentucky, however,
was ordered back and returned to
Tompkinsville, where she anchored
late this afternoon.
The Maine. Illinois, Alabama and
Kearsarge remained off the uar until
5:20 o'clock, when they weighed an
chor and proceeded to sea.
The squadron of battleships was
bound for Hampton Roads, where the
several divisions of the North Atlantic
fleet in home waters are to be assem
bled under Rear Admiral Evans pre
paratory to sailing for the West In
dian and South American waters for
the annual winter maneuvers.
Following "the dissaster, the opinion
was expressed in naval circles in New
York that Admiral Evans would be
courtmartialed. The admiral in com
mand is always held responsible for an
accident, especially one of this kind,
where the captain of every ship must
keep in line with the flagship or be
open to immediate suspension.
Fignies by states of metal operations
during the past years has been made
public by the American Smelting &
Refining company, which show an un
precedented activity and aggregating
dealings of nearly #30,000,000. Metal
contents bystates include the following:
Idaho — Silvei, 3,153,137 ounces;
lend, 101,002,165 pouuds;,copper 418,
Montana—Gold, ounces; silver, 3,
--!>3;s ounces; lead, 7,911 pounds.
Wyoming—Silver, 205 ounces.
Utah—(iold, 50 ounoes; silver, 68,
--i>36 ounces lead 1,78,698 pounds; cop
er, 105,409 pounds.
Metal values for the above states are
Idaho—(iold, $3,824; silver, *1907,
--0157; lead, 14,747,101; copper, $04,872!
total for Idaho, $6,722,564.
Montana—Gold, $82; silver, $2,379;
Dtah—(iold, $9,302;4 siver, $41,706
lead, $69,96; copper, $16,338
Orchard Wanted in Denver.
Denver, Jan. 5.— .Sheriff Edward
Bell of Teller county, Colorado, has
teleraphed the sheriff at Caldwell,
Idaho, requesting him to hold the pris
oner identified as Harry Orchard on a
warrant char^in^ him with murder
committed in Cripple Creek, Col.,
should the charge of assassinating for
mer Govenror Stuenenberg of Idaho
not be pressed against him. Orchard
is accused of having blown up the In
depenenoe depot on June 6, 1904, kill
ing 14 nonunion miners and seriously
injuring a number of others. It is
stated lie fled from Cripple Creek after
the explosion and has since eluded the
Colorado authorities. He has been
traced through several states and
finally into Idaho.
KANSAS CITY'S BIG FIRE. .
Tetal Loss Is More Than a Half a
Kansas City.—A revised estimate of
the losses in the recent fire place the
total loss at slightly over $500,000 and
the insurance at two thirds oi that
sum. The property destroyed and
damaged occupied two thirds of the
block on the west side of Walnut
street, between Ninth and Tenth
Idaho Land Cases.
Lewiston, Idaho., Jan. 11.—Dep
uty United States Marshal L. D.Sohat
tner has been busy today serving bench
warrants issued on timber fraud in
dictment returned by the grand jury at
Moscow early in November.
The bench warrants have been is
sued, according to United States Attor
ney Ruiok at Boise for all the men in
dicted oy the grand jury at the Moscow
term of court in October. These in
elude W. F. Kettenbaoh, George H.
Kester, William Dwyer, Edward L.
Knight, W. B. Bentcn, C. W. Colby,
C. J\V. Rohnett and a man named
Emory. They were indicted mostly for
conspiring to defraud the federal gov
ernment of lands and timber. Bonds
were fixed tor each defendant at $500.
GERMAN TERMB MEAN WAR.
Clash Coming Over Morocco If i n
According to official information re
ceived in London from Berlin, Ger
many not only demands that all the
powers shall participate in the cxc
cution of reforms In Morocco but
that the work of watching the frontier
shall be divided among them, thus
realizing the fears expressed by an
official of the foreign office In an in
torview with the Associated Press last
Thursday that the German delegates
might insist on regulation! clashing
with what France considers her spe
cial privilege*, for instance, the polic
ing of the frontier.
If Germany persists in this attitude
in the conference it is believed a
most serious situation will arise, as
France Is certain to resist, and Great
Britain will support France. The Brit
ish government, while believing the
conference will finally reach a satis
factory settlement, realizes that per
sistence by Germany in her demands
will cause irritation which will re
quire all the efforts of the delegates
to remove, and it expects the support
of the United States, Spain and Italy.
FAT YEAR FOR THE FARMERS.
What Evergreen State Produced in Its
Last year was a fat one for the
wheat farmers of Washington. The
second largest crop of wheat in the
history of the state was raised in 1905
and had the production been only
about 5,000,000 bushels more, the crop
would have been twice as large as that
of two years ago, states a Washington,
n. C, report. As it whs, the 1905 har
vest was only a little smaller than the
bumper crop of 1901, when virgin
fields produced a phenomenally large
acreage yield, and when the grand to
tal of 34,518.968 bushels were reaped.
This year's crop amounts to 32,516,810
bushels, as against 32,140,603 bushels
in the great year of 1904. These fig
ures are from the latest estimates of
the department of agriculture.
Other crops in the state this year
were very large, and are only less
notable than the wheat harvest be
cause they constitute a smaller total
value. The production of oats, for in
stance, reached a total of 8,227,000
bushels, as against 7,407,198 bushels
in 1904. and 7,598,185 bushels twt) j
years ago. The total farm value of
this year's oat crop is estimated at
STATEMENT OF PUBLIC DEBT.
Uncl« Sam Owes Almost a Billion of
The monthly statement of the public
debt shows that at the cloese of bnsi
ness December 30, 1905, the total debt,
less cash in the treasury, amonnted to
$994,869,718, which is a decrease com
pared witti December 1, 1905, of $4,
--483,113. This decrease is largely ac
counted for by a corresponding increase
iv the amount of cash on hand. The
debt is recapitulated as follows:
Interest bearing debt, $895,159,190;
debt on which interest has ceased since
maturity, 111,99,685; debt bearing
no $388,291,316; total, fl,
--284.650,091. This amoudt, however,
does not include $1,011,897,869 in cer- I
tificntes and trt:assury notes outstand
ing which are offset by an equal
amount of cash on hand which is held
for redemption. The cash iv the treas
ury is classified as folloWM!
Hold reserve, $150,000,000; trust
funds. $1,011,397,869; general funds,
$173,086,024; in national bank depos
itories, j564.7ti4.367; in Philippine
treasnry, $6,195,976; total, $1,404,
--444,236, against which there are de
mand liabilities outstanding amounting
to $114,663,863, "whioh leaves a cash
balance of $289,780,373.
GREAT TRADE FOR BRITISH.
Nearly Four and One Half Billion Dol
lars in 1905.
The trade of Great Britain for the
year 1905 as shown by the board of
trade returns issued recently reached
the enormous aggregate, exclusive of
reexports, of $4,476,514,345, an amount
which has never before been approach
ed. It exceeds the record figures of
1904 by $217,000,000. With the re-ex
ports included the total increase over
1904 is $255,000,000. The imports of
bullion and specie were $257,749,545
and the exports $226,957,595, leaving
a balance in favor of this country of
over $30,000,000. Of over $145,000,v.j
increase in exports $130,000,000 are ac
counted for by manufactures, includ
ing over $40,000,000 of cotton fabrics.
The imports of raw cotton decreased
over $12,500,000 and the imports of
wool increased over $15,000,000.
E. C. WILBON FOUND DEAD.
Well Known Chicago Man Found
With Bullet Hole in Head.
Colorado Springs, Col., Jan. 8. —The
dead body of E. Crane Wilson, a
wealthy Chicago man, and a member
of the firm of Wilson Brothers, in
Fifth avenue, Chicago, was found upon
the highway seven miles east of this
city with a bullet hole in the head.
The indications point to suicide, al
though a gold watch and chain he wore
N. P. Train Wreck at Tacoma.
Tacoma, Wash., Jan. 8. —A Northern ,
Pacific local train, southbound from
Seattle to Olympla, collided in the iog
with a light engine in South Tacoma
D. Z. Driscoll, express messenger,
was thrown against the side of his car
and severely bruised about the shoul
ders and neck. His condition Is not
Two other men, passengers, left the
train unassisted and walked away.
Both appeared slightly Injure*.