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NEWS OF THE WORLD
SHORT TELEGRAPH ITEMS FROM ALL POINTS OF THE GLOBE. A Review of Happenings in Both Eastern and Western Hemispheres During the Past Week—National, Historical, Political and Personal Events. A recanvass of the fatalities caused by the recent cloudburst at Tabasco, Col., shows that a total of 11 persons lost their lives. All other persons liv ing in the canon have been accounted for. The property loss will hardly ex ceed $50,000. Mrs. William Redmond, formerly a well known actress died recently in Piermont. N. Y. known by her stage name, Mrs. Thom as Barry. Work has begun after a delay of 12 years on the connecting link on the railroad that will reach from the At lantic to the Pacific across Mexico. The link stretches from Colima to Tuxpan, a distance of only 45 miles. The secretary of the interior has dismissed from the service Inspector George F. Wilson on account of dis closures made in connection with the investigation of the charges against Senator Mitchell of Oregon. A petition by Mrs. Clara S. Hay, widow of the late Secretary John Hay, for the probate of his will has been filed in the probate court. The petition states that Mr. Hay left prop erty, real and personal, to the value of more than $250,000. Mr. and Mrs. E. A. Martin and child of Boston lost their lives in a recent fire that destroyed the Marancook ho tel at, Lake Marancook Me. The yacht Marguedora, owned by President Shouts of the Panama ca nal commission, was destroyed by fire at Caranelle, Fla., recently. She was better Eduardo Yero, secretary of public Instruction, died recently at Havana. Sir J. Alexander Swettenham, gov ernor of Jamaica, was married recent ly to Miss Copeland of Kibblestone hall. Staffordshire, England. Captain Patrick MacMahon of the yacht Mystic was burned to death and 18 persons were almost suffocated in a fire at Erie, Pa. The United States barracks at Westlawn cemetery. Canton, Ohio, where the late President McKinley's tomb is, was destroyed by fire re cently. Superintendent Hussy of the provin cial police has been advised that the Chilcotin, B. C., mail was rifled of $300 in currency and checks shortly before it reached 150 mile house from Alexis creek. Robert Machen, a half breed, is accused. The vicinity of Big Otter creek, In Clay county, 65 miles north of Char leston, W. Va., was visited by a cloud burst recently, in which five lives were lost and much damage done. Three robbers, one of whom afterward captured, committed a dar ing robbery Saturday afternoon in tne was jewelry store of C. W. Johnson, 270 Wells street, Chicago. Evidence of the foundering of the schooner Pearl on the Pacific coast has at last been discovered. Nevada City, Cal.—Miss Bertha Bennetts, who killed Robert Wimber ly, her brother in law, recently, tes tified before the coroner's jury that she killed Wimberly in the defense of her honor. The coroner's jury exon erated her. SEPTEMBER FEVER MONTH. Authorities at New Orleans Will Have Hands Full. New Orleans.—Except in 1853, Sep tember has been the month yielding the largest number of fatalities during visitations of yellow fever, and the federal authorities are therefore tak ing steps to maintain their present control of the situation. September frequently brings increased precipita tions, causing stagnant pools of ter, the overflow of cisterns and de struction of the effects of oiling. wa Horror in a Berlin Theater. The collapse of the timber works of a terrace 16 feet above the stage during a rehearsal at the Metropole theater at Berlin, Germany, while 30 performers were on the terrace and the stage was cowded, caused the in jury of 20 persons. Panic stricken ac tors and actresses rushed into the streets in stage attire. It is feared that four of the injured will die. Max Steiden, the most popular com ic singer in Berlin, is among the num ber. Nearly all of the others injured are young girls. Burning Commended, The burning at the stake"of Tim Williams, a negro, for attacking white woman, was commended at the Texas state convention of negro Bap tists at Dallas. a ASKS OIL KING TO PAY. The Matin of Paris Suggests Gift of $600,000,000 to Russia. Paris.—Owing to the reports Portsmouth indicating that the ques tlon of peace between Russia and Ja pan hinges solely on Russia paying an indemnity to Japan, the Matin ca bled a remarkable appeal to John D. Rockefeller at Cleveland. The appeal, in part, follows: "The question of money threatens to unloosen afresh and with redoubled violence the scourge of war. Presi dent Roosevelt is making noble and heroic efforts to end a struggle be tween two nations whose peoples | amount to one seventh of the popula- ' tion of the globe. His initiative hon ors America in the opinion of civilzed natons. the ■ "Thé question arises as to whether another American would not share the glory of Mr. Roosevelt and complete his work by overcoming the sole ob atacle now hindering peace. He would thus demonstrate the might of generous ; I . ( money in powerful and hands. "The Matin, constituting itself spokesman for this sentiment, ad dresses the richest citizen in the world." The appeal concludes with lengthy arguments showing the immense ben efits such an act would confer upon civilization. Mr. Rockefeller Is Silent. Cleveland, Ohio.—Mr. Rockefeller declined to make any statement con cerning the cablegram from the Paris Matin, which was received early in the evening at Forest' Hill, his sum mer residence. FIRED GAY RUSSIANS OUT. Naval Officers Bounced from San Francisco Hotel. San Francisco. Aug. 27.—Two offl cers of the Russian transport Lena, now interned at Mare island navy yard, were turned out of the Palace hotel during the small hours, night watchman of the big hotel threw them out with their baggage, dentally, two women guests at the Palace were required to leave at the same time. The Inci Captain A. Ginther, who is in com mand of the Lena, and his second of ficer, Captain S. Ratmanoff, are the officers who figured in the episode. The women who figure in the adven tures of the Lena's officers, arrived at the Palace a week ago. One claims to be Mrs. Samuel Smith, wife of a diplomat in Russia. Miss Allyn, unmarried, and registered from New York. Captain Ginther and Captain Rat The other is I I I I i i I manoff threatened the affair at the hotel would develop into an interna tional complication. The Palace ho tel authorities, however, do not fear any consequences. SAYS HE WAS KIDNAPED. John Besch, Aged 15, Also Tells of Torture. Chicago, Aug. 29.—Declaring that he was kidnaped from his home in Buffalo. N. Y., by a man who seized him and hurried him away on a train, John Besch, 15 years of age, has told the police as to how he had been held captive and tortured by a stranger during the journey from Buffalo to Chicago. The boy, according to his story, ar rived in South Chicago early last Fri- ' , j day morning. He was, he said, made! to beg on the streets, but later man- j aged to make his escape and came to the police. I Germany Hopes for Peace. Berlin.—The chancellor. Prince von Buelow, telegraphed to the Associated Press from Norderney a statement in "Since the beginning of President ! I response to an inquiry as to Germany's attitude toward the efforts being made to bring about peace between Russia and Japan, reads as follows: The telegram Roosevelt's action the German em peror, as well as his government have never ceased to advocate the cause of peace wherever an tunity offered itself, terested as well as America in putting an end to the risks and uncertainty inseparable from every great war. The emperor and the German people cor dially wish that President Roosevelt's efforts may be successful. oppor Germany is in "VON BUELOW.' Kitchener Starts Turmoil. Simla.—The publication of a strong ly worded protest by Lord Kitchener. '.i!' 1 n lh f orce8 ln | ? li . al,ege<1 T misrepre sentation of his views by Lord Cur zon to the home government, and a de ailed reply by the viceroy, maintain i D n g . "f, *V hl8 1 8 i at <: men ' 8 reiterating that Lord Kitchener s reorganization scheme would kill all the powers at army headquarters, has created a fresh sensation and still | further embittered the feeling be tween the two opposing factions. ! ■ ■ The first woman physician in Bos ton, Dr. Bophronia Fletcher, is ninety nine years old, but Is said to be still very active. from_ . _ PRESIDENT ROOSEVELT MAKES Was Aboard the Vessel About Three DIVE WITH TOPLDO BOAT. Hours—One Time Boat Was Under for 50 Minutes—President Delight ed With Experience—Pleased With Manner of Boat's Handling. Oyster Bay.—President Roosevelt recently made a descent in Long Island sound on board the submarine torpedo boat Plunger, the vessel about three hours, He was aboard At one time the little boat was submerged for 50 m i nu tes and in that time was put through all of the submarine feats of w hich she is capable. president has expressed his delight at the novel experience, and said he was immensely impressed with the boat and with the manner in which she was handled. In thus braving the dangers of submarine maneuvering, the president has endeared himself to naval officers and men the world over, and made Lieutenant Charles Nelson, the commander of the Plunger, the proudest and happiest man in the United States navy. The president long has desired to watch the operations of a submarine torpedo boat, and before this would have made a trip in one had he not been deterred from taking the risk by the advice of his friends and official associates. The special trial of the boat with the president on board took place in The Long Island sound, just off the en trance to Oyster bay. As soon as the president descended into the boat the manholes were closed, and convoyed by the naval tender Apache, the Plunger started for the sound. No maneuvers were at tempted until the vessel was well be yond the entrance to the bay. A stiff northeast breeze which had been blowing kicked up a heavy sea in the sound, but the Plunger behaved beau tifully. The water where the trial took place is about 40 feet deep, too shallow, in the opinion of Lieutenant Nelson and experts, to enable the ves sel to do her best work. Soon after the vessel reached the necessary depth she was directed downward un til she rested on the bottom of the sound. Then the mechanism of the craft was explained minutely to the president by Lieutenant Nelson, so that afterA-ard he experienced.no dif ficulty in understanding the maneuv ers which were performed. While the president thus was rest ing on the bottom of the sound in a submarine boat, a storm 40 feet above him was raging unnoticed. Explanations of the working of the vessel having been completed, Lieu tenant Nelson began to put her through her paces. From the bottom porpoise diving was tried, that is, the boat would ascend to the surface of the sound for several seconds, long enough to enable her commander to sight any warship that might be in view, and then dive again immediate ly. After this maneuver had been re peated a few times the Plunger was sent down a distance of 20 feet below ^ le sur ^ ace an d her engines stopped. Then the engines were reversed and the boat ascended to the surface back ward. Lieutenant Nelson made his boat perform the remarkable feat of diving to a depth of 20 feet, and, while going at full speed, reversing her en gines. Next the vessel was sub merged to a depth of 20 feet. There she was kept motionless, a demonstra tion of her ability to remain in that position for hours, while awaiting an opportunity to launch one of her tor pedoes at a vessel in a blockaditg squadron, which might be passing or repassing a given point ' After man y maneuvers had been performed Lieu tenant Nelson ordered all lights on board to be extinguished to demon strate how thoroughly the members of his crew knew their business. They worked perfectly in the darkness, evi dently with as much skill and ease as if they performed their duties in the glare of the electric light. During the operations of the Plun ger the tender Apache remained with in a short distance, prepared to render any assistance that might be neces sary. She was not needed, however. The president shook hands with all the crew as he left the vessel to re turn to Sagamore hI11 . In describing his experience, Presl d ent Roosevelt expressed great satis faction wlth the manner in which the tiny vessel wa8 managed . marked partlcularly on the possibill ties of the submarine torpedo boats in actual warfare. He related the de tail8 of hls experience with evident pleasure Nobody , not even the members of hiB famlly> wa8 aware of the preHl . den t'8 intention to make the descent He re In the Plunger, except, of course, Lieu tenant Nelson. About 90,000 tons of butter are made yearly In Great Britain. HAS SLEPT FOR FOUR MONTHS. Catalepsy Case In Yonkers Is a Re markable One. scientists throughout the country have had their attention directed to a remarkable case of catalepsy in Yonkers, where Charles Canepi, eight years of age, has been in an unbroken trance like sleep for more than four months, and it is probable a consultation of spe cialists in nervous diseases from this city will be called to investigate the case. On April 6 last, while whirling round a lamppost he became dizzy, fell to the ground and struck on the back of his head. Two days later he complained of pains in the head, and within a few minutes lapsed into a state of unconsciousness from which he has not awakened. York.—Medical New MINING NOTES. The Le Roi No. 2 at Rossland, B. C.. has commenced sinking from the ninth level to the 1450 foot level. Rich copper-silver ore has just been found on tne McKinley claim in Franklin camp, near Grand Forks, B. C. The Riblet Tramway company of Spokane has secured a contract to construct a long tramway in the White Horse section of the Yukon territory. G. A. Garvin and I. S. Hammond of Portland have completed arrange ments for the installation of a cyanide plant at Lewiston to handle black sand from the Snake and Clearwater rivers. Work is now in progress on the new mining building at the Univer sity of Washington, when completed, will contain stamp mill, concentrator and other mining apparatus and will be the best equip ped mining school in the Pacific north west. This building, United States Assayer Fred Wing, in charge of the Seattle assay office, made the statement recently that his estimate of the gold output of Nome for the season of 1905 was $10,000, 000. This amount will be the record for Nome and will exceed the output of last year by $3,000,000. It is reported that H. F. Samuels has sold his 1-64 interest in the cele brated Hercules mine at Burke, Idaho, to other owners in the property for $62,500. This is upon a basis of $4, 000,000 for the mine, one of the young est yet richest producers in the Coeur d'Alenes. The purchasers of the Samuels interest are reported to be August Paulson, the heaviest individ ual owner in the famous mine; A1 Hut ton. the second heaviest individual owner: C. H. Reeves and Mr. Mark well, two of the owners of minor in This gives Messrs. Paulson, tereats. Hutton, Markwell and Reeves the con trolling interest in the mine. 'The shipments to smelters of ore and concentrates from the mines of the Coeur d'Alenes for the first seven months of the current year aggregate in round figures 175,000 tons. This indicates a total production for the year of at least 300,000 tons, an in crease of 25 per cent over the output of 1904, says the Idaho Press. And this does not tell the whole story, be cause as is well known some of the largest producers, notably the Bunk er Hill and Standard mines, have been shipping crude ore in much larger quantities and of much higher grade than ever before in their history. Thus there has been a considerable increase in the average value of the ore, as well as in the amount mar keted. Goldfleld, Nev.—Senator George S. Nixon announces that the Reilly lease on the Florence mine, in which he has an interest, will produce not less than $700,000 in the months. covered enormously rich ore and cov ered it up, planning to return to it when the present lease expired. Reil ly learned the secret from one of the men, to whom he is said to have paid $30,000 for it. at the indicated point and very rich ore was found. The lease expires No vember 1. It is estimated there is next three Workmen in the mine dis The shaft was opened not less than $700,000 in sight, and it must all come out in 90 days or it will return to the owners of the prop erty. Have Nobles Terrorized. St. Petersburg.—There is a great in crease in the agrarian agitation in va rious parts of the country, notably in Caucasus, where there have been se rious disturbances. In the Gorl dis trict the peasants are forcing the nobles, under the menace of death, to announce to the newspapers that they are handing over their holdings to the peasants freely or are accepting one tenth instead of one quatrer of the crop yield. President Appeals to Japan. Portsmouth.—There is a persistent report that President Roosevelt has made a new appeal to the emperor of Japan. Mayor Woodward of Atlanta, Ga., has declared against the clawhammer habit. He says he will not attend any function where a dress suit is necessary to make him welcome. ALONE BATTLE LINE BOTH JAPANESE AND RUSSIANS READY FOR ATTACK. During the Long Quietness Both Sides Have Been Heavily Rein forced—South Manchuria Strongly in the Hands of Japs and North Con trolled by Russians. Gunshu Pass. Aug. 29.—Intelligence of the constitutional grants by the government has been received by the anny and general information relat ing to Portsmouth affairs continue to reach here from three to five days late. Since the Japanese reconnoltered the Russian center about 25 or 30< miles, on August 10, which resulted in retaliatory skirmishing, as well as the checkmating of a wide movement of considerable bodies of troops through out three days, little of importance has occurred. During the long quiet there have been reinforcements to both sides, giving the theater of war a much changed appearance, front has been greatly extended, made possible by the use of the wireless telegraph. The character of the third The stage of the war, whether it be active hostilities or the garrisoning of con tested territory, will be complicated. The acquisition of the railway and the rivers by the Japanese at Mukden, together with their Fengwangchenge communication, and General Kawa mura's line of communication and de fense, running from the head of navi gation on the Yalu river across to Kaiyuan, with the occupation of the Changpaishan mountain region, makes control of the administration of south Manchuria as complete as that achiev ed in the north by similar organiza tion and in the rapid consolidation of these connections, the destiny of Man churia is clearly fixed, regardless of other influences. The Associated Press ent traversed 200 miles over the old imperial hunting reserve on the east flank, which was opened to settlement several years ago. oil beans, millet, maize, indigo hemp are under cultivation there This comprises a region extensively scouted by the Japanese, who appear bold and active pending the negotia tions. The people complain of horse thieves and robbers. There correspond Heavy crops of and now. is general appreciation throughout of the demonstrations in the United States for M. Witte. After enormous rainfall during the past 10 days it is believed that the rainy season is closed. an Few Typhoid Cases. Liadiaputze, Aug. 29.—Reports tell ing of a large number of typhoid cases among the soldiers have been gerated. There are some cases among them, but the general state of health in the army is excellent. As the ty phoid generally arises through the soldiers drinking unboiled water, mov able machines for the boiling of water are being rapidly established. The Japanese advance along the railroad has ceased. They have with drawn to Shahedzy. exag Big Strike of Printers. Chicago, Aug. 28.—Before the mid dle of this week every union printer in the 37 shops controlled by the Chi cago Typothetae will be on strike and before another week the fight may be extended to 12 of the principal cities of the middle west, the employers of which are organized, with Chicago Typothetae, into a middle west asso ciation. This forms a part of the tional body of master printers. That the printers will put up a long, bitter fight against the typothetae was fore shadowed when typographical No. 16 met at Brand's hall and raised the strike assessment from 2 to per cent. na union lo The union also decided to force the fighting by presenting once the demands for an eight hour agreement and the agreement for a closed shop. The raising of the strike assessment means an addition of $8000 weekly to the defense fund and the printers say they can keep 900 men on strike with out touching the $1,000,000 fund which the union says it is ready to spend if necessary. at Largest Elk Herd. "The largest herd of wild animals in the United States, and probably in the world. i B the great band of elk which winters in the lowlands of Jackson's Hole district, Wyo.," says the Wash ington Star. "There are estimated to be some 32,000 head of elk in band." ihe Japan Discusses Terms. Tokio, Aug. 29.—A specially moned council of the elder statesmen Is now in session dis cussing the latest final phases of the peace conference at Portsmouth. sum cabinet and Ether was first used in surgical operations In 1846.