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
That a secret treaty has been made
between the emperors of Russia and
Japan is denied in London.
Three trainmen were killed and
three others were Injured in a recent
collision at Tabor Junction, Pa., be
tween freight trains of the Philadel
phia & Reading railway, and the Cen
tral railroad of New Jersey.
Governor Folk and wife of Missouri
are at Portland to attend the Missouri
day exercises at the exposition.
The council of ministers of France
has decided on the reassembling of
parliament either October 17 or Oc
The Armenian bishop of Shusha has
sent a message to the authorities say
ing that the devastation and resulting
misery at Shusha is appalling.
According to the oiucers of the In
ternational Typographical union, the
war between the United Typothetae
and the International Typographical
union over the latter's demand for an
eight hour day to go into effect Janu
ary 1. is to become general.
Major General Wood in his report
states that the Moros have been paci
fied to such an extent that Americans
may safely travel in any part of the
Joy because of the return of her son
after a year's absence caused the
death of Mrs. oophie Erlinger, aged
03, at St. Louis recently.
At a meeting of the governor and
council of New Hampshire, Governor
MeLane formally announced to the
council the gift to the state by the
Japanese plenipotentiaries of $10,000
to be divided among the charities in
Jacob H. Thompson, exchange edi
tor of the New York Times, was re
cently murdered at his apartments.
Members of the American Society of
Professors of Dancing, in their annual
convention, continued to bewail the
decadence of waltzing and to adopt
plans for the rapid and easy death of
A man named Olsen recently shot
and killed Arthur Hopcroft at Spencer
Bridge, 160 miles east of Vancouver,
B. C. The men had been drinking, and
it is said the shooting was the result
of a drunken row.
The government has ordered the sus
pension of the Nippon, a conservative
paper, and the Jinmin, a radical paper,
on account of objectionable articles
published dealing with the local situa
Vice President Fairbanks was the
central figure of u>e recent golden
jubilee of the republican party of
Chester county, ± ennsylvania.
Yellow fever has appeared at Baton
Rouge, the capital of Mississippi.
President Palma was unanimously
renominated by the moderate party
convention as a candidate for the
presidency of Cuba. Mendez Capote
received the nomination for the vice
Captain P. McL. Forin of the Rocky
Mountain rangers is arranging an ex
tensive rifle competition for the Nel
son, B. C. fair, for which a goodly num
ber of prizes have been offered.
President Roosevelt has taken sum
mary action in the case of Frank W.
Palmer, public printer and head of the
government printing office at Wash
ington, by removing him from office.
His failure to send in his resignation
as requested results in discharge.
Secretary of the Interior and Mrs.
Hitchcock have announced the en
gagement of their daughter Anne, to
Lieutenant Commander William S.
Sims, U. S. N.
The Vistula river districts of Russia
has been officially declared to be
threatened with cholera.
Five persons were killed and 75 in
jured in a collision between passenger
and freight trolley cars on the York
& Dallastown electric railway about
six miles from York, Pa:
The First National bank at Custer,
N. D., was entered by burglars recently
and several thousand dollars, all the
bank had on hand, were taken. The
safe was aown up.
A small tornado passed over the vi
cinity of Walter, Okla., killing two per
sons and seriously injuring nine. The
dead are Mrs. E. M. Childers and John
Ross. Several houses were blown
.Hundreds of valuable foundry pat
' terns of the Hansell-Elcock company
of (Chicago were destroyed by fire,
which seriously damaged the firm's
plant. The machinery of the foundary
was ruined. The loss is $60,000, with
In 1870 England had 8121 schools
and 135 prisons. In 1898 there were
20,022 schools and only 66 prisons.
GREAT ARMIES SIGN ARMISTICE
Oyama Sends Envoy to Linevitch With
Suggestion Concerning Armis
Godzyadani, Manchuria, Sept. 10.—
At 1 o'clock Saturday afternoon a
Japanese commissioner, bearing a
white flag and escorted by 50 soldiers,
arrived at a post near the railway and
handed to the Russian officers who
went to meet him a letter from Field
Marshal Oyama to General Linevitch,
congratulating him on the conclusion
of peace and begging him to appoint
Russian plenipotentiaries to arrange
an armistice. Field Marshal Oyama
appointed General Kukushima as
plenipotentiary for his side, the latter
announced, and he suggested Chak
hedza as the meeting place.
Gunshu Pasdî Manchuria.—The Rus
sian army was kept in a state of pre
paredness for a battle until the receipt
of news by General Linevitch from Em
peror Nicholas declaring that the
treaty had been signed and his ma
jesty accepted the conditions arrived
at. It may be said that to the great
majority of officers and men so far in
formed the news that the war is at
an end is most welcome.
Thousands are daily drinking to the
health of President Roosevelt.
Everywhere along the railway where
newspapers could be obtained the sol
diers eagerly scanned the news and
then expressed their joy by singing,
which they continued late into the
night, at intervals cheering for Presi
With the exception of the loss of a
captain and two orderlies on the east
front within the past two weeks and of
nine men in the center a week ago,
there have been no casualties.
Wholesale Produce Prices.
New potatoes, 75c cwt; new onions,
$1 cwt; cabbage, $1.50 cwt; oranges,
$5.60 case; lemons, [email protected] case; pine
apples, $4.50 case; blackberries, $2
crate; peaches, Crawford, 65c to 90c
box; eating apples, $1.25 box; cook
ing apples, 75c box; cantaloupes,
[email protected] crate; watermelons, $1.50
@2.60 doz; new beets, $1 cwt; turnips,
$1 cwt; beans, [email protected]èc lb; green corn,
10c doz ears; summer squash, 50c doz;
tomatoes, 40c box; cucumbers, 50c
box; eggplant, $1 crate; Columbus
grapes, $1 case; Black Hamburg
grapes, $1.50 crate; peach plums, 75c
box; Flemish Beauty pears, $1 box;
Clapp's Favorites, $1 box; Bartlett
pears, $1 box; eggs, local ranch, $6.50
case; specials, $7.50 case; Sweetwater
grapes, $1 crate.
Wholesale Feed Prices.
Bran, $18 ton; bran and shorts, $19;
straight shorts, $20; white shorts, $21;
corn, $l.iaiy/i.50 cwt; cracked corn,
$1.55 cwt; timothy hay, $14 ton; al
falfa hay, $12 ton; oil meal, $2 cwt;
grain hay, [email protected] ton; rolled barley,
$1.36 cwt; whole oats, $1.50 cwt; chop
ped oats, $1.60 cwt.
Prices Paid to Producers.
Live Stock—Steers, [email protected] cwt;
sneep, [email protected] cwt; hogs, $7 cwt;
veal, $5 to 6.50 cwt.
Poultry and Eggs—Chickens, hens,
11 @ 12c lb live weight; roosters, 8c
live weight; broilers, [email protected] doz; eggs,
Creamery Products, f. o. b. Spokane
—First grade creamery butter fat,
23 l-2c lb.
Hay and Grain—Timothy, $11®12
ton; alfalfa, [email protected] ton; oats, $1.45
Potatoes, [email protected] cwt; cabbage, [email protected]
1 l-4c lb; cooking apples, 60c box;
beets, 6uc cwt; turnips, 60c cwt;
string beans, 2 l-2c lb; cucumbers, 25c
Tacoma.—Market unchanged. Blue
stem, 71c; club, 68c; red, 64c.
Portland.—Club, 68c; bluestem, 71c;
Davenport.—Bluestem. 57c; club,
Walla Walla, Wash.—Bluestem, 60c;
club, 57c, net. Market weak.
Colfax, Wash.—Bluestem, 57 l-2c;
club, 54*4c; red, SOVfcs. Sales light.
December, 80%c; May, [email protected] 1-8c;
No. 1 hard, 86c; No. 1 northern, 84c;
No. 2 northern, 80c.
GRAIN ELEVATOR BURNS.
Santa Fe Elevator at Chicago Is De
stroyed by Fire.
The Santa Fe elevator at Chicago,
containing 854,000 bushels of grain,
was destroyed by fire Saturday. Loss
$725,000, fully insured. The building,
located at Twenty-seventh and Wood
street, was a five story frame struc
The fire is thought to have been
started by spontaneous combustion in
a wheat bin on the top story, where
an explosion was heard by workmen.
The authorities of Nordhausen, Sax
ony, have forbidden the use of the
streets to any person wearing an arti
cle of dress that sweeps the pavement.
Offenders are to be fined 30 marks.
NELSON IS CHAMPION
KNOCKED OUT JIMMY BRITT AT
They Fought 18 of tue Fastest Rounds
Ever Seen—Britt Had Best of Fight
Until Last Few Rounds—Graney
Was Referee and Gave Entire Satis
faction—Stomach Blow Did It.
San Francisco.—In a fight that will
long stand in a Class of its own in the
history of ring contests. Battling Nel
son, the sturdy little Dane from Il
linois, knocked out James Edward
Britt of San Francisco at Colma Sat
The end came in the 18th round and
was a clean cut, fairly won victory.
This is a simple statement of the re
sult; the story of the battle itself fur
nishes a thrilling siory. No element
tuat goes to give the fight the superla
tive title of "greatest" was missing.
It was the story of many another
ring contest—the success of the strong,
sturdy, enduring figluer against a
clever, cool boxer. This, in brief, is
tue description of Nelson's and Britt's
characteristics, respectively. From the
very first moment of the fight until
Referee Graney finished the count of
Xu, Nelson forced the fighting. Though
battered by innumerable bruising
blows upon tne face and body and
at times very tired. Nelson never for
one moment gave ground. He came
back after every vicious attack by the
clever Britt, always ready to exchange
For these rushing, forcing, persistent
tactics of Nelson Britt could find no
ettective counter. Tne Californian
tried every blow known to him—and
he apparently knows all of them—to
stop his tireless opponent. In every
was he failed. It is true Britt pun
ished Nelson severely, knocking him
down once and staggering him several
limes, but never was he able to beat
him back and change tue aspect of the
All Britt's in the Third.
Only once, in the third round, did it
appear to those close enough to judge
the tide of battle mat uritt might
win. In this round he reached the
most vulnerable spot on Nelson's mus
cle armored body—his stomaca—with
two terrine right hand blows that car
ried punishing force behind them. Nel
son faltered for a moment and doubled
over. Quickly turning his attention to
Nelson's face, Br,a sent in ä terrific
right cross mat dropped the Dane to
his knees. There was a great shout
from Britt's friends, but the elation
was shortlived. Nelson got up before
the timer could reacu the count of tw r o
and fought the only way he knows how
to fight—always coming toward his
man. At this critical ..me for Nelson
the gong sounded for a rest, a most
cheerful note to the Nelson supporters.
The call of time for the succeeatng
round, however, found tue much bat
tered Battler fresh and ready to re
Nelson was always the first to begin
rounds, though not always the first to
land a blow. Time after time he would
glide along after Britt, much after the
style of Fitzsimmons, never clever on
his feet, but always seeking to shorten
tne distance between his opponent and
himself. This tireless persistency—a
most discouraging mmg to the oppos
ing fighter—and his marvelous disre
gard of physical punishment, won the
fight for Nelson.
After his most successful rally in the
third round, the popular little Califor
nia fighter weaaened. Many of his
friends seated very cxose to the ring
side saw the change and ventured the
prediction that nelson would win.
Britt had dqne his best in the third.
He had used all his strength, all his
cleverness and all his blows; yet, he
failed to achieve a knockout.
He appeared to realize as he took
his corner after the fourth round' that
he was unable to hurt his opponent.
Nelson also seemed to reach this de
cision at the same time and subse
quently took Britt's blows with more
confidence and without flinching.
Except in spots the rounds were all
pretty much alike, Nelson always forc
ing, Britt always giving ground; Britt
trying to keep Nelson at the end of his
snappy left hand and the Dane Using
every means to get inside the circum
ference of the clever Californian's two
good hands. Whenever Nelson broke
down the defense or accepted the
blows aimed at him, he would hammer
away at the body, always coming out
of a clinch with swinging attempts at
Graney Gives Orders.
The agreement of the two men to
break at the command of the referee
and the referee's interpretation of the
rules and their strict enforcement
were much in Nelson's favor. Graney
told them before the fight commenced
that they must break at his command
—that he did not propose to lay his
hands on them during the fight, he
carried out his intentions, and his
work was probably tue most success
ful bit of refereeing ever seen in this
At his training quarters, Nelson
''The light turned out just as I ex
pected it would. I knew that if I got
a square deal and no favors were
shown that I would win. Referee
Graney was perfectly just in his de
cisions. as my manager was sure he
"It was a blow in the pit of the
stomach, followed by a left hook to
the jaw that gave Britt his quietus.
He did not have me distressed at any
stage of the game, even if some of
my friends thought that I was going
once or twice. On the other hand, I
knew early in the fight that I would
conquer Britt and that it was merely
a matter of rounds before I would put
him out. But I must give my adver
sary the credit of having fought very
"Honor to Victor," Says Britt.
"I battled Nelson at his own particu
lar style of fighting. Of cours'e I used
my cleverness. I was stronger than he
was at the finish and was gradually
wearing him down. My hands were
swollen and had burst the adhesive
bandages. I was a better man than
Nelson when the fight ended. I don't
say it was a lucky punch, but Nelson
was particularly fortunate in lauding
that punch at that time. All honor to
the victor. I would nice to fight him
again. I am not hurt, nor was I hurt
at any time in the battle. I was not
exhausted. My condition was perfect
and I was never better than when I got
that punch in the 18lh round. I have
no excuse to make, but desire to give
all credit to Nelson. He is a strong
fellow and aggressive."
RAND POWDER MILLS EXPLODE
Nineteen Men Known to Be Dead—
Large Number Injured—All
Windows Broken in
Connelsville, Pa., Sept. 10.—The
Rand Powder mills at Fairchance, six
miles south of Uniontown, were en
tirely wiped out by an explosion. Of
the 32 men who went to work in the
mills 19 are known to be dead. Of
these, 13 have been identified.
Besides nine of me factory force
who were seriously injured, scores of
people in the town of Fairchanee,
within half a mile of the powder
mi!!r.. wore more or less painfully in
The explosion occurred in a car
of powder and was followed a few
moments later by another and heavier
one, when the flames ignited the
One of the odd features of the affair
is that passenger train No. 52 on the
Baltimore & Ohio, from Morgantown
tp Connellsville, was passing the scene
at the time the explosion occurred.
The train was jarred tremendously
and every window was broken. A num
ber of the passengers were cut by the
showers of glass which fell about and
several were seriously hurt.
A majority of the dead men were
single, although several of them leave
When the bodies were recovered the
work of identification was very dif
The hole where the magazine explod
ed is about 15 feet deep and 50 yards
Conservative estimates place the
loss to the Rand company at several
hundred thousand dollars. There are
also extensive losses to private prop
erty in all surrounding towns.
NDIAN PUBLICLY WHIPPED.
Fifty Lashes on Bare Back for Horse
Wewoka, I. T.—Recent occurred
what will probably be the last specta
cle of the kind enacted in this terri
tory. Solomon Mitchell, a full blood
Indian, was arrested by Seminole light
horesmen for horse stealing. He was
brought before the council, pleaded
guilty and was sentenced to receive 50
lashes on the bare back. The sentence
was executed in tue courthouse square.
It was piteous to hear the victim in
Indian accent as he screamed "Oh
God! Oh, God!"
EIGHT PERSONS WERE DROWNED
Captain Fanzer Jumps Overboard and
The death of Captain Fanzer by sui
cide and the loss of eight men by go
ing astray in a fog was reported by
the remaining members of the crew
of the Boston fishing schooner Joseph
H. Cromwell, who brought the vessel
into Boston port Saturday.
Sympathy With Tokio Riots.
The unofficial Japanese press at
Seoul, Korea, sympathizes with the
rioting at Tokio and the burning of of
ficial buildings there. There is also
criticism of the elder statesmen. The
Japanese population is disatisfled with
the peace conditions and condemn the
government for yielding.
THOUSANDS OF LIVES LOST AND
EIGHTEEN TOWNS RUINED.
Worst Ever Experienced—Over 2000
Persons Killed and Great Number
Injured—Shock Lasted 18 Seconds
—Terror Was Indescribable—Relief
Hurried to Scene.
Rome, Sept. 10.—All Italy is suffer
ing from terrible depression because of
the news from the south, where one of
the worst earthquakes
Although the earth
quake was felt over Calabria and to a
certain extent in Sicily, (he worst news
comes from Pizzo and Monteleone and
from 18 villages, which are said to
have been completely destroyed.
The shock was felt at 2:55 o'clock
this morning. It lasted for 18 seconds
at Catanzaro and soon thereafter was
felt at Messina, Reggio, Monteleone,
Martirano, Stefacomi, Piscopio,
panl, Zammaro, Cessant, Naida, Olivadl
and other points.
Scenes of indescribable terror en
sued. Women aroused
sleep rushed half clothed
streets screaming with fear, carrying
their babies and dragging along their
other children and calling for help on
the Madonna and the saints. The men
escaped into the open with their fami
lies, all caning on their favorite saints
The general confusion was added to
by dreadful cries from the jails, where
the prisoners were beside themselves
with fright and in some cases muti
nied, but fortunately all the prisoners
were kept within bounds.
Troops, engineers ana doctors have
been hurried to the scenes of disaster
to assist in the work of rescue and
Troops have been dispatched to the
scenes of the disasters and engineers
have been sent to Martirano, Naida,
Limigliano and Monteleone di Cala
The effects of the earthquake were
more disastrous than at first reported.
Dispatches from the south give in
creasing lists of dead and injured, the
numbers now running into the thou
sands. Martirano alone shows 20ot)
casualties, and at Lapolio 200.
some cases whole families have been
wiped out. The greatest agitation con
tinues among ue populace. Slight
shocks are felt occasionally, and sub
terranean rumblings are still heard.
Those persons still possessing homes
refuse to enter them.
The worst is now considered to be
over. Those left destitute are begin
ning to feel the pangs of hunger, and
there is also much suffering by those
insufficiently clad. Succor is pouring
in from all quarters, but the destitution
is so widespread that it is impossible
to supply all the needs of the people.
In addition to the gift of $20,000 by
King Victor Emmanuel and ministerial
subsidies, newspapers in every part of
Italy have opened subscriptions. Pub
lic sympathy has been aroused in an
exceptional degree, and everybody re
gards the event as an awful calamity.
Officers and private citizens in the af
fected provinces and throughout the
kingdom are hastening to assist in the
work of rescue, and are displaying al
most superhuman energy in these ef
Official figures of victims of the
earthqfuake in the province of Catan
zaro show that 460 dead have already
been found, that about 1000 were in
jured, and that there are an enormous
number of persons without shelter.
At Messina, Sicuy, the walls of many
houses and churches were cracked by
the earthquakes and otherwise were
more or less seriously damaged.
Effective September 5—Details Left to
Tokio, Sept. 10.—The foreign office
broke its long silence am, has informed
the public that the armistice became
effective on September 5. It provides
for neutral zones in Manchuria, along
the Tumen rivers, and debars any re
inforcement of troops now in the field.
It does not, however, suspend naval
activity or the right of seizure on the
sea. It leaves the general details to
the commanding generals, Oyama and
Belief that the disorder has ended
Tempers Gold and Silver.
Years of unceasing toil have brought
to the possession of Z. F. Vaughan,
South Flower street, a secret for which
thousands have striven and are still
striving—something which mythical
ancients are said to have possesed, but
which thousands of years ago van
He tempers gold, silver and copper
to the consistency of finest steel, and
makes springs, knives and needles.
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