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very of Iteceivin K Electrical la Acruna (lie Ocean—He Ex- : William :at scientific feat. Marconi AnnounccM in the Method—I »«• <1 a Kite to Iteration. has announced the most won cientiftc discovery of modern . stating that he had received signals across the Atlantic 'rom his station at Cornwall ; I. He explains that before leav :land he made plans for aceom ; this result, for while his pri Iject was to communicate with ! nets in midocean, he hoped al icceed in attaining the wonder ntific achievement of wireless )hy across the Atlantic ocean, r Marconi's station in Corn very powerful. He possesses Tical force generated 300 times than at his ordinary stations, . ihns, N. F., Dec. 16. he left England he arranged ic electrician in charge of the ; which is located at Paldhu. [nals should be sent daily after In date which Marconi would jim after having perfected his ments here. Signor Marconi ; here a week ago Friday, se Bignal hill, at the entrance to ibor, as an experiment station, ed his equipment there, he cabled to the Paldbu sta Last I begin sending signals at 3 lily, and to continue them until [these hours being respectively L m. and 2:30 p. m., St. Johns j lg these hours Wednesday [Marconi elevated a kite with a ! wire, by means of which sig !e sent and received. He re I at the recorder attached to the g apparatus, and to his pm itisfaction signals were receiv-! lim at intervals, according to rrain arranged previously with ■atnr at Poldhu. These signals d of repeating at intervals the ! I," which in Marconi's code is y three dots or quick strokes, dial was repeated so frequently n accordance with the detailed ranged to provide safeguards a possibility of mistake that Marconi was satisfied that it enuine transmission from Eng . 1 I ! [ on last Thursday during the |urs the kite was elevated and ie signals were renewed, le assurance so complete that iMarconi cabled to his prinei I England, also informed the (T of Newfoundland, Sir Caven |yle, who apprised the British lof the success of the experi This h Marconi, though satisfied ; e genuineness of the signals 1 !fact that he has succeeded in iling communication across the 1 without the use of wires. the fact that the system is mly in an embryonic stage, ibility of its ultimate develop demonstrated by the success iresent experiments with in-j and perfect apparatus, as the only be received by the sitively adjusted apparatus, Marconi is working under eulties owing to the condi The Cornwall coast :es ;an or Dec. 15.—Rear Admiral Belk N., retired, who is at the head ssaehnsetts training school, de discuss tho finding of the court of Admiral Schley ivailing. liles from St. Johns. .Iked Dewey'» Fii««li*»K»* in the case «hen seen, brief statement in lie did. however writing ows : it li of the decision in the m.U ! Schley court of inquiry is in As I recall Dewey's finding, nee laid before the court, t.iat I, in my judgment, just and k- Dec 15 — Vndrew Carnegie, !ak 1 t ltv about the $10 000 hkZ he'has offered to the'gov national university, said, Washington matter will come out If I had to sell thoso bon.U ilrew Carnetel«*'» Gift. (or a 'oulil have no trouble in getting There will lie no for them. >ut the Washington matter, words.' Wa» I,«>«t In n Wreck. »\tra ditched fp. Ore.. Dee. 18.—An kl freight train I miles north of Dillard station. xv as 11. a Ixookkeeper front Cincin xvho xxas riding on the brake instantly killed. The wreck t northbound overland 10 hear« narr Emprrn Fnllln«. Vo ip, Report* received here nurt sav that the dowager nr fal inTh a th The emperor', . mprovtng. TRADE REPORT. Bradstreet's report of trade for last week says : Holiday trade is in full swing at all ' markets, naturally shows a quieting down. ] paratory to stock taking, edvices touching these latter branches : °* business are encourag.ng, business results, so far as ascertained, are, on the whole i favorable, the industries iron and steel are easily first m strength of demand prices, and the word bouyant accurately describes while jobbing distribution 1 pre- ! Nearly all and the Among . l -R* situation as regards the feeling in the trade generally. Though strong, this trade is still conservative, as a . whole, a.s evidenced by the pegging of ; iron ore (old range) quotations for the coming year at old prices in the face of 1 a temptation to advance that and fin »shed products. Probably never before ! was so much business booked in ad vance as there is at present in pig iron, rails and finished products. The form e »' is in better demand, and f 1 G can 1** had at Valley furnaces, though $15.23 ie the nominal rate. Production is at an unheard of rate, despite car short age, stopping coke deliveries, and i stocks of pig iron are still decreasing, j The crest of the recent rise in cereals . was for the present reached on Saiur day, December 9, for wheat and provls ions. The proportions of the recent 1 ise induced enormous realizing, which for a time was offset by heâvy new buying, but ultimately the size of the grain movement and increases in visi ble supplies, added to the breaking of the drouth in the southwest and the i ters of the field. tightness of money, left the bears mas Tlie steady rise in wheat and corn prices shown since the early part of November had resulted in a gain of about 13 cents each in wheat and corn, from which the fall this week j is only about three cents Provisions sympathized with the movement', and the high price of low grade f jodstuffs is still a feature. I Wheat exports, July 1 to (late (24 weeks), aggregate 136,393,715 bushels, against 84,960,29 bushels last season, Business failures in tho United States for the week number against 237 last week, and 247 a year ago. ! . Canadian failures for the week nrnn last ber 23, or the same number week, compared with 18 in this week a as year ago. 4 o ni In 1 ; KvriitN. Washington Poultry Asociation, Se 1 attle, January 5-11. Oregon Poultry Association. Oregon City, December 30 to January 4. Walla Walla Poultry show, January 21-25. Montana Teachers' Association, Mis soula, December 26-29. Washington Y. M. C. A. convention. Everett, December 13-15. Whitman Poultry show. January 15-18. ■Idaho Poultry dhow, Boise, January I 13-16. ! Woodmen of the World Carnival, Spokane, December 13-15. Washington State Dairy convention, Everett, December 26-28. Idaho State Horticultural society. Boise, January 15-17. Washington State Dairy convention, Everett, December 26-28. Idaho State Horticultural Society, ; 1 Boise. January lo-17. Idaho State Teachers Association, Moscow, December 31 January 1-2. Waa Fatally Burned. Tacoma, Wash., Dec. 15-A sad acci dent occurred about two miles from Span ..... , a. ,|.:i , n f "T« ! rîl n L! \ iU - ?"f UU ' Kl1 r Fb 1 ' " , chair before an open ltrep i ce , ■ ; I fastened around it to keep 11 nun a 1 g frem» the chair. . Shortly afterwards a scream o agon. I»' 01 »' "'I' 0 uno attr ' l ' t< ' 1 1 u ' IU ' attenion and she turned around to «*e " the child with its face in tire fire, infant was quickly rescued by the agon ized mother, but the child of medical assistance. was beyond , " ! ! tho reach little sufferer hours and neck were horribly burned. lingered for a couple ot The face and then passed away. 1 j «■««■«!» i«l«*iiiM*d. Omaha. Dec. 15.—Alliert F. I>owenthal, 1 the jeweler « ho was robbed in Portland. Ore., of $15.000 worth of diamond- ml jewelry, arrived in this city today to identify the diamonds fend in the session of True John-m and M. H «as able at once to recognize the jewels •art of those stolen from his room in I j : Tarndon. Dec. 16.—The national anlhe-n undergoing revision. Instead of ^ "Save Onr Gracious King" the refrain «ill be changed to God Saxe »»nr Lo, , ], ; ! 1 Woods, arrested in this city Wcdnesduv. laiwenthal called on Chief Donahue and as j Portland. He has filed charges against the pair, who are in jail hen-. <«f .»ri Snv«* Our I.oril. the Kin«.' is now n the King Rothn Hu« BI« Armr. Pari«. Dee. 17 — V morning paper ■*« «ert« that Commandant General Botha has reported to Mr. Kruger that he has 24.000 armed men. 10,000 being Cpe Colony re „„a. cruitä. I I rentrai !>■■■■>> i vanta IIslNY LIVES WERE LOST. Kantern mul Suffered I.noruiuua Hainaar—Klv era Beyond Their Banka—Bridge» tionc and Minen Flooded— Parla of I'iltnlMirtt Inundated. Philadelphia. Dec. 16 — a storm f or SGV „_i fv nnrt . ' ' J 1 Qf8trucuve - ^ ^ dualcd in tins s»<-i ,:o " 01 y, ' ara ' has vlatted ''«'»stern a an< ( ' erltral Pennsylvania, causing al most unprecedented damage and re suiting in the loss of at least four i human lives. The havoc in the coal' regions is enormous and the loss to ! railroad and mining companies will i amount to millions of dollars. The j Schuylklyy. I.ehigh, Susquehanna and «Juanita rivers have risen as high as 15 feet above their levels, and all ot ; their tributaries have overflowed, in undating the surrounding country it» 1 tnore than a dozen counties. j Innumerable washouts have occur-1 red on the Pennsylvania. Philadelphia : .1 &■ Reading, Northern Central and Lehigh Valley. New Jersey Central tn j a . - and Lakawanna railroads, Bridges j were carried away and traffic is at t standstill. The delegates to the convention of the American Federation of Labor are storm bound at Scranton, with no idea when they will be able to leave. The force of water weakened the supports of a bridge spanning a creek i ear Williamsport and as a result a freight train was wrecked and three iron killed. At Oneida, near Hazle ton. a miner was swept from a bridge and drowned. In the Schuylkill valley 4' mines were flooded and in the I ehigh and Lakawanna regions the destruction is equally great. Hundreds of mules were drowned in the colleries, and It v ill be weeks before many of the mines, can resume operations, some sections the water reached the second stories of dwellings, ami th>> town of Westmore, near Wilkesbarre, is submerged. Many of the residents have loft their homos in boats. Sim ilar conditions exist along the Juanita river farmers being compelled to abandon their homes. The flood was rendered more dis astrous by tho melting of the snow on the mountain sides. Tho storm broke ' with great severity yesterday after noon. after rain had been falling in cessantly for several (lavs. At Pottsville and other places in Schuylkill county three inches of rain fell in 24 hours. The high wind accom panying the rain unroofed manv 1 ouses, and tho individual losses will bo considerable. ' In j a a dwelling houses being flooded. Pittsburg, Deo. 16.—The remark able weather conditions that have pre vailed in Pittsburg anti western Penn sylvania during the past week culmin ated Sunday in a decided drop of tlo temperature, accompanied by a flood stage of water in the three rivers, which caused some suffering anil , I • thousands of dollars worth of I many riamapp. Pittsburg: were submerged, stores ami The low lands along the Allegheny side of the Allegheny river were the Parts of Allegheny and first to be submerged by tho rising . , , , .. .. . »xatcr. Later tonight th( ri\ r gan also the encroach upon the low parts the Pittsburg of Duquesne way. on s *' * * . .. The constant dropping of the ther mometer indicates tonight that the rise will be over by morning. I p,. ft> . )oa(] p ( j DoatK were torn from the , r moorings today and went down the Ohio river at a terriffle rate of , n po i ns ovf . r the dam thev ra rried with them the signal liglits a port , on of the marh ,„ Pry . What other damage they may inflict before ♦ heir course is checked cannot he pre -1 , , ., dieted at this time ! At Duquesne a fleet of 25 barges moored at the dock of tho Carnegie Ftoel works broke away and went 1 ! plunging down the Monongahela river heavily laden with coal 1 They were end when thfv struck th f * pier of the j 1 p ( *nnsvlrania railroad bridge just lie ] ow Point Perry, all were completely | smashed, completely blocking the. channel at that point. Galveston. Texas. Dec. 16.—Calves ten is experiencing the coldest wea j tticr that has^ visited here in two years. The thermometer registered 2 4 ^ p g,. ce g an( j j Pe W as everywhere. BJ1)jneB Mont > I)ec . , 2 -Eastern Montana lias been enveloped in one I of the heaviest snow falls ever known, j Averages are from two to six feet on ; : the level, and railroad traffic will be j n ( errll pj c ,j for the next few days. ^ Nf w york T)f . f ir,._As a remit of tf)p storln , n New y ork Sta „, at) rai | ], oa ^ g aro more or lets blocked, and ; pieat damage has boon done to farm ! lands and to buildings. Some liv«** 1 are reported to have been lost, morning the wind reached a velocity of 48 miles an hour, but no great dam age is reported so far to property on land or shipping. Chicago, Dec. 16.—Sunday was the I This the weather bureau was established here. SO years ago. For three hour ; this morning the mercury stood at 1? degrees below zero, Later, however. I the skies cleared and the wind, which had be»'n blowing from the northwest. t died down, causing a gradual rise of temperature, and the thermometer at the local weather bureau registered but 3 degrees below zero at 5 p. m. umio iii.Etsiiins. Deer are raported to lie plentiful in the Santa and St. Maries district this 6(vason | Senator Hanna has appointed as a nu>ml)pr 0 f L j u , , la .tional republican committee 1). W. Standrod of Pocatello, vice George !.. Shoup, res gned. i Idaho university still holds the chant Pionship of the state, defeating the ! norm;1 ' Sl 'hool eleven last week by a i scor '* °f -- 10 ' be score represents j ** ' ten ' ni ^ e ' ! ma ' " U 1H xt ' " 0 111 ' on ' ni un«i a«ion >> U e ; * U 1 1 ." X ,\ "T.' ' " In ". r ' sV' 1 n-'r^v '«"'- luntrv 11 ' lSOU ' U " 1 ** 1 ^"i-'i-Vnk c ' 1'oCer ' "who lived Kc j dr ck "lor sever\V 'years •«; shot bv will Stoddard last* week while taking : .1 can of oil from near McGrows store MeOrew claims the oil belongs to him self. .».anue! Peterson, a farmer living near Moscow, received an ugly wound : tn the right cheek by the d »charge of j a double barreled shotgun. Mr. Peter hon stoutly denies a rumor of attempt et! suicide. . - j ' The Vineland company has sent an j well. The well has reached .a dep.h of j 500 feet. order east for tools for its artesian I Last week the stem of the drill broke and it is mi a- necessary to get other toolr. At Wallace it is believed that j the Northern Pacific will eventually carry out its original project to extend it* ' line to Coeur d'Alene City, thus closing the gap for a cotuLinuous rail line from Spokane to Wallace and points »'.ist. An Italian laborer. « In*»« mum* is unknown, from a railroad camp atiove Kendrick, is »offering from several j deep gashes in the scalp and face ami a fracture of the skull just above the ; ear, the result of having fallen from a handcar, which ran over him. The \ man's condition is regarded as critical. Oscar MoMullen is lying in a critical condition at his home near S-tar. He was assaulted by some unknown per son. He stepped out of his house ami was attacked a moment later in th>« darkness, bo.ng struck on the head with an ax handle, lli.s skull was bad ly fractured. Professor J. M. Aldrich of the depart ment of entomology at the. university, lias received a M.not automatic micro tone, designed for slicing off transverse sections of microscopic spec,mens for mounting on si.des. The insiiument is a very delicate and accurate machine, cutting a film of tin* specimen up to one ten thousandth of an inch in thickness. Ml»» Stoll«*'» I'rrrilum. Constantinople Dec. 16. It it untie» - »IikhI iiere that tin* legations have handed over lln* cases of Miss Stone and Mme. Tsilka It) the missionaries in the hope t Mat I tin* latter «ill tie aide to eonvinee the brigands that the sum snlsu-rHied in t n' I nited Stales is tin- actual amount avu! It is reported that tin* authorities at Wawhiu^ ton have rallied to Speneer Kddy. tlie Cuite, 1 St.,t,*s charge d'affaires, approving of this course. for Hu* ransom of the captive. T«u M«*n Were Mlleil li> (lie TrnHi. Dc rmt Mul, l)ee. l,. I wo men were killed and another «as severely injured at Del Kav, a „iiburb of Detroit, bv a I . Like Shore passenger tram. Die dead ... ... , .. .î, are ( huile** Deto-ier of Ecorse and rred ■ ^ ! Mishr of Del Bay. Krne-d Hempelinan had a leg broken and head cut. The men, who were on tlieir «ay to »,nk. «eie walking on the track. It. was dark and they neither saw nor heird tio- approaching train, -1 Pittsburg, Pa., Dec. in. 'traction car jumped the track on the-t if Mount Washington, and. I« |sople, era-.n l illti livery stable and completely « in k i it Till* aieidellt Slreelenr Fell Dinin » Hill. Nor: he; A V '' 1 hillside shies injuring 1 Virginia uni \\ î lined .it the cut tier of ]vill«* avenues. •te unloved to their All, il is thought, «ill recover. j I lie injiind home-, | All I'm«-«* Aon, London, Dec. 15. The \m«ter.larr. <•■:* f the Daily Kxj.ress sax* ' Willielniin.t and Prince Henry *.» j Xetheilin«!-. her husl.and. «I- »,e in an open carriage through Appledorn. respondent j L'm eti the ; Frnii-n While llrlxlnu. Terre Haute, Dee. and Dr. Dewitt Jordan «if Yitnennes xxer froz-n to death near Ro-ed ile They xxete driving fiom thi- city and fell from tm-ir buggy. Wright Fi-her LY Dr. t urrr l>«-n<|. Pittsburg. Dee. 15. Dr. Ibdn-rt Curry founder of Curry university of thi* ei'x, die.i in AHeglieny. aged so year-. » ! • was formerly pri n»-i f k» ] of the Nebraska State Normal whool. Trenty I» l<Htlllrd. Washington. Dec. 17.—The HayT'aunee fnte treaty xxas ratified by the senate by a vote of 72 to 6. MIUORITY iriint wmfv IflllliUItl I I nUlll"OI OUllLLI ADMIRALS BENHAM & RAMSAY. otiflemn Him ou 11 l > uintn. but *«jr 'i hat Hr Encourait eil III» Men— Adiulral Uevrry, In Ilia Minority Hrport, Frnlsra Srhlry, und Saya He la Hca|»onalhlc. Denham and Ramsay, in a majority report in the Schley inquiry, condemn hllu un eleven points, but state that his conduct during the battle was self pos sessed, and that he encouraged in his " person his subordinate officers and men. Admiral Dewey, in his report, says that the passage to Gienfugos was made w ith ail dispatch; that, in view of his "'«»1 supply, the blockade of C«enfug(M vvas t .fr, v t«ve; that he allowed the Adula to enter Cienfugos to get infor 111 -»Hon ; that his passage to Gienfugos W:is Wlth as n »»*»'h dispatch as posai bll>- kee!>;nÄ tho squadron together; t!,at 'he Blockade or Santia*o was ef fe»'tlve. and finally, that he was the se nil>, ' "flleer off Santiago, in absolute command, and entitled to the credit due for the glorious v.ctory which re suited in the total destruction of the Washington. Doc. 14.—Admirals ' x Spanish »li ps. !>«-*««-> I |>liul<l> »«'hit') . The minority report of Admiral Dewey in the Schley inquiry follows: "In the op.nlon of the undersigned, the passage from Key West to CJenfue go* was made by the flying squadron with all possible dispatch, Commodore Schley having 11 v ew the importanco t >f arriving off Oienfuegos with as much coal as possible in the ship's bunkere. "The blockade of Clenfuegos was ef fective. "Commodore Schley in permitting tht> steamer Adula to enter the port of G.ienfmntos expected to obtain Informa HgS te »75 ç Kd » trw v A dr * ,tp I I Î! ADMIRAL SCHLEY. tion regarding the Spanish squadron from her when she came out. "The passage from Clenfuegos to a point alMMit twenty-two miles south of Han Li ago was made with as muon dis patch a« possible While keeping . the squadron a unit. The blockade of Santiago was ef fective. "Commodore Schley was the senior oflu .„ r <)f otlr ^„adron off Santiago Snanlsh .«madron atL,«noted , " U Spanish «quadron atumiptoi to «scrape, on the morning of July 3, , , , . ... 1898. He wtg* then in almolute com , . , ... man (I, an<] Is entitled as such ci«n mamiing officer to the credit of the glorious victory wh;«*h resulted in the total dont ruction of the Spanish ships. "GEORGE DEWEY. "Admiral, U. S. N. "SAMUEL <'. LHMLEY, "Judge Ail vocale." K»*ur Admiral Hehley fias notified Attorney General Hayner that h<* is ready to take any action with refer erici* to his ease ttiat Mr. Hayner may advise. *«*hl«*y llsrrh»« l.rllrra. Sin 4- tho court of inquiry n-ndtml it< v«*r<ii«'l Ki*.«r Admir il >« hU*y han r«M*<»ivi*d a laige numl»-r of lettcr* and teh gr.i'ii«, I <-«inli lellee jail «*»nt.lining expression» '"d of assi.L.n«*«*. '•»»"»«-r these ,M-rs«.nally would 1»- a work ,,f *" , h ,, t,,nn ' 1 hj " jxddrc-^d the following letter to tin A-«. , laUHl whi, h lo ' uh T. ii: To the Asso I l»-g to expr«*** through the Me dium of the A--«m i iti-d Pres* «Il V gr.l t i t lidi- .in i heartfelt thank» f a Un kind vxor-ls atnl evidence« of mu-rc-t in my welfare which I have received from «ill pir'> f tin- I tiilod »tat*- din* magni tude of tin- eorresfMindenee render* i' im (»>— ible f«ir me t<« personally aeknowl.-ige Un* - me, and I tin ref .p- take Uii- mean* of exj.re—ing my appreciation to one and Yerx* trulv your*. "WINFHXT) SCOTT SCHLEY. "Rear Admiral, U. S. N." "VY.isliingfon, 16 c 1 eiatisl Pre. all Many a wan's wife has run him Into the ground trying to keep up with a fast set.