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A Review of Happenings In Both Eastern and Western Hemispheres During the Fast Week—National, Historical, Political and Fersonnl Events Tersely Expounded. Rear Admiral Francis Asbury Rue, U. P N„ retired, is dead. John Corbett, a brother of ex-Champion Corbett, was found dead in Seattle re cently. The shoe shipments the past year have been the largest in the history of Brock ton, Mass. »Senator and Mrs. Depew will sail for New York on the St. Louis from Cher bourg January 4. Yule won the intercollegiate chess tour nament. Columbia was second, Harvard third and Princeton fourth. Mr. and Mrs. Paul Thebaud of Mad ison avenue, New York City, were robbed Sunday of Jewelry worth $50, 000. The Bell-Nelson mill and the Everett shipyard and the Bell-Nelson Logging company at Lvcrett, Wash., have been •old to the Weyerhauaer syndicate for »280,(810. Tom LeMack, alias Joseph LeMack, an ..id inn, who has been hunted nil through the northwest as the murderer of three men in Chinada, was arrested at Butte recently. The strife now going on in Ohio between the respective forces of Senator Foraker and Hanna for con trol of the legislature has extended to fractional circles over the entire state. Captain Lucien Young and Mrs. Young have sailed from Havana for Hie United States. They held a farewell ré ception, at which 3000 persons were pres ent, including prominent Cuban und Spanish families. According to the New York World there is an excellent prospect that Rob ert Fitzsimmons will once more recon sider his determination to retire from the pugilistic ring and will make a match with James J. Jeffries. The moBt daring robbery that has happened In Spokane for years oc curred Saturday night, when thieves stole furs worth $500 from the windows of the Spokane Cloak and Suit house, 819-821 Riverside avenue. John Pinover, a young wholesale liquor dealer of Middleton, N. Y., Sun day Jumped from the Brooklyn bridge. Ho Is still alive at a hospital. Pinover told the doctor he simply wanted to Bee if he could make the Jump and live. Victoria and Vancouver island are completely cut off from telegraphic communication, all cables to the island having been broken by the numerous vessels which dragged anchor during the Christmas night storm, and It will be some time before the cables can be repaired. At La Crosse, Wis., Mrs. Elsie G lie Scott, daughter of the late millionaire lumberman, Abner Gile, was secretly di vorced from her husband, Robert Scot t, recently. Incompatibility of temper is the charge. Airs. Scott is reputed to lie worth a million, nnd is a prominent club woman. Mr. Scott is ex-postmaster, ex sheriff and prominent in secret fraternal •nd political circles. At Newport News, Va., the battleship Mimoiiri was launched at the shipyard last werfe. Fully 15,000 people saw the launching big defender go over. The passed off without a hitch and none pret tier or more successful was ever aeconi plished. Alias Alary Cockrell, daughter of Senator F. AI. Cockrell of Aiissouri, was sponsor for the ship ami she per formed the duly assigned her with the trieft i<utol bottle of champagne, using a rattle of Aiissouri product for the pur jm»c. With the finding of a 38-caliber re volver not far from the scene of the crime, the police of Salt I»ake have ln their possession what Is believed to be the last element necessary to clear up the mystery of James R. Hay's murder on the night of December 16. The weapon was found burled In the mud near the corner of Thirteenth South and State streets and has been traced by the police to the second hand store where it was bought a short time before the murder by a man answer ing the description of Peter Morten sen, the contractor, who Is being held on the charge of having committed the crime. Many Filipinos who accept service under American rule are visited by awful vengeance by their fellow coun trymen. The records of a case have been received at the war department In which three native poltcement who had been sent from Ix>ag to San Nich olas. Ilocos North, for duty at the lat ter port were seized and bound by an armed band of Filipino outlaws, taken before a priest to be confessed, and then flung alive into a well, after being hacked with bolos. Their assailants then filled up the well with loose earth. One of the band, Wencelslao Resales, who was brought to trial was sen tenced to be hanged. Only ths truly great have smokeless chimneys. All Took a Shot at Him. Hudson, N. Y., Dec. 30.—One of the most sensational murder cases ever | known in New York state has culmin- j ated in a confession by Harvey Bruce, | aged 21, in the form of a statement to j his mother and aunt. The statement is | witnessed by Mayor Harvey and County Treasurer (Macy, and tells how the mur der of Peter A. Ilallenltenk, a wealthy funner of Greenport, was committed on Christmas evening by Harvey Bruce and Willis, Burton and Fred Von VVormer, brothers, aged 20, 23 and 2(1, nephews of the murdered man. 'Die prisoners, who all lived in Kimlcrhook, 18 miles from the Ilallenbeck home, drove to the scene of the crime, went to the rear of the house in the moonlight, rapped on the door and when the old man opened it shot him to death, firing 13 shots, 11 of which penetrated the body. The crime was witnessed by Halienlteck's wife and old mother, the other members of the family being at Christmas eve services. Until last fall the Von VVormer family lived in a house in Greenport, mortgaged to Hallenbeck. Because he thought the boys troublesome, Hallenbeck foreclosed the mortgage and the family were evicted. This was the basis of the ill will held against Hallenbeck. Arbitration for America. Washington, Jan. 1.—The state de partment received dispatches today iroin Mexico City making clear for the first time what is to be expected on the sub ject of arbitration, which has been the most important and the most difficult problem before the congress of American republics. The advices came from Mr. Buchanan, the American delegate who was assigned to look after this particular question. lie states that un agreement on the lines of The Hague conference appears to be favored by the majority of the repub lics, and that this will probably be the basis of action to be taken by the c in gress. lie also states that those repub lics which desire to go further than The Hague agreement very likely will sign an independent convention for compul sory arbitration. The congress is rap idlv drawing to a clow and another fort night will probably bring a final adjourn ment so that the determination of t lie arbitration question appears to be very uear at hand. Admiral Schley Upheld. New York, Dec. 30.—At the eighth an nual dinner of ttie Arctic club, held at the Hotel Marlborough, Amos Bonsai of Philadelphia, ttie only survivor of the Kane expedition in 1853-56, in speaking of the bravery of men who have visited the Arctic and Antarctic regions, said: "There was a charge against one of our number (Admiral Schley) of being a cow ard, ttie meanest charge that could ever lie brought against any man. No man who lias the courage to enter the Arctic pack, as lie did, and rescue General Greeley, can ever be charged with such an offense, and i deny it and oppose The speaker's reference to Admirai (then captain) Schley's command of the Greeley relief expedition in 1888 was ap plauded for some minutes. The expedi tion brought lieutenant Greeley and six survivors Kick from the frozen north. War With Germany. laindon. Jan. 1.—Commenting on the London Times' statement from Washing ton that persons of considerable» import ance in official circles there profess to lielieve that war between the United States ami Germany is inevitable, the St. James Gazette, though it docs not ee I lieve that such a disaster will be allowed j to occur over a dispute in regard to the délits of Venezuela to Germany, says that if it does, there can lie no doubt that English sympathies will lie with Amer ica. At the same time tlie St. James Gazette expresses the hope that tlie Uni ted JStat«>s will not allow such states as Venezuela to gain the impression that they can reckon on the protection of the Monroe doctrine if they choose to repu diate their obligations to Europe. Berlin, Dec. 30.—American diplomacy in Berlin, so far as it relates to com- ; mercial controversies, is hampered by the i interference of the private interests eon eerned. The force of the representations of the state department has been con-1 timially impaired by American business men acting independently of diplomatic channels. This is the startling purport of a communication made to the eurro Private Interests Interfere, s|M)!ident of the Aassociated Press today by a |iersonage closely related to the for eign office, from whom something was sought more candid than the foreign of fice's carefully framed statements usually are. Ellsa Plnkham Is Dead. Millbridge, Ale., Dec. 30.—Mrs. Eliza Pinkham. the oldest woman in Alaine, is dead. She was born on January 7. 1798. and was married in 1820. She raised a large family and five children survive. One, Paul Pinkham, is a well known shipbuilder in Alaine. William Cochran la Dead. New York. Dec. 30.—William Oochran, a director in several southern railways, the Western Union Telegraph company and other corporations, is dead in this city. Mr. Cochran's wealth is estimated at $10,000.000. stitutions and church endowments aggre gated over $1,000,000. His gifts to various in is is P AITF. SUDDENLY THURSDAY, - He Contracted a Chill and a Fever Resulted—Sickness Developed Into Pneumonia—Fart of His Funilly Preseut at the hast—Sketch of £11« Life. Governor John R. Rodgers passed away at Olympia at 8 o'clock on the evening of Thursday, December 26. The sudden relapse came as a sur prise. Wednesday night it was believ ed that the danger was nearly passed, as he spent the best night since the beginning of his illness six days ago. About 9 o'clock Thursday morning he passed into a conatose state and began to sink rapidly. Great alarm was at once felt and word sent to the family and close friends. His wife and two daughters were at his bedside at the last. The first symptoms of Governor Roger's illness developed Friday. Fri day afternoon at his office he con tracted a chill a fever resulted and by 10 o'clock Saturday morning the governor began to complain of pains in his chest. The fever increased slightly and the pains became quite severe. Sunday the first reports of his condition were given out. It was an nounced that he was suffering from lobar pneumonia, the middle lobe of the right lung being affected. He was attended by Dr. Ingham of Olympia. While he was acknowledged to be seriously ill, his condition was not considered dangerous. The governor was known to be a man of regular habits and strong con •9 1 m m. m maLM SI 6. % « It % \ ■ «W V K » THE LATE GOVERNOR OF WASHINGTON. stitutlon, and although in one of his advanced years, pneumonia Is never to be lightly considered, it was thought he would pull through, however, asked for Dr. Ingham, j a consulting phy sician and Dr. P. B. M. Miller of Se attle was railed in. Dr. Miller re turned to Seattle Monday evening, At the time he was quite hopeful of the governor's recovery and stated a that if his condition was unchanged i w Bhin the next couple of days he ; would probably recover. i Of the governor's three sons none were a t his bedside when he expired, Edwin, the oldest, is in Europe; Rob ort at Stanford, where he is professor of physics, and Albert is somewhere ln California. Edwin's wife came in on the evening's boat, 30 minutes after the governor's death. A\ Sketch of Ills Life. John R. Rogers was a native of Maine, being born at Brunswick. Sep tember 4. 1S38. After completing his common school course he graduated as a pharmacist in Boston, spending a few years In business in Mississippi he went to Illinois, where he taught school for several He removed to Kansas in 1876, where he became identified with news paper work and soon became active ln politics, becoming one of the early members of the populist party. He was prominently identified with the farmers' alliance during his stay in Kansas. In 1890 he removed to this state and settled at Puyallup. He early became one of the leaders of the populist party ln this state and was a delegate to every state convention held here by that party. He served one term in the state legislature as a populist it After years. . was while in the legislature that he at tracted much attention by drafting and fighting through both houses the fam ous "barefoot" school law. Although the populists were in a minority they voted solidly for Rogers for United States Senator throughout the election. He was the first fusion candidate put up by the democrats, populists and silver republicans and was elected with the full state ticket in 1896. In 1900 Governor Rogers announced that the best hope of the populists lay in the democratic party, with whom he then became identified. As a dem ocrat he was nominated by the fusion convention last year and made the famous fight for governorship which ended by his election by a plurality of 2200 votes in the face of a plural ity for the republican national ticket of 13,000. Governor Rogers was married in Illinois in 1861. His wife survives him, as do five children. One of his sons is a merchant at Pupallup, another is in Europe and another is a professor in Leland Stanford, Jr., university at Palo Alto, Cal. One of his daughters is the wife of State Labor Commis sioner William Blackman and the other, Miss Helen Rogers, is a school teacher in Tacoma. Governor Rogers was the author of several books, among them being "The Irrepressible Conflict," "Looking Forward," "The Inalienable Rights of Man," and "Life." Some months ago the governor pur chased a small ranch near Puyallup and much of his spare time has been devoted to beautifying this place and making it a home, where he could re tire at the end of his term. Arrangement« for Funeral. Olympia, Wash., Dec. 29.—Arrange ments for the funeral of the late Gov Rogers have been completed, ernor in conformity with the Governor's re wests during the period of his sick ness - j The funeral is to be held from the residence of his son Edwin at Puyallup °n Wednesday. January 1, 1902 at 2:30 p. m., and the body will be in terred at that place. The governor's body will lie in state a * his residence on Capitol hill on i Tuesday afternoon from 2 o'clock to 2:30 o'clock for those in Olympia who desire to pay their respects, On Wednesday morning at 9 30 o'clock private services will be held at the home for the family exclusively At 10 o'clock a Northern Pacific special, placed by the courtesy of that railroad at the disposition of the fam By. will leave Olympia, arriving at Tacoma at 11:30, where from 12 to 1 o'clock the remains will lie in state at the county courthouse. The train will leave again at 130 for Puyallup, where the final services will be held at the home of the gover nor's oldest son, Edwin R. Rogers. After the services the special will turn t0 th e state capital, bringing back the family, friends, members of the su preme court and state officials who will accompany the funeral party. Word by cable received from Edwin Rogers at London, In which he quested that the funeral services be held without awaiting his return. A\ ord by wire has also been received from the other two sons in California, who have both started on their Jour eny to Olympia. re re Later. No change has been made in the order of exercises, but the family have added to the published . , program by designating six honary pall bearers, all of whom were warm personal friends of Governor Rog eri A life. This list is as follow» A. J. Blethen, Seattle; J, Miles C. Moore, Walla Walk ick Mottes, Tacoma; h. j North Yakima; N. W. ' kane, and James £. Bell CHINESE COURT IS R Nearing Capital Allied F Durham of Recently or ce», Pekin, Dec. 31.—A party 0 f princes. Including Prince or of taxes on goods started Saturday to meet court. Prince Su intends to W claim to be sent as an envoy £ Britain upon the occasion of tL* onation of King Edward. The dowager empress is orous efforts to assert herself i the Chinese populance, with to renewing the prestige i 0Bt * the last few years. The program for the Su, entering the court'« to Pekin provides that the e shall precede the dowager the city In order that he nur abled to meet the dowager m with great honors at the station she arrives. etnj The ministers of the foreign pm at Pekin have agreed that wheal Chinese court returns here if i are merely invited to dine '»m, tsung 11 yamen, as heretofore, j» of with the Chinese emperor ipi palace, as was recently stipuk they will all refuse the invitation Two thousand additional Chi» troops entered Pekin last Friday. The Austrians have mounted large guns upon the fortification, rounding their legation. The à legations kept their guns Already the British are well supj with artillery, but the Americanai hold the crucial position at the Ck Men gate, are not supplied with a lery. With the approval of Am« Minister Conger, Major Roberta the Ninth infantry, commandiaj legation guards, applied to the v* partment for twg guns. This vk fused because when the dépara consulted with Mr. Rockhiii, ^ commissioner to the United Si here, on the matter, the latter reg that artillery was not needed, aad presence would be harmful At New Chwang, the Russians! secured control of the telegraphi cables. This action on the pan Russia is causing disputes bet* that country and the foreign con at New Chwang. con Late News Item». IF. W. Curran, better known tin* out the Black Hills country as "Mii Curran, is dead at Newcastle, Wra President Castro of Venezuela has* ten an open letter, copies of which k been received by officials at \Vashii| in which he defends the genera! pi he has pursued and throws eonskia light on iiis aspirations. It is reported among the Chinese I cials that M. Lessar declared that 4 the treaty was concluded by the Sat New Year Russia would break of > tiations with China and maintain I« 1 cupation of Manchuria. The Chicago river is to be wide* a 200 foot channel between Lake and 1 Buren streets. A strip of land vii) from 15 to 00 feet is to be eomiemwj the west bank of the stream. The j Rich side d disputed question of river would be cut away has been settled by officials of the board of * trustees. The approximate cost d long desired improvement will be « 000' While standing but a few feet n* 5 year old daughter Floy, Georp man, postmaster at Wayside, li** 1 liberately shot her through the biw* wound resulting in lier death » k* Then turning his sw ments later. Wesson revolver qji himself» ^ fo" 0 ' two more shots, one of them ent.n! body over the heart. Be ^ * ground and when fourni ' v * 5 P* without 1 dying a few minutes luter able to make any statement. cW< Largest BaildlnK * n Chicago, Dee. 31.—The ■ bank of Chicago has perfected pj the erection at Monroe and streets of an office building construct« * of $1.000.000. than any heretofore cago. at an expense The ground area of the new » will be 190 by 320 feet, or ' twice the area of Chicago s g™' Jlonn* nu« temple. The frontage on «ill be an entire block to with the exception of 90 feet on street corner. Sixteen stories . height of the structure if * * building permit can be secure" Work will be started next • Montauk building, the first ® skyscrapers, and valued in sesament at over half a _ L will be one of the building* tl* tk*. millioo ton sirurt^ to make room for the new gas» 1 * Ecuador and Fera New York, Jan. 1.—p*® government has ascertain*" vian parties have occupied ^ gions in the easterly P*^ ^ says the Guayaquil, Ecuador,*^ ent of the Herald. It will J*^ getically against the occup» 00 *