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1ER OF TAMMANY HAT.T,
lonncenteut Made at Executive .'oininittee Meeting;—Lewis .Mxon Chosen Croker'a Successor Ihairman 0 g Finance Committee— [ruker'a Address to the Meeting. ■> l'a» York, Jan. 14.—Richard Croker announced his retirement from the ia l leadership of Tammany hall, announcement was made at the ting of the executive committee, rhich the plan of organization for 1902 was agreed upon. Lewis chosen Mr. Croker's sue chairman of the finance com This position, by long usage, with it the leadership of the lization. announcing the name of Mr. Nix the chairmanship of the finance mittee George Van Hoessen, pres of the organization, said steps taken at the desire of Mr. Croker elf. Mr. Croker, however, did not himself until all the business the meeting had been trans id when be arose and addressed chair. Tnere was a distinct rustle expectancy in the crowded room n he did so. He spoke in his habit quiet manner, but such a stillness railed that every word he uttered clearly heard by all. His tone was Dnversational one, but there was etliing of a • tremor in his voice. I the beginning he said that the ap itment of Mr. Nixon to the chair iship of the finance committee had full approval and he hoped that Nixon would receive the same con ration and good will which had 1 extended to himself. He added: know the young man well, and 1 that he will restore confidence ie organization and bring back to support the army of democrats lost at the last election. I . that you will give him the same idence that I have enjoyed. I am inually receiving letters men anxious to join this orgau who do not now' how to join I hope that means will be founo ring more young men in. The peu who left us for reasons of their never build an organization igainst yours, upon patronage re ed from the republican party, k it is your duty to strengthen selves and to stand on principles, on patronage, zation generally polls the largest when it has no patronage. I have i In the organization 35 years and ng that period it has polled a larg )te proportionally in years when it no patronage. So you need never the efforts of men w'ho leave us they wish to get positions. It gleet of yourself and distrust of leauer which will hurt you. :onduet this organization honest'v comply with the laws, you cannot eaten at any time." . Nixon, the new leader, rose as Mr. Croker had sat down, and y thanked the committee for the r done him. ew year on was or as tee. ries or It ess re ve we from is on can L You know this or ise If as Salt Against Railroads. go, Jan. 13.—The Record-Herald the inter investi i at Chicago suits aggregating 1<e $1,000,000 and $2,000,000 probably e brought against the railroad com ( operating lines between here and iississippi river for charges illegally for the shipping of cattle. A move is on foot to have the various cattle rs' and shippers' associations com with a view of bringing test it the railroads. As a result of commission commerce in cases The suits which xmtemplated will be for a recovery difference between the tariff rates ie rates paid on packing house prod uce June 30, 1901, cattle being en to equal rates with packing house its. The cattlemen base their hope | □very upon the rulings of the su- ; court to the effect that the same j ust be made for the transportation Ie that is made for dressed beef and lucts made from cattle. pxv York Bank Statement. York, Jan. 13.—The statement of ■oeiated banks for the week ending ay shows: $5.309,800, deposits $926,982,000, e $778,500; circulation $32.013,i00, t $139,500; legal tenders $76,481, crease $2,223,600: specie $168.222, isrease, $3,413,900; reserves $244, increase $5,637,500; $231,745,650, increase * $12,958,450, increase on Loans $864.263.800. ie reserve re $194.025; $5,440,725. ts Isle of Wight, Jan. 15.—The ( ,j l steamer Braemar Castle (of the Mail Packet company), which sail- j p Cape Town, December 26, for inpton, stranded at high tide early 1 prning on Gurnard Ledge, Isle of The 85 passengers on board were by a tender. Steamer Stranded. Maryland's New Senator. Ipolis, Md., Jan. 16.—Arthur P. » has been elected United States to succeed George L. Wellington. ^ TB ADE DEPORT. trade^dnrf* 18 , rep ° rt on ccn <»tion of t tade during last week says: " reflected in tele rrams to Bradstreet's. exhibit some ir EST- « * ««.U». "»£ st"ee nf P rcceeJin S from the early •ible -n f th Y eason - That a consider able spring business has already been booked is indicated by the heavy shipments of merchandise. Spccul icn is iikew iEe exhibiting a broaden ing tendency, but here also some irreg ularity is manifested on account of counter currents and technical conditions. The growing oy is a growing reflection of ly repotted ■> 1 to I it market ease of mon previous condition of tne foreign trade in the last months of the Iron and steei production is active beyond precedent at this season of the year. So full of orders can rail mills that a contract for 105 - OjO tons for Mexico year. arc Anteri a went to England mis week, no American bids being ceved. New business reported, chief ly for the second half of the of good volume, and in addition large sales of foreign reported. re year, is some iron are The feature in cereals has been the unquestionable growth of speculative feeling as reflected in improved out ride or commission buying of wheat, corn and oats, while flour has also im proved in general demand. Crop dam age in the southwest and reports of exceptional activity at St. Louis have been stimulating factors, but all through the week realizing has been the restraining feature, sufficient in the eyes of corn, aided by freer coun try offerings to bring about a slight de cline. Exporters are still declared to be out of the market in this eeieal. and in wheat, despite good cables from abroad, the advance in domestic mai kets has been so pronounced as to in duce talk of reshipments of American wheat from Liverpool. Wheal, including flour, exports for the week aggregate 3,567,710 bushels, as against 4.313.475 bushels last week and 5,901,095 bushels in this week last year. Wheat exports July 1 to date (23 weeks) aggregate 153.314,271 bushels, as against 102,827,640 bushels last sea son. cf Business failures for the week are 346 in the United States as against 270 last week. 222 in this week last year, 295 in 1900, 304 in 1899 and 323 in 1898. Failures in. Canada for the week number 32, as against 25 last week. 36 in this week a year ago, 28 in 1900, 48 in 1899 and 34 in lo»8. L WHEAT REPORT. Portland—Walla Walla, 63@64c: val le>. 64c; bluestem, 65c. Tacoma—Unchanged; bluestem, 63c; club, 62c. Saved Chinaman's Neck. Baker City, Ore., Jan. 14.—A human sacrificial offering was prevented by the timely arrival of some of the Sisters of Charity upon the scene in this city. Hy Wong, a paralytic Chinaman, who has been a county charge, was returned to the care of his countrymen in Chinatown. While he was an inmate of the county hospital his queue had been cu. off. On this account the Chinese made prepara tions to offer him as a sacrifice to Joss. Hy Wong managed to get a message to the sisters at the hospital and they secur ed him before his life, like his queue, was cut short. It is claimed that all prepa rations for Hy Wong's execution been completed when the sisters arrived at the joes house. had To Serve With the Boers. 13.—Captain L. New Orleans, Jan. Devalliers of the Boer army, who is in this city, is in receipt of a letter from H. C. Arnold of Bloomington, In., saying that he has organized in Illinois a com pany of young men, all of whom served in the United States army during the re cent troubles with Spain, who are to serve with the Boers in South | Devalliers can make any arrangements ; for tlu-ir transportation. Captain Devil j liers replied that it was impossible to get into South Africa for the Boer array. anx ious Afgriea, and wants to know if Captain Wreck in the Sound. Seattle, Wash.. Jan. 12.—While en route from this city to Bremerton tiie steamer Athlone, Captain Harry Barrington, ran reef at the entrance to Port Orchard on a narrows. Her 40 odd passengers took to the life boats and made Bean's point, a quarter of a mile distant, in safety, vessel is still on the rocks. A tug has been dispatched to her assistanced. The a British Flag Insulted. 16.—The British Hong Kong, Jan. steamer Manning, belonging to the Hong Kong, Canton A Maeac Steam Coal com pany, limited, of Hong Kong, has been fired on by Chinese soldiers in the Tain ( ,j lau West river. The chaplain t j )e British flagship Glory, the Rev. j Charles E. L. Gown, M. A., w ho was on waä severely wounded, 1 Inhaled Illamlnatlag Gas. Xqw York. Jan. 15.—Thomas O'Brien, a tugboat captain and an unknown man, aged 50. were found dead in a room in a small water front hotel here today. Death caused by inhalation of illuminating was gas. which had escaped from two open ^ fixtures in a chandelier. iw ms or i m ( 11 of tele ir NORTHWEST IS RATHER QUIET. of Intereating Itema of a Mlaeellaneona Sature Gathered Daring the Paat Week—Sew Diatrlcta Coming to the Front—Mining Accidenta and ila. A gold nugget that weighed 82.18 ounces, troy weight, was melted at the United States assay office at Helena Montana recently. It was the largest piece of virgin gold ever received at that assay office of the Its value is estimated at about |1400 The nugget was brought to the of - government. assay office by Thomas Raymond, who in formed Assa> er B. H. Tatem that he bad taken it out of the diggings in Alder gulch. An effort was made by a local bank to buy it for exhibition p> rposes. but an agreement could not U had been assryed. re is are the out im of have all been in de to from in for week last (23 sea BRITISH COLUMBIA. The shipments from the Rossland camp for the week ending Saturday aggregate 5830 tons. It is reported that S. Hockaday has last his life in a blizzard on the Bond holder Hill claim, about six miles from Slocan City, Thursday The tonnage of ore smelted at the British Columbia Copper company's smelter, Greenwood, since it nienced operations in February last ag gregates 117.565 tons. The chamber of mines at Johannes burg has issued a report showing that the output of the mints for December was 52,897 ounces of fine gold, against 3-1,075 ounces for November. James Rutherford, engineer in charge of the Lardeau Valley Mines. Ltd., is taking 250 rounds of ore to England to test the oil process of re duction. Experiments are being made on Snowshoe ore by th»- oil process, which seem likely to prove successful. Of the English companies operating in the Slocan country, only two paid dividends last year. One was the June and the other was the Bosun. New Denver. The latter property fids had phenominal success and is in shape to continue on a paying basis for years to come. Maxwell Stevenson. Jr., manager of the Highland mining property near Ainsworth, says: "I have just put 150 tons of Highland ore through the mill with satisfactory results. We expect the Highlander to be in shape to make regular shipments in tue course' of the next two mouths." During the two days of last week that elaprcd since resuming operations the Granby smelter treated to date 1374 tons of ore. 1 he total treated to date Is 291.176 tons. The making of blister copper in one of the set of con \erters just installed will be commenc ed on Tuesday or Wednesday. Ex tensive shipments of matte from the Greenwood smelter and the Hall mines smelter at Nelson have accumulated here. When the smelters get the high grade ores of the Republic '•amp to rc duce, it will be of considérai,le help, both in the way of adding to the profits >f the smelters and in making the matte turned out of a higher grade. The turning out of blistered copper at Grand Forks will also be of help 'ihere is considerable activity in rail way building and altogether the con dition of the Bour.dury country Is good According to the report of D. R. Young, managing director of the Sim ilkamcen Valley Coal company, the as sets of the company are shown to be 137,000 in cash available for devel opment purposes: 10.0C0 acres of coal lands, 25,000,000 feet of timber, a valu able water power and an electric plant which cost $64,000, besides tools, ma chinery, etc. There are no liabilities. The company has ordered a diamond drill from New York. The mine will hereafter be operated under the super vision of W. Plackmore. who has been appointed consulting engineer. A paw mill plant, operated l»y the Ttlman l.umoer company has been Instcllc-d cn the property. A contract has been entered into with the Tillman Lumber company for the delivery of 50.0(>0 feet cf lumber per month. com are last 323 week 36 48 val 63c; -, the of Hy has to On Joss. to was a had L. in from com re get anx ran J. L. Parker, superintendent of the to Brooklyn and Steinwimler in Phoenix a ramp, In talking about affairs in the has f.ed that the larger mines in this dis The Boundary country, said: "I am satis t'ict will be able to weather the copper panic and its consequent low prices fur that metal. With the large bodies of o;e. the very cheap mining, and the fact that the ore can be smelted at such low cost, the companies can make a profit even at the present prices." on a a MINING NEWS. The boring for oil on the Sanford Stiout ranch, 10 miles south of Pen dleton. has ceased and the drilling ma rlinery with all the apparatus has been moved away. The shipments of ore from th-; Coeur d'Aler.e mines for the year 1901 were 148.890 tons as compared with 171.412 for the preceding year, a re duction of 13 per cent. Active work is to begin on the Prin cess Maud, in the Republic camp, on o* a a anout Feb. 1. This announcement U made in the circular «ent out to the shareholders of the company. Edgar Boling, who has large hold i;igs in the Meteor camp on the Col ville reservation, says: "The begin ing of the ne# year finds Meteor camp in a flourishing condition. A postof hce has been established at the town. W. Heron has been postmaster. Word has been received from th • Hewitt mine, in the Slocan district, that new ore bodies had been run into on the second and third levels. The finds are richer than the old deposits and the ore will assay about 7C ounces. Before, on these levels, the men have loen working on 40 ounce ore. The management of the Snowshoe Gold & Copper Mines, limited, operat ing the Snowshce group in Phoenix camp, has decided to sink a shaft, which will at once be put down to a depth of 300 feet. The property has heretofore been worked through the ( riginal incline prospecting shaft and through the Railway tunnel. A large reduction plant to cost about *100.000 will probably be put in by the Badger people near Susanville, Ore. ihis spring. Many thousand tons o: ore are now on the dump and it If found almrst impossible to make ship ments because of frelgullng expenses 11 d freight rates. At present the com pany is shipping chiefly concentrates. The air compressor for the Amador, at Iron Mountain Montana, has ar rived and will be taken up to the mine Foon, the load being in readiness for it. One carload of ore was shipped several weeks ago and with the- In stallation of the compressor other ship ments will follow, although It Is the G. appointed to at of in tic its a in he in by in to re to of 150 the to of Ex the rc R. as be intention at present to confine oper ations principally dove lopmetit to werk. Some fine development work bas been done in the Mammoth, near Wal lac-e, Idaho. At present Manager Rich ard Wilson's works are In two separate places. Those four tunnels numbered (rom 1 to 5 arc entered from the side hill above Standard, while No. 6 starts from the level of Canyon creek 14ii feet lower thun the level of the Stand ard's Campbell tunnel. The latter wilt soon be the main workings, and it is here that the works are established. Three carloads of machinery for the hydraulic plant of the Coeur d'Alene Mining company have been hauled overland from Sunset station to the cc mpanv's property near Murray. Ida ho Work on the plant Is to be be gun at once. It Is announced that elec tiiclty Is to be generated to run the hydraulic elevator. Owing to the lack of room the hydt avilie elevator was un satisfactory. By an endl» ss chain car tying buckets and propelled by elec tricity the gravel can be raised to any heighth desired and dump room for lhe tailings will no longer be an ob stacle. m -, Met Death. Seattle, Wash., Jan. 13.— J. F. Kr gingcr, a woolen washer in the employ of the Seattle Steam laundry, met a fright ful death by being caught in a flywheel while adjusting the belt on a piece of ma chinery. Every large bone in hi* laxly was broken and a one and a half in:-h steam pijie which he was hurled against snapped in two. He came to this city re cently from California and is survived by a widow and one child. at nf Chinese Exclusion Rill. Washington, Jan. 13.—After five weeks of careful consideration the special com mittee of Pacific coast senators and rep resentatives designated to frame a new Chinese exclusion bill have concluded their labors and are ready to offer to con gress the measure, which, in their opinion, l***t meets the demands of the country. The new bill reenacts the prominent feat ures of the old Geary law. Soldier Mas Caught. San Francisco, Jan. 15.—Frank Holt, tiie military prisoner who escaped from Alcatraz, island on Saturday by concealing himself in a box which was brought to this city on the steamer McDowell, is again in custody. He got out of the box on the vessel, saluted the officer of the I deck wInn i.e landed, obtained $2 from a '* stranger, to whom he told hi* story, M rented a room and was arrested the first ! of in time he ventured out. Sort ti vi Nominal Iona. diftfiaU'h i* a* fol* The Associated Pre> lows: Washington. Jan. 15.- Tiie president *ent the following nominations to the sen i ate: Postmaster*: Oregon—David I*! Moomaw, Baker City. Washington—Mil lard T. Hartson, Spokane: Oliver llinnwm, Ellen-biirg. Wyoming Horace E. Chri-t ina«, Kemmerer. of at Mnb Hanged a Negro. Springfield. Ky., Jan. 13.—Jim Mays, a negro, charged with assaulting Mi** Lula Je.in*. the daughter of Joseph Jean«, | a prominent farmer in the country near Simmstown, six miles from here, in t hi* | county, was taken from jail by a mob and hanged to a tree in the high school yard. o* Palaeavllle Bank Falla. Paincsville, Ohio, Jan. 12.—The Peo ple's bank of this city closed today on ac count of the *u«pen»ion of the Euclid Ave nue Trust k Savings company of Cleve land. AT TIME OF THE CORONATION. ttrpreaeatatlve of Aaaoelnted Informed Tkat London Will Bo Quarantined at That Time—Ci of Ships Belag Vaccinated—Mew York Discrédita Story. London. Jan. 14.—The agent of one of the largest trans Atlantic lines «» asked by the representative of the As sociated Press if he expected an unus ual number of Americans to be preaen. in London at the time of the corona tion of King Edward. He said: "No. By May I fear we shall have such a smallpox scare and epidemic mat London will be in quarantine when King Edward is crowned." That this is by no means a pessimis tic forecast is evidenced by the fact that the line referred to began this week to have the crews of its ships vaccinated prior to leaving London for New York. Other lines are following its example, fearing that any day the American authorities may place Lon don shipping under an embargo on ac count of smallpox. The vaccination of the crews is only a preliminary to the same operation In the case of pasengers, the English shipping firms or agents having no de sire to undergo the financial Iosb which would l.e involved by the detention of vessels having on board un vaccinated passengers or ert ws. On all sides In the United Kingdom alarming precautions are on foot to deal with the outbreak. The total of smallpox cases in London now amounts to only about 900. but the cases are so scattered that they creafo the greatest anxiety. laindon's laboratories are all phe nomenally busy in turning out lymph, thousands of tubes of which are dally supplied, but the demand cannot bo net. Almost all the large firms arc ordering their employes to be vacci nated. Corporations are appropriat ing sums for the election of smallpox ad lltlons to the hospitals, while sever al steoBH-is have been purchased In London for the accomodation of the present and expected patients. Expert opinion prophesies that the epidemic will not reach its height un til May. The effect of such a condi tion of things cn the coronation is almost incalculable. New York.—In Htcamship circles the opinion whs freely expressed that the m port from London regarding the fear of an epidemic of small|>ox there dur ing the coming spring and summer Is exaggerated, crews are concerned no apprehension is felt. Smallpox, It In said. Is exceed ingly rare among the sailors of the trans-Atlantic lines, because It Is the regular custom to have all the crews vaccinated before they are allowed to enter upon their duties on board the steamets. So far aH steamship Puget Hnnnd Coaling Mtatlon. Washington, Jan. 14.—Three hundred thousand dollar* i* the estimated coat of the proposed coaling station to be erected at the Puget aound navy yard, plane for which have been completed. The bureau nf yards and dock* has in ita possession the mim of 9123,000 toward the oonstruc tion of the coaling station. That bureau proposes to enter into a contract for the erection of a coaling shed and appurten ances, to cost about 9112,600. and for dredging to coat $15,500. purpose of the bureau to have two eoel ing sheds and a wharf 060 feet in length, and to have coal handling machinery of the highest grade. The capacity of this ap pliance will be 00 tons per hour. It is the Dowle Eiger to Jail. I '* doH " r whpn hlg «-hildron were suffering M roo * diphtheria. It is thought this will ! ,lrive l"" d of the prov ince. Victoria. B. C., Jan. 13.—The full court of British Columbia has affirmed the judg ment of Justice Drake, sentencing Elder Brooks of tiie Christian Catholic church in Zion to three month* in jail for coun seling one of his adherent* not to engage Mr. Quny Nut to Resign. Washington, Jan. 12.—Senator Guay of Penn»ylvania, who ha* just returned irotn Florida, where he went lor the benefit of i i''® health, called on the president bxlay. He **'d his health was much improved, and denied he contemplated immediate re Virement from the senate. "I shall serre out iny term," aaid he. Dobell Kille« la England. Vancouver, B. C., Jan. 12.—A cable was received stating tliat Hon. R. R. Dubell, mem lier of the dominion cabinet, had | lawn killed at Folkestone, England. He was thrown from • horse which he had | been riding. Death wax instantaneous, Treat? Appro«ed. Santiago de Chile, Jan. 14., via Gal veston.—The extradition treaty between Chile and the United States has been ap proved by the Chilean congress. A river may not be particularly placid, but it doesn't get roiled every time it i* crossed.