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SWT DISPATCHES FROM ALL PARTS OF THE GLOBE. _ A Review of Happenings in Both j Eastern and Western Hemispheres j During the Past Week—National, Historical, Political and Personal Events. Raisuli, the bandit, has taken refuge in the Tazerdut mountains. The amount of national bank notes now outstanding totals $596,197,569. Dr. Jose lgnauo, a well known law yer and author, died at Washington re cently. The county local option law was do foaled in the South Dakola house last week. , The Ann Harbor railroad was fined $15,000 Friday for giving secret re bates. Mrs. Russell Sage has donated a mil lion dollars to the Rennselaer insti tute of New York. Sixty-four bodies of victims of the Stuart mine disaster at Charleston, W. Va., bave been recovered. The United States senate has passed a hill increasing the pension of sur vivors of the Indian wars from $8 to $12 per mouth. The dispute between striking loco motive firemen and the Southern Pa cific railroad was settled by arbitra tion ih Houston, Texas, Friday. The Nebraska senate killed the anti Christian Science hill Friday. The bill forbade Christian Science practioners to operate without a license. The Russian government has nego tiated for a lean of $25,000,000 for the famine sufferers. The famine has reached an acute stage. A bill carrying appropriations amounting to $1,640,000 for lighthouse establishment was reported favorably to congress by the house committee Friday. R. G. Dun & Co.'s Weekly Review states that, there is unusual activity among commercial circles and practi cally al! factories running full capa city . The second trial of C. P. Shea and other teamsters was commenced in Chicago Friday. Shea was president of the teamsters' union at the time of the big strike in 1905. In the Polish elections Friday the rationalists won out over the socialists. The rationalists will support the con stitutional democrats in an effort to ob tain autonomy for Poland. Because Robert Sumners was dis charged by the Nenan Boiler & Con struction company of Youngston, Ohio, he has been awarded a judgment of $2000 against the company. Captain Arthur Jackson, who com manded the ship which carried Robert E. Peary to Greenland upon the lat ter's first expedition, died at St. Johns, N. F., recently. General Luis Mata y Ilias, the gov ernor of Caracas, was murdered in a cafe in Caracas Wednesday night by a mob headed by Euzbio Gomez, a cou sin to the first vice president of Ven ezuela. Charles H. Everly, former teller of the St. Louis Union Trust company, from which he embezzled $5000, plead guilty in court and was sentenced to five years in the penitentiary by Judge Muench. The heavy rainfall of the past week has caused a swelling of all streams in the Sacramento valley in California. The Sacramento river is approaching the high water mark. The great floods of 1894 will be ex perienced. Sharon, Pa.—While suffering from a fit of insanity, Hamilton Wright, a prominent citizen, shot and killed his wife in their bedroom. Wright then telephoned the police station and was found sitting near the body of his wife when the police arrived. YOUNG THOMPSON IS ACQUITTED Not Guilty by Reason of Insanity— May Not Be Freed. Tacoma, W'ash., Feb. 3.—"Not guilty by reason of insanity," was the verdict of the jury in the Thompson murder case. The prisoner did not show the slightest sign of emotion. Victory, sweeping, brilliant, com plete, crowned the supreme effort of Will H. Thompson, when the jury try ing his son, Chester Thompson, who shot and killed Judge George Meade Emory, brought in a verdict tonight which, though it declares his son a lunatic, removes the tarnish of mur der from the family name. The trial has attracted unusual at tention on account of the prominence of the families. Judge Emory was a lifelong friend of Will H. Thompson, the boy's father, who, is an author of note, and was for a time counsel for the Great Northern railroad. He is a leading member of the King county bar. His appearance in the trial at Tacoma as counsel has been an un usual occurrence. He made a three days' speech in behalf of his son. THREE FREEZE IN A TENEMENT. Woman and Two Children in Grand Rapids Perish Miserably. .Grand Rapids, Mich., Feb. 5.—A wo man and two children were found fro zen to death Sunday in an upstairs tenement house with a third child in au adjoining room badly frozen, but alive. The dead are: Emma K. Liv mgston, aged 50; Alfred T. Lavingston. aged 7, and Lincoln aged 3. Badly frozen: Henry Livingston, aged 10. Miss Jennie Livingston called at the residence to pay a visit and found her sister, Emma Uvingston, and one child dead in bed, one child dead on the floor, and Helen in the adjoining loom badly frozen. None of the family had been seen since Thursday, when two of the chil dren attended school. The children lived with Miss Livingston, who was their aunt. It is supposed that after I hey retired Thursday night, they be came partly asphyxiated by coal gas, and, the fire dying out, were frozen to death. B. Livingston, LINCOLN'S NAME IN COURT. Granddaughter Beckwith Seeks a Divorce. Mount Pleasant, Iowa, Feb. 6.—Mrs. Jessie Lincoln Beckwith, daughter of Robert T. Lincoln of Chicago, and granddaughter of Abraham Lincoln, has been sued for divorce in the dis trict court here, and there is about to close the last chapter in a romance and elopement that created a sensation 10 years ago. Complainant is Warren Beckwith, and the ground for seeking divorce is desertion, and it is under stood the case will not be contested, as Mr. and Mrs. Beckwith have not lived together for several years. REBUILD THE OREGON. Famous Battleship to Be Bebuilt and Modernized. The famous battleship Oregon is ti he modernized, and Secretary Metcalf announced today that he had authoriz ed the expenditure of $1,000,000 from the naval repair fund for the purpose. Of the best type of warship when she was launched, the Oregon is already almost obsolete, and to make her equal to modern men-of-war, she must be extensively overhauled. The changes will be similar to those order ed for her sister ship, the Indiana, the most important being the substitution of balanced elliptical turretes for the present round turrets, which, cause the ship to hee4 when all four 12-inch guns are pointed over the same quarter. The alterations will be made at the Puget Sound navy yard, where the Oregon one year. SUICIDES AT NUPTIALS. Stranger Blows Brains Out in New York Doorway. New York, Feb. 5.—Standing in the doorway of an apartment where guests had assembled to witness a wedding Sunday night, a stranger, supposed to be Uldrich Iludgon of Waterbury, Conn., blew out his brains. Death was instantaneous and the body tumbled backward down a flight of stairs. The guests viewed the body, each declar ing ignorance of the suiside's identity. An hour later the wedding was solemn ized. Output of Mines. A Country, still young in mining, which in ten years can increase its mineral and metal production nearly 200 per cent, and in 1906 reports a total valuation of $1,912,491,572, is far ahead of great Britain and Germany, and may easily claim the distinction of leader, says the Mining World. This is the reputation of the United States, which today is the largest producer ot silver, copper, lead, spelter, pig iron, coal, petroleum, and many other pro ducts, which not alone are consumed at home, hut also supply a number of foreign countries. In gold the United States is the second largest producer in the world. Meet Horrible Death Together. Camden, N. J.—With arms entwined, an unknown young man and a young woman stood on the tracks of the Pennsylvania electric railroad oyer Newton creek Friday and then calmly waited until an electric train ran them down. Both were killed and their bodies were hurled into the water. For Universal Suffrage in Sweden. Stockholm.—The hill promised in the speech from the throne at the open ing of parliament, providing for the construction of universal suffrage and a proportional electorate for elections on the second chamber, has been intro duced. The members of the upper house will continue to he chosen as at present, but the term of service will be reduced from nine to six years. Epidemic Subsiding. Chicago—The scarlet fever epidemic is abating, the number of cases Mon day being 175 as against 200 for sev eral days past. The disease is still confined largely to the northwest sec tion of the city. NORTHWEST STATES WASHINGTON, IDAHO, OREGON AND MONTANA NEWS. A Few Interesting Items Gathered From Our Exchanges of the Sur rounding Country—Numerous Acci dents and Personal Events Take Place—Fall Trade Is Good. IDAHO NEWS. The new order of President Roose velt making it necessary that land en tries be examined by a special in spector, except in special cases, has caused a peculiar mixup of land affairs. Under the new ruling the claims about which there has been the most trobule heretofore will be granted patents without protest, while the claims about which there has been no complaint will be held up. Some interesting figures are given by Joseph Pinkham of the Boise as say office, relative to the amount of gold and silver handled in the Boise office, according to the Boise States man. During the past year the sum of $1,007,399.04 in those two precious metals passed through the Boise of fice. Of this $971,330.74 was in gold, the rest being silver, amounting to $85,568.21. George Stein, a hunchback newsboy on the Short Line, died in a private room at a Pocatello sanitarium recent ly. Rumors of foul play are being cir culated. A vigorous protest has been made to the members of the legislature at Boise by the members of the Nez Per ce County Sportsman's association against the passage of the Mills tres pass and the Shaw anti-quail hunting bilis. it is the intention of the asso ciation throughout the state to fight against the two bills being enacted into laws. W. R. Brown of Genesee has in vented an ingenious device for work ing the tilting lever on a grain header or push binder. Usually this is done by hand and requires much strength. By Mr. Brown's device the power for tilting is supplied by the horses or power that propels the machine. Culdesae claims that the recent snowstorm in that place was the worst ever known. OREGON SQUIBS, One of the worst storms in years raged around Helix recently. The house of the Oregon legislature lias killed the anti-gambling bill which was up for passage. The Oregon legislature has passed a bill raising the salary of legislators from $120 a session to $400. The lengthening of the closed sea son for salmon fishing and the abolish ing of summer Sunday fishing are the main features of identical bills to be introduced in the Oregon and Washing ton legislatures as the result of a con ference in Portland of the concurrent committee appointed by the legislat ures of the two states. MONTANA ITEMS. The blizzard in Montana is reported as growing worse and stockmen are fearful of heavy losses to stock. Three republicans were named for the railway commission by the Mon tana legislature. It is expected that the bill will be vetoed by Governor Toole. The officers of the Montana Cen tral railroad have been informed that the Great Northern is again tied up by a blizzard. The line from Great Falls to Lethbridge is eut of business, and it is stated that in Lethbridge the worst storm in 20 years has made it neces sary to close the coal mines there for two days past. From ail over northern Montana come reports of increasing cold and snow. In Valley county the temperature ranged close to 45 degrees below zero. The cattlemen of that sec tion have given up hope of saving stock, for which hay is not procurable. Edward P. Mason, a dishonorably discharged soldier, was found guilty recently in the federal court of killing Riley L. Huff September 11 last, at Fort Assinniboine, and was sentenced to 10 years in the penitentiary atj Deer Lodge. Kon Kohrs of Deer Lodge, one of the most prominent stockmen of the state, while in Butte stated that he is in receipt of advices from the northern ranges that his stock losses will reach ?bout 80 per cent of his herds, so fierce is the storm that is sweeping the north ern districts of Montana. Mr. Kohrs says the conditions in Valley county and the other big cattle and sheep sec tions is simply appalling, the stock dying by the hundreds. An expenditure of nearly $1,000,000 for the purchase of cattle to supply the needs of the Indians on reserva tions in North and South Dakota, Mon tana and Arizona will be made by the interior department within a short time. John P. Schmit, register of the state land office, has paid over to State T'-easurer J. H. Rice $10,017.55, the re-j I ceipts of the state land office for the last half of January. One of the most notable buildings to be erected in Billings the coming summer will be an elegant, up-to-date opera house. WASHINGTON NOTES. The body of Charles Warner, who had been missing from I 113 home in Sedro-Woolley since January 4, was found in a clump of frees near town recently. No clue as to how he met his death has been established. Walla Walla is to have a $10,000 roller skating rink with ail modern conveniences and a floor space of 100 by 120. James Dunn, a laborer, was struck and instantly killed by a construction train at Kennewick recently. A pardon was granted to Kurt Timm by Governor Mead. Timm was serv ing a three year sentence in the state penitentiary for grand larceny. His health is poor and it is expected that he can not recover. State Coal Mine Inspector Botting er reports that more coal was mined during 190G than in 1905 by 15 per cent. More was mined during the last three months of the year than during the preceeding nine months. Lou Parton, serving a term in the penitentiary from Kittitas county for horse stealing, was pardoned by Gov ernor Mead. While coasting on a sled, which they had bought only a day before, Robert Warren, 22 years old, of Spokane, was killed and his brother, Marcel Warren, age 24, was probably fatally injured Saturday night by colliding with a run away team at Sixth avenue and Oak street, Spokane. They were the only children of Rev. and Mrs. Elbert P. Warren. The bunkhouse and kitchen at the headquarters of the engineer in charge of the Pogue prairie irrigation project, have been destroyed by fire. There will be no inquest held over the body of Charles Peterson, who met a sudden death by thawing dynamite two miles from Cheney. The roundhouse at Starbuck is in two to four feet of ice and the track is washed out at many places. Pullman is assuming metropolitan airs and now boasts uniformed police officers. A slump developed in the hop mar ket at North Yakima, and choice hops are being freely offered here for 9 cents. Even at this price no sales are being made, it being feared that the price will soon reach a lower mark. The Chelan Commercial Club has passed a resolution favoring the pur chase by the state of the bridge across the Columbia river at Wenatchee. Harness makers and saddlers from all over the state of Washington met at.Spokane Monday and Tuesday and formed a state association. Andros Katsalis, aged 21, was in stantly killed near Spokane by six tons of earth and rock falling on him. Among the many advancements planned for the public schools of North Yakima is a full manual train ing course, including bench work for boys and sewing and cooking for girls. Fruit growers along the Sunnyside canal do not approve of North Yaki ma dumping its sewage in the Yaki ma river and have filed a protest. The senate appropriation bills for the Seattle exposition, aggregating $1, 000,000, has passed the house. The actual realization of the fund depends upon the outcome of litigation threat ened by land owners near Lake Wash ington. who claim the proposal to sell state shore lands is an infringement on their vested rights. They will con test the sale and may hang up the appropriation indefinitely. After a brief but tempestuous exist ence, the Spokane Car Annunciator company has been forced into the hands of a receiver. j ate of Horace Greeley, died at his home in Stratford Sunday, aged 84. LATE NEWS ITEMS. Admiral Lord Charles Beresford has arrived in New York to settle the af airs of his brother, Lord Deleval Beres ford, who was killed in a railroad wreck at Euderlin, N. D., December 23 last. All conductors, trainmen and yard men of the Southern railway are to re ceive an increase in wages aggregating between $350,000 and $400,000 a year. The advance atïeots hundreds of men. Frank Gotob, the Ameriaan catoh as catch can wrestler, reoently defeated Jim Parr, the Englishman, at Knox ville, in two straigth aflls. Time, 24 and 17 minutes. The now power plant of the Lewiston Clarkston company, which will cost more than $100,000 when completed,is in danger of being washed nway by torrent coming down Asotin creek in Asotin county, Wash. 'V*' 1 While fire raged all around them 100 telephone girls in Chicago stuck to their posts the otlrer night until order ed to by the fire chief. A six story building next to the telephone exchange was burned. a Veteran Editor Expires. Bridgeport. Conn., Feb. 5.—David Peck Rhoades, one of the founders of the New York Tribune, and an associ DEWEY ON JAP WAR MANILA BAY HERO BETS TALK ATIVE ON SUBJECT. The Great Admiral Tells How Long It Would Take Uncle Sam to Put the Japanese Navy to the Bad—He Does Not Look for Any Trouble, but Would Not Fear Japan. Washington, Feb. 5.—Admiral Dew ey is reported to be very indignant at what he terms the "d—d cowardice" of a certain high official who had "acted as if he feared Japan." The fighting hero of Manila hay says that we could get our navy into eastern waters in six weeks and that within two weeks after its arrival there it could sweep Japan's navy from the sea. He does not believe there will be trouble, but if there is, he would not consider Jap an a foe to fear. He says that Japan might seize the Philippines and pos sibly Hawaii, but that our navy is am ply able to cope with Japan and that we would quickly retake the island when we got ready. , On the supposition that there was really some danger of war, Senator Perkins' recent lecture on the Japan ese question is being severely criti cized for the alleged warlike talk in it. The Washington Herald said this morning: "At the very moment when the ad ministration and the California dele gation were in agreement, when self restraint and preservation of good hu mor were necessary to insure a con tinuance of harmonious relations, Sen ator Perkins, leader of the delegation, delivered a semi-public address in which he predicted that war was ine vitable between Japan and the United States. Friends of Senator Perkins are chagrined and humiliated over thia unexpected outburst, and cannot un derstand the motive that actuated it. It was said yesterday that his predic tion would have come with bad grace at this time from any member of the California delegation, but the fact that Senator Perkins is part of the treaty making power of the government ac centuates the offense." War Talk Surprises Japan. Tokio. —The war talk of the Ameri can press has been received here with great surprise and sincere regret. The correspondent of the Associated Press lias talked with several leading men. They concur in the opinion that the United States is the last country with which Japan would go to war. Besides, both nations are unaggressive in their trade rivalry, which seldom leads to war unless territorial acquisition is in tended by either rival. In some quar ters the belief is expressed that the misrepresentation that Japan is suf fering on account of the San Francisco school question is the outcome of im munity shown disaffected war corres pondents in the late war. An Exclusion Resolution. San Francisco.—At the convention of the Japanese and Korean Exclusion league Sunday resolutions adopted by the executive hoard of the league on Saturday night demanding the United States and the state of California main tain the right to exclude Japanese from public schools used by white children, were unanimously adopted, after much spirited discussion by men prominent in the movement to exclude Asiatics from this country. SPORTING NOTES. Sixty thousand dollars a year, a trifle less than $200 a day, or $10, 000 a year more than the president of the United States receives, is the sal ary of Jockey Walter Miller, the great est little rider that ever threw a leg over a horse's hack. Articles have been signed by Harry Pollock, acting for Corbett, for a fight between Young Corbett and Kid Her man for a purse of'$10,000, offered by Kohl & Johnson, local promoters. The contest is to take place on March 18. According to the officials of the Trol ley league, which has been talking of organization for the coming season, Rosalia will take the place of Coeur d'Alene in the league. Coeur d'Alene has chosen to play independent hall instead of confining herself to a closed schedule for the whole summer. The towns on the circuit are now all in the Falouse country on the line of the Spokane & Inland railway. At a meeting to be called in the near future, the schedule will be adopted, officers elected and the organization perfected for the coming year. Showing a surprising reversal of form, Idaho defeated Whitman Satur day by the score of 26 to 22 in a fast, clean game. Blaze in Pennsy's Capital. Harrisburg. Pa.—Eight buildings in the center of the business district were either destroyed or badly damaged by a fire, involving a loss estimated at not to exceed $250,000. The Grand Opera House block, in which were five stores, was destroyed, and nothing remains standing but the walls.