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NEWS OF THE WORLD
SHORT DISPATCHES FROM ALL PARTS OF THE GLOBE. A Review of Happenings in Both Eastern and Western Hemispheres During the Past Week—National, Historical, Political and Personal Events, At Kansas City 800 brewery workers employed at the different breweries are on a strike for more pay. Tile senate has passed the southern Appalachian and White mountain for est reserve bill. Secretary Taft, when he returns to Washington, will make a full report to tiie president of his conference with the Panama officials. President Roosevelt has accepted the presidency of the International Congress of Tuberculosis, Which will be held at the national capital in the autumn. Residents «f Evanston, 111., were startled recently when it became known that Mrs. James A. Patton, wife of the grain magnate, and herself a leader in club and society life In the suburb, had been swindled out of $30, 000 by a canvasser. Read Admiral Charles Whiteside Rae, engineer in charge of the navy and chief of the bureau of steam navi gation of the navy department, died at Washington recently. In caso W. J. Bryan receives the democratic nomination, his daughter, Mrs. Ruth Bryan-Leavitt, will take the stump in Colorado, Wyoming and sev eral other western states and will cam paign for her father's interests. Michael Mulcahy, the last survivor of the three aides who accompanied General Phil Sheridan on his famous ride to Winchester, died recently in Cleveland, Ohio. A decree of absolute divorce In fa vor of Fritizl Scheff, the actress, has been signed. Miss Scheff was mar ried to Baron von Badeleben in 1903. The great sundry civil appropriation bill, carrying a total of about $120,000, 000, has passed the senate. The Chicago, Milwaukee & St. Paul Railway company will operate entirely its own telegraph lines from one end of its system of 10,000 miles to the other. A bill appropriating $50,000 for. memorial to Abraham Lincoln on the site of the Lincoln birthplace in Ken tucky has passed the senate. a Colonel Sam Parker, his son in law, Prince David of Hawaii, and John Baker have arrived at Frisco from Honolulu. They have come to hunt bear in Washington and Oregon. The senate has passed a bill giving to owners of letters patent a right to reasonable recover when their patents are used by the United States without their consent or authority. Rear Admiral George A. Bicknell has been placed on the retired list of the navy after 49 years of active service. W. J. Arkeli, well known in Reno, Nev., and once a prominent stock broker at Manhattan, Nev., is a bank rupt. His liabilities are $279,040. compensation Directors of the Standard Oil com pany Saturday declared a quarterly dividend of $9 per share. The health of former President Grover Cleveland is improving very slowly. The keels of two monster battleships larger than any now in existence will be laid at the Japanese shipyards in June, probably at Kure and Yolcosuta. Each vessel will be over 22,000 tons. The old plant of t'he Omaha Packing company, South Omaha, was destroyed' by fire recently, together with three ntjUion pounds of meat, involving a loss of $500.000. A resolution denouncing the use of whiskey in the medical profession has been adopted by the West Virginia Medical association. Ulmer Green, a prominent orchard ist, and Howard Cook, formerly em ployed by him, killed one another in a pistol duel recently on Green's ranch near Freeport, 12 miles from Sacramento, Cal. The Minneapolis Storage company's central warehouse on First street north, was destroyed by fire recently. Loss $100.000. Prince Helie de Sagan, Madame Gould and the latter's children now in Paris. are At San Francisco Joe Gans, the lightweight champion, added another victory to his long string by defeating Rudolph Unholz, the rugged Boer from South Africa', in the eleventh round recently. The fight was Gans' all the way through. The British Royal Academy, at the next banquet, will ignore a custom that has been observed for about 140 years. Thqre are to be no speeches. PRESIDENT MET GOVERNORS. Hold Conference for Three Days at Washington. Washington.—The first conference of the governors of the states of the American union is ended. Like many of the movements of history, time is needed to reveal the epoch which the president and the governors believe has been made. The accomplishments of the conference, which has been in session at the White House for three days, can be set forth with mathe matical precision. That its immediate results are more than ample is the expression of President who brought it about, and of the ernors who participated. The printed records of the confer ence, which will later be available to every American home, will be a com pilation of facts, startling in their meaning, convincing in their univer sal conclusion, that the states must act and that the states and the nation must co-operate to the end that to the whole people of the nation may the lasting benefit of its natural sources. Besides the compilation of facts by the experts and the freely pressed opinion of the governors, the conference leaves as Roosevelt, gov accrue re ex its permanent record a thousand words of "declara tion." Not a "declaration of inde pendence," but a "declaration of operation." co Perhaps greater in importance than all else was the determination of the governors of the permanent organization heretofore unknown organization be had among the executives of the sovereign states, made strong by a common purpose, and made potent by pronouncements which may not lightly be disregarded. states to perfect a whereby a may MANY FOLLOW WITH LAND SUITS Settlers Along Oregon & California Road Seek Lands Under Grant. Tacoma, Wash.—The suit brought in the federal court by Roy W. Minckler to compel the Oregon & California railroad to sell to him 80 acres in the original grant in Clarke county for $2.50 an acre is to be followed by sim ilar suits against the Northern Pacific and other railroads in this state. According to attorneys handling the who are cases approximately 2,000,000 acres of the railroad grant lie in Washington, which, under the terms of the grant, must be put on the market at $2.50 an acre, comply with these terms, it is said, will invalidate the entire grant. It is expected that the against the Northern Pacific will commenced with a test case from Lew Failure to actions be is county similar to that brought against the Oregon & California. The complainants are settlers who have established homes within the railroad grants. MINING NEWS. Nearly six miles of diamond drilling has been done up to the first of this month at the Granby mines, Phoenix, B. C. A big strike of what is declared to be exceptionally high grade ore is said to have been made in the Valley Dew Mining & Milling company's property in the Pierre Lake district The Buffalo mine, near Silverton, B. C., which was formerly a good pro ducer, but which has been closed for a long period, is about to be opened up again. The croscut tunnel which is to be run 2800 feet on the property of the Reindeer Mining company is now in 250 feet. The Neversweat copper mine, one of the biggest properties of the Anaconda company, Butte, has resumed opera tions ' after a shutdown of eight months incident to the slump in cop per. The Neversweat employs 600 men. The Ea^t Butte Copper mining com pany's properties also work Monday. The West Gray Rock mine will start operations about the middle of the week, after a shutdown of several months. The very bright prospects of the copper market are responsible for the reopening of the mines. The North Butte company this week hoisted 1800 tons of ore from the Speculator shaft in 24 hours. Work was begun a few days ago the construction of the Potosl mill at Silver City. Tho Copper Chief Mining company, owning a group of 11 claims in the St. Joe mining district, will carry extensive development work all mer. "II on sunt The second general meeting of the western branch of the Canadian Min ing institute was held at Rossland last week and was attended with success. E. L. Tate, manager of the Copper Key mine, on Belcher mountain, Republic, Wash., was after supplies and verified a report that an important strike had been made iu the ne* workings on that property. every near in yesterday Glazed kid is coming into popular favor as shoe leather. SFERHÏ IN COMMAND ADMIRAL SUCCEEDS THOMAS ON ATLANTIC FLEET. Rear Admiral Thomas Has Put in 47 Years in Naval Service— Admira Dayton Was Technically in Control of Both Fleets for a Few Days Ow ing to His Ranking Sperry. I Rear Admiral Charles Stillman Sper ry, returned within six months from a mission of peace as one of the Amer ican delegates to the conference at The Hague, has assumed command of the strongest force of fighting ships assembled in the history of the nation. Rear Admiral Charles M. Thomas, who succeeded Rear Admiral Evans as com mander of the fleet, hauled down his flag from the truck of the Con necticut and 10 minutes later Admiral Sperry was received on board the flagship with the salutes and other naval honors befitting his position. The ceremonies were carried out in brief est possible form and in strict ac cordance with naval regulations. Ad miral Thomas, who had had actual command for only six days, although he served for many weeks as senior officer present during the enforced ab sence of Admiral Evans, issued no farewell address. Although still an independent force to all intents and purposes the At lantic fleet passed technically and temporarily for a few days under con trol of the Pacific fleet. Rear Admiral Dayton, commander In chief of the Pa cific fleet, outranks Admiral Sperry, and as soon as Admiral Thomas' blue flag was run down on the Connecticut he became senior officer m command of the combined fleets. Thomas Retires October 1. Although he will not retire until October next Admiral Thomas has ended his active naval career of nearly 47 years. He served as second in com mand to Admiral Evans during the re cent trip of the Atlantic fleet, and by reason of the illness of the com mander in chief had to assume all the social and official duties incident to the call of the battleships at the various South American ports. As the fleet was steaming into Rio Admiral Thomas received a wireless message from Admiral Evans telling of his illness and asking that Admiral Thomas represent him in receiving and paying official calls, etc. At Rio, at Punta Arenas, at Callao, Lima, Magda lena bay and at all of the California ports at which the fleet stopped, Ad miral Thomas attended all of the official functions and made all of the official addresses. To Admiral Thomas' loyalty to the commander in chief, to his tact, per sonality and graciousness of man ner, the officers of the fleet attribute much of the success which attended the cruise. Under orders from Admiral Sperry the bronze battleship target practice trophy was transferred from the bat tleship Illinois of the Atlantic fleet to the armored cruiser Maryland of the Pacific fleet, and the trophy pennant of red was broken from the foretruck of the latter ship. The Maryland will receive the Spo kane silver trophy cup offered by the citizens of that city for the winner of the target practice for first class ships. The cost of the cup, $1500, was raised by private subscription. Seven battleships will go into dry dock at the Bremerton navy yard next month after the Atlantic fleet ends its cruise among the sound. most of the second and fourth divi sions of the fleet, the Georgia Jersey, Rhode Island and Virginia the second division, and the Illinois, Alabama and Kearsarge of the fourth division. The Atlantic fleet will be sented in its entirely on its northern tour, with the exception of the Ala bama and Maine, which will have to stay to go into drydock at Hunter's point. The Alabama docks May and the Maine May 23. After the torpedo'flotilla ends its present visit at Sacramento it will sail down the Sacramento river island, where a stay of a few days will be made before the little take their run up the coast to Port •and, Ore. cities of Puget These seven ships compose New ot repre 29 to Mare war vessels The battleships set sail for Puget sound Monday morning at 10 o'clock. Fleet Departs. The Atlantic fleet of battleships, after 12 days of naval pageantry and merry-making in San Francisco, sails Monday morning at 10 o'clock for Puget sound, arriving at Seattle May 21. on One-half the ships will dock at Bremerton navy yard while north and the others will return here for re pairs and painting beneath the line. Orders call for the water Mmmi reassembling of the fleet in San Francisco not later than July 3. On July 7 the fleet sails for Honolulu, and after a week's stay there goes directly to Auckland. Pacific fleet of armored cruisers, un der command of Hear Admiral Dayton, sailed south. LATE SPORTING EVENTS. The After defeating Johnson, the cham pion billiard player of Seattle, in a 14 inch balk line game at the Athletic club, Spokane, Dean Chapman of the S. A. A. C. has Issued a challenge to meet anybody in that city at cushion caroms. George Philbrook, one ot the great est athletes in the northwest, has been elected captain of the Whitman col lege track team for the year 1909. Jay Gould won the first and second sets in his match in London with Eus tace Miles, the English player, for the world's amateur championship at court tennis. There were seven boxing bouts be tween men of the navy and of the army at Frisco recently, and the sail ors won them all. Princeton, N. J.—Conditions for the dual track meet between Princeton and Cornell Saturday afternoon were fine. Final score: Cornell 80, Prince ton 27. Boston.—Yale's athletes surprised even their own admirers Saturday afternoon when they won the annual dual field meet from Harvard by a score of 00 1-5 points to 43 4-5. Harvard could do nothing with Hey inger's pitching Saturday afternoon, and Princeton applied a coat of white wash to the locals, the score being 3 to 0. Pullman, Wash.—University of Ore gon 62, Washington State college 60. This tells the tale of one of the pret tiest and most exciting track meets ever held on Rogers field, at Wash ington State college. The Washington high school of Se attle won the track and field cham pionship of western Washington in the meet at the university compus Satur day afternoon, with Lincoln high of Seattle second, Tacoma third and Everett fourth. One record went by the boards when Price of Tacoma skipped over the 220-yard hurdles in 27 1-5 seconds. The feature of the meet was the relay race, which was won by Tacoma. Tanner, the colored boy who has been one of the Tacoma high schools star athletes for several years, turned the trick, and in doing so ran one of the greatest races of his career. Martin Burns and John Brown, em ployes of the San Pablo Quarry com pany, were recently killed by an acci dental blast in the Point Richmond quarry, near Frisco. By taking with ease most of the points in the military events, the Fort Wright soldiers squeezed out a vic tory in the gymkhana track meet held under the auspices of the W. S. C. cadets at Spokane. They scored 24 points, the cadet athletes getting sec ond with 22, and Gonzaga third with 19 points. The threatened disbanding of Idaho's baseball team has been avoided by the college faculty, which has voted to give the boys a week's vacation in the latter part of the month. Arrangements for a fight between Tommy Burns and Bill Squires, the Australian, have failed. At Seattle Dr. B. F. Roller defeated Fred Beeil in the most spectacular catch-as-catch-can wrestling ever seen there. The match lasted 1 hour and 51 minutes and 50 seconds. The first fall went 1 hour 16 minutes and 5 seconds. The second went 35 minutes and was fast and sensational. match Great Fly Casting Contest. Three world s records were claimed by the members of the Anglers' club of New York in their third annual fly and bait casting tournament at New York recently. Dr. R. Johnson, using a quarter-ounce bait, cast it 161 feet. The salmon fly casting for distance, open to amateurs and professionals, resulted in some excellent per formances. Among the competitors was W. M. Plevins of Northampton shire, England, who came to New York especiallyXo take part in tne tourna ment. The Briton will carry home with him the Mtle of amateur champion of the world with a salmon rod 15 feet long, for his best cast, 129 feet, professional record with length rod was also increased to 140 feet by E. J. Mills. The the same STANDING OF LEAGUE TEAMS. Spokane City League. P. C. Bradleys. Dodds . Cubs. Slater & Slater U. I. W. .667 .600 .500 .500 .200 Northwest League. Tacoma . Aberdeen . Spokane . . Seattle . .. Butte .. .. Vancouver . .652 .571 .500 .500 .450 .300 The Coast League. San Francisco Oakland. Los Angeles ., Portland .. .. .553 .514 .485 .471 BIG CONVENTION OFFICE** Temporary Officers for sion Named. Chicago Ses Chicago.—Temporary officers republican national convention selected by the subcommittee rangements of the national as follows: Temporary chairman—Juling rows of Michigan °t ttw were ar C. Bur. General secretary—John It. Columbus, Ohio; chief Malloy assistant i -, fayette B. Gleason, New York ' Assistant secretaries Smith, Parkersliburg. W. Va.; Ern ** Walker Smith, Hartford, Conn, M. Hoefle, St. Louis; M. J. Tobin Yin ton, Iowa; Charles M. llarger, Abilene Kan.; Allen Hollis, Concorn, N. H Reading clerk—Thomas \y. Hams, Edwardsville, 111.; George A Wilson, Des Moines, Iowa. Parliamentarian— Ascher C. Hinds Washington. Messenger to chairman—Empslrdell Stone, Indianapolis. Messenger to the secretary—J. y Wil Jackson, Cincinnati. Sergeant at arms—William F. Stone, Baltimore. First assistant sergeant at arniB Edward P. Thaner, Greenfield, Ind. Chief of doorkeepers—Stephen R, Mason, Baltimore. Spokane. Wholesale Produce Prices. Vegetables—New radishes, 40c doz bunches; hothouse lettuce, 25c lb; cauliflower, $firstname.lastname@example.org doz; new turnips, 10c bunch; new beets, 10c bunch; green peas, 10c lb; new cabbage, $2.50 cwt. Fruits—Cooking apples, 75c..$1 box; eating apples, $1.25@2 box; navel oranges, $3.50 case; California cher ries, $1.50 case. Nuts—English walnuts, 18c lb; sack lots, 17c; almonds, 20c lb; pecans, 17@18c lb; Brazils, 17c lb; peanuts, raw, Japan, 8@9c lb; roasted, 10@llc lb; Virginia jumbos, raw, 9c lb; roast ed, ll@12c lb; walnuts, 17c lb; hick ory nuts, 10@12c lb. Dairy products—Eggs, local ranch, $5.50; butter, extras, 32@33c lb; firsts, 30c lb; seconds, 28c lb; ranch butter, No. 1, 18c lb; Wisconsin cream cheese, 15%c lb; brick cream cheese, 20c lb; New York limburger, 20c lb; block and wheel domestic cheese, 20c lb; imported Swiss cheese, 31c lb; Edam cheese, $10.50 doz; Roquefort, 40c; Canadian cream cheese, $1.25 doz. Flour—First patent, $5 bbl; second patent, $4.75 bbl. Seed—Red clover, $21 cwt; barley, $1.75 cwt; bluestem wheat, $1.60 cwt; oats, white seed, $1.60 cwt; oats, gray, $2.25 cwt; fancy Kentucky bluegrass, $20 cwt; timothy, prime, $G.75 cwt; timothy, choice, $7 cwt; white clover, $18 cwt; alfalfa, $21 cwt; spring rye, $1.85 cwt; winter rye, $1.60 cwt; beardless barley, $1.65 cwt. Prices Paid to Producers. Timothy hay, $15 ton; grain bav, $12.50 ton; alfalfa, $12.50 ton; oats, $1.25 cwt; feed, wheat, $1.25 cwt mill ing wheat 68@70c cwt; whole barley, $1.10 cwt; whole corn, old, $1.50 cwt; new, $1.45 cwt. Livestock—Steers, live weight, 5® 6Vfcc; dressed, $7.50; cows, live weight 4@4!£c; dressed. 8@:>3; sheep, live weight, 5c; dressed. 12@13c; hogs, live weight, 6%c; dressed $email@example.com; calves, dressed, ro' gh and heavy, 1M lbs and over, 8@2o; choice, 1000125 lbs, 9@10c. Poultry—Live liens, 14c lb; dressed hens, 17c. Eggs—Case, $firstname.lastname@example.org. Pacific Northwest Wheat. Portland, Ore.—Club, 89c; bluestem, 91c; red, 86%c; valley, 89c. W ash.—Bluestem, 88c; Tacoma, club, 86c; red, 84c. Hire Chinese Sleuths. For the first time in its history the Chicago police department has en gaged Chinese detectives to aid ia preserving peace in Chinatown. The result of the trial of three Chinamen wealthy exercised for murdering Chip Wai, a Chinese merchant, has so the Chicago Chinese that further war ring by the tongs is feared. Five Cn nese sleuths have been detailed T Captain O'Brien of the detective de partment to prevent further bloodsbe in the chop suey district. Murder Entire Family. Matteawan, N. J., May 18.—YViUia® D. Shepherd, a prosperous poultr) fancier and a former rough rider, was found murdered on his farm near heir that Ws violent after a mysterious warning household would meet with a death within two weeks. His wife Jennie Bendy, a servant, suffered same fate, but the Shepherd s . found sleeping months old baby was her cradle unharmed. The entire household had been ra sacked and everything of value a been taken. 190S Altogether during the y par under construe indirectly universal of near!? there will h^ve been tion buildings directly or connected with Princeton representing an expenditure two million dollars.