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NEWS OFTHE WEEK
la a Condensed Form for Our Easy Readers. HAPPENINGS OF TWO CONTINENTS A Resume of the Less Important but Not Less Interesting Events of the Past Week. The beef trust ease is before the su preme court. Russian revolutionists predict an early outbreak. Several severe engagements have oc curred near Mukden. Russia's Third Pacific squadron will be ready to sail February 14. The movements of the Second Pacific Russian squadron are still undecided. The Nebraska supreme court has de clared the sugar bounty law unconsti tutional . A million dollars in gold has leen engaged in &m Francisco (or shipment to Japan. The North sea inquiry commission has adjourned until February. When it reconvenes Russia promises to have some sensational testimony to offer. One man was killed and half a dozen persons seriously injured in a rear-end collision in which three trains crashed together on an elevated road in New Fire damaged the cotton mill of the Edwards Manufacturing company at Augusta, Me., to the amount of 475, 000. Firemen had to fight not only the flames but a temperature of 32 de grees below zero. The czar has decided to send 200,000 more troops to Manchuria. The Japanese found 48,000 prisoners in Port Arthu,r of whom one-third are sick. The flagship of the Baltic squadron is reported to have Btruck a rock and sunk. The czar's decision to continue the war causes great indignation and brings a revolution near. The interstate commerce committee of the semite is working on a bill to regulate freight rates. As a result of a collission on the Lake Shore road near Angolsa, N. Y., eight passengers werejinjured. The continued internal strife in Santo IHtmingo may necessitate the United States to step in and put a btop to it. Secretary Hay recommends that the naturalization 1 aws be amended so as to restrict many courts from granting papers. Although orders have not been is sued, it is positive that the Russian Baltic squadron will return to Euro pean waters. In an address before the American Forestry congress the president declared we must make and enforce laws that will protect the great forests of the United States. P.ussia scouts all talk . of making peace. The czar gave General Stoessel a free hand at Port Arthur to do as be thought best. More charges of land frauds impli cate Idaho citizens, including Senator Heyburn, also Senator Clark, of Mon tana. An Ohio river steamer blew up near Huntingdon, W. V.a, killing 16 people and injuring 12 others. The steamer and 20 barges burned. More than 500 delegates were present at the opening session of the American Forestry congress in Washington. Sec retary Wilson welcomed the delegates and in his address advocated needed changes in present laws to protect the forests and water supply. There is a movement on foot to se cure legislation during this session of congress that will abolish the isthmian canal commission and place the con struction under the direct supervision of a board of engineers. It is under stood the president favors this plan. The present commission is fooling away too much time quarreling. Bitter cold marked the incoming oj the new year throughout the old world. A British steamer has just arrived at New York with a cargo of 1,100 tons of European wheat. Several torpedo boats escaped from Port Arthur and took refuge at Shang hai iust prior to the surrender of the fortress. Now that Port Arthur has fallen the bulk of the besieging army will be sent north, but some of them will go home The army before Port Arthur is vari ously stated as being between 70,000 and 120,000 men. DOINGS IN CONGRESS. Wednesday, Jan. 4. Upon, reconvening today after the holiday recess, the senate plunged di rectly into the consideration of the bill for the admission of two slates to le composed of Arizona and New Mexico and Oklahoma and Indian territory. Ileylmrn introduced a bill for the regulation of corporations, which was refored to the committee on judiciary. Senator Newlands introduced a joint resolution providing for a commission to frame and reort to congress a national incorporation act for the con struction and consolidation of railroads employed in interstate commerce. In the house Representative Mann intodueed a bill to abolish the isthmian canal commission and providing that the powers now invested in the presi dent lie extended until the end of the fifty-ninth congress. Thursday, Jan. 5. The joint statehood bill again occu pied the major portion of the day in the senate. Senator Bard introduced two bills intended to clear away olwtacles that threaten to interfere with the construc tion of the Klamath reserve irrigation project in Southern Oregon and North ern California. Senator Bailey submitted a proposed amendment to the constitution fixing the term of olhee of the president at six years and making him ineligible for re-election. The house committee on fortifications reported the fortifications bill, carrying ft,747,8!3, which is T770,'.".H less than appropriated last session. Representa tive Adams, of Pennsylvania, intro duced a bill providing for the establish ment in the District of Columbia of a whipping post for wife-beaters. FrirUw, Jan. 8. Arbitration treaties between the United States and seven foreign coun tries were made public today by order of the senate. The countries making the conventions are: (.treat Britain, Portugal, France, Switzerland, ttcr many, Italy and Spain. The nomination of W. B. Crum, a negro, to be collector of customs for the jHrt of Charleston, S. C, was confirmed by hte senate. The house passed the fortifications bill. Both houses adjourned until Mon day. NOTHING FOR RIVERS. Small Chance of dongress Passing a Bill at This Session. Washington, Jan. 7. Members of congress interested in securing river and harbor appropriations are becom ing uneasy over the repeated warnings of Speaker Cannon and other Republi can leaders that the strictest economy must be observed from now until ad journment. hue talk of this sort is always in evidence at the beginning of each session, there is more seriousness u the tones of the speaker and party leaders than usual, and the fear is spreading that they mean what they say. So far as waterway appropriations are concerned, the fear is ' not alone based on the attitude of the party lead ers, but the further and very signifi cant fact that the rivers and harbors committee, though it has been in ses sion more than a month, has accom plished absolutely nothing. One of its members declares that, notwithstand ing almost daily meetings have been held, not a single line of the bill has been framed, not a single item agreed upon. He declares that in past ses sions, when bills were reported and passed,. the committee did more actual work in two days than it has done this winter in more than four weeks. This dawdling policy, this postpone ment of action, is w hat causes the real alarm, and no member can understand what it means, unless it is that the de lay is inspired by the speaker for the sole puropse of staving off action until it is too late to put through a river and harbor bill. If it is found that this policy of delay is continued, there is apt to be a general revolt of members from districts which are sorely in need of money to continue the improvements of their waterways. Asks Fee of $200,000. Newark, N. J., Jan. 7. A fee of $200,000 for James Smith, Jr., for act ing as receiver for the United States Shipbuilding company- was asked of Judge Lannintr in the United States District court here today. Counsel for the Sheldon reorganization committee opposed the application, and said that the sum demanded was exhorbitant. He said all the money Mr. Smith han dled in the receivership was not more than $1,125,000. The credit for the resurrection of the company, he said, is due to the reorganization committee. Another New Russian Loan. St. Petersburg. Jan. 7. Official an nouncement of the issue of a new loan is published here for the first time. The amount of the loan will be $115, 750,00 . bearing interest at 414 per cent from January 1 . The first call of oonas will not be made earlier than 1917. The whole loan will be extin. guished in 1985. . WILL FIGHT IT OUT When Fcace Is Wanted, Roosevelt Will Be Mediator. ALL HAVE CONFIDENCE IN HIM Europe Agrees Our President Wilt Be Chosen to Bring About Peace When Time Comes. Washington, Jan. 9. Japan lias not made overtures Kir in-nee to Russia, di rectly or indirectly, through the Unit ed State or any other power, and con templated no such action, and now that Port Arthur has fallen, purposes to press the war in the North all the more vigorously by reinforcing the Jap anese armies at Lino Yang with the greater part of the troops which have been Jiesicging Port Arthur. This, in brief, represents the views of Mr. Ta kuhira, the Japacso minister. "The fall of Port Arthur," said the minister, "is but a step in the war whifh Japan is waging for a principle. Certainly it is an imortant step, but nothing could be further from the truth than the assumption that, tie cause Japan has captured a stronghold, the fall of which ban King been expect ed, the Japanese government will now make overtures for peace. Japan is too busy fighting. We are as much in ear nest today as we were at the outset of the war. We have made no overtures for peace, either directly or indirectly, nor have the powers approached us M .... ... -. I. ... The Russian embassy reiterated that Russia would tight all the harder in view of the temporary loss of Port Ar thur. EuroiH', it is learned, is firmly of the conviction that, however dark the out look for caco at this moment, when the prospect brightens, it is to Presi- liiit Rouscvclt that the neutrals as well as the belligerents, will look as the intermediary through win mi (tcace negotiations will be initiated. As a KurojH'an ambassador said today, the American government is practically the only government to which lioth belligerents will be willing to look for assistance in reaching a settlement when that time comes, and, aside from this fact, the high personal regard in which the president is held, Isith at St. Petersburg and at Tokio, makes it all the more probable that through him, when Russia and Japan have (ought their fight, the powers hoc for cacc. . SUBMARINES FOR JAPAN. She Has Had Thirty Shipped From Seattle in Sections. Victoria, Jan. 9. The steamer Kan- agawa Maru, which arrived today from Japan, took a cargo of submarine I Hints on her last trip from Seattle. These were shipped in sections. It is under stood that the Japanese government now has about 30 submarine vessels, many of which are now ready for ser vice. Others are Ix'ing put together at Kure. Home foreigners will assist to man them. Captain Orlan Cullen, inventor of the Cullen ball-bearing gun, arrived on the Kanagawa Maru, from Tokio, after taking a cargo of submarines and heavy ordnance to Japan. He left Trieste in November on an Austrian steamer via Constantinople, having the guns mani fested as agricultural implements. TO FORTIFY AGAIN. Japan Already Has Men and Material for Port Arthur. Chefoo, Jan. 9. General Nogi is pre pared, through agents who have been recruiting for months, to put a horde of Chinese coolies at work in the reforti fying of Port Arthur immediately that the Russians are disposed of. Vast quantities of cement and timlier are ready on the Yalu river for this pur pose, while steel plates and other man ufactured necessaries are ready in Japan for transportation to the fortress. The Japanese are confident that the refortifying of Port Arthur will place it in a better condition than ever. Worn by Grief and Labor. New York, Jan. 0. General Nogi is visibly affected by the tremendous sac rifice of Japanese lives in the success of his plan, according to a dispatch from a correspondent with the third army. IIib very outward appearance has change. lie lias grown careless in dress, and strangers often find it diffi cult to pick out the aged, haggard man as the man who refers to General Stoes sel as the hero of Port Arthur, notwith standing he surrendered the fortress. General Nogi, it is recalled, lost two sons, his only children, in the war. Conference on Reclamation. Washington, Jan. 9. The engineers who are employed in the government reclamation service began their second annual conference here today. Kepre sentatives were present from all parts of the West. EVENTS OF THE PAST YEAR I January. 1 All Chicago theaters rloaed. In eonae- ?uenre of Iroqnnla Theater holocaust of e. SO. .... Death at Uen. J me lxng ilrwl, 4- Cengres ressaemble and hear l. rial meaaeg from President on I'anant question Kir deatroi north wing of low Stat eapttol, -Thirty killed In Rock Ielnd wreck nf Topok, Kan. .... Poller exploalon ou llrltlah cruiser Wallaroo kill 4S. tersou. -Death of Uen. John It. Uorilofl. .... learner Clallam sink In 8 trait a of Juan d Foes; 52 live Inat Chlnvae Kmperor ratine treaty making Mukden and Autttng open porta, .... Death of Hon. Cba. Foster of Ohio. IS-Deth of Col. Chat. Danny of Indi an. 14- Death ef i Governor Aat S. Bnahnfll of Ohio. 15- N'aw government Uke hold In Tan am a. is -Death of George Fmnrl Train. '.'J Tornado B Monndvllle, Ala., kill ST persona ami Injuria ovar 100. .... Flood along Indiana and Ohio river 2.1-Aleaund. Norway, destroyed by flr. S.V-On hundred and nlnaiy miner en tnnihed In mlae ner I'lttaburc. .... Ver dict In IroQuola Thaatar Br ess retnrned In Chicago. .... Mr. Flereue Maybrlt-k re leased from English prlaon. 2ttFlfteea live lost In mine accident In Victor, Col Conviction and sulcld of Wbluker Wright. Kagllsh promoter. February. 3 - Death of i Secretary of Navy William C. Whitney. ArUala and Japan break diplomatic re lation. 7 -Ureal conflagration In rUltlmer. 5 Japan land troop lu Korea. 9 -Japan win naval victory over Roeala at Port Arthur. tO-Jspnee destroy two Ituaelaa thlp at Chemulpo, d rapture 2.000 Huaalan tro..a near that city Huaaia and Japan de clare war. IS-Bit hundred Rnaalaa Midler frnirn to death a i.ake Baikal Death of Senator II. A. Ilanna. 25Jspanes take four ltulaa torpedo boat elf Port Arthur. 23 -Panama Canal treaty ratified by U. 8. Senate. M)ret fir In Rochester, N. T. 17 -Burning of wlscoualo BUtebous In March. JCellan of at eel frame for 11 atory hotel la New York: 14 people killed. jbd Domnard rert Artnar. II New Tork and lludaon Itlver Tunnel Co.' tuaael under North Ulver completed. , . five hour naval battle off rert Arthur; RuaoUn abandon th town. I I'n ted State Sunretne Court hand dewa daataloa advent to great Northern ecarltlea Company merger. ie-Kueelaa torpedo toat aeairoyer siown p In Port Arthur harbor. is -Daniel j. Scully, eottan aiug, ana- send payment; panic a New Tork Cotton Kxrhanga lonrd Wood confirmed Malor,eerl by Heuate. 21 Kartbauake altocka felt'ln New Kng- land State Toruad damage lllgglua- vine, Me. 2.1 SO- Ietnict v floood In Bttle or Middle Wret. ! -Death of Sir Edwin Arnold Five negroe lynched by mob at St. Charles, Ark. 20 Two more necroe I v ached at St. Chart ea, Ark., making IS lynched la on week Tornado kill (It peraona near Caruthenvtlle, Mo. 81 illg atrlk or Iowa miners oegloa. April. Rnialan driven from Koron by Jap- sen advance. S rrealdent of Mormon Church laane or der prohibiting polygamy. 12 -Rulan Lattleablp rotropavlovtk aunk oh Tort Arthur; Admiral MakarofT and 7W other killed, famoua painter, Vereatchtgln, among them. IS KXDlooloa on Dattleihln Miaaouri Kins 2S mn. U tJreat Or In whnleaal dlatrlct of To ronto, Canada; loaa, HO.Uio.OOO. .... Ilouae laaaea Oklahoma and Arlioua Statehood illl. 20 Deith of Grace Greenwood, once pop- alar writer. 22 Carn barn bandit, Neldenneyer. Man and Van Dine, eircnted In Chicago. 23 Japaneao routed at mouth or Yalu Elver. 27 Ownership or I'anama canal property tmneferrod to United Htatc. HO Opening of 1-oulnlaua rurcbaa Kxpo- altlon In lit. Loul. May. 1 Jannnea rout Rtiaalan it end of five- day' light on the Yalu Death of An- touln IJvonk, Bohemian mualiian 1U0 live loat by hurricane In Cochin, China. 2 Death or KilKar nwrett Jap- nea eaptnr Newchwang. o ueata or ntarcu Jmai, uungnriaa pa triot and novelist Death of e'reua van Lenbach, Bavarian artht. J pa nea capture Ualny. T-Death of Andrew McNally, Chicago publisher. H ifeata or neary n. oianiey, African xplorer. 12-Illlnoi Kepnmiraa convention meet and deadlock develope. 15 Japaneao naiueeiiip uatauae strike Ruaalan niln off Port Arthur and alnka with 441 men; cruiser Ynahluo rammed by Kaaaga and 210 of crew lost. IS Japaneao army driven bark to Feng wsngrheng with heavy Ion. llllnota Kepuhflt-uu ronventlon d- iourn until Miy 31 with deadlock uu iroken. 22 tiiploaton of firework factory In Kind lay, O., kill several employe Japa nese lose 10,000 meu In land attark on 1'ort Arthur; Huaalan los 8.00O. 25 Ten miner iiidocnted In tunnel at Wllllaniatowu. Pa., In coal mine Vaino City, Ml., destroyed by Ore with t2,0UO,0UO loaa. 2 Boiler of towboat Fred Wllann blow up near IOulvllle, Ky., killing 13 person. .... Russian defeated by Japanese In Ts- tung pass Japanese capture Klnchou and drive Ruaalan from Nanihan Hill; heavy lp f Uf on both aide Uus- lin burn, loot and abandon Port Dalny. 2 Death of Beuator M. 8. Quay of Penn sylvania. 2 15,000.000 fir la pier and shipping n Jersey City, N. J. Jane. Illinois Rennbllcsn convention adlonm. after 11-day aeaalon. Fir in corning uinuiicry in reoria, 111 . deatrov 14 live and ll.O00.000 worth of property. 6 Mob wreck amphitheater In St. Lou la, when bullfight I (topped. t sutaen non-uuiua uuurm antra oj aj. namlt explosion at Independence, Col. Death of L. Z. Letter, Chicago multi millionaire. 10 Death of Laurenc tlutton, lltreray man. Short reroonnl. Jams W. A. MacDonald, New York' a god tculptor, has been an artist more than alxty year. Stovan Zikltuch, 117 year old, living at NiHh, Servia, wai well acquainted with Lord Byron. Although 85 year old, Mra. Sarah Mc Laughlin of Lynn, Mas., dos a good lay'i work binding ghoes. 14-rnd of atrlk of lak captain. 1H Hurtling of steamer General Hlornnt In Kaat Mlver, New York! I.ww ucron per. lah. .... Vladivostok eqitadron alnka two Japaneao traiiaporte, dealrovlng 1,000 llveo. is -American Herb la Cige wen lf llMtattattt. t, . . ;h- Klv thonaand Rusalana killed and wounded at llali hens. SI -Republican national ronventlon opena In Chit-ago. , ... 2.1 - HiH.evlt and Fairbanks nominated la Clilraao, iM '.7 -J pane defeat Ruaalan In two- dare' light at Dalln 1 1 1 II. , S-Death of "Dau" Kmett, rompooer of "DUle." .... Nine million acre of land thrown open to eettlemcut In Nebraak. '.V-H tea mer Norg loet In North Allautl Occaa; over TOO person perish. Jal. S--Twent perwrn killed In Waban wreck at l.ltrhneld, III. ft- I'eople' parly national convention nominate WaUon and Tlliblr. 0 Demacrstle national convention meet In St. ltils Heavy rains cua great fiootla lu Kanaaa. I-Democratic ronventlon nominate Al len II. Trker for I'realdcnl. 10 - Henry , Da via named for Ylc Ire Idcut by Democratic cotivrntlon Mar- hlehcad, Ohio, wrecked by riploalon IT killed and 60 Injured lu train wreck at klld vale. N. J. 11 - Thirty thousand Japanese killed of wound. -.1 In attack on Part Arthur, W-Ntrlke of N,u packing bouse em. ptoyes begins la Western clllea, .... Death of Mayor H. M (Ooldcii Ktilrl Jotiea'lu To ledo, O Mrt live lat In cloudhurat and Hoim near Uaulla. . . 13 t". A K. I. evctimh.n trsln wrecked at HlenwntH, III ; .' killed and VI Injured. 14 -Death of I'aul Kniger. il 24 -Ullotta times at Hourateel, R. D '.'4 - Ittiaaiana evacuate Newcbwnnc after twodaya' battle Ittiulaua lnk llrltlah tcnmlilp Knliiht t'ominamler off lu. 2T -Knglaittl proteata In lttila rcgarttln( Inking of ateamaliln Knlk'hl Commander. I'M -Drawing for li.wcl.tnl teaerrallou laud brgun la Chambrrlnlu, H. D. August. 1- Death of ettlovernor Itobt. E. Pntll on of I'eitnaylvanl. 2- Illinois fenlral train robbed f,r "sr vey. III Death of Mrs. Nelson A. Mile. 3- Hrlllh expedltln enter l.baa, lb "forbidden rltv." 4d-Japanea attark rrt Arthur. 7- Wreck on Ida I Irani! railway near I'lnoii, Col,, rouse Ui deal ha. U-Death of t Keualor eo. Q. Veat or Missouri. 10-Former 1'reniler Waldech Rottaaeau of Franc die. .... Naval battle off I'ort Ar thur. i:i -Turkey yield t demanda of Culled Hi ate In regard t American himl 14 Ktisslsu Vlaillt oatok siUsdrou defeat ed by Japanese In Ml rails of Cores. 1(1 -Mob burns two negroes st stake la ntateshoro, lia Death of Hon. Terry Hannah at Traverse City. Mich. l-Torneilo In North tit. t.oul Ken- ersl afUrk on I'ort Arthur, Li-Toenail lu HI. I'aul, Mlnneapolle and vicinity kllla 10 person nd rsuac a,aai,. oc loss. IM - llusalsn cruise' Novlk beached after two dnya' tight lluaslaua win La It Is at I'ort Arthur. .H-Cable line t Alaska la completed. Keptrmlter, I-Japanea take I jtlo Yang. 8 Illg fire lu Memphla, Tenn. 4- Trnemeut bouse tire In New York end 14 lives. t-Stock yanU atrlk In Clilcag I euded. .... Death of Itev. lleo. C. lrlmer. It Huaalan rrulaer Lena arrive In port at Kan Fraiielacn. 15 Death of Prince Herbert ttlatnarrk. Itt .-Two million dollar wharf tire lu Hal t's , N. 8. 21 Peter Karageorgevltrh rroword King of Kervla. 24-Hlitytw person killed In train wreck nesr Knoivllle, Tenn Mt. Vesu vius In eruption. '.H-Death of Ijifradlo Hesrn. author. 2H Japanese rapture Ta Pass. -- Death of Keitalur Ueorgv Frlsbl Iloat of Msssuchtisvtl. October. 1 -Deslh of Rlr Wllllnm Vernon Itar court. 4 Death of Frederic A. Hnrlhnldl, f. motia French actilptor Puetiimstt-r tit-n. ernl Henry C. Piivne tiles. 10-Robert J. VVjniie aipttlnled l'oattnaa. ler (icnernl Miaaouri I'acltlc wreck near Wnrrcnaburg, Mo., kllla 21) ix-nple. 11-Kti-amer Call alnka off I'rluc ICd- wanl' laliintl; 11) Uvea lost. 14 -King (ieorge of Hamny dies Famln lu Nwctllsh province of tlotrhurg. liohtia Huaslaii lose great bntllo near Yental. 1. H 17 Crent battle aouth of Mukden. 22 HliaalHIl llnltlc fleet flrt-a upon Ktigllah fishing bonis and alnka two of them. 24 - Kngland demnnda repnrntlou for alnk Ing of flahlug bont by Huaalan fleet. 2fl Uuaal rud not of ipology to Eng. land. 27 Mr. line Kratiaa rnnfease murder of stepdaughter In Hartford City. I ml. 2H-F.I Ooveruor lico. K Nnah of Ohio dropa dead Kugland and Huaaln an re to refer North Hen affair to arbitration court Tweuty one miner killed by mine exploalon In Terobt, Cul, November. A -French ateniner tilronde aunk In col Union off Herblllou, Algiers, and 100 live loat. H-Rooarvrlt and Fnlrbanka elected by Uiiprcrcitf ntcd nut Jorll lea. IS Hale aweepa Atlantic ('(.tint Rl.itea 111 HiiHMlnn torpedo bont dcHtrnyer Hna toropny blown up In htirbnr of Cho Foo. IS Kxploalon lu initio at Morrbtacy, linn., kill 14 miner Uu explosion lu Chi- csiio kllla four men. 1U Hurulng of Miaaouri building at th World' Fulr; one llremuu killed VV. C. P. Hrec klnrlilKt dies. 20 Twelve persona lose live In burning of Brooklyn, N. Y., lenctuenls 7oo,wJ fire lu biinlueaa aectlon of Cincinnati. 2. t-Htcamer Klpla ll lu llluck Sea, with 77 persona nboard. 29- Death of Mttdnme Jannuacbck, famoui actres. December. 1 Loulalnna I'urchnse Ripoaltlon In Bt. Ixnils cloaca Heventh luungtiratlnn of Prealdent Dlaa of Mexico Haley (Jin found guilty of inanalutiKhter at Newcnatlu, Ind Peter Nlaaen, Inventor of a roller boat, die lu contrivance on l.nke Mlchlgnn. 2 Death of Mt. U. II. Gilbert, veteran actreaa. 5 Death of ex-Pot master Ceneral .Tame N. Tyner. .... Opening of luat CMlon of 68tb Congress. 8 Japiiuese wipe out Ruaalan fleet at Port Arthur. , 18 HI fire In Minneapolis. 21 Death of ex-Henator Onorge L. Rhnnp of Idaho Cougrcs adjourua for holiday reces. Odd and Bod. A plucky man refiiHCs to stand and lot others pluck him. A aoclety woman's Idea of a foolish girl Is one who wants to marry for love. 1 Don't blame the postman for falling to deliver a letter that was never written.