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General Review of Important Happen-
penigs Presented in a Brief and
Fire at Knriflfis Olty destroyed piop
crty vnluod at $100,000.
Tlio IUieilnna nre offering fabulous
prices to ships to innko Port Arthur
President Finncis Buys the St. LouIb
fair lost $1,000,000 by being forced to
clotc on Sunday.
Tho Itlo Grande is still rising in
Now Mexico.. Tho river is now the
highest in 20 years. '
Tho Duke of Cannaught, brother of
King Edward, narrowly escaped death
in an auto accident.
It is reported from St. Petersburg
that 11 vo Japanese cruisers have been
sighted off Vladivostok.
Tho New York Itapld Transit com
pony's now subway will bo opened to
the gonoral public October 27.
Thoro Is renewed anxiety regarding
tho condition of King George, of Sax
nny, whose difficulty In breathing and
gonoral weaknos are marked.
Tho battle at Port Arthur is becom
ing florcor thnu over. The Japanoso
have succeeded in placing a mortar bat
tcry which Ima tho range of tho innor
Tho Japanese nro preparing for an
other assault on Port Arthur.
Tho Portland postnl recolpts for tho
AscaI year just ended show an iucrcueo
Hitchcock doclaros that tho decision
In the Benson caso will not affect tho
prosecution of tho land ring.
John Bnirott, minister to Panama,
Is in Washington, whoio ho will confer
with the president about conditions on
A great battle is raging between Liao
Yang and Mukden. Tho Japanese
have again assumed the offensive and
tho Russian advance baa been checked.
A terrible storm swept the Honduras
coast tho latter part of September
which lasted for three days. Enorm
ous damage was suffered. The banana
crop Is reported ruined.
Field Marshal Oyama is said tq have
ordered a retreat to Liao Yang and had
it not been for General Nodsu the Jap
anese would have been defeated. Oya
ma Is likely to be recalled and succeed
ed by Nodsu.
Tho steamship Bwanley. from Hong
Kong to South Africa, with 2,280 cool
ies, grounded in the China pea. After
the ship was floated, several holes were
found in her hull and it was necessary
to land nil her passengers with provis
ions for 10 days. Assistance will be
Germany and Russia are reported to
have made a secret agreement.
St. Peterbsurg is confident that Ku
ropatkin will relieve Port Arthur.
Tokio has advlcoa that three Russian
ships at Port Arthur havo been lost.
London war experts believe that the
Russian advance Is Just what tho Jap
General Funston, in his annual re
port, urges an increase In the pay of
enlisted men in the army.
Labor Commissioner Hoff, of Oregon,
reports that the cost of living has in
creased 15 per cent in the past four
An officer who has just eecaped from
Port Arthur pays there are plenty of
stores yet untouched. The garrison
now comprises 23,000 soldiers and 10,
The Baltic fleet has at last made
what is declared by the authorities its
actual (tart for the Far Eat-t. From
othr sources, however, it is said the
fleet is uneeaworthy and another post
ponement is expected,
A daring jail break has been frus
trated at the Multnomah county jail,
Five prisoners proposed to kill the
jailer, but the plot waa revealed by a
man condemned to be hung, who is
awaiting a decision of the supreme
Burglars gained entrance to a Bilvei
Cltv, Nov., store and secured $2,300 in
It is believed a peace treaty will be
signed by Bolivia and Chilo within a
The national 1005 fair committee
will allot space and funds for exhibits
Russian police have discovered that
exiles are leaders in a movement to
revive a reignof terror.
Robbers dynamited the safe of the
Freeland, Ind,, bank. It is reported
that they secured $20,000.
Tokio has advices showing that the
Japanese losses are not nearly as large
as reported by the Russians.
Rivers in New Mexico have again
overflowed their banks, causing addi
tional loses to railroad and other prop
Assistant Secretary of the Navy Darl
ing will visit the coast in November
and inspect the Puget sound and Mare
island navy yards,
The first great American auto race,
for the Vanderbilt cup, resulted in the
death of one cbaffeur and fatal injuries
to a millionaire. An American won
REGARD DCrCAT AS COMPLETE.
London Papers Agree That Kuro
palkln Has Shot His Dolt.
London, Oct. 15. Tho London pa
pers havo to rely mainly on ofllclal re
ports for news from tho Far EnBt, but
tho dispatches thus far received regard
n comploto Japanese victory assured,
and edltoralizo from this point of viow.
Says tho Dally Telegraph:
''General Kuropatkin lma shot his
bolt. It eeomed to bo speeding well
toward tho mark, yot missed It badly.
Ho has Buffered not moroly a repulao
but a disastrous defeat, wliilo Japan's
incomparable soldiers under incompar
able gonerals havo added another glori
ous pago to the chronicle of war and
proved that Oyama is still Kuropat
kin's master In every branch of tho art
The Daily Graphic describes General
Kuropatkln's move as a "gambler's
throw," and considers the frank blunt
ness of his report to tho emperor seems
to speak the Isnguago of a man who
has dono his best with the bungling
advlco of somo superior agency.
Tho Standard finds General Kuropat
kln's dispatch full of tragic meaning,
whllo tho Dally Nows argues tho Rus
sian dash southward was prompted by
a desperate dcslro to relievo Port Arth
ur rather than to Viceroy Aloxleft'a
malign Influence, tho end of which, in
cattu of tho fall of tho (orticss, cannot
bo far ulatnnt.
Sponcor Wilkinson, in the Morning
Post, discussing strategic possibilities,
thinks tho Ibbuo will turn upon which
Bide shall first becomo exhausted by
tho protracted operations.
'Telegrams," he ft s, "do not yot
reveal tho final decision, but they cer
tainly do not point to the scnlo turn
ing In Russia's favor. It remains to bo
seen whether either army kept large
reserves ready to throw in when It bo
comes apparent that tho forces engaged
have become exhausted."
COST Or rEEDING THE ARMY.
Commissary General Reports the
Expenses Reduced to a Minimum.
Washington, Oct. 15. The annual
report of Brigadier General J. F. West
on, commissary general of 'tka Ty.
ays the total cost of feejelftigctbe' ai my
during the past fiscal year was $8,821,
760. During the year the losses wore
$418,050 in the Philippines; $7,407 on
tho transports and $120,853 In the
United States, Alaska, Porto Rico and
General Weston says it is difficult
and often impossible to prevont losses
of perishable stores, General Weston
urgently recommends tho passage of a
bill by congress to give authority to
all officers entrusted with the disburse
ment of subsistence funds to hold re
stricted amounts of such funds In thoir
personal possession. He eaya tho ex
igencies of the publlu service require an
open disregard of tho restriction of the
existing laws In cities where the tress
urer or an assistant tieasurer Is located.
He urges legislation authorising the
aa e at public auction of accumulated
subsistence stores In good condition.
General Weston says the problem of
feeding the army in the Philippines
was a difficult ono, hut "it has been
successfully solved, and subsistence
affairs in the archipelago are now run
with system and rconomy".
The subsistence department, it Is
stated, was able to make a contract for
fresh beef for tho flecal year, 1005, by
which an annual savlni; of over $140,
000 was effected. The running expense
gradually bate been teductd to a min
imum, the report cava, and a saving of
more than $40,000 made in wages of
civilian employes alone.
Wreckage Prom Troopship.
Ban Franclcao, Oct. 16. -The schoon
er Gotama, which arrived here early
this morning from Kurlle island, re
ports that on August 4, when 40 miles
a uth southwest of Cape Curat, shn
sighted a mass of floating wreckage,
she made out parts of a mast. Captain
Macomber later suemded in getting
closer to the wreckage, and established
that it was from I ho Japannwi troop
ship Kinshiu Maru, which was sunk by
tho Russians last April, when 200 per
ished. Entangled in the wreckage were
a number of headless trunks.
Passing of Negro Roustabouts.
New Orleans, Oct. 15. The passing
of the negro as a roustabout, marking
an epoch in steamboat Ing on tho Missis
sippi, was witnessed by a large crowd
of people, who today saw 00 white men,
sent here from Western and Northern
cities, go to work at the steamboat
landings in place o' the colored men.
For years the steamboat men have suf
fered from the strikes of negro roosters,
who sometimes havo demanded aa high
as $160 a month.
Great Dockworkcrs' Strike Ends.
Marseilles, Oct 16. Tho coal heav
ers whe have been on strike for nearly
two months have agreed to resume
work oa the employers' conditions.
This brings the great dockworkers'
strike to an end.
Work at Panama Progress
COMMISSION REVIEWS WORK ON
Cost of Excavating Material Has
Dccn Reduced Nearly 30 Cents
Per Cubic Yard.
Washington, Oct. 14. Members of
tho Panama canal commission now in
Washington called today by appoint
ment on President RoobovoU. A short
tlmo afterward, John Barrett, Ameri
can minister to Panama, had a confer
ence with tho president. Tho com in la
slon remained with tho president about
nan an uour. as tnoy loit too execu
tive office thoy said the visit was a
"purely complimentary call" on the
president and was without special sig
nificance It is known, however, that
they disciiBsed with him tho conditions
on tho Isthmus of Panama which havo
prison slnco tho acquisition by this
country of an Amoi lean gone, and tho
differences between tho commission and
the government of Panama. What, if
any, conclusions woro reached was not
The commlsBlonors loft with tho
president a memorandum giving In do
tall tho work accomplished on the isth
mus. Surveying parties aro at work In
tho vlcinty of Colon, making plans and
estimates for an inner harbor; also at
Gtitan, surveiyng and boring at thu
various proposed dam sites in that
neighborhood, and for a cut-off between
Gutan and Tiger Hill. At llohlo thu
surveyors aro making detailed surveys
and studies and investigating tho vari
ous damsltes that lnuo been propoied
in tiiat locality.
An engineering corps along tho main
lino of tho canal in tho vicinity of Cul
cbra Is making suivuys to determine
thu feasibility of straightening tho lines
of thu French company and to determ
ine thu amount of material removed
and to bo removed In accordaucu with
tho difleient canal plans under consid
eration. Another engineering force is
construct ing a rotorvoir in thu valley of
thu upper Rio Grande, which will furn
ish a minimum supply of 2,000,000
gallons of water a day for tho City of
Panama; also a distributing reservoir
fur tho City of Panama at Anron. It
Is also making surveys and estimates
for a sewerage system for Colon and
plans are being prepared for the con
struction of a harbor there.
The average amount of material tak
en out of the Culberacut has been from
1,000 to 1,600 coble yards a day. This
is with tha me of old French machin
ery available. Three Modern steam
shovels, which are to be put at work
on Culebra Hill, will Increase the cut
In August, the unit cost of excavat
ing material was rut 10 ou$ cents a
cubic yard, while during the tlmo
Major Black was in charge of the canal
woik the cost, according to tho French
method of excavation, was 70 cents a
EXCHANGE IDEAS ON WARSHIPS.
Important Conference Attended by
Washington, Oct 14. An important
conference was held at tho White
llnuso this evening by tho president.
Admiral Dewey, Secretary of tho Navy
Morton, Hlr William Whlto, formerly
naval ch'el of tho British navy, Ad
miral Cappes, chief naval constructor
of the UniUd States navy, lUar Admir
al Converse, chief of bureau of naviga
tion, Rear Admiral Frederick Rodgers,
Rear Admiral R. D. Evans and Com
mander Sims, inspector of target prac
tice of the United States navy. The
general subject of battleship consttuc
tion was considered at tho conference,
vlewB being exchanged between Sir
William Whlto and the American
Tho conference was called by the
president, Sir William Whlto being
asked to attend. Sir William favored
the construction of lighting shins and
not those that could run nway. This
met with tho president's approval
Tho idea found favor to have sold many
of the gunboats and cruisers, purchased
during tho recent war, which aro
maintained at great expense, and whope
complement of office) s could bo used
advantageously on the new battleships.
Dewey Offers to Assume Command.
Washington, Oct. 14. Admiral
Dewey has again offered to assume com
mand ol tho combined fleet in tha Car
ibbean sea and direct the winter man
euera. If his services can be spared
from the presidency of the general
board at that time Secretary Morton
will certainly accept tho admiral's
offer. It is probable tho admiral will
leave in the Mayflower early in' tho
new year and assume command of tho
fleet at Guautanumo. the flout will
reach Guantauumo butweou January 8
Suffering in Mexico.
Denver, Oct. 14. A News special
from Albuquerque says: Seventy
dwellings in San Marcial, 80 miles
south of Alhuqueique, have been
wrecked by the floods of the past week,
and there is great suffering and desti
tution there. Tho plight of the Mexl.
can people in tho surrounding valley is
terrible, and hundreds must statve un
less Immediate help Is furnished from
the outside, Not only tho crops and
stores, but their lands are ruined,
Snow Palls In New York.
New York, Oft. 14. The first snow
of the season fell at Albany, Bchenecl
ady and a numbei of other places up
the state today. It melted as fast as it
LOSS IS 9800,000.
Destroys Three Duslness
Blocks In Winnipeg.
Winnipeg, Man., Oct. 13. Flro to
night destroyed threo of the finest bus
iness blocks in this city, entailing a
loss of nt least $800,000. For a tlmo
tho flames threatened to spread to ad
joining buildings, and but for tho
splendid work of tho fire brigade a
much larger money damago would havo
Tho flro started in tho now Pullman
block, which was totally destroyed.
The Ashdown Hardware company, on
Ilannatino street, one of tho largest es
tablishments of Its kind in Canada, was
next attacked by tho flames. Many
explosions woro caused by powder and
cartridges carried In tho stock of the
hardware company, but no ono was in
jured, rho Rialto block and tho Great
Northern telegraph office woro also de
stroyed. Thore la no estimate of tho
amount of Insurance.
The Woodbine hotol block and
Dufferlne block wore also badly dam
aged. Tho chief sufferers in those
blocks were the Slater Shoo company,
tho Gundy Music company, Caldor'e
photorgaph supplies, and Raver's sta
tionery stock and Connelly, drugs.
The electric light and power service
was rut off owing to tho fire, and all
newspaper offiies aro in darkness.
The Free Proas ofllco, in the rear of tho
Bullman block, escaped injury.
JAPANESE GUNDOAT LOST.
Hcl Yen Strikes a Mine, and Nearly
700 Persons are Drowned.
Tokio, Oct. 13. Tho Japanese gun
boat Hcl Yen struck a mine off Pigeon
bay on tho night of Beptcmhcr 18 and
foundered. It is officially stated that
107 men wore lost. Those rescued
managed to reach Cliloo Pal Island,
from which thoy wero rescued. Per
mission was today granted by tho au
thorities to publish the details of tho
Tho Hcl Yen, which was engaged In
guard duty off Pigeon hay, was missed
by tho fleet, and a search for tho vessel
was immediately begun. Tho potty
officers and sailors found on Chlao Pal
Island reportod that at dusk on Sep
tember 18 a storm came up. accompan
ied by high seas, Tho Hoi Yen endeav
ored to return to her base, when she
suddenly struck a floating mine, which
exploded under her starboard side
amidships. The vessel began to sink,
and an attempt was made to lower the
boats. The boats wero swamped and
the ciew jumped Into the sea, wLere,
owing to the heavy combers, they were
Tho Japanese fleet carefully searched
the patrolled locality, but failed to find
any other earvlvors.
"Aa-oSclal anBOBacewiwt oT. tha
disaster, Issued t,oday, says:
"It is highly regrettable that no re
port in any form has been recevied of
the fa to of the other survivors. The
sad evert was made worse on account
of the weather, which must have added
greatly to the already awful result
caused by the explosion of the mine."
CAUGHT WITH HIS MOLDS.
Secret Service Men Swoop Down on
Counterfeiter at Work.
Seattle, Oct. 13. United States Roc
ret Service Agent Bell, of this city, to
day descended upon a counterfeiter's
cabin in the woods nine miles west of
Tacoma and raptured H. N. Stone vir
tually in the act of manufacturing
spurious United States half dollars,
quarters and dimes. Mr. Bell was as
sisted in the raid by a deputy United
States marshal, two Tacoma detectives
and a special secret service agent who
has been working on the case for two
One of the most elaborate outfits ever
captured In the Northwest was eel ted
together with the molds, which were
discovered in a stove, where they had
been placed to dry only a few minutes
before, Stone confessed his guilt when
confronted with thoevldonro, but main
tained that ho was only "experiment
ing" and had not actually put any ol
the counterfeit money into circulation,
Tho cabin In which Stono conducted
his operations Is located in .a dense
swamp, entirely removed from Human
habitation. It Is conceded that it
would hardly have been discovered had
not tho secret service officers secured a
clef in Seattle, where a considerable
part of the layout was purchased.
Many Greeks Assassinated.
Ahtens, Oct. 13, The following semi
official statement has been issued:
Hardly a day passes without assassin
ations of Greeks by Bulgarians being re
ported from Macedonia. This Sunday
in the village of llrote, near Monsstir,
an orthodox priest was murdered whllo
ho was celebrating mass, and his wife
was burned alive in her home. A
Greek notable was also assassinated in
the church. The object of these crimes
is to torroiiro tho Greeks intodeclaring
IhomFolves to ho members of the Bul
Predicted China Would Profit
London, Oct. 13 The Times today
publishes tho summary of a letter al
leged to have boen written by Li Hung
Chang shortly beforo his death, pre
dicting that little harm would come
from allowing tho Russians to hold
Manchuria, because it would lead to
war between Russia and Japan, and
then China, by espousing, thu winning
side, would be able to recover Man
churia. Russians Hold Railways.
Mukden, Oct. 13, The battle com
mented this morning along the line of
the railroad with a terriflo artillery fire
on both sides. The railway line al
most to Yentai Is In possession of the
DEATH LIST BIG
Twenty-Eight Killed in Mis
souri Train Collision.
SIXTY OTHERS ARE INJURED
Sleeping Passengers Hurled In Ev
ery Direction Scene of Wreck
on Down Grade.
Washington, Oct. 12. Twenty-nine
persons woio killed and 00 injured by
u collision of Missouri Pacific trains,
threo miles west of Warrensburg, at 4
o'clock this morning. Tho trains were
tho second section of passenger train
No. 30, which left Wichita, Kan., for
St. LouIb last night and an oxtra freight
train. Twenty-seven of tho dead are
in undortaklng rooms in this city and
the seriously wounded aro in the rail
road nospital in Sedalia.
Tho passengor train, consisting of
two day coaches, a Pullman car and a
caboose, was loaded with world's fair
excursionists, from Southeast Kansas
and Southwest Missouri. The rogular
passengor train, No. 30, had been cut
in two at Pleasant Hill on account of
the heavy load and an engine attached
to the front car without a baggage car
as a buffer.
' The extra freight had sidetracked at
Muntscrrat for tho first section of No.
30, wnlch carried signals that a second
section was following This waa fol
lowed by passenger train No. 60, which
the freight crow took tor the second
section of No. 30. Tho freight pulled
out of tho sidetrack, and three milea
west met the second section. The im
pact tolescoped tho tender of tho pas
senger engine Into the front car, which
was loaded with passengers, and It waa
hero that the sacrifice of life took place.
The passenger conductor, E. L.
Barnes, ran li tho way to Warrens,
burg and broke tho news of the wreck.
Every physician in the town responded,
and hundeda of citUens hastentd to
tho wreck and assisted the wounded
from beneath the timbers of the broken
cars. Twenty people wero killed out
right and seven dlod before 8 o'clock.
The dead were plated upon flatcars and
brought to this city, and Dr. Bills, tha
coroner, immediately impaneled a jury
and suited an inquiry which is still ia
session. The afternoon waa taken b
In identifying tha dead.
WORK ON TREATY.
New Chinese Exclusion Act Is New
Washington, Oct. IS. Secretary
Hay and Hlr Cheng Tang Liang Chaste
have at last begun to lay the fdatia
for a new Chines exclusion 'trvaty aaal
it is expected the convention will b
ready for submission to the senate at
the approaching session. Tha treaty
will, it Is understood, replace all exist
ing laws on the subject. It Is the In
tention to continue in full force In tha
treaty the principle ol tha exclusion ol
Chinese coolies and the Chinese gov
ernment Itself is perfectly willing that
this should be done. But the treaty
will contain provisions regarded aa
much needed and earnestly sought by
the Chinese government lor many
years, looking lo a more considerate.
liberal and kindly treatment of tha
higher class of Chinese seeking to enter
WILL DO OR DIE.
Kuropatkin Has About raced
Will Assume Offensive.
St. Petersburg, Oct. 1,2. A battla
upon which the fate of this year's cam
paign in Manchuria depends seeraa
only a few days ahead, Advices from
the Iront are mesger. All that la posi
tively known officially Is that General
Kuropatkin has cast the die at last,
altout faced his army and Is marrhinsr
resolutely against tho onemy as if re
solved to do or dlo. According to un
official reports, Field Marshal Oyama,
at the first sign of GouomI Kuropatkin
taking tho offensive, began drawing In
his lino and concentrating upon forti
fied positions north of Liao Yang. Ac
cording to the latest reports, which
are contained in a dispatch to the As
sociated Press from Muiden, tho Jap
anese outposlH aro being driven in all
along the line,
Scandal Over State Tunds.
Topeka, Kan,, Oct. 12. Governor
Bailey today gave out an official report
covering an examination of th state,
treasury and school fund auounts.
The reportB says: "This examination
has developed shortages, irregularities
and discrepancies amounting to many
thousands of doliara in the 12 counties
examined, In my judgment, tho same
conditions will bo found existing In
tho remaining counties of tho state,
not only in the permanent school fund,
but in thu normal and agricultural
Will Pass It Up to Emperor.
St. Putoisburg, Oct. 12. Tho stiain
ed relations between tho foreign office
and tho admiralty over the question of
contraband has reached an acute stage,
according to high authority. Foreign
Minister Larmsdorff Is Bald to consider
that ho has suffered a personal
affiont under which he cannot rest,
and purposes to raise tho Issue at tha
weekly audience with the emperor to
morrow and at tho same time tender
Stocssel Must Have Help.
London, Oct. 12. The morning
Post's Shanghai correspondent pays It
Is stated that Lieutenant General Stoea
sel has reported that unless he ia ia
lieved before December he must surrender.