Corvallis gazette. (Corvallis, Benton County, Or.) 1900-1909, January 06, 1905, Image 2

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Condensed Form for
Busy Readers.
A Resume of the Less Important but
Not Less Interesting Events
of the Past Week.
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.
The Oklahoma statehood bill will
come before the senate immediately
after the' holiday recess.
Sev.eral torpedo boats escaped from
Port Arthur and took refuge at Shang
hai just prior to the surrender of the
Before surrendering Stoessel sunk
the damaged warships in Port Arthur
harbor. The Japanese severely criti
cise this.
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
otiA ion rtnn man
If Senator Mitchell follows the inex
orable rule of seantorial etiquette, he
will not appear on the floor of the sen
ate again until the courts have taken
. final action in the matter of the indict
ment against him.
The cotton mill strike at Fall River,
Mass., continues with both sides deter
mined not to give in.
The grind of the Federal grand jury
goes on, and another report for the
expectant public will soon be made.
Silver is growing scarce. The price
has rdvanced, and the market is such
that the consumer waits on the pro
ducer. "
Chicago held memorial services De
cember 80 in remembracne of the Iri
quois theater disaster, the occasion be
ing the first anniversary.
Preparations are being made at Vlad
ivostok for the" reception in the dry
docks of any of, the Baltic squadron
il i J 3 H 1 XI-- XI L
inai may neeu aocKing wiien mo iieet
reaches that port.
The London city police have arrested
two members of an international gang
which for two or three years is alleged
to have been conducting extensive forg
eries in 5 Bank of England notes.
Boston's submarine tunnel is open
for business. The tube is a mile and a
half long, and connects Boston and
East Boston, running under the harbor.
The cost was three million dollars.
About three and one-nan years was
consumed in constructing the tunnel
Owing to the crisis in Morocco, the
French navy yards show great activity.
England is again enveloped in a
heavy fog andgall ships are detained at
-the mouth of the Thames, unable to
Admiral Kazankoff has been recalled
as Russian commissioner in the North
sea inquiry and will be replaced by
Vice Admiral Doubasoff . Sickness is
given as the reason.
The Montana agricultural exhibits at
St. Louis are being packed for, ship
ment to Portland.' The mineral ex
hibit will leave Butte for the Lewis
and Clark fair Bhortly.
Kuropatkinis absolutely certain that
he will ultimately win over the Japan
ese, while the vice governor of Japan's
national bank says Japan must win;
that no sacrifice is too great.
The Japanese attempts to raise the
Russian cruiser Variag have been dis
continued. It will be impossible to re
commence work before spring, by which
time the steel plates forming the hull
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111U J 1V1 wullUDDUlg U 1 1 VI UMQ
' . given certificates of election to two Re
publican senators, whose places were
contested by Democrats. Democrats
regard it as highly probable that Gov-
. ernor Peabody will be reseated by this
Prince Yildaroff hasf been reported
as among the killed in a" recent list sent
to St. Petersburg.
The recent retirement of Rear Ad
miral Silas Terry -has resulted in the
promotion of Captain .Joseph E. Craig
to be admiral.
An officer from an English steamer
just out from Vladivostok says no Rus
sian torpedo boats have .arrived there
from Port Arthur.
" of Lake Michigan indicate that the
damage resulting from the storm wlil
aggregate $500,000.
The president is presenting his ideas
on railroad freight, rates to congressmen
An - unknown steamer has been
stranded in Hell's Hole, off Cape Hat
teras, as a result of the storm raging
"- along the Atlantic coast. -
Two Japanese cruisers have been
. sighted off Hong Kong. It is believed
t'aey are scouting vessels from the fleet
Bent after the Russian Baltic squadron
M. A. Meyerdorff, a special land
- agent, on the way to Portland to help
in the land fraud! cases, attempted to
- commit suicide at Denver.
Denver. Election Frauds to be Probed
to the Bottom.
Denver, Jan. 4. Stretching its hands
so as to cast a shadow over every man
and woman in any way implicated in
election frauds in the city and county
of Denver( on, before or after Novem
ber 8, the supreme court has ordered
an investigation so sweeping - in its
scope that every phase of the election
may be scrutinized and everything that
bears upon it in any way may be made
known by judicial inquiry.
Alva Adams, Democratic candidate
for governor, who appeared from the
returns to have been elected, but who
has declared that he does not want the
office tainted with fraud, asked the
court to open every Denver ballot box,
but the order of the court goes beyond
the mere examination of the ballots
and provides for an investigation of the
registration lists, the campaign expen
ditures, and, in brief, all election
matters. Samuel W. Belford, attorney
for Adams, and Henrv J. Hersey, at
torney for the Republicans,
asked the
court to make its. order of such breadth
that the court need not stop at anything
in the investigation. The court said
that was what it meant to do, and in
structed the lawyers to agree upon the
wordine of the order, and present it to
the court for arpoval.
Chief Justice Gabbert said that
while the petition did not state facts
entitling the petitioner to such, an in
vestigation as proposed, the court had
decided that an investigation might
end in discovering the guilty persons
Railway From Medford
Crater Lake Route.'
Good Prices and Brisk Market Pre- New
vail in Grant County.
John Day Uattle . buying among Medford For several months past
Grant county stockmen has been quite the bouthern Oregon Development com
active since the heavy sales last fall.
So many engaged in this rather un
usual form of stock transaction that
the home supply became practically
exhausted some time ago, and they
are reaching out into the surrounding
territory. The bulk of the business
was carried on very quietly, and re
sulted in a good ' many surprises.
Growers who make a practice of selling
off young stock were approached by
local buyers, and asked whether they
knew of any such for sale in their
neighborhood. The reply was general
ly that they had bought up all to be
Conditions favor this demand.
Prices have been down to bedrock,
close sales of fat stock had been general
throughout the county, and feed and
pasture are unusually plentiful.- . Izee
cattlemen have made the largest pur
chases of young stock and steers, and
several large bands have been taken in
to that section for wintering. Henry
Trowbridge and Johnny Laycock have
just driven 436 head of steers over to
their pastures in that valley. They
were purchased chiefly in the Burnt
fiver country, at prices ranging from
pany has been engaged in running sur
veys, securing rights of way, and doing
other preliminary work toward the
building of a railroad to the big timber
belt located about 20 miles east of
Medford, on the Crater lake road.
The surveys have been made from
thesite of the Butte Falls Mining
company's plant to a point on the des
ert some eight miles from Medford, and
rights of way have been secured over
most of the route. The Medford and
Crater Lake Railroad company has
been oragnized by A. A. Davis, B. F.
Adkins, J. M. Keene, R. H. White
head, B. H. Harris, W. F. Enthrop
and W. I. Vawter. Articles of incor
poration were prepared and filed with
the secretary of state. The capital
stock of the incorporation is placed at
$500,000, and its object is to construct
and operate a railroad from Medford
east to the timber belt and Crater
This company supersedes the South
ern Oregon Development company, and
takes over the rights of way, surveys,
etc., of that company. A permanent
organization, with eleection of officers
will soon be made.
w iiu vvcic icopuiioiuio iui vm? vvmmio- $25 VQT head
sion of the gross frauds that had been 1 -
revealed in the contempt proceedings.
There must have been some persons be
hind the election officers and others
who committed frauds, the court be
Ball Cartridges Among Blanks Are
Traced to the Packers. .
Washintgon, Jan. 4. As the result
of investigation made by direction of
General Crozier, chief of ordnance, it
has been ascertained that among the
1,750,000 blank cartridges issued last
summer to the regular and militia
troops which took part in the manoeuv-
ers at Manassas, Va., and in California,
two ball cartridges were found, one at
the Virginia camp and the other in
California. The person who packed
the California cartridge was traced by
the initials on the box and was prompt
ly discharged. In the Virginia case it
was impossible to find the offender.
As an additional precaution, all the
blank cartridge cases at the Frankford
arsenal have been overhauled and
weighed, with the result that one ball
cartridge was found. In that case the
person who packed the case was dis-
harged. -
To guard against the possibility of
such an, occurrence, General Crozier
has directed that each box of blank
cartridegs shall be weighed before seal
ing. The presence of a ball cartridge
can be easily detected by this method.
Gold Found Near Mosier.
The Dalles Parties from Mosier,
who were in The Dalles say considera
ble excitement has been caused in
Mosier over the discovery ot gold on
the head of Mosier creek. A man
named Thomas is reported to have come
into Mosier a few days ago with a
handful of gold that he stated he had
dug out of the ground five or six miles
south of the town. Thomas is said to
be a responsible person, and his report
of finding a valuable mine is given cre
dence by the people who know him
Several residents of Mosier have gone
to the vicinity of the reported find, in
tending to locate claims if the alleged
mine proves to'be what Thomas repre
sents it to be. '
New Company at Work.
Grants Pass The Michigan Mining
& Milling company, which recently
bought a large tract of mineral ground
on Applegate creek, of Murphy district,
near Grants Pass, has gone enterpris
ingly to work under the supervision of
W. T. Perry, of Portland, in the devel
opment of the property. The land em
braces much good timber, water right
and quartz and placer diggings. The
quartz ledges will be given especial at
tention by the Michigan company,' as
the veins give promise of unusual
worth. Buildings" and quarters for the
workmen will be erected at once, and
the opening up of the claims will pro
ceed with the best possible dispatch
Scheme To Be Tried Out by Interest
ed Parties Near Freewater.
Freewater A. C. Brannon and J. B.
Twelliger, who reside west of this
place, are sinking wells to irrigate
tracts of hitherto unimproved lands to.
the west and north of Freewater.' The
water will be pumpec with gasoline
propelled pumps, for distribution over
the land. Therev are at least 1,000
acres tributary to freewater which are
idle for the lack of water. The Walla
Walla river has been appropriated by
persons having riparian , rights, and
only by sinking wells can a supply be
obtained. .
The Freewater section seems to have
once been the head of a lake, and the
gravel has so accumulated that water
percolates as though through a sieve,
winter irrigation seems to have the de-
Sired effects in soil of sufficient density
to grow crops without summer irriga
tion, but this soil needs water through
the hot months.
Washington Grand Jury Adopts the
President's Suggestion.
Washington, Jan. 3. The local
grand jury in making its final report
for the present term of the supreme
court of the District of Columbia today
recommended the establishment of
whipping-posts in the district. The
question has been much agitated ever
since the president in his last annual
message recommended corporal punish
ment for" wife-beaters m the District of
Columbia. The recommendation of
the jury was as follows:
The efficacy of establishing the
whipping-post as a means of punishing
wife-beaters and petty larceny offenses
has been investigated by this body, and
the majority of the members are of the
opinion that it would prove very effect
ive in reducing the number of these
reprehensible crimes." .
Coming Events.
Inland Empire Sunday school insti
tute, Pendleton, January 30.
Animal shows, Polk County Goat,
Poultry and Sheep association, Dallas,
January 19-20; poultry Bhow, New-
berg, January 10-13; poultry show
Albany, January, 18-21,
State Horticultural society, Portland,
January 10-11.
.prohibition oratorical -.League con
test, McMinnville, April 14. .
National American Woman Suffrage
association, Portland, June 22-28.
Jjewis and tJiark Centennial exposi
tion, Portlaand, June 1-October 15,
Line Into Nehalem. .
Astoria While no information of an
official nature can be obtained, there is
an authentic report that the Astoria &
Columbia River Railroad company has
purchased the six miles of logging road
built by the Benson Logging company
at Clatskanie, and is preparing to ex
tend it into the Nehalem valley, as an
excellent grade can be found in that
section. The road, which is of Stand
ard guage, was built and equipped for
conducting logging operations. Re
cently all the logging trains were taken
off, and the line is now used exclusive
ly by the railway in hauling freight to
Clatskanie and vicinity.
Bandits Are Supreme.
Paris, Jan. 4. The measures' con
templated by the French government
for the security of the neighborhood of
the towns in Morocco have not yet been
completed, partly owing to the fact
that there has not yet been the time
necessary for the purpose since France
first undertook the task, and partly be
cause many matters of detail remain to
be settled when the French represent-
ative, M. Saint-Rebe Taillander, meets
the sultan at t ez at the end of the
month. Oriental dilatoriness also
counts for something in the delay.
Coal for Russian Fleet.
Bombay, Jan. 4. Russian agents
here are endeavoring-to purchase 100
tons of coal and to charter .: vessels to
carry it. Up to the present no ship
ments have been made, but it is- be
lieved that the British steamer Henry
Bolckow, of 639 tons net, owned by the
Bombay & Persian steam naviagtion
company, limited, of Bombay, ha
been sold to Russia. She has sailed
hence in ballast for Saigon, French
Cochin China. " : .
Two Cruisers Return.
St. Petersburg, Jan. 4. A report
that the cruisers Orel and Izumrud, of
the second Pacific squadron, have been
ordered to return is current here, but
lacks official confirmation; If the re
port should prove true, Vice Admiral
Rojestvensky may be obliged to await
reinforcements from the Third Pacific
squadron. , 1
Diphtheria Under Control.
Grants Pass The health officers of
the cityave the diphtheria epidemic,
manifest here for several weeks past,
well under control. The original 13 or
14 cases have now been reduced to five
or six, and most of -these are on the
way to recovery. - Five deaths'occurred.
Strict quarantine regulations have been
enforced upon those afflicted and upon
the inmates of . residences where the
disease has been. Coming at - Christ
mas time, the dread caused a. consider
able falling off in the anticipated holi
day shopping. ,
To Enlarge Brick Plant.
Eugene After a year' or ''more -of
planning and experimenting, Messrs
Martin & Mack, who own the brick
yard on Wallace butte, near this city,
have finally completed., arrangements
to enlarge their plant to a great ex
tent. They intend to put up a large
building, a new mud mill to be secur
ed, and several other pieces of machin
ery, which will make their plant com
plete. The new plant will be a great
addition to Lane county.
Reserve Land Restored.
Oregon City By the recent order of
the Interior department there is rein
stated for public entry substantially
thesame acreage in the Cascade forest
reserve that was withdrawn about one
year ago, pending an investigation by
the department; Much of this land,
having been restored to settlement,
will be open to settlers within, three
months through the Oregon City land
Power for Trolley Roads.
Eugene Chief Engineer Diers, of
the Willamette Valley Electric Rail
way company, is now preparing to put
a force of men at work at Martin's
Rapids, on the McKenzie river, where
the waters are to be taken out by
means of a flume and conducted to the
site selected for the power station some
distance below. The engineer esti
mates that 5,000-horsepower will be
developed, which, he thinks, will be
sufficient for operating the entire sys
tem of electric roads as planned at the
present time.
Bores for Artesian Water.
Baker City W. L. Vinson, manager
of the Emma mine, a few miles east of
this, city, has begun to bore an artesian
well to obtain water for te mine.
The work is being watched with a great
deal of interest by a number of people
who own land in the vicinity of the
mine, it Mr. Vinson succeeds m pro
curing water it will demonstrate the
fact that perhaps other land can be
brought under cultivation by boring
wells f oi irrigation
Prize-Packed Fruit. J
La Grande The Oregonian Produce
company, of La Grande, has been
awarded first honors by a committee of
over 50 commission men'and dealers in
San Francisco, for the best packed
fruit, competing with Colorado, Cali
fornia, Washington and Idaho. A. A.
Gust, manager of the company in this
city, has just returned from San Fran
cisco. . -' - . . .
Year's Work Shows Progress.
Cottage Grove The year that has
just passed. finds the Bohemia mining
district in advance of . the years that
have gone by." There' has been no
boom, but lots of good hard work that
showed when the books were closed at
the end of the year. The quantity
and quality of the ores are satisfying
to the owners.
President is Making Several Changes
Among Ambassadors. ,
Washington, Jan. 3. President
Roosevelt is devoting some time at
present to consideration of important
appointments in the diplomatic and
consular service, which are to be made
formally by him at the beginning of
next March. Secretary Hay had a
conference with the president today be
fore the meeting of the cabinet, and
it is understood that the matter of ap
pointments in the diplomatic service
was one of the subjects discussed.
While no official announcement of the
president's intention regarding the po
sitions has yet been made, it is known
that he has decided upon several
changes. Joseph H. Choate, ambassa
dor to the court of St. James, has indi
cated that he does not desire to con
tinue in that position. He will be suc
ceeded by Whiteslaw Reid, proprietor
of the New York Tribune, who was at
one time minister tov France.
General Horace Porter, American
ambassador to France, will retire from
that position soon after March 4. He
was appointed by the late Presidnt Mc-
Kinley, and, with the expiration of his
present, term, will have served the
United States at the French capital
eight years. The president has decid
ed on General Porter's successor, but at
this time no announcement of his de
cision can be made.
Charlemagne Tower, American am
bassador to Germany, and Robert S.
McCormick, Americaan ambassador to
Russia, will continue at their respect
ive posts. -
Bellamy . Storer, American ambas
sador to Austria-Hungary, will continue
in his present place until the president
decides to transfer him to another post
in the diplomatic service.
As to the ambassadorship to Italy,
nothing definite can be said now. It
has -been rumored that Ambassador
George Von L. Meyer is to succeed
General Porter at Paris, but it can be
said that such a change is not certain.
The probabilities are that Mr. Meyer
will remain at Rome. General Powell
Clayton having decided to relinquish
his post as ambassador to Mexico at
the end of the present administration,
he will be succeeded by Edwin H. Con
ger, now United States minister to
China. It is hot expected that Mr
Conger will continue long at the Mex
ican capital, as he is understood to in
tend to return to his home Btate of Iowa
to be a candidate in succession to Gov
ernor Cummins. He will be succeeded
by David E. Thompson, of Nebraska,
who at present is minister to Brazil
Mr. Thompson accepted the appoint
ment to Brazil-with the understanding
that he would be appointed to a higher
place in the diplomatic service as soon
as opportunity afforded.
Mr. Conger will be suceeded at the
court of Pekin by William. W. Rock-
hill, at present director of the bureau
of American republics, who is recogniz
ed as an authority on all subjects per
taining to China and the Chinese.
John K. Gowdy, who was appointed
by President McKinley American con
sul general at Paris, will be succeeded
by F. H. Mason, who is now consul
general to Berlin. In succession to
Mr. Mason, John Lewis Griffiths, of
Indianapolis,, will be named.
It is expected that some other changes
will be made in the corps of American
ministers, but at this time they are not
obtainable for publication.
Port Arthur Gives Up After Fight
ing Eleven Months.
Stoessel Confesses He Fouud Further-
Resistance Was Only a Useless
Sacrifice of Lives.
New York, Jan. 3. Port Arthur,
whose hills for months have run red
with the blood of the bravest of two
warlike nations, has at last succumbed
to the fierce tenacity of the Japanese
attack. General Stoessel, most stub
born in carrying out the will of his
sovereign, has seen the sdvance of the
besieging army gain in momentum and
energy, until to hold out longer would
have been a crime against humanity.
The conditions of the surreneder are
not yet known, but in all quarters it is-
anticipated that they are such as an
honorable soldier may accept from a
brave and victorious enemy.
At 9 :45 o clock last night the com
missioners completed signing of the
capitulation agreement. Both armies
had suspended hostilities five hours
earlier. The city of Port Arthur will
be occupied by the Japanese today.
The authorities at St. Petersburg, in
the absence of direct official notice
from General Stoessel that Port Arthur
has surrendered, have not permitted
the news to become public. Emperor
Nicholas is in the south of Russia, and
his ministers are for the time being in
the dark as to what dispatches have
been sent to him from the front. Tokio
is the scene of rejoicing, people finding
in the outcome compensation for all
the sacrifice of life and money that was
entailed in the ten months' siege.
To what extent the fall of Port Ar
thur will make for a restoration of
peace is an open question. There is
an encouraging note in the expression
of Baron Hayashi, Japanese minister
to London, of the "hope that in some
way it will- facilitate .final peace."
Both in Paris and London it is be
lieved that the squadron under Vice
Admiral Rojestvensky, which started
from Libau for the Far East three
months ago, will have to retrace its way
home, as an adherence to the original
plans would invite disaster without
probability of effecting a juncture with
the warships at present in the harbor
of Vladivostok.
Road to Sweepstake.
Cottage Grove John Brund and
Alex Lundberg have built 600 feet , of
road from the Sweepstake group to a
point near the Vesuvius mine. When
completed the road will be two miles
long and will be of great advantage to
the Sweepstake locality.
Wheat Portland 'Walla Walla.
85c; bluestem, 8889c; valley, ; 87c.
Tacoma Blues tern, 88c; club, 85c.
Eggs Oregon ranch, 31c.
Butter Fancy creamery, 2527c.
Hops Choice, 2930c; prune, 27
28c. - '
Wool Valley, 19l20c; Eastenf Ore
gon, 10 17c; mohair, 25QS2fSc.
New Fraser River Mill.
New Westminster, B. C, Jan. 3. A
large sawmill on the Fraser river that
has been closed for 15 years will open
in a few weeks to cut 250,000 feet of
lumber a day, under American capital
The mill was purchased by Lester W
David, for years manager of the Mon
arch lumber mills in Blaine. The
company will be known as the Fraser
River Lumber Mills company and will
employ nearly 300 men. It will ship
both by rail and vessels. In the ma
rine shipping, E. J.Dodge, the million
aire lumber man of San Francsico, will
use his own fleet of lumber vessels
Already a market has been opened in
Australia and the first cargo sent by
water will go there.
Cunning of the 'Japanese. .
Mukden, Jan. 3. Irrefutable evi
dence, has been obtained at headquar
ters that the Japanese are not only hir
ing Chinese bandits to operate on the
Russian flanks, but that they are en
listing Chinese under-Japanese officers
The Japanese are adopting cunning ex
pedients to defeat surprise attacks of
the Russian scouts, from which they
have suffered so much." They cover
the steep approaches of their trenches
with water, which freezes, forms ice
slides and makes the scouts slip and
fall in confusion.
Summary Action by the President in
Land Fraud Cases.
Washington, Jan. 3. President
Roosevelt has directed the absolute re
moval of John H. Hall, United States
district attorney for the district of Ore
gon. The action was taken at the re
quest of Francis J. Heney, who was
been conducting, as the nominal assist
ant of Mr. Hall, the land fraud cases
in Oregon.
The announcement of this action was
made by Attorney General Moody as he
was leaving the White house after a
conference with the president. Mr.
Moody declined to say what the charges
against Mr. Hall were, if any, but did
say that it was for the good of the serv
ice to dispense with him, particularly
in regard to the conduct of the land
fraud cases now being investigated.
Mitchell and Hermann Indicted.
Portland, Jan. 3. The Federal grand
jury fulfilled the expectations of the
public when it returned indictments
against Senator Mitchell, Binger Her
mann and George Sorenson. . Mitchell
and Herman were indicted jointly and
are charged with having conspired with
all of the defendants heretofore indict
ed, to defraud the government out of
land situated in township 11 south,
range 7 east. Sorenson is indicted for
having offered a bribe of $5,000 to Dis
trict Attorney Hall on March 28 last,
when the indictment against the con
spirators who were convicted in the
recent trial was pending in the Federal
Good Health on Isthmus.
Washington, Jan. 3. Comissioner
Greene and Examiner Snyder, of the
civil service-commission, returned here
today from a three weeks' visit to the
Panama canal zone, where they went
for the purpose of introducing the
commission's rule for the employment
of people connected with the canal
There has been an average of 1,500
Americans on the isthmus for the past
eight months, and not one death has
occurred among them.
Chicago Is Not Liable.
Chicago, Jan. 3. Judge Charles M.
Walker today decided that the city of
Chicago is not liable for damages grow
ing out of the loss of life in connection
with the Iroquois theater fire. This
was the last day in which, under .the
law, claims for damages could be filed.
In the last hour of the court today - 49
suits aggregating $490,000 were filed
in the circuit and supreme courts. .
New Navy for Russia.
St. Petersburg, Jan. 4. With refer
ence to the report published in the
United States under a St. Petersburg
date that Emperor Nicholas has peti
tioned the expenditure of $80,000,000
for rebuilding the navy, the fact is
that Russia's naval program has not
yet been definitely decided or promul
gated. All that is positively known is
that the plans cover a long period of
years. . The absolute necessity of a sea
power is one of Russia's latest lessons
of the present war.
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Bay City Is Shocked.
San Francisco, Jan. 4. This city
experienced a number of earthquake
shocks today. At 3 :20 o'clock a severe
shock, which lasted for six seconds,
occurerd. - At 4:25 o'clock and a few
minutes before 8 o'clock tonight other
shocks were felt. The plate glass in a
few buildings was Shattered. One of
the small towers on the city hall - was
twisted. ' Officials at the hall, how
ever, say that the tower was faultily
constructed. J
Cold Suspends Mobilization.
St. Petersburg, Jan. 4. The intense
ly cold weather which prevails in the"
center of Russia has caused a temporary
suspension of the mobilization and
movement of troops. . Today the tem
perature is 40 degrees below' Fahrenheit.