Corvallis gazette. (Corvallis, Benton County, Or.) 1900-1909, January 13, 1905, Image 3

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When Peace Is wanted, Roosevelt
Will Be Mediator.
EuroDe Aerrees Our President Will Be
, 0
Chosen to Bring About Peace
When Time Comes.
Washington, Jan. 9. Japan has not
: made overtures for peace to Russia, di
rectly or indirectly, through the Unit-
ed States or any other power, and con
templated no such action, and now
that Port Arthur has fallen, purposes
to Dress -the war in the North all the
more vigorously by reinforcing the Jap
anese armies at Xiao Yang with the
ereater part of the troops which have
been besieging Port Arthur. This, in
brief, represents the views of Mr. Ta-
kahira, the Japaese minister.
"The fall of Port Arthur," said the
minister, "is but a step in the war
which Japan is waging for a principle.
Certainly it is an important step, but
nothing could be further from the
truth than the assumption that, be-
cause japan lias captureu a sLiuuguuiu,
T 1 i . . . J .i 1 1 -1
the fall of which has long 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
with an idea of intervention."
The Russian embassy reiterated that
Ttussia would fight all the harder in
view of the temporary loss of Port Ar
fc Europe, it is learned, iaJLirnlj cl the
vuuTitbivu tuait uuHrvci uai& hue I
iook ior peace at tms moment, wnen
the prospect brightens, it is to
dent .Koosevelt that the neutrals as
well as the belligerents, will look as
the intermediary through whom peace
negotiations will be initiated. As a
European ambassador said today, the
American government is practically
the only government to which both
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, both at St.
Petersburg and at Tokio, makes ' it all
the more probable that through him,
when Russia and Japan have fought
their fight, the powers hope for peace.
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 boats
oh 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-
Others are being put together at
Kure. Some 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
rnovemDer on an Austrian steamer via
Constantinople, having the guns mani
fested as agricultural implements.
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 timber 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.
For Sale of Reclaimed Land.
Washington, Jan. 9. Senator Bard
has introduced a bill in the senate pro
viding for. the disposal of lands ac
quired under the provisions of the re
clamation act. Under the bill, all
lands susceptible of irrigation by means
of works constructed under the reclam
ation act of June 17, 1902, which are
unsurveyed, are to be subdivided in
the same manner as other public lands.
The secretary of the interior is author
ized to lease any lands proposed to be
utilized for irrigation works until they
are needed.
To Resume Smoot Case.
Salt Lake City, Jan. 9. About 30
witnesses for the defense in the Smoot
investigation, which will he resumed
in Washington tomorrow, have been
subpoenaed in Utah and Idaho. Most
of these are men prominent in the bus
iness and political
states. Two women
life of the two
have been sum-
moned. . Senator Smoot, Congressman
Howell, Attorneys Worthington and
Van Cott and a large number of wit
nesses departed f or the East today,.
': Conference on Reclamation.
wasmngton, Jan. The engineers
who are employed in the government
reclamation service began their second
annual conference here today. ' Repre
sentatives were present from all
iver and Harbor Appropriation Bill
Will Be Cut.
Washington, Jan. 10. The river and
harbor committee has adopted the pol
icy of appropriating only for waterways
which are being partially improved at
state or municipal expense.
Representative Williamson today laid
before Chairman Burton a long state-
ment showing that the city of Portland
has expended up to December a total of
$1,698,000 in channel improvements
from Portland to the sea, and that the
state of Oregon has appropriated $165,
000 for building a portage road from
The Dalles to Celilo and $100,000 ad
ditional for the purchase of right of
way for a government canal between
these points.
In view of these large expenditures
Mr. Williamson urged the committee
to deal - liberally with all Columbia
river projects.
The conference of Republican leaders
at the White House today, taken in
conjunction with the' announcement of
Mr. Burton, is taken to mean that there
will be little or no appropriation for
rivers and harbors at this session.
Before his conference with the Re
publican leaders the president talked
over the situation with Mr. Burton and
expressed in very forceful terms his
conviction that it would be wise, in
view of the depleted- condition of the
treasury, to postpone the river and
harbor bill, and to expend any availa
ble surplus in carrying out a' liberal
naval program. Mr. Burton has - not
yet abandoned the idea of passing a
river and harbor bill this session, and
his committee will go ahead with its
work, hoping to complete a bill by the
end of next week. The bill, , however,
will be small, and will provide only for
the more important projects, cutting
out all small waterways which have no
real commerce, and which are not sup-
ported in any way by 8tate appropria.
If such a bill is brought in, it will
provide for the mouth of the Columbia
river the river from Portland to the
sea and for the: Dalles-Celilo canal,
and may possibly make some provision
for the acquisition of the canal and
locks at Oregon City, provided the state
is willing to bear part of the expense.
Aside from these items, however, there
seems at this tmie to be little prospect
that congress will do anything this ses
sion for the waterways of the North
Pacific. '
Oregon Irrigation Projects to Receive
New Impetus.
Washington, Jan. 10. If plans form
ulated at a conference today between
Senator Fulton and F. H. Newell, chief
of the reclamation service, and his
assistants, J. B Lippencott and Henry
N. Savage, shall be consummated ac
cording to expectation, the government
will be able during the coming summer
to begin construction of two enormous
irrigation projects in Oregon,
the Klamath Basin, costing $5,000,000
or more, the other on Malheurnver,
costing $2,000,000. Senator Fulton,
met the engineers to talk' over the situ
ation and ascertain just what is stand-
ing in the way of construction of these
great worksl
It was agreed that three material ob?
stacles must he removed before the
Klamath project can be formally adopt
ed, notwithstanding it has - already-
been adjudged entirely feasible and de
clared to possess many attractive feat
ures. This project proposes not only
to drain Lower Klamath and Tule
lakes, but to lower the level of Upper
Klamath lake and to diminish the flow
of Link and Lost rivers by diverting
their waters into irrigating canals. All
these waters are navigable and there
tore cannot De used tor irrigation save
by special act of congress. To remove
this obstacle, Senator Fulton will co
operate with Senator Bard, of Cali
fornia, and endeavor to get the latter's
bill passed through both houses this
session. He anticipates that no objec
tion will be raised.
Bishop Spalding Half Paralyzed
Peoria, 111., Jan. 10. The condition
oi uisnop jonn L,. spaulding was un
changed today. Since his paralytic at
tack yesterday afternoon he has prac
tically recovered the use of his vocal
organs. , His left arm and the entire
left side of his body are paralyzed. At
St. Mary's cathedral tomorrow morning
prayers will be offered in connection
with high mass. All of today, the
Episcopal residence was deluged with
telegrams of sympathy from all over
the United States, President Roosevelt
being among the first.
Elevator Ruined at Kansas City.
Kansas City, Jan. 10. The Maple
Leaf gram- elevator in . Kansas City,
Kan., owned by the Chicago, Great
Western railway company, was burned
tonight with 300,000 bushels of wheat
entailing a loss of $300,000 on building
and contents, fully insured. The fire
was caused by sparks due to iriction of
a belt. Thirteen railroad cars loaded
with grain and a number of negro
cabins were burned. - All the grain was
owned by Kansas City dealers.
Decrease in Anthracite Output,
Philadelphia, Jan. 10. The total
anthracite production in Pennsylvania
for the year 1904 was almost two mil
lion tons below the output of 1903
The total production for 1904 was -67
492,522, as compared with 59,362,831
during the previous year.
New York in Grasp of Storm of
Ice and Snow.'
Many Persons, Benumbed With Cold,
Fall and Break Bones Street
Cars Blockaded.
New York, Jan. 6. Not in several
years has New York been visited by a
storm of such proportions as that which
commenced yesterday and continued
until early today. Nine inches of
snow fell, paralysing . traffic, and
brought untold suffering to the city s
poor. Seven deaths in New York and
vicinity were reported, while many
persons, overcome by cold, dropped ' to
the street, some of them fracturing
Five of the seven men who met death
from the results of the storm died from
exposure and another slipped on the
icy platform of an elevated station, fell
in front of an approaching train and
was ground to pieces. The seventh, a
conductor on the Pennsylvania rail
road, blinded by the driving snow,
tepped in front of the "Congressional
Limited" train at South Amboy and
was instantly killed.
It is estimated that the storm will
costjthe New York city railway com'
pany over $100,000.
Incoming ocean liners report a bliz
zard at sea.
Today 5,000 men were put to work
clearing the streets of New York and
tomorrow the number will be doubled
The effects of the blizzard were felt
at most points along the New England
and Middle Atlantic coasts. So far no
marine fatalities have been reported.
In New York city traffic of all kinds
was impeded, trolley lines were, tied up
and the streets, swept by a gale driv
ing before it fine snow that cut like
sand and piled in great drifts, were
practically impassable. Railroad trains
from all points were delayed from a
few minutes to three hours, and the
elevated lines were operated with the
greatest difficulty, without regard to
schedule. At sea the conditions must
have been severe, but so far no disaster
has been reported.
Facts About Siege Gleaned From Rec
ords of Stoessel.
Chefoo, Jan. 6. Some interesting
statistics concerning the defense of Port
Arthur were brought here by the flo
tilla of Russian torpedo boat destroyers
which carried numerous chests contain
ing complete records of General Stoes
sel' s army.
Originally the army , numbered,' 35,,
000. Eleven thousand have been
killed, 16,000 are wounded or sick,
while 8,000 remained in the forts, of
whom, however, 2,000 were unable to
It is learned that, when General
Stoesstl wrote to General Nogi regard
ing the surrender of the fortress he
"I have 8,000 men in the forts, and
6,000 of these are able to fight. If you
do not accept my proposal these men
will die fighting, but it will cost you
three times their number to kill them."
During the siege 265 per cent of the
garrison were put out of action. This
remarkable fact was due to-wounded
men returning to the front. Cases
have been recorded where men have
gone to the hospital seven' , times, re
turning convalescent to' the forts.
The number of officers killed was
proportionately greater' than in any
battle known to history. This was due
to the frequent lethargic condition of
the men, who, without food and with
out sleep, moved only when led by
their officers. The Russians estimate
that the taking of the fortress has cost
Japan $100,000,000.
Crowds Cry for News.
St. Petersburg, Jan. 6. The scenes
at the admiralty and war office today
were a repetition of those of yesterday,
crowds of weeping women and children
vainly asking for lists of the survivors
of the Port Arthur garrison, which
could not be furnished. While " the
Russian military law is imperative in
the requirement " that the commander
of a fortress who surrenders shall be
tried by court martial, the emperor
will undoubtedly order that this form
ality be dispensed with in the case of
General Stoessel .
No Time for Mediation..
. Paris, "Jan.. 6. The official view here
continues to regard, mediation between
Russia and Japan as impracticable.
The Temps, semi-official, in a leading
article, says: "Russia will not consid
er mediation atf a moment when her
self-esteem is suffering f rom the .deepest
wound and before playing her strongest
card, namely, the concentration of an
overwhelming force under General Ku
ropatkin." The same opinion .is held
at the foreign office.
, International Salmon Commission.
Victoria, B. C, Jan. 6. Local can
ners have been advised of the intention
of the Dominion government to; seek
the appointment of an international
commission to investigate the fisheries
on the Pacific coast with a view to pro-
I viding joint regulations for the preserv-
ing of the fisheries, particularly of the
salmon fisheries.
Russian Officers Go Home on Parole,
Privates Remain Prisoners.
London, Jan; 5. The Japanese lega
tion yesterday published the terms of
the agreement which served as the
basis of the capitulation . of Port Ar
thur. The agreement was signed by
the Russian and Japanese commission-
, representing Generals Stoessel and
Nogi respectively, and later by the
commanders in chief themselves, the
final consummation of it taking place
in the evening of January 2.
The agreement consists of 11 arti
cles. Several of them are of a purely
technical nature. . The essential points
of the others are as follows : The en
tire fortress, with its surrounding forti
fications, the ships still afloat in the
harbor and the wrecks of those' sunk
and partly sunk, all arms "and ammu
nition, the military buildings in the
fortress and forts as well as in the old
and new towns, together with all other
government property, are to he surren
dered to the Japanese . The latter agree
to respect and duly investigate all pri
vate rights and claims.
The Japanese reserve the right of
free action relative to their claims for
restitution and indemnity in the event
of it becoming established that any
forts, ships or other property were de
stroyed after the signatures had been
affixed to the agreement. Impartial
investigation of the reports alleging
such violation of the proprieties of the
surrender is promised, and . the Rus
sians agree to co-operate.
The plans of the forts' still standing,
destroyed or in the course of construc
tion, the stock of torpedoes and mines,
the lists containing information in ref
erence to the placing of mines on land
or sea within the confines of Port Ar
thur, as well as the lists with the
names of all military and naval officers
engaged in the late defense are to be
delivered without deductions and eras
ures to the Japanese.
The soldiers, sailors and volunteers,
as well as the officials under Russian
jurisdiction, will become prisoners of
the Japanese. The officers and officials
will retain their arms and private prop
erty, however, in accordance with the
expressed wish of the mikado, as a rec-
ogintion of their gallantry in defending
the fortress. These officers and officials
are to be sent on parole to Russia.
As a guarantee of good faith, the
forts at Itseshah and Antushan, togeth
er with other fortifications still stand
ing, are to be surrendered to the Jap
anese not later than noon of January 3
Disastrous Fire in Plant of Union Meat
Company at Portland.
Portland, Jan. 4. Fire raged in the
plant of. the Union Meat company.
Fourth aand -tilisan streets, from 11
last night to 3 this morning, complete
ly gutting the building. Loss on the
structure,- which "'was a -, three-story
brick, is estimated at $100,000, and on
the contents $150,000. This is partly
covered by insurance.
Heated lard is believed to have start
ed tne nre. xne names Durst out on
the third floor, directly over the engine
room. When the fire was first discov
ered by Night Engineer John Sleight,
the flames were leaping in every direc
tion a Dove and streams ot ammonia
from the cold storage plant were drip
ping to the floors below.
Close to the Fourth street Bide of the
building, on a track of the Southern
Pacific, stood several freight and refrig
erator cars.
There was also a car of fuel oil. It
stood where the flames were the hottest
and for more than ah hour it was the
fear of the police and firemen that
would explode aand deal death in every
The flames leaped and burned furi
ously overhand around the oil tank, hut
after an hour of heroic work the fire
men succeeded in averting the danger
and saving the car of oil. Those who
had to fight close to the danger ground
breathed a sigh of relief when they
drove back the flames and were able
turn their attention to the building
Ready to Mediate.
Washington, Jan. 5. President
Roosevelt has decided that he will offer
his good offices to bring about peace
between. Russia and Japan whenever
either party to the conflict shall request
him to do so. He has heretofore in
sisted that both parties must request
his good Offices before taking any action
This view has been modified so that
eitther can secure his interposition by
asking it. The president does not
think any step in the direction of peace
will be taken in the immediate future.
probably two or three months.
To Relieve Sufferers.
Wei Hai Wei, Jan, 5. The British
steamer Andromeda sailed for Port Ar
thur this morning carrying a largi
quantity of medical supplies, appliances
and comforts for the. Russiaan sick and
wounded. The Andomeda had
board two Burgeons and eight tons of
stores, including 350 beds and 100,000
pounds of provisions. Her cargo " was
shipped on board last night, following
the receipt of official permission to sail
on the errand of mercy. .
" Japanese Occupy Forts,
Tokio, Jan. 5. The Japanese took
possession of a number of the forts of
Port Arthur today. The Russian offi
cers an officials will be permitted to re-
, turn to Russia upon parole, the officers
i retaining their side arms.
. January. .
2 All Chlcant-theaters dosed. In conse
quence of Iroquois Theater holocaust of
Dec. SO. .... Death ot Gem. James Long-
4 Con ere sa reassembles and hears spe
cial message from President on Panama
question Fire destroys north wing of
Iowa State capital.
Thirty killed In Bock Island wreck
near Topeka, Kans. .... Boiler explosion on
British cruiser Wallaroo kills 43 persons.
B Death of Gen. John B. Gordon
Steamer Clallam sinks In Straits of Juan de
Fuca; S2 lives lost. .... Chinese Emperor
ratifies treaty making Mukden and Antung
pen ports. .... Death of Hon. Chas. Foster
i unio.
13 Death of Col. Chas. Denby of Indi
14 Death af ax-Governor Asa 8. Bushnell
f Ohio.
IS New government takes hold In Pan
IB Death of George Francis Train.
22-.Tornado In Moundvllle. Ala., kills 37
persons and Injures over 100. .... Floods
long inaiana ana Ohio rivers.
Aalesund, Norway, destroyed ny are.
25 One hundred snd ninety," miners en
tombed in mine near Pittsburg Ver
dict in Iroquois Theater fire case returned
in Chicago. . . . . Mrs. Florence Maybrick re
leased from English prison.
26 Fifteen lives lost -In mine accident in
Victor, Colo Conviction and suicide of
Wlii taker Wright, English promoter.
2i-Death of ex-Secretarr of Navy WllUam
C. Whitney.
e rtussia ana japan break diplomatic re
lations. 7 Great conflagration In Baltimore.
8 Japan lands troops In Korea.
9 Japan wins naval victory over Bussia.
at Port Arthur.
10 Japanese destroy two Busslan ships at
Chemulpo, and capture 2,000 Russian troops
near that city Russia and Japan de
clare war.
15 Six hundred Russian soldiers frozen
to death on Lake Baikal Death of
Senator M. A. Hanna.
22 Japanese take four Russian torpedo
Honrs on fort Arthur.
23 Panama Canal treaty ratified by U
E. Senate.
26 Great fire In Rochester. N. T.
27 Burnlna- of Wisconsin Statehouse in
March. '
2 CollaDse of steel frame for 11-storr
hotel in New York; 14 people killed.
o japs oomnara fort Artnur.
11 New York and Hudson River Tunnel
Co.'s tunnel under North River completed.
Five-hour naval battle on Port Arthur;
Russians abandon the town.
14 Tjnited States Suoreme Court hands
down decision adverse to great isortnern
securities company mercer.
16 Russian torpedo boat destroyer blown
op in Port Arthur harbor.
18 Daniel J. Scully, cotton king, sus
pends payment: panic on New York Cotton
Exchange. . . i . Leonard Wood confirmed as
Malor-General by Senate.
21 Earthquake shocks felt In New Eng
land states xornaao damages juggins-
ville. Mo.
23-30 Destructive nooods in states of
Middle West.
24 Death of Sir Edwin Arnold. .... Five
negroes lynched by mob at St. Charles,
26 Two more neeroes lynched at St.
Charles, Ark., making 13 lynched la one
week Tornado kills six persons near
Carutnersvllle, Mo.
81 Big struct or lows miners Begins.
4 Russians driven from Korea by Japa
nese advance.
6 President of Mormon Church issues or
der prohibiting polygamy.
12 Russian battleship Petropavlovsk sunk
off Port Arthur; Admiral Makaroff and 700
owners killed, famous painter, verestcbagln,
amone- them.
13 Explosion on battleship Missouri kills
29 men.
19 Great fire In wholesale district of To
ronto. Canada: loss. $10,000,000. .... House
passes Oklahoma and Arizona statehood
20 Death of Grace Greenwood, once pop
ular writer.
22 Cam-barn bandits. Neldermeyer. Marx
and Van Dine, executed In Chicago.
23 Japanese routed at mouth oi xara
River. s . . f -
27 Ownership of Panama anal nronerty
transferred to United States:
SO Opening of Louisiana Purchase Expo
sition in at. Louis.
1 Japanese rout Russians at end of five-
days' fight on the Yalu Death of An-
tonin Dvorak, Bohemian musician. .... 100
lives lost by hurricane in Cochin, China.
2 Death of Edgar Fawcett. .... Japa
nese capture Kiewcnwang.
5 Death of Marcus Jokal. Hungarian oa
trlot and novelist. .... Death of Frans van
Lenbach, Bavarian Artist.
6 Japanese capture Dalny.
7 Death of Andrew McNally. Chicago
10 Death oi uenry at. Stanley. African
12 Illinois Republican convention meets
ana deadlock aeveiopes.
15 Japanese Dattieship Hatsrjse strikes
Russian mine off Port Arthur and Binka
with 441 men; cruiser xoshino rammed by
fe.asaga ana zxu oi crew tost.
18 Japanese army driven back to Feng
wangeneng wm neavy iosb.
20 Illinois ttepuDiican convention ad
journs until May 81 with deadlock un
22 Explosion of fireworks factory In Find-
lay, O., kills several employes. .... Japa
nese lose 15,000 men In land attack on Port
Arthur; Russian loss 3.UOO.
25 Ten miners suffocated in tunnel at
Willlamstown. Pa.. In coal mine. Tatnn
City, Miss., destroyed by fire with S2.000.000
26 Boilers of towboat Fred Wilson blow
Bp near Louisville, ivy., Killing 13 persons.
, . uussians aeieaiea oj Japanese In Ta
tting pass. .... Japanese capture Klncbou
and drive Russians irom Nansban Hill
heavv loss of life dn both sides. .... Rus
sians burn, loot and abandon Port Dalny.
28 Death of Senator M. S. Quay of Penn
sylvania. 2u $o,uuu,wu on ia piero sua snipping In
jersey uity, . w. .
ft Tlllnnfa Rnnhliran convention ilmiHi.
Slier ll-uaj bcoojwu.
Til . destroys 14 lives 'and Sl.000.000 worth
ox property. .
5 Mob wrecks amphitheater In St. Louis,
WueU UU11UKUI SB BWpycu.
6 Flrteen non-union miners aiuea oy ay-
i ninDlnn at Inripnndnrp rnl
a nnth of L. Z. Letter. Chicago multi
millionaire. Mi
J'J ueatn OI uunuvc nuuuu, iiirvray
Short Personals.
James W. A. MacDonald, New York's
aged sculptor, has been an artist more
than sixty years.
Stovan Zikitsch,117 years old, living
at Nish, Servia, was well acquainted
with Lord Byron.
' - .Although 85 years old, Mrs. Sarah Mc
Laughlin of Lynn, Mass., does a good
day's work binding shoes. .
Charles Taylor of Waterbury, Vt., is
99 years old and yet he drove a horse in
a trotting race recently. He did not win.
Dr. Rudolf Amandus Philippi, who
died recently at Santiago, aged 96, was
called "the patriarch of tha Germans of
Egypt claims the oldest man in the
world Ahmed Selim, who has turned
six score. : He remembers Napoleon in
Egypt r. v .-
The oldest orator in Germany, Deputy
Schneider in Eberswalde, is aged 103,
and is still in. possession of his mental
14 End of strike of lake captains. V
15 Burnlna of steamer General Slocua
in East River, New York; 1,000 persons per
ish Vladivostok sanadron sinks two
Japanese transports, destroying 1,000 lives.
ia American ueroy in Chicago won uy
20 Five thousand Russians killed and
wounded at Halcheng.
21 ReDublican national mnnntioii orjena
in Chicago.
z Koosevelt and Fairbanks nominated la
26-27 Japanese defeat Rnaalana In two-
days' fight at Dalin Hill.
zs Death of "Dan" Emett, composer or
Dixie." .... Nine million icrM of land '
thrown open to settlement In Nebraska.
29 Steamer Norge lost In North Atlantis
uceaa; ovar iw persona perish.
S Twenty neniona kniJ In Wabash
wreck at Litchfield, 111.
6People's party national convention
nominates Watson and Tibbies.
democratic national convention meeta
In St. .Louis. .... Heavy rains causa great
floods In Kansas.
Pl'nocratie convention nominates Al
t0?.B v?rker President.
enry Q. D,Tls named for Vice Pres
ident by Democmtlf mnvAntlnn Mar-
blehead, Ohio, wrecked by explosion IT
"' injured in train wreck at aim-
vale, N. J.
11 Thirty thonsanA .Tananeae killed Or
wounded in attack on Port Arthur.
12 Strike of 50,000 packing house em
ployes begins in Western cities Death
of Mayor S. M. Ifiniiini RnUi Jnnea in To
ledo, 0 200 Uvea lost In 'cloudburst and
flood near Manila.
13 C. & E. I. excursion train wrecked
at Glenwood, 111.; 24 killed and 72 injured.
"7"i oi rani &ruger.
22-24 Rltous times at Bonesteel, S. D.
24 RnssianR evnrnata after
two-days' battle Russians sink British
steamship Knight Commander off Izu.
27 England protests' to Russia regarding
sinking of steamship Knight Commander.
o urewing ror Kosebua reservation iana
begun la Chamberlain, S. D.
1 Death of ex-Gavernnr Rnht. H. Pattl-
son of Pennsylvania.
4 iiunois central train robbed near Har-
vey. 111. .... Death of Mrs. Nelson A. Miles.
d British expedition enters Lhassa, tha
"forbidden city."
-o Japanese attack Port Arthur.
7 Wreck on Rln Grande railway near
Plnon, Col., causes 100 deaths.
9 Death 4f ex-Senator Geo. G. Vest of
10 Former Premier Waldeck-Ronsseau of
France dies. .... Naval battle off Port Ar
13 Turkey yields fa demands of United .
States In regard to American schools.
14 Russian Vladivostok sanadron defeat
ed by Japanese in Straits of Corea.
in mod burns two negroes at stake in
statesboro. Ga Death of Hon. Perry
Hannah at Traverse City, Mich.
19 Tornado in North St. Louis. .... Gen
eral attack on Port Arthur.
20 Tornado In St. Paul. Minneapolis and
vicinity kills 18 persons and causes $3,000,
000 loss.
21 Russian cruiser Novlk beached after -
two days' fight. .... Russians win battle at
fort Arthur.
28 Cable line to Alaska la completed. ;
I Japanese take Laio-Yang.
3 Big fire In Memphis, Tenn.
4 Tenement house fire in New York ends
14 lives.
8 Stockyards strike in Chicago is ended;
.... Death of Rev. Geo. C. Lo rimer.
II Russian cruiser Lena arrives In port
at San Francisco.
18 Death of Prince Herbert Bismarck.
19-rTwo million dollar wharf fire in Hal
ifax, N. S.
21 Peter Karageorgevltch crowned King
of Servia.
24 Sixty-two persons killed In train
wreck near Knoxville. Tens. .... Mt. Vesu
vius in eruption.
26 Death of Lafcadlo Hearn, author.
28 Japanese capture Ta Pass.
30 Death of Senator George Friable Hoar
of Massachusetts.
1 Death of Sir William Vernon Har
court. 4 Death of Frederic A. Bartholdl, fa
mous French sculptor. .... Postmaster-General
Henry C. Payne dies.
-10 Robert J. Wynne appointed Postmas
ter General. . .. . Missouri Pacific wreck -near
Warrensburg, Mo., kills 29 people. " '
11 Steamer Call Blnks off Prince Ed
ward's Island; 19 lives lost.
14 King George of Saxony dies. ....
Famine In Swedish province of Goteburg
Bonus. .... Russians lose great battle near
13-17 Great battle south of Mukden.
22 Russian Baltic fleet fires upon English
fishing boats and sinks two of them.
24 England demands reparation for sink
ing of fishing boats by Russian fleet.
26 Russia sends note of apology to Eng
land. 27 Mrs. Rae Krauss confesses murder of
stepdaughter in Hartford City, Ind.
28 Ex-Governor Geo. K. Nash of Ohio
drops dead. .... England and Russia agree
to refer North Sea affair to arbitration
court. .... Twenty-one miners killed by
mine explosion in Teroio, Col.
3 French steamer Gironde sunk in col
lision off Herbllloh, Algiers, and 100 lives
8 Roosevelt and Fairbanks elected by
unprecedented majorities.
13 Gale sweeps Atlantic Coast States.
16 Russian torpedo boat destroyer Ras
toropny blown up in harbor of Che-Foo.
18 Explosion In mine at Morrissey, Man.,
kills 14 miners Gas explosion In Chi
cago" kills four men.
19 Burning of Missouri building at the
World's Fair; one fireman killed. W. C.
P. Breckinridge dies.
20 Twelve persons lose lives In burning
of Brooklyn, N. Y., tenements $700,000
fire in business section of Cincinnati.
23 Steamer Elpis lost In Black Sea, with
77 persons aboard.
29 Death of Madame Janauschek, famous
1 Louisiana Purchase Exposition In St.
Louis closes Seventh inauguration of
President Dlas of Mexico. Haley Gipe
found guilty of manslaughter at Newcastle,
Ind. .... Peter Nlssen, inventor of a roller
boat, dies in contrivance on Lake Michigan.
2 Death of Mis. G. H. Gilbert, veteran
actress. 5 Death of ex-Postmaster Oeneral James
N. Tyner. .... Opening of last session of
58th Congress.
8 Japanese wipe out Busslan fleet at
Port Arthur.
13 Big fire in Minneapolis.
21 Death of ex-Senator George L. Shoup-
of Idaho Congress adjourns for holiday
Odds and Ends.
A plucky man refuses to stand and.
let others pluck him.
A society woman's idea of a foolish,
girl is one who wants to marry for
love. Don't blame the postman for fallin
to deliver a letter that was never writ
ten. Some husbands are mean enough to
keep . half . a dozen mothers-in-law-busy.
There ia no such word as failure In
connection with the forbidden-fruit
One difference between a hog and a.
man is that a hog knows when he nas.
One trouble with many a self-made-man
is that the part he talks, with' i
out. of proportion to the part he thinks
with. '