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Mobs at Yokohama Attack Police
With lire and Sword.
Mlnety-Elnht of the Mob Loader Ar
retted - Forly Policemen
Are Wounded.
Tokio, Sept. 14. Advices from Yo
VoliHint Hiiy that a riot occurcd shortly
utter midnight Tuesday . The limit whs
made 1 1 1 of two sections, of about r , -MX),
moHtly coolies and outcasts. Kight
police boxes were demolished iiml
Thn mob directed ilN iittnck iiaiiist
three objects, I lie i 1 i t Hint ionn, t he
residences of till' I'llHtolIlM ollii Hint
the In commercial bonnes. Four
litimlri'il troops were n-n t from Tokio
on a special train a little before dawn,
ninl soldiers urn now guarding t cmi-
Miilati-M, ll warehouses containing ex
plosives iiml tin' oil tunkH.
I hiring tln riot tin1 police tiMi'il ilriiwn
swords, wliili- tln mob was armed with
pistols mnl sword-sticks. Tim casual-
lien among tlin police were three e
vercly wounded mnl 37 slightly in
mcd. N incty-eight of the mob arc un
der arrest.
Tim mob set tire to tin police Iioxch
ly soaking hats in oil, tiring tlicm mnl
throw ing llicin lit the object of attack.
Testimony of Positive Sort Heard In
Federal Court.
rortlmiil. Sept. 14. Joel K. Cdlnvan
nimeateit ill a dramatic role at the
morning HcNitinn of the Williamson
trial yesterday, while in the aftcrii.K.n
Henry Hudson, the genial iiihii of Teu
tonic descent, relieveil the strain hy
posing for a time as the comedian of
the tual with such success that even
the learned judge upon the heiich was
forced to Hinile time and again at the
unconscious drolleries of the hoiicHt hut
iiervoiiH sheep herder from Crook.
Testimony that w ill at IchhI In con-
jitrne.1 hh diilnscing to the defense
when the government begins its argu
ment wan (liven at the morning session,
while Jih'1 Calavan stated that he had
leen in rortlmiil under Huhpocna at
both the first and the second trialH of
the case, hut that he had not nwn
railed to teHtify hy the governoment,
owing to the fact that ho had not told
them hid toHtimoiiy. or all of it, until
he was hefore the grand jury Ht 1,10 'HHt
sitting. Ho had also lecn aMked hy
Dr. Gesner to testify for the defense,
tho doctor telling that all ho wanted
wan for him to tell the truth. Calavan
had told Gesner that he would not ho
able to do his cause any good, for ho
would ho compelled to tell tho truth if
ho went upon the stand, and the du
(eliHO had not called, him.
Regulator Line Carries Construction
Supplies Up the Columbia.
Portland, Sept. 14. Yesterday
morning tho Regulator Lino steamer
Tarried a large consignment of w heel
ftcrapeis from Portland that were un
loaded at variouri landings along the
Columbia between Washotigul and
White Salmon for uho of coiiHtruction
gangs building the new road along the
noith bank, over which trains of the
Northern Pacific and Great Northern
railroads will enter Portland. The
mine boat carried large quantities of
Charles M. Levey, third vice presi
dent of the Northern Pacific, executive
head of the company on the Pacific
coast, in expected In Portland w itin a
few days, according to information re
reived yesterday, and may bring official
announcement of the definite plana
that are taking shape in the Portland
ik Seattle company to be incorporated
under that name as an auxiliary com
pany. New Cases On Increase.
New Orleans, Sept. 14. While the
fact that there again were a great num
ber of new yellow fever cases did not
give tho authorities much concern, it
lias been the cause of much disappoint
ment on the part of the public. The
tleath of Sister Mario at the Mount
Carniel asylum calls attention to the
fact that the Catholic church has suf
fered quite severely during the present
epidemic. Sister Marie was the second
religouse to die, and, besides her, the
:hurc,h has sustained the loss of its
archbishop and Father Green.
Plot In Balkans Exposed.
Vienna, Sept. 14, According to tel
egrams received from Belgrade, a plot
lias been discovered there and at Sofia
to foment a general outbreak in the
Balkans, with a view to compelling the
interference of the powers in the hope
that Macedonican autonomy would be
proclaimed. The alleged plot included
an intention to assassinate King Peter,
of Hervia, and Prince Ferdinand, of
Bulgaria. Those engaged in the plot
have been imprisoned.
Conspiring Against Germans.
Victoria, B. C, Sept. 14. Tien Tsin
newspapers publish news of a wide
spread conspiracy in Shantung to rise
against the Hermans on September 16.
L'lmpartial says each family is to
provide one righting man, whose equip
ment will be paid for by subscription.
Togo's Victorious rlngthlp Dlown Up
by Accident.
Sascbn, Sept, l.'l. Admiral Togo's
flagship, the Mikasu, was destroyed by
fire and tho explosion of her magazine)
at an early hour taut Monday morning
while pnacfully lying at, anchor In this
harbor. Hundreds of lives, including
members of her crew and men from
ot her ships who went to tho rescue,
were lost .
This little town, which has suddenly
risen to prominence since tho outbreak
of the recent war, had spent a quiet
Sunday, pence having been established
Several warships worn in the harbor
mid they presented an object of prido,
but the quiet slumber of night, while
tho people were dreaming of peace after
an unparalleled series of victories, was
violently disturbed a little after mnl
night by a terrillc explosion, accompa
nioil by a severe slun k.
An eager crowd assembled on the
beach, only to discover that a terrible
death had overtaken tho beloved Mika
sa, the Ihigship of the great Togo, who
had led his men to victory in tho life
and death struggle in which tho nation
!iad just been engaged. Words are
powerless to describe the profound dis
appointment and sorrow attending this
great catastrophe. The absence of Ad
miral Togo from the ship at the time
of the explosion ami the hope that the
vessel can be repaired are tho only re
deeming features of the unprecedented
calamity. A deep feeling of sympathy
toward the unfortunate sufferers after a
cessation of hostilities permeates every
LenKthy Discussion by Attorneys Con
sumes Valuable Time.
Portland, Sept. 13. John H. Wat
kins was tho man who furnished the
fireworks at the Williamson trial yes
terday afternoon, when he testified one
minute that ho had favored the defend
ants in the first and second trials, and
in the next breath that he told friends
of the defendants that he was going to
change his testimony for fear that he
would be indicted if he did not, for Ml
Heney was a man to bo feared.
George N. (iaylord was put upon the
stand at tho opening of court in order
that tho defense could cross-examine
him, but nothing of importance was
brought out in the examination. John
S. Watkins was the next witness, and
his identification of his final proof pa
pers brought on a flow of words from
loth Mr. Ilennett and Mr. Heney which
could not be stopped until it hal ex
hausted its force, at 3 o'clock in the
afternoon. Mr. Ilennett contended
lengthily that according to the law it
was not allowable for the government
to make attempt to prove conspiracy to
suttorn perjury from the linal papers,
but that tho applications were the only
documents to be considered. Mr.
Heney took the opposite view, as did
Judge Hunt, though the court in ruling
on the matter, held that ho would keep
the subject in mind during the trial
and would consider it, and if the point
raised by tho defendants should appear
correct, he would rule upon the evi
dence accordingly.
Senator is Idaho's Sole Opponent of
Forestry Policy.
Washington, Sept. 13. President
Roosevelt has Ix'en advised that Idaho,
through its governor, has accepted his
forestry policy and w ill hereafter co
operate w ith the national government
in the preservation of forests. It was
explained to him that Senator Heyhurn
still holds out, but the president has
been assured that Mr. Heyhurn stands
practically alone and will in time be
obliged to abandon his untenable posi
tion and follow Governor Gooding.
In otlicial circles it is explained that
Mr. Heyburn's weakness rests in the
fact that his opposition exists from
bias, and that his protests have gone to
the extreme of grossly misrepresenting
conditions. President Roosevelt, hav
ing discovered the nature of Mr. Hey
burn's opposition, will give it little
consideration in the future. Hereafter
the forestry policy will be carried for
ward in Idaho regardless of what Mr.
Heyhurn may say or do.
What the Chinese Want.
Hongkong, Sept. 13. Representative
Chinese, in discussing the anti-American
boycott with Secretary Taft, sug
gested a modification of the definition
"laborer," the exemption of business
assistants and the validity of conuslar
certificates to be accepted as final evi
dence of identiflaction. They propose
the acceptance of passports vised by
American consuls similar to those in
use by subjects of foreign governments,
and they also ask for an improvement
in the condition fo detention sheds in
Funeral Rites Await Him.
Victoria, B. C, Sept. 13. Adviece
were received from Tokio by the Em
press of India that at a meeting of the
Deshi Klshh club, a newspaper associa
tion, convened to express sympathy for
Professor Toiuizy, whose outspoken
criticism of the peace treaty caused his
removal from his professorial chair at
Tokio university, arrangements were
made to receive Baron Komura with
funeral ritea on his return to Tokio
from America.
Cutting Out Bogus Voters.
Philadelphia, Sept. 13. The total
number of voters in Philadelphia, ac
cording to the September canvass an
nounced today, is 839,000, a decrease
of 35,810 compared with the canvass
made in May, prior to the gas lease
New York Elevated Car Falls to
Street Below.
Train Leaves Track On Curve and
One Car Lands on Pavement
With Trucks or. Top.
New York, Sept. 12. Through some
body's blunder, a Ninth avenue elevat
ed train went through an open switch
at Fifty-third street about 7 o'clock
this morning. One car crowded with
people foil to the street, and 12 per
sons were killed and more than 40 in
jured, 14 of them seriously.
Tho cause of tho accident and the
immediate responsibility remain to be
seen. The motorrr.ari of the wrecked
train is a fugetive, while a switchman,
conductor and four guards are under
arrest. Tho switchman is charged with
manslaughter and the trainmen are
held as witnesses.
Whatever may have caused the mis
hap, the accident, the worst in the his
tory of the overhead railroads in New
York, came when a south Ixiund train
on the Ninth avenue lino was switched
off to the Sixth avenue line at the Forty-third
street junction. The motor
man, expecting a clear track on the di
rect line of the Ninth avenue, without
regarding the warning signal that the
sw itch was open, rushed his train along
at a high rate of spend. The first car
swung around the right angle curve,
holding to the rails because of the
weight of the train behind. Then the
strain became too great. The couplings
broke, the second car was whirled alsjut
almost end for end, and, to the horror
of those who looked on from below,
pitched into the street.
Those passengers who had not jump
ed from the platforms and windows be
fore the plunge came were thrown into
a mass at the forward end of the car.
As the injured men and women were
struggling to free themselves the heavy
front trucks of the third car fell almost
in their midst, as the car itself jumped
partly off the elevated structure and
was wedged against a building at the
southeast corner of Ninth avenue and
Forty-third street.
Witness So Testifies in Land Fraud
Cases Before Hunt.
Portland, Sept. 12. Have the de
fendants in the Williamson-Geaner-Bigus
case tried to intimidate the wit
nesses for the government? According
to th testimony of Campbell A. Dun
can, brought out yesterday morning by
District Attorney Heney, and unshaken
by the cross examination of Mr. Ben
nett, the effort has been made. For
the first time in the course of the third
trial the spirit of sensationalism was
introduced yesterday morning, when
Duncan told of his visit to Representa
tive Williamson in his rooms at the
Imperial hotel, and stated that the vis
it had been prompted by the advice and
request of Attorney Barnes, of Prine-
ville, who has figure has the silent
shadow during the three trials. Camp
bell A. Duncan, was called as the first
witness of the day. He was called in
the morning and the afternoon found
him still on the stand.
The wtiness gave much the same tes
timony as at the first and the second
trials, though there were one or two
more jxiints brought out, owinrt to the
more lenient ruling of Judge Hunt than
were put in evidence at the first and
second trials. One statement of im
portance and one that will perhaps play
an important part in the settlement of
the case, w as made by the witness, who
told of having had a conversation with
Marion R. Biggs in which Biggs stated
that while no written contract could be
made between Gesner and the appli
cants for timber lands, yet an under
standing could be reached by which
the claimants could know that they
would be able to sell their claims to the
firm of Williamson & Gesner at a
stated figure, as soon as title had been
gained from the government.
Holding Its Grip.
New Orleuns, Sept. 12. The fact
that the general mass of the people are
not working with the same zeal that
marked the earlier stages of the fight is
given by the authorities as one of the
rontons why yellow fever is not declin
ing as steadily as it was a couple of
weeks ago. The death rate continues
to be exceedingly low, because the fever
is now only occasionally found among
the Italians, but more new cases are
reported daily than the Marine hos
pital authorities expected would be re
ported at this time.
Uniforms for Forest Service.
Washington, Sept. 12. In the near
future forest rangers and all field em
ployes of the Forest Bervice will be un
iformed. Their suits, patterned after
army uniforms, will b of drab green
tint, the equipment to further consist
of a gray flannel shirt, gray felt hat,
black riding boots and double breasted
overcoat to match the suit. Buttons
bearing an embossed fir tree and the
words "Forest Service" will be used on
the uniforms.
Crisis In Negotiations.
Christianna, Sept. 12. The tone of
the Norwegian newspapers indicates
that the commissioners of Norway and
Sweden, regarding the dissolution of
the union, have reported an empasse.
Rapid Decrease In Birthrate of Ore
gon and Washington.
Washington, Sept. 12. The Census
Bureau through a recently published
bulletin, calls attention to tho fact that
tho birth rate is declining in Oregon
faster than in any other state in the
Union, and Oregon, which only 45
years ago held the record birth rate of
the United States, is now nearingthe
foot of tho list. In 1K00 the birth rate
in Oregon was nearly double that in
tho entire United Htaes; five years sgo,
according to the last census, Oregon
had falien below the general average,
and well below almost every other state
in the West, California excepted.
Oregon, a g'xxl Roosevelt state on
political issues, seems to disagree with
Mr. Roosevelt on the race suiciift ques
tion, for Oregon is tumbling from its
lofty position to the fit of the list at a
rate which, if kept up for two more de
cades, will place Oregon behind every
other part of the country in this im
portant resjmct.
Take Washington: The record of
that state is not to be applauded. It
is almost, but riot quite, as bad as Ore
gon's. Back in 18'iO, when there was
a child for every woman letween the
ages of 15 and 40 (which is not saying
that every woman between those ages
was possessed of one lone child), Wash
ington stood third on the list of states
as to birth rate, being ranked only by
Oregon and Utah. Since then there
has been a gradual decline, until, ac
cording to the census of lf)00, the rate
in Washington is only 4'.), five IhhIow
the general average for the United
Then there is Idaho, which is neither
a record-breaker nor a sloucn. In
1 S70, the time of its first census, the
rate was 715. It has fallen but 5 per
cent, for the last census showed it to be
I44 away above the general average,
in fact, a rate that is exceeded only in
North Dakota, Oklahoma and Indian
Negroes May Carry Letters, But Are
Undesirable as Clerks.
Washington, Sept. 12. The Civil
Service commission has been engaged
in the investigation of charges of dis
crimination against negroes in the mat
ter of examination for offices in the
Southern states. Two of the cases con
cerning which inquiry has been made
are those of William C. Carter and
Martin J. Hornby, both of whom allege
they resigned under pressure from the
postotfiee at Yazoo, Miss.
In the case of Hornby the charge was
made that he had been maltreated at
Yazoo, and there seems to be a general
feeling that the people of that section
had demanded that, while negroes
might act as carriers for the postorlice
at that place, they would not be per
mitted to fill the places of clerks in the
office. The investigation showed that
the examinations were conducted fair
ly, but owing to the feeling of the
white people it was suggested that if
the negroes prefer to act ascarrires this
can be brought about without any dis
crimination by the Civil Service com
mission against an eligible because of
his color.
Markel Gives Out Terms of His Deal
With Government.
Omaha, Sept. 12. J. E. Markel, to
whom has been let the contract for
feeding the laborers on the Panama
canal, today made the following state
ment to the Associated Press:
"I presume that some of the rival
contractors w ho made bids were disap
pointed in not securing the job. That
is the only explanation I can give for
their making charges of unfair dealing.
F2very detail of the entire transaction
was open and above board, and all the
papers are on file in New York, where
they may be examined by the public at
any time.
"The statement that the contract
would amount to 150,000,000 is wrong.
It will amount to about $100,000 a
month, or from $1,000,000 to $1,500,
000 a year for seven years, which is the
life of the contract. We will have ten
hotels, each of which will feed from
150 to 250 persons, and good, whole
smeo food and clean and comfortable
accommodations for all laborers will be
Privileges Are Too Great.
Havana, Sept, 12. Two of the prin
cipal commercial and economic associa
tions, responding to a confidential re
quest made by the foreign relations
committee of the senate for advice as to
whether the pending treaty between
Cuba and Great Britain ought to be
ratified, declare emphatically against
ratification. The principal reason
given is that Cuba's commercial in
terests are too inevitably bound to her
great customer, the United States, to
permit of granting for ten years such
privileges to i3iitish ships and citizens.
California Is In the Lead.
Washington, Sept. 12. Director of
the Mint Roberts today made public
his estimate of the production of gold
and silver in the United States for the
calendar year 1D04. These figures bIiow
an increased production over the calen
dar year 1U03 of $7,131,500 gold and
3,480,000 tine ounces of silver. The
largest gain was by California, which
increased about $3,000,000 more than
in the previous year, and a larger
amount than in any year since the '60s.
Salt River Dam Washed Out.
El Paso, Tex., Sept. 12. The Ari
sona Water company's costly dam, fur
nishing water to irrigate many hun
dreds of acrea of land near Phoenix,
with water from the Salt river, was
washed out by a big rise in the stream.
Tin damage will be heavy.
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The airship which Dr. F. A. Barton and F. L. Rawson have been con
structing at Alexandra palace for the English war office was tried recently.
The results were fairly satisfactory during the flight, but the airship came
to a disastrous end after arriving at Romford. The vessel tapered In front
like the bows of an ordinary ship and a large rudder was fitted at the stern.
The propelling power was supplied by two fifty horse power motors. Each
motor drove a pair of two-blade propellors which lay on each side of the
hhlp and were driven by belts. The propellors were seven feet In diameter
and each motor equipment was separately controlled. The ship was pro
vided with bfrnks of aeroplanes. The total weight of the airship was about
14,000 pounds. The balloon measured 180 feet In length and 40 ft in diam
eter; 000 enrboys of vitriol and fifty tons of Iron borings were used for the
manufacture of the hydrogen gns. After elaborate preliminaries the airship
got under way and ascended some 2,400 feet. The wind, however, caused
the experimenters great trouble, and the steering was not all that they had
hoped. The vessel came down on the farther side of Romford. The descent
was accomplished almost successfully, but as the four aeronauts had con
gregated at one end of the platform, earth was no sooner reached than the
stern of the ship rose suddenly and Mr. Spencer found It necessary to cut
the balloon open. The gas rushed out with a roar, the car crashed to the
ground and went practically to pieces.
AsaUtant Attorney General "Who
Hunta Crooks.
Every year many people find them
selves cut off from the privilege of the
malls. No matter how many letters
are coming to them
or how much mon
ey these letters
contain, the post
master refuses de
livery; the letters
and th money go
back to the send
ers. That is what
happens when a
fraud order Is Is
sued. In a sunny
corner of the ad
ministrative floor
of the Tostofflce
Department at Washington Is a law
yer, keen and round, who looks after
that particular kind of business. It
Is a very large business, for in the
twelve months of the last fiscal year
Assistant Attorney General R. P. Good
win was Instrumental In excluding
from the mails the letters of almost
150 different men and concerns. This
fiscal year, beginning with July, the
offenders are more numerous than
ever: The flies In Mr. Goodwin's well
conducted office are bulging with pa
pers In these cases.
There are recruits, of course, In this
peculiar class of wrongdoers, whose
days and nights are devoted to
schemes for deceiving the unsophisti
cated public, and who would use the
Postorlice Department to help their en
terprises along. But there are very
many confirmed ones, who, driven out
of business under one name, soon be
gin under another.
It Is amazing how persistent some
of the offenders are and equally re
markable to what extent people will
put their money into questionable ven
tures, says Mr. Goodwin. Lewis, tho
man who started the United States
Bank at St. Louis, secured about $2.-
NX,000 before a fraud order was Is
sued against him. That was one of
the big cases. But there are many lit
tle cases. For Instance, those old ad
vertisements for writing letters at
home are still running, till we catch
the persons practicing deception. You
will find cases on our docket showing
that we are constantly issuing fraud
orders against such concerns.
The medicines that cure everything
under the sun likewise figure In the
scores of fraud orders signed by tho
Postmaster General. We are now con
struing the law against such concerns
more strictly than it has ever before
been construed In this office, with the
result that fraud Is declared practiced
In some cases where heretofore the
perpetrators would have escaped.
A few years ago a fraud order was
Issued against one Rowan in Milwau
kee because he had been advertising
pills that were a sure cure for deaf
ness. Furthermore, be promised to re
fund the money if consumers of the
pills were not cured after following his
Instructions. When the money had
been sent and the purchaser had Row
an's pills, he found one of the condi
tions to be the taking of 2,000 pills at
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the rate of one a daj. Rowan was
refused the privilege of the malls, and
he was found to be a very old offender.
He war very prolific In new sehemea
for defrauding the gullible public, and
also quick In securing a new address
as soon as he had hit upon a particular
ly ing; ulous scheme.
An Aid to Hearing;.
"Hurry them along, please," said tha
woman customer as she left a pair of
opera glasses for repairs at a Chest
nut street store. "I can't hear well at
the theater without them."
Another customer who was waiting
smiled when the women left at her ap
parent mistake. "She meant she could
not see," he observed.
"No," rejoined the optician; "she
meant Just what she said. Opera
glasses are an aid to hearing as well
as to sight. "You can prove it any time
you are seated well toward the rear in
a theater by training the glasses on a
singer. As long as you keep the singer
under scrutiny with the glasses you
will be able to follow the words of the
song with ease. Drop the elasses ami
you will notice a difference. It will
require more or less of a strain tn
catch the enunciation distinctly.
By the use of opera irlasses a tha.
ater patron Is enabled to note distinct
ly every movement of a slnarer'a Una
and the unconscious 'Hp reading great
ly alas the sense of hearlnir. If van
ever attend a public meeting where it
Is impossible to get close to the speak
ers provide yourself with opera glass
es, and you will be surprised hnx
greatly they will aid you In hearing."
rnuaaeipnia uecoro.
Changing the Buhject.
The late Hon. Charles W. Slack told
the following of the Hon. Peter Har
vey, the friend and biographer of Dan
iel Debster;
Mr. Harvey was a large man with a
small voice and that pomposity of
manner that many very diffident men
possess. Above everything he valued
and prided himself upon his friendship
with the "great expounder."
The first year of the War of the Re
bellion he went through to Washing
ton, and on his return was asked how
he liked President Lincoln.
"Well," he said, "Mr. Lincoln Is a;
very singular man. I went on to sea
htm, and told him that I had been am
Intimate personal friend of Daniel
Webster; that I had talked with him
so much on the affairs of the country
that I felt perfectly confident I could
tell him exactly what Mr. Webster
would advise In the present crisis, and
thereupon I talked to Lincoln for two
solid hours, telling htm Just what he
should do and what he should not do,
and, will you believe It, sir, when I got
through all Mr. Lincoln said was, as ha
clapped his hand on my leg, 'Mr. nar-
vey, what a tremendous great calf yoi
have got.' " Boston Herald.
As women get fatter, they devote
the Interest to finding an acceptable
corset that they formerly devoted to
the church.
That nerson who thinks DO one Is
rieht but himself ought to be locked
up where he can do no damage.