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OF THE WEEK
Doings of the World at Large
Told in Brief.
General .Resume o f Important Event!
Presented In Condensed Form
fo r Our Busy Readers.
The death o f K in g Edward w ill
make great changes in the political sit
uation in England.
A season of 20 weeks o f grand opera
in N ew York cost the managers $1,-
100,000, yet they made money.
John A . Benson, who had served
time for land frauds in California,
dropped dead from heart disease.
Roosevelt w ill not be entertained at
the German emperor’s palace, as that
government is in mourning for K ing
Spectators caught betting on the ball
games at Los Angeles are ejected from
The manager believes
the game would be demoralized.
K in g George V, who now ascends the
throne o f England, made ; a good im
pression by his brief speech upon tak
ing the oath, and his people express
great confidence in him.
A compromise has been reached on
the exposition question between San
Diego and San Francisco. The former
w ill hold an industrial exposition and
the latter a w orld’s fair.
An Illinois grand juror says i f they
want to paint the state black, he w ill
help all he can, and has no doubt it can
be done, as legislative bribery scandals
are growing all the time.
A Philadelphia policeman rescued
three children from death under the
hoofs o f the horses in a chariot race at
a circus, but was himself fatally in
jured and died soon after.
W recked Submarine Yields Last M es
sage From Commander.
Victoria, B. C., May 9.— While Com
mander Sakuma and his 14 men were
lying in a wrecked submarine off Kure
on April 15, the commander wrote a
letter to the emperor begging forgive
ness for loss o f the vessel and com
mending his officers and men.
letter was found after the submarine
had been raised.
The submarine was o f the newest
type, and was engaged on April 15 near
Hiroshima bay, carrying out her part
in the maneuvers, being submerged 1,-
800 yards east o f her parent ship. Two
hours passed without notice o f the sub
marine’s failure to rise and then, sig
nals being unanswered, a boat was low
ered and efforts made to locate the
Much o f the letter was not publish
ed, but it is stated that Lieutenant
Sakuma expressed sorrow to the em
peror for the loss o f his vessel and
brother officers and crew, whom he
praised fo r their heroism and calm
wait fo r death, and he requested the
emperor to succor their families. The
last w riting was made an hour and 20
minutes after the boat was submerged,
and conveyed messages o f farewell to
the minister o f the navy and friends,
stating that breathing had become so
difficult that further writing as im
The letter said one o f the crew had
tried to close the valve o f the ventila
tion pipe, but the chain had broken.
He tried to close the valve with his
hand, but was too late. W ater began
to enter by the rear part o f the boat,
which fell 25 degrees.
was submerged and
all the lights
went out, bad gas accumulating al
most simultaneously. The crew drove
the current o f water from the main
tank and tried to get rid o f it by hand
pumps. They were drenched as they
worked and chilled. The message end
ed with statements that all were ready
for death. The submarine was being
tested on a gasoline semi-submerged
REQUIEM FOR 1,800.
A brother o f Dr. Cook says he is a
physical wreck, and is livin g near a Death List in Costa Rica Earthquake
sanitarium, under the care o f its phy
sicians, but has never been in South
Costa Rica, May 9.—
America, as was reported,
Chimes o f the historic Church Del Car
K ing Edward is seriously ill with men, the belfry o f which withstood the
earthquake shock o f Wednesday, tolled
The theatrical trust o f Klaw & Es- a requiem at sunset tonight for Car
langer is declared to be broken up.
While the bells pealed out the tid
It is estimated that 80 per cent of ings o f sorrow, 5,000 homeless men,
the shingle mills o f the Northwest are women and children, their uncovered
heads bowed with grief, stood in silent
r Ja m e s J. H ill has announced defin prayer upon the hill tops overlooking
itely that a new passenger depot w ill the ru in aof the ancient city. Hour by
hour the magnitude o f the disaster be
b^ built in Portland for his lines.
comes more apparent.
An explosion in No. 3 coal mine at
Eighteen hundred are dead. Almost
Palos, Alabama, entombed about 200 as many are wounded, ‘many o f whom
men. Bodies are being recovered.
w ill die. Ten thousand are homeless,
Four hundred striking
miners at hundreds are starving.
eked several been driven insane.
Pittsburg, Kansas, wrecked
For the brave survivors, who for
coal mines and drove away the men
three days have witnessed almost un
who were at work.
speakable horrors, perils o f famine
The pure food commissioner o f Lou
and pestilence remain to be faced.
isiana has condemned and ordered des
Pioneers o f Costa Rica are facing
troyed thousands o f cases o f canned
them with undaunted hearts.
salmon that was put up on the Colum
Huddled in camps o f refuge, biv
ouacked under the shadow o f the vol
Cartago, the picturesque and ancient cano Poaz, the city ’s wealthy and
capital o f Costa Rica, has been almost poor alike arose today from a third
entirely destroyed by an earthquake. night o f terror, ready to plan for the
A t least 500 persons [were killed and task o f reconstructing a new and
as many more injured.
grander city over the smoking rem-
hant o f what is Cartago, a waste of
Speaking In the National theater at
ashes and tumbled masonry.
Christiana, Norway, Roosevelt gave
Hundreds o f victim s were laid to
hope o f universal peace and reverenced
rest today. Long trenches were dug
the name o f the gerat Norwegian poet
and whole fam ilies buried together.
Bjornson, who died recently.
Many o f the dead were unidentified.
In order to avoid a collision with an
From the ruins scores o f bodies are
other car containing a number o f wo being removed hourly.
men, a Los Angeles auto driver turned
Some Americans are reported killed,
his own car into the curb and was but indentification, even by the records,
killed in the smash which followed.
is now impossible.
The American colony immediately
An excellent photograph o f H alley’s
comet has been taken at Lick observa set about to rescue those pinned down
tory, in California. The comet is now by wreckage.
plainly visible about 3:30 a. m. about
10 degrees above the eastern horizon.
Two French counts exchanged six
shots in a duel and neither was hiL
A daughter o f Richard Crocker, ex-
Tammany boas, married a groom in a
Mark Twain le ft all his property to
his only surviving daughter.
He le ft
The jury returned a verdict o f mur
der in the second degree for Charles
Wealer, Tacoma murderer.
A second man has been found who
received 11,000 tor voting for Lorimer,
of Missouri, for U. S. senator.
The New York state legislature fa il
ed by one vote to pass i resolution en
dorsing the Federal income tax.
The polied chief o f Council Bluffs,
la., has been ousted by the courts for
complicity in the Maybray fake fight
Woman suffragists Will campaign
M entire state o f Illinois during the
MHun«r in an effort to carry the fall
President, Taft eu log i sea Secretary
Knox and kks work.
Detective Byrnes Dies.
New York, May 9.— Thomas F. Byr
nes, ex-superintendent o f polic9 o f the
city o f N ew York, but more famous
for his work in the detective bureau,
died at his home here tonight from
chronic indigestion, after an illness of
more than two years.
He was 66
years old. Byrnes was bom in Ire
land, but came to this country when
He joined the police
force early and rose rapidly: at 28 he
was captain. During his term the ag
gregate o f sentences imposed on prison
ers taken by him reached 10,000 yean .
Match Oost #2,000,000.
Victoria, B. C., May 9.— New s was
brought by the Aytneric that the lac
quer manufactories o f Japan, centered
•t Wajima, in Noto, Were almost
wiped out in a great fire at Wajim a
on April 16. In all 1,808 building,
including factories, temples, postofficc
and public buildings, were destroyed
and a loss occasioned to property o f
over 12.000,000. The fire was due to
a small boy playing with a match.
Three hundred lacquer manufactories
are engaged there,
amounting to half a million dollars
BLOWN TO BITS.
Storage Magazine at Hull, Que
bec, Destroyed by Fire.
Baseball Crowd Gathered to Watch
the Fire, Disregards Warning,
and Many are Slaughtered.
Ottawa, Ont., May 10.— In an ex
plosion today the plant o f the General
Explosives company, o f Canada, near
Hull, Quebec, was totally wrecked.
Fifteen persons were killed and 50
others injured. The force o f the ex
plosion was terrifyin g.
for miles around was laid waste and
many small buildings in the city o f
Hull, on the side nearest the explosion,
were laid flat on the ground.
A baseball game was in progress a
short distance from the powder works
about 6 o ’clock this evening.
teams were playing the last inning and
when a fire was seen in one o f the
small buildings o f the powder plant,
the crowd began to swarm up the hill
to get a better view o f the blaze.
Warnings o f danger soon came to
the onlookers in two small explosions.
Sparks and fragments o f the wrecked
building fe ll among the spectators and
there was a scurrying from what was
considered the danger zone.
Some men in the crowd, aware o f
the possibility o f the danger when the
main magazine should be Reached,
pleaded with the crowd to go still fur
ther back. Many heeded the warning.
Others, apparently enjoying the ele
ment o f danger in the spectacle, stood
within 1,000 yards o f the burning
buildings. They were kept on the qui
vive by the continuous detonations
that sent showers of burning brands in
The scene where the crowd from
the ball game stood resembled a battle
field. Headless, armless and legless
bodies were lying about among scores
o f unconscious forms.
that followed the final death-dealing
blast was broken by the terrifyin g
cries and moans which came with a re
turn to consciousness o f the badly in
Ballinger Say» If H e Stays Every Dis
loyal Suoordfnate Must Go.
Washington, May 10.— Reorganiza
tion o f the reclamation service, long
rumored, is regarded as a certainty
since the declaration on the witness
stand yesterday o f Secretary Ballinger
that i f he continued at the head o f the
o f the
"snakes” would “ all be killed— every
one o f th em ."
Secretary Ballinger makes no secret
o f his determination to have a loyal
force around him. Washington knows
pretty well the difficulties with which
he has had to contend, which are the
difficulties that beset any man in high
position whose 'subordinates resort to
“ office politics” to prevent the results
he is seeking to attain.
gardless o f views as to the merits o f
the Ballinger-Pinchot controversy it
self, there is a general sympathy with
the attitude o f Ballinger himself.
Any secretary, says that part of
Washington officialdom that has had
real experience and undertands, would
be justified in enforcing loyal action
by those lower down and in discharg
ing those subordinates who are insub-
— again without reference to how it
may divide upon the personal issue—
applauds the secretary's statement
“ I have found that the only way to
control some o f these fellow s is to dis
For other official Washingtonians
have been in the same boat.
Ballinger refused pointedly to speci
fy which "snakes” w ill be killed, but
his previous tetsimony has helped
Washington to make some predictions
as to heads that w ill fall.
Date for Revolution Set.
EARTHQUAKE RUINS C ITY.
Hundreds Killed at Cartago, Costa
Rica—Bodies Being Recovered.
San Jose, Costa Rica, May 7.— The
earthquake that laid waste the town
o f Cartago occurred at 6 :50 o’ clock
Wednesday night and continued about
18 seconds. In that brief time the
buildings of the place collapsed, bury
ing hundreds. The dead were first es
timated at 500, but it is believed to
night that the fatalities were much
Four hundred bodies were recovered
Following ’ the shock tw ilight was
turned into darkness o f midnight by
clouds o f dust that rose from the
ruins. Panic ensued and the cries of
the injured and fleeing survivors filled
Cooler heads went to the telegraph
office to summon help, only to [find the
operators dead, lines down and traffic
impaired on[the reailroad.
As soon as the news reached San
Jose, President Gonzales Vieques, ac
companied by President-elect Richard
Jiminez andd many doctors and nurses,
started on a special train to aid the
survivors. Upon the president’s ar
rival at Cartago, martial law was pro
Provisions, medicines and
clothing were dispatched from here.
Throughout the day special trains ar
rived here, bringing the wounded.
Hundreds of survivors were camped
butside the ruined city awaiting trans
portation to other points.
being fed at public expense.
oerloads o f provisions have been dis
patched from here and Alajuela.
The beautiful peace palace, the g ift
of, Andrew Carnegie, erected at a cost
o f $100,000, was converted into a pile
o f debris. Other public buildings met
the same fate.
Many students at the college o f the
Silestan Fathers were killed.
The tremors continue tonight and the
terror o f the people increases. The
fear o f further shocks has extended to
the neighboring towns.
Only the early h >ur o f the evening
at which the disaster occurred pre
vented a much greater loss o f life. A t
the time many people w ere in the open.
So far no deaths have been reported
among the American colony.
The disaster was not preceded by
any activity o f the volcano Poaz or of
other volcanic vents.
The shock was
fe lt throughout Costa Rica and in parts
o f Nicaragua. Great fissures opened
at many places in the volcanic zone.
The ministers o f Mexico and o f Cen
tral American countries have asked
their governments to contribute to the
aid o f their sister republic. Several
among the dead.
These include the
w ife o f Dr. Becanegra, the Guatema
lan magistrate to the Central Am eri
can arbitration court, and Senor Trejos.
APACHES A TTA C K WOMAN.
Prospector With Clubbed Revolver
Makes Rescue Against Odds.
Globe, A riz., May 7— Drunken ¡Apa
ches attacked the ranch o f Daniel Ma-
ben, four miles East o f Globe, last
night in quest o f Maben, who had
killed an Apache several months ago.
Maben is now in the territorial insane
asylum and only his w ife and 16-year-
old daughter were at the ranch.
Eugene Barrows, a prospector, res
cued Mrs. Maben and her daughter af
ter a thrilling encounter.
Using his weapon as a club, Barrows
fought his way through the Indians,
who numbered half a dozen. The last
one attacked him with a knife and
Barrows broke the revolver over his
Barrows and the women succeeded
in reaching the Sixty-Six ranch, half
mile away, and came into Globe this
PASSES TO REST
Peaceful Reign of Nine Years
Severe Cold Brings Bronchitis, Which
Develops Pneumonia—Was III
Only Six Days.
London, May 7, 5 A. M.— K in g Ed
ward V II died from pneumonia at 11:45
last night at Buckingham Palace, and
at the same moment the crown and
scepter o f the Empire o f Great Britain
passed automatically to his son and
heir, Prince George o f Wales, now
Death struck down the m ightiest
hereditary ruler o f the world with as
little compunction as if his victim had
been the meanest o f that king's sub
jects. The prayers o f the whole na
tion, bound to its monarch by cen
turies o f tradition and by a love born
o f complete and intimate knowledge
o f that ruler’ s foibles, almost as much
as of his great virtues, availed to stay
the hand o f the Reaper not one jot.
K ing Edward died almost before his
subjects had begun to realize that he
was seriously ill. He was taken sick
a week ago. A fte r three days a ser
ious complication began to develop.
The fourth day his physicians issued
bulletin that stirred the whole nation
to its depts. On the sixth day the
king was dead.
The shock to Great Britain and to
the world had been tremendous, not in
a national way, fo r the death o f the
king has been discounted in the mar
kets for many years, but to the em
pire’ s sentimentality.
K in g Edward
was sincerely loved throughout the
length and breadth
He was loved as a great son o f a no
ble mother, and he was loved fo r him
self because he had in his character
that rare commingling o f democratic
simplicity with kingly dignity which
made him justly the “ first gentleman
o f Great Britain.”
Politically, the death o f Edward V I I
contains grave potentialities.
commons is now engaged in “ reform
ing the house o f lords.” To Edward a
liberal ministry had looked with confi
dence for the creating o f such peers as
would carry out the will o f the people
as expressed a t the last election. N ow
a new king steps forward to take Ed
ward’s place. What attitude he may
assume in this, the greatest political
crisis England has faced in generations,
remains a problem.
Nearly all members o f the k in g’s
immediate fam ily were at his bedside
when the king died. Just before the
end came, the royal patient rallied and
spoke weakly to those about him.
“ I know it is all over,” he said, “ but
I think I ’ ve done my duty.”
Those were his last words.
The first official act o f the new king,
George V, was performed immediate
ly after his father had breathed his last.
He dispatched to the lord mayor o f
London the announcement o f Edward V
V I I ’ s death, in pursuance o f an age-old
custom. His telegram read: “ I am
deeply grieved to inform you that my
beloved father, the king, passed away
peacefully at 11:45 tonight.
“ G eorge.”
Big Soap Factory Burns.
That George V w ill leave any deep
Kansas City, Mo., May 7— The plant
o f the Peet Bros. Manufacturing com imprint on English histroy as a sover
pany, one o f the largest soap and g ly eign o f force and commanding ability
cerine factories in the southwest, was is much to be doubted, but at least he
destroyed by fire tonight, entailing a is likely to prove a king o f good heart,
loss estimated at $1,500,000.
The j o f conscientious attention to duty and
flames for a time threatened the plants , o f discretion in state affairs.
Geogre brings to the throne consid
o f the Schwarzschild & Sulzberger
Packing company, and the American j erable experience o f his own in rou
Dressed B eef company.
Energetic j tine demands o f public service made
work on the part of the firemen pre upon him as the prince o f Wales, and
vented serious damage to the Schwarz- he comes to the task o f governing
child plant when the south wall o f the with fa ir ability, a good personality
and a serious sense o f his own responsi
Peet plant fell upon iL
Changsha, China, May 10.— The gen
Great Northern to Build.
eral uneasiness has been greatly in
Great Falls, MonL, May 7.— The
creased here by the appearance o f a
Great Northern Railway company to
large number o f posters unsigned de
day started condemnation proceedings
manding the destruction o f foreigners
for right o f way through Fergus coun
and o f native Christians, and setting
ty for building a branch line about 350
May 27 as the date fo r a general a n ti-,
miles long, from Hauck’s siding on the
Billings A Northern, a Great Northern
cials have destroyed the posters and
branch, to a junction with the main
the city is being strongly patrolled.
line on the Great Northern at a point
Agitators are holding secret meetings,
near Mondak, on the Montana-Dakota
but it is believed that the presence of
line. In substance, this means that
foreign gunboats w ill act as a check to
the Great Northern is about to build
an entirely new line from the Montana-
Dakota line to Great Falls.
T a ft Will Open Fair.
N ew York, May 10.— President T a ft
w ill tomorrow open the third fa ir of
the A cto r’« Fund o f Am erica, through
which funda are raiaed to care for aged
and destitute actors.
It is the first
time that a president o f the United
States has thus honored the stage and
managers and players alike have united
to g iv e him a spectacular welcome.
KING IS DEAD
Farmers Labor's Ally,
St. Louis. May 7.— Organized labor
and organized fanners w ill work to
gether hereafter in preserving the
rights and liberties o f both classes of
workers under the provisions o f a reso
lution unanimously adopted by the ex
ecutive committee o f the Farmers Edu
cative and Co-operative Union here.
“ The Country's All Right.”
New York, May 5,— Before sailing
today for his summer home in Scotland,
Andrew Carnegie had a fe w words to
say about the tariff.
“ In my opinion greater progress had
been made by the latest ta riff revision
towards the perfect tariff than ever
before,” he observed. " O f course, it
is hard to please everybody, and I can
only express my opinion by quoting
something I read on a postal card late
ly : “ Let the scowlers scowl, let the
howlers howl, and the politicians go iL
The country’s all right and I know i L ”
Steel Employes Slaves.
Washington, May 5.— The report o f
the bureau o f labor upon the conditions
* t the Bethlehem Steel Works, o f
South Bethlehem, P a ., which was sub
mitted to the senate today, «ays that
2,322 men worked 12 hours s day for
•even days a week.