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NEWS OFJHE WEEK
In a Condensed Form for Oar
A Resume of the Less Important but
Not Less Interesting Events
of the Past Week.
Mount Fetee is again in active erup
tion. Wrangles of unions cause a threat of
a general building lockout in Chicago.
A Toronto university student was the
first to be killed by football this season.
Witte says that, while he has no ill
feeling against the czar, he will never
again serve him.
An Atlanta grand jury has indicted
20 white men for complicity in the le
cent outrages against negroes.
In his farewell address Taft told the
Cubans that the Uniced States will not
leave till fair elections are assured.
Secretary Taft has informed a delega
tion of Isle of Pines citizens that it is
useless to think of separation from
The Chilean congress, city and prop
erty owners of Valparaiso, will com
bine to rebuild the city destroyed by
John Barrett, now minister to Co
lombia, is slated for a better position,
either ambassador to Brazil or vice gov
ernor of the Philippines.
The deparment of Justice is gaining
fresh evidence that hundreds of men,
both white and black, are held in vir.
tual slavery in Southern Flordia y the
Cuban Liberals hail Taft and Bacon
A son of Vice President Fairbanks
has eloped with a PittsDurg girl.
The Isle of PineB iB not affected by
American intervention in Cuba.
Bussia is expelling all Japanese from
that part of Manchuria controlled by
the czar's troops.
A lone highwayman held up a stage
in the Touopah, Nevada, district, and
secured nearly $5,000.
The Newfoundland cabinet is still
worrying over the fishing privileges
lost to the United States.
Booker T. Washington in an address
to negroes strongly advised them to re
main calm during the present trouble
in the South.
China wants American engineers to
take charge of her railway construc
tion and will pay $25,000 a year on a
five years' contract.
In the suit against the Standard
Oil company in Ohio it has developed
that one of the large English oil com
panies is owned by Rockefeller in
terests. Immediately upon the return of Taft
from Cuba a vice governor of the Phil
ippines will be appointed. This is the
post originally intended for Magoon,
now governor of Cuba.
Another negro Las been killed in
Ohio has succeeded in breaking up
the bridge trust.
Many bold robberies are occurring
daily in San Francisco.
The political campaign in New York
is becoming a very warm one.
Newfoundland will make a hard fight
for fisheries awarded to America.
Black Hundreds of Russia are spread
ing terror, especially in Odessa.
The big British battleship Dread
naught has developed a speed of 22
The second tube of the Pennsylvania
railroad tunnel under the Hudson liver
at New York has been completed.
An east bound Union Pacific passen
ger train was wrecked near Evanston,
Wyoming. No one was seriously hurt.
The Mexican government has arrang
ed to nave the United States mint at
San Francisco coin 2,500,000 Mexican
Recent floods in the states of Colima
and Jalisco, Mexico, have lestilted in
great destruction of property and the
loss of at least 123 lives.
Some British paperB accuse the gov
rnment of making a complete surren
der to the United States in the New
foundland fisheries question.
The trial of the Standard Oil in Ohio
Radicals are again in control of the
Snow has fallen for the first time this
year at Minneapolis.
Taft will heal old feuds in Cuba be
fore proclaiming amnesty.
NOBLES FLY COUNTRY.
Stampede of Russian Rich to Refuge
in Free England.
London, Oct. 12. For some time
paBt statements have been made with
more or less authority to , the effect
that some members of the Czar's fam
ily were making Becret arrangements to
leave Rasaia, should certain eventuali
ties occur, and take refuge in England.
These statements have been regarded
as part of the Inevitable rumors to be
expected to arise from the state of
affairs in the Muscovite dominions. In
vestigations by the Publishers' Press
correspondent, however, reveal circum
stances which point to their truth.
Large quantities of jewels, pictures
and furniture have arrived in this
country from the imperial palaces in
Russia just lately, and hav3 been
placed in safe storage. A leading
banker told the PuDlishers'g Press cor
respondent that consignments of prop
erty of enormous value had recently ar
rived there from Russia.
"We have received packets of jewels,
costly furniture and numbers of pic
tures, the value of each ot which runs
well into five figures," he said. "The
owners are very highly placed."
The question put point blank as to
whether they belonged to the Roman
offs, the reply was made that it was
against the rules to give such informa
tion. A confirmation of the assertion that
at least two of the grand dukes and
grand duchesses intend to give the ter
rorists a wide berth, and to find an
asylum in England, is found in the fact
that inquiries for the best estates and
houses in the market are being made
among West End estate and house
agents by Russian gentlemen, who,
while asking for particulars of the most
valuable estates, refuse to give the
names of the people for whom they
CAR BLOCKADE IN THE EAST
Orders for Thousands Are Given
That Cannot Be Filled.
Chicago, Oct. 12. The congestion of
freight traffic has increased so fast
within the last few days that railway
officials fear they are soon to be face to
face with a blockade. Conditions on
the Eastern roads which have not only
to handle the business which they orig
inate but have the crops of the West
pouring In upon them (or export, are
naturally the worst, but thoBe on the
Western lines alto are rapidly becom
ing extremely Berious.
With the approach of winter the
movement of coal has grown heavier,
aggravating the c ingested conditions
which already exist, and traffic men
say they do not know what they will do
for cars when the year s enormous crop
of corn is ready for market, as it will
be now in a short time.
A line belonging to one of the big
Eastern railway syBtems had orders for
4,235 cars which it could not fill. The
Pennsylvania proposes to give notioe
that for 36 hours it will recaive no
consignments from the Pittsburg dis
trict, the object being to get the trscks
partly clear of cars which have accu
mulated on its lines.
BUFFALO PLAGUED WITH SNOW,
Tears Down Wires, Wrecks Orchards
and Kills Two Men.
Buffalo, Oct. 12. The storm of snow
and sleet which swept over this part of
the country last night and today was
the worst in many years.
Telegraph, telephone and trolley lines
were prostrated in all directions. The
damage to the rich fruit celts of Chau
tauqua! Niagara and Orleans counties
is incalculable. Whole oichards of
peach trees and other Email fruits were
crushed to the ground by the wet.
cold, and the
which fell steadily for
weather is clear and
lines of communication
are being slowly re-established.
Buffalo bore the brunt of the storm.
The damage in this city alone is not (ar
from a quarter of a million dollars, and
two deaths occurred, which were direct
ly duo to the efffcts of the storm. All
night the telephone and ehctric light
systems were paralyzed. The streets
were littered with broken wires.
Indians Out On a Big Hunt.
New Westminster. B. C, Oct. 12.
The Stony Indiana of Alberta have
again broken loose, and are now on a
wild game drive along the west line of
the Rocky mountains. The game au
thorities have taken steps to have them
pursued and driven out of the country,
and a posse has been sent out. These
Indians have always given the British
Columbia game authorities trouble, as
every iau uiey come into tne province
through the various passes and hunt
for several months at the west foothills
uf the Rockies.
Two More Transports Sail.
Newport News, Va., Oct. 12. The
transport Admiral Schley sailed from
this port today, bearing the Seventeenth
and Eighteenth batteries of mountain
artillery. The City of Washington
with the First battalion of the Eleventh
infantry sailed tonight.
BAY CITY IS ARMED
Vigilance Committee May Be Or
eanized. for Protection.
MAYOR DOES NOT LIKE PLAN
Carnival ot Robbery and Murder Has
Stirred Honest Citizens to a
San Francisco, Cal., Oct. 13. The
general alarm caused by the numerous
reports of hold-upa and robbery has
seriously affected the attendance at all
places of amusement. Hotel managers
and others entrusted with the handling
of large sums of money have made elab
orate defensive preparations and there
is a general arming on the part of citi
zens. Discussing the propriety of the or
ganization of a committee of Bafety in
this Btate today to deal with petty
criminals who now infest the city, Act
ing Mayor Gallagher said:
"There shall be no lynching in this
city, and I sincerely hope that at the
meeting to be held in Union square
today the leaders will have enough
sense to do nothing that will injure the
"They will call it a committee
safety," the mayor continued, "but
other cities will call it a vigilance com
mittee, and that will do irrevocable
harm to San Francisco. It would be a
cconfeBsion that the people of this city
are not capable of protecting them
selveB, and when I Bay the people
mean the authoritiea with whom the
people have vested the power of gov
ernment. The plan is un-American
"The surpation of the powers of sup
pressing crime by unauthorized persons
is a crime in itself. I shall regard i
as such and will not permit it.
"Should those men desire to co-oper
ate with the authorities in ridding the
city of thugs and criminals, I shall be
glad to have their assistance, but they
must not act independent of the munic
ipality. I will not allow millionaires
to take those steps any sooner than
would allow laboring men. There
must be no violence committed by citi
zens. Lynch law does more harm
OLD GIRARD SLAVE PEN;
Discovery Made 'by Subway Workmen
at Depth of IOO Feet.
Philadelphia, Oct. 13. Subway
workmen digging beneath Water street
for the new tunnel station, uncovered
at the depth of 100 feet what is clear
ly an old slave prison. Tne pen is
composed of narrpw cells in three tiers,
with three-foot corridors between heavy
walla. The cells run six to the tier.
Each is large enough to held six men
packed in closely. Heavy iron bars
covered the windows and in each cell
were manacle supports. Directly above
them is the house of Stephen Girard,
an eccentric millionaire, who gave Gi
rard college to Philadelphia, and whose
estate is now valued at $100,000,000
In tearing down the old Girard home
that tbe traction company bought, the
prison was discovered. The old house
ia within half a square of the Delaware,
and secret access by water would be
easy. Girard believed in slavery,
owned slaves and many Louisiana Bugar
Armour's Case Before Wilson.
Philadelphia, Oct. 13. State Food
and Dairy Commissioner Warren this
week caused warrants to be issued for
the arrest of several o' Armour & Com
paoy's agents in this city on the charge
of exposing for sale hams and other
meats containing boracic acid. Assist
ant Food and Dairy Commission' r D.
Schick and N. B. Critchfield, secretary
of agriculture of this state, today went
to Washington to meet Secretary of Ag
riculture Wilson and Dr. H. W. Wiley,
cLief chemist of the department, and
lay the facts in tbe chsb before them.
Cold Persists In East. .
Washington, Oct. 13. The cold
wave is persisting in the East. An
other cold wave in the R icky Moun
tain region, in Idaho and Montana,
and moderating in the South and con
siderably warmer in the central valleys
is the weather situation in a nutshell,
as announced tonight by the Weather
bureau. It is warming up in the West
generally, reaching over 60 degrees in
the vicinity of Chicago and the Missis-
sippi valley and over 70 degress west
Japanese Designs on Java.
Rome. Oct 13. The newspapers
here today publish a private letter
from Tokio that numerous Japanese
emisparies have been sent to the island
of Java, Dutch East Indies, with the
mission to create incidents justifying a
Japanese naval demonstration. It ij
reported that tbe Dutch authorities
are much alarmed.
Will Take Charge of Cuba as Pro
Havana, Oct. 10. Charles E Ma
goon, the newly appointed provisional
governor of Cuba, arrived here this af
terncon. Coincident with his coming,
Governor Taft gave out a general decree
proclaiming amnesty not only to the
rebels, but to rll persons charged with
political onenaeB or crimes in any way
connected with the revolution.
The steamer Muacotte, with Mr. Ma
goon, General J. Franklin Bell, Mrs.
Taft and Mrs. Bacon, entered Havana
harbor at 4 o'clock this afternoon. In
the wake of the Maacotte came the bat
tleship Texas with a detachment of 300
marines from Norfolk,
A launch carrying Mr. Taft, Assist
ant Secretary of State Bacon and Cap
taina McCoy and Martin, aides to Mr,
Taft, hurried out to the Mascotte
There followed another launch with
Generai FunBton and his aide, and a
third with a committee of Cuban news
papermen, who carried huge boquets of
flowers which were delivered to Mra
Taft and Mrs. Bacon with a brief ad
dress of welcome.
Atter tne presentations to tne mayor
and the city council tbe party enterod
carriages and was driven to the palace,
where Mr. Taft and Mr. Bacon and Mr.
Magoon had a long conference in the
Following this conference Mr. Ma
goon received the members of the
press. He declined to discuss his plans
for the future. He said he had expect
ed, upon arriving at Washington, to'
have 30 days' leave of absence prior to
his departure for the Philippines. He
did not regret, however, the change in
program and he declared himself grati
fled with being in Cuba. He said he
would take up his residence with Min
ister Morgan as the minister's guest
pending the departure of Mr. Taft.
General Bell will reside at the army
headquarters at Marianao. General
unston will make his headquarters at
BID TO DIG CANAL.
Commission invites Proposals to Com
plete Work on Isthmus.
Washington, Oct. 10. InvitaMons
for propoBals to complete the Panama
canal were issued today by the canal
commission and the form of contract
under which the work is to be done
was made public by Chairman Shonts
who also gave out a letter written to
the secretary of war giving the com
mission's reasons Lt contracting the
The contract provides that each bid
der must undertake the entire work of
construction. No bar will be offered
to corporations associating in the un
dertaking, but they must be legally
organized into a single body with which
the government can deal. Bidders will
not be considered who do not have
available capital of $5,000,000. A
certified check for $200,000 is required
with each proposal tnd a bond of $3,-
000,000 will be required from the suc
cessful bidder. The bidding is not
limited to American contractors. All
proposals are to be in before noon of
December 12, when they will be open
ed. ' ,
Proposals are to be expressed in terms
of percentage upon the estimated cost
of construction, which ia to be fixed by
a board of five engineers, three repre
senting the government and two the
contractor. The chief engineer of the
canal commission is to be chairman of
the engineering board. ' .
In support of tbe commission's posi
tion that tbe canal can be contracted to
greater advantage than it can be built
by the government, Mr. Shonts' letter
Bays that, "because of the unprecedent
ed and greatly extended industrial ac
tivity of the time and the consequent
violent competition for all classes of
superintendents, foremen, sub-contractors,
skilled mechanics and even ordi
nary laborers, it would take the com
mission years to secure men to build
up departmental construction organiza
tions which would equal in efficiency
those now controlled1 by the leading
contractors of the United States."
Hope of Annexation High.
Havana, Oct. 10. President Roose
velt's statement at Washington yester
day to Nicholas M. Riviero, the Ha
vana editor, that "the means taken by
the United States to prevent disorder
in Cuba must always be determined by
the existing conditiona and with refer
ence to our aoleran obligations to the
people of Cuba," ia causing consider
able gratification here. This ia not be
cause the words indicate any definite
change in hia intentions, but because
be did not say anything about the early
restoration of sovereignty.
Opens Another Reservation.
Washington, Oct. 10. The,president
issued a proclamation today fixing 12
o'clock noon on October 29 as the date
for opening the Walker river Indian
reservation, in Nevada, to settlement.
There are 268, 00Q acres of land to be
disposed of and the law permits its ac
quisition under tbe general land laws.
The reservation ia in the Caraon City
BELL IN C
Funston Will Return to United
States With Secretary Taft.
COMMAND WAS ONLY TEMPORARY
One Faction of Cubans Declared Fun
ston Deserted Them in War
Havana, Oct. 11, General Frederick
Funston will not continue in command
of the American forces in Cuba. Gov
ernor Taft announced tonight that he
and General Funston will leave Havana
for the United States on Saturday on
the battleship Louisiana. With them
will go Assistant Secretary of State Ba
con, and the affairs of Cuba will be loft
in the handB of Governor Magoon and
General J. F. Bell. Explaining the
change of plans, Mr. Taft said :
"General Funston was summoned on.
a hurry call from the Pacific coast be
cause he was well acquainted with
many of the insurgent chiefs here, and
it was thought he could aid ub, aa he
did greatly, in bringing the men in
arms to an agreement. General Funs
ton waa put temporarily in command of
the troopa in Cuba merely as a conven
ience until General Bell should arrive.
General Funston, Mr. Bacon and my
self, with Mrs. Taft and Mrs. Bacon
and our secretaries, are returning to
our permanent dutieB."
Taft's especial confidence in the chief
of the general staff's ability to carry
out the program the governor has ini
tiated resulted in the decision to con
tinue him in the island.
Many Cubans of the faction to which
Mendts Capote and others who organ
ized the Moderate party belong, were
outskpoken against General Funston,
alleging that he had deserted them in
the war to throw off the yoe of Spain.
Fishing Schooner On New England
Coast Lands Orientals.
Providence, R. I., Oct. 11. Eighteen
Chinese were arrested today after the
capture by the United States immigra
tion authorities of the Echooner yacht
Frolic, for which revenue oflicera have
been searching along the New England 1
coast for the past two weeks, were held
tonight by United States Commissioner
Cross in $1,000 bail each for examina
tion next Wednesday. All the men
declared they had been in the United
States before, but that their certificates
had been lost, some in New York and
others in the fire at San Francisco.
This declaration contradicted a state
ment alleged to have been made by
John C. Lehnemann, of Boston, one of
the men arrested for complicity in the
smuggling operations, who says the
traffic baa been extensive and effective.
BLOW TO DEMOCRATIC PARTY.
Planned Great Send-Off British
St. Petersburg, Oct. 11. What is
described here tonight aa the "ignomini
ous fizzle" of the much heralded visit
to Moscow and St. Petersburg of a B.it
ish deputation to present a memorial
of sympathy to the dissolved parlia
ment ib another blow to the Constitu
tional Democrats, who were arranging;
a reception to the deputation as a bril
liant send-off in the campaign.
Ihia proposed visit was extremely
embarrassing to the British ambassa
dor, Sir Arthur Nicholson, in, view of
the negotiations for an entente between
Russia and Great Britain. Pressure
was brought to bear in London to stor
the movement, and it was decided not
to receive the deputation' officially at
tbe empassy here. This device is
thought to have inspired the interview
given out by the British consul at Mos
cow, who declared that the members of
the deputation were not known, and
that the proposed visit was in bad taBte.
Tryine To Hold Together.
Helsingfors, Oct. 11. At today's
session of the Constitutional Democrat
ic convention the committee's reos'u
tionp reclaiming the impossibility of
passive resistance was adopted, 84 ayes
to 44 noes. The minority amendment
lecommending organization for passive
resistance was rejected by 83 ayes to 53
noes. .The congress has shown stiiking
weakness in the party, which ia highly
dangeroua in view of the approaching
electoral campaign, and this in spite
of the influence toward cohesion result
ing from governmental prosecution.
Four From a Thousand.
Chicago, Oct. 11. The one thous
andth venireman was passed today in
the case of Cornelius P. Shea, the labor
leader accused of conspiracy to extort
money from large epmloyers of labor.
Only four jurors have been accepted
out of 1,000 candidates examined.