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Mrs. Anna Walker, widow of the late Congress
man Robert. J. C. Walker of Willlamsport, Pa., is
the sole devisee in her father's will, bequeathing
to her his estate of $50,000,000. ShVis now one
of the richest women in the world, but she will
manage the great chemical company which has
been left her by this -will.
The American school for boys at Erzeroun,
.Turkey, has been destroyed by fire, supposedly
through' accident. The American school for girls
at the same place was burned last January by
w s o f the We e k
It is reported at Asuncion, Capo of Paraguay,
that President Ezrura Is willing to resign, but
that so far-,ho has been dissuaded from so doing
by the Generals Caballora and Oscobbbada who,
actuated by personal reasons, have brought pres
sure to boar on the executive. No fuVther nows
as -to the -progress or the revolution has boon re
David B. Hill ha& signified his intention to
retire from politics on January first next. Re
ferring to Mr. Hill's announcement, the Associated
press says: "Having been engaged in active poli
tics since his youth and having served as city
attorney, alderman and mayor of Elmira, member
of the legislature, lieutenant governor, governor
for seven years and United States senator for six
years, he feels that he has been sufficiently hon
ored by his party and that he has rendered political
service during a period of years sufficient to en
title him to be relieved of further active political
effort. He desires to devote more time to his
personal affairs and professional duties than ho
has in the past."
' Blinded by the dust from a machine in front
of him, Barney Oldfleld, the' famous automobile
racer, lost control of his motor, and crashed into
a fence, killing" twp men, badly injuring, himself,
and completely demolishing his car.
An Associated Press dispatch under date of
Seattle, Wash., Aug. 28, says: "Amid the cheering
of 300 men and Women, the shrieking of whistles
and the playing of the national anthem, the final
splicing of the Seattfe-S'i'tka government cable was
made today in the "hartjor ten miles out of Seattle.
,Ten minutes later Mayor Ballinger of S'eattle cut
flie rope holding the' joined ends of the wires
aboard the United States' cableship Burns! de and
with a splash the corripleCed wire' connecting the
United 'States4 'ntt1 &sK&' fell; to the : bpt'toin jot
PugetjSondandfthES work of monthij on the "part
of ther,sVnal''cbrps''6r the United States 'army vas
completed." ' '
George-J. Gould has-juSt purchased an English
bulldog, for which he paid $5,000.'
An 'Associated Press dispatch from Cripple
Creek, Colo;, dates' Aug. 29, says: "A. G. Leeduc,
a returned deportee'; ''Who was taken from the
custody of vtwo deputy -sheriffs by a body of armed
men, was escorted by them to the Canon City
road, where he was released with a warning "to
remain away from this district."
An Associated Press report dated Valparaiso,
Chili, Aug. 28, says:. "August Moller, jr., 'American
vice consul here is dead'
An Associated Press report under date of
London, Aug. 29; says:'' "The death is announced
of Vice Admiral W & Rolland, retired. ' He was
born in 1817. 'Admiral Rolland received a gold
medal from the United States government ' for
saving part: of the crew of the United States brig
S'omers, upset off the Island of Sacrificios, on the
west 'coast of Mexico."
The Liverpool chamber of "commerce has sent
a communication to Foreign Minister Lansdowne,
requesting him to represent to the government of
the United States the. desirability of reconsider
ation of its decision of last July restricting the
American consular district of Liverpool by'the
exclusion from it of a large number of manufactur
ing towns, which decision has caused great incon
venience to consignees -
John T. Davis; .only son of the democratic
nominoe for vice president, Henry G, Davis, is-a
patlenfin the Davis Memorial hospital at 'Elkihs,
W. Va. He was brought from New York suffer
ing with typhoid fever with which he was' at
tacked while' at the-rhbirie of his4 ihotherMn-la'w;
Mrs. Arniistead, in Seagate, -one weeic ago.
Reorganization of tiro street railway service'of
Chicago wn foreshadowed yesterday in the oper
ations on- the stock exchange; and the report from
New York thqt a $3G,000;000 syndicate had been
formed for the purchase of stock controllirigUhe
Chieaga City Railway cdtapany by interests ?con-.
nected with- the Untehi'Traction company-. .':
The Mllltalr Wochenblatt of Germany .esti
mates the nominal strength of the Russian Man
churlan army at 205,000 men without any deduc
tions for killed, sick or wounded.
A supplemental report of the special master
in the sale by common pleas court of the United
Salt company properties filed at Cleveland, O.,
showed John D. Rockefeller to bo the highest bid
dec and the probable purchaser of the concern.
General M. S. Hascal died at his homo, in Oak
Park, Chicago. Ho graduated from West Point
in tho class with General Phil Sheridan and took
part in many battles during the civil war.
By direction of President Roosevelt, Julius H.
Weiss has been appointed receiver of tho land of
fice at Del Norte, Colo., vice. Percy Hobart, re
moved on account of physical disabilities.
Commander James H. Perry of the bureau' of
steam engineering will retire for age with the
rank of captain. Ho is now ill With typhoid fever.
Laio Yang, now the center of operations In the
Russo-Japanese war, has been the sceno of a ter
rible battle, with terrible loss to both sides. Ttijs
fortress is about 150 miles north of Port Arthur.
The fighting lint? is seven miles long; the Japanese
forces numbering about 240,000 men, while the
Russians number about 170,000. There are from
600 to 1,000 guns engaged on each side. A report
dated on the afternoon of September 1, says that
the Russians have begun to retreat, although it, is
admitted that this is really a decisive jpolnt, com
manding the Trans-Siberian railroad. Both.sld.es
are strainin.g every. nerjye realizing ,tha; Ifeij ,JPJ.
unes of' war for a whole. ear are in th'e.scaje,
aii'd, heith'er.'sido' is in 'the mqbd. ,pr "the position
to spare men In the effort to achieve a final victory.
A new phase of the strike situation presented
itself on August 31, when President Donnelly or
dered out the employes of the independent pack
ers, and President Gompers of the National Fed
eration of Labor has been appealed tP ,to help
settle the difficulties. The new order of President
Donnelly affected 3,000 men.
Princess Louise of Saxe-Coburg, it now ap
pears, escaped alone from her hotel at '2 o'clock
Tuesday morning. Sho was joined under the trees
in the hotel garden by two women and a man.
They entered a two-horse carriage, which was
waiting outside and were driven away In the di
rection of Munich. A man named W. Gra'tz, who
was stopping at the hotel, has not appeared since
Monday night. It is supposed that he provided
the means for the light of the princess and that
he was an agent of Lieutenant Count Mattassich
Keglevitch, with whom she eloped in '1897.
An Investigation proves that the fire which
destroyed the American school for boys at Arzjj
roum, Asiatic urkey, August 29. was accidental.
The school belonged to the American board of
commissioners for foreign missions.
The secretary of state, R. W, S'cott, who Is
.acting premier of "Canada, has not heard of -overtures
'being made for a renewal of a conference
between Canada and tho United States on the
reciprocity question. The time is not considered
opportune for a conference, since the views ex
pressed by members of the house of commons Were
adverse to such a proposal, it being urged that it
rested with congress to first reduce the tariff
now exiting against Canada.
' Evidence' of a shortage of window glass has
shown .yesterday by the withdrawal of former
quotations by the American - Window ' com
pany the leading producer and the only concern
operating factories in the country. Prices have
been advanced from Iff to 20 per cent over the
rates, prevailing last week.
Sir Charles Hardinge, the British ambassador
at St Petersburg;. has informed the foreign office
that the rehortthat the Russian government has
compensated the owners of tho German steamer,
Thca;- which was sunk by tho Vladivostok squad-
Auut ib nicurrocc.
Mrs. Julius Lehmann, wife of tho former mem
ber of tho St. Louis house of delegates, who In
serving a tcrnV of Imprisonment for boodllng, hail
bocorao violently,, insano from brooding over her
troubles. ' '
An Associated Press dispatch under date oC
Chicago, Sept. 1, says: "Tho Journal of the Amer
ican Medical association will publish tomorrow
tho statistics rcgardlag accidents on tho Fourth
of July. Tho total number of doaths from lockjaw
was ninety-ond as against 4G0 the previous Fourth.
But thorc wore nlnoty-two deaths from other
causes, against only sixty last year. Tho total
deaths were 183 and tho total number of persona
injured, not fatally, was 3,980."
An Associated Press dispatch under date of
Washington, D. C, Sept. 1, says: "Tho monthly
comparative staternont of tho government receipts
and expenditures buowb that for tho month of
August, 1904, the total receipts were $44,903,390,
and tho expenditures $51,246,003, leaving a doilcit
for the month of $0,343,212. Tho deficit for the
two months of tho present fiscal year Is $23.
The, state democratic convention for tho stato
of Wisconsin was hold, at Oshkosh, September 1.
Georgo W. Peck was nominated for governor by
acclamation and tho remainder of tho ticket Ib aa
follows: Lieutenant govornor, Dr. If. A. Lathrop;
secretary of stato, James P. Nqlan; treasurer, An
drew Jensen; attorney general, Wm. A. Wolfe;
railroad commissioner, Edward L. Hanlon; Insur
ance commissioner, Henry Fotzor; chairman stato
central coirimiUce, A. F. Warden.
Tho steamship Baltic brought into New York
2,000 passengers In tho steerage in. addition to
,671.1ntho cihlh, making, a total of &124, persons
oil board, lnbludin'g 'flip, crew. Ampng the. seer
WiWr.werp; .a, number of returning Ajnor
ipans. . William Riley, a,, cattleman,, was In -the
steerage, having completed his 204th round trip
across tho Atlantic.
Judge Lanning In the United States circuit
court of Now Jersey signed an order allowing
an appeal from tho decision of Judge Bradford in
the Northern ' Securities case.'
An open switch caused the wrecking of the
westbound Imperial limited express on the Can
adian Pacific railroad on September 2, at Winni
peg, Man., killing five women and badly injuring
a porter and the engineer.
An Associated Press dispatch from New York,
dated Septomber 2, says: "Receiver Smith 'of
the United States Shipbuilding company, sold at
public auotlon today in Newark, N. J., the 300,000
shares of Bethlehem steel stock held by the ship
building company. The only bidder was a rep
resentative of the Standard Trust company. The
upset price of $7,500,000 was bid. The sale was
made pursuant to agreement, between Charles M.
&'chwab and 'the. reorganization committee, by
wlilclrthe Mr." Schwab will retain control of the
President Donnelly of the butchers' national
organization, In a speech delivered at the con
ference . of the Allied Trades' union in Chicago,
declared that the most effective way to settle
the strike is to bring about a meat famine. In
this connection President Donnelly said: "The
conference board has decided to place all meats
upon the unfair list. The order goes Into effect
on Saturday evening, September 3, at 5:30 p. m.
The order will be sent to every padklng house in
-the country and no ipqniber of tho meat cutters
and butcher workmen union will be allowed to
dress any animal until the strike is settled. This
action Is Uie.jpsuJk'.offho rp.quesj:4htwthe pub
lic refuse to eat meat, and no person, no matter
in what capacity emplpyed In handling meat,
must handle the same after 5:30. p. m: on Satur
day. The packers have resorted to extortion as
the result of the strike, buying live stock on the
hoof for almost nothing and charging almost any
price for the dressed product. The public will
now he given an opportunity to retaliate by re
fusing to at .meat-until such time as they cam.
procure the same at a fair market price."
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