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NOVBMBEE 4, 1904 -
Condensed News of the Week
Tho adopted brothjer of the emperor of Japan,
Prince Fushiml, is coming to America, with a
view, it is said, of cementing tho friendship be
tween the United States and Japan.
Tho steamer Slavonia, which reached New
York Oct. 23, brought to this country 2,0G3 Austro
In accordance with .the request of Pope Pious
X, the choir of St. Patrick's Cathedral in New
York, consisted entirely of men on Sunday, Oct.
23. There were 120 voices in tho chorus.
Fifty Oshing trawlers off Spurn Head in the
North Sea were llred upon by Russian ships on
the night of Oct. 21'. Two of the trawlers were
sunk and two of the crew decapitated, while many
others were hurt The mistake was probably due
to the fact that the fishing vessels flashed lights
and rockets to each other to show the fishing
directions for the night. Suddenly a great num
ber of vessels and torpedo-like boats appeared and
before tho horrified fishermen could recover them
selves, powerful searchlights were turned upon
them while great shots from the quick-firing guns
of the Russians killed and wounded members of
tho party. -j.he czar, who is greatly pained over
the affair, sent a telegram expressing the deepest
The supreme court has granted the motion to
advance tho case of Senator Burton of Kansas and
has fixed November 28 as the date for hearing.
Andrew Carnegie has been awarded the Besse
mer gold medal by the international iron and steel
concern in session at Now York. This decoration
is tho highest honor that can bo bestowed by tho
institution. Mr. Carnegie is the first American
who has ever been president of the organization,
the others having been Englishmen.
An Associated Press dispatch, dated Washing
ton, D. C, Oct. 24, says: "The president has ac
cepted the resignation of James F. Cooper, asso
ciate justice . the, supremo court of the Philippine
islands, t6 take effect October 18. Judge Cooper
was appointed from Texas. He has served three
years on tho Philippine bench with credit and
resigns on account of advancing years. 'A
At Fort Sill, O. T., five stables, with storage
houses and ammunition belonging to troops A,
B, and D, were destroyed by fire.
The negro population of Berkeley, Va., are
considerably wrought up over tho lynching of ono
of their raco by fifty white men. The dead man,
whose name is Blount, while resisting an officer
who attempted to arrest him, hurled a lighted lamp
at the policeman, badly injuring him.
During the absence from home of the parents,
three small ch. dren of Jesse Evans, a well-to-do
farmer living near uoralea, Okla., were burned to
death . yesterday in a fire which destroyed the
Dutch troops have captured Batoebatoe in
Achin, after sharp fighting. The Achlnese lost 196
killed and the Dutch captured twenty guns and1
had three killed and eleven wounded.
The tenth annual meeting of the Central Sup
ply association of manufacturers and jobbers of
gas arid steam 'fitting supplies convened at St.
Louis yesterday. President J. B. Rahen of Omaha
A broken rail caused the derailment of Mis
souri Pacific ' passenger train No. 42, three miles
west of Neal, Kan., resulting in the injury of
twenty-six persons, only eight of whom were se
riously hurt, but it is believed nono fatally.
An Associate Press dispatch, dated Washing
ton, D. C, Oct, 25, says: "Arguments on a peti
tion that the secretary of the treasury be re
strained irom making payments cr issuing bonds
for tho acquisition and construction of the Panama
canal was l .ado today in tho equity branch of
the .supreme court of tho District of Columbia. W.
S. Wilson of Hinsdale, 111., Is the author of ihe
suitkand preronted his own argument. The govern
mentitwas defended by United States Attorney Mor-'
gan.,Hi Beach and Charles W. jiussell, assistant
to te. attorney general. Justice Stafford, who
heard the case, has not rendered his decision."
Four prominent French ofilcors who wcro ac
cused of using military funds and othorwiae influ
encing witnesses against Dreyfus, tho famous
Frenchman, will bo court-martialed.
The verdict of tho judges In the kite contest
for mile altitudes hold last Saturday at tho World's
fair: William King of bt. Louis was declared v.no
winner, Jiaving reached an altitude of 2,505 leot.
Silas J. Conyo of Chicago reached 2,018 feet, Ray
mond Anglomlro of St. I ouls, 1,003, and T. E.
Harbert of Chicago, 932 feet.
President Roosevelt has appcinted Mrs. James
Longstreet, tno widow of General James Long
street, to be postmistress at Gah.esvillc, Ga.
President Harrlman of the Union Paclflc sys
tem, denies that tho Union Pacific railroad has
secured an option on tho Chicago Great Western.
A report from Mukden says that the lone tree
on Lone Tree hill nas been cut down by the Rus
sians and used for fire-wood.
An Associated Press report, dated Abo, Fin
land, Oct. 20, says: "The trial of former Senator
Schaumann, father of Eugene Waldemar Schau
mann, tho assassin of tho late Governor General
Bobrikoff, arrested on July 2, on suspicion of hav
ing had knowledge of his son'e crime, has been
postponed to November 8."
Warrants were Issued for fifty negroes by the
county prosecutor at Kansas City, charging them
with Illegal registration. Tho penalty for tho
crlme'is from two to live years in the penitentiary.
It was stated at tho prosecutor's office last night
that warrants for 250 more negroes charged with
the same crime, will be issued today.
' Workmen tearing down a bluff on the Mis
souri river front at the foot of Lydia avenue,
Kansas City, came upon the skull of a mastodon
with seven-foot tusks. It is not known whether
the whole skeleton iB in the bluff as work was
discontinued, to bo resumed carefully with a view
to saving the remains.
Marquis Afan do Rivera of Italy became so
much worried recently upon learning that Count
Panzutl would be a candidate against him, dividing
the monarchial party and rendering his re-election
uncertain, that Tuesday night he was taken ill and
died before morning.
The state of Nevada yesterday filed a claim
against the United States In the United States
court of claims for $470,475, advanced In aid of
tho federal government during the civil war.
A monument erected by the Qulvora society to
Juan Padilla, the first martyr priest of tho Ameri
can continent, who "was murdered near Herrington,
Kan., was unveiled yesterday.
The Illinois Central railway has sent to tho
chief of police of St. Louis a check for ?750 to
defray the funeral expenses of Detectives Shea,
Dwver and McClusky, who were killed last week in
a battle with alleged train robbers. This is taken
as an indication that the railway company Is con
fident the real robbers were killed or captured.
By legislation contained in one or the appro
priation bills recently passed at Manila, the
strength of the Philippine constabulary has been
reduced at one stroke by 1,200 men. The reduc
tion will take effect at, the beginning of the next
flscalyear. leaving the strength of the force at
Come iun Van Cott, postmaster of New York
citv died suddenly of heart failure, following a
Sharo attack of acute nervous indigestion. Worry
over tSe recent loss of tho , savings of a lifetime,
and the arrest of his' son, Richard Van Cot,
charged with colonizing voters coupled with ad
vancing years (he was in his sixty-seventh year)
playeo3 an important part in bringing on the fatal
As a result of the Investigation Into the States
hnro lvnchlng -affair, where -twor, negroes wwxe
Eurned at the stake; without arUntafnce on
the nart of the state troops, Captain vRobert- M,
Hitch who .wasda..command of hp oops,f..has
been dismissed from the service. Lieutenants L.
A. Mcll and Grinor, who woro also in command of
tioops, will bo publicly reprimanded, and tho for
mer will bo dismissed for ono' year.
It ban dovcloped that tho attack made by the
Russian ships upon Uo English fishing boat wan
duo to tho fact that several torpedo boats wcro
among tno llHhing fleet. Being aware that tho
Japanese had purchasod torpedo boats In England,
tho Russians felt somo npprehenslon at seeing
theso. Suddenly tho transport Anatol, which was
steaming ahead of tho Russian squadron, was
surrounded by eight torpedo boats, then a can
non shot was heard, and tho Anatol signalled for
assistance, whereupon tho Russian ships formed
in bnttlc lino and returned tho fire, afterward con
tinuing its journey. Later roports say that tho
governments of England, and Russia havo agreed
to submit tho affair to The llaguo tribunal, und
this proceduro is receiving favorablo comment
from overy nation.
An Associated Press dispatch dated Guayaquil,
Ecuador, Oct. 27, says: "A worship law which
has just been promulgated places nil tho clergy
and their properties under control of tho gov
ernment and forbids the entrance into tho coun
try of religious communities. Tho law declares
that only Ecuadorans can be archbishops or bishops,
and it forbids tho cBtnbllshmont of now religious
orders and also diminishes tho force of the concordat."
Tho Brooklyn pier at the foot of Forty-second
strcot In that city was destroyed by fire October
28. Tho loss is estimated at $500,000 and a police
man and a fireman aro reported missing.
President Roosevelt celebrated his 4Cth birth
day on October 27, and was tho recipient of many
congratulations on tho event.
Tho raising of tho colossal statue of St. John
do la Salle into its nlcho In St. Peter's, slxty-llvo
feet above the pavement, took place Thursday in
r A treaty of extradition has been concluded
between Belgium and Cuba.
An Associated Press dispatch dated Washing
ton, Oct. 28, says: "By direction of tho president
Secretary Loeb today sent to James N. Tyncr, tho
former assistant attornoy general for tho post
offlco department, a letter in reply to Mr. Tyner's
letter dated October 8, and made public last night.
Tho letter says that as the question of Mr. Tyner's
guilt on tho criminal charge on which he was
tried has been passed upon by a jury tho president
acquiesces In tho jury's finding, but the evidence
"soems to him overwhelming that you were guilty
either of moral obliquity in performance of duty
or of tho grossest inefficiency."
Gcorgo K. Nash, former governor of Ohio,,
dropped dead of heart failure at his home in
Columous, Ohio, October 28.
The oldest newspaper In Berlin, Germany, the
Vossische Zetung, celebrated its 200th anniversary
Friends of William Mall, a merchant of
Aurora, 111., have received word from him that
while visiting in his old homo In Germany ho
was forced into tho army despite the fact that ho
gavo proof of his American citizenship. It Is
probauo that an appeal tvIII be made to Wash
ington. The grand jury officiating at the trial of the
lynchers of Cato and Reed, tho two Georgia ne
groes who wero burned at the stake, failed to
indict the accused rioters. Judge Daley, in dis
missing tho jury, said that ho did not see why
indictments wero not returned, and tho judge's
manner seemed to indicate disapproval of tho
It is said that Burko Cochran, the famous
democratic orator, has been advised by physicians
to undergo an operation on his throat. He has
been suffering with it for isomo time, but is still
making speeches andiwJHnot, 6onset ,to. tho
operation yntjl jitter flection. . , - - ' -
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the Russian navy0'P Aha .farst Aasnbgeordered
homeafind (General,. Kuropajkin has vpeen,, assigned
the command of tho naval and land forces.
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