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JANUARY 0, 1905
Condensed News of the Week
An Associated Press dispatch dated "Washing
ton, D. C Dec. 28, says: President Roosevelt had
a few riend3 at the white house tonight to lis
ten toa lecture by. Prof. Charles E. Waldstein of
Cambridge, England, who is seeking international
co-operation in the exploration and excavation
of the ancient city of Herculaneum. The lecture
took place in the east room, the audience includ
ing, among others, Secretary Hay, S'enator and
Mrs. Lodge, Gilford Pinchot and Commissioner
C. T. Beckwith, the aged president of the
Citizens' National Bank of Ohio, which was ruined
through the operations of Mrs. Chadwick, is se
riously ill with heart trouble brought on, hia phy
sician says, by worry over his financial affairs.
The emperor of Cnina has decided to decorate
President Francis of the S't. Louis exposition, tor
his great work in lae way of making a success
of the fair. The decoration will probably be that
of the Double Dragon.
On Dec. 28, Count Cassini, the Russian ambas
sador, celebrated the fiftieth anniversary of his
entry into the Russian service. Both the presi
dent and Mrs. Ropscvelt extended their con
gratulations to the count, the former sending his
picture and his autograph and Mrs. Roosevelt
sending a great bunch of flowers from the white
Reports from London say that Mr. Choate, the
American ambassador to England, will resign
very shortly after the inauguration of President
New York and vicinity has received so far
this year a fall of twenty-nine inches of snow.
Three men were killed and .three others very
badly hurt m a collision of two ice boats on
Onondaga Lake, N. Y.
-Hugh Price of Wisconsin, former congress
man from Wisconsin, died at Denver, aged 45.
Governor Odell refused to issue requisition
papers to Sheriff Barry of Ohio for Leroy S. Chad
wick, husband of Cassie L. Chadwick. The rea
son for refusal is said to be that the papers failed
to prove that Dr. Chadwick wa3 in Ohio when the
forgery of Andrew Carnegie's name was committed.
Later. the papers were issued.
The chapel at Sailors' Snug Harbor, a home
lor old seamen at New Brighton, Staten Island,
was destroyed by fire December 2G. The loss is
$75,000. The chapel contained one of the finest
organs in the United States. The 800 old seamen
at the home helped to extinguish the fire.
The present chamber of deputies - at Greece
will be dissolved and Theodore M. Delyannia,
former premier will be appointed to organize a
An Associated Press dispatch dated Paris,
Dec. 26, says: "The attorney general's statement
of the Dreyfus case, which it is believed will de
mand the cancellation of the Renne3 judgment
without indicating further steps, will not be ready
before the end of January. This means that a
retrial of Captain Dreyfus before the full supreme
court of appeals can not occur before May."
General William H. Powell, one of the best
Jmown civil war veterans in the country, is dead
at his home in Illinois. Dec. 26. He was a school
mate of the late President McKinley.
can minister of Bogota, Colombia, advised tho state
department today of tho arreat in Bogota of thrco
opposition members of tho upper houso of the last
congress for circulating publications against tho
government. Tho present government, Mr. Russell
adds, is Inspiring confidence."
Mrs.. Nellie Sharp, sister of Mra. U. S Grant,
died at Washington Dec. 26.
The eight companies of soldiers on duty on
the World's fair grounds, will remain at the ex
position until Feb. 3.
In accordance with the president's suggestion
that some form of corporal punishment bo ar
ranged for wife-beaters, a number of clergymen
in the District of Columbia, have started a move
ment which may result In the establishment of
Part of tho Acadia Powder company's mill at
Halifax, N. S., blow up shattering every window
in tho village, and doing damage to tho extent of
$25,000. No lives wero lost. '
The German subjects at Fez have been warned
by tho German legation to make ready to loave
at a moment's notice, as great trouble is cxpectod.
An Associated Press dispatch dated London,
Dec. 28, says: "The correspondent at Tanglor of
the Times learns that the anti-foreign policy or.
the sultan of Morocco, was the outcomo of a moot
ing of the principal Fez Moors, who, fearing
French designs, sent a deputation to tho sultan,
demanding the rupture of relations with France,
the stoppage of the French commission and tho
dismissal of Europeans In tho sultan's service,
and of pro-European vlzers. The Moors are agreed
that any attempt to arrest the deputation would
be the signal for a revolution."
The cylinder head of tho great power englno
of tho Chelsea jute mills in New York, was blown
off and Engineer Charles Heebo was instantly
killed, and hi3 assistant badly injured. Nearly
1,200 young women who wero working in the build
ing wont Into a panic and many of them wore
slightly injured in attempting to escape.
Twenty-two physicians, accompanied by sev
eral other men and women, sailed for Panama Dec.
27, to participate in the Panama medical congress
which will hold its fourth meeting in Panama Jan
uary 3, 1905.
Under the direction of Attorney General
Moody, a petition has been filed in the United
States district court at St. Paul, against the Gen
eral Paper company, charging that company with
intoring into a combine to control the sales of
the products of twenty-four paper mills. Tho pe
tition a3ks the United states court to declare tho
Despite tho recent denial by the British auth
orities that they will annex the Tonga islands,
a report from Melbourne, Australia, says that
Great Britain has assumed control of the legal and
financial affairs of the islands, the native chiefs
Premier Von Koerber of Austria, ha3 decided
to resign his position as he finds his duties too
u tAn Associated Press fllspatch dated Washing
ton,, D. C.Dec. 26, says: "Mr. Russell, theAmerl-
Thomas Watson, the candidate for president
of the people's party in the last election, has in
corporated a stock company for tho purpose of
publishing and circulating a monthly literary pa
per called Tom Watson's Mazagine. The capital
stock i3 $125,000.
Judge Francis J. Wing has forwarded to tho
president his resignation from the office of judge
of the northern district of Ohio. Mr. Wing says
his reasons are purely personal, as he wishes to
resume his law practice.
Congressman William Mahoney of the Eighth
Illinois district, died at Chicago, Dec. 27.
Mr James F. Secor, one of the oldest naval
engineers in the country, died at New York, Dec.
27 at the ago of 90 years. He built the Mare Is
land navy yard at San Francisco, the Pen3acola
navy yard, and built many of the iron clads, moni
tors and dry docks used in putting an end to the
A syndicate is being formed by Cleveland, O.,
men to furnish bail up to the sum of $40,000 for
Mrs. Cassie Chadwick.
An Associated Press dispatch, dated Rose
bud Mont, Dec. 28, says: "The Northern Cheyenne
Indians are in a pitifully destitute condition Com
missioner Jones, on the advice of J. C. Clifford,
Indian agent, ordered that no food be Issued to
the Indians except the very young the , ged.
and infirm, basing his action on the theory ..that
tbey wero self-sustaining. Tho Choycnncs are
willing workers, but tho government Jailed to
glvo them wont. Complaints aro coming that
tho starving Indiana aro raiding and siaugntormg
tho herds of cutUo In tho vicinity of tho reserva
tion. C. F. Nlsiun, an Indian commissioner, spent
several wooKs on tho reservation, and 1ms loft for
Washington to lay boforo tho secretary of interior
the lacts in tho mattor."
Four convict at tho California state prison,
who attempted to make tnoir oiioape, wore shot
down by tho guards, and It is Hkoly that thrco of
them will die.
Tho Cudnhy Packing company of Sioux City,
Iowa, has shipped anothor 1,000,000 pounds of
beef to tho besulgud Lusslans at Port Arthur, A
former shipment of tho sumo umount was cap
tured by tho Japanese mosquito Hoot and was
used by tho besoigors.
Tho hearing of tho case of W. R. Hoarst
against the anlhracito coal carrying railroads, has
been postponed indefinitely. It was to havo been
heard January 6, 1905.
An Associated Press dispatch dntcd St. Paul,
Minn., Dec. 29, says: "A special to tho Dispatch
'from Aberdeen, S. D., says: Tho crowd of mon
who went from Sclby to Bangor Tuesday night and
carried off by force tho county records in tho. court
house and then loft word that thoy would return
last night for tho court houso ItBoif, kept their
promise. Tho building has been torn down and
piled on wagons, and Is being hauled to b'elby in
sections to bo rebuilt there. Although tho notion
of tho Solby men has aroused much bltttr feeling,
tho Bangor residents made no resistance."
Five hundred and fifty of the 700 steerage pas
sengers that arrived on a steamer at Now York,
Dec. 29, wero Russians.
Jones M. Withers' camp No. 075, United Con
federate Veterans, forwarded to" the presidont an
invitation to visit Mobile, Ala., assuring him of
a hospitable southern wolcomo from all confed
In a fire which dostroyed their home, three
members of a family named McMillan at aencsco,
N. Y., wero burned to death.
Tho Chinese minister had a long talk with
Secretary Hay about the arbitration treaty which
this government has invited China to negotiate.
The preliminary exchanges on tho subject aro
being kept secret.
In Chicago Judge Wnlkcr decided that tho
city is not liable for damages growing out of tho
loss in connection with tho loss of Jife In tho Iro
quois theater fire.
If the duty is acceptable to hir. Rear Admiral
Lambert will probably bo appointed president of
the lighthouse board.
Holly's hall, the historic dormitory on the old
campus of Harvard university, was damaged by
fire to tho extent of $0,000,- and the building was
The Russian admiralty court has agreed to a
rehearing of tho American claims In tho case of
tho Portland-Asiatic line steamer JArabla, captured
by tho Russian Vladivostok squadron July 22, it
it can be shown that the claimants wero unable,
on account of lack of time, to perfect their appeal
from tho decision of tho Vladivostok court
Tho Connecticut Tobacco Growers' association
has sent to each senator and representative from
Connecticut In congress a circular letter protesting
against the removal of the tariff from Philippine
Justice Olmsted of New York handed down an
opinion, holding that the law against the selling
or giving away of street railway transfers is con
stitutional. All arrangements for the dissolution of tho
Hungarian parliament havo been completed and
the members of the opposition at length realize
that ,Premier TJsza will carry out his purpose ot
appealing to the country.
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