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WE NEED GOOD ROADS
NEARLY AS ESSENTIAL TO EX
ISTENCE OF A TOWN AS
RIVERS AND STREAMS.
FARMERS DRIVRl MEATEST BENEFiTS
Cost of Haulage In Some Instances
Reduced Over 60 Per Cent By
Active Work By County and
Roads are as essential to the exist
ence of a town as creeks and tribu
taries are to a river, and the better
and more numerous the ioads, the
greater the advantages and benefits
received. Nothing will yield such
handsome returns to a community as
money properly expended for the im
provement of its highways.
The farmers as a class derive the
greatest benefit and profit from im.
proved highways. The cost of haul
ing their produce to market is one of
their heavy items of expense. In
some instances where the haul is a
long one and the roads bad the coast
of first-hand transportation to market
or a shipping point is greater than the
cost of production. Roads can, in
most sections of the west, be so im
proved as to reduce the cost of haul
age 70 or 75 per cent.
Investigations have shown that the
average cost of hauling, per ton per
mile, throughout the United States is
23 cents; on stone roans in good con
dition the cost is about 8 cents, on
stone roads, in ordinary condition, 18
cents; on earth roads containing mud
and ruts, 39 cents; on sandy roads,
when wet, 33 cents; on sandy roads,
when dry, 64 cents.
From these figures it can readily be
seen that by improving the roads to
a condition equal to stone roads the
cost of hauling would be reduced all
the way from 50 to 80 per cent. This
reduction in the cost of getting his
produce to market would materially
increase the farmers' profits.
The development of the auto, not
only as a pleasure vehicle but also as
a commercial facility, is proving a
powerful factor in boosting the good
roads movement. By the use of auto
mobiles, with good highways to oper
ate on, commerce between all points
is facilitated, the trading radius of the
town is increased, the remoter part,
of the country put on a more equL.
basis as compared with sections near
er in, and the cost of transportation I
generally is reduced to a minimum.
The country dweller by this means
is placed within easy distance of town
and city and has every benefit of the
city resident, plus superior freedom
and more healthful conditions.
To get an idea of the value of good I
highways to the country town, one I
need only note the course taken by t
autoists in traveling from city to city. I
The first thing the tourist does is to I
make careful inquiries as to the best t
roads leading to his destination. He 1
is willing to take the longest route if
by so doing he gets the best roads. I
Chuck holes and sand are the greatest
obstacles to automobile traffic. Heavy
grades, provided the road bed is good,
hold no fear for the modern car.
It naturally follows that the towns t
which can be reached by smooth, hard
roads are the ones that get the patron.
age of autoists, while the town that
can be reached only by rough and dif- 1
ficult ways is carefully avoided, even t
though it lies on a more direct route. f
Many of these auto , travelers have
their eyes open for commercial oppor
tunities and it is evident that the
towns with good roads may profit
from their visits in more ways than t
merely by the money actually spent
while passing through. c
Ana nnauy, ana of especial import
ance to the farmer, good roads add a
direct increase in value to every acre
of farm land within their reach. This
increase in land value alone would go
far toward establishing and maintain
ing good roads.
There is nothing of greater import
ance in the farther development of the
United States, and especially the west.
ern section thereof, than the building
and maintenance of good, permanent
roads. It is up to every farmer, every
merchant and citizen generally in this
community to help along the good
Available Grain Supplies.
Bradstreet's advices show the fol
Wheat, United States, east Rockies,
increase, 3,597,000 bushels.
United States, west Rockies, in
crease, 117,000 bushels.
Afloat for and in Europe, increase,
Canada, decrease, 875,000 bushels.
Total increase, 7,319,000 bushels.
the market has continued to advance,
Oats, United States and Canada, in
crease, 3,429,000 bushels.
Corn, United States and Canada,
decrease, 1,827,000 bushels.
The girl was willing, but the base
all player was diffident. She had to
resort to strategy.
"Jim," she said, "there are several
points of the game that I wish you
"Where shall I begin?' he asked, de
"I should like to-er-"-she hesi
tated, blushing-"know more about
the 'squeeze play."'
Happy is the wife who believes that
her husband tells her all he knows.
I MINES AND MINERS
Machinery for a 250-ton leaching
and electrolytic plant is being in
stalled at the Bullwhacker mine near
The monthly dividend from the
Hecla mine, at Burke, Idaho, of $20,
000 was declared Wednesday. It
amounts to 2 cents per share and is
dividend No. 122. The total paid by
the mine to date this year is $240,000
and the total net profits since the
property was placed on a paying basis
The Granby Smelting Co. treated
22,710 tons of ore at its Grand Forks
plant in the week ending August 14,
all except 313 tons of which came
from the company's mines at Phoenix.
The blister copper shipments were
340,000 pounds. The total for the first
14 days of August was 44,740 tons of
ore treated, 668 tons of which were
custom material, and the blister cop
per shipments were 696,000 pounds.
John Mitchell, second vice president
of the American Federation of Labor,
in an address to the copper mine strik
ers of Calumet and Houghton, Satur
day declared that the federation is
heartily in accord and sympathy with
the Western -,'ederation of Miners "in
the effort it is making to better condi
tions of life and labor for miners in
this field." He praJsed the strikers,
particularly the non-Englith speaking
men, for their unity and courage and
the women and children of the strik
ers for their cooperation. Mr. Mitchell
expressed the belief the men would
win if they stood firmly together, put
faith in their leaders and obeyed the
law. He declared it was the right of
the men to organize and commenting
on the refusal of the operators to ar
bitrate with the Western Federation
of Miners declared the governor
should say to the companies: "Arbi.
trate or the state will not spend its
money for your protection or send the
militia to camp on your property."
Copper steady; standard spot and
August, $14.75; electrolytic, $15.87@
16; lake, $16; casting, $15.62015.75.
Bar silver, 59VOc; Mexican dollars,
Transient Merchant a Bygone.
Formerly the transient merchant
was a decidedly pestiferous individual,
and made his influence felt in the vari.
ous towns to a marked extent through
opening up of stores with alleged
"bankrupt" stocks or offering other ex
cuses for the exploitation of inferior
merchandise at prices which drew
considerable business from the estab
lished dealer. He is a difficult indi
vidual to cope with as a competitor,
for the reason that there is no way of
holding him to an accountability for t
the legitimacy of his operations, and
customers who have been bitten in
taking advantage of the alleged bar
gains offered have no recourse, be
cause he has vanished when the na
ture of the transaction finally dawns ]
upon the victim. Marked progress t
has been accomplished, however, in
the direction of minimizing the activ
ities of these operatives, through the
medium of the police powers vested in
the various municipalities. The sys
tem of licenses now in vogue in most
well-regulated towns render their vis
its unprofitable to them, and they are
of less frequent recurrence.
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Psychology in Business.
"It's the psychology of the thing
that counts," said a traveling man re
cently. "You know how a slump will
hit a town once in awhile for no ap
parent reason at all? That's just the
way it was down in Missouri-a good
little town, 25,000 or more. Every
thing had been lovely there, and some
fool started a calamity howl when
business began. to drop off a little in
the dull season. The suggestion
worked. People forgot it was a dull
season and began asking every one
else what was the trouble with the
"One day one of the town's big mer
chants sat down and figured it out.
He traced the rumors back to find
their real foundation and discovered
the reason to be nothing at all. He
found that at the time the talk started
the town was doing a better business
than it ever had done in the dull sea
son. And then he saw the psychology
of the calamity talk. Once seeing it,
he determined to fight fire with fire.
"The next day he called the mer
chants of his block into his office and
told them what he had discovered.
For awhile there was trouble in mak
ing them see things his way, but at
last he succeeded. Then he outlined
his plan and they agreed to do as he
"The result was that within a few
days in the display windows of every
merchant in that block were large
signs announcing the fact that busi
ness was good and getting better ev
ery minute, that there was nothing to
be discouraged about-in fact, every
thing was lovely. Following this,
every merchant advertised in the
evening paper with a catch line some
thing like this:
"'We're in the Prosperity Block and
Doing a Good Business.'
"Soon the other merchants saw the
optimism of o the merchants in this
'prosperity' block was attracting trade.
And so they joined the procession.
They put placards in their windows
boasting of their good business and
the faith that it was going to be bet
ter right along. Soon the whole town
was doing it. With prosperity dinned
at them right along the citizens
caught the spirit, and now-well, now
the town is one of the most booming
little places in Missouri. Psychology
New York Gets 500 More Policemen
New York,-New York city is to
have 500 more policemen immediately.
The addition will raise the police force
SIDAO NEWS NOTES
8 Camas Prairie ranchers are sending
1- out an urgent call for field laborers.
Grangeville will have telegraphic
communication with the outside world
e before November 15.
It Interest manifested by farmers
a throughout Clearwater county assures
y the success of the fair to be' held at
0 Orofino September 8, 9 and 10.
a The North Idaho Pharmaceutical
association will hold its annual con
vention at Coeur d'Alene Sept. 15, 16
and 17. Druggists from all North
Idaho are expected and many from
A. steel crossing Lapwai creek near
a Lapwai will be constructed by the
t county commissioners at once. Dur
f ing the floods of the past winter the
a creek changed its course, making the
new bridge a necessity.
The Moscow school board at a re
cent meeting adopted a resolution pro
viding that a tuition must hereafter
be paid by students who come into
town during the school months for the
purpose of attending school only.
n The threshing machine owned by
the Anderson Brothers of Thorn Creek
was recently completely burned in a
fire caused by smut explosion. This
is the second machine that these men
have lost in the last two years from
the same cause.
Governor John M. Haines, command
er in chief of the second infantry,
Idaho National Guard, officially re
viewed the regiment in camp at the
Boise barracks Sunday. The review
was one of the important events of
* C. J. Hayden, a 1913 graduate of the
department of horticulture, has left
for Mississippi, where he has been
chosen an an assistant professor of
horticulture in the University of Missi
sippi. He is one of the three 1913
Idaho graduates to teach in eastern
and southern universities.
Upon the supposition that there is
illicit traffic in intoxicating liquors in
the clubrooms of the Eagles' lodge of
Lewiston seven barrels of beer shipped
from a Spokane brewing company to
individual members of the lodge were
seized Saturday by Chief of Police
James F. Rice, while a drayman was
preparing to take the load to the
The plans and specifications of the
new $55,000 high school building at
Wallace, which is to contain a fully
equipped gymnasium and plunge, have
just been received by the trustees.
The building will be a handsome struc
ture. It will be 100 by 100 feet, with
two stories and full basement, built of
concrete blocks, brick and terra cotta
L. L. Lewis, referee in bankruptcy
at Coeur d'Alene, Idaho, has entered
an order authorizing Trustee L. L
Boyd to offer for public sale at auction
the remaining property of the defunct
Lane Lumber Co., which aggregates
7,000 acres of timber land in Kootenal
and Shoshone counties, and has been
appraised at close to $95,000. The sale
is set for September 3 at 10 a. m. at
The state board of equalization has
decided to make a cut of from 5 to 1t
per cent in the timber assessments as
reported by the assessors from the
eight northern counties. It was given
out by the board that the 5 per cent
cuts will be made in the counties con
taining the smallest assessed timber
values and the 10 per cent cut will be
made in the counties which have the
largest timber value.
Cuunty Superintendent of Public In
struction J. W. Ramsey has sent his
annual report to Miss Grace M. Shep
ard, state superintendent, showing
that there were 128 teachers employed
in Bonner county this last year, of
whom 20 were men. The average sal
ary paid male teachers was $101.35
and female $77, the total amount paid
in salaries being $86,219.16. There
were 3847 white children between the
ages of 6 and 21 in the county, 1965
boys and 1883 girls. The total ex
penditures for all school purposes dur
ing the last year was $133,410, and
the bonded indebtedness $108,950, with
$11,431 in the sinking fund for the
payment of bonds. The total estimat
ed value of the school property in the
county amounts to $563,783.
Pacific Coast Sangerfest to Be Held
The singers' headquarters are to be
at Odin hall, 307 Riverside avenue.
Saturday, August 30
10:00-Reception at headruarters.
12:00-Luncheon at headquarters.
2:00-Rehearsal at Armory.
5:15-Luncheon at headquarters.
8:15-Concert at Armory.
Sunday, August 31
1:00-Luncheons at headquarters.
3:00-Concert at Armory.
6:00-Luncheon at headquarters.
8:00-Special gathering at head
Monday, September 1
9:00-Business meeting at headq'
12:00-Luncheon at headquart -
1:30-Outing at park.
8:30-Banquet at Foresters'
To Take Part In the Pro -·.
Soloists: C. Thorvald W.':i :
ison, Wis., tenor; Miss Scr:e hi.
of Tacoma, Wash., soprar
Bjorke of Vancouver, B. h, ,~ W
Rye-No. 2, 68c.
d Eggs-irregular; at mark, cases in
cluded, 14@200; ordinary firsts, 18%
@19%c; firsts, 22c.
Hogs-Steady to shade higher; bulk,
7.70U8.55; light, $firstname.lastname@example.org; mixed,
$email@example.com; heavy, $firstname.lastname@example.org; rough,
$email@example.com; pigs, $firstname.lastname@example.org.
Cattle-Slow and generally steady;
beeves, $email@example.com; Texas steers, $6.75
@7.70; western, $firstname.lastname@example.org; stockers
and feeders, $email@example.com; cows and
heifers, $firstname.lastname@example.org; calves, $email@example.com.
Sheep-Strong, mostly 10c higher;
native, $firstname.lastname@example.org; western, $4.10@
r 4.85; yearlings, $email@example.com; lambs, na
a tive, $firstname.lastname@example.org; western, $email@example.com.
Portland Union Stock Yards Co. re
ports receipts for the week: Cattle,
2,171; calves, 18; hogs, 2,020; sheep,
6,503; horses, 27.
Fairly heavy run of cattle for the
week, both native and southern stuff.
Few extra choice steers in the run,
prices remaining steady for top
grades, but going lower on medium
class, especially cows and heifers.
Fancy native steers sold from $8.25@
8.35. Lower grades $7.50@8. Choice
cows and heifers selling around $6.265
@6.50, with lower grades $5.75@6. A
wide range of prices between choice
and ordinary stuff.
A big decline in the hog market,
with tops going from $8.25 to $8.60,
with a general weak undertone. Light
liquidation at week's close.
The sheep market strengthened a
little for the six-day period. Heavy
receipts the first of the week and
holding up fairly well to Thursday.
Some lambs coming forward with slow
outlet at steady prices. Price year
ling wethers selling $firstname.lastname@example.org; choice
ewes, $email@example.com. Best lambs, $5@
The following sales are representa
tive: Steers, $firstname.lastname@example.org; cows, $6.25
@7; bulls, $5.50@6; heifers, $7.25;
stags, $6; hogs, $email@example.com; lambs,
$5.75; yearlings, $4.35; ewes, $3.86;
Wheat-The wheat market contin
ues at a standstill. There have been
very few transactions in North Pacific
markets during the week, partly due
to the fact that there is a concentra
tion of activity in getting the crop un
der cover at the interior, and partly
because buyers and sellers are not in
harmony regarding the position of
values. While current quotations con
tinue as they were established at the
opening of the new crop year, at 84c 1
for bluestem and 80c for club, they are
more or less nominal, being above the
level at which export operations can
ue worked for European account, and
below the figures which growers gen
erally think their holdings are worth. E
There is a slight increase in the-move.
ment of wheat to tidewater, though r
only 71 cars came to hand locally dur
ing the week. Satisfactory progress
is reported, however, in completing
the harvest, which is well along in the
fall wheat sections, with a satisfactory
outturn. Freights continue nominal, 1
WILa steamers holding around 40s and r
sailing ships at 35s. E
- eed-With the advent of the new a
crop milling season, manufacturers of t
mill feed have reduced their levels $2 t
per ton, and bran is quoting at $24, s
with middlings at $26. Oats are un- i
changed at $28@29, with barley $26@ p
26, and corn still ruling at the ad- a
vance to $37. The hay market is un
changed, but the situation is compara- p
tively easy, with a big crop and gener- 1;
ally good quality available. t
Flour, family extras, $5.60@6; bak
ers' extras, $4.0(firstname.lastname@example.org; Dakota, $6.40
@7.40; Kansas, $email@example.com.
Wheat, shipping, $firstname.lastname@example.orgA.
Oats-Red, $email@example.com; white nom
inal; black, $firstname.lastname@example.org.
Millptuffs-Middlings $30@33; rolled
Hay-Wheat, $email@example.com; wheat
and oat, $17@18; tame oat, $17@18;
wild oat, $12@15; straw, 60@85c; al
Butter-Fancy creamery, 32%c; sec
Eggs-Fancy ranch, 32,c; store,
Cheese-New, 17%c; young Amer
Wheat-Spot, easy; futures, firm;
October, 7s 2/d; December, 7s 2%d.
SPOKANE WEEKLY REPORT.
The general trade situation appears
good all over the United States except
for the influence of corn crop damage
in the middle west and the unsettled
tariff and currency situation.
In the Pacific northwest conditions
appear even brighter than for the rest
of the country. This section is har
vesting what will probably prove to
be its largest wheat crop, and apples
and other products promise very prof
itable returns to the grower. Mining
is fairly active and there are evi
dences of a revival in the the lumber
trade this fall.
In groceries, trade is active, with
no material changes in prices. In pro
duce lines, shipments of new crop
stuff is heavy and there have been de
clines in chickens, hogs, mutton, ap
ples, peaches, plums, pears, water
melons, canteloupes, lemons, egg
plant, timothy, bran and shorts, feed
wheat, barley and oats. Advances are
noted in butter, eggs and wheat.
tter-Under seasonable conditions
'. ,ries being up to 31@33, with
_. re, butter up to 20@22 cents. Con
1 llzable eastern is being shipped in
, supply the market.
W'ggs-Continued falling off in pro
:ction has caused further advances,
ical ranch being up to $7.7509, with
Jastern fresh at $firstname.lastname@example.org. At Chi
cago fresh eggs are scarce and high.
P' but the stocks in storage are
, vy and there is a good out-move
Poultry-The only change is a deo
cline in spring chickens. There is a
fair movement in chickens with ducea,
gees and turkeys nominal.
Fresh Meats-Cattle and sheep are
unchanged, but hogs are off 6u cents
at $8rpgi.50. In dressed meats mutton
has declined slightly. Trade is sea
Lard and Cured Meats-Both local
and eastern lard and cured meats are
unchanged. The market has been ad.
vancing steadily for some time. It is
now believed the top -as been reached
and the tone of the market is easier.
Hides and Wool-Prices are the
same as last week. Hides are firm
and fairly active out the wool market
is practically dead, pending tariff re
Fruits and Vegetables.
Apples-While stocks are not mov
ing much yet, interest is centering
more largely in this item. Green or
cooking varieties have declined to $1,
while early fancies are now arriving,
onering at $1.50@2. According to the
report of the department of agricul
taure, the apple crop condition for tl e
United States on August 1 was 52 per
cent, as compared with 66 per cent
on the same date in 1912 and 54 per
cent in 1911. The ten-year average is
5-1i per cent. The Pacific Northwest
states excel the rest of the country
both in quality and yield. The Wash
Ington crop condition is placed at 76
per cent, Oregon 85, Idaho 83 and Mon.
tana 71 per cent.
Other Fruits - Peaches, plums,
pears, watermelons and canteloupes
are more plentiful and have declined.
Lemons are also lower. Cherries, lo
ganberries, apricots and raspberries
are off the market. Other fruits in
seasonable supply and demand with
out material change in prices.
Potatoes-Local quotations are un
changed at $email@example.com. There is some
complaint about dry rot in current re
ceipts and it is predicted the yield of
early varieties will only be one-half of
what it was last year. For the coun
try at large the crop promises to fall
far short of last year so with an en
pectea good crop in this section there
may be a shipping outlet. Sweet po
tatoes are in, opening at $3.75.
Other Vegetables-Egg plant is
more plentiful and has declined. Cel
ery is now offering at 65@76 cents.
Other vegetables seasonable and un
Grain, Flour and Feed.
Wheat-Bluestem is up 1 cent at 1S
and club and Red Russian are the
same as a week ago at 67 and 66%
cents, respectively. Attention is still
largely concentrated on securing the
bumper harvest in this section, but
more wheat is offering in the interior
and the movement to tidewater is in
creasing slowly. Mills are beginning
to buy but export trade is holaang off
in the hope of lower charter rates.
Flour-There is no change in quotar
tions on domestics. Coast advices note
good orders coming in from the orient.
Feed-Nearly the entire list is down
again under new crop influences, de
clines being noted in timothy, branl
and shorts, feed wheat, barley and I
oats. Corn steady at recent advances.
General Trade Conditions.
Dun's Review says: Current distri
bution of merchandise continues in
i normal volume, while steady prepara
tions are being made for an active fall
º and winter business. Conservatism
Sus been accentuated buomewhat by
i the damage of corn, yet in a broad
sense, crop conditions are still prom
ising and with remunerative prices
prevailing, another prosperous year is
The heavy movement of agricultural
products to market contributes liberal.
ly to transportation revenues, while
the exports of grain and other com
modities add materially to credit bal
Domestic monetary considerations
have become a matter of less concern
and political developments in Europe
also make for an easier situation
there. Changes in strictly mercantile
and industrial conditions are of a
mixed character, with favorable fea
New York financial advices say:
Some sensational estimates were cur
rent of the extent of the additional
damage to corn since the date of the
government report. Merchants in the
localities affected were reported as
showing growing caution in buying,
and banks there were inclined to con
serve resources for a possible strain.
Another symptom was a rush of live
stock to market, to guard against the
expense of a shortage of feed.
Steel trade advices also offered
compensations for the immediate fa
vorable news. The lowering of prices
is regarded as a probable preliminary
to a new buying movement.
Cable reports from Berlin of great
massmeetings of unemployed labor
carried the inference of diminishing
trade and consequently diminishing in
The practical consummation of the
Union Pacific plan for the sale of its
Southern Pacific holdings removed a
long standing menace from the mar
ket. The large proportion of foreign
subscriptions in particular gave evi
dence of a reviving demand abroad
for American securities.
The weekly return of the Bank of
England showed the strongest posi
tion for the season in years and there
came from London the intimation that
the climax in monetary ease there
probably had been reached. The flow
of gold from South America has been
checked and an outgo to Egypt and
Turkey has commenced, with demand
from Berlin in prospect.
The United States has begun the
deposit of surplus funds in southern
and western banks. The effect has
been prompt repayment by those
banks of loans to New York banks,
with increased ease as a result in the
Wall street money market. Banks
have bought mercantile paper to sup.
ply collateral security for the govern
Helter-What sort of town is New
Skelter-Judge for yourself. Two
of its boroughs are named after cock
REFUSE HUERTA A
BIG NATIONS URGE HIM TO SUP
PORT PLANS OF THE U. 8.
HIS PARTY BADLY IN NEED Of HONEY
President Wilson Inslsts on Constitte
tional Election and Elimination of
Huerta-Mexlcan Envoy to Bi
Sent to Washington, D. C.
Washington.--Great Britain, France
and Japan are among the nations
which have interposed their influence
upon the Huerta administration in
Mexico in support of the efforts of
the United States to bring about a
peaceful settlement of the revolution.
Unless some tangible overture is
received from the Huerta officials in
dicating a desire to accept the funda
mental proposal of the United States
the president will proclaim to congress
and to the world the attitude of this
government toward the southern re
Official reports to the state depart
ment show the Huerta regime to be in
desperate financial straits, with little
prospect of getting funds anywhere to
meet the running expenses of the gov
ernment or pay its troops, already
restive because of deferred payments.
The insistence of the United States
on a constitutional election and the
elimination of Huerta is reiterated
positively by administration officials,
a position which Mr. Lind had been
instructed to emphasize.
The sending of a special envoy from
Mexico to Washington further to dis
cuss the situation with President Wi.
son is regarded here as a dilatory
move. It is known that the Washing
ton government has made it clear that
such a procedure would not alter the
views expressed in its first note It is
believed, however, that Huerta has
abandoned the idea of sending an en
voy and is seeking to develop a new
basis for negotiations.
Huerta's plan was to send an envoy
to the United States to talk unoffi
cially with President Wilson, Just as
Mr. Lind did with Huerta.
Other Countries Help Us.
Besides Great Britain, France and
Japan, all the five Central and South
American countries are lending their
support to the efforts of the Uniter
States to bring about a peaceful set
tlement of the Mexican revolution.
That the United States is baeked.by
a world wide sentiment in its peace7
policy is conceded in diploma.lo elt
ORGANIZE ALFALFA WORK
Middre West Expert Will Visit 8po.
kane for Rally September 23.
The four weeks' Holden alfalfa came
paign is on at Spokane.
The chamber of commerce at Spy.
I kane has received word from Pro
fessor Perry G. Holden that C. M.
Carroll, one of his field agents, will
arrive in Spokane this week to take
up with the committee all active ar
Irangements for the campaign, which
will open with a rally in Spokane
Tuesday, September 23, and on the fol
lowing day the special train will de
part fork all corners of the Inland Em.
That diversified farming, hog and
cattle raising, which will result from
the alfalfa dampaign, will be the sal
vation of this country and result in a
greater prosperity for the Inland Em.
pire is predicted.
BETTER BABY CONTESTS
A Chance Where Parents Can Be
Shown Physical Defects in
Practically every town in Eastern
Washington and Idaho is going to hold
a better baby health contest as a pre.
liminary to the big blue ribbon contest
which will be held in Spokane during
the Interstate fair. The mayors and
city councils of the towns are back of
the movement for better babies and
fully 200 babies will go to the Inter
state fair from the country districts.
The Spokane show now has over 400
entries. The contests will be by mea
surements and prizes will include ages
every six months up to four years,
female and male. Babies can be en
tered in the contest any time during
Walla Wallsa Has Big Fire.
Walla Walla, Wash.-The entire
stock of the Stanley Music house and
a part of the stock of the W. H. Mey
ers Sporting Goods house, on Main
street near Third in the central part
of town, were destroyed by fire Mon
day of unknown origin. The property
loss amounts to $30,000 and was about
three-fourths covered by insurance.
Investigate Missionary's Death.
Constantinaple.-The United States
embassy here has dispatched Lewis
Heck, acting vice consul, to open an
inquiry into the circumstances attend
ing the murder last week of Dr.
Charles H. Holbrook, an American mise
sionary, at Soushehir, Asiatic Turkey,
Caminetti Trial Is On.
San Francisco.-F. Drew Caminetti,
charged with violation of the Mann
white slave act, has his trial in the
United States district court this week,
following that of his companion,
Maury L Diggs, convicted of the