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The largest irrigated district
in tire beautiful and fertile
The Washington Irrigation Comyanv offers for
sale, lands suited to the .production of high grade
crops of diversified character, comprising fruits,
grasses, hops, vegetables and garden truck of all
kinds. A country of intensive farming and beau
Raw land $60 to $90 an acre
according to location. With water right.
TERMS : One-fifth down, balance in five
years at six per cent. These lands are
Watered by the great Sunnyside canal. . ..
For particulars, inquire of, or write to
WASHINUTON IRRIGATION COMPA'Y, ZILLAH.WASH.
We carry a full line of Headquarteis for
Cook Stoves, Ammution
Ranges and and Sporting
Also Sewing Machines.
our prices before buying"elsewhere."
J. H. HAWKINS, - ■ -
Wines, liquors and cigars. Only
first class goods handled
Whiskies and wines for mtdical
purposes always in stock at lowest
possible prices. Kennewick, Wn.
WILLIAM DIRCKSEN, - Prop.
Fresh Meats of kinds—Pork, Sausage, Veal, Mutton, Etc.
Poultry, Eggs and Fresh Vegetables.
Fresh Ftsh every Friday.
Second, Street, Kennewick-
The Rennewick Club,
C. C. Powell, ■ - - - - Proprietor.
Cigars Tobaccos, Candies Fruits
and Soft Drimcs. Ice cream and soda water in season.
All the popular magazines and periodicals always on hand.
Fine Billiard and Pool Tables.
Reed & Co.,
Choice line of ...
Of all kinds.
Imported and Domestic
Always on hand.
Sylvester & Roseman, - Props.
CLIMAX ON WHEAT
WILDEST SESSIONS EVER SEEN
IN THE CHICAGO PIT.
J. W. Gates Crowd Failed to Corner
All May Wheat in America—Price
Dropped Nearly 12c a Bushel in a
Day—Corner on July Wheat Is Look
ed for—Millions of May Delivered.
Chicago, April 23.—One of the most
celebrated deals ever known on the
Chicago board of trade came to a cli
max Saturday. A daring effort by
J. W. Gates and associates to control
all of the wheat available in America
for delivery during the "month of May
was apparently ended with a whole
sale sacrifice of prospective profits to
escape possible huge losses on ex
Incidentally there was one of the
wildest sessions ever witnessed in the
Chicago wheat pit. At one time prices
showed a loss of ll%c a bushel for
the day, the pries of the option being
driven down in a sensational series
of rushes to 98% c a bushel. The clos
ing was $1, as against $1.23 less than
three weeks ago.
Scenes attending the day's startling
decline were such as are seldom wit
nessed in the world's greatest wheat
pit. Almost frenzied with anxiety, the
traders in the wheat pit, awaiting the
opening bell, huddled like steers about
to stampede. The sound of the big bell
was the signal for a mighty roar of
voices, a din possibly never before
equaled, according to men who were
present at the stormy sessions that
marked the most exciting periods in
the famous Leiter and Harper deals.
Clothing was torn, hats smashed and
bodies bruised in the frantic efforts
to sell the grain. The gallery was full
of spectators, while the floor of the
board was crowded with traders and
brokers. The din could be heard plain
ly in the boulevard below, making
wholly inaudible the clatter of horses'
hoofs on the asphalt. The crowd in
the pit surged and pushed as the
break in prices continued, and mem
bers on the wrong side, in efforts to
cover losses, shouted themselves
hoarse, with perspiration streaming
down their cheeks as they vainly
sought to stop ine runaway market.
General opinion is to the effect that
Gates and his friends emerged from
the battle with but little, if any, act
ual loss. Gossip insists that they ef
fected an alliance with Armour and
other leading traders, whereby the
Gates party, while obliged summarily
to liquidate May wheat, on an enor
mous scale, were nevertheless fully
protected by their prior operations of
the allies in both May and later op
May Mean More Gigantic Corner.
Another view of the situation, ac
cording to some observers, is that
the new group of astute speculators,
including the redoubtable Gates, has
cleared the road for a still more gi
gantic corner in wheat for delivery
during July. The idea is that the high
price heretofore prevailing for May
wheat has induced a scouring of the
country by grain traders to secure
wheat to sell to the bull traders. By
dropping the price 11 cents a bushel
the speculators, assumed to be in con
trol, have made it clear that if the
country is raked over for wheat to
bring here they mean to buy it at a
figure of their own making.
More Drastic Than Anticipated.
The rushing of the price down, it
was argued, was more drastic action
than was for the monent, at least,
required by ths Gates and Armour in
terests, the result being that they ac
cordingly jumped the price back to $1
The Gates party, It is said, had fig
ured that the movement to market
would be practically exhausted before
the month of May arrived. The fac
tor that is alleged to have caused them
to give up the deal was the steadiness
with which heavy shipments from the
interior continued, and the disappoint
ing, long drawn out dullness of the
flour demand, and the apparent uncon
cern of the millers.
Shorts had apparently completely
covered, and longs, little ajd large,
hurled their grain at the hands that
were closed against it. Nobody seem
ed to want May wheat above a dol
When $1 was reached the wild roar
that marked the opening was doubled
But while the nearby option was
plunging downward there was a steady
movement going on in July. Brokers,
presumably working for Armour and
his associates, whether including Gates
or not, were taking on liberal lots of
the latter options. In one hour alone
it was estimated that these brokers
had bought more than 3,000,000 bush
This buying of July prompted fright
ened shorts to cover, they believing
that the Gates forces and the Armour
crowd had combined to bull the month
at the expense of the hard hammered
May. Saturday night it was estimated
that 5,000,000 bushels of the May de
livery were unloaded here and at Min- .
German Royalty at Messina.
Messina, Italy.—Emperor William of
Germany. Empress Augusta and the
Princes Eitel, Frederick and Oscar, ;
who are staying here, are objects of
enthusiastic manifestations by the Sic
A number of Kittitas valley farmers'
will experiment with sugar beets this I
Grain sacks are higher in price. Cal
cutta product is expected to sell at
$6.75 per hundred.
James Hamilton Lewis, former con
gressman from Washington, is now a
lawyer-politician of Chicago.
The Auditorium Grand theater, at
Tacoma, was damaged by fire recently
to the extent of $5000 to $10,000.
Work is about to begin on the new
Masonic temple at Bellingham. The
structure will cost between $15,000 and
Between 1200 and 1500 church people
marched through the restricted dis
trict of Tacoma about 11 o'clock last
The census of 1900 gives North Ya
kima 3142 people, but it is estimated
there are now over 8000 within the
A freight train ran over Frank Bol
tom while he lay on the tracks a few
miles west of North Yakima and he
was ground to pieces.
September 4. -5 and 6 has been fixed
as the date for the annual meeting of
the Washington State Press associa
tion, to be held in Spokane. •
A. L. Stahl, a farmer near Barry,
Douglas county, recently caught a
large bald eagle in a steel trap. The
bird measured eigne feet from tip to
A man supposed to be E. H. Minsker,
recently from Walla Walla, committed
suicide in Seattle by shooting himself
through the head in the business dis
Former City Treasurer George Hol
comb, of Everett, will have to stand
trial on the charge of having embez
zled $11,136 during his incumbency in
the office of city treasurer.
Commissioner Elmer E. Johnston of
the Lewis and Clark exposition com
mission for Washington has selected
for his private secretary a young man
who bears the name of Lewis Clark.
Miss Elizabeth Severance, daughter
of Mr. and Mrs. C. E. Severance, of
Spokane, was elected assistant editor
in chief of the Vassar Miscellany, the
college monthly magazine, recently.
The special election held to vote on
the question of bonding the town of
Harrington for $14,500 for the purpose
of buying the present water system
and franchise, resulted in its defeat.
Leslie Zadow, the 7 year old son
| of Frank Zadow, a carpenter residing
at Spokane, fell into the Spokane river
about a quarter of a mile below the
falls and was drowned before he could
_ A passenger train struck a section
man a short distance bfelow Ellensburg
last Friday. The trainmen put him
aboard and brought him to Ellens
! burg, but he died as they reached the
At the final contest in fencing at the
, United States naval academy at An
napolis, Md., held recently, Claude O.
Bassett of Sjiokane carried off the
championship and was awarded the
navy athletic silver medal.
Four diamond rings valued at $1000,
; property of Mrs. Frank Kimball, a
, wealthy widow, stolen from the fash
i ionable boarding house of Mrs. J. C.
• Haines last March in Seattle, have
been returned to the owner,
i E. W. Ross, commissioner of public
lands, has departed for Washington
i city to represent the state in the pro
> test filed in the department of the in
terior against the proposed reserva
-1 tion by the state of land in Yakima
. county for irrigation.
Federal Judge Whitson of Spokane
i is in receipt of a copy of the recent de
cision regarding the sale of liquor to
Indians. It is stated that there is no
prohibition of the sale of liquor to
Indians who have a title to their lands,
and all such cases will be dismissed.
Wealth of Timber in Russia.
The vast forest areas of Russia in
Europe, which cover nearly 500,000,000
acres, or 36 per cent of the entire area
of the country, are aptly termed "wood
ed Russia." Few people who have not
traveled through this part of the coun
try can form any idea of the country's
boundless wealth in timber. Houses
built of any other material are en
tirely unknown outside of the great
cities and wood constitutes the prin
cipal fuel. The forest belt in Siberia,
called the "Taiga," stretches in a di
rect line from the Ural mountains to
the Pacific for 4000 miles and is in
many parts 500 miles broad. This is
all the property of the czar.
• General Nogi and General Kuroki
are members of the Presbyterian
church. Field Marshal Oyama's wife
is also a member in good standing of
that denomination. Admiral Togo is
a Roman Catholic. Other instances of
high Japanese officials being Christians
might be noted. No country in the
world possesses today a larger meas
ure of religious liberty than does Jap
an. That is one of the secrets of her •
success and progress during these lat
Crews Can Not Go Ashore.
• All shore leave of the crews of the '
British warships has been stopped and
the dockyard employes on their Easter
holiday leave of absence were recalled
so that the ships can be made ready
for sea at the earliest possible mo
Americans in St. Petersburg.
Charles M. Schwab of the Bethle
hem Steel company and Charles R.
Flint of New York have arrfved in St.
The heaviest part of sorrow is often:
to look forward to it —E. B. Pusey. I
JEFFERSON IS DEAD:
EMINENT ACTOR PASSES AWAY ;
AT BALM BEACH, FLORIDA. J
Had Been Gradually Sinking for Some (
Time—His Family Surrounded the ,
Death Bed—The Body Will Be Tak-' 1
en to Buzzard's Bay, Mass., on Spe- }
West Palm Beach. Fla., April 24.— j
Joseph Jefferson, the eminent actor, ! .
died at his home, "The Reefs," at Palm \
Beach at 6:15 Sunday evening. The ,
end came after a day of unconscious- j'
ness, and after a heroic struggle of
days which had exhausted his vitality.
At his deathbed were his wife, his
sons, Charles B.vand Frank Jefferson; 1
his nurse. Miss Mabel Bingham; Dr.
R. J. Potter and his faithful old ser
vant, Carl Kettler.
The end was not a surprise to his j
family. Ever since his last sinking;
spell, which came after a rally on!
Thursday morning, and which was fol
lowed by an apparent improvement
until Friday, the family had been 1
waiting for the end. Mr. Jefferson's
condition Saturday night grew stead-,
ily worse, and the family, who had 1
retired, were summoned from their
beds and Dr. Potter was called. The j
patient's condition continued to grow
worse all through Sunday, and the
brief bulletins from the bedside con
tained no words of encouragement.
Recent Visit to Cleveland.
The sickness of Mr. Jefferson which
ended in his death was contracted it I
is believed while on a recent visit i
to his son, Charles B. Jefferson, at
Hobe sound, a few miles above Palm
Beach, and his friend, former Presi
dent Cleveland. It is believed that
from a slight -ndiscretion in his out
ing there he suffered an attack of in
digestion. Since his return to his
home his condition grew steadily
worse, with slight rallies until the
The body of Mr. Jefferson will be
taken to Buzzard's Bay, Mass., on a
special train, accompanied by alf the
members of his family who are here.
It will reach Buzzard's Bay the even
ing of Wednesday.
Wheat condition never looked bet-'
ter on Nez Perce prairie. j
The town of Payette seems assured
of a sugar factory. Of the required
5000 acres, 1100 only remain to be se
The Kamiah townsite is to be sold by
the government May 8, and the future,
of the town hangs on the result of
The appointment of John P. Thomp- i
son, the well to do farmer, having 400 j
acres near Moscow, as state inspector |
and appraiser of farm lands, has been ■
withheld by Governor Gooding.
Dana Murdock was selected at the
preliminary contest to represent the
high school at the oratorical contest j
to be held at Pullman in the near fu- |
ture, in which the schools of eastern
Washington will participate.
Arthur Anderson, a bright young
lad who was sent to the penitentiary
from Latah county for 13 months for
burglarizing a hardware store at Mos- ,
cow, has been paroled by the board of .
pardons at Boise. His time would ex- ]
pire on June 22, but on account of his 1
extra good conduct while in pris«n' j
the board decided to parole him now. _
Although the sheriff's force and the
police department are working hard to
capture the cracksmen who blew-open
the safe of the Wallace postoffice, the
men who committed the crime have
not yet been taken. A later check
shows that the safeblowejs secured
$524.47, which includes $11 worth of
The Columbia Pharmacy
The best equipped drug store in Central Washington.
A complete line of drugs, patent medicines, druggist's sundries,
Toilet articles, toilet eoap, brushes, perfumes. Books and station
ery. school supplies. Palm candies, chocolates and bons.
Come and see us, we are always glad to see you.
EDW. SHEPPARD. KENNEWICK.
Mcßeynolds & McCane
Plans and specifications and estimates furnished on
kinds of buildings in the city and surrounding country.
Office on Yakima street.
According to a
to the Shoshone county ass», ,et
net profits of the Dunker Hill i "*
iivan mine for the last vol 8,4
$938,868. The Hercules owZ
reported their net profits for ,?*
which amounted to $430 418 a ™
ing to the sworn statement of m*
nients, the tons extracted dnri,!" %
year were. Bunker Hill, 31812?
cules, 12.271. '
Ray W. Nannes. the Indiana »„„
man who was recently the subw !
a practical joke perpetrated by,"
her of people at I.ake Waha i„ JJS
he went through a mock hold,,*
who later suffered a nervous shwt?
the extent that he was taken toTL
pital and was then adjudged i ns 37
has been taken to the Blackfoot inT'
asylum. Xannes is in a pitiful 2
tion and his mind is a total bl,
as to his past life. *
Fleet Has Left
The French government has ba»
officially notified that Vice AdmS
Rojestvensky's squadron has left Kin
ranh bay. The destination of S
squadron is unknown.
Both Kansas Citys Dry.
Kansas City, Mo., April 24.-With
less than half a dozen exceptions,
loons in Kansas City, Mo., and Kansai
City Kan., were closed Sunday. There
were a few arrests for violations o|
the Sunday closing law.
Physician and Surgeon,
Surgeon X. P. Ry. Co.
| Office on 3rd street, Kennewick, Wash
J. W. Hewetson.
Physician and Surgeon.
Special attention given to all a
diseases and operations in the
eye, ear, nose and throat.
Glasses accurately fitted.
Office over Columbia Phamacy,
C O. Anderson,
Attorney at Law.
• C. F. Breithaupt,
Real Estate, Insurance.
MODERN WOODMAN OF AMERICA
meets every first and third Tuesday of
each month. Visiting brethern wekxm
J. N. Scott, V. C.
W. A. Morain, Clerk.
West Bound. East Bonai.
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Trains marked f stop when
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A. D. CHARLTON,
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