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-icHOOll FUNDS OF WASHINGTON.
S — ■- -
4»«*rtionment . for the Last Quarter
APPortlonme I* Made.
. oiynipla,—School funds have been
portioned east side counties for the
Jit quarter as follows: ■
r A £» - $5,103.20
£ntlan- ~—- 4,364.78
Franklin - 1.146.08
afield - 2,468.23
Klttitas -- 6.460.74
Okanopan ,--- 2,497.70
Stevens — ..... . .. 7,613.95
Walla Walla - 11,640.47
The St. Petersburg Novosti says:
"Continued violation of neutrality
laws in the Chinese ports by the Jap
anese will compel Russia to regard the
Chinese empire, or at least part there
of, as being within the sphere of active
"China lacks either the power c the
inclination to prevent Japanese incur
sions. The warships of neutral powers
idly watch tnese violations. There
fore the agreement as to China's neu
trality, made at the beginning of the
war, becomes a de&d letter, and Russia
must ignore it in self defense."
MANY HOUSES WRECKED.
Property Loss From Tornado Is Esti-
mated at $150,000.
St. Louis. Aug. 20. —A more thor
ough estimate of the damage done
by the tornado which descended sud
denly over a small area in North St.
Louis recently shows that in addition
to the loss of one life and the injury
of more than 150 persons, the damage
wrought by the storm is now estimat
ed at fIBO.OOO. More than half of thai
amount was done to manufacturing
plants, the remainder being divided
between owners of residence property,
more than 100 houses being more or
less seriously damaged:
On the east side, in the Illinois
towns of Venice and Granite City, the
damage is also greater than at first
supposed. Two lives were lost in that
vicinity and many property owners
suffered losses running from $2000 to
$f>o. Traffic was resumed on the
Broadway car line today after having
heen suspended for 18 hours, although
the sides of the street are still lined
with wires and telephone cables and
the sidewalks cluttered with broken
telegraph poles and other wreckage.
AGED CHIEF WEDS WHILE DYING.
Makes Sure His Wife Will Inherit His
Slowly dying and scarcely able to
make the necessary utterances, James
Bah We Tuk Yosh. chief tan of the
remnants of the Chippewa tribe, which
still live north of Kay City. Mich., has
been married to Martha Q. Nah Shank,
who, according to Indian ceremony,
has been his wife for the past 40 years.
Bah We Tuk Yosh owns considerable
property. He is 70 years of age, and
his wife is 55.
With death near he wished to in
sure his wife's possession of his goods
and chattels. Although the couple
have married children, the legal cere
mony was necessary, because the law
will not recognize a common law mar
riage between Indians. It is said that
the original Indian marriage was the
greatest event of the times among
SIX DROWNED IN FLOOD.
Property Loss of $20,000 in Disaster
at Globe, Ariz.
The recent flood disaster was the
worst that ever visited Globe, Ariz.
Six persons lost their lives and $20,000
"worth of property was destroyed. The
<lrowned were: Addison T. Epley, pio
neer citizen; W. K. Mitchell and wile,
Mrs. Ella Hurd, nee Brashears; Josie
Lightle Mystery Is Cleared.
Dr. R. g. Lightle, who was supposed
to have been burned in his barn at
Searcy, Ark., May 22, and on whose
death insurance companies paid $19,
--000 on ixjlicies, returned to Searcy and
surrendered to a deputy sheriff. Light
le says he did not attempt to commit
fraud, but left suddenly because he
had a corpse in his barn for dissect
ing, and when the building burned he
feared he might be arrested for grave
robbery. Mrs. Lightle has returned
♦15,500 of the insurance money.
Killed in Mormon Church.
Salt Lake.—During a storm at Pan-
Buiteh, in southern Utah, lightning
struck the steeple of the Mormon tab
ernacle, following the roof downward,
and coming in at a window struck M.
J- Burgess, killing him instantly. At
be moment of his death Burgess was
P««ing down the window to shut out
ia a part of truth.
in diy the toilers ni R h for rest.
Nor find It anywhere,
rhe sun Rinks in the darkling west.
And they forget their care;
Tired hands are folded on each breast!
The Lord hath heard their prayer!
rough all our lives we pray for rest,
Nor find it anywhere.
Then comes the Night, with balmy
And soothes us unaware.
I wonder much— is it Death,
Or but an answered prayer?"
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| »D Oil! Of AIE i:
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THK narrative which I am about
to write was told to me out.
bleak night, In a country parlor.
It was one of those nights In mid
winter, when the wind swept over the
land, ranking everything tingle with
its frosty breath, that I was seated be
fore a blazing fire, surrounded by ■
Jolly half dozen boys and an old bach
elor, a Peter Green, about forty and
eight years old.
It was just the night without to
make those within enjoy a pood story,
e>o each of us had to tell hts favorite
Btory, save Mr. Green, and as ho was
a jolly story-teller, we were somewhat
surprised to hear him wy, "I have no
Btory that would interest you," so we
had to find other entertainments for a
while, when one of the boys told me
to ask him how It happened that he
never pot married. 80 I did.
"Well, gentlemen," he began, "it does
not seem right for me tell how that
happened, but ns it is about myself, 1
don't care much. You see when I was
young we had to walk as far as live
miles to church, and Blnging school,
which was our chief enjoyment. Hut
this don't have anything to do with my
not getting a wife, but I just wanted
to show you that we had some trouble
them days in getting our sport.
"John Smith and I were like broth
ers, or like '.Mary and her lamb.'
Where one went the otht-r was sure to
go. So we went to see two sisters, and
as we were not the best boys imagin
able, the old gentleman took umbrage
and would not allow us to come near
tin> house, so we would *.n';e tfafi girls
to the end ,»f the laiie, and there we
would have to take the tinal kiss.
•'We soon pot tired of this sort of
fun, and 1 told John, on our way to
singing school one night, that 1 was
going to take Badie home, and that I
was going into the house, too. He said
the old man would ruin us if I did.
"I told him I wan going to risk it
anyhow, let come what would. He said
he would risk It if I would.
"So home we went with the girls.
When we got to the end of the lane 1
told the girls we proposed going all the
"They looked at each other in a way
I didn't like too well, but said they
(the old folks) would be in bed, so they
didn't care if we did. They were a
little more surprised when I told them
we thought of going In h little while,
but nil wus quiet when we got to the
house, as we had no trouble in getting
into the kitchen. Then and there wo
had our first court, and I made up my
mind to ask Sadie to be my wife the
next time 1 came.
"It was now past the turn of the
night, and as Aye had four miles to
walk, I told John we had better be go
ing. So we stepped out on the porch,
but just then the sky was lighted up
by lighting, and one tremendous thun
der peal rolled along the mountain
sides. Its echo had not died away iv
the far off vales until the rain began
to pour from the garnered fullness of
the clouds. We waited tor it to stop
until we were all sleepy, when the girls
said we could go to bed in the little
room at the head of the stairs which
led out of the kitchen, as their father
did not get up early we could be at
home before the old folks were astir.
So after bidding the girls good night,
and wishing them sweet dreams, and
promising them to come back on the
next Saturday night, we started to
"We didn't have far to go. aw the bed
stood near the head of the Htairs. John
was soon in bed, but ns 1 was always
a lltue slow and full of cariosity, I
was looking around the little room.
"At hist I thought I would sit down
on a chest, which was spread over
with a nice white cloth, while I drew
off my boots, so down I sat, when,
stars of the East: 1 went plump iuto a
big custard pie!
"I thought John would die laughing,
for he siiid I smashed that custard Into
a shapeless mass and the plate right In
two You Bee we had to be awful
quiet bo the old man would not hear.
"I was now ready to get Into bed, bo
I put the light out and picked up my
boots, thinking to put them in a more
convenient place, when down one of
my legs went through a pipe hole,
which had been covered by paper, up
to my hip.
"Now one part of m» wag up stairs
while the longe*t part of me was in
the kitchen. Ab my leg was very long.
It reached a shelf which was occupied
CHICAGO UNION STOCK YARDS,
"THE WORLD'S BIGGEST BUTCHER SHOP/
I NTHAM E CHICAGO ITOCK YARDS.
have made "Packing Town" famous, The combined Inreitnient of the i<»o
linns within the yard la "\ ( >r $I<>O,<K)O,O<H>
Way hack us far as IMS the Chicago slaughtering Industry was given
an Impetus by the establishing of the "Old Hull's Head" stock yards at
Madison street and Ogdeii Avenue. it was a great Institution for the time.
but was overshadowed In is.m by the completion of a new yard at state
and 22d streets. In 1860 a hull 1 do/en stock yards were established In various
parts of the city and the necessity for a union yard manifested itself, partic
ularly to the railroad interests. It whs not until 18154, however, that the
Union Stock Yards and Transit Company was organized with a capital stock
of $1,000,000. A tenth of this sum was expended for ,TJ() acres of "worthless
marsh land" belonging to "Ix>ng" John Wentworth, and it Is on this meadow
that the greatest packing center In the world is located. The area has been
increase,! since to nearly .'.<*> acres to meet the demands of the rapidly
Within this yard are twenty-five mllpfl of streets, forty miles of writer
troughs, '.UHMI cattle p.mis, r.,<NH> hog mid sheep pens, and the enormous
buildings devoted to the killing and packing business The present value
of the property belonging distinctly to the corporation is over %Vi,<K>O.(KH>.
Including the real estate, the exchange building, the National hive Stork
Hank building, and the recent buildings used for the annual lire stock show
Kvery railroad entering the city Is connected directly with the yards by tbt
company's belt line and over four miles of platforms are used in the 'delivery
of the product to the roads.
A synopsis of the receipts and values for 1003, as taken from the report
of the secretary may be of interest:
Cattle 8.443.428 $154,093,403
Calves 272,718 2,727.180
1Io 8« 7,837,640 1M,7.57.i>77
Sheep 4,688.782 18,588.657
Horses 101,108 13.622,520
Totals 16.244,690 $295,719,743
some conception of the steady development of the stock yards Industry
In Chicago may 1m? gained from the knowledge that the figures for 1903
showed a gain of about 9 per cent over the previous year. Chicago Journal.
by dishes, pans, coffee pots, etc, and
turned it over with a tremendous
"The girls had not retired, and we
could hear them laugh Ht to npllt their
sides. I felt awfully shamed, and was
scared until my heart wan in my
throat, for I expected the old man ev
"I extricated my leg from the con
founded hole Just in time, for the old
lady looked into the kitchen from the
room door and nsked what all that
noise was about. The Kit -is pat her off
as best they could and I went to bed,
while John whs strangling himself un
der the cover to keep from laughing
"We soon went off into t!.e. land of
dreams with the hope of waking early.
I wish I could tell you my dreamt, but
It would take me too long. One mo
ment I would fancy myself by the side
of my Sadie, and the next I would be
flying from the old man, while be
would be flourishing his cane above
my head. This came to an end by
John giving me a kick'
"On wuklng up and looking around,
I saw John's eyes as big as my ttst,
while the sun was shining In at the
"What to do, we couldn't tell, for we
heard the old man having family pray
er in the kitchen.
"John looked out of the window and
said we could get down over the
'" 'Get out and dress as soon as pos
sible,' said, he.
"So in my hurry my foot got caught
In the bed clothes, and out I tumbled,
head foremost, turned over, and down
the steps until I struck the door, which
was fastened by a wooden button, and
It gave way, out I rolled in front of the
eld man. He threw up hia hands and
" 'Lord save us I' for he thought It
was the devil
"The world's biggest butcher shop*
is the term frequently applied to th«
Union Stock Yards of Chicago, and a
study of a few statistics will readily
demonstrate the reason. In 1003 over
300,000 carloads of live stock, valued
In round figures at $300,000,000, were
slaughtered within the precincts of tho
yards, or approximate to GO per cent of
the total receipts at all stock centers
In the country. Over $40,000,000 was
distributed in wages to over 50,000
men employed in various capacities
about the. yards. This vast volume of.
business is divided among nearly 100
firms. Many of these, however, are
comparatively unknown to the coun
try at large and are controlled by the
Armour company. Swift & Co., Nelson
.Morris, the Cudahys, and Schwarz
cblld \- Sulzberger, the firms which
"The old lady screamed until you
could have heard her a mile. I was so
■cared and bewildered that I could not
gel up at once. It was warm weather
and I was quite scantily clad.
"When I heard the Kills snickering ii
made me mad, and I Jumped up and
rushed out of the door.
"" i started for (he barn, and when
half way through the yard the dogs net
up a bowl and went for me.
"When 1 got Into the barnyard I had
to run through a flock of sheep, and
among them was an old ram who
backed off a little and started for me.
With one bound I escaped his blow,
sprang into the barn, climbed up the
logs into the mow, and threw myself
upon the hay.
After John had slid down the porch
Into a hogshead of rain water, became
to me with one of ray boots, my coat,
and one of the legs of my pants. He
found me completely prostrated. Part
of my shirt, my hat, one leg of my
pants, my vest, Stocking*, necktie and
one boot were left behind.
"I vowed then and there that I would
never go to Bee another girl, and I'll
die before I will."—Family Journal.
Going to Be Something.
A colored man In Philadelphia re
quested bla employer to release him
so that he could go South.
"What do you want to go for, La
"'Cos I'se called to a church down
"Galled to a church? What are you
going to be?"
"I'se goln 1 to be sumfln. I dunno
whedder I be de pasture, or de sex
tant or de vestureman, but I'se gola'
to be —Success.
The mother of a boy was sitting on
the porch. The boy came out eating
a big piece of bread and butter. "If
that should fall on your toes," the
mother said, "It would mash them."
Important Difference Ilrtwern It an 4
j Constitution* of Western Nation*.
There In an Important difference be
tween the constitutions of western na
tions and Hint of Japan. The former
are the outcome of popular uprising*
against the tyranny of rulersln other
words, of a demand, as of natural
right, by the people. Consequently,
even In monarchical Europe, constitu
tions are drawn In such terms as to lay
the greatest stress upon popular right*,
While, at the same time, curtailing the
power of the sovereign. The Japanese
constitution, on the other hand. etna*
limed from the Emperor, the fountain
' bead of all power. Before the people
[ dl earned of popular rights or of a par
liament, the Emperor had already
marked out the grand policy of estab
j lishing constitutional government in
the future, bocause of his evident de
sire and purpose to elevate the coun
try 10 an equal place among the civil
ized nations of the world, not only be
| cause he wished it, but also because
that course was In strict accordance
with th.' national policy bequeathed by
hiv imperial ancestors. Following that
policy, our constitution was drawn up
with close adherence to and careful
preservarh r the fundamental prin
ciple of the imperial government from
In form, however, It Is similar to
western constitutions, with this differ
ence, thai the te\i of our constitutions
contains only the fundamental princi
ples of state, namely, the prerogatives
of the Kraperor; the rights and duties
of the people; the powers of Parlia
ment; the powers and duties of minis
ters of state and judiciary and finance.
These are all embodied In seventy six
articles. Mailers of detail, such, for
example, as provisions relating to Die
rules and proceedings of Parliament,
the laws for the election Of members.
the national budgot, etc., are separated
from articles enunciating fundamental
principles, and are embodied In laws
supplementary to tl onstltutlon and
enacted at the same time. Baron
Kentaro Kaneko's "The Nfagna Charts
of Japan," In the • -enturj.
; Watchful of the Conduct of Street l.ml*
Under Their Auspices.
It Is a mml day when a member of
i the Toledo Newsboys' Association goes
; wrong, and it is especially sail for the
: boy. The detective work under the
\ system adopted by the association is so
! thorough that the wrongdoer is quick-
I ly brought to cover.
A few of the new member* of the
• association are Inclined to follow tho
methods adopted by some men of at-
I tiiiß ...l. in a hurry, and when a quAr
! '<•! or more & >:u. the boy Is at
1 times (einpted to run nway,>:Jitt]n real-
I tzlug ihm it i s next to impossible to
I hide his theft. Happily, however, such
j cases are rare, and It is seldom a car
rier goes wrong 1. j
A few days ago a lady on Ada inn
street gave a carrier a new dollar bill"
for two weeks' delivery of a local pa
per. The youngster, a boy of 12, took
j the money to get change, and did not
return. The case was at once brought
to the attention of Mr. Gunckel. The
I name of the boy could not be given,
but the style of his hat and color of
necktie and shirt was sufficient de
scription for the watchful eyes of the
! officers of the association who were *'■(.
j to work on the case.
The Executive Committee was nod
; fled, and in three days the boy was
found, lie was told that he must go
to the ■woman, apologize for what he
had done and pay her what be owed
h«r. It was a bitter dose, but It had
to be swallowed. After It whs all over
the little fellow wild: "1 am glad now
I went to the lady and straightened it
all up, for the stealing of that dollar
worried me so I couldn't sleep. I will
never again be dishonest."
The boy is a bright lad. and the
temptation to take what did not be
long to him grew out of evil associa
tion, as ho said when charged with
the theft that "other boys did It."
Mr. Gunckel Is determined to break
; Dp this bad habit and is being backed
! by the officer! of the association and
the large per cent of the members who
realize that such an act brings dis
grace to the association. — Toledo
Kill Army by Holt*.
We may really be on the verge of
the millennium, for M. Kmlle Guar
ninl has come to the conclusion that It
will booh be possible to destroy armies
by lightning. Receiving a shock from
a wireless telegraph apparatus through
an umbrella, he experimented with
a Ruhmkorff coll, and found that
shocks could be transmitted through
the air with moderate currents. He
concludes that the energy of 1,000
horse power, at 100,000 volts, could be
concentrated by antennae so as to de
stroy life at a distance of twelve miles.
The present difficulty, which be be
lieves will be soon overcome, is that of
controlling and directing the electric
A New Thought..
According to Charles Booth, of the
Salvation Army "the poverty of the
poor is mainly the result of the compe
tition of the very poor."