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SCHOOL FUNDS OF WASHINGTON.
Apportionment for the Last Quarter
Olympia. — School funds have been
apportioned east side counties for the
last quarter as follows:
Adams $ 5,103.20
Chelan - 4,364.78
Douglas •.... 5,345.87
Ferry . ' 1,232.30
Garfleld - 2,468.23
Walla Walla 11.540.47
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 pnrt there
of, as being within the sphere of active
"China lacks either the power o*- 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 deud 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 |150,000. More than half of that,
amount was done to manufacturing
plants, the remainder being tl i vi•' ■ ■ 1
between owners of residence property,
more than 100 houses being more or
less seriously damaged.
On the east side, in the Illinois
iowns 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
$50. Traffic was resumed on the
Broadway car line today after having
been 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. chieftan of the
remnants of the Chippewa tribe, which
.still live north of Bay City, Mich., has
been married to Martha G. Nab 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 wile'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
drowned were: Addison T. Epley, pio
neer citizen; W. K. Mitchell and wife,
Mrs. Ella Hurd, nee Brashears; Jo&ie
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 policies, 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
guitch, 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
the moment of his death Burgess was
putting down the window to shut out
Color Is a part of truth.
ill day the toilers sigh for rest.
Nor find it anywhere.
The sun sink* in the darkling west.
And they forget their care;
Tired hands are folded on each breast;
Ahe Lord hath heard their prayerl
Through all our lives we pray for rest.
Nor find it anywhere.
Then comes the Night, with balmy"
And soothes us unaware.
I wonder much—"And is it Death,
Or but an answered prayer?"
I! SCARED OUT OF II WIFE jj
THK narrative which I am about
to write was told to nae one
Me«k night, in a country parlor.
It was one of those nights In mid
winter, when the wind swept over the
land, making everything tingle with
its frosty breath, that I was Mated be
fore a biasing tire, surrounded by a
Jolly half dozen boys mid an old bach
elor, a Peter Green, about forty and
el^lit years old.
It was just the night without to
make those within enjoy a good story,
so each of us had to tell his favorite
story, save Mr. Green, and as he was
a Jolly story-teller, we were somewhat
Surprised to hear him say, "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. So i did.
"Well, gentlemen," be began, "it does
not seem right for me tell how that
happened, but as it is about myself, I
don't care much, You see when I was
young we had to walk as far as five
miles to church, and singing school,
which was our chief enjoyment. But
this don't have anything to do with my
not getting a wife, but 1 just wanted
to show you that we bad some trouble
them days in getting our sport.
"John Smith and I were like broth
en, or like 'Mary and her lamb.'
Where one went the other was sure to
go. Ho we wont 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
the house, bo we would take the girls
to the end of the lane, and there we
would have to take the final kiss.
"We soon got tired of this sort of
fun, and I told John, on our way to
singing school one night, that I was
going to take Sadie 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 was 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 I
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 a little while,
but nil was quiet when we got to the
house, as we had no trouble in getting
into the kitchen. Then and there we
had our first court, and I made up my
mind to ask Sadie to be my wife the
next time I came.
"It was now past the turn of the
night, and as we 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 Avas lighted up
by lighting, and one tremendous thun
der peal rolled along the mountain
sides. Its echo had not died away in
the far off vales until the rain began
to pour from the gHrnered 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
•'Wo didn't have far to go, as the bed
stood near the head of the stairs. John
was soon in bed, but as I was always
a lltue slow and full of curiosity, I
was looking around the little room.
"At last I thought I would sit down
on a chest, which was spread over
with a nice white cloth, while I drew
off my bootß. so down I tat, when,
stars of the East! 1 went plump into a
big custard pie!
"I thought John would die laughing,
for he said I smashed that custard Into
a shapeless mass and the plate right In
two. You see we had to be awful
quiet, so the old man would not hear.
"I was now ready to get into bed, so
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 me was up stairs
while the loujreat part of me was in
the kitchen. Am my leg was rery long,
it reached a shelf which was occupied
CHICAGO UNION STOCK YARDS,
"THE WORLD'S BIGGEST BUTCHER SHOP.'
FNTRANCE CHICAGO STOCK YARIW.
have made "Packing Town" famous. The combined 111 vestment of the 100
linns within the yard Is over $100.(mh),<kk>.
Way back hs far as ISIS the Chicago slaughtering Industry was given
nn impetus by the establishing of the "Old Hull's Head" stock yards at
Madison street and Ogden avenue. It was ;i treat institution for the time,
but was overshadowed In 1854 by the completion Of a new yard at State
and 21M streets. In IW>O a half dozen stock yards were established ii\ various
parts of the city and the necessity fora union yard manifested itself, partic
ularly to the railroad interests, it was not until I,N»>4. however, that the
Union Stock Yards and Transit Company was organised with a capital stock
of $1,000,000. A tenth of this sum was expended for JtL'O acres of "worthless
marsh land" belonging to "liOim" John VVentworth, and it Is <>n this meadow
that the greatesi packing center In tiie world is located. The area has been
Increased since to nearly GOO acres to meet the demands of the rapidly
Within this yard are twenty live miles of streets, forty miles of writer
troughs, l»M> cattle pens. 5,000 hot; and sheep pens, and the enormous
buildings devoted to the killing ami packing business. The present value
of the property belonging distinctly to the corporation is over $10,000,000,
Including the real estate, the exchange building, the National Live Stock
Hank building, and the recent building* used for the annual live stuck show.
Every railroad entering the city is connected directly with the yards by the
company"* belt line and over four miles of platform! are used in the delivery
of the product to the roads.
A synopsis of the receipt! and values for l!»0.3, as taken from the report
of the secretary may be of interest:
'Cuttle 8.443.428 f154.093.408
Oa lyes 272.718 2,727.1 80
Hogs 7,837.649 10«,7H7.f>77
Sheep 4,688.792 18,588.657
Horses 101,108 13.522,526
Totals 16.244,690 1295,719,743
Some conception of tbe steady development of the stork yards Industry
In Chicago may be gained from the knowledge that the figure! for 1908
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 fit to split their
sides. I felt awfully shamed, and was
scared until my heart was 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 asked what all that
noise was about The girls put her off
as best they could and I went to bed,
while John was strantrliii-' himself un
der the cover to keep from laughing
"We soon went Off into the land of
dreams witli the hope of waking early.
I wish I could tell you my dream*, but
it would take me 100 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 he
would be flourishing his cane above
my head. This came to an end by
John giving me a kick.
"On waking up and looking around,
I saw John's eyes as big as my list,
while the sun was shining in at the
"What to do, we couldn't tell, for we
heard the old man having lamily 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 aa pos
sible,' said, be.
"So In my hurry my foot got caught
io the bed clothea, 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
eid man. He threw up hla handa and
'"Lord save ual' for he thought It
was the devlL
"The world's biggest butcher shop"
la the term frequently applied to the
Union Stock Yards of Chicago, and a
Study of a few statistics will readily
demonstrate the reason. In li>o3 over
800,000 carloads of live stock, valued
in round figures at $300,000,000, were
slaughtered within the precincts of the
yards, or approximate to 50 per cent of
the total receipt* at nil 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 la divided among nearly 100
tlnns. 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 Schwiirz
chiid 8t Bulsberger, the. firms which
"The old lady ■creamed until you
could have heard her a mile. I was so
scared and bewildered thai I could not
get up at once. It was warm weather
and I was quite scantily clad.
"When I beard the girls ■nickering it
made me mad, and I jumped up and
rushed out of the door.
'■<>" I started for the barn, and when
half way through the yard the dogs set
up a howl and went for me.
"When I 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
lojjs into the mow, and threw myself
Upon the hay.
After John had slid down the porch
into a hogshead of ruin water, he came
to me with one of my boots, my coat,
and one of the legs of my pants. He
found me completely prostrated. Tart
of my shirt, my bat, one leg of my
pants, my vest, stockings, necktie and
one boot were left behind
"I vowed then and there that I would
never go to see another girl, and I'll
die before I will."—Family Journal.
Going to Be Homnthing-.
A colored man In Philadelphia re
quested his employer to release Llm
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 go!n' to be sumfln. I dunno
whedder I be de pasture, or de sex
tant or de vestureman, but I'se goln'
to be sumfln." —Success.
The mother ef a boy was sitting on
the porch. The boy came out eating
a big piece ef bread and butter. "If
that should fall on your toes," the
mother said, "it would maah them."
Important Difference Iletween It and
Constitution* of Western Nation*.
SJ There Is an Important difference be
tween the constitutions of western na
tions and that of Japan. The former
are the outcome of popular uprisings
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 rights,
while, at the same time, curtailing the
power of the sovereign. The Japanese
(•(institution, on the other hand, ema
nated from the Emperor, the fountain
bead of all power. Before the people
diearned of popular rights or of a par*
lliiinent, the Emperor hud already
marked out the grand policy of estab
lishing constitutional government in
the future, because of his evident de
sire and purpose to elevate the coun
try to 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 the national policy bequeathed by
his imperial ancestors. Following that,
policy, our constitution was drawn up
with close adherence to and careful
preservation of the fundamental prin
ciple of the Imperial government from
In form, however. It is similar to
western constitutions, with this differ
ence, thai the text of our constitutions
contains only the fundamental princi
ples of state, naniHiy, the prerogatives
of the Rmperor; the rights and duties
of the people; the powers of Parlia
ment; the powers and duties of minis
ters of slale and judiciary and finance.
These are all embodied in seventy-six
articles. Matters of detail, such, for
example, as provisions relating to tint
riiles and pn edlngl of Parliament,
the laws for the election of members,
the national budget, etc., are separated
from articles enunciating fundamental
principles, and are embodied In laws
supplementary to the constitution and
enacted at the same time.—Barou
Kentaro Kaneko's "The Magna Charta
of Japan," in the Century.
Watchful of Ilu> Condnd of Street I.uri*
Under Tlieir Au«plcoa*
it Is ii s;ui day when ;i member of
the Toledo Newsboys' Association goes
wrong, and i( is especially sad for the
boy. The detective work under Hi<>
sysieui adopted by theassociation is su
thorough thai the wrongdoer is quick
ly brought to cover.
A few of the new members of the
association m-e Inclined to Follow the
method! adopted by some men of gut
ting rich In a hurry, and when a quar
ter or more is given, the boy is at
1 times tempted to run away, little real
izing that it is next to Impossible to
hide his theft. Happily, however, such
cases are rare, and it is seldom a ear
lier goes wrong.
A few days ago a lady on Adamfl
, street gave a carrier a new dollar bill
for two weeks' delivery of a local pa
per. The youngster, a boy of ]\l, took
(he money to net change, and .lid not
return. The case was ai once brought
to the attention of Mr, Gunckel. The
name of the boy could not he given,
but the style of his hat and color of
necktie and shirt was sufficient de
< gcription for the watchful ryes of the
officers of the association who were set
to work on the case.
The Executive Committee was noti
fied, and in three; days the boy was
found. He was told thut he must go
to the woman, apologize for what he
had done and pay her what he owed
her. It was a bitter dose, but It hud
to be swallowed. After it was all over
the little fellow said: "I am glad now
1 went to the lady nnd straightened it
all up, lot* the stealing of that dollar
worried me ho 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, nk he said when charged with
the theft that "other boys did it."
Mr. Ounckel Is determined to break
up this bad habit and is being backed
i by the officers 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 Bolt*.
We> may really be on the verge of
the millennium, for M. Emlle (Juar
nini has come to the conclusion that it
will soon be possible to destroy armies
by lightning. Receiving a shock from
a wireless telegraph apparatus through
an umbrella, he experimented with
a Kuhmkorff coil, and found that
Bhocks 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
concentratfd by antennae so as to de
stroy life at a distance of twelve miles.
The present difficulty, which he be
lieves will be soon overcome. Is that of
controlling and directing the electric
A New Thought.
According to Charleu Booth, of the
Salvation Army "the poverty of the
poor Is mainly the result of the compe
tition of the very poor."