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LATE NEWS OF THE PAST WEEK
Choice Selections of Interesting Items
Gathered From Exchanges—Cullings
■From Washington, Idaho, Montana i
and Oregon—Numerous Accidents'
and Personal Happenings Occur, i
WASHlis^. _ NEWS.
Dr. M. D. Thurston, one of the best
Known dentists in the state, died at!
Spokane Thursday evening, as a re- ,
suit of two operations for appendicitis
and gall stones. The funeral was held :,
Governor-elect Mead has announced
that his private secretary will be Ash
mun L. Brown, city editor of the Post-
Brooding over the death of his part
ner, who was killed by being tossed
from a trestle by a switch engine, west \
of Spokane, John Hollingren of Spo
kane deliberately lay down on the rail
way track and a few moments later a
switch engine struck him. He is not
expected to live.
The mortal remains of Seattle's for
mer mayor, Mr. Humes, are to be
brought to Seattle from Fairbanks,
The official count of the vote of Stev
ens county shows that Martin Maloney,
democrat, is elected representative,
over W. C. Gray by a plurality of eight
More than 4,000,000 fruit trees were
shipped into the state of Washington
and planted last year, and the outlook
is that fully 4,000,000 more will be add
ed to the orchards of the state this
year, says A. Vanholderbeke, state hor
Mr. and Mrs. A. T. Cole celebrated
the (!(jth anniversary of their wedding
last week at the residence of their
daughter, Mrs. A. G. Kellam, at Spo
kane. Mr. Cole was born in Jefferson
county. New York, June 5, 1816. Mrs.
Cole was born in the same county on
April 24, two years later.
The meeting of the Washington Live
Stocfw association is to be held in Spo
kane December 22.
The state irrigation commission is
to meet in Tacoma on the 29th inst.
and expects to remain in session until
a code of laws is adopted to present
to the next legislature.
Wilson Tieo, a half breed allotment
Indian of the Yakima reservation is
under arrest charged with killing Em
ma Harker, an Indian girl.
Colfax again proves her claim to be
ing the richest agricultural town in the
■west, if not in the United States. The
statements just issued by the two na
tional banks show total deposits of $2,
--113.G79. The population of Colfax is
now estimated at 2500. This gives
bank deposits of $845.47 for each man,
woman and child in Colfax.
The biennial report of the state
treasurer, just completed, shows a re
duction in the state debt in the last
four years of $235,833, and an aggre
gate amount of business done In the
last two years of $2,750,000 in excess of
the business done by the state in the
last two years of the preceding admin
For hours Saturday telephone and
telegraph wires were paralyzed all
over northwestern Washington by the
greatest windstorm experienced in
years. The greatest loss was sustain
ed by a tar factory in Bellingham,
whose loss amounted to $40,000. Plate
glass windows were smashed, side
walks and fences overturned and boats
driven from their moorings. Aside
from small yachts being pounded on
shore no marine disasters are reported.
It is learned on good authority that
the survey preliminary to the building
of the Tacoma & Eastern road to
North Yakima via the Cowlitz coal
fields will continue on to Spokane at
some future date. A survey is under
way to Sunnyside over the divide
from the Moxee valley in an endeav
or to find a shorter route than that
via Moxee valley and Union Gap.
The vault in postoffice at Centralia
proved too hard to crack when dyna
mited by burglars Saturday night. The
outer part of safe was completely'
wrecked, while inner portion remains
"Five thousand, perhaps 6000 people,
should find seats in the new armory
in Spokane," says Adjutant General
James A. Drain.
The first snow of the season in the
Big Bend fell Saturday afternoon. Last
year the first snow fell November 7.
Hoquiam.—Miss C. E. Drummond, a
papular young lady of Iron Springs, a
summer resort on North Beach, is re
ported to have been thrown from a
buggy into Joe creek and drowned.
That J. O. Patton is not guilty of
murder is the verdict returned by the
jury in the district court. Patton ad
mitted killing Charles Lewis in Pat
ton's hotel at Culdesac, but claimed
he acted in self defense.
An accident occurred at the big
bridge being constructed across Snake j
river at Weiser, by which Clareno
Walton, one of the bridgemen, wa
drowned, and Clyde BapUste, anotn.
bridge employo, was pulled nut of U><
stream m lie was sinking for the las
John Blckel, who was captured ■
couple of weeks ago in the act of roi
blng the Cactus saloon, died in tfe<
Lewiston hospital, where ho has u
confined for several days as the resin
of his attempt upon his life.
Emma Nunn, the Kellogg K iri wh<
gave Spokane police the slip, is honv
Jamea v. Sovereign of Wallace, foi
mer master workman of the Knigtit
of i.ahor. who suffered hemorrhage* <
i he brain last week, is much Improve*
Lee Bunch, well known in Hols.
section as a miner and the promoter o
ihe creat Oxbow tunnel project 01
ill" Payette, came near losing his lif <
during the late storm in the moun
tains near the headwaters of tha
stream. He broke a leg and lay* ii
in the storm for nine hours before hi
he was found.
Some fiend made a deliberate attemp
recently to blow up the handsome new
residence of W. P. Hurlburt of Lewis
ton which is nearly completed. Dyna
mite, which had been placed in a big
brick chimney, tore that part of the
residence to atoms.
C. A. Reese of Coeur d'Alene City
died recently, leaving a large estate
but no known heirs.
Boise.—Newt has been received
from St. Louis that the Idaho agricul
tural exhibit has been awarded the
grand prise at. the exhibition.
James Connor, on trial at Blackfoot
was found guilty of murder in fhe first
degree for killing Deputy Sheriff Sweet
on September 26th last.
Boise.—Warden Perry has dismissed
Deputy Warden Calbingham, also a
guard, McClellan Smith. This is an
outgrowth of trouble over Clerk Kelly,
Calbingham having taken sides with
Kelly and, according to the warden,
having conducted himself in such a
manner as to tend toward demoraliz
ation of the force, at the same time
showing such spirit toward his su
perior that it was for the good of the
institution that he leave. Guard Smith
went to sleep while on duty in the cell
Enormous quantities of wheat, oats,
beets and potatoes are being delivered
in Idaho Falls, and the railroad com
pany is taxed to its utmost for loading
track room, as well as for cars. It is
estimated that 300 wagon loads of farm
products are received daily.
The pumps at the Quilp, at Repub
lic, Wash., have taeen operated the
past week in unwatering the mine.
,1. J. Moon, a miner of Wallace, Ida.
was brought to Spokane last week to
be operated upon for bladder trouble.
O. R. Holiday, wanted in Portland,
charged with robbing the mails while
he was rural carrier two years ago,
has been arrested at his father's home
in Jamesport, Mo. He confessed his
guilt to the federal officers.
Baker City.—William R. Sturgill. 61
years of age, a pioneer of 1868, died
recently from heart disease.
Presiding Judge George, in the cir
cuit court, at Portland, rendered a de
cision which will have the effect of
shutting up the poolrooms. The de
cision upholds thel provision of the
charter of the city of Portland and the
state laws governing gambling.
Oregon voters, according to the lat
est figures, gave President Roosevelt
;i plurality ol 12,996, the vote being
60 135 lor Roosevelt and 17.4r.7 for
Baker City. E. J. Bell, the Wyoming
stuck buyer, will ship eight cars ol
cattle and '!'■'> cars of sheep from this
city the fore part of the week,
Work has begun on tin 1 construction
of the Minidaka & Southwestern rail
The state reform school building at
St. Anthony will soon be ready for oc
Pendleton has experienced the great
est building boom in business blocks it
has ever before seen in the same pe
riod at any time.
The organization of the Flathead
Valley Railroad company has been ef
fected. The Flathead valley will have
a Kalispel! system of electric lines
radiating from Kalispell and connect
ing with a number of northern Mon
Harry Neagard was accidentally shot
while with his brother George in west
Gallatin valley recently. The two
brothers had stopped for dinner, and
while gathered around their campflre
were shooting at a target with a small
revolver. Harry handed the weapon
to his brother, with the muzzle point
ing toward himself, when the weapon
was discharged, the bullet passing
through his body. He died 15 minutes
Warren Hulbert, son of Seymour
Hulbert. was accidentally shot and kill
ed by Earl Hartman of Thompson
T'alls, a companion, while the two were
Weak and exhausted from lack of
'ood, Charles Skinner could go no fur
her in search of employment, and
<ink to the pavement in Butte in c
Borne Kreuk Forma of Klower«-AppU
HltiaaoiiiH on Hate Iluah.
Gardeners nil over the world are
toiling to produce new Bowers, Na
ture, in a freakish moment, will some
times accomplish what generations of
horticulturists have been unable i"
\n an instance in point, there is n
Malmeisoo roeebusli in a garden nt
Violet Hill, Btowtnarket, wblch on
summer recently produ< e<i a most at*
tontahlng floraj freak. The rose ki»»d
near an apple tree, ami when one of
its largeel bode tirst bum Into bloom
It was seen tlint the perfed iipple
blossom petals were springing in its
Every yen- us horticulturists ro
further afield, and search mure and
more thoroughly the out of*tbe-way
corners of the earth their emimiarlea
iirinK in newer and more strange flow
er*. Perhaps none are more wonder
ful than some of the new forms of the
resurrection plant, of which the rose
of Jericho is the i*>st known exam*
a resurrection flower lately round
In Mexico is a shrunken, rounded ball
Of dry, dead leaves until it is put Into
water. Then It expands into a great
loose mass of lilmy green, the petals
tiy apart, and blooms expose their
A Bower discovered on the Isthmus
of Tehuantepec in the early morning
blooms a pure \vliitt>; by midday It
has changed to a perfect red, bul bo
fore it closes at nightfall ii has turn
ed to a pale itluo. Even more won
derful than its change of color is the
fact that at doou only does ii give <>ut
Australia boaftta many strange flow
ers tar more, indeed, Mum mo»i peo
pie Imagine to «'.x i^i in her gray-green
forests. The Christmas hush is fa
mous because Its masses of small pink
and reddish blooms are used as ;i sub
stitute for holly.
Hut the strangest flower Is the New
South Wales flannel flower, h is so
called because it has the exact ap
pearance of bavins been carefully cut
out of white flamiel.
<>reen flowers are very rare in na
ture. The lxia is one of the very few
plants which has a natural green va
riety. Sehoinberg was its discoverer
in South Africa, the home of nil the
In one senae, nil our gardens aro
filled with fre«k (lowers. The gignn
tic and varicolored blooms which
adorn the beds and borders are, al
most without exception, monstrosities
produced by long selection and intense
But nature can and does do funny
things at times in her own garden.
Albino flowers are by no means tin
common. Whole patches of tho ordi
narily yellow moth-mullein are at
times found of b white hue. The lo
belia, too. at times sports pure white,
and so do many others flowers. Pear
Ni-ardiliiK for Treasure.
A number of Mexicans with teams,
plows and scrapers are excavating
nenr Westphalia, claiming to have In,
their possession maps and chartHshow
ing treasure to be buried there i () ihe
amount of $100,000 In Mexican doub
They say thai the treasure is buried
near what is known as the Mull tank,
and have agreed lo pay the owners
of the land on which they ore Ui work
a certain per cent of the find for the
privilege of excavating. This treasure
is said to have been buried during the
Texas and Mexican war. It is said a
tradition baa existed that a large sura
in Mexican doubloons was buried
somewhere on the banks of Pond
Creek and another that there was
treasure of considerable atnouul In
Mexican money buried fit some point
along the bank of the Brazos River,
Many excavations have been nir.de
to locate the buried treasure, both on
Pond Creek and the Brazos River.
These efforts were not only made by
home people, but strangers have gone
in and excavated, among whom were
Mexicans. A few years ago it wan no
uncommon thing to see deep holes dug
along the banks of those streams, pre
sumably by parties in search of the
lost treasure, but If any money ban
over been found In Ihis manner tho
fact is not known.
A K.iyal Kallroa.l
The Kin;; of Siiiin cut the lir-t tnrf
for Hie railroad nt Bangkok. T!n>
Minister of Public Work* read .'> short
addreaa, to which the King replied,
■Dd then the Kinj?, takiiij; in ivory
handled spade, thrust toe diver blade
injLo the turf, which be transferred to
an ebony wheelbarrow. Tbe crowa
prince trundled the wheelbarrow along
a carpeted truck about thirty yards in
length, followed iiy the King, tbe royal
family, and tbe assembled guests. Tbe
turf, when removed from tbe ebony
irbealbarrow, was sprinkled with con
secrated water from ■ golden ewer by
four priests. The nnfloiml anthem wn%
pluyed, aud that ended the ceretDOßJ.
After a man get* up in j<'arH. his
reason for admiring a woman whoß«t
hair Is naturally curly, i.« that It
doeau't take her »v long to dremi.
OUR RELIGIOUS BODIES.
Only 30,000,000 Are Member. of
Dr. Walter Luldlaw, long a distin
guished authority upon church statis
tics, has published an elaborate esti
mate of the present Strength of relig
ious bodies In the United States, which
La Interesting because it brings down
nearly to date work which the census
bureau attempted in a vague and ten
tain. ■ way four years ago.
Id « rough division of the people of
the i nited States according to their
religious views and connections, l>r.
Landlaw classes about sU>,(.km>,U<iO out
of SL',(R«),(KH) as church members. Of
these ;50.<HH).(KX> the Koman OathollCS
number more than one third. It U
calculated thai since 1880 theOathollcs
In the United states hare Increased
about f>(> per cent, (>r over 4.<>«h).<hk>.
Considerable of this Increase was due
to Immigration, in the same fourteen
years the growth of the population
cannot have been more than 80 or, at
the most, iC> per cent.
The Roman Catholics constitute
about 15 per rent of the entire populu
tion of thft United State* In aoino
great cities nrul States they nre far
stronger thnn that proportion would
lndieatp. Nearly or (jultp one-third of
the population of New York <Ity are
Catholics and the percentage Is almost
as ureat In Cleveland. It ninst be «tlll
hißher In ItoNton. where the Frencli-
Canadlan element Is lar>;e and fast In
According t<» Dr. I.aldlaw the I'rot
estant Church members have increased
86 per cent since 1890, thus gaining at
leant as fast as the gross population
of the United States, of the larger
general division* of the Protestants,
the Methodist churches, of all kinds,
are credited with nearly 0,200,000 com
municants. The Baptists number over
4,725,000 and the Lutherans about
■j.l'im.ckk). There are some 2.000,(KKJ
Presbyterians, including among them
the Dutch Reformed and Reformed
churches, because of their close simi
larity in organisation and beliefs. Dr.
Jjiidiaw credits the Protestant Epis
copal church with 782,548 members
and the Congregationalists are estl
mated at ti.V.».7<H.
The .lews are estimated nt morn
than 1,200.000 New York City Is their
greatest stronghold. The Mormons
are counted ns less than 850.000 and
the Christian Scientists seem much
underestimated at fIO.OOO. There bio
believed to be 3.000 members of vari
ous communistic societies. The I'nlta
rinns and rnlversnlisU are estimated
at about 12T».OOO.
FRED GRANT AND HIS BOOTB.
Whj the General Put Them Under
Ilia Pillow tit H«-.lt.mr.
(General Fred Urnnt always Bleeps
with his boots under hits head when
lie id traveling on a train and quite
frequently when he puts up for the
night in a hi range place.
The Htory of how he formed this
habit rame out oiio night several years
ago when a fellow traveler beheld the
general occupied In carefully- tucking
his foot covering underneath the pil
lows of his Bleeping cur berth.
"1 guess I'll never break the habit,"
said the general in his slow, easy-go
ing way, "no matter how much I'm
laughed at, as you're doing now, Hut
once i' "us no laughing matter to roe,
I can tell you.
"While the Civil War was being
fought \ was a Ciidet in Weal Point.
One Bummer when vacation time was
close at hand my father promised me
that 1 could spend It in the Held with
him. and as soon as 1 was permitted
to leave the academy on furlough 1
took the train south to Join him.
"1 was in blgh spirits until 1 awoke
from a line night's slumber and sturt
eil to put OH my boots. To my horror
they were noi where I had placed
them, and though 1 searched for them
high and low they could not be found.
Some rascal had walked off with them
in iii»- nlghi and he had also helped
himself to my hat, as 1 discovered
"1 was in n nice dilemma and rnnt
ters were helped only nlightly by the
porter scnrrying around and finally
raklnu "p » pi'ir of dllapldatod nib-
Item and an old hat that looked as if it
had been tbrougb a MeaKrjn'H cam
paigning. Hut I had to make the best
of the situation and when l stepped
forth into the pold world nt Washing
ton I must bare presented an amuH-
Ing spectacle ss regards bead and
' ' '■'■'? !r'v>. pnough money with
ni>' to buy new boots and hat; neither
was I s nned with nnv letters which
would give tli'> shopkeepers confidence
in me. There whs only one thing to
do. and i did it. I tramped around
Washington looking up my father's
friends, and when I found one I pour
ed my troubles into his ears and he
graciously advanced me the price of
the articles of clothing I needed moHt.
And you can rest assured that when
I took my boots off tba! night I slept
upon them, and I'\e been doing so
ever since." —St. Paul QiotM.
What He Pot Into It.
"What do you put Into your auto to
make It go?"
"A chauffeur. I haven't learned to
un It jet"—Cleveland Plain Dealer. |
Stuffed Green Pepper*.
Cut the stem-end* from pepper* and
remove the white membrane and seed*,
Put Into a dish and pour boiling water
over them, then let them stand until
cold In tlio water. This takes away
all hot tnste. Drain and fill with a
forcemeat of chopped mutton, betf or
veal, to which a UtUo minced ham has
been added, and stir In enough boiled
rice to mako a paste of tho mixture.
Molsii'ii with season* d gravy or soup
stock. Replace the ends on the pop
pers, stand up In a baktMllsh. pour tho
gravy or stock about them and bake
until tender. Serve nt once. If you
like, you may thicken the gravy and
pour It about the bate of the peppers
as they stand on a hot dish.
Ingredients: one pound of cooked
fish, one egg, milk, frying fat, one
pound of cold potatoes, one ounce of
butter. MMontngS, anchovy snuce. Mix
the flaked flsh. free from bone, with
the mashed potato* Season with m]t,
cayenne pepper, and n few drops of
anchovy sauce. Moisten with butter
dlMOlred In a little warm milk, add n.
beaten egg. With n steel fork beat all
together till thorough!]! mixed. Form
Into round cakes, mot)ld Mat, brush
over with beaten egg, dip into crushed
dry bread crumbs, and fry In plant/
of iHtillnj; fat to n golden color.
Preserved It'll ulmrh.
Out the rhubarb Into inch lengths,
wash, and allow a pound of suj;iir to
every pound of the rhubarb. Put tho
rhubarb nnd su^nr In alternate layers
In the preserving kettle ml add a very
lit tic* water. setting aside over Bight.
In the morning drain off the liquid and
boll to a syrup, add the rhubarb and
simmer until tender. Remove the rhu
barb, pack into Jars and boil the syrup
until thick, adding at the last the Juice
of three lemons to every seven pound*
of sugar that has been used. Fill th«
jars to overflowing with the liquid,
Put rlpo com on the lire In boiling
Halted water and cook for twenty mliv
utes. Take from the fire and cut from
'die cob. Pack In Jam, cover the corn
with the water In which It was boiled,
and set the Jars over the fire In a broad
and deop fillipsn. Poor water all
about the Jars, bring thin to a hard
boll, let this continue for five minutes,
then seal at once. Keep In a dark
place, an the light Injures the corn.
Cook two pounds of tripe In boiling
water until tender, and cut Into finger
strips. Make a Kaiice of one tablr«pooa
of chopped onion and two tablespoon*
of chopped green poppers hi three lev
el teaspoona of butter. Add a round
ln« tflblr>s»oon of flour, and wbon well
combined oiv-hnlf c<ip of stock and
strained tomatoes and cook a few mln*
iitos, add the tripe and Cook liii mm
sift one cup of corn meal, one cup of
flour, one-half level teaspoon of salt
and three level teaspoons of baking
powder. Beat two eggs, add one-half
cup of sugar, and beat again; add one
cup of milk and a tablespoon of melted
butter to the dry Ingredients. Beat,
pour Into a greased shallow pan, and
To one. quart of thoroughly cooked
(fresh or cannedj fruit, add four table
spoonfuls of corn starch dissolved In
half a cupful of water. Fet over the
fire, stirring constantly, and allow It
to come to a boll and thicken. Bemore
from the lire, when cool, set OH I' 1' for
two hours and serve with whipped
Peel the carroUt, and liicf very thin
and let stand In cold water an hour;
dry In a towel, and pour them Into a
kettle half full of boiling fat Fry a
nice brown, skim out, then place on
brown paper, Bprinkle wlt.h salt anil
Hu«ar, put in the oven until hot, and
servo at once.
lfinta for the Housewife.
When milk is spilled ou a wool
en dress or coat at, once apply absorb
ent cotton. All traces of the stala will
Daring colors, like yellow and Prus
sian blue, are now often used what
i suitable to enamel odd chairs for both
porch and Indoor use.
A few drops of alcohol rubbed on
j the side of lamp chimneys will remove
all trace of greasy smoke wlieu water
alone Is of no avail.
Perch or other small fish are much
better If fried quickly In d<ep, hot fat.
Larger flsh can be fried alowly In a
skillet In hot salt pork fat.
For the meringue on pies use one
tablesjMKmful of granulated sugar to
< the white of one egg. It Is more satl*
ft'tory than powdered eu«ar.