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RAPH NOTES FROM
of Happenings in Both
fjt and Western Hemispheres
d the Past Week—National,
orical, Political and Personal
rents Tersely Told.
The house omnibus building bill car
ries a total appropriation of $9,500,000.
The new Chinese loan of 5.000,00n
pounds was several times oversub
Fire has destroyed five leading busi
ness houses of Oskaloosa, lowa. The
loss Is $150,000.
Last Sunday was Lincoln's birthday.
The earl of Kenmare died in London
recently, aged 80 years.
Mr. Barrett will continue to repre
sent the American diplomatic repre
sentation at Panama.
J. Pierpont Morgan has arranged to
make another cruise in foreign waters
on his steam yacht.
It is reported from St. Petersburg
that Maxim Gorky has been sent to
Riga to undergo trial.
It was just a year ago this week
that Admiral Togo began to do some
effective work with his fleet.
Lady Curzon, wife of the viceroy of
India, amj her three children have
sailed for India from London.
The trial of Judge Swayne has be
gun. The senate will sit every day
as an impeachment court from 2 un
A petition in bankruptcy has been
filed against Sullivan. Drew & Co.,
wholesale dealers in millinery of New
Eggs are quoted at 38 cents a dozen
in Chicago, and yet there are said to
be 45.000.000 of them in cold storage
Senator Perkins of California has
been selected to read Washington's
farewell address in the senate Febru
Andrew Carnegie has been served
with Bubpoenas to appear at the trial
of Mrs. Chadwick in Cleveland, March
Charles H. Haekley, the lumber mil
lionaire of Muskegon. Mich., noted for
his munificent public gifts, is dead,
J. Samuel McCue, former mayor of
Charlottesville, Va., was hanged re
cently for the murder of his wife. He
The Nebraska legislature, by a vote
of 73 to 43, has decided that playing
football is not to be considered a fel
, ony in that state.
i.' In a recent wreck on the National
railroad of Mexico, between Carleos
and Mendina, five persons were killed
and six others were injured.
Fire recently swept through the 7
fltory brick building occupied by the
Central Electric company, Chicago,
causing a loss of nearly $400,000.
Major Villamayor has surrendered
to the authorities of Buenos Ayres,
Argentina. Other leaders In the in
surrection also have surrendered.
The United States army transport
Logan has arrived in San Francisco
from Manila with the Eighteenth in
fantry, which is en route to Fort Leav
It is reported that Admiral Dewey
has asked for the new armored cruis
er Colorado as his flagship in the com
ing naval maneuvers off the Cuban
Statehood for Oklahoma and New
Mexico will not be granted during
this session of congress unless it be
on lines provided in the house state
The death of Governor General
Tehertkoff of the province of Warsaw
is announced. He was wounded in the
leg in a riot encounter between the
troops and strikers.
Near New Brighton, Pa., a man and
two boys were killed, two boys are
dying and three more wore slightly In
jured ns the result of a bobsled dash
ling into a train recently.
1* Governor Hlgglns of New York has
/commuted the sentence of William P.
Miller of Brooklyn, convicted of grand!
larceny. Miller was sentenced April
30, 1900, to serve ten years.
Secretary Hay has signed with M.
Takahira, the Japanese minister, an]
arbitration treaty between the United
States and Japan, identical with those
Signed with the other nations.
I The president has appointed Joseph
H. Kibbey Of Arizona to be governor (
Of that territory and Eugene A. Tuck-,
er of jUbraska to be associate justice ,
of the territorial supreme court.
Judge Edward P. Dunne of Chicago
formally signified his willingness to;
accept the democratic nomination for;
mayor on a platform calling for public;
lownersflv of the street railways.
ll The ifizona legislature has forward- ;
B^l to congress a memorial protesting
gainst the taking from Arizona and
-nexing to Utah of that part of Ari
fna lying north of the Colorado river, i >
The (Standard Oil company has cur-.
ied i.,..output in the Kansas field, <
,ing off 900 men indefinitely. The i
action is said to be the result of an
tagonistic measures passed recently
by the Kansas legislature.
The senate committee on interstate
commerce has favorably reported and
the senate later passed a house bill
prohibiting the use of the words "Unit
ed States assay" on articles manufac
tured of gold and silver.
Honolulu.—John P. Spauldlng, as
sistant postmaster of Koloa, island of
Kauai, is under arrest on the charge
of connection with the embezzlement
of $27,057 of money order funds, for
which the postmaster of Koloa, Man
uel RegO, is already under arrest.
Icicles on the cables and trestles of
the bridge across the East river have
been a source of great danger, and the
police finally were compelled to close
the Brooklyn bridge to foot passen
E. R. Piez, a jewelry salesman from
Chicago, has reported to the LOS An
geles police that during his absence
from his room in a Broadway hotel
the lock was picked by thieves, who
secured booty worth nearly $7,000.
Both houses of the Arizona legisla
ture passed a concurrent resolution
thanking the United States senate for
eliminating Arizona from the state
hood bill and asking the house of rep
resentatives to concur in the amend
Attorney General Moody has ' ap
pointed Judson Harmon of Cincinnati,
and Frederick N. Judson, a prominent
lawyer of St. Louis, to investigate the
alleged action of the Atchison, Topeka
& Santa Fe railroad in granting re
bates to the Coolrado Fuel & Iron Co.
While temporarily insane James
Estes. a farmer, at their home at Mar
shall, a small town near G'Uthrie, O.
T.i recently murdered his wife and
daughter, Maud Estes, attempted to
kill his son Lawrence, who escaped,
set fire to the house and literally blew
his own head off with a shotgun. The
house was destroyed and the bodies
burned to a crisp. Mrs. Estes and her
daughter were killed with a club. Miss.
Estes. who was 20 years old, was a
A. P. Jewett, one of the pioneers of
Spokane, is dead.
The recent storm on Puget sound
was the worst in years.
Plans are on foot at present to form
a state library association.
John M. Grant, an old and respected
pioneer of Spangle, is dead.
Ellis G. Soule, assistant city attor
ney of Spokane, died Sunday.
A lot of counterfeit $10 bills are in
circulation in the northwest.
Sebastian Haas, pioneer resident
and business man of Spokane, is dead.
The Clarkston commercial club has
taken up the fight for transportation
The new city directory would in
dicate that Spokane's population is
The contract price for the furnishing
of the new Masonic temple at Spokane
was about $12,000.
J. W. Towery, a Spokane barber,
committed suicide by shooting him
self through the heart.
A petition has been filed with Judge
Snell at Tacoma asking for a grand
jury for Pierce county.
The sewer bond issue voted on in
North Yakima carried by 82 votes
over the necessary three-fifths.
The North Yakima county treasurer
has sold $20,000 worth of school bonds
to the state at 4 per cent above par.,
The Western Pine Shippers' associa
tion will hold its second annual con
vention in Spokane Saturday, Febru
Mrs. Minnie Wagner, 18 years old
and said to be a bride of but six weeks,
committed suicide in Seattle last Sat
A circular issued by the war depart
ment to the army gives the text of a
letter received by the secretary of war
from Representative Littlefield o f
Maine, relative to the anticanteeu act
and the secretary's reply, In his letter
Mr. Littlefield states that he is the au
thor of the inticauteen amendment and
"I regret to say that an impression
prevails that the officers in the army
are not adverse to the legislation, bat
are prejudiced against it. If this is
true it has created an unfriendly at
mosphere that not only will impair
the efficiency of the recreation and
amusement feature, but will of itself
practically defeat the objects of the
Secretary Taft, in reply, said:
"1 think you are correct in assuming
that a great majority of the officers in
the army regard the anticanteen amend
uient as ill advised, and as likely to in
crease rather than decrease druukeness
in the ranks. Indeed, I must admit to
you that, as at present advised, share
The secretary then says he recognizes
that it was the intention of those who '
avored the amendment to substitute for
the 1 canteen a post exchange, and that
the question whether the present sys
tem is to be maintained or the canteen
restored with the privilege of drinking
beer and light wines only, will be set
tled by congress after a careful investi
The great bulk of chalk is composed
of eight different species' of tiny
WASHINGTON, IDAHO, MONTANA,
AND OREGON NEWS ITEMS.
A Few Interesting Items Gathered
From Our Exchanges of the Sur
rounding Country —Numerous Acci
dents and Personal Events Take
Place — Outlook Is Bright.
The Idaho soldiers' home is to be
investigated by a committee from the
The Idaho legislature has repealed
the river Improvement franchise law.
which has been on the statute books
of the state for many years.
Harrison is soon to have one of the
best water works systems for a town
of its size in the state.
Senator Heyburn has recommended
Joseph Pinkham of Boise to succeed
Smith D. Woolley as assayer at the
Boise assay office.
R. 11. Barton, postmaster at Mos
cow, has been removed from office.
J. R. Collins has been recommended to
succeed to the vacancy.
The United States office at Boise
will not receive more deposits until
the successor to Woolley, as assayer
in charge, shall have qualified.
Shoshone is one of the first coun
ties in the state to make use of the
state reform school, which was recent
ly opened at St. Anthony, Fremont
According to the report of the ap
praisers of the estate of Barry N.
Milliard, who committed suicide at
Lakevlew last fall his property in Ida
ho is valued at $43,375.
Word has been received from Reno,
Nev., that Jesse Beauchamp, or Beach
am, an employe of various mines of
the Coeur d'Alene district for several
years, committed suicide there.
A bad condition of affairs has been
discovered in the Lewiston city tax
collector's books, as a result of which
titles to hundreds of pieces of land in
this city are clouded.
The frozen body of William Sauls
berry, the miner who was missing
from Borax, was found about one mile
from the camp. The man had got lost
during the recent blizzard.
The California group, a silver-lead
producer near Wallace, has been sold
to the Heinz Silver & Lead Mining
company, a Pittsburg corporation. The
price is not public, but is supposed to
he about $100,000.
Kennedy J. Han ley has won another
of his legal battles against the Em
pire State-Idaho company in the Skoo
kum case, which involves the Skoo
kum mine at Wardner and would se
cure about $400,000 for which he holds
The temperature at an early hour
Sunday morning recorded 18 degrees
I below zero at Wallace. The concen
trators still remain closed, which has
forced some of the mines to close, the
reserve ore bins being filled. They
will not resume operations until the
cold weather has abated. The coldest
weather reported in the Coeur
d'Alene section was (0 degrees below
zero at the Hercules mine.
The temperature in Helena Sunday
morning reached the lowest of the
winter, 30 below.
James McQuillian, an old timer and
formerly prominent mining and cattle
man. is dead of paralysis at Dillon.,
He left considerable property. I
In furtherance of the Madison river
irrigation project the government has
withdrawn a large tract of land in the
Crow creek and Missouri valleys. j
The authorities are puzzled over the
unexplained disappearance of William
Quay, a young ranchman who lived
near Lewiston. He has not been seen
since last November. I
Throe years in the state peniten
tiary at Deer Lodge is the sentence
Morris L. Bridgman, former agent of
the Fort Belknap Indian reservation,
must serve under conviction in the
federal court of making false claims
and presenting false vouchers for lum
ber and other supplies.
William Harrison and Cecil Kuykey,
two prisoners in the county jail at
Furt Benton, became engaged in a fa
tal fight over some unknown cause.
Harrison knocked Kuykey down, who
in falling struck his bead against the
wall, causing what was at fust thought
The house, in committee of the
whole, has killed a bill providing for
the licensing of gambling. It also
killed a bill making train wrecking
punishable with death.
Last Sunday Butto was in the grip
of the coldest spell In the history of
the oldest inhabitants, thermometers
registering .'!.'. degrees below zero, and
on the wind-swept flat below Butte the
temperature was 50 below the zero
J. W. Conner, secretary of the board
of trade and prominent in Kallspell
business circles, was found at his of
fice in the 'city hall with the top of
his head blown off. Messages left
show the deed to have been premedi
Anaconda bids fair to become the
center of n famous coal mining dis
trict. The vein In the Black Diamond
coal mine north of the city has been
steadily increasing, and a new vein
has just been uncovered which is said
to average 10 feet in width.
James Malcolm, who is held In the
Glasgow county jail on the charge of
horse stealing, is said to have con
fessed to the murder of W. W. Greer
John P. Sharp, joint senator from
Klttltaa and ChHan counties, died in
Ellensburg recently The funeral was
It is stated that John L. Sharpatein
of Walla Walla has the inside track
for the new eastern Washington fed
Henry Arao. the Jap who murdered
Sam Chow, the Chinese tailor, at Spo
kane, is either insane or is trying to
make believe he is crazy.
Mrs. Lillian M. N. Stevens of Port
land, Me., national president of the
W. C. T. U., is one of the distinguished
guests whom this state is to entertain
Kang Yu Wei, the president and or
ganizer of the Chinese Reform asso
ciation, was tendered a reception at
Seattle by his countrymen. He re
ceived an ovation.
The supreme court has affirmed the
Chehalia county murder case of the
state versus a. A Armstrong. Arm
strong was convicted of murder in the
Prospectors who have recently re
turned to Bellingham from the Mount
Baker mining district are reported to
assert that the mountain has again
been in eruption.
The special election held .in Fair
field recently on the proposition to in
corporate the town of Fairfleld result
ed in a sweeping victory for the incor
[ Fred M. Smith, one of the oldest
pioneers of Alaska, died recently in
Seattle. Mr. Smith superintended the
construction of a Western Union tele
graph line in Alaska In 1865.
The loss on the Sohwabaehor build
ing in Seattle, which was destroyed
by fire Sunday morning, is now placed
at $400,000, covered by insurance. The
' firm will immediately rebuild.
Theima Kelley, the 2 months' old
daughter of Joe Kelley of Spokane,
- was scalded to death by a boiler of
water tipping over from a stove into
[ the cradle where the child was lying.
The largest sale of wheat made in
; I Palouse City in several months has
' been closed whereby J. A. Miller, a
grain dealer, sold over 25,000 bushels
of red wheat for 78 cents per bushel,
bulk. The wheat goes to the eastern
Theodore Wygant, one of the oldest
and most prominent citizens of Port
land, is dead.
The Freewater saloons are open, as
the court holds local option election
: was not legal.
i W. H. Reeder sold ICO acres of land
near Athena to a recent arrival from
'the east for $18,000.
| The Oregon legislature has passed
the first of the antigambling laws that
| have been introduced at the present
Workmen, both skilled and unskill
ed, are doomed to disappointment who
go to Portland in answer to fake ad
Multnomah county is likely to be
the first county in the northwest to
adopt the Bertillon system of identi
| At Portland Amelia Sirianni, a
young Italian woman, was shot and
killed by Joseph Florebello, one of her
countrymen. lie made his escape.
I Two masked men went Into a Glisan
street saloon at Portland and with
revolvers leveled lined up eight .visi
tors, relieving them of $30, The rob
bers made their escape.
I Contracts have been let for the erec
tion of wings which will double the
original floor space of the transporta
tion, machinery and electrical build
ings at the Lewis and Clark fair.
11. (',. Brown, who broke his parole
in Oregon, was arrested in Tacoma.
Brown was sentenced about a month
ago to five years for holding up a sa
loon, but he was paroled on his prom
ise to leave for Australia,
at his former home on Big Lake, near
the Canadian line in Valley county.
In the alleged confession lie claims
be had stopped at the house of Greer
the evening of the killing, January
20, but had concluded to go away when
Greer tried to kill him. and he shot
twice in self defense. There was no
quarrel and Malcolm says he does not
know why Greer tried to kill him.
Sigsbee Gives a Warning.
Rear Admiral Sigsbee. commanding
the Carribbean squadron, has notified
the Dominican authorities that if any
harm i-> done to Lieutenant Comman
der I.eiper, the cruiser Detroit's ex
ecutive officer, who is In charge of the
customs house In Monte Christ!, they
will bo held responsible for the con
sequences. He landed alone, without
arms, and some persons threatened
SCANDAL IN OREGON
JUDGE TANNER HAS CONFESSED
Partner of U. S. Senator Mitchell Ad
mits He Perjured Himself Before
Federal Grand Jury in Connection
With Land Frauds—Shady Agree
ment Between Mitchell and Tanner.
Portland, Ore—Judge A. 11. Tanner,
United States Senator Mitchell's law
partner, confessed in Judge Bellinger*!
court Saturday afternoon to perjury
In his evidence before the federal
grand jury In connection with the in
vestigation of the land frauds in this
state, when testimony was being tak
en with a view to connecting United
Slates Senator Mitchell, now under
live indictments, with the conspiracy
to defraud the government.
Tanner's confession shows thai there
was a business agreement between
Mitchell and Tanner that Mitchell was
to have the proceeds of practice of the
law firm in the federal courts and that
Tanner should have the proceeds re
sulting from practice before any of the
government departments which would
involve Senator Mitchell's oath de
claring he would not take part in any
law proceeding in which the govern
ment is Interested.
Judge Tanner made the ' following
statement to a representative of the
"No one knows the terror I have
endured since January 81, when I
made a statement to the grand jury
concerning the date of the copartner
ship agreement between Senator Mit
chell and myself. The last straw came,
however, when I learned that, the fed
eral grand jury was preparing to in
dict my son, who had written the
agreement between Senator Mitchell
and myself, on the tape/writer, for per
jury, and when I learned that the
agents of the government were in pos
session of facts proving that the doc
ument was not signed March r>, 1901,
as ! had sworn, but that it had been
prepared and signed last December."
"Judge Tanner, do you expect to tes
tify against Senator Mitchell?" was
"Yes, I expect to he called as a wit
ness in the case against Senator Mit
chell and I will tell the whole truth
regarding the business of the firm,
without regard to consequences."
Following close upon the sensational
testimony of Senator Mitchell's law
partner, Judge A. H. Tanner, and of
Harry C. Robertson, Mr. Mitchell's pri
vate secretary, came the announce
ment that the federal grand jury had
returned an indictment against Con
gressman John It. Williamson. Dr. Van
Gessner, Mr. Williamson's partner in
the sheep raising business, and Marion
It. Biggs, United States land commis
sioner at Prineville, Ore. The indict
ment alleges that on Juno 30, 1902,
the accused persons entered into a
conspiracy to obtain 100 persons t«
tile applications for public lands iv
Crook county, Oregon, and swear that
the land was for their own use, whejt,
according to the, indictment, It was
for the benefit of the firm of Gossner
& Williamson, who desired the lands
for sheep grazing.
Asks the State for $100,000.
It is given out that a bill will be
introduced in the legislature of the
state of Washington asking the state
to appropriate 1100,000 for the im
provement of the upper Columbia and
the Snake rivers.
It is claimed in this connection that
while Oregon has spent over $100,000
towards the improvement of naviga
tion on the lower reaches of the Co
lumbia, Washington has not spent a
cent toward the improvement of this
great waterway, which will be of much
greater benefit to her, it is argued,
than it can ever be to Oregon, since
a much greater proportion of Wash
ington than of Oregon is closely af
fected by the improvement in facili
ties for transportation by these rivers.
National American Woman Suffrage
association, Portland, June 29-July 5.
Lewis and Clark Centennial exposi
tion, Portland, June 1-Oct. 15.
Spokane County Horticultural sod
ety meeting, Spokane, February 18.
Northwest Stock Breeders' associa
tion, Pullman, February 8-9.
I;. P. O. B. grand lodge (to organ
ize), Seattle, February 21-22.
American Medical association, Port
land, June 11-14.
Royal Arcanum grand council, Ever
ett, March 23.
Washington State Beekeepers' asso
ciation, North Yakima, February 8-10.
Miss Porter to Wed.
Invitations have been issued for the
wedding of Miss Elsie Porter, daughter
of Ambassador Porter, to Dr. Mende
of Zurich, Switzerland, which will take
place at the church of the Holy Trin
ity on March 4, In Paris.