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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 senate has cut off the
proposed local option measure.
A modern opera house to cost about
$35,000 now seems to be practically
an assured fact for Moscow.
There is great suffering among stock
owned by Indians, as a result of the
recent cold wave, and many are dy
ing from starvation and want of care.
After a crusade lasting about two
weeks, Chief of Police Masters be
lieves he has I.ewiston entirely free
of the males who live off the earnings
of fallen women.
About 200 Eagles ate. drank and
made merry last week at Wallace at
the banquet given in commemoration
of the seventh anniversary of the
foundation of the order.
The advocates of the division of
Kent, county won a victory in the
house. The bill abolishing Kootenai
and creating the counties of Lewis and
Clark passed by a vote of 26 to 21.
Boise William Henry Hicks Bond,
commonly known as Fred Bond, has
been sentenced to be hanged on April ;
14. Bond was convicted of the mur
der of Charles Daly on October 6 last.
William E. Lee of Moscow, who is :
attending the National University :
Law school at Washington, D. C, has
been elected president of the debating
and oratoria] associations of that uni
Louis S. Esoara, better known as
"Spanish Louie." one of the old time ,
characters of Lewistown, and known
all over centra] Idaho, is dead from
old age complications. He was 68 |
Dividend No. 20 of I cent per share. ,
amounting to $10,000, payable Febru- i
ary 20, has been declared by the Hecla ,
Mining company. This is the regular ,
monthly dividend and brings the total
paid to 1330,000. The Hecla is a sil
ver-lead mine at Burke.
William Peyton Mason, president of
the road, is quoted as saying that
•work will be commenced on the Cali
fornia, Idaho & Montana railway, be
tween Butte and Boise, within 90 days
and the section between these points
will be completed within two years.
The joint committee named to take
steps to carry out the terms of the
resolution for a statue of the late Sen
ator George L, Shoup to be placed in
Statuary hall, Washington, decided to
present a bill appropriating $6500. The
statue will cost $6000 and the expense
in connection will amount to $600.
The shipments of fruit, grain, hay
and other products for the past year
from Troy have been enormous. Ship
ments are as follows: Wheat 35 cars,
hay 40 cars, oats 11 cars, apples 26
cars, posts 111 cars, wood 1003 cars,
potatoes 4 cars, railroad ties 243 cars,
lumber 600 cars, making a total of
Fire destroyed the store of F. Y.
Wardner, at Ferrill, Idaho, on the St.
Joe river. The store, with a stock of
$5000 worth of general merchandise,
was consumed. The postofflce busi
ness was conducted in the store, and
mail, stamps, books and everything
are now in ashes. The only thing
found belonging to the postofflce was
The house, by a vote of 43 to 12,
rejected a bill having for its object
the repeal of the fair trial law.
All hope of finding Walter Salus
berry, lost in the Coeur d"Alone moun
tain:- for 10 days, has been abandon
Senator William A. Clark is a bil
lionaire, the richest man in the world,
according to Major W. A. Mensch of
The secretary of the interior, upon
the recommendation of Congressman
Dixon. has appointed Lorin T. Jones
Of Billings as special agent of the
general land office
Richard Hartop, aged 65, who drives
the United States mail between Can
yon Ferry and York, near there, was
thrown from hi- sleigh during a run
away and instantly killed, his head
striking on a stump. Two years ago
his son was killed in a runaway.
OREGON NEWS ITEMS.
Judge John J. Balleray, one of the
most prominent lawyers in eastern
Oregon, is dead.
Not a trace has so far been found
of Ezra Clark, "the miner, who left
Granite for the Morris mine recently.
Guy Fleming and Bert Garber, two
miners employed at the Simmons hy
draulic mine of the Waldo district,
southern Josephine county, were work
in? in the diggings beneath a high
bank, when a slide of many hundred
tons broke from the bnnk. and falling
suddenly, caught thrm before they
could get from beneath It.
Henry Heppner, founder of the town
of Heppner, died recently. He was
one Of the oldest pioneers of Morrow
county and eastern Oregon and was
widely known, being a successful bus
iness man and quite wealthy.
The jury in the trial of Jake Grim
met, charged with murder in the first
degree, brought In a verdict of not
guilty. Orlmmet killed W. 11. Alexan
der in a lodging camp 10 miles from
Olympia November 21.
State college 17. Whitman 11. In
the fastest, most exciting, and best
played game of basket ball ever play
ed in Pullman, the State college boys
won the third game of the champion
ship series in the college gymnasium.
A Bptmgue firm is in receipt of a
letter from a man in Burlington, N.
C, requesting them to send some of
the McGough bluestem wheat which
was raised near Sprague and which
took first prize at St. Louis exposi
tion, for seed.
Governor Mend has selected Miss
Helen Smart Wilson, the is year old
daughter of former United states John
L. Wilson of Seattle, to christen the
armored cruiser Washington, to bo
launched in April at Camden, NT. J.
Miss Wilson is now attending a pri
rate Bel I in New York city.
Senator Baker's capitol removal bill
has passed, All thai stands between
it and its becoming a law is thai Gov
ernor Mead may veto it. Lawyers
who advocate removal contend that
when the legislature Bubmits a ques
tion to the people the governor lias no
voice in the matter and can neither
approve nor veto such measure.
At Seattle Sunday night Castore
Valentine, an Italian teamster, shot
and killed Mrs. Gertie Assalyo, a
young widow who had been in America
tint four months. After killing the wo
man he shot himself through the head,
Both died instantly. The woman had
rejected Valentine's proposal of mar*
R. M. Dye, prosecuting attorney,
has instituted suit on behalf of the
county against Ex-Auditor A. S. Brown
and his bondsmen for the sum of
$648., the amount alleged to be Mr.
Brown's shortage occasioned by the
robbery at the court house on Decem
ber 12, when Deputy Auditor Hallin
was knocked down and robbed and the
vault was also robbed, at Davenport.
Because his white stepfather—Eli
Pettyjohn—was abusing his squaw
wife, mother of Harry, the son Har
ry killed Pettyjohn and then rode over
100 miles, over rough country in most
inclement weather to give himself up
to the Indian agent at Miles. Wash.
The tragedy occurred on the farm of
Teresa, an Okanogan Indian squaw,
and widow of Pettyjohn, on the Col
villc reservation about six miles up
(lie Okanogan river from the junction
)f that river with the Columbia.
PARDON GRAND DUKE PAUL.
Clemency to Brother of Grand Duke
St. Petersburg.—Grand Duke Paul
Alexandrovitch will resume his mili
tary service as general aide de camp
to the emperor and will attend the
funeral of ('.rand Duke Sergius at Mos
The decision of the emperor in this
period of his grief to restore Grand
Duke Paul, youngest brother of Grand
Duke Sergius. to rank and family, is
felt to be a most gracious act. Grand
Duke Paul was degraded several years
ago because he persisted In contract
ing a morganatic marriage with Mad
ame Olg Plstolkoos, despite the com
mands of the emperor and the wishes
of the Imperial family. He was de
prived of rank in the army and his
orders and decorations were with
drawn. The doors of Russia were
dosed to him. and Grand Duke and
Grand Duchess Sergius extended the
shelter of their home to his two chil
dren by his first marriage and vir
tually adopted them. Of late the de
cree against Grand Duke Paul has
been relaxed to the extent thai he was
allowed to return to Russia, and the
empi ror's at | now permits him to take
his rightful place with the other im
p< rial mourners,
Dr. Harper Has Cancer.
"I have received my death sentence.
[1 is my firm conviction that I will not
rvive this operation, for 1 know I am
afflicted with cancer."
This, in effect, the Daily News says,
whai Dr. William H, Harper, pres
u! of the University of Chicago, ut
tered in the presence of some of his
friends in discussing the operation set
for Wednesday of this week. He does
not expec to take up the active i
Treaty Does Not Please Peru.
The Peruvian government has hand
ed the Chilean charge d'affaires ;i pro
test against the recent Chilean and
Twenty People the Victims.
Baku—An explosion on board a
naptha barge set fire to several other
barges at a landing stage. It is re
ported that 20 people perished
CZAR'S BROTHER IN LAW MET
WITH A TERRIBLE BEATH.
A Single Terrorist Threw a Bomb Be
neath the Carriage of the Duke,
Blowing Him to Pieces —Every Pre
caution Had Been Taken for His
Safety — His Widow Grief Stricken.
Moscow.—Within the walls of the
far famed Kremlin palace, and almost
underneath the historical tower from
which Ivan the Terrible watched the
heads of his generals falling beneath
the ax on the famous red square, and
within a stone's throw of the great bell
of Moscow, Grand Duke Sergius, uncle
and brother in law of Emperor Nich
olas, met a terrible death shortly be
fore ;j o'clock Friday afternoon.
The deed was committed by a single
terrorist, who threw beneath the car
riage of the grand duke a bomb charg
ed With the same high power explosive
which wrought Minister yon l'lehve's
death. The missile was packed with
nails and fragments of iron, and its
explosion tore the imperial victim's
body to ghastly fragments, which
strewed the snow for yards around.
Every window in the great, lofty fac
ade of the palace of justice was shat
tered and bits of iron were Imbedded
deeply in the walls of the arsenal, a
hundred yards away.
The assassin belongs to the noted
"fighting group" of the socialist revo
lutionary party, which has removed
other prominent officials and long ago
passed a sentence of death upon Grand
Duke Sergius. The grand duke knew
that he stood In, the shadow of death.
He was the recipleni of repeated warn
ings, and elaborate precautions were
taken to ensure his safety; hut all the
resources of the secrei police and sol
diers proved unavailing against an at
tempt almost exactly duplicating the
procedure that caused the death of
Minister yon Plehve last July.
It was the irony of fate that Sergius.
after taking refuge in his country vil
la, during the strike troubles of a
month ago, and later seeking even
more secure shelter in the palace with
in the Kremlin walls, should be killed
while proceeding to the governor gen
eral's palace beyond the walls, and
which he had abandoned to enable the
police to better protect him. Grand
Duchess Elizabeth, who has been en
gaged daily in the task of preparing
comforts for the sick and wounded
Russian soldiers in Manchuria, was
about to drive to the palace to join
her husband. When she heard what
had befallen the grand duke, she was
driven in haste to thf> scene of the
tragedy and knelt, hatless and coat
less, on the blood stained snow and
murmured prayers for the welfare of
the soul of her slain consort.
On t\\p snow lay fragments of the
body of the grand duke, mingled with
the wreck of the carriage. The grand
duke's head had been torn from his
body and reduced to a shapeless pulp,
and the trunk and limbs were fright
rully mangled. A finger bearing a rich
seal ring was found lying some dis
tance away. The crimson tint and
the smell of blood were everywhere.
Only a few fragments of clothing in
dicated that the body had been cloth
ed. The coachman lay moaning with
pain beside a deep hole in the pave
ment. The horses dragging the front
wheels of the carriage, had dashed off
maddened with pain, to sink dying be
fore they reached the gate.
A stretcher was brought acd cover
ed with a plain soldier's cloak, the re
mains of Sergius were borne to the
Choudoff cloister, where officers and
members of the grand duke's suite had
Capture of the Assassin.
The assassin was thrown to the
ground and stunned by the force of the
explosion, but he immediately rose
and ran toward the gate, attempting
to escape, His haste, the blood stream
ins from his face where he had been
wounded by fragments of the bomb,
at traded the attention of a sergeant
of police, who seized him before he
could draw a revolver.
The man did not deny his crime, but
on the contrary gloried in its success.
He expressed satisfaction that be had
been able to kill the grand duke with
out involving the duchess. He avowed
his membership in the social revolu
tionary organization, but refused to
give his name, and at the jail his pa
pers were found to be forged.
The assassin's injuries are not seri
ous. The grand duke's coachman, who
was seriously injured, was removed to
The funeral of the late Grand Duke
Serglua has been set fcr Thursday,
The assassin of Grand Duke Sergius
remains silent. His identity has not
yet been established, and although
the police have been trying diligently
they have been unable to find any
clews to any possible accomplices.
CZAR MUST BREAK CHAINS.
If He Sunders Iron Links of Bureau
cracy All Will Be Well.
St. Petersburg.—The Russ and the
Novosti, commenting on the assassi
nation of Grand Duke Sergius, point
out how impossible is a continuation
of the present conditions. The Russ
"From the day of the death of Min
ister of the Interior Yon Plehve the
fighting organization of the social rev
olutionists held its peace, and the
four months of Prince Sviatopolk-Mir
sky's regime was a period of active
but peaceful propaganda. Now that
blood again has been shed, *nd al
though foreigners predict all will end
in revolution, the case is not hopeless.
Only let representatives of the people
be allowed to participate In the gov
ernment and the nation is directed to
the road of peace and our sufferings
will be an at end. We do not. want
blood and terror, but peace and peace
ful conditions. In this hope we see
our only escape from the tragic events
that are happening about us."
The Novosti says: "The victims of
the war number tens of thousands. A
hundred high officials are among these
victims. People are losing their lives
in the streets of Russian cities. We
can not live longer under such con
ditions. The happiness of the people
should not be bought with their blond.
Compromises of the bureaucracy can
not save the situation. Enough of this
blood and terror. The emperor must
honestly and sincerely meet the hopes
of the people half way. The throne
must join hands with the people
against the bureaucracy. This is the
only salvation from the horrors that
threaten to darken the near future."
WEST POINT BESTED JAPANESE
Showed How to Conquer by the Jiu
West Point, Feb. 33.—Though the
courtesy of Japanese Consul General
Uoida West Point was treated to its
first exhibition jin jitsu by Professor
Tomito.Japane'e most famonsexponent
fo the art, and an assistant. The ex
hibition took place in the gymnasium
in the presence of a corns of cadets and
of the officers and Indies of ttio post
A fourth class man was first picked
out to take a turn. Honors were easy
between him and the Japanese. Then
Daly, the famous Harvard quarterback
was invited to enter thed arena. Daly
held his own until be was compelled to
retire on account of a sprained ankle.
Then came Tipton, West Point's star
football player. Tipton handled the jiu
jitsu men at will, throwing them all
over the mat, and even tossed one of
them over his bend.
The Japanese admitted the West
Pointers were the hardest problems
they had as they had met in the Unit
SERGIUS ENEMY OF ALL REFORM.
Was the Power Behind the Great
Throne of Russia.
Paris. —The assassination of Grand
Duke Sergius absorbs public and of
ficial attention, as personally the
grand duke was well known here, ow
ing to his frequent visits, while polit
ically he was regarded in favored cir
cles as the real power behind the
throne. Accordingly the authorities
are associating themselves with Rus
sia's official period of mourning.
Grand Duke Sergius visited Paris
each year with Grand Duchess Eliza
The grand duke attracted marked at
tention. He was the largest of Alex
ander ll.'s big sons, over six feet tall,
With a heavy blond beard.
Grand Duke Sergius, it is pointed
out, was an uncompromising opponent
of any reform, which he declared was
organized warfare against autocracy
handed down to the emperors.
Big Fire in Boston.
Boston, Feb. 22.—A loss, roughly es
timated at half a million dollars, was
caused by fire that, brenking out in
Pier four of the Hoosac tunnel docks,
destroyed piers three and four, destroy
ed the upper works of the Furness-Ley
land lino steamer Philadelphia and
damaged the steamer Dalton Hall. An
immense grain elevatior adjoining was
At 2::5O o'clock 'luesday morning the
upper works of the Philadelphia were
burning, but it was thought the dames
would not reach the hold. She has a
oargo valued at $760,000. One fourth
of her cargo, which included 5000
bales of wool had been discharged.
Three masked highwaymen lying in
. wait upon the veranda of the residence
i of Dr. Philip Mueller, in Minneapolis.
i leveled their revolvers at the return
ing physician and his coachman, Smile
Coggatz. They shot the latter through
the abdomen and then robbed the doc
tor and his coachman of $CO.
It is said of John H. Langton, mana
ger of a prominent New York hotel,
that he can call half the hotel people
and patrons in the United States by
their names, but has never seen Bos
ton, Philadelphia, Baltimore or Wash
RUSSIANS IN 'FRISCO
PAROLED OFFICERS FROM PORT
ARTHUR ARRIVE THERE.
The Naval Officers Had No Criticism
of General Stoessel or Defense of
Port Arthur—Were Treated Well by
Japs—Russian Officers Will Report
to Their Ambassador at Washington.
Three paroled Russian naval cap
tains and 11 lieutenants have arrived
in San Francisco from Port Arthur,
en route to Russia, on the steamship
The naval officers had no criticism
of General Stoessel or the conduct of
the defense of Port Arthur, beyond
the fact that the Russian fleet was
undermanned and had not a sufficient
supply of ammunition when the war
began. Port Arthur, they said, would
have fallen the latter part of August
had it not been for the strengthening
of the land forces with guns and men
from the fleet.
"General Stoessel," said Captain Yon
Essen, "is a bravo soldier, a great
genera] and a true patriot. He held
to the last minute. He had lots of
ammunition, certainly, but I never
heard of any army which could live
on ammunition, *Lacfe of fond was Hie
main reason for the surrender. There
were not more than 10,000 ablebodied
soldiers in the garrison when ir was
According to the statements of the
officers, but little food was carried
through the blockade by junks.
The Russian officers will leave for
New York in a few days, from which
place they will repori to the Russian
ambassador at Washington.
They speak in the highest terms of
the treatmeni accorded them by the
None would express an opinion of
the Russian domestic condition, but
they were hopeful that the war would
have a successful issue.
He's a Coward, Says Bellow.
Victoria, B. ('.. Feb. 19.—Aboard the
steamer Hartar, which has arrived In
Victoria, li. c, were Lieutenants Bel
low and Bondy, officers of the Russian
cruiser Sevastopol, captured at tin
fall of Port Arthur. They were re
leased by the Japanese after giving
their parole. The captain of the .Se
vastopol and a number of other prison
ers recently released have reached San
Francisco. Lieutenant Bellow char
acterizes Stoessel as a coward. "The
worid will know stoessel as he is,' 4
said Bellow. "He is a coward. Stoes
sel was buried a great deal of the time
in a cave. The real hero was Madam
Zouhonell, who, when her husband
was killed, took command of a bat
tery of three li inch gung t a point
commanding the water supply ami
held them until she was also killed.
The garrison was deceived by false
reports of the approach of Kuropat
kin's army ami the Baltic fleet."
A number of outbreaks have been
started recently by Russian prisoners
For fifteen years Vancouver, B. C,
has had a Sunday closing law and
from time to time saloon keepers and
tobacconists have been fined for in
fraction of the ordinance. In the po
lice court Acting Police Magistrate
Alexander dismissed a charge recent
ly against a hotel proprietor accused
Of selling Uquor during prohibited
hours. The magistrate held that the
Sunday closing law is ultra vires. Sun
day saloons and hotel bars were open
for the first time in a number of years.
Cassie Got $1,000,000.
The Cleveland Leader says: "One
million dollars is supposed to be the
figure secured by Mrs. Cassie Chad
wick. Collector of Customs Leeds has
so openly traced the operations of this
woman during the last, four years that
he is in a position to know that the
item saved from her many financial
transactions is $1,000,000 in cold cash.
In addition to this sum the woman has
just as safely placed $150,000 worth of
jewelry. Her arrest nipped plans at
a time when they were about to bloom.
Buck the Standard Oil.
Governor Hoch of Kansas has sign
ed the bill appropriating $200,000 for
the erection and maintenance by the
Btate of an oil refinery with a capacity
of 2000 barrels a day. The signing
of this measure will make it possible
for Kansas to begin in earnest the
fight started in that state recently
against the Standard Oil company.
Bishop W. E. McLaren Is Dead.
New York, Feb. 19.—Right Rever
end William E. McLaren, Protestant
Episcopal bishop of Chicago, died re
cently of heart failure, aged 74 years.
Pay Visit of Condolence.
King Edward and the prince and
princess of Wales paid a visit of con
dolence Sunday to the Russian ambas
sador in London.