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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.
of tin 1 Mff laws which wont
. " ■< ■' in Idaho May 4, provides
for a )mt— \l» court.
• tit indications at least
ixt will Ik> spent for new build
or nddliions to old ones at Poca
lay nmrniiiK at 7:P.0 the cadets
ff HM l'niv.i>:ty of Idaho left for
annual •■ncamnnient, which this
«iil In- held at Coi'ur il'Alene.
James Wing, an employe of the
Morning mini- at Kalian, was killed
Sunday by falling down an ore chute.
How the accident occurred is not
Horticultural Inspector J. R. Field
tti.-• t tke prospect lor a kom<i
■ fruit iti tin- l'ayt'tti' valley of
v n. \. r l.ccn better than at
m's win be built
w.i I lace t ban any year
Ire nf l^'.ft, whlcb wiped out
■ '-non. The volume of
.• Indicate* tiie prosperity
nker Mill &■ Sullivan mine
at ' r, Idaho, for the second
haa raised Its monthly
<<" and distributed
■ i last Thursday among
That makes total
paid ifDce Jan
| 79i "'I to dale.
lttirc'rirs entered the postofflce
building at Kellogg and rifled three
tills, securing between $10 and $40.
The greater part of the money be
longed to D. I'rice. who conducts a
store In the building. The exact
amount of the postofflce loss is not
at Twin Falls has fixed
..: |2000 each
' ■ the 14 year old
v.m irsdale, was drown-
Sunday afternoon two miles
* mouth of the Cleanrater
He was caught in a whirlpool.
■ men arf now employed
it producing mines of the
« ■ d'Aleaes ami in the prospects
rarkrai sections <>f the district.
'■iiiiijfui if ever in the history
■■ . m there has at
1 . n n great a number of
H ' fbrm«f treasurer of Sho
■ i re( urned from To-
OoMfleld, New, where he
an.! i! other Bluing men from
■penl three months
: % and prospecting t !io gold
Mr Rite was greatly disap-
Ib the country and says that
•;.m1 tn remain in the Coeur
- which far Mrpaaaea the Ke
« minifiß district.
Ird bounty on eoogara, »nd "
was paid at Rathdru
■ I'a'rn k Fc\ of Laclede, w
lining.lll in a large cougar bide a]
|] bj warran! on the ci
fund. The animal nior
:,.!.. ft ft from tip to t
tally caught in a be
• one that Mr. F
Uial which route
Palouse, in Wli
. ■ i-t and it.
of Idaho, is one
ini|>or '■ ''iing
i be only 4.'> mi
■ ip an unusually r
•• t and as ■ n Bull of its c
will probably be n
ng an<i agiicultaral dereh
portanl as any that
pj to any piece of road
Ati of I proposes
? for a Fourth »f July c
H Williams of Port
land *as reiinniinat.,! for inayur by
■ v in direct pri
mary t>y a plurality of IMO.
C K. Mclntosh. formerly assistant
raj=hi«T of the First National bunk of
Fan Francisco, has positively identi
fied William Barrett, now under ar
rest for robbing the Hotel Portland
t>ar (if 1135. as the man who attempt
ed to Ml $20,000 from the San Fran
cisco bank last September.
• - of Hood Hirer havt> sub-
J worth of stock in a
my to operate UM woolen mil!
»a» recently purchased at
Vnlon. The plant will be niovrd at
Saturday was the greatest event In
the history of Echo, when the town
entertained royally 350 visitors from
IVndle'on. CO from I.a Grande, 12
representative men of Portland and a
huge crowd from Echo and vicinity
and other places at the farmers' bas
-1.1 t picnic for Echo and vicinity.
Colonel R. W. Richardson, secre
tary of the National Good Roads as
sociation, says the Pendleton good
rculs meeting, May IB and 16, is the
must important to be held before the
national convention at Portland, June
The flour mills of Spokane manufac
ture about 800,000 barrels of flour ev
The city council at Ellensburg has
instructed the marshal to suppress all
gambling in the town.
The remains of an unknown man,
badly decomposed, were found about
20 miles north of Spokane.
Ptlouae City business men have de
cided to pave four more blocks on
the east, end of Main street.
Charles Allen, a porter, was stab
bed twice during a fight at Puyallup
With a stranger, and is likely to die.
Frank W. Thrall and wife are un
der arrest at Bellingham, charged
with intercepting United States mall.
Jeremiah Cusiok committed suicide
at Chewelah by shooting himself in
the head with a rifle. He has been
in poor health.
Mrs. Frank Horsloy has been ap
pointed by Mayor Fechter as hostess
to represent Yakima county at the
Lewis and Clark fair.
Mrs. llopie Hunt, wife of Mayor
Gilbert Hunt, has been appointed as
host ess for Walla Walla week at the
Lewis and Clark fair.
The mayor has named Mrs. Harry
S. El wood as hostess for Ellensburg
day at the Lewis and Clark exposition
during Klttitas county week.
The State Bar Association will hold
its annual meeting at Spokane in
July instead of in North Yakima. as
decided at the late annual meeting.
Governor Mead has appointed Dr.
George W. Overmeyer of South Rend
to succeed himself as a member of
the state hoard of medical examiners.
Hoy R. Underhill, 27 years of age,
a married man, accidentally shot and
killed himself on his Onion creek
homestead, !•; miles south of North
The postoffiee department has ask
ed Congressman Jones to recommend
a man for postmaster at Harrington,
in place of P. M. Lighthizer, who is
Blated for removal.
A serious accident occurred at. Al
niota Saturday when a crowd of high
school pupils from Colfax were thrown
from a four horse carryall and J. S.
Buck, the driver, and Miss Pearl Lake
were seriously injured.
The county commissioners have
closed a deal for the lease of the
Riverside hotel for courthouse pur
poses for Benton county which, under
the law creating it. will lie organized
and ready for business July 1.
While Ada, the 6 year old daughter
of Mr. and Mrs. Freeman Staley, of
Chattaroy, was playing in a field with
other children, her clothes caught fire
and she was so badly burned that she
died in terrible agony a few hours la
The buildings, real estate and equip
ments of the educational institutions
maintained by this state are valued
at a total of $2,063,483, of which sum
$1,293,000 is credited to the state uni
versity, according to inventories fur
nished the state auditor.
"yrn'M .1W.U...U x, .1 n..-^"" 1-! i ■ -«oes
not accept, it is said it will be offered
to Mr. Hyde.
A oroamory plant costing $4000 will
soon bfl in operation at Eden, Cas
At a recent Mormon convention held
in Butte it was decided to continue
work in that city by a house to house
canvass.. Eight traveling missiona
ries have been at work in Rutte.
Of $170,000 in gold from the mines of
Montana received in the Helena assay
office over 1100,000 came from Fergus
Tin' Pickering hotel of Wibaux was
totally destroyed by ftn\ along with
Orprain's store, Landis' barber shop,
Kidd's millinery Btor«. Cornell's sa
loon and restaurant and slightly dam
aged the front of a bank building.
All were partially insured, the total
loss being about $7,0000.
godftd by a Spell
CHAI'TEII XX ,—(Continued.)
Montgomery did take some dinner,
keeping up a running fire, of sarcasm nil
the time, which greatly disconcerted Ms
host, but affected Judith not at all; for
she felt convinced that he had some sub
ject of mutual interest in view, or he
would not be there.
"Now," said Montgomery, nfter he had
got himself into a more genial mood,
"suppose we proceed to business; for I
guess that you begin to think I nm not
here altogether for pleasure, much as I
love you. But, ah! I forgot; you are
too pious to transact business on a Sun
"There are exceptions to all rules, you
know," grinned his host.
"That is to say, you don't object to
business when anything's to be got by
it—on any day. This is your adver
tisement, isn't it?" he went on, with a
Sadden change of tone, and producing a
uewspaper from his pocket.
A look of eager interest came into
Judith's face, and her father began to
brighten up as he answered, "Yes."
"Very well, then; 1 know where to put
my hand upon the lad at this very mo
"You do?" cried the listeners both to
"I do. But before we go any far
ther, I have two conditions to make. In
the first place, you must make a clean
breast to me of everything you know
concerning this youth. You must tell
inn your motives for hunting him down;
and. lastly, if there is anything to be got,
which I am certain there Ii by the trou
ble you ure taking, 1 must have my
Protesting that he would speak simply
the bare truth, Mr. Porter proceeded to
relate the same story that he had told
Silas, suppressing, however, the mention
of the locket. He knew thai if lie eoukl
once come face to face with Silas' friends
that locket would be an all-powerful
lever to raise the price of his silence. To
the narrative, however, he added other
particulars— telling how, when ho had
gone np to the city upon certain busi
ness ol' his own, he had seen the woman
v ho had committed the child to bis cure
coming out of the office of Messrs. Fogle
it Quick; how he had followed her and
heard her ask for a ticket for a certain
station in Hertfordshire; how he bad
taken a ticket for the same place, and
Bui out upon the same platform.
"And her destination was a mansion
called "The Willows'.'' " put in Mr. Mont
gomery. "You see, I know a little," he
added, in answer to the narrator's aston
ished look; "so be cautious."
Her destination was "The Willows."
He had loitered about the neighborhood,
la the hope of gleaming some Intelli
gence; but all he could loom was that
tho woman's nanio was Madame Berne;
that she was housekeeper and confiden
tial friend to Mr. George Mor ant, the
gentleman who resided nt "The Wil
lows;" and that those two, with the
servant, constituted the entire household.
"Nevertheless. I had learned <iiiite
enough to tell me that Master Silas was
a family secret that might turn out mi
ci iinuon profitable one day," he conclud
"P.ut how did you contrive to track
this woman without being recognized?
Your face, once Been, in not easily for
"Well, you see, 1 was very cautious,
and kept at a good distance behind her
—except when I had to press Close at
the ticket office, to overhear what place
■he Baked for. Then I put my handker
chief up to my face, as though I had the
toothache. And she never once looked
right or left as sho walked, but stalked
Btraight along, with her eyes right be
fore her. Well, that Silas had not bolt
ed more than a month, when I got a let
ter from Fogle & Quick, to say that he
w;is come into an annuity, and I was to
Kein! him up to their office nt once."
"Hut I cannot perceive what hold you
have upon thin youth. What is tho se
rious charge you threaten to bring
against him." ♦
"Well, he carried away a suit of
clothes with him, for one thing," Hriid
Mr. I'orter. "The other thing is for
deserting his wife!"
"Deserting his wife!" echoed Mont
gomery, in a loud tone of astonishment.
"l>o you mean to say he is married?"
"To Judith there."
Montgomery was struck speechless
with astonishment, nnd, for a moment,
could only stare with the most bewil
dered of expressions, which quickly
mrrirod into one of intense satisfaction.
"More food for revenge upon that
wontan," was his first thought. "Well,
you have astonished me this time!" he
cried. "But I should have thought Silas
Carstou was the last man in the world
that Judith would have selected. Bather
a hazardous spec to risk that much on
the fellow's probable marketable value.
I wouldn't for the world make mischief
between man and wife," he said, sm.er
ingly; "but I can tell you that he is
making up to a girl in the city. lie
seems to have a weakness for golden
I hair," he added, glancing sarcastically at
Judith's red tresses. "This girl has the
most That reminds me—; — No,
such a coincidence could never occur out
of a novel."
"Oh, the depravity of the human
heart!" snuffled the Hey. Obadiah Pop
| ter, forgetting himself for an instant,
bttt the color had again flushed up into
Judith's face, and there was a dangerous
look ia her eyes.
"I met jour old friend. Rodwell, the
<*her night," said Montgomery, sudden-
ly looking up. "We were talking about
Judith become excited. It was a
chance shot, but Montgomery perceived •
it had told.
After a moment's deliberation he said,
fixing his gaze upon her, "I know you
are pretty well versed in Hod well's se
crets. Do you know anything about a
girl with bright golden hnir. blue eyes,
and fair complexion—a relation, I should
fancy, by what he has told me? 1 see
you do, by your glances. \ Well, he has
set me on the hunt for this girl, who
ever she is, and 1 believe 1 have acci
dentally discovered her. I will tell you
how. Somehow or other, I have felt
a stiMU,.' interest in this Silas Canton.
Well, of late h«? has grown wonderfully
spruce in his style; added to which, he
is frequently out the whole day no one
knows where. Now. putting all these
signs together, I began to think, in the
language of Shakspeare, 'The sweet
youth's in love.' Being naturally of a
curious disposition, I thought 1 would
watch my gentleman's movements. With
some little difficulty 1 discovered his
destination, and saw him standing at the
window with his arm very lovingly
round a young girl's waist. I got into
conversation with the servant next door,
and learned a few particulars; but It til
this moment it never occurred to me that
this girl precisely answers to the de
scription given me by Rodwell. It's the
same, and 1 have killed two birds with
Long and earnest was the conversation
that ensued between the trio. But it is
not necessary to repeat it in thN plnce.
Roth its explanations and results will
Between six and seven o'clock on the
next evening, an elderly man, dreppeO
like a gentleman farmer, hastily entered
the simp of a picture dealer, situated iv
ilic West End, and asked, in a nervous,
impatient manner, to inspect some vory
pretty water-color drawings that were in
the window. The shopman produced
them. Instead, however, of examining
the picture itself, the gentleman seemed
chiefly interested In the back of it. h
was growing dusk, and he carried the
picture to the door and carefully exam
ined the blank surface at the back. In
one corner was faintly inscribed in pen
cil the word "Clara."
With an exclamation of pleasure, mid
a brightened face, he went back to the
counter, and asked the shopman for the
address of the painter. The young man
hesitated. "I beg pardon, sir," lie said;
"but it is not usual to >rive the addresses
of the ladies and gentlemen who work
for us without their permission."
"Let me see your muster," said the
In a few minutes the principal himself
"I wish to purchase all the drawings
you have by this artist, and at the same
time to be favored with her address. 1
am not asking this for the gratification
of idlo curiosity. The lady I believe to
be a very near and dear member of my
family, whom I have lost Bight of for
several years—whom I believed to be
dead. Five days ago I was looking in
nt the window of a picture dealer's in
the Ptrnnd, when I saw exposed for sale
a water color painting, representing my
own cottage down in Suffolk. 1 have
just such a picture at home, and there
was a peculiarity of touch about this
one that led me to believe, wild as the
thought seemed then, that both were the
work of one hand. I went into tho shop,
and purchased the picture. I was not
deceived. Inscribed in a comer at the
back was the word 'Clara.' But the
salesman could give me no information
about the artist; they had bought it
übout two years ago. with several others,
Ol! a young girl whom they had never
seen since. My nephew dined witli me
that day, and I told him of the eircuni
stance. He at once requested the affair
to be left In his bands. He came to my
hotel last night to tell in,- that he had
inquired, and caused others to Inquire, of
every likely picture dealer, bat had noi
met with the slightest success. As this
whs my last day in the city I though!
I would take a look round the picture
shops myself. I have 1 n about all
day, and was just about to give up my
search in despair when I caught sight
of these. I thought they looked like her
work, and, sure enough, here is her sig
nature in the corner. Vet, stay a mo
ment; to. make assurance doubly sure, I
will show you her likeness, painted Home
Six years ago. You will be then able to
tell me whether it is the same."
lie produced the identical miniature
thru Silas had found in Little Bethle
hem, and which, it will be remembered,
he had left in a pocket of the clothes'
deposited with Mr. Jonathan Rodwell.
The shopkeeper hesitated no longer,
but at once handed over to him the re
quired nddress. The gentleman purchas
ed the pictures at a very handsome price
got into a cab that the shop boy had
fetched for him, nnd drove away iv
the direction of the northwest.
He arrived at Mrs. Wilson's about 8
o'clock, and knocked at the door. T<i
his inquiries, the servant replied, "Mis.s
Clara has gone with missis to the play
house; and I do not expect she will be
home until late."
"Does she frequent places of am Mo
ment much? is she often out of an
"Oh, dear no; this is the first time I
have ever known h«r to go; she is n, v »r
"Uow unfortunate! Hut I must see
I her to-night, nt whatever hour rtv* nfty
i return. I wili come back at twelve."
Mary looked very much astoniMhed at
the idea of such a lnte visit. Mr. Jona
| than Kodwell ordered the cnhmaa to
! drive to the nearest hotel, where Ik, en
j gaged a bed and waited impatiently the
passing away of time.
At 12 o'clock he knocked again at
Mn. Wilson's door. They had not re
turned. "Would Mary permit him to
coma in and wait?" Mnry did not like
the idea of admitting a stranger at such
an hour, and she alone in the house.
I "But he looks a gentleman," she thought
■ "and he is old enough to be my father,"
I "l.)<>u't be afraid; lam not a burglar,
my dear," said Mr. Jonathan, railing,
«d slipping a coin Into her hand.
lie walked into the parlor, and Mary
the lamp. One o'clock by his watch,
ii still they had not come, lie was
>wing uneasy; he could not sit still;
walked up and down the room, with
his watch in his hand, counting the min
utes. The rumble of wheels at last.
| He ran out to the door; the night was
dnrk, he could not perceive any object;
but faster and faster, nearer and nearer,
came the roll of the wheels, until they
■topped before the house.
The render will probably remember
that Monday night had been fixed be
tween Clara, myself and Mrs. Wilson
for our visit to the theater. Having
had to wait a very unreasonable time for
the old lady to complete her toilette, we
did not arrive until nearly half-past sev
en. A magnificently mounted spectacu
lar drama was at the time in the height
of its popularity; the consequence was
that when we presented ourselves at the
pit pay-place we were informed that
every seat was full. At the upper boxes
we were received with the same intima
<»n the opposite side of thp rond was
a row of billboards of various theaters.
We crossed over to rend them. "Here
is the play, my dear," cried Mrs. Wil
son, suddenly; "the 'Lady of Lyons.'
I saw it the very first night it was per
formed, and a lovely play it is, too. You
will be delighted with it. Let me see
which house it is at. The Corinthian.
Oh, tli.it is close by. We can get there
in a few minutes."
! 'til not like this arrangement. Since
! had seen Mr. Rodwell there, I desired
1 Bvoid the Corinthlnn; besides which,
! might encounter Josiah, or Mr. Mont
gomery, which would be awkward; for,
as I have before mentioned, neither
Clara nor Mrs. Wilsou knew anything
o" m\ theatrical employment. But as
I could offer no plausible objection to
Mrs. Wilson's proposition. I was f:iin
to quietly acquiesce. So to the Corin
thian we went.
During the whole of the play Clara
had been rapt in an ecstncy of delight.
The noveltj of the situation, t%e bril
liance and bustle of the house, the de
lightful music, the peculiar charm of the
story that was being represented, its
vivid reality, the passionate earnestness
of the acton, the enthusiasm of every
one nround, and the heat of the nlnios
plerr—all this was overpowering to a
mobldly sensitive mind, totally unused
to excitement of any kind.
As I was leaving my sent, with dan
leaning upon my arm, I noticed n stag*
box in the upper tier. There, attentive
ly observing us through a lorgnette, was
Mr. Rodwell. As quickly as possible, I
turned away, filled with that vague, hod
ing fear which always oppressed me at
the sight of that man. We did not re
turn to our first seat, but Rat at the
back, where it wns much cooler, to wit
ness the remainder of the performance.
Presently n man name and seated
himself in the rear of us. [ thought
I recognized him as an employe behind
the scenes, and 1 kept my back towards
him lost lie should recognize me. As the
play drew towards a dose I felt a hi.iid
laid upon my shoulder, and on turning
round, saw that this man had risen from
his scat and was making simis to mo.
Clara and Mrs. Wilson were breathlessly
intent upon the scene, which was the
last. I glanced at them, rose quietly
and moved away without their being
CODSCioUS of the movement.
"You are wanted behind." said the
man, in n whisper. "Mr. Montgomery
wants you directly. If the ladies miss
you. 1 will look to them till you come
"Do not tell where I have gone," I
I passed through the pit entrance and
went round to the Btage door. Mr.
Montgomery had been playing an officer
in tho previous scene, and was still in
his stage dress.
"Oh! one of the part« you r-oi.i.-si in
the new drama hai been lost, and you
will have to do another," he said. "Wait
a moment, and I will bring you the MS."
(To ii« continued.i
The Biggest Ship Afloat.
The Baltic was built primarily'with
a view to scouring enormous freight
capacity, although she has excellent ac
commodations for passengers. This
steamship embodies the same princi
ples as the Celtic and the Oedrlc, also
belonging to the White Star Line. She
is one of the few vessels now afloat
which are longer than they are. The
length of the Celtic ajul her twin sis
ter is 700 feet. The Oceanic surpasses
them by four feet, the Kaiser Wiihelin
by six and a half, and the Baltic by
■twenty-five. It Is easy to understand,'
therefore, that in respect to displace
ment the Baltic Is practically without!
a rival. Although the two freight
stamere built at New London for Mr.
Hill's use on the Pacific are much
shorter, they are deeper than any of
the vessels Just'named, and per^ps
they will carry as much freight asi the
new White Star liner. Unfortunately,
however, they are not now running. j
The Baltic, then, has the honor of be
ing the biggest Ship in actual service
on any — New York Tribune.