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WASHINGTON, IDAHO, MONTANA
AND ORrGON 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 Qarfleld public schools win
t'lH'n on the Llth Inst. with 8. M. Mc
c roskey in charge,
Wiihaiu \v. Bailey, manager of the
Portland store of Tuii & Qibba, died
ai Spokane Saturday night.
Granger is one of the now towns on
the Bunnyside branch of the .Northern
Pacific railway, in Vakima valley.
Robert Colby, living near Reardan,
reports the banner yield of oats, hia
crop averaging luo bushels to the
The county superintendent of
Bchoola baa apportioned $6429.20 of
schc(il funds among the 122 districts
of Douglas county.
The Ritzville public schools opened
Monday morning with L 4 teachers.
Three will teach In the high school
ami 1 1 in ihe grades.
Senator Samuel H. Piles has ac
cepted the invitation by the Walla
Walla County Fair association to make
an address during fair work.
Complaint is made by fanners liv
ing in the vicinity of Oakesdale,
Thornton, Sunset and St. John, be
cause Of their inability to get grain
)■;. A. Bickford of Nob Hill has sold
his 111 acre ranch near North Yakima
for $8000. He paid $3500 for it a year
ago. The purchaser is B. W. ilinns
of Glendive, Mont.
.i. R. Arbuckle, who was at Wilbur
for three months publishing the Sen
tinel, lias been appointed state organ
izer for the Fraternal Union of Amer
The 12 year old son of J. G. Parker
Of Gfa*ger, was killed recently by the
caving in of a cistern in which he
was working with his father. The lad
was dead before he could be rescued.
Ferrets may become an important
factor in agriculture in this country
as destroyers of the squirrels which
levy heavy tribute on the grain crops
of Whitman county every year.
Deaths during August as recorded
by the Spokane board of health num
bered 71, of which 38 wen,' males and
33 females. For the same period
there were Lo] births, of which 55
were males and 46 were females.
Alice Durkee, the l'J year old girl
who was shot by Harry Stanley, who
committed suicide, at Spokane, is
dead, and the number of homicides in
Spokane since January 1, 1805, not
counting the large number of suicides,
was swelled to eight.
With 200 passengers aboard, many
of whom were women and children,
wlio almost created a panic, the Btem
er Flyer at 2 o'clock Sunday afternoon
ran full speed into the Olympia Oyster
company's dock while making a land
ing at her own wharf in Seattle.
Fire did $1'7.00u damages at Dayton
Sunday. It destroyed the Great West
ern hotel. The residence of Jesse
Samuel was damaged to tl xteni
of $700. The Baptißt church and par
sonage were scorched. A general store
and the residence of Mr. Engel were
A corps of engineers of the govern
ment reclamation service is in Vakima
valley. They are making surveys, in
specting pumping plants, pipe lines,
ascertaining arid land acreage, in fact
gaining full and complete knowledge
of the Sunnyside canal, preparatory
to a report to the government
The steamer Jerome, leaded with
1000 bushels of Wheat, consigned from
Kennewick to Celilo, struck a rock in
the Columbia river when just above
the mouth of the Snake river and
sank in about 30 feet of water. The
cargo is ruined, but it is believed the
boa: can be raised. Captain Danier
was in charge of the boat. No one
Following is a condensed report of
the*business done at the United States
land office in Walla Walla during Au
gust : Cash entries for n;2s>4 acres,
24; receipts for same. $2426.75; desert
land entries for 2569.61 acres, 10; re
ceip;s. $642.41; homestead entries for
t;i:M^7 acres, receipts, $831.22; final
proofs for 1614.32 acres, receipts,
$64.07; miscellaneous fees, $102.89.
Reports from Willamette valley
points are that heavy damage is being
occasioned by forest Ores,
The Oregon Railroad & Navigation
company has reason to believe that
the $150,006 dock fire at Portland was
Indictments were returned by the
| deral grand jury at Portland against
Willard N. Jones, Thaddeus S. Potter.
Ira Wade, John Doe, Richard Roe,
Herman K. Finch and Bert Blauvelt
on charges of attempting to defraud
the United States of a part of the
Siletz Indian reservation in western
Governor Dlneen of Illinois has is
sued a requisition to the governor of
Oregon for the return to Peoria of
Albert Glassford. under arrest in Ba
ker City on charge of murder. It is
alleged that on April 26, 1904. Glass
ford shot and killed his wife, Jennie
Humphrey Jones was probably fa
tally injured and Katie Jones and
Edna Irish were seriously injured by
being struck by a Southern Pacific
engine in Oregon City recently. The
young people were la ■ wagoa and at
tempted to drive across the railroad
track directly in front of the engine
They live at Cams.
A fire fiend destroyed ISO acres of
(all wheat belonging to /.. .v Mo-
Call, a prosperous farmer living near
The forestry bureau has been ad
vit il that Forester Plnchoi was in
Boise Septembei 6, and at Salt Lake
The state board of equalization did
not arrive at an agreement on the Nai
rn ion of railway lines in the slate
without a struggle.
Heavy smoke overhangs Wallace
from the forest tires that are consum
ing vast areaa of timber in the dis
A. <). Ed ion, a miner at the Stand
<;M mine at .dace, fell from a door in
be mine yesterday and was injured
iboul the head and body.
11. ('. Page, who committed suicide
near Orangeville on July 7. and whose
body was found last week, was buried
in the Masonic eemeterj at Mt. Idaho.
The foresi tires on the St. Joe and
St. Maries river are spreading at an
llarming rapidity and each day the
tanger to the mam timber bodies is
Just what route will !>■■ decided up
on by the Northern Pacific for iis
proposed new line tapping the Nez
Perce country in Idaho will be de
cided within the nexl few days.
The excavation work for the new
i ylum ai Oroflno has been completed
and work on the foundation will com
mence at (Mice. The state will use
patients who have been brought from
The work of repairing the Interior
of the V. M. C. A. gymnasium at Boise
and fixing up the other portions of
the interior of the structure of the lo
cal association is well under way.
Bids for the residence of Bishop
Glorieux at Boise have been opened
mil ranged from $'.* I i*T to $ti!»2s. In
bidding the plumbing and heating and
furnishing of the brick were not in
Willis Sweet, formerly a congress
■ nan from Idaho, and of CoeuT d'Alone
city, who recently resigned as attor
ney general of Porto Rico and re
turned home, will leave during this
week for Alburg Springs, Vt., where
his family is spem-ling the summer.
Thence he will sail for Porto Rico.
Me has several legal suits pending in
the island in which he is an attorney,
and upon their settlement he expects
to return to Idaho and resume his
home at Coeur d'Alene city.
Great Falls is hoping to have a cold
I storage plant before long. A Min
neapolis party is behind the scheme.
I John Brown, aged wz years, is dead
, at Butte as tin 1 result of a peculiar ac
i ill nt which happened recently. He
i was struck in the stomach by a whif
; tletree breaking suddenly.
Frank Ham has been appointed as
sistant chemist of the Montana Agri
cultural college at Bozeman. Mr.
''Ham is a graduate of the college of
the class of 1903. He tills the vacancy
caused by the resignation of H. J.
K. J. King of Rossville, N. M., was
instantly killed recently while engaged
in helping to tear down an old North
ern Pacific trestle near Home-stake
station, a short distance east of Butte.
King was struck by a piece of falling
limber and knocked from the struct
ure, being dashed to death on the
rocks in the gorge, many feet below,
the heavy piece of timber falling upon
him. The body was badly crushed.
As a '(-tilt of the work of the l>evv
ißton council, sitting as a board of
equalization, the total assessment of
the city ot Lewlston has been in
■ ased between $300,000 and $400,000.
Judge W. 11. Hunt, in the federal
court at Helena, has announced a new
ruling affecting Chinese deportation.
The coifrt dismissed proceeding in
stituted by the United Stales attor
ney for the deportation of Voting Chu
Keng. arrested in Billings and once
discharged by a United States com
missioner after hearing, on the ground
that the second proceedings would
nut hold unless a new charge was
While tin' members of a crew which
is working on the new railroad grade
in the Madison canyon near Norris
were avoiding a blast that had been
set off, Mr. O'Hoolaban and his men
retired to what was considered a place
of safety. Hut a large piece of rock
came hurling through the air and
'struck O'Hoolahan on the head, kill
ing him almost instantly. He was well
known in Madison county, having liv
ed there and prospected for the past
CARE FOR WHEAT.
New Plan Started to Save Expense in
il. w. Richardson, one of the most
extensive wheat growers in Columbia
county, Washington, has inaugurated
an original feature to effect a saving
of nearly t; cents per bushel in secur
ing and storing his crop. He conceiv
ed the idea of constructing wooden
tanks at convenient points about his
fields to store grain until convenient
to haul to the railroads or warehouse
of the purchaser.
The tanks are constructed of 2xG
pieces standing upright, and held in
position by iron bands or hoops. Each
| tank is 10 feet dt«-p and will hold 2500
bushels. They are built above UM
surface to enable a team to drive un
derneath to remove the grain. The
bottom is fitted with a spout and slide,
through which the grain can easily be
drawn into the wagon box, doing
away entirely with the lifting incident
to loading sacked grain.
STORM SWEPF LAKES SIMILAR TO BOXERS
SEVERAL PtRiONS LOSE THEIR
LIVES UN LAKE MICHIGAN.
One Craft Smashed in Port—Pleasure
Steamer Sunk in Hudson River by
Ferryboat While Attempting to Pass
in Narrow Strip of Water —Four
Ashland, Wis., .s.pt. [.. — Five men
who it it the wreck of the treighi
sieamer Bevonia In a small boat are
relieved to have been lost In the fu
rious gale prevailing on Lake Bupe
Another boat, containing 11 persons.
Including four women, reached shore
alter battling With llie heavy seas all
night, during which they suffered ter
rlblj from cold and exposure, six
members of the crew, Including the
captain, two mates, two wheelmen and
a deckhand, are still on the wreck,
and it is feared thej may succumb
before assistance reaches them.
The Bevonia, which was bound from
Allouec to Erie with a cargo of iron
ore, ran ashore during the Kale Fri
day night on York Island, tar out in
Lake superior. Soon after striking
the boat broke in two, the after end
i inking. Two bouts put oil' from the
wreck. The lirst contained II people,
iiiciuding a number of passengers.
No word has as yet been heard from
the other boat, and it is supposed that
She lias foundered.
Wrecked in Port.
Duluth, Minn. —The steel steamer
Northwind, Captain Thomas Steven
son, of the Mutual Transit company
line, met with a serious disaster after
having ridden out the gaie on Lake
Superior. Just as she was. entering
the Duluth ship canal early today the
si earner was lifted by a huge wave
and thrown violently against the pier.
A hole was stove in her port bow,
which caused her to sink in 26 feel
of water. Nobody was injured, and the
cargo is now being lightered.
There is now every indication that
II lives were lost as a result of the
wreck of the Sevonia, which went
ashore on Sand island reef, in Lake
Four Women Drowned.
Hudson, X. V. —The small pleasure
steamer Young America was run down
and sunk by the ferryboat George 11.
Power, Mary ('. Beddell, Jennie L.
Bedell and Sarah Brown, all of New
York city, and Margaret McKay of
Coxsackie, young women, were drown
ed. Three other persons on the steam
er, including the captain and engineer,
were rescued. The two boats were
attempting to pass In a narrow sUrijj
of water Just below this city. Tlu
swift current threw them together
heavily, and the Young America .sank
almost immediately, carrying the four
young women to their deaths. Two of
the young women were returning from
their father's funeral.
FIFTY MILLION BUSHELS.
Estimate on Oregon, Washington and
E. \v. Wright, the Portland Orego
man's wheat expert, whose estimates
Hi 1 forthcoming crops have been reli
able In previous years, makes the fol
lowing predictions for the 1905-06 crop
of wheat of the stales of Oregon,
Washington and Idaho:
Oregon—Umatilla county, 4,500,000
bushels; Sherman county, 1,600,000
bushels; Qilllam county, 1,100,800
bushels; Union county, 800,000 bush
els; Morrow county, 700,000 bushels;
Wasco county, 600,000 bushels; all
other counties, 3,200,000 bushels; to
tal, 12.400.C00 bushels.
Washington—Whitman county, 8,
--hud,odo bushels; Lincoln county, 7,500,
--000 bushels; Walla Walla county, 4,
--000,000 bushels; Adams county, 4,000,
--000 bushels; Douglas county, 2,000,000
bushels; Franklin county, 1,500,000
bushels: Spokane comity, 1,000,000
bushels! Oarfleld county, 1,000,000
bushels; all other counties, 3,800,000
bushels; total, 32,800,000 bushels.
Idaho —Four million eight hundred
thousand bushels. Grand total, ",(),
DOUKHABORS GO TO PRISON.
Canadian Government Adopts Strict
It has been decided that stern meas
ures are necessary to cope with the
extensive win at growers in Columbia
western Canada which has given the
authorities so much trouble by nude
prairie pilgrimages In search of
a Messiah. Men of a party Of these
fanatics who divested themselves of
all their clothing when near York
town, N. W. T., recently, have been
convicted of vagrancy and tent
in six months' Imprisonment,
Sheffield, England.—Reuben A. Tor
iii-y and Charles Iff. Alexander, the
American evangelists, Sunday night
started a revivalist campaign here
with a service at which over 6000 per
sons were present.
Port Arthur is named in honor of
Lieutenant Commander Arthur of the
British navy, who anchored his ship
In the bay one day about 50 years ago.
His was the first foreign vessel that
had visited the bay.
The "public domain" is Ktill nearly
one third of the whole country. It
, has been surveyed In square six miles
<fh a side called townships, then into
I squares of one mile, called sections,
and these again into quarter sections.
UPRISING OF THE KALOHUS IN
Insurgents Burn Many Government Of
fices—Government Troops Repulsed
—High Officials Killed—Churches
Looted and Destroyed—Anti-Foreign
Movement in South China.
Victoria, B. c. Sept. i Advices
wi iv received [rom Pekln by the
steamer Athenian that the uprising of
the Kalohuß, an organization similar
to the Boxers, is assuming serious pro
portions in southern Shansi. The In
Burgents have burned many govern
mem offices and yainens. Imperial
troops, several thousand strong, con
listing of cavalry, infantry and artil
lery, were sent on August 111 to put
iiow n the Insurrection, but were re
pulsed by the rioters. Several high
officials have been killed In Talyuanfu,
ttnd it is reported that some mission
aries have also been killed. The for
elgners In the section were taking
refuge in the government yamens.
Further details received of the up
rising against the Roman Catholic
missionaries in Yunnan show the se
riousnesa of the situation to be greater
than previously reported. Not only
were churches destroyed and looted,
sacred vessels being carried away, but
in mans districts French priests were
cruelly tortured and killed.
One priest, who escaped into French
territory by making his way down the
Hot. kiang, secreted In the bottom ol
a boat, reports that the uprising was
SO sudden that the missionaries were
completely surprised, lie reported that
1- mission houses along the Soko were
burned, and in the outlying districts
where then' were few foreigners not
a vestige of church property remains.
The refugee stated the rising was due
to a general antiforeign movement
spreading through the south of China.
Wholesale Produce Prices.
New potatoes, 76c cwt; new onions,
%\ cwt; cabbage, $1.60 cwt; oranges,
$5.50 case; lemons, J6®7 case; pine
apples, $4.50 case; blackberries, %'l
crate; peaches, Crawford, 66c to 90c
box; eai ing apples, $1.26 box; cook
ing apples, 75c box; cantaloupes,
$email@example.com crate; watermelons, $l.r,(i
,i :.'.. in do/.; new beets, $1 CWt; turnips,
$1 cwt; beans, ;;>/ i' : .c lb; green corn,
10c do/, ears; summer squash, 50c do/.;
tomatoes, 40c box; cucumbers, .riii.:
box; eggplant, %\ crate; Columbus
i pcs, $1 case; Black Hamburg
grapes, $1.50 crate; peach plums, 7T>c
Flemish Beauty pears, %\ box;
Clapp'a Favorites, $1 box; Bartletl
pears, $1 box; eggs, local ranch, Jti.'ii 1
case; specials, $7.fj<J caso; Sweetwater
grapes, $1 crate.
Wholesale Feed Prices.
Bran, $18 tos; bran and shorts, $19;
straight shorts, $20; white shorts, %2\ ;
corn, $I.4.>n* 1.50 cwt ; cracked corn,
|1.56 cwt; timothy hay, $1-1 ton; al
falfa hay, $12 ton; oil meal, $2 CWt;
grain hay, $13@14 ton; rolled barley,
$1.36 cwt; whole oats, $l.f»o cwt; chop
ped oats, $1.00 cwt.
Prices Paid to Producers.
Live Slock Steers, 2 l-3@2 3-4 c lb;
sheep, $firstname.lastname@example.org cwt; hogs, $.").5o cwt;
. eal, $6 cwt,
Ppultry and EggS Chickens, hens,
L3c lb live weight; roosters, 6®7c It
live weight; broilers, $3.7604.50 doz;
eggs, $t;.y."i case.
Creamery Products, f. o, b. Spokane
First grade creamery butter fat.
r,\ i-^c lb.
Hay and Grain—Timothy, $11@12
ton; alfalfa, $10@l] ion; oats, $1.46
Potatoes, 60c cwt; cabbage, i@ l
i tc lb; red raspberries, $1.50 crate;
pie cherries, 4@sc lb; cooking apples,
50@60c box; beets, 76c cwt; turnips,
75c CWt; string beans, 1 L-2®2c lb;
Tacoma.—Market unchanged. Blue
stem, Tic ; club, 68c; red, r,\c.
Port land. Club, 68c; bluestem, T1 < :
Davenport.- Bluestem, 57c; club,
Rltzville, Wash.—Bluestem, 60c;
Walla Walla, Wash. Bluestem, 60<
dub, 57c, net Market weak.
Colfax, Wash. Bluestem, 57 l 2c;
club. 54% c; red, 50%>. Sales light.
December, 80% c; May, 84(3 "! > *''•
No. 1 hard. 86c; No. 1 northern, 84c;
No. 'i northern, 80c.
Edmond B. Meany, professor of his
tory at the University ol Washington
and secretary of the Washington i Hi-
Ity Stale Historical Society, has
just returned from a trip Of over a
hundred miles on foot from Grays
Harbor to .Wall Hay in pursuance of
his plan to visit each of the eighteen
Indian reservations of the state dur
ing the summer vacation. He visited
five reservations on this trip and se
cured a large store of Indian legends
and traditions and many personal
reminiscences of early historic events.
Admiral Togo and Vice Admiral Urlu
and Oenerals Kurok! and Oku are all
Presbyterians and Field Marshal Oya
ma is said to be a Congregatlonalist
Application has been made to the
publishers for permission to translate
"Hen Hur" Into Arabic.
A mothers' club is to be organized
in Spokane in the near future.
MUTSIHITO 13 GRATEFUL.
Emperor of Japan Sends Delayed
Thanks to President Roosevelt.
Oyster Day, Sept. 4. — President
Roosevelt Sunday received at 12:40 p.
in. from ii'" emperor of Japan warm
thanks fur his "distinguished and un
remitting efforts In the interests of
peace and humanity," and an expres
sion of the Japanese emperor's "grate?*'
I'ui appreciation of the distinguished i
part" the president has taken In the i
establishment of peace in the far east. I
The cablegram, which was received i
from the emperor personally, follows:!]
"Toklo, Sept. 3.—The President: I1 (
have received with gratification your I
message of congratulation conveyed H
through our plenipotentiaries, and
thank you warmly for it. To your
disinterested and unremitting efforts!'
In the Interests of peace and human- I
ity 1 attach the high value which is, 1
their due, and assure you of my grate- '
ful appreciation of the distinguished '
part you have taken in the establish- •
lllfiil of peace, based upon principles
essential to the permanent welfare ]
and tranqullitj of the far east. 1
You don't read advertise- '
merits; why are you reading i
Your grocer return* you* monay if you don't Ifln I
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Insurgent Turks Subdued.
London; Sept. 5. — The correspondent M
of the Morning Post at Constantinople 11
says that the expedition sent to the 1
province of Yemen in Turkish Arabia i
has finished Its task; that the Turkish
troops tiß/re taken Sana, the capital •
of the province, operations against i
which were begun in July lust, and' ,
that the rebels have tied in all direc- ;
"Aaron Burr" is the historic name
over a restaurant in Spring Street, '
near Mercer, in New Yok city. Al- '
most directly across appears the name
of "Alexander Hamilton," carpenter
Give a very naughty boy a
dainty cup of fine tea, and see
his face change gradually 1
Field Marshal Uyama has grown a
chin beard while in the field, and a |
recent photograph of him discloses a
remarkable resemblance to the late
1 (join Paul Kruger.
There are fewer nerves in
the tea-drinking countries.
Imagine a nervous Dutch
Your pa «r rttuma your money if you dor.'l lilt*
Gives Away Half a Million.
A retired London stock broker, J.
F. Bawden, has donated (600,000 for j
charitable and educational purposes,
and has entrusted the location of the
funds to Edgar Speyer of Speyer &
Co., bankers. Now York.
There is belter tea than ',
you su-pect; and yours is
probably worse than you sus
Attempts to check the growth of
department stores in Germany are be
ing made by means of special taxes,
increasing with the sales, but the ef
feet is slight, so far.
TEA : c
I low strange that so dainty f
a thing should possess such ij
Vo-ir grot tc return* your money it you don't lilt* .
Shanghai was visited by a typhoon
recently and the entire city was flood
ed, the water rising to a height of °
three feet. This m the first flood l
which has occurred here within the '
last 50 years. "
How's This? I
We offer One Hundred Dollar* Reward for B
any cane of Catarrh that caiinot be cured by R
Hall's Catarrh Cure.
F. J. CHKNKV A CO., Props., Toledo, O.
We, the undersigned, have known K. i.
Cheney for the last 15 years, and believe him 8
perfectly honorable In ail business tran.,ao- I _
(ions and financially able to carry out any ob- ; "
ligatloiiH made by their nrra. a
Wist A I kiax, V\ hol>;sal« Druggists, Toledo, O. ! .
Waujin<>, Kinnan <St Maiivin, \\ hulenale Drujf- "
ginlß. Toledo, 0. I]
liall'i Caiarnti Cure 1« taken internally, »> t
lag directly u|<on the blood and mucous nur- j t
facet of the nynU:m. t'rlce 780. per bottle, j
Bold by all Druggist*. Testimonial! f rt*i.
Hall's Family Pills are the bast
I^ast year the city of Salem, Mass., p
offered prizes to boys for killing brown c
tail moths. The boys destroyed 375,- t ,
000 nests, which were estimated to 0
represent 112,000,000 caterpillars. B
Mothers will find Mrs. Wlntlow'i
Soothing Hyrnp the best remedy to rise .
(or their children daring teething period
Prof. Clifton F. Hodge urges the ex- n
Unction of cats on account of their |*
i destruction of birds. i*
Uncle Sam's secretary of state 1*
usually a $25,000 or $50,000 man who
serves his country for $B,oo6.—Chica
Tin' Sultan of Turkey is beginning
to wonder bow those reports that lie
had the worst government In Europe
originated. — Washington Star.
The Kansas convict who was pa.
roled nnd sent to work in the harvest
Held now has an Idea of what real
punishment means.— Washington Post.
when tin' beef trust remembers how
Commissioner Garfleld land It on
with falRO hopes it Is not surprised
nt iiny governmental knocks. —Chicago
Mr. George .7. Gould Is going intc
poultry fanning. Of course, his ex*
perience with geese that lay golden
I'ggs will be i lot of help to him. — Bos
Oklahoma shows strong reasons why
It should be admitted as a State, bill
does It expect the United States Sen
ate to be swayed by mere reasons?—
Despite his latest gift of $10,000,000,
there Is reason to believe Mr. Rocke
feller has laid away enough In a safe
spot so lie will not suffer during his
old age —Detroit Free Press.
If education is the greatest moral
force it might bo a good thing for Mr.
Rockefeller to attend some of toe col
leges which be Is helping with his
money. —Norfolk (Va.) Landmark.
The beef trust can expect little sym
pathy in its battle for the markets of
the world as long us It Is endeavoring
to escape trial on tne charge that It is
robbing the American consumer.— ■•
Peary says that his expedition may
open up 3,000,000 square miles of
country hitherto Inaccessible, It will
he some time, however, before the
"why pay rent" sign follows his trail.
Abdul Ilnm'.d, Sultan of Turkey, is
reported to bo In a critical condition.
The case wouldn't be so bad If the
Sultan cor.ld only feel sure that tha
doctor wasn't trying to poison him.—
In the light of past performances on
tho part of Russian gunners, It would
have seemed safer for those Odessa
mutineers to bid defiance to the rest
of the fleet and take chances on being
sunk.—Detroit Free Press,
Secretary of the Navy Bonaparte
has rejected "Nestor" and "Orestes'*
as names for colliers. lie points out
that one suggests antiquity and the
other insanity. Another one of "them
literary fellows" In ofllce. — Syracuse
Undue attention Is being given to
the Missouri judicial decision that a
wife Is entitled to "frisk" her bus.
band's trousers and take any money
she. finds. No Judicial determination
could niter or affect that custom.— ■
The Chinese officials who were once
regarded as being pro-Russian are fast
vanishing as the situation changes*
They arc all entertaining grateful feel
ings toward Japan. Diplomatically
there will be some subterfuge played,
but on the whole Japan will get all
»he wants.—Toklo Asahl.
According to the best Judgment that
can be formed at this distance, we
ire unanimously of the opinion that
Mayor Weaver has wiped up the
»arth with the gang in Philadelphia.
There may he some fragments, but
they art- not able to sit up and take
ice.— Montgomery Advertiser.
The State of Kansas has reached
[ho conclusion that It has no power
o control the traffic of the Pullman
■ars, as the Pullmans are not common
carriers. They're certainly not com-
Don carriers, nor even common
charges—they're Just plain, ordinary,
rommon plunderers.— Pittsburg Times.
If it he true, us m Wltte declares,
hat M. Trepoff Is the real Czar of
Russia, then Nicholas Alexandrovlteh
h relieved of tin- responsibility for a
east amount of folly, stupidity and
?ruelty. Whether the creature can ha
greater than the creator Is a question
'or casuists, however.—Chicago Chron
How providential It seems that the
inly man In America who is known
o have two hearts Is a plain, lndus
rlous carpenter who earns his llveil
lood with his hands at New Rochelle,
v Y. Just contemplate for a minute
be effect on society of two hearts in a
nan like John D. Rockefeller.—Kan
ins City Star.
If the exclusion law Is to be so con
itrued or modified as to admit Chl
iese students, we'll probably find that
bout 100,000,000 Chinamen have sud
lenly become inspired with the most
tense desire to study everything in
he books from Confucius down to
-aura Jean Libbey and Mary Maclana.
-Los Angeles Times.
"Tear this up," enjoined Statistician
lolmes, of the Department of Agrl
ulture, In one of his incriminating lefr
ers. There Is no known preservative
if written matter whose action Is so
ure as "burn this letter" or "tear thl»
The warden of the Ohio State prison
llseovered recently that some of his
harges had been making counterfeit
noney. Can this hare any connection
rlth the fact that the prison contains
. baker's dozen of ex-bankers?—