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IN CITY Of ODESSA ALONE 3500
PERSONS WERE KILLED.
Over 12,000 Wounded—Dead and
Wounded Lay in the Street« for
Hour*—Were Thrown Into a Hole'
Without Coffins or Regard of Sex-
Jews Butchered Pit.essly.
Odessa, Nov. 7.—The latest estimate
of casualties in Odessa proper, which
are founded upon statements made by
police authorities, are that. 3500 per
sons were killed and 12,000 were
In the suburbs of Moldovanka 1000
dead and wounded lay in the streets |
from midnight until noon Sunday, |
when the authorities dug large pits in
graveyard! and buried them without
collins or regard to age or sex. simply
throwing them into a hole and shovel-1
ing dirt upon them in order to conceal.
Ihe number of dead, in Brokhorova
and neighborhood, In streets in the
Jewish quarters, men, women and
as to protect them from the mobs.
The latest accounts of the devasta
tion in the Jewish quarter added hor
ror to the situation. Besides numerous
mills, all the bakery shops and nearly!
600 homes have been destroyed. The'
•Jews killed in every instance were
treated with revolting barbarity. 1
Heads were crushed with hammers; |
nails were driven Into the bodies;
eyes were gouged out and ears were'
severed. Many bodies were disem
boweled, and in some cases petroleum
was poured over the sick found hiding j
in cellars, and they were burned to
It is alleged that the police and j
soldiers everywhere marched at the!
head of the mobs, inciting them to
destroy the Jews uy crying "The Jews
have killed our emperor,' 1 and similar
While the mobs were engaged in the
Slaughter the soldier:; busied them
selves pillaging the cash and jewels.
leaving the household goods to the
mobs. The owners of many houses got
rid of the bandits by the payment of a
ransom to the police.
The pouce prevented any one from
arresting the looters, and prevented
also the Red Cross workers from aid
ing the wounded, actually tiring upon r
those engaged in this worn.
A b.ind of students removed much
of tin stolen property to the uni
versity, while they also took 12 bodies j
childri n, and even women with infants!
in arms, were butchered ruthlessly by
Hundreds are suffering for want of
bread, and the authorities are making
apparently no effort to relieve the
Damage to private property is esti
mated at $5,000,000.
A section of the university has been *
heavily fortified by the students, who |
declare they will bring there all the
Jewish women and children in the city
and protect them until the government
realizes its responsibility.
Two private doctors attended more
than 300 children of both sexes who
had been horribly gashed about the
head and shoulders with sabres.
"Heaping insult on injury, the civil
governor, when the butchery had end
ed, asked the householders to sub
scribe $100,000 to pay the police in
A tour of the city and parts of the
suburbs found all quiet, here. Shops
that were pillaged have been boarded
up. The poorer .lews' headquarters
Buffered worst, and the principal
streets, with few exceptions, were un
touched. Russian shops are marked
with crosses painted .m the shutters
and the private houses with ikons, so j
of anti-Jewish demonstrators, whose
relatives today besieged the universi
ty, claiming the corpses and demand-'
ing the release of those demonstrators
who were confined in the university.
They threatened otherwise to burn j
the university and kill the professors.;
Measures were thereupon taken to
transfer these prisoners to the regular
Bonds Are Thrown at Tiflis.
Tiflia. — Patriotic demonstrations
Sunday were participated in by 20,000
persons. While a procession was
passing along Oolowlnakl prospect fir
ing began. Bombs were thrown at the
troops, who answered with rifle shots..
The dead numbered 10 and there were
many wounded. In another place a
crowd of school pupils with revolu-'
lionary flags collided with a loyal
demonstration. The troops fired in ■
the air with a view to dispersing the
crowds and a general encounter en-|
sued, in which four were killed and 17
It has been claimed that Abraham
Lincoln was descended from men who
were connected with the law, but this
is disproved by Frederick Trevor Hill
in the o?ening article of his work on
"Lincoln the Lawyer, which is to be
gin in an early number of the Cen
Senator John W. Daniel of Virginia
is working steadily on the writing of
the memoirs of General Jubal A. Early,
the distinguished confederate leader.
The senator has but recently returned
to his home in Washington from an
extended trip in search of material for
notes and additions to the book.
It requires the workmanship of 20
men and the use of much costly ma
chinery to make that dainty article of
the household, tne thimble.
ST. PAUL SALOONS DO WELL.
Minneapolitans Hike to Twin City for
St. Paul, Minn., Nov. 6.i-Forty
thousand thirsty Minneapolitans came
to St. Paul Sunday for the purpose of
getting liquor. Mayor Jones of Min
neapolis has placed the ltd down on
Minneapolis, and every saloon in the
city was closed. This is the first time;
in the history of the city that such a
thing has been done.
It was a gala day for the saloon
men of St. Paul, and it is estimated
that $15,000 of Minneapolis money
was left in this city.
In St. Paul the 500 saloons never
close. The police report less drunken
ness than for months.
The Payne mine in Slocan, B. C, has
been leased to Walter Smith, former
ly of the Enterprise mine.
The Slocan Star Mining company,
controlled by Byron N. White of Spo
kane, has declared a dividend of $25,
--000, 5 per cent on the capitalization.
* Great excitement prevailed at Mos
cow recently from the report that
free gold had been found on the farm
of A. M. Buchanan, a farmer who
lives about two miles from Cornwall.
S. F. Parrish, former manager of
the Le Roi mine at Rossland. B. C,
and important Boundary properties, is
in the Coeur d'Alene district.
The Butte Reduction works, owned
by United States Senator W. A. Clark,
are closed, according to General Man
ager A. H. Wet hey, who positively re
fused to accede to the demands of
the wire rope makers for an increase
of pay from $3.50 to $4 per day. The
rope makers' union numbers about 80
persons, who are now on a strike.
A million dollars a month is going
to Gold field, Bullfrog and Tonopah for
investment in mining shares. ' The fe
ver of speculation is rampant.
The first zinc concentrates ever sent
from the Coeur d'Alenes were shipped
last week from the Success mine to an
lola, Kan., smelter. There were about
40 tons of concentrates in the .ship
Reports of a discovery of tungsten
or wolframite in the Cascade moun- ,
tains in northern Washington for sev
eral months have been verified by the
receipt of eight or ten sacks of ore
brought in by pack trains at various
times, and the results of analytical in
A fierce gaseous fire is raging in the
Youghiogheny & Ohio Coal company's
mine at Amsterdam, Ohio. It. originat
ed from a shot fired by Charles Hoff
man, who was fatally burned. All of
the 200 miners got out. Many had nar
row escapes, and some were badly
In obedience to the order of Judge
Hunt, who found them guilty of con
tempt of court in extracting ore from
the disputed Blue vein in the Nipper
mine at Butte, contrary to the terms
if an injunction, the Parrot Copper &
Silver Mining company of the Amalga
mated Copper company and its offi
cials paid fines and costs amounting
to $502 into the United States court.
For the value of ore the sum of $2236
The Hendryx agitator and process
of cyaniding ore which has been in
stalled at the Reliance mine, in the
Nelson, B. C, district, has been de
clared by Superintendent D. Lay of
the Reliance to be a complete success.
Seven miners are dead and a num
ber of others were seriously injured as
a result of an explosion recently in
one of the Tidewater Coal & Coke
company's mines at Vivian, W. Va.
DOUBLE CRIME MYSTERY.
Husband and Bride Found Dying in
Their Home at Newberg,
Newberg, Ore., Nov. 9,— News of the
tragic death of Carl HurfOrd and his
wife, a bride of six weeks, has just
come m light. Whethi r the tragedy
was murder or suicide may never be
known. Hurford had been- sick for
There are two theories, one that the^
woman ahoi her husband, then, becom
ing frightened, ran Into the streel call-
Ing for help, after which she killed
herself. Another theory, however, is
that the husband killed himself, and
his wife, after calling for help, in her
frenzy of fright and anguish, picked
up the revolver and sent a bullet
crashing through her brain. The re
volver was found by the bedside. No
powder marks are visible around the
husband's forehead. Hurford came
here with his mother and brother from
Missouri about a year ago. Mrs. Hur-I
ford came from Missouri to marry
her husband about two months ago,
Hurford and his wife were formerly
residents of I'nionville, Mo.
DUNGEON DOORS ARE OPENED.
Out of Russian Prisons Come
Wretches in Sad Plight.
St. Petersburg, Nov. 7.—From all
over Russia comes news of the release'
of political prisoners under the am
nesty proclamations. There were many
pitiful incidents connected with the re
uniting of families here in St. Peters
burg. A relief commission has been
organized to furnish clothing and aid
for the poor wretches. The doors of
the bastile, Spalernia, the detention
prison on the Viborg side of the river,!
was opened at 6 o'clock this morning.
Notwithstanding the hour and thei
darkness, several thousand persons
congregated about the entrance. The
[authorities gave to each person re
d Lii cents to pay his cab fare
and turned him loose.
The news of the coming release was
c,lucratively unknown within the
prison walls on the previous night.
DURING LAST FISCAL YEAR 6533
QUITE THE SERVICE.
Major General Ainsworth in His An
nual Report Devoted Much Atten
tion to the Subject— Canteen Not
Likely to Be Hestored —Easy and
Luxurious Life of Soldiers Criticized.
Major General s\ C. Ainsworth, the
military secretary, In his annual re
port, devoted much attention to de
■ertlons trom the army. Those who
know how the canteen came to bo
abolished, he States, are not hopeful
of its restoration; there is no likeli
hood of any such increase in the sol
diers 1 pay as will offset the, greater In
ducement ottered in civil pursuits; the
comforts and even luxuries that are
furnished men in our service are even
now criticised by some as being not
only extravagant, bul injurious in their
effect on nun whose seal business it
is to march and light, encumbered
with few comforts and no luxuries,
and the discipline and Instruction to
winch ihe BOlaier is now subjected are
not likely to be relaxed in the future.
Me continues :
Our people have linle real Interest
in the arm) In time ol peace and from
me earliest days of the republic have
been accustomed to look upon it as a
more or less unnecessary Institution
Enlistment in the army in time Oi
peace is not uncommonly regarded as
evidence of worth lessness on the part
of the recruit.
it is safe to predict that desertions
from the army will continue to be ex
cessive until there bhan have been
a radical change of public sentiment
toward the army and until the de
serier shall come to be regarded as
ih«' criminal thai he is, to lie ostra
cized and hunted down as relentlessly
as any other transgressor of the laws.
There is no reason to look for such a
change of sentiment in the near fut
ure, and l here are some who believe
thai the change will never come until
our people shall have learned, through
national disaster ami humiliation that
the effective maintenance of an army
of professional soldiers is absolutely
essential to the preservation of the na
tional honor and life, and that the
trained and disciplined troops of a
modern enemy can not be withstood by
hastily organized armies of untrained
oi' half i rained civilians.
The losses in the regular army (lur
ing the fiscal year were: Officers kill
ed in action or died of wounds, disease,
etc., 24; resigned or discharged, 20;
dismissed, 13; deserted, 3; retired, 59;
Enlisted men killed in action fir died
of wounds, disease, etc., 377; dis
charged upon expiration of term of
service, 22,254; discharged for disa
bility by sentence of court martial and
by order, 9460; deserted. tlfili.'i; retired,
1*11; total, 38,831.
During the year 274 battle Hags in
custody of the war department were
returned to the governors of the states
in which the regiments that bore them
were raised. He says there still re
main here 452 of these flags.
General Ainsworth recommends that
these union flags be transferred to the
United States Military academy, and
that the confederate Hags be given to
some general confederate memorial or
THE GIRL HORSETHIEF.
Sketch of the Girl Who Ha6,Been Sent
to the Pen for Two Years.
Myrtle Tipton. the girl horsethlef,
who was sentenced at Colfax, Wash.,
to serve two years in the state peniten
tiary, although only IS years old, has
a most remarkable history. She says:
"1 never did any housework and
I don't know how. From the time I
was old enough to do any work I help
ed on the farm, driving horses ami
doing the work of a boy. I never
cooked a meal in my life and know
lots more about, horses, plows and
farm work than about dishes, cooking
and work about the house.
"I like to work out doors and would
lots rather wear men's clothing than
dresses. I always helped my father
and in' treated me like a hoy. 1 plow-|
ed for several weeks with the team 1
stole. There were three horses, a
bay, a gray and a brown. I liked tbei •
horses and one night, l made up my
' mind !o steal them.
"when 1 got the money for them
$225.00—1 took the train for Walla
Walla. There I bio wed all the money
in for clothes. I then went to Pr
OOtt, where we bad lived. I went to
a neighbor's and they did not know
me. I had my hair cut short at St.]
John. It has always been rather
short, as I had it shingled about once
every year. I asked for a room to
dress in and went in there and pal on '
"I read in the papers all about tnem
looking for me, but I did not try to
get away. When the constable and
another man came after me they had
two big guns and a pair of handcuffs.
They pulled the guns on me and tried
to make me throw up my hands. I
wouldn't do it and bluffed them both
OVt, They were big men and I 'rubbed
jit into them' about two big men and
two guns and a pair of handcuffs after
oi.e little girl, but they could not put
| handcuffs on me and they didn't. I
went with them in their wagon. They
had a lantern and did not blow it on 1,
but iiiit it under the seat lighted, and
it burned and smoked my clothes ?w
Most deaths occur between sunsetJ
SUIT CASE TRAGEDY.
Head of Susan Geary, Supposed Vic
tim, Found in day.
Hoston, Nov. 7.— What is confidently
believed to be the h«a<i of Susan A.
Geary, the dress suit case victim, was
recovered in a leather handhag from
the bottom of the haruor. It was
dragged to the surface very near the
point where Lewis \V. Crawford and
Wltiiatn Howard, who have confessed
to disposing of the dismembered body
of the girl, said they dropped it from
the stern of an Kast Boston ferry boat.
The head completes the body of the
girl. The trunk was found on Sep
tember l. and the limbs were picked
up October 7. The leather hag in
which the head hail been placed, to
gether with 80 pounds of loose shot,
did not move, apparently, from the
place where it sank.
Morris Nathan, the lover of Miss
Geary, win be arraigned in court on a
charge of abortion.
Dr. ii. d tlcLeod, wiio was arrested
in the Hack Hay disinct Friday for
alleged complicity in Ihe case, lefl
town today for a few days. He is
under bond of $20,000.
RIDDLE A "BLIND TIGER."
Kentucky Mii.tia Battles With a Law-
less Gang on the Border.
Mlddlesboro, Ky.. Nov. d. a reign
of terror exists in the border line city
that threatens to rival in viol, nee the
bloody feuds of Hreathitt county. The
Mlddlesboro militia company spent
Sunday afternoon in the mountains
alter a lawless gang, said to be head
ed by Frank Hall, wanted for the mur
der of John Bolen, a barber. Hall is
reported to have with him a crowd of
a: least 40 men, who intend to resist
his arrest to the last.
Four miles from Middlesboro the
soldiers attacked a "blind tiger" and
riddled it with steel bullets. They
succeeded in capturing nine of Ihe
tni ;:. Returning to town, a rolleall of
the company showed the absence of
three men. whose whereabouts are un
COMING ATTRACTIONS AT THE
Nov. 9-10 Vnrk State Folks.
\in. L 4-16 Sultan of Sulu.
Nov. 18-19- Peggy of Paris.
Nov. 22-23 — Merry Burlesquers,
Nov. 26—Peek's Had Boy.
Nov. 21 -29 —Thoroughbreds,
Out of town patrons can have seats
reserved tor any of the above per
formancea by writing or telegraphing
los. I'cirich, manager of Spokane the
ater, who will give such orders his
special attention, Prices rang*' from
26 cents to $i., r p(>.
Mme. f^elena Modjeska will appear
in Apokane this season on her tare
well iom- of America.
Ethel Barrymore is still od tour In
"Sunday," the play nf western life In
which she made such a strong im
pression last season.
.loe Welch, the popular delineator
of Hebrew character roles, is appear
ing i:: '. ' :! Rold'i drama, "The Ped
ler," again this season.
Alice Neilson, rormeny a most pop
ular singer of comic opera, but at
present a full Hedged prlma donna of
grand op#ra, has just returned from
Lour years' sojourn in Europe and
will shortly inaugurate an operatic
Lour through the United States.
Mine. Calves tour opened October
CO in Toronti , where she was greeted
by a 17000 house, she is not the only
attraction, as she ia supported by a
Bplendid company, it she appears at
Spokane in January she will sing
"Carmen" In costume,
Nat Goodwin has decided to <n\n.
west again this season and has been
booked by Manager Petrlch of the
Spokane theati r for one night, .Jan
Grace EUiston is to create the roll
of Shirley in ( harle. Klein's new play.
■•The Lion and the Mou te."
\ era Michelena and Reuben Fax are
In the cast of "The Yankee Consul,"
i will be ■■-.. in Spokane later In
Rhes Acton, who plays Jennie In ,
"Yci Folks " is to be starred
as Sunday, the character which has
bi ,i made famous by Ethel Barry
plaj which teaches a moral and
aura oi c tv do better deeds and be
latisfied with life as one finds it, is
always to be commended, and this is
what Will <;. Murphy has accom
plished in his wonderful story of "Why
Women Bin," which will be presented
•v the Spokane Theater Saturday, No
vember 11. Smiles and tears are hap
pily blended and a rich scenic equip j
meni helpi '<> round out 'his thrilling
story of life
••York State Folks."
I The announcement is now made shat
I "York State Folks" has been secured
for the Spokane theater next Thurs
day and Friday evenings, .-ovemberl
!i and 10, Plays of unquestionable
merit like "York State Folks" are so
few and com* so seldom that all j
should SM them. In this play, the
author was Indeed close to natures
heart, and bis story is of intense in
i because it takes men with,
hearts and showing then in natural
surroundings to t.li th« story of lif«
as it lives every day. Few plavrigbts
strike bo true a key as Mr. Sid man
and bis play will be a welcome visitor
in evry community that it ever ap
Elsie--Why do they say grandpa is
in his second childhood
Tommy—l guess It I< < ause he's
bald like the baby.—Chicago Newa.
WASHINGTON, MONTANA, IDAHO
AND OREGON NEWS ITEMS.
A Few Interesting Items Gathered
From Our Exchanges of the Sur
rounding Country—Numerous Aoci
dents and Personal Events Take
Place—Fall Trade Is Good.
George R. Andrus, a pioneer of
Washington, died at the homo of his
sun. Wallace H. Andrus, la Tacoma,
A company has been formed to erect
a crematory In Pomeroy,
The steamer Lansing,' the largest
oil tank boat in the world, will be sent
to Page! Sound from the Atlantic side
by her owners, the Union Oil company,
A new Masonic lodge has boon con
stituted at hind.
Sixty ions of copper wire, costing
(50,000, the initial consignment of the
mammoth order placed with eastern
manufacturers by the Spokane & In
land railroad, is in transit to Spo
Jeremiah W, Culton, one of the sub
stantial and wealthy farmers of near
Palouse City, who is over 70' yet •
old, last week, for the second time
led a blushing bride to the altar. His
bride was Mrs. Mary Milk, who h is
reached the 70 year milestone and tl is
is her fourth matrimonial venture.-
Samuel Erwln, familiarly known is
"Uncle Samuel," was killed near Pit s
coil by falling from a load of hay,
dislocating his neck.
Mrs. Pascoe, wife of William Pas
'.,. ix well known Contractor, died re
cently in an Anncortes dentist's chair
while under the Influence of chloro
form. She leaves a babe seven weeks
old and another child of 19 months.
Two physicians were present.
Stephen Bowers, a prosperous far
mer living near Palouse has demon
strated the profitableness of potato
raising, He raised 10 potatoes whose
aggregate weight was 26 pounds, the
largest one tipping the scales at three
pounds and two ounces.
The town of Harrington was on last
Tuesday night lighted by electricity
for the first time.
George Beede shot and fatally
wounded Rodney McDonald at Seattle
McDonald was in company with Mr.
Beede's wife when the shooting oc
John Barnes, arrested at Lyons
Ferry, on Snake river, entered a plea
of guilty to stealing two horses and
a hack from E. M. Warner of Two
Rivers a week ago, and was sentenced
to serve five years in the penitentiary.
James Dal ton, alias El ward Wester
man, was found guilty at Spokane of
murder in the first degree for killing
Policeman Henry Stotko on April 4
Governor Mead has reappointed J.
W. Arrasmith as state grain Inspector.
Colonel .lames Hamilton Lewis, a
member of congress from the state of
Washington from 1896 to 1898, and for
merly one of the best known lawyers
and orators of the state, has decided
to resign as corporation counsel of
Chicago January 1. if not sooner.
Spokane county teachers went on
record as emphatically opposed to pen
sioning teachers, when they voted
down the resolution,
One of the biggest real estate deals
made In the Walla Walla country for
some lime was consummated when the
Drumheller company and Fay Le Grow,
the Athena banker, purchased of Mr.
Blythe about 10,000 acres of land, one
lection being In Adams and the bal
ance in Douglas county, near Moses
lake. The purchase includes between
3000 and 1000 head of cattle, and the
purchasers will go Into the Block rais
ing business on an extensive scale.
Rumor says the consideration is about
Chim i Inspector F. W. McFarland
of Helena, Mont., and Inspector John
Sullivan of Priest River, Idaho, ar
re :''l b Chinese woman and eight '
Chinamen who were making their way
Into the United States by the Bonnera
The schools of Bboshone county will
In- closed all of this week to enable
the teachers to attesd the Institute si
Wallace, which will be in session ail
ni the week.
Jefl Thompson, the pioneer miner
who In the Call of 1881 erected t£e
flrsl house in the Hoise valley, died at
the county hospital at Lewiston last.
Samuel ES, fiiiihy, surgeon general of
the Idaho National guard, is dead.
Isaac McKarlaml. the hotelkeeper at
Forest, lies dead and his wife is in a
critical condition as a malt of gun
ihol wounds Inflicted by MeKarland.
Andy Qoddard, Darwia Bevan and
Qeorge Halleck, all of Wardner, who
started on a trip to New Orleans down
the Missouri and Mississippi riv. i
going over the route traveled by Lewis
and Clark in their expedition, abandon
ed ihe trip after retching a point in
.North Imkota. They found the river
j full of floating ice and the weather ex
tremely cold. They disposed of the
ihey bad built In Montana and
returned to Wardner.
Fifty thousand fish have bMso placed
In Idaho streams try the I iiin .1 Slates
nmeni since August. Within the
lant two weeks 1004 have been placed]
in the :-treams of I.utah, Nez I'erce
[and Koou-nai counties.
The sheriff at Lewiston recently
boned gamblers' tools valued at J4,
-000. Many machines were found 10 be
"fixed" as the Interior of the appar
atus showed how the victims stood *
ps.cr nance of winning.
A company composed of 15 citizens
cf Trey have purchased a Percheron
stall en. The animal «** imported
iiiii I ranee, nnd cost he company
fJ.OOO. He is four ye-t * oil. and
brings with him a pedigree vcrifu-d by
the Frenrh government.
.1. H. Hruff, a fireman on a frflKht
enKin*- on tho Wallace Tokoa run, wai
badly burned recently whnn thn head
light of the engine, which ho was
lighting, exploded. Hurning oil was
thrown on Hruff's face, and in a mo
ment his clothing was in flames. He
hurried with all speed from the front
of the eiiKlno to the tender and low
>Te,| himself through the manhole in
to the water tank.
Within the past month there hava
been six men confined in Hutte jail
awniting trial for miirdttr committed
in the city.
After a bitterly fought court con
tost reaching over the past five years
the Wolff & Zwicker Iron works of
Portland were awarded a decision for
521,00(1 against the Butte waterworks
at Uutte. The-judgment is for an
unpaid balance fur the construction of
a pipe line for the water company.
Peter Coello was assassinated Sat
urday morning at Dutte by Anton Mas
st'"". The two Italians, who were
close friends, were drinking and jokes
led to a quarrel.
I'm O'Brien, .1 miner, met a horrible
death at /oilman while workin,; in an
open cut for the Aider Gulch Mining
com puny of that place,, He drilled a
MißHtii hole, and the explosion liter
ally tore the lower part of his body
away, while his chest and face w< re
filled with small stones and dirt, He
lived four hours and wan conscious
up to the last minute.
Tl ■ man Murphy, an electrician, wsg
killed S.i iin day at Anaconda by a fall
from a pole, He lived recently in
Within a stone's throw of police
headquarter! and in the very heart of
Hie buslneu section of Unite, a ma.sk
ed highwayman walked into Joe Har
mon's saloon on Broadway, near Main,
shortly before 2 o'clock in the morn
ing and ai the point of a revolver com
pelled the proprietor to hand over the
contenta ci the east) register about
Virgil St< warl and Elector Mcl.eo4
were arrested at Sandpoint, Idaho, on
BUBpicton of being the men who hei<l
up Me Northern Pacific iterator at
Ravel 11, recently, The men stoutly
denied thai they had been at KaveiM.
McLeod is a halfbroed Indian and both
men live on the Hat head reservation,
near 111:' scene of the bOldtlP.
While walking along the county
road three miles BOUth of Helena Sun
day, .1, ('.. Dollve and A. X Arpin. two
well known telegrapher! employed in
the local Western I'nion office, wnre.
without i/i' 1 leant warning, Bred upon
four times from ambush by an un
known man, and each sustained <ian
gerous but not necessarily fatal In
juries. Their assailant escaped and
because of the darkness officials who
went in search of the would be mur
derer we;« compelled to abandon the
cha le. Arpin was shot twice in the
left thigh ami Dollve in th( right arm
and right groin.
Melburn Alvln, the year old son of
Mr. and Mrs. James Mathrw of Flora,
wan drowned in a garbage bucket
while in the house alone.
The enterprising resident! of i**ree
wat< r have under consideration the
project of raising funds for the erec
tion of a suitable building near the
depot in which it is proposed to dis
play the resources of thin section of
the country, it is suggested that a
building 16x24; with glass on one side,
A test to determine whether Athena,
section of the country is adapted to the
successful growing of hops has beea
made near there. The experiment has
proved entirely successful, showing
that the Boil, as well as the climate,
is well adapted to the growing of hops.
In fact, this section Of the country is
thought to be in some respects su
perior to that on the coast.
Lying at death's door la a Portland
hospital is Jack Williams, an unem
ployed longshoreman, who was shot
full of bird shot by C I). Murhard, a
plumber, into a window of whoso
home the victim was peeping. He
had obscene pictures in his posses
sion, and he is said by the police to
be a man who has gained the reputa
tion of late of being a "Peeping Tom."
Fire damaged the Hotel Oxford at
Portland to the extent of $40,000. The
fire started in the basement and quick
Tin- price of land in Athena has been
advancing rapidly for the pa3t three
or four years.
W. H. Olston, supposed to bo a
traveling man from St. Paul, Minn,
was thrown from a. street car at Port*
land and killed. The blowing out of
a fuse caused the car, which was
traveling rapidly, to stop suddenly.
Sums of money, aggregating thous
ands of dollars are tied up by reason
of the inability to adjudicate proceed
ings in bankruptcy, owing to the va
cancy in the office of the United
States district judge at" Portland-
Cases in admiralty are also in a state
Half Million for Missions.
Having pledged Itself to raise $548/>
779 the coming year, the executive
committee of the Woman's Foreign
Missionary society of the Methodist
church brought its 36th annual session
to a close In New York with a service
of song and prayer. . ; -, ;