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NEWS Df THE W ORLD
SHORT TEUORAPH ITEMS FROM ALL PARTS Of THE fiLOOE. A Review of Happenings in Both Eastern and Western Hemispheres During the Past Week—National, Historical, Political and Personal Events. During the maneuvers in the Baltic sea a Russian torpedo boat struck a mine and sank off Bjorko. The boat was demolished, but the crew was saved. The transport Thomas, which re cently grounded near the island of Ouam, arrived at Manila. Mrs. Leslie Carter, the actress, was recently married to William Payne at Portsmouth, N. H. With picks and shovels. City Mar shal John Isaacs of Prescott, Wis., was murdered recently by a crowd of 30 Italian railroad laborers while at tempting to make arrests for alleged violations of the state game laws. They are under arrest. It is credibly stated that, the assas sin of Admiral Choukin, commander of the Black sea fleet, was a girl dis guised as a sailor. No arrest has yet been made. Three men were blown to pieces, three others were fatally injured and several others badly hurt, by an ex plosion which wrecked a shanty in the McLaughlin stone quarry at Ballwod, a short distance northwest of Chicago. The outlook for the passage of the summer without a general upheaval in Russia is considerably brighter and everything making for delay increases the possibility of the ultimate attain ment of a real constitutional regime, without, an open civil war. John H. Chapman was recently elected for the sixteenth time presi dent of the Baptist Young People's union of America, without a note of opposition. Harry K. Thaw, in the Tombs for the murder of Stanford White, is re ported to be without, funds. The Daily Colonist, the oldest and most prominent newspaper in British Columbia, has changed owners. J. H. S. Matson represents the purchasers. The insurrection in Matto Grosso, Brazil, is swelling to huge proportions. The announcement of the engage ment of Miss Annie Ide, daughter of Governor General lde of Manila to Bourke Cochran was made recently. W. P. Royce, machinist for the Sioux City, Iowa, Electric company, has just been married to Loretta Pat ten Hendrickson, daughter of the woman whom he shot to death ten years ago while in a jealous rage. It is said that President Roosevelt may mediate in the impending war be tween Salvador and Guatemala. William H. llusbey, for nearly 30 years a member of the editorial staff of the Chicago Inter-Ocean, died re cently. All Germany is discussing the re markably bold attack upon the kaiser published in the National Zeitung of Berlin, apropos of the emperor's dis appointing failure to declare general amnesty on the occasion of the birth of his first grandson. Emperor William will probably send his fourth son, August William (born in 1887) to an American university after the young prince has finished his course of study at the German univer sity. Quartermaster General Humphrey of the army has compiled a statement showing that the amount necessary to he expended as a result of the fire in San Erancisco under the various titles of appropriations for his department aggregates $3,2(18.478. Discovery has been made in a small draw near Rawlins. Wyo., of a desert ed prairie schooner with two emaci ated horses near by. The wagon box is splintered with bullet holes and the inside of the wagon stained with blood. The wedding of Captain Heidi of the Fifteenth cavalry to Miss Grace Howe McKinley, a-niece of President McKinley and for a time mistress of the White house, occurred last Wed nesday. Mr. l.oeb, secretary to the president, says: "The president meant exactly what he said on the night of his elec tion—that he would not be a candi date again for the office. That state ment is irrevocable." The small Portuguese steamer Silva Americano sank recently at the en trance of the Kwanza river tPortu guese West Africa). Nineteen per sons were drowned. The liberals are jubilant at the post ponement of the visit of the British channel fleet to Russian waters, which they regard as open recognition of the fact that public sentiment in both countries is hostile to such an official exchange of courtesies while the peo ple and government of Russia are at war. Theatrical Notes. "The Danites" is to be revived by McKee Rankin. "Tbe Lion and the Mouse" is in its tenth month in New York. A new play of life on the plains is called "The Coyote Doctor." Frank Norris' "McTague" has been dramatized for Wilton Lackeye. Maude Pealy is to star in the "Il lusions of Beatrice." Charles Klein's latest play is called ' daughters of Men." Olga Nethersole has announced her intention of playing Portia next sea son. LATE SOWN GRAIN DAMAGED. But Big Crop of Early Sown Wheat Is Assured. From the Portland Oregonian comes the report that the hot winds of the past few days have hastened the rip ening of wheat and other cereals in the Inland Empire. In the Palouse, the fall and winter grain has come through the ordeal very well and the harvest is yielding an average of 30 bushels to the acre. Late sown grain has been shriveled to some extent by the intense heat. In Sherman and Wasco counties the farmers estimate the loss as high as 50 per cent, though it may be less. In Sherman county some of the wheat is being cut for hay, but as the price of hay is good, there will not. be much loss. Wheat harvest in the Eureka flat country, Walla Walla county, will be gin next week. Two days of hot wind have done great, damage to wheat in the milk. The loss is estimated as high as 75 per cent to the late sown wheat. In the Washtucna region har vesting will not begin for 20 days. Hillside fall and spring wheat in Whit man county has felt the ill effects of the very warm days. Umatilla county will turn out about 4,o,0,000 bushels, despite the loss by early freezing and the hot weather. FOIL DENVER BANK ROBBERS. They Attack Cashier, but They Are Overpowered. Duffield Knox Duncan and Jrfhn Has tings attempted to rob the bank at Denver conducted by Edward Elwell, but they were foiled and both were captured. They entered the hank to gether and asked to be shown a safety deposit box. Mr. i-.well accompanied them to the vault., where Duncan then struck him with a blackjack. Elwell grappled with his assailant and over powered him. Hastings fled, but was arrested a short time afterward at his lodgings. Duncan formerly lived in Syracuse, N. Y.. and is said to be a member of a prominent family. Hastings came to Denver from San Francisco. He lived in Cincinnati for a number of years. Both men have been employed on local newspapers. Hastings recent ly married Miss Katherine Jenkins, formerly cashier in the Elwell bank. FIVE PERSONS WERE MURDERED. Father, Mother and Three Children Killed in Their Beds. Isaac Lyerly, his wife and three youngest children were murdered in their home, one mile east of Barber's Junction, N. C., during the night by robbers, who then, after looting the house, set fire to the bed on which Mr and Mrs. Lyerly lay. Two older daughters who were sleeping upstairs wert' awakened and rushed down just in time to extinguish the flames be fore serious damage had been done. Lyerly was a wealthy merchant and farmer and the family was one of the most respected in that section. Two negro suspects have been arrested. One of these is quoted as saying a few days ago, after Mr. Lyerly had refused to allow him to cut his wheat: "The old man may cut his grain, but lie'll never live to eat it." A T. P. O'CONNOR COMING OVER. Noted Irishman to Visit Canada and America Soon. T P. O'Connor, president of the United Irish league of Great Britain, will come to America early in next September He will be the guest of Sir Thomas Shaughnessy, president of the Canadian Pacific railway, to tour Canada. Mr. O'Connor will ad dress meetings in Philadelphia, Chi cago and Boston. Nicaragua May Participate. Salvador advices report that Hondu ras has sent troops into Guatemala, thus giving the revolutionists strong support. This action of Honduras has boon expected, and General Toledo is now countinig on aid from Nicaragua. Confirmation has been received here of the execution of ....redo Quinonas, a Mexican, in Guatemala. It is stated that this was done because Quinonas had publicly censured the Guatemalan government. The Mexican government is main taining an attitude of neutrality, and is closely watching the southern border to prevent its violation. Food Products Found Poor. The report of the New Hampshire state board of health of an examina tion of food products made public re cently shows that of 408 samples an alyzed. lli.8 were found adulterated, misbranded or below the standard. These samples, most of which came from other states, include canned meats, milk products, jellies and pre serves, catsups and other articles. Chinese Pirates Loot Ship. The British steamer Sainam was at tacked by Chinese pirates 50 miles from Wooehu, China. Rev 1) A. Mc Donald of Wooehu was shot and killed and the captain saved himself by bill ing in the boilers. He was, however, badly burned. A Chinese passenger was also killed. The Chinese escaped in junks. DRAMATIC NOTES. Georgia Caine has been engaged as leading woman with Sam Bernard in bis play. Tin Rich Mr. Hoggenhei mer." "The Jungb ' in its dramatized form, is to 1..- produced first in Chi cago. It is promised Huit it will make a sensation of the first water. Louise Allen Collier has been en gaged to appear with Lew Fields in his new play, which will open at the Herald Square theater. New i ork, in September. in NEKSDF NORT HWEST 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—Fall Trade Is Good, WASHINGTON ITEMS. Esther Mitchell, the 18-year-old girl who cruelly slew her brother George, is in the King county jail, penniless and deserted by her family. Mrs. Creffield, who, to avenge the slaying by George ...ichell of her husband, the notorious "holy roller," induced Esther to kill George, is also behind the bars, with only her father and brother to befriend her. The funeral of the late Judge George Meade Emory, shot and killed by Chester Thompson in Seattle, was held Sunday morning at the family residence Two hundred prominent lawyers and members of the, bilks and Loyal Legion attended. The body was cremated. It is said that Colfax is in need of carpenters. In a running fight with officers near Zillah, an unknown young man, want ed for horse stealing, was wounded three times and will probably die. A hurricane passed three miles northeast of Valley recently. A vast amount of valuable timber was blown down, crops were beaten to the ground and fences destroyed and telephone wires dismantled. The farmers in the cove east of Pa louse have during the recent hot weather been turning night into day. Those who are plowing land tor sum mer fallow, instead of working teams in the heat, plow during the night. That North Yakima is singularly free from fevers of all descriptions this year is attributed to the care taken by the authorities in keeping the city clean. Three grain warehouses are under construction in ka-.lotus. Secretary of War Tait will visit. Fort Wright, American Latte and Fort Lawton and other Washington posts next October for the purpose of locating a brigade post at one of the places. Spokane has captured the 16th an nual convention of the Baptist Young People's union for July, 1907. inis was decided at Omaha, Neu. Dr. S. B. Nelson, professor of vet erinary science at Washington State college and state veterinarian, has of fered a soLa silver cup for the best team of mares or geldings, or mare and gelding, at the Interstate fair in Spokane. The team must weigh not less than 2,800 and be driven to a truck or wagon. That the American lake site will be selected by the government for the location of a brigade post is vouched for by a government surveyor. The has decided that The supreme court has decided that a man who goes on unsurveyed gov ernment lands and builds a cabin and opens a coal mine is entitled to the cabin and mine and necessary land for his improvements as against any other person that may come along in his absence and take possession. The Hessian fly, the most dreaded wheat pest, has made its appearance in Clarke county. Mieheal Burns, one of the men con fined in the county jail at Asotin on the charge of burglary committed at Clarkston and who with his compan ions escaped from jail but. was later captured, has become insane as the result of his experience while endeav oring to evade the officers. Secretary of the Interior Hitchcock has adjusted the allotments for the various irrigation projects in Wash ington as follows: Okanogan. $$500, 000; Tieton, $1.250,000; Sunnyside, $1.000.000; work in the Indian reser vation. $100,000; a total of $2,950,000. Contracts for the purchase of land along the Columbia river for the right of way for the branch of tno Great Northern between Wenatchee and Oroville are being signed up, the con tracts including the purchase of this year's crop. The body of Krisjan Johnson of On tario was found beside the railroad track in a secluded nook near Seattle. A brick is supposed to have been used by his assailants. He is supposed to have been killed in a drunken brawl. The total expense for the Spokane city schools proper was $316,766.74. Added to this is $7,767.96, interest on warrants, and $32,537.50, interest on bonds. . IDAHO NOTES. The sawmill of Decker & Allen burned Sunday; loss, $2000, not in duding 15 ,(mi 0 feet of lumber. The mill, which had been in operation only two weeks, was sawing for the Tis dale Manufacturing company. The postoffice department lias noti fied the postmaster that Kendrick is to have a second rural delivery route commencing September 1. President Roosevelt in a letter re ceived by Senator Dubois lias assured the senior senator from Idaho that he would send a communication to the national irrigation congress, which will convene in Boise on September 2. It is understood that the president will make irrigation and forestry the subject of his communication to the congress. Alex McDonald, an employe of the St. Joe Boom company, was drowned in the St. Joe river, between St. Maries and the sorting gap, near Har rison. In the United States land office at Lewiston the services of an additional clerk have been granted and G. Orr McMinimy, attorney, has been appoint ed. Major Charles M. O'Connor of the Fourteenth cavalry, now at Boise bar racks, has been promoted to be lieu tenant colonel of the Ninth infantry and will leave soon for Jefferson bar racks, Missouri. Connection was made by the Wash ington Water Power company with its new power plant at Post Falls re cently, and a 2,000 horsepower current was generated and turned on the feed wires for its electric car and lighting system. Only one of the three gene rators, each capable of generating 3000 horse power, was put in opera tion. Farmers in the vicinity of Gilbert have banded together to buy a thresh ing machine and will harvest grain this year on a community of interest plan in opposition to what they term a threshing trust. S. D. Boone, a prominent Hailey pro moter, has made filings on 60,000 acres of land in Blaine and Fremont coun ties, which he proposes to reclaim un der the Carey act. Water will be ob tained by tapping the Big Wood and Malad rivers. A big reservoir will be constructed at the junction of the two rivers. New York capital is interested in the project. Boise barracks is to remain a mili tary post. The sum of $110,000 will be spent this year in rehabilitating the post. MONTANA NEWS. On account of the mysterious death on July 2 of a woman named Katie Smith at Superior, Henry Reslip, a resident and one of the best known men in western Montana, is confined in the county jail here with a charge of murder hanging over his head. Prosperity prevails in the lumbering industry in western Montana this sum mer. The estate of James Tuohy, who died in 1893 at Butte, has been ordered distributed by Judge Bourquin of the district court. The estate is valued at $287,700, and among the bequests aie several large amounts to the Cahtolic church. Several thousand dollars' damage was caused Saturday noon by the hail storm that visited a small strip of country two miles north of Plains. His Royal Highness, Maharaja Gaekwar, royal prince of Baroda. In dia, accompanied by his wife, Princess Maharina, their eldest daughter, a brother of the prince, Sempatraro, who acts as secretary, a valet and a maid, stopped at Livingston en route to Yel lowstone park. The party is on its way east. caught by drift-wood along the bank of the river a mile from Dillon, the body of an unknown man was found by two fishermen recently. Ernest G. Stackpole, who is held at Los Angeles for the murder of Joel Schreck, with whose wife he had held illicit relations before they formulated a plot to take Schreck's life, is known to many persons in Montana. He was raised in Butte. A deal has been closed for the transfer of the Gamer ranch, in the valley below Great Falls, to the Ma sonic Grand Lodge Charity associa tion, and the erection of a Masonic home is to begin immediately. The sixth annual convention of the Scandinavian Brotherhood of America for Montana began in Helena Thurs day. A big crowd from Anaconda wont to Butte to attend the annual picnic of the Anaconda Mill and Smeltermen. Three serious runaways occurred in Livingston as the Sells-Floto circus procession passed along the streets. The most serious accident happened to tbe wife and two small children of Arthur Davis. Mrs. Davis was picked up unconscious, and remained in that condition. One child had a leg brok en in two places. OREGON NOTES. Engineer David H. Grow, employed on the Grande Ronde Lumber com pany's logging railway, was killed at Perry early the other morning. He was lying alongside the O. R. & N. track waiting u>r the arrival of pas senger train No. 2, and fell asieep. It is supposed that he was suddenly aroused by tlie approaching train and when he attempted to rise was struck on the head. He leaves a widow and six children. A wreck on the Soutnern Pacific oc curred at Klausen, four miles east of Ashland. Engineer R. C. Stagger and Brakeman Lockerman were fatally in jured. Brakeman Sam Wiley is badly hurt. The other afternoon at Austin, the terminus of the Sumpter Valley rail road, a whirlwind played havoc on one of the streets. It detached the frame portion of the postoffice building from the old log structure and completely turned it around. Men at a hotel 100 feet away did not experience any sen sat ion, but were somewhat alarmed when they saw the postoffice building whirled about an instant. The announcement of the appoint ment of a new vicar general of the archdiocese of Oregon City, as suc cessor to the late Right Reverend Monsignor F. X. Blanehet. has been made by Archbishop Alexander Christie. Ethel Hooker, aged IS. a telephone operator at Plainsview, committed sui cide recently by blowing off the top of her head with a shotgun. Apparently there was no particular reason for tue rash deed. The man with money to burn sel dom gets up much steam. HOFF,IDAHO,BURNED ENTIRE BUSINESS PORTION OF TOWN SWEPT AWAY. Total Loss Is Estimated to be Nearly $200,000—Flames Spread to Resi dence Section—Dynamite Used—Sev eral Persons Badly Burned and In jured—Town Burned Before. Hope, Idaho, July 16.—Fire which started at this place at 12:30 p. m. Sunday in the Hope Hotel cafe, own ed by Charles J. Be(Z, destroyed near ly the entire business portion of the town before the fire burned itself out. The total loss is estimated to be close to $100,000. Fire was first discovered in the roof of the building, having originated from defective flues, and in a few mo ments the entire roof of the structure was a mass of flames. Owing to the continued dry spell the ouildings were like tinder. The fire spread rapidly, and in 15 minutes half a dozen busi ness houses were in flames. All of the saloons, restaurants and hotels were burned, as well as the postoffice, drug store, Congregational church and a dozen dwellings, including tnose of L. H. Jeannot, G. A. Sherman, Mrs. Lemley, J. C. Gable, Robert Wilkin son and J. M. Jeannot. Jeannot's large department store was damaged by two 25 pound boxes of dynamite being set off in an at tempt to blow up the building, which is of solid stone. The walls remained intact, however, after e explosion and stopped the fire from going any farther in that direction. After ravaging the business street the fire swept up the hill and de stroyed the Prescott hotel, owned by Thomas Davey, entailing a loss of $7000. with only $1000 insurance. Mr. and Mrs. Davey lost all they had, in cluding their wearing apparel. Then residences began to burn and in an effort to keep the flames from L. H. Jeannot's handsome $5000 home, the Congregational church was blown up with dynamite, but too late, as the de bris imediately took fire and carried the flames to the Jeannot home. "Brick" Ordway was badly burned about face and neck by a burning awning falling on him and Arthur Chasten was injured by a flying board from one of the dynamite explosions. Hope for a long time was a division point on the Northern Pacific. It is said that the town was burned down about 12 years ago. TOUR THE NORTHWEST. Prominent Newspaper Men of the East on a Junket. Twelve newspaper correspondents of Washington, D. C., representing some of the largest newspapers in the country, will pass over the state this month. The party includes: Richard V. Oulahan, New York Sun: Angus McGween. Philadelphia North Amer ican: Thomas J. Pence, Raleigh News and Observer; Edward G. Lowry, New York Evening Post; Richard H. Lind say, Kansas City Star; D. Hastings McAdam, St. Louis Republic; W. G. .\i I tier. Scripps-MeRae Press associa tion: Jesse L. Carmichael, Detroit Free Press; W. S. Couch, Cleveland Plain Dealer; Maurice Splaini, Pitts burg Post: John P. Miller, Baltimore Sun: Jackson Elliott, Associated Press. LATEST PITTSBURG SENSATION. Domestic Troubles of the Hartje Fam ily Aired in Court. Mrs. and Augustus J. Hartje of Pittsburg have startled the "scandal city" with the most sensational di vorce suit up to date. Harje, who is a millionaire paper manufacturer, has sued his wife for divorce, naming his w £ oilman, Tom Madine, as corespond ent. At the trial, now In progress, tlit re were introduced some 40 "Susie Wagoner" letters, generally attributed to Mrs. Hartje, but about the author ship of which there is some dispute. Hartje has been arrested on a charge of conspiracy and the court threatens contempt if the letters prove to be forged. CZAR GIVES GOOD ADVICE. Urges Graduates of Military School to Know Their Men. Emperor Nicholas in giving to the graduates of the artillery school their commissions at Feterhof recently used some remarkable language. After re peating the usual injunction to be faithful to the throne and fatherland and trust in God and the future of Russia, he instructed them not to hold aloof from the soldiers in the ranks, bur to keep in close touch with them and took after their needs aaj interest, in order to bring them cl ner to their officers. LOCUSTS DESTROY VEGETATION. Large Area in Hungary Overrun by Pests. A swarm of locusts has appeared and completely destroyed the garden products of the finest part of the great plain of Hungary! The insects have come from Morocco in extraor dinary numbers. They have destroyed all vegetation on about 16,000 square kilometers (41,000 square miles), de vouring barley, rice, wheat, beet roots and turnips. It is feared a famine in cattle fouuer will ensue. Only 240 newspapers are printed in the whole continent of Africa. MINING NOTES. Notable contributions have been made for the great picnic of the Butte Miners' union to be held at Columbia gardens on August 13. The contribu tions are of $1000 from the Amalga mated Copper company and $500 from John D. Ryan personally, the money to be used as prizes in a drilling con test. A strike of ore is reported on the Strathmore mine, near Greenwod, B. C. The ore has not yet been assayed, but experts believe it will run $200 or a ton. The ore was found at the 010 foot level. Considerable excite ment has been created over the dis covery of a new mineral district in Nevada, just over the Oregon line. The discovery was made by A. W. Ellis, one of the locators of the famous Dela mar mine in Nevada. Colonel Millard Hunsicker has re signed the management of the Euro pean agency at London of the united States Steel corporation. A Los Angeles oil company an nounces that it has signed a contract with private parties in Chile for 10, 000,000 barrels of oil, to be delivered within a period of It) years at the port of Iqttique, in the state of Turapaco. W. A. Nicholson, who lost his eye sight last winter in an explosion at the Providence mine, near Greenwood, B. C.. was awarded $1,500 damages in a suit against the company recently. Walter Barieu, who killed Sheriff Thomas W. Logan April 7 at Manhat tan, was acquitted by a jury. The de fense claimed self defense. The big mines of Boundary, B. C., have sent out 633,526 tons of ore in the half year ended June 30. The men in the bituminous coal dis trict in Pennsylvania, numbering near ly 40,000, who have been idle since April 1, when the mines closed down because the operators would not re store the scale of 1903. will resume work on practically the same scale as 1905. George A. McLeod has made the first payment of $3000 at the Royal bank to Fee Bros, of Grand Forks and H. W. Young of Vancouver, owners of the Maple Leaf group of copper claims in Franklin camp, B. C.. on which a strike was made recently. American capitalists have taken a working bond of $125,000 on the Maple Leaf group. Five thousand dollars was paid and the balance is to be paid during the life of the bond, which is 18 months. Reports from the Snowstorm are to the effect that one of the greatest strikes of ore in the Mullan, Idaho, district has just been made in that mine on the 400 and 500 foot levels. It is said that an immense body of black sulphide of copper ore has been tap ped. running from 12 to 30 per cent, in copper. Thomas D. Nicholls, president of district No. 1, United Mineworkers of America, has been nominated for con gress from the 11th district by the Lackawanna county. Pa., democratic convention. A. J. MeM.llan, managing director of the Le Roi, telegraphed from Lon don directing that the Rossland man agement at once begin the task of deepening the shaft from the 300 to 1700 foot level. Eugene R. Day and Ed B. Boyce, in terested in the Hercules .-ining com pany, recently inspected the Pilot gold mine, near Murray, Idaho, in which the recent strike was made. It is rumored that the Hercules people are negotiat ing for the purchase of the Pilot. Louis Lait her, a miner, was instant ly killed Sunday in the Hercules mine at Burke. He fell down an ore chute a distance of 100 feet. The coroner held an inquest Monday morning. SPORTING NEWS. Kid Scaler of Spokane won his first fight on his eastern trip by knocking out Young Carr in Boston in the sec ond round. Henry Chappelle, the veteran turf man, is dead at his home in Sandwich, Ont. He was borne near Rochester, N. Y„ 83 years ago. In the finals of the women's tennis tournament for the championship of Wales Miss Sutton beat Miss Garfltt. 6-1, 6-0. The American thus retains this title. Ram's Horn, a 4-year-oid son of Butte-Aunt Tessa, owned by Captain W. S. Williams, a western horseman, and ridden by Jockey Sewell, won the ricu Brighton handicap at Brighton Beach last Saturday. Mark Shaughnessy, the prizefight promoter, referee, trainer and ex-bat tler. is now living in Spokane. The project of having the Washing ton state college, the Whitman college the University of Idaho and the Mon tana university to hold a big field meet in Spokane next year is growing in favor. Eben M. Byers of Pittsburg, who lias made many attempts to win the national amateur golf championship and one promising effort for the Brit ish title, won the American champion ship last Saturday by defeating George S. Lyons of the Lambton Country club, Toronto, in the final round of 16 holes. They played on the 'Englewood Coun try club's grounds, N. J. NEW HILL ROAD TO SPOKANE. Portland & Seattle May Be Extended Over a New Route. President Hill of the Great North ern stated the other night that it was very likely the Portland & Seattle would he extended to Spokane over a new route. Assassin of Chouknin. A former sailor named Shetonkob has confessed that he was the mur derer of Vice Admiral Chouknin.