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SHORT DISPATCHES FROM ALL PARTS OF THE GLOBE. A Review of Happenings in Both Eastern and Western Hemispheres During the Past Week—National, Historical, Political and Personal Events. Andréw Carnegie, at a banquet re cently. expressed 'his disapproval of international marriages. Major Alanson W. Edwards, founder of the Fargo (N. D.) Daily Argus in 1879, and later' Qf tne Fargo Forum in 1891, died Saturday. An involuntary petition in bank ruptcy against Heath & Milligan, one of the oldest and largest paint manu facturing .firms in Illinois, was filed in Chicago recently. , At Jackson, Ky„ Beach Hargis, who killed his father, Judge James Hargis, states that his father attempted to as sault him when he went into the store before the shooting. He expressed no regret .over the tragedy, With the purpose of s.eeking an asy lum more congenial to Harry K. Thaw than Matteawan. in which hé is now confined under observation, Mrs. Eve lyn Nesbit Thaw and Mr. O'Reilly,'one of Thaw's counsel, inspected the in sane asylum at Poughkeepsie. United States troops will be re tained in Goldfield until March 7. Phillip Hobbs, a young Englishman, >vas drowned in the Kettle river at Cascade, B. C. , . • The delay in reaching a final settle ment of the emigration question be tween Japan and the United States is due to differences between the two goveruemnts concerning statistics and minor details. Raising of a false alarm of fire In the Blackwells Island (N.Y.) peniten tiary recently caused a panic, in which 500 women prisoners fled wildly to the courts, where they continued to shout hysterically and run about for half an hour. When William S. Rossiter,' appoint ed as acting public printer in place of Public Printer Stillings, went to the treasury department to have his bond approved the department refused to consider thç matte;', on the ground that thg president had exceeded his authority in appointing Mr. Rossiter, that under the law the associate pub liç printer. Captain T. H. Brain, suc ceeds to the vacancy. Charles Frohman has engaged a company of Irish players formerly be longing to the National Theatrical so ciety of Dublin to produce Irish peas ant plays in New York. Warren Oliver, a Chlifornia pioneer, who was a member of. the electoral college which named Lincoln for his second term as president, died re cently. Siegmun Friedburg, a private bank er and owner of the financial news paper, the Investors" Adviser, at Ber lin, Germany, has; disappeared. It is •said he has liabilities, amounting to $400,000. This week will solve'the real prob lem in relation to the Alaska-Yukon Paciflc fair bill in the house of con gress. •• , The fourteenth district republican dbnvention of Missouri has indorsed Secretary Taft for the presidential nomination and tw r o delegates were in structed for him. Ex-Premier Franco of Portugal ^and. his family are now living in Paris. It has developed that a flourishing business has been developed in New York in the way of financing foreign nobles in marrying, rich America!;, girls. Engineers have brought to fruition idans ior a $20,000,000 union trans portation terminal to be located in fhte strategic heart of San Francisco, the intersection of an'Ness avenue and, Market street. * San Francisco.—The wedding of Mayor Edward R*. Taylor and Miss Eunice Jeffers of San Francisco was celebrated Saturday afternoon at thé home of the-city's chief executive, on California street. ; Day and Fowler Spoke. Albany, N. Y., Feb. 10.—Chancellor James R. Day of Syracuse university was the guest of honor at the annual meeting and banquet of group V. of the New York State Bankers' associ ation here, and in a speech denounced those who would create class hatred and prejudice and cause distrust and suspicion of business men, "whose genius and money turn the wheels which give employment to millions of laborers." Representative Fowler, chairman of the house committee on banking and currency, also delivered an address. Ohio Favors Taft. Columbus, Ohio, Feb. 16.—Last Tuesday the primaries at which dele gates to the republican state conven tion on March 3 were held through out Ohio. An overwhelming majority of those delegates are in favor of Wil liam H. Taft for president and the con vention may be unanimously in his favor. Ten Years A\jo Saturday. Next Saturday will complete one of the most important defcades in the history of the United States, it being the tenth anniversary of the blowing up of the battleship Maine. ' ' THE STEPTOE MONUMENT Why Not Dedicate Battle Ground 50th Anniversady, Collecting More Money for Monument? The Steptoe battle was an historic event, taking place 50 years ago this coming May. It is the purpose to erect a monument on the spot where the last stand was made with the In dians, to be dedicated on this coming '50th anniversary. Several hundred dollars have been raised, the people of the Inland Empire responding lib erally considering the Drief time since the movement was inaugurated. But the Gazette would suggest, subject to the approval of the society that orig inated the idea and has carried it forward, that a broader and more comprehensive plan be adopted. It is this: Instead of now erecting a monument commemorating so Impor tant an event, why not dèdicate the ground -where the monument is to stand (the citizens of Rosalia will do nate the land) on this 50th anniver sary, postponing the erection of the monument for say two years, so that a large sum of money may be raised and a monument of solidity and pro portions be erected that can be point ed to with pride by all citizens of the nation? The legislature of the state of Washington and the congress of the United States should be aiked to as sist in this matter, and no doubt would do so if given the opportunity. It will commemorate an historic event, and therefore is a matter of national interest. It should be erected on a scale to rank with the great monuments of the nation. It should be massive and heavy. This is a matter for thoughtful con sidération, one which, we trust! will be favorably acted upon.—Colfax Ga zette. MINES AND MINING. Nelson, B. C.—Arrangements for the consolidation of the Krao with the adjoining properties are now nearly completed. A tentative agreement has been reached between the various par 'ties concerned, who are Canadian, Butte and Spokane mining men. The Krao compujiy was. floated last year at Butte on a capitalization of $600, 000 . Bayview, Idaho.—The Greén Mon arch mine, located near hebe, is ship ping 1000 sacks of copper ore to Ta coma this week for smelting. This is the - first shipment of any amount taken out of this mine, and is made to secure a general test. The White Pass & Yukon Railway company will begin building March 15 a 16-mile branch line from White Horse into the copper mfning district. Phoenix,' B. C.—Ore tonnage from the Granby mines last week was a lit-, tlé smaller than usual, owing to some minor repairs being made at mines and smelter. - , Pittsburg.—The total production of bituminous coal in the Seventh Penn sylvania district broke all previous records last year, according to thç re port of Inspector John Ï. Pratt, madq recently. During the year ended De cember 31 there w r ere 8,045",186 tons of coal brought out of the 55 mines in fictive operation. •'* New Martinsville, W. Va. — C. F. Lowther, president of the Lojvhter Kuufmami Oil & Coal company, capi talized at $1,000,000, recently asked for a receiver for the company. B. Highland was appointed. Nelson, B. C.—The passing of the control of the Hall Mine smelter and Silver King mine from the hands of the company into those of the de lîéhture holders will probabljt tuean the operation of both of these proper -ties under commercial conditions. The Silver King ipjne lias been profitably operated up to the last few weeks. Cadmium, a. ^ very rare and valuable mineral, has been found 'to exist, in the ore ffom the W.-K. zinc mfnés, in Jtooteuai county; Idaho. As this .ijiin eral is said to be worth into the thou sands per ton, th§„company will have a quantity of the ore sent to an expert metallurgist for analysis. Cadmium is said to be rarely, if ever, fouiul 1 'ex cept associated with zinc ores, such as .sphalerite, which is found in con siderable bodies in the W.-K. '• ••:■ Marshall Lake Mines. News from Marshall lake 4Idaho) district regarding the mining condi tions is exceptionally favorable. Sev eral good strikes have been reported. J. G. Callahan, who came out yester day from Marshall lake, said that the Bear Creek Tunnel and Milling com pany had driven a tunnel into their property encountering the ore ledge at depth of 150 feet below the surface and that another tunnel will be driven 350 feet below. The Maxwell Mining and Milling company has driven a tunnel which strikes the ledge 200 feet below the surface, and at this depth a large quantity of free milling ore has been reached. The prospect is of unusual promise, and specimens which have been brought out to be assayed are said to be rich in gold ore. At present the district is handi capped with four feet of snow, but work has not ceased, and plans are un der way for great activity next sum mer. Dynamite Vault of Bank. Joplin. Mo., Feb. 11—Four men early in the morning blew' open the vault of the Bank of Sulphur Springs, Ark., and secured over $1300 in cash, besides notes and other valuables. The citizens of Sulphur Springs were aroused by the two explosions, but the robbers rode away. ï NORTHWEST STATES WASHINGTON, IDAHO, OREGON AND MONTANA ITEMS. A Few Interesting Items Gathered From Our Exchanges of the Sur rounding Country—Numerous Acci dents and Personal Events Take Place—Crop Outlook Is Good. WASHINGTON STATE NEW8. That the state board of control will make a material reduction on the price of grain sacks this year is prob able in view of the decreased cost of manufacture at the penitentiary. W. B. Shaffer, president of the Waitsburg Development leagüe and a member of the Inland Empire excur sion party, was robbed of a wallet containing between $500 and $600 shortly before the special train left Portland. Fire recently gutted the interior of the new public school building com pleted two years ago at Auburn, en tailing a loss estimated at $6000. Jumping off a Tacoma streetcar backwards, John Hilburg of Seattle or Ballard struck the pavement and re ceived a fatal, blow. After a constant struggle of three years the Pacific States Telephone company has completely vanquished the Interstate Cooperative Telephone company, and has undisputed posses sion of the Palouse field. Fire recently destroyed the three story frame building of Fidler & Gray and several smaller buildings at Kelso, entailing a loss of about $6000. A number of small business places were burned out. The petition of J. C. Norris of El lensburg to be appointed guardian of the estate of his wife, Mamie Norris, committed to the insane ward at Walla Walla for killing her foster son, Tom Murray, reveals the fact that Mrs. Norris was made beneficiary in an insurance policy of young Murray for $1500. The Moran Brothers of Seattle and the Campbell Lumber company of Prosser are drilling for artesian water in Horse Heaven, where each company ov^ns large tracts of land. State Oil' Commissioner F. A. Clark reports 9,555,535 gallons of oils in spected during 1907. The fees collect* ed amounted to $19,279.60. If Secretary Garfield's report can be taken as an index the Coeur d'Alene and Colville reservations will be opened to settlement this year. The board of Whitman county com missioners have the letting of con tracts for nine new bridges in that county. Governor Mead has refused to grant the parole recommended by the prison board for J. E. Brown, sentenced in November, 1904, from Whitman coun ty to a term of five years, on the charge of attempt to piurder. Brown assaulted and shot r. J., Turnbow, a prominent resident of Garfield, in the summer of 1903.' The first annual poultry show ever given under the auspices of the Asotin Co put y Poultry association closed Sat urday evening. Paul Brainerd won the oratorical championship from Whitman college. His address, "The Modern Menace," was an arraignment of Mormonism. Miss Madge Fowler was second. 'The debate held in Colfax, recently •between the Rosalia high school team and the Colfax high sehool team re sulted in- a victory for Colfax. The experiment tried recently by Waitsburg,of giving a day to the sale of horses and cattle by ranchers of the surrounding country was tried in Dayton Saturday. Success followed the effort. The îuneraJ of the late James' Wil liam Brown/was held at Cheney Sat urday. The deceased had been a Ma son Ijor 50 years, and was 85 years ï Old at' the time of his death. Pullman high school won the debate with Johnson high school Friday. . ÇftFzens around Pullman are elated oVer the semi-official announcement that the Spokane & Inland Empire Electric Railroad company will extend its line from Colfax to Clarkslop, via Pullman, and that the work will be done this 'year. The steamer St. Paul, running on the river from Trinidad to the St. Paul bridge, has been frozen in an ice jam for the last week, about 20 miles be low Trinidad., ; , r J. B. Atkinson, chief clerk to Mas ter Mechanic Dressel of the O. R. & N. at Starbuck, has taken Charge of the bank at that place. But one of the 192 state banks and three trust companies doing business in Washington failed to weather the recent financial storm, according to the first annual report of State Exam iner A. W. Engle, advance sheets of which were made public recently. IDAHO EVENTS. The steel work of the new main building of the university is rising into place rapidly now. The contractors have their machinery all in place, and a large force on the work. Three boys were fined in the court of Justice of the Peace L. T. Ditte more at Post Falls recently for gam bling. Forty cases of pneumonia cause con siderable alarm at Nez Perce, as many of the patients are in a serious condi tion, with complications of typhoid. The logging camp under the super vision of John Murry, near Bottle bay above Sandpoint, has temporarily closed down on account of the deep snow. There are several million feet of sawlogs located at this point now, which are to be taken to the Sand point mills soon. Heavy snow on the prairies is rap idly melting, bringing moisture to the dry grain fields, which are in need of it. The rainfall this year has been light, but winter' wheat is in fine con dition, needing only the present moist ure to insure it wintering with little loss. The fall of snow averaged eight inches on the .prairies. Thomas E. Neighbors and F. A. Green, Westlake saloonkeepers, plead ed guilty to a charge of violating the Sunday closing law and were fined $50 each. The big sawmill at St. Regis has been closed for the season and most of the men, about 150 in number, have been transferred to different camps run by the Big Blackfoot Milling com pany. There was a scarcity of logs, and nearly all orders for the season had been filled. In compliance with what is deemed by many to be a necessity, an organ ization known as the L?.w Enforce ment league is being formed in Wal lace. A petition to Governor Gooding of Idaho and the state land board, ask ing that the state relinquish its claim to 12,000 acres of rich land on Marble creek, in the St. Joe country, in favor of settlers, was circulated recently. | MONTANA NOTES. A boy named McMillan was drowned at Whitefish in the Whitefish river. The accident occurred near the schoolhouse, at a point where the chil dren have been coasting down the hill and on to the ice. At Lewistown, Mont., John Walsh, aged 14, accidentally shot his 12-year old brother while playing soldier ok a ranch 20 miles from town. The young er boy died instantly. The two were alone at the place when the accident occurred. Announcement is made that E. T. Stotesbury has sold Sweet Marie, the famous trotter, 2:02, to William Brad ley of Red Bank, N. J., owner of Major Delmar, 1:59^4. Independent mining men of Montana have decided to build an independent smelter, as a means of relief from trust dictation. Missoula is anxious to secure the plant, and business men's committees have been at work for a week preparing data to be sub mitted to the meeting of the inde pendent mining men on February 17 at Helena. « State Engineer John W. Wade, who returned this morning from Cut Bank, where he made a plat of the town, will report to the state board of land commissioners that practically every business house and residence of that town is situated upon land owned by the state and by the Great Northern railroad. This is the result of the re cent decision of the court against a settler named Allison, from whom the property owners originally secured their deeds. The court affirmed the claims of the state and of the railroad, and it will be necessary for the inhabi tants to secure leases to the land from the company until such time as they can again buy their lots at auction from the state. Montana Horticultural society will meet in Billings February 26-29. It is announced on the authority of the management of the State Savings bank at Butte that the bank would re sume business February 15. President M. S. Largey of the bank and F. Au gustus Heinze have made good the amount of their indebtedness to the institution. George C. Hastings, who yesterday pleaded guilty, to second degree mur der at Boulder in connection with the holdup of the North Coast limited on the Northern Pacific and .the murder of Engineer Frank Clow, May 7, 1906, was sentenced to the penitentiary by Judge Lew M. Calloway. Hastings is 20 years old. OREGON ITEMS. The death of Charles Rimbol at Ba ker City recently marks the passing of another old pioneer of eastern Ore gon, and the man known as the. father -of Sumpter. " Two new steel bridges are being erected across the Walla Walla river by the commissioners of Umatilla county, one crossing the North Fork about six miles above the city, the other in the city limits, near the Brown mill site. ( Brakeman James E. Hough of La Grande was seriously and perhaps fa tally burned west of Pendleton recent ly when the crown sheet In engine No. 3S0 exploded, hurling him from the cab, where he was riding, and sending scalding water over his body. A report has reached Washington, D. C., that Senator Fulton of Oregon purposes bringing action against F. J. Heney for criminal libel. At Pendleton District Attorney Phelps sprung a surprise in court re cently by his request for arraignment of C. B. Wade, former cashier of the First National bank, on a charge of forgery and larceny by bailee. Louis F. Swift, who is in Portland with a number of Swift men, an nounces that within the next six months construction work on a $4,000, 000 packing plant would be instituted at Portland. It will be the largest plant west of Kansas City. Former United States District Attor ney John H. Hall, indicted for conspir ing with the Butte Creek Land, Live Stock and Lumber company to main tain pn illqgal fence which enclosed 2D,000 acres of public land in Wheeler county, was found guilty. The trial has been in progress since January 13 and has been bitterly fought on both sides. of in in r FUNERAL SATURDAY LATE KING AND CROWN PRINCE OF PORTUGAL Not a Single Incident Occurred During the Long Funeral Ceremony—Many Representatives of Foreign Coun tries Present—Services at Church Stately. Lisbon.—With the church bells toll ing continually, the bodies of the mur dered king and crown prince, in two golden chariots shrowded in black velvet, that of the late king drawn by ten, and that of the crown prince drawn by eight blooded horses, were escorted by a glittering funeral pa geant Saturday across Lisbon to the Portuguese pantheon and laid at rest beside their ancestors of the Braganza dynasty. Seven hours elapsed from the time the foreign princes and the Special ambassadors of all the rowers gathered at the palace for tne cere mony there until three salvos of 21 guns and three volleys of musketry, reverberating over the terraced and sun-bathed hills, answered by the British warships in the harbor, an nounced that the last rites were over. Not a single untoward incident marred the last act of Portugal's trag edy. The vague forebodings proved baseless and there is a general feeling of relief tonight that all passed well, in view of the political turmoil. The great outpouring of people along the procession was noteworthy. They packed the pavements, crowded the windows and choked the side streets. While evidences of deep and popular sorrow seemed to be absent, many stood with uncovered heads, and no where was actual disrespect wit nessed. Ropes guarded the streets and were massed in numerous parks along the route; all shops and cafes were closed and shutters covered the windows of the ministerial buildings in the Prado de Commercio, where the king and crown prince were assassin ated a week ago. Real Grief at the Palace. It was a grief-stricken palace; hearts were turned in pity and strong men shaken at the st)ene,- M where the special embassies were received. Neither Queen Amelie nor' the 'dow ager queen Maria Pia Were to be seen, but King Manuel carried himself as bravely as he might, though deadly pale and on the verge 'of a complete breakdown when the ordeal was fin ished. The duke of Conaanght, Prince Eitel Frederick and Infanta Fernando, after verbal condolence, presented personal letters from their sovereigns to the king, who was greatly touched at these messages. . Tears that were almost constantly in his eyes several times overflowed. When the members of the court and the special representatives of foreign countries entered the chapel for the last brief service, the king remained behind. Neither, he nor the two queens followed the cortege to the chapel. The violent death of his father, it is said, has absolved King Manuel from conforming to the tradi tion of walking behind the dead to the grave. Nevertheless his absence and the absence of Queen Amelie and the dowager queen has caused universal comment, being generally attributed to other reasons. The heavily armed procession which r left the Necegsidades palace was rem iniscent of bygone, ages. '.Cavalry with pikes led the way, infantry and artil lery brought up the rear. The cor tege proper was surrounded by squad rons of dragoons. It consisted of the funeral cars, following the wake of the high-seated; gilded coaches, each drawn by six pairs of richly capari soned mules, in which rode the special ambassadors and high dignitaries of court. These lumbering, creaking, springless vehicles are Portugal's pride, dating back .to the golden age. Each has A romantic history. Riding alongside of these were special pla toons of hussars, with drawn sabers.. The crown, draped with crape, was borne in a separate carriage. The swordbearers and the staffbearers walked ahead of the funeral cars and three rows of taper bearers on either -side. Bareheaded lackeys in the royal livery of red and yellow and halber diers with arms reversed marched be hind the cars. Here also came the mounts of the dead masters, covered with black mantles. The - sleeves or the soldiers, the whips orf the coach men, hilts of swords, cap» of grooms and points of lances all borg crepe. Street lamps, veiled and lighted, heightened the effect of the cortegè. The religious service at. the church was very stately. The interior was draped and literally buried in floral tributes. Those sent by the emperor of Germany and the president of the United States, two of the largest wreaths, occupied a prominent place. The bodies will lie in scate for three days and then will be consigned to the tombs in the pantheon. I Queen Expected Death. Lisbon, Portugal.—Queen Amelie, relating her experiences on the day of the tragedy to an intimate friend, who congratulated her on her escape from death, said: "I spread out my cloak to protect Luiz Philippe, after seeing my hus band stretched lifeless on the cush ions. I saw a man leveling a weapon at me, and I thought in that fateful moment that at least my soh would escape; that I should die like a true Frenchwoman for my adopted country and son, when suddently the murderer staggered and fell." Prince Shot His Man. The official medical inquiry indicates that before being killed the crown prince avenged the death of his father. It shows that two bullets in the prince's revolver had been discharged, and that a bullet'wound in the head of one of the assassins was the same size as the bore of the crown prince's re volver. Members of the household aver that they saw the prince rise after the king had shot and fire twice. Gaze at the Royal Dead. Thousands of Portuguese filed slow ly Sunday through the noble cathedral of San Vincente and gazed for the last time upon the faces of their king and crown prince. When night fell and the doors of the church were closed large crowds were patiently awaiting admission. They turned away disap pointed when informed that the public lying in state had been interrupted until tomorrow. On that day at 2 o'clock in the afternoon the caskets will be closed and transported to the nantheon, where with further cere monies they will be placed in the sepulcher. 8PORTING NOTES. Complete harmony prevailing, the eleven delegates representing the fac ulties and student bodies of six lead ing northwest colleges, which, at an invitation from Whitman college, de cided to become the pioneers in form ing a Northwest Athletic conference, met recently and began the adoption, of rules to affect future athletic rela tions. The colleges included are the University of Oregon, Oregon Agri cultural college, University of Idaho, University of Washington, Washing ton State college auu Whitman col lege. The charge of robbery recently made against A. L. Raymond, a pitch er for the St. Louis National league baseball team, was dismissed by the Cook county (111.) grand jury. Lack of evidence was the cause of the action. At Chicago recently Frank Gotch de feated Fred Betts in a two-round wrestling match, in which the toe bold was barred. Gotch won both falls, in 54:03 and 18:55. The 11 delegates to the northwest intercollegiate conference applied their signatures to the series of reso lutions to affect athletic relations in the northwest for the next two years. With startling decisiveness the dele gates during the last few hours of the debate placed summer baseball un der the ban and made the four-year rule retroactive, besides adopting oth er sweping measures. Summer base ball was covered in the amateur rules, whose acceptance, contrary to the opinion prevailing in the morning, was made unanimous. Walla Walla has decided to with draw from the fair circuit and to es tablish an independent attraction this tall. William B. Williams, for three years stroke of the Yale university crew, died recently. At the Rossland (B. C.) carnival Mr. Noren won the skee jumping cham pionship with 101 feet 6 inches, and also the skee race, and W. H. Sher man won the three-mile snowshoe championship of British Columbia, beating the record in 30 minutes 15 seconds. Harness racing in the northwest Is to be given a big boom this year, with the addition of tracks at Portland, Se attle and Tacoma, and with a general enlargement of purses all over the circuit of the North Pacific Fair asso ciation. The extra purse money is es pecially noticeable in the Spokane list, which now has a $1000 stake every day. The eighth annual tournament of the American bowling congres» Is on in Cincinnati. Forest Smithson, the great hurdler of Oregon, equaled the world's record for running 60 yards of high hurdles at the athletic carnival or the Irish American Athletic club at Madison Square garden Saturday night. Smith son won the final heat in :08 1-5, equaling the world's record and easily w-ihning his event. J. N. Taylor, the negro student at Pennsylvania, won the 600-yard race in hand-fashion. Ive Lawson recently defeated Major Taylor, the negro bicycle champion, in a three-heat race at Boston. The first heat was a half mile, and Lawson won. Taylor won the mile by springing a jump. The third heat, half a mile, was won by Lawson. In a fast and furious go Willie Fitz gerald and Unk Russell fought six hard rounds to "a draw recently. The University of Oregon basket ball team is now on its northern trip. This is the longest trip the varsity basket-tossers have ever taken, and will undoubtedly prove quite an ad venture. C. W. Maloney, the crack outfielder of the Brooklyn baseball club, and r orge ,H. Bell, a pitcher, have sent their signed contracts for the com ing playing season. Ed Bunstine, Spokane's new back stop, hails from Renton, Wash., near Seattle. He stands six feet two and only weighs 130 pounds. Dode Brinker, the leading pitcher of the Northwestern league in the'season of 1907, has been engaged to coach the University of Washington baseball team this spring. Joe F. Morriu of Seattle, champion bowler of the west, is in Cincinnati, where he will compete in the singles for the champioilship of the world. France now realizes $80,000,000 from her tobacco crop.