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DEFENDING FORTS NEAR PARIS GET READY FOR ACTION WITH GERMANS. BRITISH SEND MORE TROOPS Military Governor of Paris Has Or dered All Residents of Zone With in Defending Forts to Leave and Destroy Their Houses. London, Aug. 30.—The French and British are gathering every man and gun available in northwestern France in an attempt to stop the German ad vance on the road to Paris. It is also said that General Joffre, commander in chief of the French ar my, will endeavor to strike at the Ger man right and bring relief to the Brit ish and French forces which have oeen placed in such a critical situa on by the German outflanking move lii. nt. Orders Houses Destroyed. Paris.—It is officially announced that the military governor has order ed all residents of the zone within ac tion of the city's defending forts to evacuate and destroy their houses within four days from today, Aug. 30. Further announcement made by the war office says: "In Lorraine our forces have ad vanced. We occupy a line along Mor tagne, and our right wing is pushing forward. There is no news from the Meuse. A violent battle occurred yesterday (Saturday) in the region of Laanoy, near Lille, Signy, L'Abbaye and Cha teau Porcien, but the result has not been decisive and the attack will be resumed tomorrow. "Four French army corps engaged in a violent battle on the left wing. The right wing of these four corps, taking the offensive, drove back on Guise the Tenth German corps and the guards, both suffering consider able losses. "Our left was less fortunate. The German forces are advancing in the direction of LaFere." (LaFere is town 14 miles northwest of Laon. tl is a fortress of t^e second class.) General Trade Conditions. Dun's Review says: "Prompt and effective action by the government, in cooperation with leading representa tives of American business, is stead ily making for the restoration of more normal conditions in the foreign trade. There is nothing either un sound or unpromising in the domestic trade and crop situation, all th#" dis turbance now experienced in the mar ket being due to the interruption of foreign commerce and the suspension of the usual foreign exchange trans actions caused by the European war. With the reopening of our foreign trade on a liberal scale there should be a return to full normal prosperity in American business. "Failures this week in the United States were 346, against 247 last year; in Canada 59, against 38 last year." New York Women Protest War. New York.—Woman made her pro test against the war in Europe by marching through fashionable Fifth avenue Saturday to the beat of muf fled drums. They clad themselves in black, or if dressed in white, wore mourning bands on their sleeves. Si lently they trod through this canyon of hotel club, residence and office structures, while thousands of persons stood as quietly on the sidewalks, viewing the slowly moving procession as they might look upon a passing fu neral cortege. Six Drowned Near Hoquiam. Six members of a boating party, two of them women, were drowned, and three others saved themselves by clinging to their . overturned craft when the boat, a 32-foot gasoline launch; was swamped in the breakers a half mile off shore in Grays Har bor, Wash., Sunday. The drowned are: Edward Miller and his wife, W. H. Tueke, Louis Capelle, Mrs. A. R. Bark lfey, all of Aberdeen, and a man whose name is said to be Brecht of Tacoma. Typhoon Hit Jap Flotilla. Tokio. —The commander of the first Japanese squadron has reported to the navy department that his torpedo flotilla ran into a typhoon. The boats were scattered and five lost their lives as a result of the storm. The loca tion of the fleet is not given. France Adds 200,000 to Army. PARIS.—The ministry of war an nounces that it has been decided to call out the class of 1914, which will give at least 200,000 additional troops, and also to call out the active reserves and the eldest classes of the territo rial reserves. Spokane Fair, Nine Days. So large is the program at the Spo kane Interstate fair this fall that the fair managers have had to lengthen the time of the exhibition to nine days. The fair will begin on Saturday, Sept. 12. Carranza Closes Vera Cruz. Washington.—Provisional President Carranza has ordered the port of Vera Cruz closed. State department offi cials are not inclined to regard it as an unfriendly action. IDAHO NEWS NOTES B. H. Haner, age 70, a pioneer resi dent of Culdesac section died cently. F. August Heinze again is in com plete control of the Stewart Mining company. Wallace fears rabies epidemic and a quarantine is advocated following in vestigation by the authorities. Plans are under way which will re sult in the doing away with the dual telephone system now maintained in the Coeur d'Alene district. A fire is damaging timber in the .vicinity of Clarkia and the railway company rushed a fire-fighting train from St. Maries to the scene. Anton Konda, a miner at the Stew art mine at Kellogg, was electrocuted Friday. He was carrying a bar of steel over his shoulder through. the main tunnel, and when near the^hoist the bar came in contact with thetrol ley wire. A coroner's jury inquiring into the death of Thomas Byers, a shift boss at the Hecla mine, near Burke, who met his death as he was being hoist ed to the top of the shaft Thursday night, brought in a verdict that the deceased came to his death through an unavoidable accident. Fire, declared to have originated from a spark from a passing Northern Pacific locomotive, did about 110,000 damage at Gem. The city fire hose was not long enough to reach the flames and the Frisco Mining com pany gave the use of its apparatus. The fire department of Wallace also went to fight the fire. K. Bentley, a veteran O.-W. R. & N. passenger conductor, until recently in charge of the passenger train be tween Lewiston and Riparia on the Camas Prairie railway, has purchased one-half interest in the Clearwater Steam laundry at Lewiston from J. R. Clifford, and will actively engage with E. R. Slagle in conducting the busi ness. Eleven carloads of cattle, compris ing one of the finest lots ever brought to Lewiston, were shipped Saturday. The shipment amounts to approxi mately 300 animals from the Salmon river and Craig mountain districts. The stockmen who made up the ship ment are Fountain Bros., John Piatt, Ben Reeves Mose Caldwell, Monroe Bros, and J. Brown. For a number of years past it has been an accepted fact that Kootenai valley, Idaho, could be drained so as to permit cultivation of practically 40,000 acres. However, to bring about successful drainage it will be neces sary to cooperate with the Canadian government, where between 30,000 and 40 000 acres are awaiting similar drainage, and now this is being done. The matter of building a rim-to-rim bridge across Snake river canyon just north of Hansen, the second station east of Twin Falls, has been before the county commissioners of Twin Falls county this week. The object is to make the markets more access ible to the many ranchers on the north side of the river. The proposed bridge would be about 600 feet long and 575 feet high and would cost approximate ly 150,000. TOTAL OF WORKERS This includes all employed in peace over 10 years of age. Males Females Germany 18,599,236 9 492,881 Austria 13,858,682 8,245,682 Great Britain .... 12,134,259 3,254,242 France 12,908,879 6,804,403 Belgium 2,258,700 931,244 (No labor statistics Roumania.) in Servia and N. W. Logging Congress Adjourns. Bellingham, Wash.—The business session of the sixth annual Pacific Logging congress closed Saturday with the election of officers. President, J. J. Donovan, Belling ham, Wash.; vice president, A. W. Laird, Potlàtch, Idaho; secretary treasurer, George M. Cornwall, Port land, Ore.; executive committee, Ar thur J. Henry, Vancouver, B. C.; W. W. Peed, Eureka, Cal.; H. M. Stra hern, Post Falls, Idaho; George F. Weisel, Missoula, Mont.; A. H. Pow ers, Marshfield, Ore., and E. G. Eng lish, Mount Vernon, Wash. 2,000,000 British Soldiers. Washington, D. C.—That Great Brit ain realizes magnitude of the strug gle in which it is engaged is shown by information brought here by a prominent personage. According to this man, who had access in London to secrets of the British government and war office, Lord Kitchener, the actual minister of war, is preparing to place 2,000,000 British soldiers in the field. Germany Summons School Boys. London, Aug. 31.—The St Peters burg correspondent of the Post, dis cussing the military situation in Rus sia, says: "The relative situations of Germany and Russia after a month of war are shown admirably in contrast by the German action in summoning school boys to the colors and Russia's decla ration to grant six weeks' leave of ab sence to the reservists of the 1907 term of service. Huerta at Madrid. Madrid.—General Victoriano Huer ta, former president of Mexico, arriv ed here Sunday. GERMAN AEROPLANE FLYING 6000 FEET OVER CITY DOES LITTLE DAMAGE. STRUCK IN POPULOUS PART People Though Startled by Threaten ing Occurrence, Remained Calm Have Become Reconciled to Any thing That Might Happen. Paris, Aug. 30.—A German aero plane flying at a height of 6000 feet over Paris dropped several bombs in to the city at 1.30 o'clock this after noon. One bomb struck near L'Est railway station, not far from the mili tary hospital, and others fell near Quai de Jemmapes, Rue Ricollet and Place de la Republique. It is declared that no damage was done. "The five bombs which fell, says a correspondent, "struck in the most populous quarter and near the heart of the city. In one case two women were wounded. "One bomb fell in front of the shop of a baker and wine merchant at Rue Albuoy and Rue des Vinaigriers; two on Quai de Valmy, one of which did not explode, while the other struck the walls of the Night Refuge, behind St. Martin's hospital. Two others dropped in the Rue des Recollets and Rue Marcin, neither of which ex ploded. "The aviator, who signed himself Lieutenant von Heidssen, dropped manifestos on which was written: "The German army is at the gates of Paris; you can do nothing but sur render." Citizens Tranquil. Though startled by this threatening occurrence, Parisians remained tran quil. All have been gradually accus tomed to consider much more serious events as possibilities, and the people of the capital are equal to either for tune—hard-won success in the north or a temporary reverse. The territory over which a German aeroplanist flew is in the northeastern part of the oity. In this district are the big military hospital, the hospital St. Louis, St. Lazarre prison for wom en, the church of St. Laurent, which dates from the sixteenth century, the North railroad station, the magnifi cent church of St. Vincent de Paul, the Laribosiere hospital, one of the largest in Paris, several colleges and several theaters. MINES AND MINERS Fire of an unknown origin did dam age estimated at $100,000 to the Mountain View mine of the Anaconda company at Butte last week. The hoisting engine, engine house, gallows frame, ore bins and the collar of the shaft were destroyed. Following the increase of its work ing force a few days ago by approxi mately 100 men, it is now announced that the Consolidated Interstate-Calla han mine at Wallace, Idaho, is bend ing every effort to place its mills in a position to work full capacity and that plans have been made for the construction of additional milling fa cilities. The stockholders of the National Copper Mining company in the Coour d'Alenes have ratified the action of the board of directors in authorizing an increase in the capitalization of the company from $500,000 to $2,500,000. The new issue will go to the owners of the Continental company, which holds the Nellie claim, adjoining the National's property. Japan Pays Tribute to Wilson. "fae of Japan are appreciative of the spirit and motives that prompted the head of your great nation and we feel confident that his message will meet with a national response. "As premier of Japan I have stated, and I now again state, to the people of America and of the world, that Japan has no ulterior motive, no desire to secure more territory, no thought of depriving China or other people of anything which they now possess. "My government and my people have given their word and their pledge will be as honorably kept as Japan always keeps promises. OKUMA." Wapato Fire, $44,000 Loss. Wapato, Wash.—Sunday the large brick building of the Carver-Shadbolt company and the frame structure own ed by Tim Kelly and occupied by Rich ey & Gilbert company, commission merchants, were destroyed, together with the entire contents. Estimated loss $40,000. Oregon Train Robbers in Pen. Pendleton, Ore—Clarence Stoner and Albert Meadors, train robbers, got sentenced to serve 13 years in the Oregon state penitentiary. Stoner and Meadors, together with Chas. Man ning, held up O.-W. R. & N. train No. 5 near Meacham the morning of July 2. Tacoma Packing Plant Burns. Tacoma, Wash., Sept 1.—At 1:45 this morning the big plant of the Carsten Packing company, one of the largest in the west, is threatened with total destruction by fire. Practically all the city's apparatus is fighting the biaze. MARKET REPORTS Chicago. Hogs—Slow. Pulk, $email@example.com; Rights, $S.80@ö,30; mixed, $8.6O@9.30; rough, $S.firstname.lastname@example.org; heavy, $email@example.com; pigs, $r,@8.50. CatUe—Steady. Beeves, $6.75@ 10.65; steers, $6.35%9.40; stockers and feeders, $firstname.lastname@example.org; cows and heifers, $3,80(5/9.25; calves, $7.50® 11. Sheep—Slow. Sheep, $4,email@example.com; yearlings, $firstname.lastname@example.org; lambs, $6.25@ 8.00. Wheat—No. 2 red $email@example.com; No. 2 hard, $i.io@i .i4%. Corn—No. 2 yellow, 82?4@84%c; No. 3 yellow, 82%@84c. Rye—No. 2, 996c@$l.01 ; barley, 67 @80c; timothy, September, $6.50@ 6.60; clover, October, $18.65. Butter—Unchanged. Eggs—Higher. At mark, cases in eluded, I8@23c; ordinary firsts, 20% @21%c; firsts, 22%@23c. San Francisco. Wheat—Strong. Shipping, $1.62% @ 1.65. Barley—$1.02% @1.05. Oats—Red, $firstname.lastname@example.org. Butter—Fancy creamery, 30c. Portland. Cattle—Steady. Hogs—loc lower. Prime light, $9.05 @9.15; medium, $8.80@9; smooth heavy, $email@example.com; rough heavy, $8.15 @8.35. Sheep—Steady. Liverpool. Wheat—Spot, strong. No. 1 Mani toba, 9s 4d; No. 2, 9s 2%d; futures, strong; October, 8s 7d; December, 8s 9d. Corn—Spot, nominal. Tacoma. Wheat —While there is not much business doing in wheat at the mo ment, the situation is one of pro nounced strength, based upon the be lief that export operations will be car red on without serious interruption, once the season is well inaugurated, and owing partly to the fact, too, that the farmers are back of a decidedly strong bull campaign. Holders are inclined to await developments, and are offering little or nothing at the interior, while buyers are not over anxious to take on holdings where there is no immediate prospect for se curing clearance or foreign delivery. Wheat touched the dollar mark lo cally this week for the first time in many months, when bluestem quota tions were put to that figure, but there is a wide disparity down to export grades, club being quoted at 90c, with forty-fold 91c, indicating the influence of the millers in the market. Re ceipts at tidewater are holding light, incident to the small sales at county warehouses. Flour—The flour market, so far as export is concerned, continues unset tled, because of the difficulty in book ing space for deliveries, and contracts are restricted in consequence. The price continues to respond to the strength in wheat, and is holding at the $4 mark for club straights, with bluestem cut-offs up to $4.20. There are further advances in patents, which job at a range of $5.15 to $5.35 for standard makes. Feed—All grains are influenced by the up turn in the wheat market. Oats are again advanced, going to $25 @2C>, while barley is up to $22@23. Miilstuffs are unchanged and hay holds steady, though the curtailment of the crop by dry weather, imparts more firmness to the situation. SPOKANE WEEKLY REPORT. Business, on the whole, is fairly well sustained, and in some directions there have been stimulation in de mands, owing to the strong market presented in staples, leading dealers to anticipate their nearby wants. This is largely true in groceries and spices. On the whole, the trade is awaiting the breaking of the long-protracted drought, however, and with a good rain it is thought that there would be a strong expansion in activities. Changes for tne week are noted as follows: "Advances—Salmon, sardines, flour, cereals, lard, wheat and hogs. Declines—Sugar, lemons, cantaloupes, peaches, grapes, pears, tomatoes and poultry. Sugar—The sugar situation has set tled into a state of rather more sta bility, following the reaction of 50c in the price of standard granulated, which is now quoting locally at $7.90, and the future course of developments is indeterminate, with dealers operat ing with caution, so far as taking on additional stock is concerned. Coffee—The coffee market is show ing very little change at first hand at the moment, although adjustments to meet the recent advances have been made locally, and Santos green cof fees, with some package lines are ad vanced %@ic. Trade has been act ive. Provisions. Butter—There has been no change as to prices in the local butter market during the week but the situation has a very firm tone at present levels. Eggs—The egg market continues to hold a very firm aspect but there has been no change in prices over a week ago. Poultry—Receipts have been heav ier the past week than for some time, both of hens and chickens, with de mands holding up well. Quotations are off lc this week on hens and chickens both to the producers and dressed stocks. Dressed Meats—The only change in this department noted this week is the widening of the margin on mutton, there being a drop of %c at the bot tom, making the figures 9@10c and a slight uplift in hogs. Lights being quoted at $firstname.lastname@example.org and heavy at $7.75 @8.25. Lard and Cured Meats—Both east ern and local lard has been advanced slightly within the interim. Quota tions on eastern are, tierces, 12c; 60s, $6.12; lOg, 7.65; 58, 7.72%; 3s, $7.80'. Local tierces, 10%c. Local dry salt sides are off %c to I3%c. The mar ket is held very firm at present lev els and should conditions become such that export business could be handled values are liable to be further ad vanced. Fruits and Vegetables. Apples—The apple movement in lo cal jobbing avenues is becoming more pronounced but values are holding afcout the same as for the past couple of weeks. The quality is good and demand is also good. Other Fruits—Lemons receded this week from the high levels attained last week and are quoted at $9.50@10 for fancy and $9 for choice. Cants are also cheaper this week, having dropped from $email@example.com to 85c@$1.50. Peaches are coming to hand in large quantities and are jobbing at 40@75c. California grapes are easier at $1.25 @1.50, as is also pears at $firstname.lastname@example.org. Washington grapes are now in the market and jobbing at 50c per crate for sweet water, 60@70c for black hamburg and 30c per basket for Con cords. Potatoes—There has been some fluc tuation in the local spud market dur ing the week, but the margin on th whole has not varied from last r port. Other Vegetables—Tomatoes down this week to 30c from 50@75c last week. Green corn is now quoted at $1.50 per sack and beans are out of the market. Squash is now on the market and jobbing at 50c per box, with the summer variety at l%c per pound. Pumpkin is also in and of fered at 60c per dozen. Grain, Flour and Feed. Wheat—Advices that the war in Europe would likely be of long dura tion and the clearing to a considerable extent of the obstacles preventing the exportation of this commodity, has caused a sharp advance in wheat prices during the week. The exhaust ing of old crop supplies in milling hands thereby putting them in the market for new crop stock has also been a factor in the situation tending to enhance values. Another factor to be taken into account is the apparent inclination on the part of the growers to hold onto their grain in anticipation of further advances. In view of these conditions it is hard to place values, but at the moment the quotations are 90%c for bluestem, 81c for club and 77%c for red Russian. Flour—The conditions in the wheat market may also to a certain extent be reflected in flour values, as ad vances in wheat necessarily cut down the margins on flour, and unless mill ers advance the price they stand to have their profits cut down. In the local market some of the mills ad vanced the price of flour 20c per bar rel last Friday, and while there is ap parently some reason for this ad vance, it was not general as some brands remained at the former quota tions of $4.90 for firsts and $4.65 for seconds. Feed—There has bueen an advance nearly all along the " line in feed prices. Under the revised schedule the following figures are given: Tim othy hay, $16; bran, $23; bran and shorts, $24; shorts, $32; feed wheat, $31; barley, $24; rolled barley, $25; oats, $27; steam rolled oats, $28. GRAIN AND MILLING NOTES. Jones & Zuck, who recently leased the Colville Roller Mills for a term of years, expect to start operations about September 1. The mill has a capacity of 100 barrels per day. The Centennial Mills Co. is prepar ing for shipment to the Atlantic coast twelve carloads of flour. The con signment will go by way of the Pan ama canal, the rate being 95c f. o. b. Boston against $1.40 by the all rail route. The Graham Flour mill, being con structed at Troy, Idaho, by Arthur Snyder, is nearing completion. The mill will be modern in every respect, being equipped with double machi nery which is capable of putting out 100 sacks of flour per day besides the bran, shorts, mill feed and farina. The Lewiston Milling Co. at Lewis ton, Idaho, has a crew of men engaged in installing three more wheat stor age bins, each bin having a capacity of 9,000 bushels. These bins added to the six already in service will provide a total storage of 81,000 bushels. The plant is running night and day and is turning out 300 barrels of flour every 24 hours with 35 men employed. STOCK AND CROP NOTES. McLennan & Wilson, Ellensburg, last week sold a band of 5,000 sheep to Stanfleld & Co., for delivery in Cle Elum, at a price of $4.50 per head. Bee growers in the Puyallup valley report a normal crop of honey, despite the fact that too much wet weather in the early spring interferred with the activity of the bees during the blossoming season. There are 305,000 horses on Wash ington farms, of an estimated valua tion of $32,230,000, or an average of $106 per head. A year ago the de partment of agriculture reported the average price of Washington horses at $110. Ballot 4x2 Feet. San Francisco.—Advance copies of the California November election bal lot measure 4x2 feet in size, the big gest in the history of the state. Ques tions and propositions to be submit ted to the electors number 48. « A young matron, giving a dinner party, was nervous lest the new cook might not prove equal to the occasion. Going down to the kitchen at the elev enth hour, she exclaimed: "Why, El len! If we haven't forgotten all about the entrees!" "Shure enough we have, mum!" re plied Ellen, poising In mid-air a large platter she was wiping. "Ain't we the couple of blunder-headed mutts!" Y Of SATURDAY. The Princess Patricia Canadian light infantry, 1000 strong, sailed from Mon treal. Berlin has received a report of the defeat of the British at St. Quentin. France. The British foreign office announces that East Prussia is being rapidly overrun by the Russians. Field Marshal Lord Roberts declaim ed that Great Britain would require hundreds of thousands of men for the present conflict. The German ambassador at Wash ington denied statements of German cruelty and declared that Zeppelin had attacked nothing but fortifications. According to a report from Copen hagen, Germany is rushing troops from her west front to reinforce her army and that of Austria in the east. SUNDAY. A German army corps, which has been engaged along the line of the Meuse, has been withdrawn and has proceeded to the northeast. An Athens dispatch gives a semi official statement from "a trustworthy source in Constantinople" that <"■ - man officers and steamers have ; ed through Bulgaria on their waj u> Constantinople. British cruisers and destroyers that were in the engagement off Helgoland have arrived at various English ports and some members of the crews assert that at least 11 German vessels of various size were sunk. Most significant is the -official an nouncement by the French war office that the military governor of Paris has ordered all residences within the zone of action of the forts around Paris to evacuate and raze their houses withim four days. Another significant official announcement from Paris is to the effect that the German forces are ad vancing in the direction of La Fere, which lies about 80 miles northwest of Paris. MONDAY. Paris is preparing for a siege should the lines opposing the Germans be broken. A German dispatch says the Ger man army is energetically pressing the Russians in the neighborhood of Allenstein, East Prussia. That the French lines are still fall ing back before the German advance, is indicated by an official statement is sued by the French war office. A British official statement says that of the 1200 men composing the crews of the five German warships sunk off Helgoland only 333 were, saved. A German aviator bas appeared over Paris, and was engaged Sunday ia dropping bombs over the city. Sev eral of the bombs failed to explode, according to accounts, and the twi> persons injured were women. Earl Kitchener, the British secre tary of state for war, gives in detail the part played by troops in the oper ations in Belgium and France. These operations extended from August 23 to August 26, and the British losses num bered in the neighborhood of 6000. The condition and spirit of the British troops at the front are described as excellent, and reenforcements have been sent up. to more than fill the gaps created by casualties. TUESDAY. Queen Elizabeth of Belgium and her children have arrived in England. The French war minister has in spected the supplementary defenses around Paris. An Antwerp dispatch credits Gen eral Pau with a victory over 50,00® Germans near Peronne. The moratorium proclaimed at the outbreak of the war in Great Britain has been extended for another month. tl is reported that British warships off Hongkong are holding up all ves sels, including those under the Amer ican flag. A long official statement is issued by the French war office reviewing the operations in Belgium and alone the French frontier. According to official advice received at Washington, France is considering the advisability of moving the seat of government to Bordeaux. A Japanese destroyer which ran ashore near Tsing Tau, China, was shelled by a German gunboat ,The crew of the destroyer, however, had previously abandoned her. Great Britain has joined with Fronr* in objecting to the purchase by United States of German liners i.■ • j nection wit hthe plan to build l.j an American merchant marine. NATIONAL DEBT. Austria Hungary $3,612,389,00» France _ C.286.435,000 Germany 1,224.158,000 Russia _ 4,507,071,000 Servia 135.886,221 England 3,389,677,000 Belgium 796,870.000 Roumania 815,836,00« Brilliant Victory for Pau. London, Aug. 31.—An Antwerp dis patch to the Reuter Telegram com pany says: "It Is reported here that General Pau has won a brilliant victory over 60,000 Germans, near Peronnes, in th« department of Somme."