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ITEMS OF GENERAL INTEREST FRESH FROM THE DAILY NEWSPAPER SERVICE. CATliERED RO BOTH CONTINENTS Happenings. National, Historical and Political and Personal Events Herewith Selected for Our Many Readers. The intense heat still continues at Lincoln, Neb. The Rev. Thomas Kennedy died Sunday in London. Democratic Senator Joseph F. John ston of Birmingham, Ala., died recent ly at Washington. Most of the large tire insurance agencies of St. Louis resumed the writing of insurance Tuesday. Senator Williams of Mississippi re, cently declared he believed an organ lied effort was being made to bring on war with Mexico. The German emperor announces to King Constantine that he has appoint ed the Greek monarch a field marshal in the German army. Budgaria has waived claim to the port of Kavala on the Aegean sea. If true this concession greatly improves prospects for lasting peace. Dr. Oliver Livingston Jones, wealthy retired physician and father of "Gen eral" Rosalie Jones, a suffrage leader, shot himself to death Saturday in New York. Milwaukee was chosen for the next convention city of the League of Amer ican Municipalities, whose annual con vention closed at Winnipeg., Man., Saturday. A Denver & Rio Grande passenger train, northbound, collided head-on with a light locomotive near Monu ment, Colo., Saturday. Only slight in juries resulted. With the backbone of the Missabe ore strike broken, the steamers Pope and Buffington, laden with ore, cleared from the dock at Duluth, Minn., Saturday. Thirty thousand persons are ex pected in Milwaukee to participate in the twelfth annual convention of the American Federation of Catholic So cieties this week. The thirty-second name was added Monday to the list of those who per ished in the recent fire which de stroyed the Binghamton (N. Y.) Cloth ing company's plant. After standing at the door of a land offite for 1? days and nights, Harvey Davis of Lincoln, Neb., Saturday filed on a homestead near Winifred, Man., which is valued at $14,000. Application for a writ of habeas corpus for 200 Mexicans, removed re cently from Texas to Fort Rosecrans, Cal., was dcfiied by a federal judge because of lack of jurisdiction. Our new mediator in Mexico, John Linl, former governor of Minnesota, doesn't talk the Mex lingo, but he can listen fine in Swedish. His parents brought him over from Sweden in 1868. With 1,000,000 varicolored lights il laminating. the hordes of plumed knights and thousands of Denver, Colo., spectators, the 32d triennial con clave of Knights Templar met there this week. At London a verdict of manslaught er was returned Saturday by a coro ner's jury against Benjamin Jewell, whose 7-year-old daughter died from diphtheria while under Christian Sci ence treatment. OIV* FIGHTS OCTOPUS FAR BELOW THE WATER Seattle Man Battles for Forty-Five Minutes-Is Almost Exhausted When Rescued. Beattle, Wash.-Fighting furiously for 45 minutes against an octopus 85 teet below the surface of the water, at the same time talking over the tele phone to his attendants in a scow on the surface of the water, giving them accounts of the remarkable battle as it progressed, and finally practically uninjured but in a fainting condition, escaping, was the remarkable experi ence of Walter McRay, a deep sea diver, at Alden banks, near Anacortes. New York's Governor "In Bad." New York.-While Governor Sulzer remains silent, members of the joint legislative committee which concluded its hearings drafted a report which it will submit to the legislature with reference to testimony adduced show ing that the governor had speculated in the New York stock market, using therefor campaign contributions which be failed to include in his sworn state ment as required by law. No other course than to recommend impeach ment proceedings is open to the in vestigators. Straus Left $5,000,000 Estate. New York.-Isidor Straus, the mer chant and philanthropist, who lost his life when the Titanic sank in April, 1912, left an estate valued at $4,565, 106. His wife, Mrs. Ida Straus, who refused to desert her husband when she could have been saved before the Titanic went down, left an estate of $835,578. I WASHINGTON ITEMS The funeral of Leon Kuhn was held from his home in Colfax Sunday. The Seattle Retail Grocers' assoela tion will hold its picnic at Fortuna park, August 21. Carl D. Whitesel, 8 years, was drowned Sunday by falling from a raft on a frog pond near Spokane. It is estimated that it will take $67,606 for the running expenses of Lincoln county in 1914, $10,388 more than was estimated in 1913. After a two weeks' run threshing outfits have found the average grain yield in the country south of Wilson Creek is running 25 bushels per acre, Papers for the release of about 10C convicts on paroles, pardons and con ditional pardons were received at the state penitentiary from Olympia Mond day. Great numbers of Norwegians of the Inland Empire will take part in the Pa. cific Coast Norwegian sangerfest, to be held at Spokane on August 3C 31 and September 1. The threshing machine of Frank Bumgarner was completely destroyed by fire recently near LaCrosse. A large amount of stan4fng grain was destroyed. Governor Lister has apointed D. B. Garrison of Connell on the state board of pharmacy examiners, succeeding State Senator Peder Jenson of Ta coma whose term has expired. Express companies' receipts in the state of Washington for the 12 months ended March 31, 1913, show an in. crease of more than 6 per cent over the business of the preceding year. The Calispel valley will harvest the largest crop on record. The timothy hay is averaging from one and a half tons to two tons to the acre and oats and wheat are in the best of condition. Twelve horses killed, two cars in a train of four derailed, and none of the passengers or crew injured was the experience of a train on the Spokane & Inland Empire road eight miles north of Colfax. Louis R. Bedford, secretary-treasurer of the Young Men's State Democratic league, who was arrested on com plaint of his wife, under the newly enacted lazy husband law, was con. victed last week at Seattle. The first part of the big 1,000,000 bushel wheat crop was delivered at LaCrosse this week. The 400,000 wheat sacks which have been deliv ered by the local grain buyers are found to be insufficient to hold the big crop. uovernor Laster Will leave Olympia Sunday, August 17, and on the follow ing day, by which time Lister will be safely beyond the confines of his state, Lieutenant Governor Hart will take up his residence and the reins of govern ment at Olympia. Warning against over-confidence, pleading for shorter term enlistment, praising the great army and encour aging the citizenship soldiery of the national guards, Secretary of War Lindley M. Garrison spoke to a large audience at Spokane Saturday. A Japanese section foreman at Shawnee station, three miles below Albion, "King Abe" by name, who has been in the United States seven years, is translating Japanese poetry for coast newspapers. He also translates English poetry for his home papers in Japan. This work is done at spare time, while not at work on the section. Senator Ralph Metcalf and Repre sentative Clark Black, Washington representatives on the American com mission that has been studying rural credits in Europe, in their final report to Governor Lister suggest that repre sentative farmers be called to Olympia or some more convenient meeting place to discuss with the returning del egates the result of their months of study abroad. The state land department is now preparing for the biggest state land and timber sale of the year, to be held September 2 in the various counties, when state property appraised at $303,160.93 will be put up at auction. The property is divided as follows: Tide lands, $6954.27; timber only (to be sold separate from land), $133,844; land, $162,362.66. A large portion of the land for which applications have been made is in eastern Washington. In Spokane county property valued at $19,511 is to be sold, principally pastoral land, much of which is logged off, with some standing timber. In Stevens county 38 blocks of the state addition to the city of Colville are to be sold. This land adjoins the city on the south. With the addition of pastoral land and timber the total value of state property to be offered in this county is in excess of $47.000. Land to be sold in other eastern Washington counties is appraised as follows: Whitman, $11,422.50; Pend Oreille, $16,520; Lincoln, $12,052; Kit titas, $3975.50; Grant, $8562; Douglas, $2136; Chelan, $8666.20; Benton, $10, 616; Klickitat, $5756.50, and Okan ogan, $18,955.34. Peace Brings Happiness. Berlin.-Emperor William and the king of Rumania exchanged many tel egrams in connection with the con clusion of peace among the Balkan states. Arrest Reporters in Mexico. Mexico City.-N. A. Jennings and Marvin Ferre, two American newspa per correspondents, were arrested here Sunday and arn held by order of the minister of the interior. THY TALKED MEXICO PRESIDENT WILSON, SECRETARY BRYAN AND SENATE COMMIT. TEE IN CONFERENCE. HOLD A LONC HEART TO HEART TAll Mr. Lind Now in Mexico City-Is in Sympathy With Administration, But Not a Factor There-Wili Not Recognize Huerta. Washington.-Two hour.' confer ence between President Wilson, Sec retary Bryan and the senate foreign relations committee Saturday brought about no change in the attitude of the administration toward Mexico. The president took the senators in to his confidence far enough to out line the following: That John Lind, his special envoy to Mexico City, does not bear any solu tion of the present situation, but goes to continue this government's efforts to induce President Huerta to redeem his promises for free and constitution al elections. That under no circumstances does the administration propose to recog nize the Huerta government. That Mr. Lind has gone to Mexico City to be the "eyes and ears" of the Washington administration on the ground, and to explain the attitude of this government when he has fully familiarized himself with the situa tion. That by withdrawing Ambassador Wilson and sending Mr. Lind the pres ident planned to have a man on the ground who was in sympathy with the administration here and was in no sense a factor in the situation in Mex ico City. President Speaks Frankly. These suggestions of the president came out in general discussion. It was made clear that the purpose of the conference was to establish more frank and intimate relations between the senate and the administration in the development of the Mexican poli cy, and in the furtherance of this idea the president talked freely and an swered many pointed questions. While the president disclosed no definite plan for the pacification of Mexico the implication remained that upon Lind's reports would depend to a large extent the future policy of this country. There was practically no talk of lifting the embargo on the importation of arms into Mexico which some mem bers of the committee believe would put a speedy end to the difficulties. NORWEGIAN "SAENGERFEST" HELD AT SPOKANE Pacific Coast Organization Meets Au gust 30, 31 and September 1. The Pacific Coast Singers' Associa tion will hold its ninth "Sangerfest' in Spokane on August 30, 31 and Sep tember 1. Two concerts will be on the pro gram, in which the different singing societies, an orchestra and soloists of national fame will take part. The grand chorus will consist of about 300 male voices and will be under the di. rection of Prof. Carlo Sperati of De* corah, Iowa. Norwegian Singing Societies from the following cities and towns are members of the Pacific Coast Asso ciation: From the State of Washing ton-Everett, Seattle, Ballard, Taco ma, Silvana, Stanwood, Marman, Spo kane and Aberdeen; from the State of Oregon-Portland and Astoria; from the state of California-San Francisco and Eureka; from British Columbia Vancouver; from the State of Idaho Potlatch; from the State of Montana Somers, Kalispell, Great Falls and An aconda. The railroads will give one and one third fare for round trip ticket on the certificate plan. The Singing Societies and perhaps other Norwegian Societies of Spokane will parade on August 30. On Septem ber 1st the "Sangerforbund" (Singers' Association) and others will have a picnic at one of the lakes or parks, and a banquet in the evening. Two large Norwegian associations of male choruses have been formed in this country, one east of the Rocky mountains, the other on the Pacific slope. The one 'n the East has flour ished for nearly 25 years. They al ways have successful and well-attend ed Sangerfests, in which about 1000 voices join in the male chorus. Wherever the Sangerfests have been held they have met with favor. and aroused enthusiasm, having been suc cessful musically, and socially for the members and their friends. This will be the first time the San gerfest is held in the Inland Empire. Grand Officers-1912-1913. P. O. Floan, president; C. Aug. Pe terson, first vice president; L. G. Hel berg, second vice president; A. M. Sat tre, corresponding secretary; A. E. Harnish, recording secretary; O. P. Anderson, treasurer; Conrad Lien, marshal; Carlo A. Sperati, director in chief. Interstate Fair Entry Closing Dates. The closing dates for the various de partments at the Spokane Interstate fair are as follows: September 1, breeding horse, cattle, sheep and swine sections, harness purses and running stakes; September 8, poultry and dog show; September 13, relay races, cat show, dairy, apiary, agricultural, fine arts and women's work sections. SPORTING COLUMN Twice as many horses as in any pre vious year are entered in the harness events at the Interstate fair this fall. Willie Ritchie took no soft Job on his hands for Labor day when he signed a contract to fight Freddie Welsh, the English and Canadian champion. Harry G. Legg of the Minikahda club, Minneapolis, recently won his seventh cup emblematic of the cham pionship of the Minnesota State Golf association. San Francisco.-Bob McAllister of the Olympic club and "Sailor" Petros key, late of the United States navy, fought 20 punishing, bloody rounds Friday night to a draw. William Johnston of San Francisco won the New York state lawn tennis championship in the singles Saturday and becomes the successor of Maurice E. McLoughlin, also of California. Two Canadian swimming records were smashed at the annual Eastern Canadian swimming championships. The 220-yards was won in 3:25. The 100-yard speed race was won in 1.02 4-5. Gunboat Smith of California defeat ed Jim Flynn, the Pueblo fireman, in the fifth round of their scheduled 10 round bout in New York recently. Smith knocked Flynn down four times in the fifth round and the referee stopped the fight to save Flynn from being knocked out. Leaving a wake of shattered swim ming records behind him, four of which are for the world's fastest races, Duke Kahanrmoku sailed Tuesday from San Francisco for his native Ha waii. Kahanamoku's new records are: 25 yards, 11 3-10 seconds; 50 yards, 23 2-5 seconds; 75 yards, 37 2-5 sec onds; 100 yards, 54 3-5 seconds. The great Hawaiian athlete intends to re turn to San Francisco in October to participate in the Portola festival races. The Vancouver Athletic club won the Victoria carnival track and field meet recently, taking eight firsts, six seconds and five thirds for a total of 57 points. The Olympic club of San Francisco, with only four men com peting, was second, winning seven firsts, one second and a third for 38 points. The Seattle Athletic club fin ished third, beating out the James Bay Athletic association of Victoria by five points. The Spokane Amateur Athletic club scored seven points, be ing represented by only two entries. California Saturday carried away the honors in the Pacific northwest tennis championships when Elia Fot trell of San Francisco won the men's singles from Joe Tyler of Spokane, 6-3, 5-7, 6-1, 10-8, and Fottrell and E. R. McCormick, the Los Angeles high school boy and Oregon champion, won the men's doubles title from H. C. Evans and A. S. Milne of Vancouver. The score of this match was 5-7, 6-3, 6-4, 7-5. In the ladies' singles Miss Sarah Livingatone of Seattle, Oregon woman champion, won the northwest title from Miss Connor of Seattle, 6-1, 6-3. Miss Waterhouse and Miss Liv ingstone of Seattle won the women's doubles finals from Miss Lee and Mrs. R. T. Stafford of Seattle, 6-3, 6-1. HONORED HOWARD ELLIOTT Retiring President of the N. P. Rail. road Feasted By Road's Employes. St. Paul, Minn.-In addressing offi cers and employes of the Northern Pacific railway at a farewell dinner, tendered him Saturday night, Howard Elliott, retiring president, confined his remarks almost entirely to the North ern Pacific railway and its territory. Two hundred and fifty officers and employes of the Northern Pacific rail road, representing all sections of the line, gathered at the banquet, and many of them came on a special train that was ran from the western coast to St Paul for the occasion. On all sides there were expressions of regret at losing Mr. Elliott, as well as con gratulations and assurances of confi d nce of the success he will meet with in the new situation that will confront him. CHINESE REBELS ARE HOLDING THEIR OWN Government Troops Fail to Dislodge Opponents at Nanking and Shanghai. Peking.-Consular and other reports from the Yangtse valley indicate that the Chinese government is making lit tle headway against the rebels at Nan king and Shanghai. The railway from Tientsin to Pukow is not yet opened. A dispatch from Chang Kiang stated that the rebels have offered to surren der the forts for $75,000. Cloudburst in Colorado. Colorado Springs, Col.-A cloud burst here Sunday evening demoral ized railroad and streetcar traffic in the Pike's Peak region, and several families are reported to be homeless at Colorado City, where the rainfall was heaviest. Water three feet deep ran through the principal streets of the town, and hundreds of houses were flooded. The fire department was called upon to rescue a number of per sons marooned in their homes between Colorado City and Manitou. Sign Balkan Treaty Sunday. Bucharest, Rumania.-The treaty of peace among the Balkan states was signed Sunday morning. Greece and Servia have reserved the right to submit the question of an indemnity from Burgaria to The Hague arbitration court. TRAIN STRUCK AUTOS THREE PEOPLE KILLED AND EIGHT INJURED SUNDAY NEAR OAKLAND, CAL WERE NOTRACINCAS TO BE SUPPOSED Southern Pacific Passenger Train Struck Two Automobiles Loaded with Passengers-Those Killed Prominent. Oakland, Cal.-Three are dead and eight are injured-three of whom will probably die-as the repult of a colli sion between the Southern Pacific's Stockton flyer and two automobiles at San Lorenzo. The dead. Mrs. John Bellini, San Francisco; Mrs. Margaret Odenwelder, Oakland; Albert McLeer, 16 years old, Sacra mento. The injured: Mrs. Elbert Bellini, Sacramento, skull fractured; Elbert Bellini, inter nal injuries; Elbert Bellini Jr., leg broken; Donna Bellini, internal inju-1 ries; John Bellini, San Francisco, head injured; Mrs. Edith Elliott, daughter of Mrs. Odenwelder, cut and bruised; John D. McLeer, Oakland, fractured skull and three ribs; Mrs. John D. Mc Leer, lacerated and bruised. Lantern Blamed. At the point where the accident oc curred the highway nearly parallels the railroad track. The machines were running at a good speed, but those who escaped grave injury said they were not racing, and attributed the accident to a defective lantern on a pile of dirt near the roadside. The accident occurred at dusk. The two cars were en route from San Jose to Oakland. In the foremost car were Mr. and Mrs. John D. McLeer in the front seat, Mrs. Margaret Oldenwelder, their daughter, Mrs. Edith Elliott, wife of the engineer of the U. S. S. Buffalo, and Albert McLeer, the young son of the driver of the machine. In the rear car were Mr. and Mrs. John Bellini and Mr. and Mrs. Elbert Bellini, with their children, Everett and Donno. Hit Squarely by Train. McLeer, on nearing the railroad sta tion at San Jose, slowed down. The other car shot ahead and McLeer, with a spurt, followed it. As the Bel lini car mounted the tracks the train struck it squarely. Its occupants were thrown into the air, except the two women, who were caught on the pilot and carried there until the train stopped. The car was demolished. The second car was not so squarely hit, but was utterly demolished. McLeer, in his story, said he was somewhat misled by a light, which he thought must have been either set by the roadside or else by the headlight of an electric train. He could not tell just how it all happened. McLoer is an Oakland contractor. John Bellini is the owner of a clean ing and dyeing works in San Francis co. Elbert Bellini is the Sacramento representative of the California Wine association. INDUSTRY AND IMPROVEMENT. The contract for the new city hall at Colfax has been awarded to Wel don Vedder of Colfax for $10,900. W. Morgan, representing Los An geles capital, is preparing plans for a $300,000 refrigerating, cold storage and ice plant at Wenatchee. The Odessa Commercial club has ap pointed a committee to collect data relative to the establishing of a cream ery and cold storage plant in that town. The committee will report in October. After an appeal to the attorney gen eral the board of control has let con tracts aggregating $200,000 for the construction of four new ward build ings at the northern insane hospital, the firet of many institutional im provements ordered by the last legis lature. R. W. Purdum of Nampa, Idaho, is promoting a project to construct a large power plant on the Payette river and pumping plant on the Snake river, south of Nyssa. These plants would furnish electricity for the Boise val ley and irrigate 44,000 acres in the Owyhee district. The project entails an expenditure of $3,000,000. Improvements costing over $730,000 are now being made in the city of Pullman or will be started soon. These figures include $150,000 each for the new agricultural and mechanic arts buildings at the state college, $85,000 for the new high school, $20,000 for the Presbyterian church, 8130,000 for street improvements, $10,000 for im provements on Rogers field, the col lege athletic field, $6,000 for the con struction of the new subway connect Ing the mechanical building at the col lege with the coal bunkers at the foot f the hill. Better Baby Contest. The "better babies" health contest it the Spokane Interstate fair this fall a causing probably more interest than way other department of the big exhi bition. The entry list is expected to nuch exceed 500 before the fair week a over. Philadelphia Visited by Storm. Philadelphia.-A young woman was struck by lightning, a baby crushed to leath by a falling tree and scores of )ersons were injured by flying debris. luring a wind, rain and electrical' storm which swept over this city Sun lay.II MINES AND MINERS The unfilled tonnage of the United States Steel corporation on July 81 totaled 5,399,866 tons, a decrease of 407,961 tons over June. General underground operations on a limited scale started Monday at the Champion, Quinoy and Calumet mines in Michigan. The Western Federation of Miners had two of its men meet every miner as he left his home to try to dissuade him from returning to work. The South Fork & Kalispell Copper Co., capitalized for $1,000,000, was in corporated last week at Kalispell, Mont., by Chris Best, S. M. Logan, William Morris, Mrs. Mary T. Morris, W. Curran, Thomas Lee and W. Howe, all of Kalispell to develop a group of four claims in Silver basin, eight miles from Essex, Mont. The Snowstorm Mining Co., operat ing properties near Mullan, Idaho, had a net surplus of $85,725 on July 1, ac cording to the report of Leo Green ough, president and general manager, submitted at the annual meeting last week. The report states also that there are blocked out in the mine 70, 000 tons of ore averaging 3% per cent copper, in addition to a considerable tonnage of 2 to 2% per cent ore that can be mined at a profit it copper re mains at or above 15 cents a pound. Montana increased her value of metal production in 1912 by nearly $18,000,000 over the preceding year. In 1912 the value was $64,754,613 against $46,855,287 in 1911. Most of the in crease can be credited to Silver Bow county, which includes the Butte dis trict. In all other counties the in crease aggregated but $628. The value of the silver, copper and lead production combined was $18, 524,437 more than in ilii, while the value of the gold and zinc was $725 less than in 1911. The production of gold in 1912 was valued at $3,625,235, against $3,710,751 in 1911. Montana was third in silver production in the United States, pro ducing 12,731,638 ounces, valued at $1,829,959. The production of lead increased from 6,431,575 in 1911 to 7,446,749 pounds, valued at $335,103, in 1912. Nearly all the metal-bearing districts of Montana made a small output in lead, but Cascade, Jenerson, Lincoln and Silver Bow produced 84 per cent of the state's output. New York. Bar silver, 59%c; Mexican dollars, 47c. Lead-Firm, $4.50 bid. Spelter-Steady, $email@example.com. Copper-Firm; standard spot to Oc tober, $14.50 bid; electrolytic, $15.50; lake, $15.75; casting, $15.25. Tin-Easy; spot, $firstname.lastname@example.org. Antimony - Nominal; (Jookson's, $8.4008.50. Iron-Steady and unchanged. REGULAR SUFFRAGETTE RIOT Sylvia Pankhurst Leads Mob in Lon don Sunday Afternoon Until Police Make a Charge. London.-The third attempt of suf fragettes under command of Sylvia Pankhurst to take Premier Asquith's house, in Downing street, by storm failed Sunday when the militant lead er was captured by a cordon of police thrown across Whitehall after a stiff fight in which the officers used their clubs. The trouble began after a massmeet ing held under the auspices of the Free Speech Defense committee, called to demand the unconditional release of George Lansbury, former socialist member of the house of commons, who was sentenced July 30 to three months' imprisonment for making in flammatory speeches, but was re leased August 2 under the "cat and mouse" act while on a hunger strike. CORN CROP HEAVILY REDUCED Nation's Principal Cereal Cut Down by Bad Conditions. A loss of 300,000,000 bushels of corn, I the nation's greatest farm crop, has resulted from the great damage wrought by drouth and other condi tions since July 1, the government's agricultural experts estimated Mon day in their August crop report. A total production of 2,672,000,000 bush els of corn was predicted This is 452,000,000 bushels less than last year's crop. The general condition of corn was placed at 75.8 per cent of a normal, compared with 86.9 on July 1. Kansas was hit hardest. ELKS' ORGANIZER ARRESTED Canadian Elks Not Same as B. P. O. E. Lodge in the United States. Winnipeg, Man.-Eighteen charges were filed recently against Harry Kel ly of Denver, Colo., supreme organizer of Canadian Alks in Winnipeg, charg ing him with receiving thousands of dollars through * misrepresentations from western Canadians. Kelly was arrested but is out on ball. Many complaints have been made by members of the Lanadian Elks, who said they believed they were joining the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks, an organization founded in the United States. Eagles Honor Retiring Chief. Baltimore, Md.-i'ne 15th annual convention of the Fraternal Order of Eagles closed here Saturday after a week's session. A feature of the clos ing ceremonies was the presentation of a silver service valued at $1000 to the retiring grand worthy president, William J. Brennan of Pittsburg, by friends in the grand aerie. Few men are strong enough to keep their faces closed.