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WE NEED GOOD ROADS
NEARLY AS ESSENTIAL TO EX ISTENCE OF A TOWN AS RIVERS AND STREAMS. FARMERS DRIVRl MEATEST BENEFiTS Cost of Haulage In Some Instances Reduced Over 60 Per Cent By Active Work By County and State Offioials. Roads are as essential to the exist ence of a town as creeks and tribu taries are to a river, and the better and more numerous the ioads, the greater the advantages and benefits received. Nothing will yield such handsome returns to a community as money properly expended for the im provement of its highways. The farmers as a class derive the greatest benefit and profit from im. proved highways. The cost of haul ing their produce to market is one of their heavy items of expense. In some instances where the haul is a long one and the roads bad the coast of first-hand transportation to market or a shipping point is greater than the cost of production. Roads can, in most sections of the west, be so im proved as to reduce the cost of haul age 70 or 75 per cent. Investigations have shown that the average cost of hauling, per ton per mile, throughout the United States is 23 cents; on stone roans in good con dition the cost is about 8 cents, on stone roads, in ordinary condition, 18 cents; on earth roads containing mud and ruts, 39 cents; on sandy roads, when wet, 33 cents; on sandy roads, when dry, 64 cents. From these figures it can readily be seen that by improving the roads to a condition equal to stone roads the cost of hauling would be reduced all the way from 50 to 80 per cent. This reduction in the cost of getting his produce to market would materially increase the farmers' profits. The development of the auto, not only as a pleasure vehicle but also as a commercial facility, is proving a powerful factor in boosting the good roads movement. By the use of auto mobiles, with good highways to oper ate on, commerce between all points is facilitated, the trading radius of the town is increased, the remoter part, of the country put on a more equL. basis as compared with sections near er in, and the cost of transportation I generally is reduced to a minimum. The country dweller by this means is placed within easy distance of town and city and has every benefit of the city resident, plus superior freedom and more healthful conditions. To get an idea of the value of good I highways to the country town, one I need only note the course taken by t autoists in traveling from city to city. I The first thing the tourist does is to I make careful inquiries as to the best t roads leading to his destination. He 1 is willing to take the longest route if by so doing he gets the best roads. I Chuck holes and sand are the greatest obstacles to automobile traffic. Heavy grades, provided the road bed is good, hold no fear for the modern car. It naturally follows that the towns t which can be reached by smooth, hard roads are the ones that get the patron. age of autoists, while the town that can be reached only by rough and dif- 1 ficult ways is carefully avoided, even t though it lies on a more direct route. f Many of these auto , travelers have their eyes open for commercial oppor tunities and it is evident that the towns with good roads may profit from their visits in more ways than t merely by the money actually spent while passing through. c Ana nnauy, ana of especial import ance to the farmer, good roads add a direct increase in value to every acre of farm land within their reach. This increase in land value alone would go far toward establishing and maintain ing good roads. There is nothing of greater import ance in the farther development of the United States, and especially the west. ern section thereof, than the building and maintenance of good, permanent roads. It is up to every farmer, every merchant and citizen generally in this community to help along the good roads movement. Available Grain Supplies. Bradstreet's advices show the fol lowing changes: Wheat, United States, east Rockies, increase, 3,597,000 bushels. United States, west Rockies, in crease, 117,000 bushels. Afloat for and in Europe, increase, 4,200,000 bushels. Canada, decrease, 875,000 bushels. Total increase, 7,319,000 bushels. the market has continued to advance, Oats, United States and Canada, in crease, 3,429,000 bushels. Corn, United States and Canada, decrease, 1,827,000 bushels. The girl was willing, but the base all player was diffident. She had to resort to strategy. "Jim," she said, "there are several points of the game that I wish you would explain." "Where shall I begin?' he asked, de lighted. "I should like to-er-"-she hesi tated, blushing-"know more about the 'squeeze play."' Happy is the wife who believes that her husband tells her all he knows. I MINES AND MINERS Machinery for a 250-ton leaching and electrolytic plant is being in stalled at the Bullwhacker mine near Butte, Mont. The monthly dividend from the Hecla mine, at Burke, Idaho, of $20, 000 was declared Wednesday. It amounts to 2 cents per share and is dividend No. 122. The total paid by the mine to date this year is $240,000 and the total net profits since the property was placed on a paying basis is $2,890,000. The Granby Smelting Co. treated 22,710 tons of ore at its Grand Forks plant in the week ending August 14, all except 313 tons of which came from the company's mines at Phoenix. The blister copper shipments were 340,000 pounds. The total for the first 14 days of August was 44,740 tons of ore treated, 668 tons of which were custom material, and the blister cop per shipments were 696,000 pounds. John Mitchell, second vice president of the American Federation of Labor, in an address to the copper mine strik ers of Calumet and Houghton, Satur day declared that the federation is heartily in accord and sympathy with the Western -,'ederation of Miners "in the effort it is making to better condi tions of life and labor for miners in this field." He praJsed the strikers, particularly the non-Englith speaking men, for their unity and courage and the women and children of the strik ers for their cooperation. Mr. Mitchell expressed the belief the men would win if they stood firmly together, put faith in their leaders and obeyed the law. He declared it was the right of the men to organize and commenting on the refusal of the operators to ar bitrate with the Western Federation of Miners declared the governor should say to the companies: "Arbi. trate or the state will not spend its money for your protection or send the militia to camp on your property." New York. Copper steady; standard spot and August, $14.75; electrolytic, $15.87@ 16; lake, $16; casting, $15.62015.75. Bar silver, 59VOc; Mexican dollars, 46c. Transient Merchant a Bygone. Formerly the transient merchant was a decidedly pestiferous individual, and made his influence felt in the vari. ous towns to a marked extent through opening up of stores with alleged "bankrupt" stocks or offering other ex cuses for the exploitation of inferior merchandise at prices which drew considerable business from the estab lished dealer. He is a difficult indi vidual to cope with as a competitor, for the reason that there is no way of holding him to an accountability for t the legitimacy of his operations, and customers who have been bitten in taking advantage of the alleged bar gains offered have no recourse, be cause he has vanished when the na ture of the transaction finally dawns ] upon the victim. Marked progress t has been accomplished, however, in the direction of minimizing the activ ities of these operatives, through the medium of the police powers vested in the various municipalities. The sys tem of licenses now in vogue in most well-regulated towns render their vis its unprofitable to them, and they are of less frequent recurrence. _~_ _ • Ir Psychology in Business. "It's the psychology of the thing that counts," said a traveling man re cently. "You know how a slump will hit a town once in awhile for no ap parent reason at all? That's just the way it was down in Missouri-a good little town, 25,000 or more. Every thing had been lovely there, and some fool started a calamity howl when business began. to drop off a little in the dull season. The suggestion worked. People forgot it was a dull season and began asking every one else what was the trouble with the town. "One day one of the town's big mer chants sat down and figured it out. He traced the rumors back to find their real foundation and discovered the reason to be nothing at all. He found that at the time the talk started the town was doing a better business than it ever had done in the dull sea son. And then he saw the psychology of the calamity talk. Once seeing it, he determined to fight fire with fire. "The next day he called the mer chants of his block into his office and told them what he had discovered. For awhile there was trouble in mak ing them see things his way, but at last he succeeded. Then he outlined his plan and they agreed to do as he said. "The result was that within a few days in the display windows of every merchant in that block were large signs announcing the fact that busi ness was good and getting better ev ery minute, that there was nothing to be discouraged about-in fact, every thing was lovely. Following this, every merchant advertised in the evening paper with a catch line some thing like this: "'We're in the Prosperity Block and Doing a Good Business.' "Soon the other merchants saw the optimism of o the merchants in this 'prosperity' block was attracting trade. And so they joined the procession. They put placards in their windows boasting of their good business and the faith that it was going to be bet ter right along. Soon the whole town was doing it. With prosperity dinned at them right along the citizens caught the spirit, and now-well, now the town is one of the most booming little places in Missouri. Psychology did it." New York Gets 500 More Policemen New York,-New York city is to have 500 more policemen immediately. The addition will raise the police force to 10,800. SIDAO NEWS NOTES 8 Camas Prairie ranchers are sending 1- out an urgent call for field laborers. Grangeville will have telegraphic communication with the outside world e before November 15. It Interest manifested by farmers a throughout Clearwater county assures y the success of the fair to be' held at 0 Orofino September 8, 9 and 10. e a The North Idaho Pharmaceutical association will hold its annual con vention at Coeur d'Alene Sept. 15, 16 and 17. Druggists from all North Idaho are expected and many from eastern Washington. A. steel crossing Lapwai creek near a Lapwai will be constructed by the t county commissioners at once. Dur f ing the floods of the past winter the a creek changed its course, making the new bridge a necessity. The Moscow school board at a re cent meeting adopted a resolution pro viding that a tuition must hereafter be paid by students who come into town during the school months for the purpose of attending school only. n The threshing machine owned by the Anderson Brothers of Thorn Creek was recently completely burned in a fire caused by smut explosion. This is the second machine that these men have lost in the last two years from the same cause. Governor John M. Haines, command er in chief of the second infantry, Idaho National Guard, officially re viewed the regiment in camp at the Boise barracks Sunday. The review was one of the important events of the encampment. * C. J. Hayden, a 1913 graduate of the department of horticulture, has left for Mississippi, where he has been chosen an an assistant professor of horticulture in the University of Missi sippi. He is one of the three 1913 Idaho graduates to teach in eastern and southern universities. Upon the supposition that there is illicit traffic in intoxicating liquors in the clubrooms of the Eagles' lodge of Lewiston seven barrels of beer shipped from a Spokane brewing company to individual members of the lodge were seized Saturday by Chief of Police James F. Rice, while a drayman was preparing to take the load to the rooms. The plans and specifications of the new $55,000 high school building at Wallace, which is to contain a fully equipped gymnasium and plunge, have just been received by the trustees. The building will be a handsome struc ture. It will be 100 by 100 feet, with two stories and full basement, built of concrete blocks, brick and terra cotta construction. L. L. Lewis, referee in bankruptcy at Coeur d'Alene, Idaho, has entered an order authorizing Trustee L. L Boyd to offer for public sale at auction the remaining property of the defunct Lane Lumber Co., which aggregates 7,000 acres of timber land in Kootenal and Shoshone counties, and has been appraised at close to $95,000. The sale is set for September 3 at 10 a. m. at Coeur d'Alene. The state board of equalization has decided to make a cut of from 5 to 1t per cent in the timber assessments as reported by the assessors from the eight northern counties. It was given out by the board that the 5 per cent cuts will be made in the counties con taining the smallest assessed timber values and the 10 per cent cut will be made in the counties which have the largest timber value. Cuunty Superintendent of Public In struction J. W. Ramsey has sent his annual report to Miss Grace M. Shep ard, state superintendent, showing that there were 128 teachers employed in Bonner county this last year, of whom 20 were men. The average sal ary paid male teachers was $101.35 and female $77, the total amount paid in salaries being $86,219.16. There were 3847 white children between the ages of 6 and 21 in the county, 1965 boys and 1883 girls. The total ex penditures for all school purposes dur ing the last year was $133,410, and the bonded indebtedness $108,950, with $11,431 in the sinking fund for the payment of bonds. The total estimat ed value of the school property in the county amounts to $563,783. NORWEGIAN SINGERS, ASSOCIATION Pacific Coast Sangerfest to Be Held at Spokane. The singers' headquarters are to be at Odin hall, 307 Riverside avenue. Saturday, August 30 10:00-Reception at headruarters. 12:00-Luncheon at headquarters. 2:00-Rehearsal at Armory. 5:15-Luncheon at headquarters. 7.15-Parade. 8:15-Concert at Armory. Sunday, August 31 1:00-Luncheons at headquarters. 3:00-Concert at Armory. 6:00-Luncheon at headquarters. 8:00-Special gathering at head quarters. Monday, September 1 9:00-Business meeting at headq' ters. 12:00-Luncheon at headquart - 1:30-Outing at park. 8:30-Banquet at Foresters' To Take Part In the Pro -·. Soloists: C. Thorvald W.':i : ison, Wis., tenor; Miss Scr:e hi. of Tacoma, Wash., soprar Bjorke of Vancouver, B. h, ,~ W MARKET REPORTS g Chicago. Rye-No. 2, 68c. Barley, 65@76c. C Timothyemail@example.com. d Eggs-irregular; at mark, cases in cluded, 14@200; ordinary firsts, 18% @19%c; firsts, 22c. Hogs-Steady to shade higher; bulk, 7.70U8.55; light, $firstname.lastname@example.org; mixed, $email@example.com; heavy, $firstname.lastname@example.org; rough, $email@example.com; pigs, $firstname.lastname@example.org. Cattle-Slow and generally steady; beeves, $email@example.com; Texas steers, $6.75 @7.70; western, $firstname.lastname@example.org; stockers and feeders, $email@example.com; cows and heifers, $firstname.lastname@example.org; calves, $email@example.com. Sheep-Strong, mostly 10c higher; native, $firstname.lastname@example.org; western, $4.10@ r 4.85; yearlings, $email@example.com; lambs, na a tive, $firstname.lastname@example.org; western, $email@example.com. Portland. Portland Union Stock Yards Co. re ports receipts for the week: Cattle, 2,171; calves, 18; hogs, 2,020; sheep, 6,503; horses, 27. Fairly heavy run of cattle for the week, both native and southern stuff. Few extra choice steers in the run, prices remaining steady for top grades, but going lower on medium class, especially cows and heifers. Fancy native steers sold from $8.25@ 8.35. Lower grades $7.50@8. Choice cows and heifers selling around $6.265 @6.50, with lower grades $5.75@6. A wide range of prices between choice and ordinary stuff. A big decline in the hog market, with tops going from $8.25 to $8.60, with a general weak undertone. Light liquidation at week's close. The sheep market strengthened a little for the six-day period. Heavy receipts the first of the week and holding up fairly well to Thursday. Some lambs coming forward with slow outlet at steady prices. Price year ling wethers selling $firstname.lastname@example.org; choice ewes, $email@example.com. Best lambs, $5@ 5.50. The following sales are representa tive: Steers, $firstname.lastname@example.org; cows, $6.25 @7; bulls, $5.50@6; heifers, $7.25; stags, $6; hogs, $email@example.com; lambs, $5.75; yearlings, $4.35; ewes, $3.86; wethers, $4. Tacoma. Wheat-The wheat market contin ues at a standstill. There have been very few transactions in North Pacific markets during the week, partly due to the fact that there is a concentra tion of activity in getting the crop un der cover at the interior, and partly because buyers and sellers are not in harmony regarding the position of values. While current quotations con tinue as they were established at the opening of the new crop year, at 84c 1 for bluestem and 80c for club, they are more or less nominal, being above the level at which export operations can ue worked for European account, and below the figures which growers gen erally think their holdings are worth. E There is a slight increase in the-move. ment of wheat to tidewater, though r only 71 cars came to hand locally dur ing the week. Satisfactory progress is reported, however, in completing the harvest, which is well along in the fall wheat sections, with a satisfactory outturn. Freights continue nominal, 1 WILa steamers holding around 40s and r sailing ships at 35s. E - eed-With the advent of the new a crop milling season, manufacturers of t mill feed have reduced their levels $2 t per ton, and bran is quoting at $24, s with middlings at $26. Oats are un- i changed at $28@29, with barley $26@ p 26, and corn still ruling at the ad- a vance to $37. The hay market is un changed, but the situation is compara- p tively easy, with a big crop and gener- 1; ally good quality available. t San Francisco. Flour, family extras, $5.60@6; bak ers' extras, $4.0(firstname.lastname@example.org; Dakota, $6.40 @7.40; Kansas, $email@example.com. Wheat, shipping, $firstname.lastname@example.orgA. Barley, $email@example.com. Oats-Red, $firstname.lastname@example.org; white nom inal; black, $email@example.com. Millptuffs-Middlings $30@33; rolled barley, $firstname.lastname@example.org. Hay-Wheat, $email@example.com; wheat and oat, $17@18; tame oat, $17@18; wild oat, $12@15; straw, 60@85c; al falfa, $11@14. Butter-Fancy creamery, 32%c; sec onds, 30c. Eggs-Fancy ranch, 32,c; store, 27c. Cheese-New, 17%c; young Amer icas, 170. Liverpool. Wheat-Spot, easy; futures, firm; October, 7s 2/d; December, 7s 2%d. SPOKANE WEEKLY REPORT. The general trade situation appears good all over the United States except for the influence of corn crop damage in the middle west and the unsettled tariff and currency situation. In the Pacific northwest conditions appear even brighter than for the rest of the country. This section is har vesting what will probably prove to be its largest wheat crop, and apples and other products promise very prof itable returns to the grower. Mining is fairly active and there are evi dences of a revival in the the lumber trade this fall. In groceries, trade is active, with no material changes in prices. In pro duce lines, shipments of new crop stuff is heavy and there have been de clines in chickens, hogs, mutton, ap ples, peaches, plums, pears, water melons, canteloupes, lemons, egg plant, timothy, bran and shorts, feed wheat, barley and oats. Advances are noted in butter, eggs and wheat. Provloions. tter-Under seasonable conditions '. ,ries being up to 31@33, with _. re, butter up to 20@22 cents. Con 1 llzable eastern is being shipped in , supply the market. W'ggs-Continued falling off in pro :ction has caused further advances, ical ranch being up to $7.7509, with Jastern fresh at $firstname.lastname@example.org. At Chi cago fresh eggs are scarce and high. P' but the stocks in storage are , vy and there is a good out-move :nt. Poultry-The only change is a deo cline in spring chickens. There is a fair movement in chickens with ducea, gees and turkeys nominal. Fresh Meats-Cattle and sheep are unchanged, but hogs are off 6u cents at $8rpgi.50. In dressed meats mutton has declined slightly. Trade is sea sonable. Lard and Cured Meats-Both local and eastern lard and cured meats are unchanged. The market has been ad. vancing steadily for some time. It is now believed the top -as been reached and the tone of the market is easier. Hides and Wool-Prices are the same as last week. Hides are firm and fairly active out the wool market is practically dead, pending tariff re adjustments. Fruits and Vegetables. Apples-While stocks are not mov ing much yet, interest is centering more largely in this item. Green or cooking varieties have declined to $1, while early fancies are now arriving, onering at $1.50@2. According to the report of the department of agricul taure, the apple crop condition for tl e United States on August 1 was 52 per cent, as compared with 66 per cent on the same date in 1912 and 54 per cent in 1911. The ten-year average is 5-1i per cent. The Pacific Northwest states excel the rest of the country both in quality and yield. The Wash Ington crop condition is placed at 76 per cent, Oregon 85, Idaho 83 and Mon. tana 71 per cent. Other Fruits - Peaches, plums, pears, watermelons and canteloupes are more plentiful and have declined. Lemons are also lower. Cherries, lo ganberries, apricots and raspberries are off the market. Other fruits in seasonable supply and demand with out material change in prices. Potatoes-Local quotations are un changed at $email@example.com. There is some complaint about dry rot in current re ceipts and it is predicted the yield of early varieties will only be one-half of what it was last year. For the coun try at large the crop promises to fall far short of last year so with an en pectea good crop in this section there may be a shipping outlet. Sweet po tatoes are in, opening at $3.75. Other Vegetables-Egg plant is more plentiful and has declined. Cel ery is now offering at 65@76 cents. Other vegetables seasonable and un changed. Grain, Flour and Feed. Wheat-Bluestem is up 1 cent at 1S and club and Red Russian are the same as a week ago at 67 and 66% cents, respectively. Attention is still largely concentrated on securing the bumper harvest in this section, but more wheat is offering in the interior and the movement to tidewater is in creasing slowly. Mills are beginning to buy but export trade is holaang off in the hope of lower charter rates. Flour-There is no change in quotar tions on domestics. Coast advices note good orders coming in from the orient. Feed-Nearly the entire list is down again under new crop influences, de clines being noted in timothy, branl and shorts, feed wheat, barley and I oats. Corn steady at recent advances. General Trade Conditions. Dun's Review says: Current distri bution of merchandise continues in i normal volume, while steady prepara tions are being made for an active fall º and winter business. Conservatism Sus been accentuated buomewhat by i the damage of corn, yet in a broad sense, crop conditions are still prom ising and with remunerative prices prevailing, another prosperous year is assured. The heavy movement of agricultural products to market contributes liberal. ly to transportation revenues, while the exports of grain and other com modities add materially to credit bal ance abroad. Domestic monetary considerations have become a matter of less concern and political developments in Europe also make for an easier situation there. Changes in strictly mercantile and industrial conditions are of a mixed character, with favorable fea tures predominating. New York financial advices say: Some sensational estimates were cur rent of the extent of the additional damage to corn since the date of the government report. Merchants in the localities affected were reported as showing growing caution in buying, and banks there were inclined to con serve resources for a possible strain. Another symptom was a rush of live stock to market, to guard against the expense of a shortage of feed. Steel trade advices also offered compensations for the immediate fa vorable news. The lowering of prices is regarded as a probable preliminary to a new buying movement. Cable reports from Berlin of great massmeetings of unemployed labor carried the inference of diminishing trade and consequently diminishing in dustrial activity. The practical consummation of the Union Pacific plan for the sale of its Southern Pacific holdings removed a long standing menace from the mar ket. The large proportion of foreign subscriptions in particular gave evi dence of a reviving demand abroad for American securities. The weekly return of the Bank of England showed the strongest posi tion for the season in years and there came from London the intimation that the climax in monetary ease there probably had been reached. The flow of gold from South America has been checked and an outgo to Egypt and Turkey has commenced, with demand from Berlin in prospect. The United States has begun the deposit of surplus funds in southern and western banks. The effect has been prompt repayment by those banks of loans to New York banks, with increased ease as a result in the Wall street money market. Banks have bought mercantile paper to sup. ply collateral security for the govern ment deposits. Helter-What sort of town is New York? Skelter-Judge for yourself. Two of its boroughs are named after cock tails. REFUSE HUERTA A BIG NATIONS URGE HIM TO SUP PORT PLANS OF THE U. 8. IN MEXICO. HIS PARTY BADLY IN NEED Of HONEY President Wilson Inslsts on Constitte tional Election and Elimination of Huerta-Mexlcan Envoy to Bi Sent to Washington, D. C. Washington.--Great Britain, France and Japan are among the nations which have interposed their influence upon the Huerta administration in Mexico in support of the efforts of the United States to bring about a peaceful settlement of the revolution. Unless some tangible overture is received from the Huerta officials in dicating a desire to accept the funda mental proposal of the United States the president will proclaim to congress and to the world the attitude of this government toward the southern re public. Official reports to the state depart ment show the Huerta regime to be in desperate financial straits, with little prospect of getting funds anywhere to meet the running expenses of the gov ernment or pay its troops, already restive because of deferred payments. The insistence of the United States on a constitutional election and the elimination of Huerta is reiterated positively by administration officials, a position which Mr. Lind had been instructed to emphasize. The sending of a special envoy from Mexico to Washington further to dis cuss the situation with President Wi. son is regarded here as a dilatory move. It is known that the Washing ton government has made it clear that such a procedure would not alter the views expressed in its first note It is believed, however, that Huerta has abandoned the idea of sending an en voy and is seeking to develop a new basis for negotiations. Huerta's plan was to send an envoy to the United States to talk unoffi cially with President Wilson, Just as Mr. Lind did with Huerta. Other Countries Help Us. Besides Great Britain, France and Japan, all the five Central and South American countries are lending their support to the efforts of the Uniter States to bring about a peaceful set tlement of the Mexican revolution. That the United States is baeked.by a world wide sentiment in its peace7 policy is conceded in diploma.lo elt cles here. ORGANIZE ALFALFA WORK Middre West Expert Will Visit 8po. kane for Rally September 23. The four weeks' Holden alfalfa came paign is on at Spokane. The chamber of commerce at Spy. I kane has received word from Pro fessor Perry G. Holden that C. M. Carroll, one of his field agents, will arrive in Spokane this week to take up with the committee all active ar Irangements for the campaign, which will open with a rally in Spokane Tuesday, September 23, and on the fol lowing day the special train will de part fork all corners of the Inland Em. pire. That diversified farming, hog and cattle raising, which will result from the alfalfa dampaign, will be the sal vation of this country and result in a greater prosperity for the Inland Em. pire is predicted. BETTER BABY CONTESTS A Chance Where Parents Can Be Shown Physical Defects in Their Young. Practically every town in Eastern Washington and Idaho is going to hold a better baby health contest as a pre. liminary to the big blue ribbon contest which will be held in Spokane during the Interstate fair. The mayors and city councils of the towns are back of the movement for better babies and fully 200 babies will go to the Inter state fair from the country districts. The Spokane show now has over 400 entries. The contests will be by mea surements and prizes will include ages every six months up to four years, female and male. Babies can be en tered in the contest any time during the fair. Walla Wallsa Has Big Fire. Walla Walla, Wash.-The entire stock of the Stanley Music house and a part of the stock of the W. H. Mey ers Sporting Goods house, on Main street near Third in the central part of town, were destroyed by fire Mon day of unknown origin. The property loss amounts to $30,000 and was about three-fourths covered by insurance. Investigate Missionary's Death. Constantinaple.-The United States embassy here has dispatched Lewis Heck, acting vice consul, to open an inquiry into the circumstances attend ing the murder last week of Dr. Charles H. Holbrook, an American mise sionary, at Soushehir, Asiatic Turkey, Caminetti Trial Is On. San Francisco.-F. Drew Caminetti, charged with violation of the Mann white slave act, has his trial in the United States district court this week, following that of his companion, Maury L Diggs, convicted of the charge.