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Review of Happenings in Both Eastern
and Western Hemispheres During
National, Historical,
Political and Personal Events Told
in Short Paragraphs for Everybody.
Past Week
President Taft has withdrawn from
the senate the appointment of Leslie
M. Scott as United States marshal for
the district of Oregon.
The board of managers of the Wash
ington state reformatory have en
gaged the services of Ronald E. Chap
man as director of agriculture.
William J. Bryan is not going to fol
low the trail of Colonel Roosevelt
around the country in the coming pres
idential campaign as had been planned.
The constitutional' amendment to
provide a single six-year term for the
president and vice-president of the
United States, will be pushed for con
sideration In the senate this week.
Jacob Foy Guthrie, termed "the
educated burglar and forger," who is
accused of stealing more than $200,000
worth of property, Chicago, was held
to the grand jury In bonds of $37,600
on eleven complaints.
The weekly report of the Granby
Smelting company at Grand Forks, B.
C., shows 24,011 tons of ore treated,
23,711 tons of which came from the
Granby mines, and 370,000 pounds of
blister copper shipped.
Seward, Alaska.—Passengers on the
mail steamship Dora, which arrived
on her monthly trip from the west
ward Saturday, say Mount Katmai,
which was in violent eruption in June,
is emitting great volumes of dense
On reading the dispatch from Mex
ico City that he had made overtures
for peace it allowed to escape from
Mexico unprosecuted, General Pascual
Orozco, commander in chief of the
rebel forces, makes flat denial of the
whole story.
Honolulu.—The strike of the mas
ters and mates of the Inter-island
Steamship company, which has-been in
progress for several weeks, has been
settled. All the demands of the offi
cers in the employ of the company
were granted, except that of increase
In pay.
Vallejo, Cal.—Martin S. White, chief
yeoman of the naval ship Iris, who was
courtmartialed last month at the Mare
Island navy yard on a charge of send
ing letters to officers of the Pacific
torpedo flotilla, threatening Lieutenant
Commander C. F. Vanderbeck of the
Iris, was acquitted.
Wood pulp, print paper and paper
hoard manufactured from woods of
British Columbia, from which the ex
port restrictions were recently re
moved by the council of that province,
will be admitted to the United States
free of duty under the one operative
clause of the Canadian reciprocity act.
An appropriation of $35,000 to Sen
ator Lorimer to cover part of his ex
penses in the two fights to retain his
seat will be recommended by the sen
ate committee on privileges and elec
tions. Chairman Dillingham has been
authorized to also recommend a pay
ment of $2500 to Detective William J.
Burns, who worked on the case.
London.—Lying helpless in an arm
chair at the Homeoopathic hospital in
Great Ormond street, W. C., is a girl
of 15 named Edith Winter, of Boundary
lane, Camberwell, S. E., who Is suffer
ing from the mysterious disease which
Is causing her muscles to turn into
It is the same disease that at
tacked Allan Rushbrook, known as the
"brittle man," who left the same hos
pital partly cured some months ago.
At Kamloops, B. C., W. B. James
and a Japanese named Takahashi
hanged in the jail recently.
James, a young man who is said to
have come from North Dakota and to
have been known also as Walter
Palke, shot and killed Constable As
tern after the latter had arrested him
for holding up and robbing a store
Takahashi shot and killed
fellow countryman in his bunk at
Purse of *1000 Is Awarded at Miners'
Butte, Mont —The team of Pickens
and Page of Globe, Ariz., won the rock
drilling contest at the annual picnic
the Butto Miners' union, sending their
steel into solid granite a depth of 43 3
inches in 15 minutes.
$ 1000 .
Klnsella, also of uutte, was second
with 41 11-16 inches. Four teams con
The purse was
The team of Bradshaw and
Judges Will Explain.
The Spokane Interstate Fair this
will attempt to make education
of the visitors the highest aim.
judges In the various departments will
spend considerable time explaining
patrons just why the winning displays
better than the others and how
the points were marked.
Lad Admits Burning Hotels and Stood
Near to Watch Excitement.
Greenfield, Mass.— B. G. Murray, son
of a former fire commissioner of Hart
ford, Conn., confessed to having set
fire to 30 hotels and public buildings
in Connecticut and western Massa
chusetts during the last four months.
While no lives were lost in the many
fires, hundreds of persons, a majority
of them hotel guests, were imperiled
and the total property loss is estl
mated at nearly 31,000,000.
At the time of the alleged confes
sion, Murray was serving a sentence
of 30 days on a charge of larceny. He
had confessed the thefts of $50 and a
gold watch on July 13, the victim be
ing a hotel guest here.
In his confession Murray explained
that he had gone to the second floor
or third floors of many of the places,
opened a closet and se* fire to any in
flammable material in sight. Then,
closing the door, he left the building
and went to some nearby place where
he could view the fire and the excite
ment attendant upon it Frequently
he had gone to some nearby building
and started another blaze so that the
fires might burn simultaneously.
The most spectacular fires were in
Waterbury, Conn.
Murray, according to Chief Manning,
started the fire which threatened to
destroy the city hall as well as the
Chelsea hotel and set a dozen other
blazes the same night, approximately
22 ,
Promises of offices are not being
made by Roosevelt In return for sup
port, says he.
No hay or grain Is subject to rein
spection In the State of Washington
except that for export.
Julien Emile Frederic Massenet, the
well-known musical composer, died at
Paris Wednesday at the age of 70.
Thinking his wife a burglar, Harvey
Troyer of Evansville, Ind., stabbed her
in the back and she probably will die.
At Wilson Creek, Wash., Wednesday
W. A. Jennings, a young man firing on
the Great Northern, was killed by acci
General Pascual Orozco, chief of the
Mexican rebels, admits peace negotia
tions have been under way with the
At Seattle Frank Majane, the Allan
City politician, was arrested
Wednesday as a briber and will not
oppose extradition.
The declaration of war by Bulgaria
against Turkey was demanded at a
mass meeting attended by 20,000 per
sons in Sofia Wednesday.
The senate passed the postoffice bill
and the measure Includes parcels post
with maximum rate of 12 cents. The
zone system was adopted.
One of the most experienced of Eng
lish airmen, R. C. Fenwick, was killed
Wednesday while patrlcipatlng In the
military aviation speed tests.
Postmaster A. G. Copland of Byron,
Cal., was arrested recently by United
States postal inspectors, charged with
misappropriating $2200 of his office.
A third party ticket, with candidates
for all congressional, state and county
offices, will be put in the field by the
progressive party in Washington state.
Theodore P. Brokaw, aged 73, for 47
years prominent in New York bank
ing circles, died in Colorado recently
of heart failure. He was a veteran of
the civil war.
Dr. Theodore Hansmann, who as a
pratcicing physician of the national
capital a half century ago numbered
Lincoln and Carl Schurz among his
patients, is dead at the age of 91.
The Montana state board of equali
zation has fixed the valuation of all
railroad tracks In the state. But few
increases were made over last year's
figures. Main lines were assesed at
$19,925 a mile and double tracks aV
In the midst of protests from the
republican side, Speaker Clark de
clared Tuesday afternoon the wool bill
passed over President Taft's veto by
a vote of 174 to 80. The vote was 174
to pass It, 80 against it and 10 voting
present. There were 264 members in
the hall.
The Peruvian government will not
permit a Protestant mission to go to
Putumako to investigate the alleged
atrocities reported by Sir Roger Case
ment, on behalf of the British govern
ment, to have been perpetrated on the
Indians in the Peruvian rubber gath
ering district.
Judge E. E. Cushman of the United
States district court overruled the mo
tion to quash the Indictment against
Charles E. Houston of Seattle and
John H. Bulock of Portland, charged
with conspiracy to sell coal to the gov
ernment at an exorbitant figure. Case
comes up in September at Tacoma.
K. P. to Admit 18s.
The supreme lodge, Knights of Py
thias, now in biennial session here,
approved a plan to change the age
limit from 21 to 18 years, if the legal
department declares it constitutional.
The question then will be submitted
to the various domains,
waiian lodges were given representa
tion in the supreme lodge.
They selected Winnipeg as next,
meeting place and J. G. McArthur
Nominated as Supreme Vice Chancel
The Ha
India produces 12,000,000 tons
coal a year.
One Engineer and Two Firemen Are
Crushed to Instant Death—One Wo
man Killed—Dr. C. E. Taylor of
Steilacoom, Only Physician on
Board, Gives Valuable Assistance.
Keechelus, Wash.—Two big en
gines drawing the Chicago, Milwaukee
& Puget Sound Olympian train
crashed through the bridge over Cole
creek, one-half mile west of here, Mon
day afternoon, after the forward en
gine's boiler had exploded. Both loco
motives rolled down the embankment
into the creek, dragging with them the
express car, the baggage car and one
day coach. The train was running at
extremely high speed and the crews of
both engines were killed. A1 Town
send, engineer, of Salem, Ore.; J. H.
Slndall of Cedar Falls, fireman, and
H. Spencer of Tacoma, fireman, were
crushed to instant death. Henry No
ble of Seattle, engineer on the regu
lar engine, was badly crushed, but
lived two hours.
Mrs. Simon Jurich, a Greek woman,
of 1204 Western avenue, Seattle, was
also killed.
C. M. Thomas, express messenger,
and Brakeman Tom Marshall were
slightly injured.
Among the Pullman passengers un
hurt were Mr. and Mrs. Chester
Thorne of Tacoma.
Dr. C. E. Taylor of Steilacocm, the
only physician on the train, gave ev
ery help to the wounded.
The five coaches left on the track
east of the bridge were taken to Cle
alum and switched to the Northern
Pacific. The bodies were left at Cle
Of the others, one engine lies length
wise In the creek; the other is stand
ing on end. The mail car also is
standing on end, one end completely
The head of one fireman was com
pletely severed from the body.
Two of the cars that left the track
are partially telescoped.
Every car in the train was of steel,
and to this several score passengers
probably owe their lives.
The train left Chicago Friday night.
With Party Had Tried to Climb Mt.
Tacoma, But Fell.
Tacoma.—Suddenly growing dizzy in
the rarified mountain air, after she
had climbed to the sumniu of Pinnacle
peak, Miss Helen Hunt, a school teach
er of Seattle, and a member of the Ta
coma Y. M. C. A. party that left Au
gust 6 for a 10 days' stay in Paradise
valley, fell 500 feet to her death Au
gust 12.
Her body, with practically every
bone broken, was found in the Alley.
Unnerved by the scene of horror
they had witnessed, the other young
women in the party of 16 that had
surmounted Pinnacle pe k were una
ble to continue the ascent.
Departmental Investigators Tackle
Shortage of Beef Problem.
Chicago.—Agents of the department
of commerce and labor have begun a
study of conditions In the Chicago
cattle market, with a view of solving
the Impending problem In the short
age of beef cat*le.
The principal Issue facing the in
vestigators Is how the law of supply
and demand works in the cattle mar
ket The agents will gather Informa
tion of current receipts to determine
whether the record price of $10.6 per
hundred pounds fo- beef on the hoof,
recently paid at the stock yards, is
justified by the supply.
Portland Boys Held for Murder.
Portland, Ore.—Three youths, Chas.
Christensen, aged 17, a machinist;
Harry Leece, aged 19, a tinner, and
Robert Burns, aged 20, a lineman, are
under arrest on charges of murder in
connection with the death of Adam
Baker, a lineman who died on July 28
following a beating received late at
night on one of the main streets of this
The police state that the three un
der arrest acknowledged responsibility
for Baker's death, but they denied in
tent to kill.
Less Gold From Alaska.
The steamship Victoria arrived Sun
day in Seattle from Nome, Alaska,
with $543,000 of gold bullion and 283
passengers. The heavy passenger list
is because of an exodus of miners as
the result of placer mining on Seward
peninsula and in the Yukon valley be
ing restricted by s arcity of water fol
lowing the small snowfall of last win
ter, The .gold output of Alaska for
1912 promises to be smaller than for
several years.
To Rebuild Bridgeport Wn., Mill.
Bridgeport, Wash.—The flour mill
and warehouse which were destroyed
here by fire will be rebuilt by the
Union Warehouse and Milling com
pany, the stock of which is owned by
125 farmers.
Miss Mildred Allen and her 12-year
brother Charlie have disappeared
from Falouse City.
Holdups terminating In the robbing
passengers on a crowded street car
netted bandits more than $2000 Mon
day at Chicago.
A riot at Los Angeles near the
Plaza Monday resulted in the death of
Lonidez Quitterez, alleged to have
been a Mexican anarchist.
Mel Jowell and John McAdams, two
convicts who escaped shackled from
train near Pipestone Springs early
Sunday morning, are still at large.
After having put her daughter Viola
bed and then reading awhile, Mrs.
Fred J. Damon, wife of a former O.-W.
& N. brakeman, from Moscow, Ida
now at Portland, Ore., has disap
At Los Angeles, Cal., opium valued
$22,500 and concealed in 300 five
tael tins, neatly packed in two new
steamer trunks, was seized Tuesday
Inspector F. C. Boden of the state
pharmacy board.
The youngest mother recorded in
Iowa medical history is an 11-year-old
girl from near Davenport, who gave
birth Monday to a healthy 8 1-2-pound
child. The hospital authorities did not
make public the girl's name.
An infuriated band of men are
searching the hills near Huntington,
Ore., for a fiend who entered the home
of Mr. Barclay, an engineer on the
night shift in the yards at that place,
and brutally beat and assaulted his
Dr. Thomas B. McClintlck of the
public health service, who has been 4
fighting Rocky mountain spotted fever
in the Bitter Root valley all summer,
has been infected with the disease and
is being rushed to the national capital
for treatment.
Thirty-six soldiers and more than 20
passengers were slaughtered Tuesday
by Zapatistas in a canyon one kilo
meter north of Tlcuman, 110 miles
southeast of Mexico City, when a pas
senger train southbound from this city
was attacked from ambush.
Washington.—Representative Thc
ron F. Catlin of Missouri, republican,
was unseated Monday as a member of
the house of representatives, and his
democratic opponent, who contested
the election, Patrick F. Gill, was seal
ed amid wild enthusiasm from the
democratic side.
Are in Former Shoshone and Crow
Washington.—About 1,600,000 acres
of Indian lands in the former Shoshone
and Crow reservations In Utah, Wyom
ing and Montana are to be sold at
public auction at minimum prices,
ranging from 50 cents to $1.60 per
acre, in accordance with an order
signed by President Taft and Secre
tary Fisher.
Not more than 640 acres will be
sold to any one person. The safes will
begin at Lander, Wyo., September 1;
at Provo, Utah, October 8, and at Bil
lings, Montana, October 1.
Streetcar and Construction Train
Meet Headon.
Tacoma.—In a head-on collision be
tween an Inbound Spanaway car and
a construction train of the Tacoma
Railway and Powe'* company on the
Delin street hill near Tacoma avenue
and G street Saturday morning, J.
Creamltchel, a laborer, was killed and
three passengers were inujred.
The track was slippery from the
rain and the motorman of the pas
senger car was watching to see that
his car cleared the mater al piled near
the track.
Memorial Services Are Held at Denver
by Delegates.
Denver, Col.—Memorial services eu
logizing the 35 past supreme chancel
lors and supreme representatives of
the Knights of Pythias and other mem
bers of the order who have died since
the biennial convention in 1910 were
held here Sunday by the supreme lodge
delegates. The services were presided
over by Supreme Prelate J. H. Spear
Haines Nominated in Idaho.
John M. Haines leads Paul Clagstone
by 72 votes, according to official re
turns from all counties, in the recent
primaries in Idaho for the republican
nomination ; r governor,
choice votes Haines had a plurality
over Clagstone of 417, blit this was cut
down by the second choice votes to 72.
Until the final returns were received
It seemed possible that the combina
tion of first and second choice for
Clagstone would altogether wipe out
his chief opponent's lead and give him
the nomination.
On first
Montana Japs Lose Savings.
Great Falls.—Fire in a Great North
ern secUon house at Rainbow, a few
miles east of this city, destroyed the
building and most of the effects of the
Japanese inmates, including the sav
ings of the latter, in one case amount
ing to $700.
Half Million of Alaska Gold.
Seattle.—Bringing $500,000 worth
gold bullioa and sealskins valued
$100,000 the steamship State of Cali
fornia arrived
Alaska Sunday. The gold will be sent
to the smelter near San Francisco.
from southeastern
The Poorest Investment
a man can make is to buy a cheap watch. One that he cannot
depend upon and which will subject him to a hundred and one
nconvemences. We carry complete lines of high grade watches
iranging in price from $15 to $f>0. Let us show and explain the
merits of the
Hamilton, Waltham, Elgin and Howard Vatches.
Cheaper watches at $1 and up.
Complete lines of Jewelry and Optical Goods. Repair
Work Guaranteed.
J MUhLFELD, Proprietor,
Any Kind of Carpenter Work
Store Fixtures, Show Cases
■J. E. HOWE, Proprietor
Draying and Transfer
Work of All Kinds
Telephone No. 40 n
New Patrons Every Day |
Everyone likes to eat at the Casey Cafe; they
know their meals are cooked in a sanitary
kitchen and that only the best food stuff is
used. Come and see for yourself. We will
please you.
j [ The Casey Cafe ] j
« Meals at all hours 8
Prices to suit your purse
For First-Class Meats go to
Everything the Season Affords
Highest Price in town paid for hides.
Bonner* Ferry, Idaho
P. O. Box 187
'Phone 22
General Contracting Plumbers
and Machinists
We cany the largest stock of plumbing
material in the Kootenai Valley and
are prepared to do all kinds of plumbing
and repair work. Steam and gasoline
repairing guaranteed. Give us a trial.
Get our estimates on ^
Installation of Steam Heating Plants ■
r. McPherson
Does ail kinds of dray
age and transfer work.

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