Measles are having their inning in
The Spokane league team will be
known as the Inlanders this season.
Seeding operations have been al
most completed In the Krupp territory.
Three new lumber mills for Spo
kane, employing 1200 men, is reported.
The proposal to incorporate Wilson
Creek carried by a vote of forty to
Every field and hillside over the
state is now alive with wild flowers,
and the variety is startling.
The contract for the work on the su
perstructure of the new Catholic
church at Spokane has been let.
Pullman has a population of 1807,
as against 1308 in ljiOO, an incréase of
-499, or about 35 per cent in two years.
Two new powerful locomotives have
been received at the Northern Pacific
yards at Spokane for use on the Idaho
The Potlatch Lumber company's
drive of 8,000,000 feet of logs has
reached Palouse and is boomed above
The most startling feature of opera
tions on the Spokane market is hay,
which is bringing all the way from $20
to $25 a ton.
Copnty Commissioner Dean' states
there will be no assessment on mort
gages in Spokane county during the
Farmington, Oakesdale, Elberton,
Albion and Garfield show substantial
increases in population and wealth by
recent assessment. —
North Yakima is confronted with the
lack of school facilities. There arc
now about 400 more pupils enrolled
than there is room for.
The Pacific National League will
open the baseball season in Spokane
on May 5. Games will be played every
day but Monday for six weeks
President S. B. L. Penrose of Whit
man college will deliver the '03 com
mencement address Wednesday even
ing, June 17, at the Cheney Normal.
County Fruit Inspector Orlando
Beck of North Yakima has commenced
a crusade against the nursery com
panies shipping affected fruit trees
Alfred J. Symes, serving a sentence
<ot 18 years for the killing of Louis
Coulee in Adams county in 1896, has
been released from the penitentiary on
Colonel E. S. Godfrey has named
Lieutenant Coleman of Fort Walla
Walla to be a personal aide to Roose
velt during the president's stay in
•The directors of the Interstate Fair
association have gone actively at work
to raise a subscription of $10,000.
which is $2000 more than was used
two years ago.
Maj. Kraff, a German farm hand,
committed suicide by hanging himself
to the knob of the front door of
Davenport doctor's office recently. The
man was suffering from a chronic dis
The territory over which the one
fare rate to Spokane for the Roosevelt
reception rules has been extended on
the Northern Pacific to include people
Irom Pasco, Wash., to the west to
Thompson Falls, Mont., to the east.
T. A. Winter and Samuel Douglas
bave made application to the North
port city council for a 30 year fran
■ehise to put in an electric system for
light, power and fuel. The power is
to be generated at Kettle Falls, on the
It is thought the Bellingham Bay
road is far more anxious to make
rapid progress than was expected.
4he construction of the road is com
menced from Spokane, as it already
has been commenced frçm the west
end, there can be no other conclusion
than that it will push its line rapidly
.across the state.
The body of R. A. Robertson, a mar
ble cutter, was found floating in an
eddy at the nfbuth of the South Pa
louse river in North Colfax recently
The man had evidently been drowned
two or three weeks ago. No marks
-of violence were found on the body
His wife lives in La Grange, Ind. His
father resides in Tacoma.
W. F. Hickman of Colfax last week
aold five fat steers for $375.80, or $71
per head. The animals had been con
tracted last winter at $4.75 per 100
pounds, the highest price of the sea
son. A carload of hogs was also
shipped from Colfax to Seattle. The
buyers paid the farmers $7.15 per 100
pounds, the highest price in 10 years
Recently Rev. Spaulding of Seattle
paid Contractor Gporge McKenzie $300
that had been loaned the preacher by
McKenzies bookkeeper, Angus Bu
-ctaanan, who is out on bonds at Ever
ett on the charge of embezzlement,
It is said Buchanan's gifts to religious
societies will run into thousands of
dollars. Exxperts are still working on
the books, and the total of the alleged
defalcation is nof known.
Murder at Buffalo Hump.
Grangeville, Idaho, April 30.—Word
was brought out from Buffalo Hump
of the killing of John Bishop by
Ash was proprietor of jt hotel in the
Hump and Bishop was waiting on ta
ble. They quarreled over the affee
tions of the woman who cooked for the
bouse and ever business matters.
JOHN BORROUQH8 AT SPOKAN
Distinguished Naturalist Wi
Spokane, April 29.—John Burroughs,
the distinguished naturalist, who ac
companied President Roosevelt on the
latter'a • recent tour through Yellow
stone park, haB arrived in Spokane in
the private car of F. W. Gilbert, as
sistant general superintendent of the
Northern Pacific, and is a.guest at the
residence of Mr. and Mrs. Gilbert. Mr.
Burroughs will remain in Spokane for
a week or 10 days and will be taken by
Miss Frances Gilbert and other local
naturalists to the Clearwater country,
to St. Joe, to Spirit and Fish lakes,
and possibly to the Chelan country.
The snows of many winters are on
Mr. Burroughs' hair and bushy beard,
but as he gave a delightful description
of his trip through Yellowstone with
the president, he talked as one who
had enjoyed the experience with all
the zest of a youth.
He says: "The president did no
hunting in the park. He scarcely had
a gun in his hands. It is contrary to
law to hunt in the park, and the presi
dent faithfully respected the law. The
only living thing he killed was a com
mon mouse. He saw one running along
the ground one day and threw his hat
over it and captured it
T want that mouse for Dr. Mer
riam,' he said, and he killed it He
took it to the hotel and skinned it with
his pocket knife. It is more difficult
to skin a mouse than an elk. He
stuffed it and sent it on to Dr. Mer
riam at Washington.
On our trip through the park we
saw 7000 elk, many hundred deer,
about 50 antelope, wnd wild geese and
ducks in profusion.''
After leaving Spokane Mr. Bur
roughs is going to visit a friend who
haB a cattle ranch near Landusky in
northern Montana. "I want a taste
of real life on a cattle ranch,'' he said,
after I had a week's pastime in thiB
GALA WEEK IN 8T. LOUIS.
Good Roads Convention and Dedica
tion of Exposition.
St. Louis, April 27.—St. Louis is be
ginning to assume gala attire for the
festivities that will open with the na
tional international, good roads con
vention and close with the dedication
of the Louisiana Purchase exposition.
Both events will be attended by the
president of the United States and a
number of men of national and inter
national reputation. Among those who
will address the good roads conven
tion are President Roosevelt, General
Miles, General Fitzhugh Lee, Hon. An
drew Pattulo, member of the Canadian
parliament; William J. Bryan, and
Winston Churchill. It is estimated
that dedication day will find 150,000
persons within the world's fatr
grounds. Preparations for handllhg
the crowds have been completed.
The real beginning of dedication
week was inaugurated Sunday after
noon, when the United States monitor
Arkansas, which has been plowing
against the Mississippi for many days
from the gulf, arrived in St. Louts
harbor. Thousands of people gathered
along the river to welcome the ar
rival of the warship. Tomorrow Com
mander Vreeland, will call on Mayor
Wells, who later Will return the call
on board the Arkansas and formally
tender the welcome of the city.
Roosevelt Praises the Park.
"The Yellowstone pfcrk," President
Roosevelt says, "is something abso
lutely unique in this world, a^ far as
I know. Nowhere else in any civilized
country is there to be found such a
tract of veritable wonderland, made
accessible to all visitors, where at the
same time, not only the scenery ot
the wilderness, but the wild creatures
of the park are scrupulously preserved
as they were, the only change being
that these wild creatures have been so
carefully protected as to show liter
ally astounding tameness. The crea
tion and preservation of such a natu
ral playground in the midst of our peo
ple as a whole is* a credit to the na
tion, and, above all, a credit to Mon
tana, Wyoming and Idaho. It has
been preserved with wise forethought.
Britt the Winner.
San Francisco, April 30.—Referee
Eddie Graney declared Jimmy Britt
the winner of one of the fastest and
best fights ever seen in San Francisco.
Willie Fitzgeçpld of Brooklyn was the
man who put up the good contest
against the California wonder. Bmi
was more clever and the fastest of the*
two and landed two blows to Fitz
gerald's one. With the exception ot
the last round, when Fitzgerald put
the San Francisco boy on his haunches
with a left swing to the jaw, Brltift
superiority was evident- „
Kelly Not Guilty.
Butte, Mont., April 28. — Jaffieq^JW.
Kelly, the newspaper man accused of
the murder of Dr. Henery A. Cayley,
was found not guilty by tbs jury. The
jury was out an hour.
At Palo Alto, Cal., nineteen new
cases of typhoid fever has developed,
making a total of 182. There are 36
eases at Stanford university.
PKlSIDENT 18 IN NEBRASKA.
Ccpt. Buller Invited to Accompany
Him—Cowboy 8how in 8outh
Alliance, Neb., April 26.—President
Roosevelt completed a hard day Sat
urday, with 15 minutes' stop at Alii
ance. Captain Seth .Buller, superin
tendent of the Black Hills forest re
serve, who joined the president at
Gardiner, left the train here. Presi
dent Roosevelt, who has great admira
tion for Capt. Buller, invited him M
accompany him on bis trip to the
coast, but Captain Buller was forced
to decline the invitation.
During the day the'president trav
eled in three states and made a num
ber of speeches, both from the rear
platform of his car and from stands
erected for the purpose.
Cowboy Show at Edgemont. »
The demonstration of the day that
undoubtedly pleased the president
was the cowboy show at Edgemont,
S. D. The demonstration was ar
ranged by the Society of Black Hills
pioneers, and consisted of exhibitions
of cowboy riumg.
Largest Family Known.
In combatting President Roosevelt's
race suicide theory a Salt Lake paper
publishes the names of the family of
Lorin Farr, a Mormon pioneer in Og
den. Mr. Farr was married six times,
ne is the father of 20 Bons, and 19
daughters. Of these 18 sons and 12
daughters are living. He has 231
grandchildren and 56 great grandchil
dren. His living descendants number
326. Mr. Farr's two brother*» Enoch
and Allan, have between them 38 chil
dren and 227 grandchildren aa4, great
grandchildren, aU living. This makes
u-e total number of descendants'
the three brothers 553 souls.
Farr's Immediate descendants
lieved to comprise the largest
in the world.
Grand Island, .Neb., April
President Roosevelt's day In Grand
Island was quiet His train arrived
early in the morning. It was run into
the yards and the president simFhis
party remained aboard. Thfe. presi
dent attended St Stephen's Episcopal
church in the forenoon. The sermon
was preached by the rector. Rev.
Louisa Arthur. In the afternoon the
president went for a horseöfeck ride,
accompanied by Sepntor Dietrich.
They rode out to Taylor's sheep ranch
and then around to the soldier's home,
where the presidènt greeted the vet
erans. The ride was about 15 miles.
BUTTE V8. WESTERN UNION.
Trouble Between the Two Still Un
Butte, Mont., April 27.—The execu
tive board of the Silver Bow Labor and
Trades assembly was in session Sun
day, anight over the question of the
trouble between the striking messen
ger boys and the Western Union Tele
graph company. The meeting was held
behind closed doors and judging from
the sounds emanating through the
transoms a warm session was in
progress. The various business inter
ests of the city have brought strong
pressure to bear on the labor assem
bly and it'was sdid that a settlement
of the trouble was quite probable,
though the radical faction made a de
termined fight for the recognition ot
the union ^by the Western Union.
The labor assembly board adjourned
at a late hour without arriving at any
The board came to the conclusion
that as the . telegraph company had
ceased doing business in the city there
was noAMgson why an attempt should
be madera settle the aifficulty.
Deaf Mutes Strike.
At a signal from their business
agentoi50 deaf mute electrical work
era in the Automatic Electrical com
pany at Chicago, 111., inaugurated the
first deaf mute strike on record.
Three hours later, the plant, employ
ing almost 1000 persons, was closed
A strike was declared in four de
partments of the plant simultaneous
ly, but the action of the mutes, who
are the most skilful workers of the
company, decided first to suspend op
erations for a time.
The .mutes are members of the Tel
ephone and Switchboard Workers'
union. They were paid the union
scale, but joined with the brass work
JMts, metal workers, polishers, buffers
j^ind platers jn a strike for a shorter
Covered With Molten Metal.
Lancaster, Pa., April 29.—By an ex
plosion of molten metal five men were
horribly burned, two of them probably
fatally, at Vesta furnace, Marietta.
The men were engaged at the cupola
preparatory to a cast when the acci
dent occurred and were literally show
erqd with molten metal. The serious
ly injured are:
David Appleby, burned from head to
foot; will probably die.
Thomas T. Kisselring, burned on
back and face, will lose eyesight; re
The accident was caused by a wet
projectile being shot Into the cupola.
Mrs. Frank Doolittle, living near
Lolo, has a genuine case of spotted
fever, traceable to a woodtick bite.
Judge- Webster of Missoula has're
fused to grant a new trial to Louis H.
Mott, convicted of wife murder and
sentenced to be hanged May 4.
The supreme court has decided it
had no jurisdiction in an Injunction
to restrain tfie school book commis
sioners entering into a contract requir
ing that only text books bearing the
union label be purchased.
The Butte Chinamen who work in
the Chinese laundries are on strike to
the number of 300 for higher wages.
They have been getting from $1 to $3
day for washing and delivering
clothes. Now they demand $4 a day.
Coloney Bolton of the Third cavalry
has assunmed command at Fort Assin
nabolne, owing to the stroke of -paraly
sis sustained by General Albert Wbod
Before resuming his tour of the
west, President Roosevelt participated
in the laying of the new cornerstone at
the northern entrance to Yellowstone
park. The ceremony was performed
according to the Masonic ritual and
was in charge ôf the grand officers of
the state of Montana.
Major Smead, Indian agent at the
Flathead reservation, who conducted
an investigation of the death of Mrs.
Angelina Matts, found dead on the
reservation, has ascertained beyond a
doubt that she met her death from a
stray shot fired by an Indian boy who
was shooting at a magpie.
While drunk last Sunday John Cul
ver of Great Falls struck his mother
during 1 ' à discussion. Filled with re
morse for his act, he later placed the
of?™ 1 * ° a ' n "°" th
. blew the top of his head off. The deed
jVas done in front of his home on
Seventh avenue, while his wife and
mother stood helpless to prevent it.
8pokane Market Reports.
Vegetables—Cabbage, 2% 93c lb;
new potatoes, 10c lb; old potatoes, 50c
per cwt; sweet potatoes, 5c lb; to
matoes, 30c lb; green peppers, 25c
lb; radishes, 5c bunch; dried onions,
l%@2ç lb; green oniofis, 2 bunches
5c; cucumbers. 26040c; beets, 2c lb',
turnips, in bulk, [email protected] lb; carrots
l%@2c lb; carrots, l%02clb;
asparagus, 20c lb, 2 for 35c; parsnips,
2©3c lb; cauliflower, *l£025c .head;
celery, [email protected] buneb; rhubarb, 15c
lb, 2 for 25c; green peas, 15c lb; spin
ach, 5c lb; fresh mint, 10c bunch;
horseradish root, 20c lb; string beans,
Poultry—Chlckefls: dressed, 14©
18c; squabs, 15c each; ducks, 18020c
lb; geese, 17020c lb; turkeys, 230
Eggs—LocalT 20c per dozen.
Fruits—Lemons, 10025c per doz;
apples, 5c lb r $102 per box; bananas,
15030c doz; cranberries, 20c qt; co
coanuts, 10015c each; limes, 20c dqjj
Malaga grapes, 35c lb.
Dairy Products—Creamery butter,
30040c per lb; country butter, 180
30c per lb; oleomargarine 35040c
per roll; 20c lb; cheese, 2f 025c lb.
Fish—Salmon, 15c per lb; halibut,
Grain and Feed—Timothy hay, 90©
95 per cwt $17%18 per ton; grain
hay, 00c per cwt, $17 per ton; alfalfa,
90c per cwt, $18 per ton; chicken feed.
$1.35 per cwt, $25 per ton; oats; $1.30
per cwt, $24 per ton; bran, 90c per
cwt; bran and shorts, 91.05 per cwt;
shorts, $1 per cwt; rolled barley, $1.25
per cwt; corn, $2 per cwt
Seeds—Timothy, 7%c lb, $6.50 per
cwt; alfalfa, 17c lb, $15 cwt; .red
clover, 18c lb, $16 cwt; white «lover,
30c lb, $26 cwt; red top, 14c lb, $12
cwt; rye grass, 12c lb, $9 cwt; blue
grass, 14020c lb, $12015 cwt; or
chard grass, 17c lb, $15 cwt; millet
feed. 5c lb, $4 cwt; millet seed, 7c
!b, $5 cwt.
Coal Oil—Bulk oil, 30c per gal;
pearl, $2.5003 per case, $1.76 per can.
Flour—Wholesale, $3.7504.25 per
bbl; retail, fancy patents, $1.20; stAni
ard brands, $1.15; common grade,
$1.10; lowest, $1.
Sugar—Cane, $6.35 per 100 lb sack,
14 lbs for $1.
Prices Paid to Producers.
Poultry and Eggs—Chickens, roos
ters, 12013c; hens, 12013c per lb live
weight, turkeys, live weight 15016c
per lb, dressed, 18 020c; eggs, fresh
$5 per case.
Vegetables—Potatoes, 35040c per
cwt; onions, 50075c per cwt
Live Stock—Steers, $4 0 4.50; cows,
$3.25 04; mutton, ewes, $3.7504.25
per cwt; wethers, $404.50 per cwt;
ewes, dressed, $8.6009; hogs, live,
$6.5007; dressed, 10c.
Eastern Dressed Meats—Steers,
8%c; cows, 7%©7%c; veal, 10012c;
hogs, 10c; ohickens, 16c; turkeys, 23c
Strangled Girl to Death.
La Porte, Ind., April 27.—The evi
dence adduced by Coroner Carson
points almost conclusively to the fact
that Martha Lawrence, aged 19 years,
who was found recfthtly, was mur
dered and that ber murderer strangled
her to death. Truman Beam has been
arrested on suspicion.
The art of glyptics, engraving on
I precious stones, Is being revived In
LAMEST BELL IN THE WOftiB.
The tzar, or klnfe of bells, as the
Russians call it, is in the Kremlin, at
Moscow, and. In spite of one or two
other claimants for the title, it is nn
doubtedly the largest bell in the world.
It was cast in the year 1733 bywrder
of the Empress Anne. There is no rec
ord of its ever having been hung. It
was found embedded in the earth when
it had fallen and was excavated and
Bet in position by order of the Emperor
Nicholas in 1830. It is nineteen test
three and one-half inches high and
weighs 432,000 pounds. It is said
there were more than 2,000 tons ef
bronze melted for Its casting. The
king stands In the middle of a square
on a base of gran'te and looks like a
great bronze tent A fragment broken
off from it lies near the tower of Ivan
Veliki. It is used as a chapel, tbe
fissure being so great that a man may
walk through without lowering his
head. It is a beautiful piece of work,
and its tone is said.to have been par
ticularly sweet Tbe sides sweep eat
in a broad and mighty curve and nr*
encircled with a top and lower boater
of artistic merit.
THE OLD LOG SCHOOLHOUSE IS
NOW A RELIC OF THE PAST.
The old log seboolhouse remains ha
the memory of many a city résident
But the days of log schoolhouses are
numbered—at least in Indiana, says
an exchange. A solitary seboolhouse
among the hills of Clark county and
another one near Ferdinand, Dubois
county, are the only ones remaining,
and the latter has been weatherboaid
ed and plastered until it no longer re
sembles tbe olden-time temple of lean
The day of the master, of switches,
and strenuous Instruction in the three
R's is no more. Now our progeny is
ruled by petticoats, persuasion and In
structed In tbe mysteries of so-called
"fads." The log schoolhouse, at tte
start, was but a primitive apology, and
OLD FISH CREEK SCHOOLHOUSE.
Its existence was readily discouraged
as soon as anything better could be
Teachers' salares were pretty lew,
tcö, in those days. There wasn't any
teachers' federation, and It probably
wouldn't have had much effect if it bad
pxisted. There are records In Indiana
of teachers whose magnificent incomes
amounted to $10 a term "and an over
coat." Later tbe prices rose to the
magnificent sums of $3 a month far
"rnarms" and $10 a mentb for "raa>
ters." And the teacher usually toek
it out In eating und bedding "boarding
'round." There were few "marnas"
then—woman's brains being deemed In
sufficient for the task of teaching.
He Knew What to Do.
In the old canal days, a fine setter
was taken by bis master on a pucket
boat which was so crowded that tbe
dog was put in the captain's cabin
to be out of the way. His owner
reached his destination after night
fullr and had taken so much wine by y
that time that be was carried off tbe
boat, and no one remembered bis set
ter. Next morning tbe captain took
the dog on deck, but was much
afraid he would jump off to the tow
path and try to return that way, and
I to handsome an animal would have
oeen in danger of being stolen. Car
lo, however, Jay perfectly quiet, but
with an air of listening that atEract
notice. Towards noon he beard
e-sound of tbe horn of a packet com
ing from tbe opposite way, and, at
the boats passed each other he made w
& leap, and was next heard from as
having got off at the place where his
master bad stopped, and as having
gone at once to tbe bouse where tbe
men was a guest. Human intelligence
could not have surpassed that shown
by this animal.
Although a great many people board,
we do not remember to have met an/
oae wbo liked it
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