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A Review of Happenings in Both
Eastern a net Western Hemispheres
During the Past Week—National,
Historical, Political and Personal
Events Tersely Told.
Admiral Cervera, the Spanish ad
miral, has been gazetted a life sena
The battleship Wisconsin, which has
been at the Puget sound navy yard for
several months undergoing repairs,
has left for her station in the far east.
Heavy withdrawal of foreign credits
from New York is shown by an in
crease of $9,000,000 in New York bank
loans. Thè money is wanted for suu
scriptions to the new Transvaal loan.
In the strike situation at Montreal
everything is quiet. Work progresses
slowly, but the piles of merchandise
on the wharves are growing bigger,
with no immediate prospect of moving
Postmaster William O'Leary, soldier
and newspaper man, died recently at
Dallas, Texas. He served with Cus
ter's cavalry in many Indian fights.
He was connected with the Dallas and
'Galveston News and Texas Siftings
during his newspaper career.
A serious conflict, the outcome of la
bor troubles in Fremont. Ohio, oc
curred recently. Otto Mischke, 20
years old, was shot and killed, and
Albert Gummell fatally wounded, the
shooting being done by a gang of non
union men, three of whom are now in
The Kansas supreme court "has af
firmed the decision of the lower court
in the case of the state vs. Jessie
Morrison. Jessie Morrison was de
clared guilty of killing Mrs. Olin Cas
tle three years ago at the Castle home,
in Eldorado. The decision means 20
years' imprisonment.
The first weekly crop report for the
1903 season issued by the freight de
partment of the Northern Pacific, in
cludes the following: Idaho, Wash
ington and Oregon—-Winter wheat is
backward. The amount Is the same a 3
last year; spring wheat seeding <75 per
cent completed; increase In acreage,
10 per cent; season two weeks late.
Miss Louise Hadley, a chambermaid,
at a hotel in Indianapolis, Ind., has
^>een discharged for refusing to make
up a bed occupied by Booker T. Wash
ington the night before.
»ix men employed In- the train serv
ice on the Santa Fe on the Kansas di
vision have been discharged for fre
quenting saloons. The employes were
engine men and conductors.
Ten or 12 persons were severely in
jured and three business houses in the
center of Stockton, Cal., were burned
by an explosion, which was followed
by fire recently. Cause unknown.
It ha,s been learned that 227 of the
236 presbyteries of the Presbyterian
church in America voted solidly for
creed revision as based on the 11 over
tures sent down by last year's general
assembly. . *
The investigation of the affairs of
the postofllce department, which has
been dragging along for two monthj,
took a.sensational turn recently when,
by order of Postmaster General Payne,
August W. Machen, general superin
tendent of the free delivery system and
one of the most- widely known gov
ernment officials in the country, was
relieved from his duties.
An important deal, including the
holdings of the Alaska Commercial
company at Nome, has just been con
summated, and the John J. Sesnon
company, incorporated, is now the own
er of. the large mercantile establish
ment in the northern camp, besuies
seven warehouses, a lighting plant and
much real estate. The consideration
is said to have been $200,000.
Nicaragua is contemplating a change
from the sll rer to the gold standard.
.George H.• Ketcham Is prepared to
take Cresceus, 2:02 1-4, to Europe this
Carl Bruner, the bird man and
warbler, who was known as an able
ornithologist, is dead.
A fight to d finish Joetween the or
ganised business meri of Denver and
union labor has begun.
Overcrowding at-naval training sta
tions along the Atlantic coast is caus
ing concern to the navy department.
With the Panama canal, the Ha
waiian Islands, the Tutuila and the
Philippines, the United States holds
the most strategic positions in the
western hemisphere, where some day
her 8upramacy will be indisputable.
Detectives recently recovered all but
$200 of the $20,000 in currency stolen
from the "safe of the United States Ex
press company in transit from Potts
ville. Pa., to Philadelphia. Wm. J. Mur
phy, an express messenger, is said bv
the policé to have made a confession
which led to the recovery of the money.
The Montana supreme court has up
held the distrlet court, gf Silver Bow
county in the suit of *he Robert G. In
gersoll estate against contestants in
the famous David win case. Ingersnil
asked $100,000 for his services iu
ureakiug an alleged will of the multi
millionaire. The contestants gave him
$5000. He sued for the balance. The
district court declared there was no
cause for action.
WnsriiiluiUh I I bivilk
A jury term of court will open at
Colfax Thursday, May 21.
Pullman 1 b enjoying a building boom
which promises to surpass that of la»t
Heavy shipments of potatoes are
being made from Garfield to Kansas
City and Texas points.
W. W. Renfrew of Colfax, former
county clerk, has bought the Bank of
Elberton from H. W. Roberts.
Ralph Niles of Whitman academy
won the interacademic declamation
contest at Walla Walla recently.
Bert Fuller of Pendleton, Ore., was
drowned in the waste ditch of the Yaki
ma Milling company Saturday night
A steady, soaking rain, which will
be of inestimable yalue to the grain
crop of the Palouse country, fell last
A letter has been received from
Marconi, the inventor of wireless
telegraphy, stating that he would visit
Spokane in June.
The semicentennial reunion of the
Pioneers' association of Washington
will be held at Madison park, Seattle,
on June 2 and 3.
The little son of Henry Schlehuber,
who lives north of Farmington, was
kicked by a horse recently, causing
fracture of the skull. \
The members of the Spokane G. A.
R. propose to give a royal entertain
ment to fellow veterans when the de
partment encampment meets in Spo
kane in May.
The German steamship Anubis
smashed into the south grain conveyor
and dock of elevator B at Tacoma re
cently, causing damage estimated at
between $5,000 and $10,000.
At Whatcom fire recently destroyed
the dry kiln and shir.gle shed, together
with 4,000,000 shingles, belonging to
the Hastings Shingle company of Van
couver, B. C. Loss $10,000.
The electric light company has an
nounced that it will at once entirely
replace its line of poles and wire -n
Asotin. The company now has about
150 lights in nse in Asotin.
A carload—about 150 hemd—of stock
hogs was shipped from Garfield recent
ly to Spokane. The pigs weighed from
50 to 125 pounds each. Eight cents
per pound was paid for them.
The Pasco country is to be irrigated
at last. Water Is to be secured from
Snake rivej^and to be raised to a de
sired level by an Immense pumping
plant, it is said, at Five Mile rapids.
Tommy Saluskin, an Indian, was
killed recently at. Big Cottonwood on
the upper Ahtanum. .He got Into a
fight with some Indians over a horse
when George Ward hit him with
stone, killing him almost instantly.
The May apportionment of current
school funds will exceed any other
quarterly apportionment ever made in
this state by over $200,000. The state
auditor certified to the amount avail
able for distribution among the school
districts, placing it nt $906,685.
Mrs. Kahlert died at a Spokane hos
pital recently of pemphigus. Pem
phigus is a verv peculiar disease and
literally skins the patient alive. The
disease originates in a large blister.
Other blisters fbrm and, expanding,
take the skin off the patient. It is al
ways fatal.
The povernment has ordered a gen
eral investigation of the status of In
dian allotments which may result in
the cancellation of a number of such
claims on the Colville reserve and the
throwing open to settlement and entry
by citizens of some of the best lands
In eastern Washington.
A contract has been awarded by the
Pierce County Improvement company,
which is harnessing the glaciers of
Mourft Tacoma for power for four of
the largest turbine wheels in the world.
The giant generators will develop 7500
horse power each and are 11 feet in
diameter. They are to supply electric
current for Tacema and the nearby
George G. Hackett of Boston is in
Seattle for the purpose of erecting a
large eefrigeçator plant and arranging
for the establishment of a line of 100
refrigerator cars between Seattle and
eastern markets. In these his com
pany will ship from Puget sound fresh
salmon, halibut, smelt and other fish
to all points in the United States. Each
car has a capacity of 25 tons net and
wiirbe shipped 10 times each year.
George T. McConnell, an Odd Fellow
for nearly a half century, is dead, at
Walla Walla, aged 80.
Angus J. McPhall of Darlington,
Wash., shot and killed Fred Alderson,
a saloonkeeper. McPhall is in the hands
of the authorites here. Business jeal
ousy is said to be the,cause ef the
deed. "
An artesian flow of water has been
struck on the Blalock fruit farm near
Walla Walla at a distance of 550 feet.
The water runs 50 gallons per minute,
and comes to the surface at a tempera
ture of 70 degrees.
Thirteen city prjqpqers, serving
•hort terms for minor ofTeases, took
the hinges off a door of the Seattle
jail and escaped. Twenty other prlso.-i
>rs declined to go out into the dark
ness and stayed until new hiÜfees were
put on the door.
Miles and Miles of People Greeted the
Nation's Chief-—Greeted by. Mayor
Smith—Mr. De Young, President of
Reception Committee, Made Welcom
ing Address—The Parade.
SaK Francisco, May 14.—Heartier
greeting was never given a president of
the United States than that offered dv
the cjty of San Francisco to Theodor
Roosevelt. Through miles and miles
of densely packed, cheering, patrioti
cally enthused humanity, the nation
chief passed, bowing his acknowledg
ments, evidently tired from maintain
ing ân erect position in his carriage,
but buoyed up by the impressiveness of
the demonstration. It was a magniil
cent ovation and one that will doubt
less vividly remain in the president
recollections of his eventful tour.
The presidential rain, drawn by
handsomely decorated locomotive, ar
rived at Third and Townsend streets
promptly at 2:15 o clock. A large
gathering of federal, state and city of
ficials, army and navy officers, foreign
consuls and distinguished citizens, was
in waiting to welcome the chief mag
istrate. Mayor Schmitz stepped
aboard the rear car and formally greet
ed Mr. Roosevelt, the president makinr
brief response.
M. H. de Young, president of ehe
citizens' reception committee, then
shoek hands with the distinguished
visitor, and said:
"Mr. President: In the name of tne
citizens of San Fraacisco, I extend you
a hearty welcome. In the days of o d
when our. land was owned by the
Spaniards, who were noted for thel
hospitality, when they received a guest
they generally saluted him with the
remark: 'Our house, and that that is
in it, is yours.' We say to you today
'Mr. President, our city, and that that
is in it, is yours, and with it we givf
you our hearts,' and you will have evi
dence as you pass through our deco
rated streets of the hearty sentiment
for you that prevails in the bosoms of
all our citizens. We will try to make
your stay with us pleasant, and w>
hope that when you leave us you will
do so carrying with you the memo
of one of the most delightful visits of
your trip throughout the west. Mr.
President, you are welcome."
Mr. Roosevelt expressed his thanks
in a few words, and was then inl-o
duced to Admiral Bickford of the Brit
ish Pacific squadron, who conveyed
the good wishes of King Edward, and
said that the arrival of the flagship of
the squadron to assist in the grçeting
was another instance of the cordial
relations existing between the two na
President Roosevelt said he appre
ciated the evidences of friendship and
begged that his good wishes be given
to his majesty.
Before entering his carriage Mr.
Roosevelt stepped up to the engine and
warmly shook thands wifh Engineer
Grail and Fireman Everly, who had
safely piloted him from tne south.
In the parade the line was headed
by a troop of colored cavalry, this be
ing the first instance in the/west where
negro soldiers held the position of
honor in a public procession. Follow
ing the'president came United States
troops from the local posts, sailors and
marines from warships in the harb t
and at Mare island, regiments of the
state militia and a number o^ semi
military organizations. A notable feat
ure was the fancy marching of the
Cleveland Grays, win came from Ohio
to participate in the California greet
After reviewing the parade the presi-*
dent was driven to the Y. M. C. -A.
building, where a throng had assem
bled to participate in the burning of
mortgages and notes representing the
total indebtedness of $115,280 upon uio
property. The president, by request,
touched a lighted taper to the docu
ments, and as the flames licked up tne
papers he joined with the assemblage
in singing, "Praise God From Whom
All Blessings Flow."
The president made" an address.
Subsidy for Canadian Road.
Vancouver, B. C., May 14.—A special
the dominion government has decided
to grant a subsidy to the Grand Trunk
Pacific for 3000 miles, to the extent i f
$5000 per mile. This means a cash
grant of $15,000,000. In addition, it is
said, the government will guaran'-e
bonds to the extent of $70,000 per mile
for 3000 miles, which would enable the
companv to raise $60,000,000 more by
. „ ... . _
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Warrants Were Bought
Olympia, Wash., May 12.—After be
ing informed by the capitol commis
sion that unless the capitol fund war
rants, amounting to $76,000, were sold
at par the building would remain un
completed. C. J. Lord, representing the
Capitol National bank' of this city,
agreed to take -the issue at par.
Ovsr the Reception to President
Tacoma, Wash., May 11.—The trou
ble over the control of the steamer
Spokane, on which the presidential
party will journey from Tacoma to Se
attle, is by no means over. When Con
gressman Humphrey met with the lo
cal committeemen he said to them:
"The sound is our common property,
We take as much pride in the Brem
erton navy yard as you do, and have
as good a right to point it out to t!|e
"This is no time for an unseemly
scrop, but I'll see you fellows d-d
before I'll settle on any other terms.
I'll see the fight to a finish if we have
to carry it to the Tacoma dock. I
have not gained a point yet against
When it was proposed to allow Se
attle a small committee Congressman
Humphrey rejoined:
"You may go to h-1 with your
small committee. If we don't get as
many guests on that boat as you have
we will fight you to a finish. We don't
propose to be bluffed any longer."
Congressman Humphrey stated the
Seattle committee had already In
vited about 60 guests and if it came to
a show down he would be found at the
Tacoma dock with a vessel of his own
and appeal directly o the president.
The Tacoma committee has alreadv
invited Federal Judge Hanford, Con
gressman Humphrey and John Arthur,
grand master of the state Masons, all
of Seattle, to be their guests and to
morrow will go to Seattle and offer
enlarge the list by including Mayor
Humes and the president of the cham
ber of commerce. The Seattle party,
however, will not have any part in en
tertalning the president, but simply be
guests of the Tacoma committee. It
has been decided that this is the only
concession that will be made to Se
attle and a warm time is anticipated
when the ultimatum is presented to
morrow. -
If Congressman Humphrey carries
out his threat there will be a disgrace
ful scene at the Tacoma dock when the
presidential party leaves this city.
Injunction for onions
Omaha, Neb., May 14.—Judge Dick
inson, in the district court, on applica
tion of John O. Yzer, an attorney rep
resenting the labor unions whose mem
bers are on strike, issued an injunc
tion against the business men and pro
prietors even more -sweeping than
that issued by the federal court against
the unions last week. The order re
strains the business men from ref
ing to sell goods to dealers who em
ploy union labor, prevents them fro'i
boycotting union labor, requires the
business men's association to cease
holding meetings or conspiring against
the unions or in any way'interfering
with the unions in thé management of
their affairs.
Judge Fitzgerald Is Dead.
Butte, Mont., May 14.—Judge Wil
liam F. Fitzgerald of California, former
attorney general of that state, once a
member of the supreme court and
judge of the superior court of Los An
geles, died at the home of his daugh
ter, Mrs. Lewis P. Sanders, where he
had been stopping for a month or two.
He was a native of Mississippi, and
60 years old. He served in the con
federate army during the civil war.
Later he moved west, and at one time
was associate justice of Arizona. In
California he held many positions if
trust other than those named.
Row In Oregon College.
Milton, Ore., May 14.—Because the
wife of President C. R. Howard of Co
lumbia, college, Milton, persisted in
washing her baby's clothes in the dish
pans of the college kitchen, and
Charles Sprague and wife, the college
cooks, objected. Rev Howard is ac
cused of striking both Sprague and
wife over the head with a piece of
iroa, cutting a severe gash in each in
stance. Sprague thr ïitens prosecut-c l
ud the matter probably will end in the
ôurts of Umatilla county.
Secretary Hay Was Misinformed.
Washington, May 14.—The state .de
partment has satisfied itself that It
was^ unintentionally misinformed re
specting the-reported Russian reoccu
pation of New Chwang. The United
States consul at that point had it on
what he regarded as trustworthy au
thority, that the Russian troops were
fortifying *nd reoccupying the place,
and as was his duty in such a case, ne
transmitted the report co the state de-
partment through Minister Conger.
- mi- -_I_
Shamrock III. Tried Enough.
Gourock, Scotland, * May 14.—Sir
Thomas Lipton and Designer Fife have
decided that it is not necessary to de
vote -further trials between the Sham
rocks on this side of the Atlantic. Con
sequently Saturday's race will be the
last. The two yachts will be sent to
the Greenock yard Monday In order
to, don their ocean rigs, uaclng, how
ever, has been arranged for «very day
this week.
Coast Wheat Report
Tacoma, Wash.—Unchanged;- blue
stem, 26c; club, 71c.
Portland, Ore.—Walla Walla, 71e;
bluestem, 76c; valley, 74c.
Nearly a Million Dollar Loss—Suspect
Arrested Charged With Starting the
Conflagration—Fire Started Near
Where Hull Fire Stopped—Had No
Water—600 Families Homeless.
Ottawa, Ont., May 12.- -A fire, sus
pected of being of incendiary origtD,
Sunday afternoon and evening destroy
ed hundreds of houses and millions of
feet of lumber in this city. John
White, who had just been released
from the penitentiary, after serving
a term for arson, was caught near
where the fire was first discovered.
He was taken to the police station, and
will be charged with starting this last
conflagration. *
The fire originated within a stone's
throw of where the great Hull fire of
April 26, 1900, was checked. The
Hull fire started on the opposite side
of the river and spread to the Otta
wa side, destroying millions of dol
lars' worth of property. It burned out
near where the Ottawa & Parry Sound
railway enters the western part of the
city, and it was in the lumber yards
near the railroads that this last fire
An hour before ♦he principal fl.-e
started two smaller blazes were dis
covered and quickly extinguished m
the lumber yards near the Canadian
Pacific railway.
Water Supply Shut Off.
It was 3:30 when the third fire was
discovered. When the brigade arrived
it was found that the water main had
been damaged and no water could be
obtained. When water was finally got
ten the fire was utterly beyond control.
It swept along over the same ground
that the former fire had gone in the
opposite direction. The fire area was
on the flats below a large cliff, which
extends from the Ottawa river into the
cerner of Margaret and Preston
streets. At tw* or three points Jt came
very near getting over the cliff, and
had it done so, notbing would have
saved the sity. It was feared that
the fire would get over the cliff, on the
top of which is St. Jeanne Baptist
church. A short distance from the
church is the residence of the late
Hon. David Mills, from which the
hearse was in readiness to remove the
remains of the distinguished Canadian,
should the necessity arise. The fire
men, however, succeeded in keeping
back the fiâmes.
Loss Reaches $600,000.
Fifteen million feet of lumber, be
longing principally to J. R. Booth, were
destroyed, causing a loss of about
$300,000. The buildings burned were
principally dwellings and stores, most
of which were built since the last great
fire, and were mostly of brick. It is
difficult to place the loss on these.
There are nearly 600 families home
less. Mayor Cook says the city would
oppose aid being asked from outside
The loss on buildings is estimated at
$300,000, making a total loss of
Columbia's Leader Forced to Leave
Panama, Colombia, May 13.—It is re
ported here that President Marroquin
has been compelled to resign office on
account of politcal troubles and that
General Rafael Reyes, second vice
president of Colombia, will assume the
presidency. Friends of the canal are
anxiously awaitng confirmation of this
Another Long Life Family.
In Rossland, B. C., "ecently a remark
able instance of longevity was revealed
through the departure of George Wil
liams, a well known miner, to Triber
ite, Wales, to spend *a year with his
parents, both of whom are living. The
father is aged 107 and the mother 104
years. They are feeble In body, but
mental faculties are undiminished.*
llhe eldest son, Wi'liam, 85 years of
age, lives at home. The other sons are
John, aged 56; Charles, 54; George of
Rossland, 50; Thomas, 51, and Alfred,
42. Four sisters are living, three of
whom are over 50 years. The old gen
tleman is a greac-great-grandfather
and has almost 100 descendants.
All the men in the family are min
ers, and are remarkably preserved. It
is understood the case has never been
previously chronicled.
Another Cure by Dr. Lorenz.
The plaster casts baVe been re
moved from the legs of 11 year old
Charles Willet, who was operated upon
last fall by Dr. Adolph Lorenz, the
Austrian specialist, for an extraordin
ary case of clubfeet. The result is
pronounced by the boy's attending
surgeon to be a perfect cure. The boy
walks easily and naturally. The case
will be presented to the medical con
gress, which convenes here this week.
The population of Ireland, which 50
years agp was over 8,000,000, is now
less than 4,500,600.

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