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FROM WORLD OVER or bo SHORT HEMS CUPPED FROM DAILY PAPER DISPATCHES DURING PAST WEEK. Review of Happening* In Both Eastern and Western Hemispheres During National, Historical, Political and Personal Events Told in Short Paragraphs for Everybody. Past Week A fruit fair will be held this fall at Kaslo, B. C.. The Pacific German Methodist con ference at Spokane last week unani mously voted to meet in Portland next year. The Adams and American Express companies, indicted for violations of the interstate commerce act, must face trial. Miss Ethel Roosevelt, the youngest daughter of the ex-president, is visit ing Sir Wilfred and Lady Laurier at Ottawa, Ont. In 35 years England has lost GG40 acres by erosion, out this has been more than made up by the new land which has formed during that time. In Kursk, southern Russia, in order to break a spell of drouth, any passing stranger may he seized by the women of the village and thrown into a stream of water. Dynamite was maliciously used Sat urday night to blow up two sections of the water supply from Quindaro pump ing station, five miles west of Kansas City, Kan. An alleged schem to kill Represent ative Benjamin Johnson of Kentucky, chairman of tho house committee on the District of Columbia, so as to head off certain proposed legislation, has been disclosed. Governor Hiram W. Johnson of Cal ifornia, progressive candidate for vice president, has departed for the east to begin his campaign tour in behalf of the progressive party. G. H. Ellenburg of Drain, Oregon, was killed in the Smith-Powers log ging camp on Coos river Saturday when he was struck by a broken cable and his head cut off. He leaves a widow and two children. Samuel W. Wood, who shot James Thompson and injured the girl's father and brother, while trying to kidnap Ethel Manahan near Belle Plain, Kan., recently, says he will plead guilty to manslaughter and atk the mercy of the court. Wood shot himself before he was captured but is recovering. 50 of of of in of of of of 6 LIVE STOCK SCARCE IN NORTHWEST. Shipments to Packing Houses Are Getting Small. If the present condition In the Lew iston, Idaho, stock market continues to prevail stock buyers will be confront ed with a seriouB problem. For six mouths buyers from all the leading cities of tho northwest have invaded the Lewiston territory and have pur chased the largest shipments of cattle, hogs and sheep ever consigned out of the city. According to the statements of well-known stockmen the stock sup ply of tho northwest for this year is unusually low and it is becoming difficult to purchase suitable stock for shipment to packing establish ments. CONGRESS AIDS IRRIGATIONISTS Over 400 Shoshone Claimants Had Lost Heavily. Washington.—The foreclosure of a mortgage on a Montana home was pre vented aud tho savings of a lifetime were restored to Mrs. Katherine Mac Donald of Butte, when congress passed the Shoshone Irrigation claim bill Mrs. MacDonald will receive $11,000 of the $42,000 carried In the bill for the relief of about 400 claimants who lost heavily by tho failure of a contracting firm which was erecting the Wyoming Irrigation projecL President Taft ve toed the original bill, but approved the measure, which in its final form im poses the charge against the general reclamation fund. 7 11 of 9 Baby Drowns at Seattle. 12 Seattle.—Little Georgie King, the 15 month-old daughter of Mr. aud Mrs. G. M. King, was drowned in Lake Union Sunday, when the canoé in which she and her mother were riding with Si mon Davis, a former policeman, was capsized. Though Davis effected the rescue of the mother, the child's body never reappeared on tbe surface. Murderous Assault at Chewelah. Chewelah, Wash.—Attorney E. D. Germain was fired upon and wounded by an unknown assailant at the grade crossing of the railway on Stevens street. Five shots were fired, only one of which took effect, nnd the victim is now at his home in a critical condition with a lead slug, probably a 45 caliber, lodged in his groin. not SENATE PARCELS POST BILL. The One Adopted Radically Different Than What Was Wanted By Mail Order Houses. The compromise parcels post bill adopted by the United States senate, anti which is the work of Senators Bourne and Bristow, is radically differ ent lium thu general parcels post meas ure wanted by mail order houses and lug city department stores. The new bill provides for eight zones of distri bution eels to 11 puumis. The mail anuses want a liât rate system under which they can mail parcels from one f the country to the other ut one 'this is impossible under the pending measure, the full text of winch reads: "That hereafter fourth-class mail matter shall embrace all mutter not now embraced by law in either thu first oud or thud class, not exceeding 11 pounds in weight, nor greater in size than 72 inches in length and girth combined, nor in form or kind likely to injure the person of any postal em ploye or damage the mail equipment or other muil matter and not of a charac ter perishable within a period reason ably required for transportation and de livery. That for the purpose of this section Hie United States und its several terri tories and possessions, excepting the Philippine islands, shall be divided into units of area thirty minutes square, identical with a quarter of the area formed by the intersecting purallels of latitude and meridians of longitude, represented on appropriate postal maps or plans, and such units of urea shall bo thu basis of eight postal zones, us follows: <1 Jl its tlio weight of u par der Told at con next of face at Sat of on has Cal vice log a to will atk shot is It Thu first zone shall include all terri tory within such quadrangle, in con junction with evory contiguous quad rangle, representing an area having a menu radial distance of approximately 50 miles from tho center of any given unit of urea. The second zone shall include all units of area outside the first zone lying in whole or in part within a radius of approximately 150 miles from the center of a given unit of area. The third zone shall include all units of area outside the second zone lying in whole or in part within a radius of approximately 300 miles from the cen ter of a given unit of area. The fourth zone shall include all units of area outside the third zone lying in whole or in part within a radius of approximately G00 miles from tho center of a given unit of area. Tlio fifth zone shall include all units of area outside the fourth zone lying in whole or in part within a radius of approximately 1000 miles from the cen ter of a given unit of area. The sixth zone shall include all units of area outside the fifth zone lying in whole or in part within a radius of ap proximately 1400 miles from the cen ter of a given unit of area. The sevonth zone shall include all units of area outside tho sixth lying in whole or in zone part within a radius of approximately 1800 miles from the center of a given unit of area. The eighth zono shall include all units of area outside the seventh zone. That tho rate of postage on fourth class matter weighing not more than four ounces shall be one cent for each ounce or fraction of an ounce; and such mutter in excess of four in weight the rato shall be by tho pound, ns hereinafter provided, the postage in all cases to be prepaid by distinctive postage stamps affixed. That except as provided in the next preceding paragraph postage on matter of tiie fourth class shall be prepaid at the following rates: On all matter mailed at the post office from which a rural route starts, for delivory on such route, or mailed at any point on such route for delivery at any other point thoroou, or at tho office from which tho route starts, any rural route starting therefrom, ami on all matter mailed at a city carrier office, or at any point within its delivery limits, for dolivery by s from that office, or nt any office for local delivery, five cents for the first pound or fraction of u pound and cent for each additional pound or frac tion of a pound. For delivery within the first zone, ex cept ns provided in tho next preceding paragraph, 5 cents for the first pound or fraction of a pound and 3 cents for each additional pound or fraction of a pound. For delivery within tho second zone, 6 cents for the first pound or fraction of a pound and 4 cents for each additional pound or fraction of a pound. For delivery within the third on ounces Are Lew to six pur of of sup year or n car rier one Had a pre bill of the lost ve the im zone, 7 cents for tho first pound or frac tion of a pound and 5 cents for each additional pound or fraction of a pound. For delivery within the fifth zone, cents for tlio first pound or frac tion of a pound each additional pound or fraction of pound. For delivery within the sixth zone, 10 c-mts for the first pound or fraction of a pound and 9 cents for each addi tional pound or fraction of a pound. For delivery within tho seventh zone, 11 cents for the first pound or fraction of a pound and 10 cents for each addi tional pound or fraction of a pound. For delivery within the eighth and between the Philippine islands and any portion of the United States, in cluding the District of Columbia and the several territories and possessions, cents for the first pound or frac tion of a pound and 12 cents for each additional pound or fraction of a pound. That the postmaster general shall provide such special equipment, maps, stamps, directories and printed instruc tions as may be necessary for the ad ministration of this section; and for the purposes of this section, and to supplement existing appropriations, in cluding tho hiring of teams and driv tliero is hereby nppropriated out of money in the treasury not otherwise appropriated, the sum of $730.000. That the establishment of zones and postage rates of this section shall go into effect four mont&s after its pass age. ' Çphrts of laws in conllict with the provisions of this sec tion are hereby rej^vileff: " 9 and 7 cents for a L. zone 12 15 G. she Si the ers, nnv D. is That nil laws ! nn A M:ira*hon.—"I bebeve lioncstv pays in the long run." ''So do T; but T often wish it not such a mighty long ran."—Chicago Record Herald. were MEXICAN REBELS JOIN THEIR FORCES ic to GENERALS OROZCO AND SALA ZAR ESCAPE THROUGH FEDERAL LINES. Have About 900 Men In Their Com mand—Will Pass Through Mormon Settlements and Terrible Slaughter Is Feared*-tAre Hanging Dead Bod ies to Telegraph Poles. K1 Paso, Texas.—News by courier was brought to Hachita, N. M„ Monday that the rebel generals Fascual Orozco and Inez Salazar have formed a func tion fifty miles below the border at that point. If this report is true the rebel leader has escaped rom the trap set by fédérais below Juarez pasHed through the cordon of troops strung along the railways. and The courier reported that the com bined forces of Orozco and Salazar number about 900 men. They are lecting the best horses, and killing all animals they cannot use. The courier came from the Nogales ranch, where the rebels are operating near the boundary of Chihuahua and Sonora. It is believed no federal force is in a position to prevent Orozco's entrance into se a in of in of in of in all the westward border state through the San Luis pass. It appears certain that the rebels will pass through Colonia Morelos and neighboring Mormon settlements in the state of Sonora. Fearing this, a courier was dispatched from Douglas, Ariz., to warn the Americans of the approach of the rebels. May Now Execute War Prisoners. Juarez.—Saturday ended the nesty to those In arms against the government of Mexico. Today began the suspension of guarantees, after which prisoners of war may be exe cuted. Yesterday rebel leaders could have given up their arms and received pardons. Today they must be put to death without trial. This Is In accordance with the sus pension of public rights announced some weeks ago from Mexico City Not one rebel chief or soldier has taken advantage of the amnesty pro posal. am a all tho the by at tho ex Decorate Poles With Dead. Waco, Tex.—"All around Torreon the telegraph poles are decorated with dead men, murdered by the soldiers, and at Riata last week 23 bodies were hanging at one time," Dr. Walter Lee Austin, now of Waco, is told in a let ter from Zacatecas, Mexico. Dr. Aus tin for nearly four years was surgeon for the Mexican National linps, with headquarters at Torreon. The Zaca tecas friend sends photographs of the sight, and writes: "The country is in bad shape and is getting- worse. Government soldiers are murdering all rebels they can catch, and the rebels are doing the same thing. Things in Zacatecas have been comparatively quiet. The troops get licked and the rebels get licked every few days, but the rebels have a few scalps to their credit yet." Coming Toward Boundary. A body of Mexican rebels, headed by General Campo, one of Orozco's lieutenants, is reported to be working around the town of Magdalena, in So nora, making its way along the rail road toward Nogales, n the boundary. on or a a one BELLINGHAM BOY DROWNS W. Mack Gets Cramp After Long Swim Crossing Granite Lake. Attacked by cramps Sunday, after swimming a quarter of a mile iu attempt to cross Granite lake at the ranch, William Mack, aged 20 years, of Bellingham, who was members of the Great W. Mohr threshing crew, sank when within 20 feet of the shore and was dead when brought to the sur face by companions. The lake is near the Cheney line of the Washington Water Power company. to in an of a Congressmen Returning Home. Washington.—Senator W. E. Borah has returned to his home at Boise Idaho, to enter the campaign. Representative W. E. Humphrey of Washington has also left for home. Representative W. L. LaFollette leaves Tuesday night provided gross adjourns, and Representative B. L. French of Idaho, also. A con Wife Visits Wounded Train Robber. Portland, Ore.—Accompanied by her two bright-faced boys, Mrs. Wells Lounsberry, grief-stricken and half hysterical, arrived hero from Medford Saturday on her way to Topeka, Kan., where her husband is in jail, captured while commutin'- one train robbery and self-ccnfessed of another. General Sumner Dies. Sau Francisco.—Brigadier General Sumner, U. S. A., retired, died Satur day at the Presidio hospital, aged 77. He. was born at Carlisle, Pa. General Sumner served throughout the civil war and participated iu the Indian wars In the west. BOLIVIAN WOMEN GIVE SOLID BLOCK OF NATIVE SILVER FOR TITANIC MEMORIAL Washington.—One blocks which will be used in the con struction of the great arch in Wash ington in memory of the men who died on the steamship Titanic that the women and children might be rescued will be the most valuable piece of building material ever used in this country. It will be made of virgin silver from the mines of Bolivia and will repre sent the contribution of that South American republic to the project planned by the North American wom en in recognition of the bravery of men. The offer of this interesting contri bution came from the organization of the women of Laz Faz and was made through Horace G. Knowles, American minister to Bolivia, who says: "The women of La Faz and Bolivia contend that the heroes of the Titan ic were the noblest men of all man kind, greater than Americans or of any particular nationality." of the huge TESTIMONY IN LUMBER CASES Federal Government Claims Violations of Sherman Anti-Trust Law. Seattle.—A special commissioner of the United States district court for the northern division of Minnesota began taking testimony here Monday in the government's suit against the North western Lumbermen's association and six codefendants accused of violating the Sherman anti-trust law. Fifteen witnesses, prominent lumber manufac turers and agents for the Pacific Northwest, have been subpenaed to testify here. The government will be requested by Clark McKercher, special assistant to the attorney general, and the inter ests of the defendants wil lbe looked after by Judge Milton D. Purdy of Min neapolis. Mr. McKercher expects the hearing to occupy the greater part of the week. a a to SEATTLE PARTY HURT IN WRECK Eastbound Excursion Train in Ditch in Illinois. Decatur, 111.—In the wreck of an eastbound excursion train on the Cin cinnati, Hamilton & Dayton railroad Miss Lucy Chandler of Seattle sus taine da fractured ankle. One person was killed and 15 injured. The train left Decatur with 154 pas sengers, for Indianapolis. A stop had been made at Antioch and the train was just picking up speed, going down grade, when the rail broke under the engine. Rotten ties and loose banks in the roadbed are alleged to be the causes for the breaking of the rail, causing the engine to leave the track. is a VALUE OF FARM CROPS IN THE UNITED STATES. Thirteenth Census Statistics for the United States for 1909 and 1899. Washington, D. C.—The total value of the crops of Continental United States in 1909 was, in round numbers, $5;487,000,000, as compared with $2, 999,000,000 in 1899. The increase was thus $2,488,000,000, or 83 per cent, ac cording to a statement issued by E. Dana Durand, director of the bureau of the census, department of commerce and labor. Shoots Companion of Wife. Victoria, B. C.—Louis Felice, aged 26, an Italian, will probably die, and Charles A. Spalding, an American, is held by the police as the result of an attack in Beacon Hill park. Spalding, a recent arrival from Seattle, returned home to find his wife had gone out for a walk with Felice, who was lodging at the same house. He seized a re volver and followed the couple, and, without warning, opened fire, wife fled and escaped, but two out of four shots took effect In Felice's body, one of them penetrating his abdomen, inflicting probably fatal injuries. His Montana Bankers Election. K&lispell, Mont.—With the election of officers the sixth annual conven tion of the Montana Bankers' associa tion adjourned Saturday. J. T. Woods of White Sulphus Springs was elected president; D. R. Peeler of this city, vice pr-sldent, and Mark Skinner of Great Falls, secretary. The visitors were taken by automobile through the valley and with 50 automobiles took a trip to Glacier park. Prosser Boy Shoots Another. Prosser, Wash.—Gordon Richards, 8-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. W. L. Richards, met with a painful accident recently, when Howard Moran, aged 14, picked up an old toy gun and tell ing young Richards to throw up his hands, as a joke, pulled the trigger. A hole was torn in the boy's forehead above the rye and the face and eyes were covered with powder. Poisoned Liquor Kills Thirteen Men. Montreal, Que. —With the two deaths Saturday added to the list of Russian workmen already dead as a result of imbibing poisoned liquor brings the total to 13 deaths. It is feared others will follow. . . 'I lows Shots the Best. Rifle Range, Seagirt, N. J.—Iowa Na tional Guardsiiiun won both first and second prizes at the Interstate regi mental team match at tho military shooting tournament here. ROMAN, MONTANA, SWEPT BT FIRE STARTED IN AUTO GARAGE SATURDAY AFTERNOON SPREADING FAST. Damage Estimated at Half Million— About Half Insured—Two Banks Burned—All But Two Stores and a Few Residences Destroyed—Stanley Scearce Heaviest Loser. Missoula, Mont.—Figures available make plain that the loss in the burn ing of Ronan, a growing town in the territory that was formerly the Flat head Indian reservation, amounts to at least $500,000, of which about half is covered by insurance. Stanley Scearce, merchant and banker, is the heaviest loser. Property belonging to him to the value of $100,000 was de stroyed, with $45,000 insurance. All but two stores and a few residences were destroyed, and these were saved by the fact that a creek divides the town. The fire started at 2:30 p. m. Satur day in a garage and burned fiercely until 6 o'clock, destroying the main part of town, both sides of the street, for three blocks. Two banks were burned to the ground and the vaults must be examined before the loss sus tained by these institutions can be estimated. Among the buildings de stroyed was a government flour mill. Ronan was a village until three years ago, when the reservation was thrown open for settlement. It was incorporated a year ago as a town and Its population has grown tenfold. There are about 1200 inhabitants. All communication was interrupted for several h urs, but a late message tonight states that there is no priva tion and that there are plenty of pro visions for the ones driven from their homes, who are being cared for in temporary shelter. LONDON WAS ISOLATED. Fierce Fire in Telegraph Office Cuts Off City for Hours. London.—London was entirely cut off Saturday night from telegraphic communication with the rest of the country and with the continent, and for a time connection with America wns severed as a result of a fierce fire in the general postoffice, where the central telegraphic office is lo cated and from which all wires of the service are concentrated. While the fire was extremely fierce, no lives were lost and the damage was confined to the inside of the building. A thousand employes, a majority of them women, got out of the structure promptly and without panic, graph service will be crippled for sev eral days. The fire was caused by the fusing of a wire in a test box on the fourth floor. The building sustained no structural damage, but the losses to cables and instruments and furniture were heavy. Thousands of wire underneath the floors had fused and the firemen were forced to tear up part of the floors to get at the flames, the work being ex ceedingly dangerous. Tele ESTABLISHING MODEL RURAL SCHOOLS Cheney Normal Is Extending Its Work Over the S4ate. In connection with its rural school department the State Normal at Che ney has established five model rural schools at Tekoa, Adams county; Mon dovi, Lincoln county; near Newport, Pend d'Oreille county; a two-roomed one near Addy, Stevens county; and Grandview, Spokane county. They have been established through the operation of the Normal at Cheney and the county superintendents for the purpose of putting into effect the ex tension work of the department such as correlation of classes, arrange ment of a flexible program, a limited amount of domestic science, manual training, agriculture, horticulture, the hot lunch, the improved schooihouse, grounds, play apparatus, and the social center idea for the entire neighbor hood. The department is in charge of Mr. George E. Craig, ex-county super intendent of Lincoln county. In addition to this field work the de partment actually trains students at Cheney for this rural life. The Nor mal at Cheney was the first in the Northwest to undertake this work of rural extension. co Iron Industry Improves. New York.—Activity and strength again were the main features In the iron industry. Railroad car orders were disappointing, but It is said that orders for 3000 additional cars placed in the central west, making a total of 12,000 cars bought since Au gust 1. Later rail orders placed for this year's shipment aggregated more than 32,000 tons. were Pendleton .Boy Drowns. Pendleton, Ore.—Byers' millrace, this city, claimed one victim Saturday and almost claimed a second when bicycle, upon which Dewey Swarthout, 14 years old, and Lonnio- Tuttle, aged 3, were riding, skidded nnd plunged over the bank into six feet of water. 'I ho Swarthout boy drowned. a J IDAHO SENDS DELEGATES. Will Be Well Represented In Dry Farming Congress. Governor Hawley of Idaho has ap pointed a long list of delegates to rep resent his state at the International Dry Farming congress to be held at Lethbridge, Alberta, beginning Octo ber 21. Among the prominent men who will attend are Dean W. L. Carlyle of the University of Idaho at Moscow and a to the to de All be de in y Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Connaught who it is expected will formally open the International Congress of Farm Women, October 22nd next. W. H. Philbrick of American Falls, a member of the last session of the state legislature. PRESIDENT SIGNS PANAMA BILL Suggests Resolution Declaring That Measure Is Not Considered a Vio lation of Treaty Provisions. Washington.—President Taft signed the Panama canal bill Saturday night. Following this, he sent to congress a memorandum suggesting the advisa bility of the passage of a resolution which would declare that this measure was not considered by this govern ment a violation of the treaty provi sions regarding the canal. In discussing the British protest against the exemption of American shipping from the payment of tolls for the use of the canal, Mr. Taft says the irresistible conclusion to be drawn from it is that "although the United States owns, controls and has paid for the canal, it is restricted by treaty frum aiding its own commerce in the way that all the other nations of the world may freely do." cut the and lo the was of sev of and the to ex PRES. TAFT SAYS MANY BILLS. Nearly Four Hundred Millions Appro priated. President Taft signed Saturday the sundry civil appropriation bill finally agreed upon without provision for the tariff board. It carries appropriations of approximately $112,00(1,000. Also the postotfice and postroads appropriation bill which carries ap proximately $206,000,000. A commission was appointed from the house members to investigate pneumatic tube service. The president also signed the army appropriation bill carrying approxi mately $89,000,000 and providing re forms in the organization of the war department. President Taft vetoed the Coosa river, Alabama, bill. and the ex the of de at of HOUSE OPPOSED TO RAY. Officer Taft Nominates for Deputy Paymaster General Charged with Political Activity. Washington.—The house committee on war department expenditures re ported that Major Beecher B. Ray, U. S. A., whom the president nominated to be deputy paymaster general of the army, had been engaged in political activity, particularly in the interest of President Taft; had been four times charged with serious offenses; never vindicated and never had been disci plined more severely than by a repri mand. co EDUCATION NOTES. A German school is to be established in the city of Barranqullla, Colombia. The International Mathematics Con gress was held In Cambridge, England, in August. Of the 523,000 public school teachers in the United States more than four fifths are women. A course In penal studies was cently Instituted by the University of Montpelier, France. Esperanto is taught in some of the State-supported schools in Englund, France, and Germany. The two needs of the present day In teaching, according to a recent publi cation of the United States Bureau of Education, ure intelligent idealism and high scientific standards. re a ProBser Pioneers Picnic. Prosser, Wash.—The second annual old settlers' picnic was held August 22 in the Wilgus grove, about 150 people being present, dent of the Pioneer association of Ben ton county, presided. a G. W. Wilgus, presi Ireland has 3,000,000 acres of peat J deposits.