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WASHINGTON, IDAHO, OREGON AND MONTANA ITEMS. A Few Interesting Item# Gathered From Our Exchanges of the Bur rounding Country—Numerous Acci dents and Personal Events Take Place —Crop Is Good. WABHINU l NOTES. It is reported R. A. Ballinger of Se attle has resigned as comissioner of the general land office at Washington, D. C., and will return to this state so that he may make the race for the re publican nomination for governor. A full grown cougar has made its appearance In the vicinity of the Lew is Cochran farm, six miles northeast of Colfax, and is terrorizing the people of that community. After deliberating about two hours the jury in the Gertie Griffin murder trial at Ritzville returned a verdict of not guilty. The Spokane high school debating team Friday night outpointed the Wenatchee high school team in the state interscholastic contest. Graduates of the Spokane high school who have completed the four years' course satisfactorily will in the future be permitted to enter the Ar mour Institute of Technology without first taking the examinations. John Haff of the cruiser St. Louis is dead at Vallejo, Cal., from the ef fects of drinking wood alcohol. Haff is the third sailor to succumb, two oth ers are totally blind, and five others will never again be fit for active ser vice. As a result of the tong war being waged in San Francisco, Lung Chow was fatally shot recently. Two assas sins attempted to kill Jung Dang, whose life was sought, but the bullets went wild and killed Lung Chow. The new cruiser California went to sea from San Francisco recently for her final trial. The navy trial board was on board and it is intended to keep the cruiser at hard work for two days before an official opinion is formed. J. J. O'Connor of Wenatchee drove the first team and rig across the big Columbia river bridge at Wenatchee. It consisted of a sleighload of people, among whom was Judge R. S. Steiner of Waterville. George Lucas, a well known pioneer of central Washington, died at Cheney Saturday night. He located on Cow creek, southeast of Ritzville, 50 years ago, and resided there until four years ago. Richard David Harrington, aged 82, died at the hospital at Fort Steila coom recently, where he had been since his health failed some two years ago. Mr. Harrington had lived 67 years of his life on the Pacific coast. At the annual meeting of the State Bee Keepers' association at North Yakima recently, H. H. Cole was elect ed president; L. R. Freeman, secre tary; August Sipp, treasurer, and Jesse W. Thornton, vice president. The recent assessors' convention was the most important gathering of assessors in the history of the state. It records the first determined step toward a uniform taxation system for the entire state. An increase in the jobbing business of Walla Walla for the year 1907 ovot 1906 amounting to 25 or 30 per cent is reported. The plant of the suspended morning edition of the Seattle Times has been bought by R. F. Radebaugh of Tacoma, who will take it to that place. The body of Lillian Pratt, aged 22, who mysteriously disappeared from her home in Tacoma on May 27 last, was found in a dense thicket on the outskirts of the city recently by a sur veying crew. China has just placed an important rush order for quick firing guns in Paris. John I. Handley, supreme vice presi dent of the Fraternal Union of Amer ica, died Friday at his home in Den ver, Co., of appendicitis. Police Inspector Edward S. Whit aker of New Orleans, who, panic d by five men, recently attempted to kill the editor of the World, has been suspended, together with the men who accompanied him to the newspaper office. Work has been started on the new steel bridge crossing the Methow river at Pateros, 30 miles below Twisp. Rev. Herbert S. Bigelow, in a ser mon in the Congregational church at Cincinnati last Sunday, aig"ed that it was not wicked to play ball on Sun day, and stated that if he were mayor he would not try to enforce the law against Sunday ball playing. The New York police and private detectives have been asked to look for Horace W. Randall, vice president of the Hoquiam Lumber company of Hoquiam, Wash., who went tnere sev eral weeks ago to visit friends, and seems to have mysteriously disap peared. Henry Brook, a Spokane pioneer, died on the steamship Roanoke on the Columiba river, January 16, while on his way to California. First chloroforming A. C. Finley, who was asleep in his room upstairs! two yeggmen recently dynamited the safe in the J. C. Calder general mer chandise store at Silver Beach, a sub urb of Bellingham, and escaped with $253 in cash and checks. After a five year lease of state land has been once renewed for a similar period, no more renewals are permis sible, under the law, according to an opinion rendered to the state land commissioner by the attorney general. The Exchange bank of Blaine has closed its doors. Tacoma jobbers of feed announce a reduction of 1 a ton in the price of oats and alfalfa and timothy hay. Oats are now quoted at $30 and $31 a ton and alfalfa at $14 and $15 and timothy at $24. The problem of the unemployed-has already begun to trouble the public authorities in Seattle. The board of health unanimously adopted a resolution that hereafter no city will oe permitted to empty sew age into any body of water or stream used for drinking pourposes by other municipalities until such sewage has been rendered harmless by some proc ess to be approved by the state board of health. This affects a number of cities. George Price and Homer Richardson of Dayton have the ideal system of handling and shipping grain. They have large bins scattered throughout their fields and the grain is taken di rect from the thresher to these bins, where it is held until they are ready to ship. Then it is carried to the cars in bulk. They figure that the cost of the tanks is not so great as the cost of sacks. An elaborate park system to fur nish Walla Walla with one of the most complete recreation equipments of any city of similar size in the country is being contemplated by members of the park board. IDAHO NEWS. The postoffice at Freedom, situated on the Salmon river, between White bird and Lucile, Idaho, has been dis continued. Ten cases of smallpox have ueen re ported at Lewiston, most of the pa tients being confined to the isolation hospital. Approximately 10,000,u00 feet of saw logs will be cut in w the timber sur rounding Bayview this winter. Andrew Jkesth, a carpenter, who formerly resided at Spokane, commit ted suicide at Lewiston recently. The debate at Lewiston between the State Normal school and a team from the University of Idaho preps was won by the Moscow visitors, the question debated being "Resolved, That the United States senate should adopt a closure rule." The decision was in the affirmative. In the election of delegate to the university conference to discuss the four-year rule and other athletic mat ters, "Jack" Simpson, Idaho's football manager, was successful over Magee, Keyes and Armstrong. For the first time in many weeks Wallace had telephone service Sunday. Ever since the supreme court decided that the Sunday rest law of Idaho was constitutional the authorities have en forced the law with an iron hand. MONTANA NOTES, President Roosevelt will be peti tioned by the labor bodies o£ Montana to pardon Lenihan and Plunkett, two linemen imprisoned for violating an injunction granted the Rock Mountain Bell Telephone company, protecting their non-union employes from inter ference by the unions. If the news which reaches Whitefish concerning construction work on the Billings & Northern railroad is cor rect, the Burlington traffic via that line will be going through Whitefish long before the year has passed, and White fish will get another boost. Officers Michael Hogan and Freder ick E. McClellan of the Butte police force have been found guilty at a pub lic trial of extorting $10 from a negro. They have been dismissed by Mayor Joseph Corbin. Patrolmen Mullan and Wesson are also charged with graft ing. OREGON SQUIBS. Judge Bean of Pendleton, Ore., pro nounced sentence on Willie Hoskins for whipping his school teacher, G. W. Keller, of Echo, and fined the young man $50 and costs. Moyar Rodgcrs of Salem created consternation in sporting circles re cently by conducting a raid on gam bling joints all by himself. No ar rests were made, and it is understood no warrants will be issued, but to all appearances the mayor has clamped on the lid good and hard so far as gambling is concerned. Regular trains are operating now as far west as Lyle, on the North Bank road. At the meeting of the Oregon Edi torial association held at Portland it was decided that no more "free puffs" would be given to political candidates, but that the officeseekers to gain pub licity must advertise in the news papers. NO IMMUNITY FOR ABE BUEF Prosecution to Demand Trial on An other Charge. San Francisco, Jan. 20.—1t is an nounced that the graft prosecution had determined to discontinue ali negotia tions with Abraham Ruef, the central figure in the graft cases, in the mat ter of granting him immunity. It was further stated that the prosecution would demand that Ruef be put on trial before Judge Dunne on one of the many charges of bribery for which he has been indicted. This determin ation of the prosecution came at the end of several days of fruitless nego* tiations with Ruef. No man goes to a banquet for the sake of the speeches he will hear. NEWS OF THE TOLD SHORT DISPATCHES FROM ALL PARTS OF THE GLOBE A Review of Happenings In Both s Eastem and Western Hemispheres During the Past Week-—National, Historfoal, Political and Personal Events. The James Donovan Shoe Manufac turing company of Everett, Mass., has made an assignment. Mrs. Grover Cleveland has been ap pointed by Governor Stokes a mem ber of the board of managers of the state village of epileptics at Skill man, N. J. George Billups, proprietor of Billups' hotel, Park Heights and Heywards avenue, and his wife were instantly killed recently by being thrown from an automobile at Baltimore. Pope Pius is not seriously ill. The New York, New Haven & Hart ford's new $39,000,000 loan has been fully subscribed for. The Catsburg coal mine, situated 30 miles south of Pittsburg, is reported to be on fire. The 40 men employed in the mine escaped safely. Every electric lighting and power company in New York city will be subjected to an investigation by the public service commission. It is stated that General Alfaro and his supporters in the Salvadorean army are now planning a revolt against the government. Two small St. Paul banks Owned by A. Z. Drew, registrar and professor of mathematics at Hamlin university, have suspended payment. Minister Furniss has notified the state department that a revolution is in progress in Hayti, and that the town of St. Hare may be bombarded at any time. Influenza has Chicago by the throat, figures given out by the health depart ment showing that there are at pres ent nearly 650,000 people suffering from the disease. Announcement is made in the Lon don Times that that paper has not been sold, the rumors published being only in regard to negotiations for the sale of the paper. Public accounts of British Colum bia presented to the legislature show a balance of revenues over expendi tures of $1,595,113, an increase of $878,797 over last year. After having been divorced for 36 years, an accidental meeting brought Mr. and Mrs. Benjamin Ackley of Chi cago together and they are now enjoy ing their second honeymoon. The Sovereign Bank of Canada, with 76 branches throughout Ontario, has gone into liquidation. Depositors in the bank will lose nothing, but share holders are not apt to fare so well. Suffering from a homicidal mania, Miss Ann Audic of Nantes, France, re cently, at New York, attempted to strangle the 3 year old son of her brother, Dr. J. M. Audic of Spokane. The Atlantic Coast line has agreed to all the terms of the railroad rate agreement suggested by Governor Glenn, conceding the right of the state to make rates. This was the last road holding out. Governor Hughes of New York, Henry Watterson and Booker T. Washington addressed a meeting held at Carnegie hall recently for the pur pose of raising $70,000 needed by the Tuskegee institute. Mrs. Elizabeth Newman of Seattle has disapepared and foul play is sus pected by her parents. Choking her into submission at the same time that he held a handkerchief saturated with chloroform to her nos trils to render her unconscious, an un known man, thought to be a railroad switchman, and known to the police only as "Dan," robbed Jennie Smith, an inmate of a dive at Spokane, of five diamond rings and two diamond earrings, valued at $1000. Fire on the steamer Tremont at Ta coma, recently, did damage estimated at $40,000. Mysterious and baffling is the disap pearance of Mrs. R. C, Keene, a prom inent woman of Bellingham, made pub lic when A. E. Bloom of Fern hill ap peared at an undertaking establish ment and tried to identify the body of Bertha Stastny, who committed sui cide in her cell in the asylum, as the missing woman. . It is reported at Merced, Cal., that on last Sunday a Scotland Yard de tective arrested in that city two men who are accused of having committed a $200,000 jewelry robbery in London nearly five years ago. The bandit, Raisuli, presiding at a gathering of the Ben larous, Fahs and Anjeres tribes, and Marabout Mulai Abd-es-Salem, governor of Morocco city, announce that they will refuse to recognize Mulai Hafid as sultan, claiming that Abd el Aziz still is the rightful ruler. The Sovereign Bank of Canada, a Toronto corporation with a capital of $4,000,000, has gone into liquidation and the association of United Cana dian banks have assumed liabili ties. -''Hie depositors ift lljs 76 Ranch es of the Sovereign -bankf are to lose nothing. Tie bankV Branched were in Ontario, Quebec, the northwest and maritime provinces. gave w s» &&&. JBtvt gßHfe, wfcsn we ask il Bter* Is Bnyflfog flew, be replies: "NO, notWhg Bfcee." MINERS RESCUED AT ELY. Pinned in Alpha Shaft 46 Days—Fed .Through Steel Pipe. Ely, Nev., Jan. 20. —After having been entombed 46 days in the Alpha shaft of the Giroux mine, A. X). Bailey, H. J. Brown and Fred McDonald have been rescued. Whistles all over the district blew loudly, while crowds cheered in the 6treets of Ely and every bell in town was ringing. "Ah," this was the first exclamation of Bailey when he reached the outer air. Without another word he tottered forward into the arms of comrades who stood ready to assist him and was led to the change room of the Alpha shaft, where in a few minutes he re cuperated. "Is that you, Arthur?" queried Fred McDonald, as his brother stepped for- Vard and embraced him after nearly seven long weeks of separation. "By George, it certainly seems good to be out of that hole," he said, as he was led away telling his rescuers of his terrible experience. On the morning of December 4 Mc- Donald, Brown and Bailey -*and two Greeks were working in the bottom of the three compartment shaft, 85 feet below the pump station and 1085 feet below the surface. The cave oc curred at 9 o'clock. The cable used to haul the cage from the third com partment of the shaft snapped and thousands of tons of rock, debris and timber fell down into the shaft. From the bottom of the compartment in which the men were working to the pumping station, a distance of 85 feet, a series of rickety ladders offered the only means of escape. With falling rocks and timbers streaming down upon them the five struggled up these ladders. Half way up falling timbers knocked the two Greeks from the ladder, killing them. Bailey, McDonald and Brown managed to reach the pump station. Its well timbered roof had withstood the rock and timber that came down the shaft, and offered them shelter and safety. Twenty-four hours afterward the three men who occupied the pumping station managed to make themselves heard by tapping upon the six-inch water pipe that stretched from the pumping station to the surface. It was this pipe that was the means of saving the lives of the three men. When communication was once established with the world above and the men had made known the fact that they were still alive, food and drink were immediately lowered through the pipe. This pipe line has been in almost constant use, friends sending them by its means the news of the outside world and messages of cheer. MURDERED AND BURNED. Widow and Four Children at Montana Ranch Home. _ Lewistown, Mont., Jan. 20. —News of a frightful crime committed at the Old Bottoms ranch, on the Musselshell, 10 miles from Mosby, was received by the sheriff's office here. The message states that Mrs. Slu ter, a widow, aged 40 years, and her four children, the eldest a girl of 15, were murdered at the ranch house, and the building then set on fire with the intention of destroying evidence of the crime. A resident of that neighbor hood happened to ride past the house and saw it was on fire. When the blaze had been subdued to some extent, although the house was practically destroyed, the neigh bors were horrified to find the dead bodies of Mrs. Sluter and her four children in the ruins. Owing largely to their efforts the body of the mother and those of two of the children were not badly burned, but those of the two others were burned to a crisp. The evidences of a murder were plain. The motive for the crime is not known. HE GAVE BATTLE TO THUGS Bank Cashier at Texola, Okla., Is Over come. Texola, Okla., Jan. 20. —After a hand to hand battle with Assistant Cashier Jones two masked men rob bed the First National bank at Texola of about $4000 in currency the other evening. Jones was found an hour later, bound and gagged and insensi ble from a blow on the head. "Hands up," in true western fashion, were the words that greeted Jones as he was working on his books. J one? raised his hands, but when one of the bandits turned to dump the loose change on the counter into a sack the assistant cashier atacked the other: The two men struggled on the floor until the robber hit Jones on the head with his gun. A posse started after the bandits as soon as Jones recov ered and could give a definite descrip tion of the men. It is thought that they are headed for the Texas pan handle. A Wonderful Record. Many so-called "specifics" and "cures" for rheumatism have already been brought before teh public; but when rheumatism, neuralgia"~afcd kin dred diseases have become chronic and threaten serious results, you may rest assured that they will help but very pJtUe, if any. Although not rec ommended as "infallible," the pecu liar qualities of St. Jacobs Oil espe cially adapt it to those cases which mxy be termed "chronic," and which have previously withstood all known "specifics," as well as the prescriptions of the best physicians. WIN ON FIRSTBALLOT . .% , ' TAFT CLAIMS BIS NOMINATION IS ALREADY ASSURED. His Managers Can See 502 Vote* Now —Will Get All South Excspt Ken tucky and Oklahoma —Lewes Big gest States Except New York for Other Presidential Aspirants. Secretary Taft expects to be nomi nated for president on the firgt ballot in the republican national convention. He expects to get at least 502 votes out of 980. The number necessary to nominate is 491. For the first time since the Taft campaign opened its managers tonight reduced their general predictions to -concrete form. This is the way they line up the va rious states and sections of the coun try: States which have declared for Taft through central comimttees: Califor nia, Kansas, Nebraska, Missouri, Mich igan, West Virginia and Ohio; total, 180 votes. States which are sure for Taft; The entire south, with the possible excep tion of Kentucky and Oklahoma; total, 240 votes. States which are reasonably sure for Taft: Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, Montana and Iowa; total, 70. Territories sure for Taft, 12; grand total, 502 votes. In the Probable Class. - To make up for possible deficiencies among the states classed as "reason ably sure," the Taft folks expect to draw from the following, classed as "probable": New York, 39 votes out of a possible 78; Massachusetts, 32; Conecticut, 14; Idaho, 6; Oregon, 8, and Washington, 10; total, 109. From this district would also come enough votes to make up for possible split delegations from Ohio and lowa. Classed as "possible" are all the rest of the states of the Union excepting Pennsylvania, Indiana and Illinois, which the Taft folks graciously con cede to Knox, Fairbanks and "Uncle Joe" Cannon, respectively. These figures are understood to have been approved by ~ Charles P. Taft, the secretary's brother, who left Saturday for Cincinnati, after a two days' visit in Washington. Coincidental with his departure was that of Senator Foraker, also for Ohio —but they did not take the same train. Taft Has Big Lead in Ohio. A statement given out at the Taft headquarters in Columbus, Ohio, says: "Including the counties which acted today calls have been issued by the republican committees in 73 counties providing for the eletion, under the full provisions of the call of the state central committee, of 716 out of a total of 815 delegates. In over naif the counties, including most of the large ones, and represent ing over 600 delegates, Taft has been formally indorsed by county commit tees. Taft tickets of delegates are in; the field everywhere. Lake county, : where an independent ticket is prom ised in opposition to the Taft ticket, furnishes the only opposition known. Lake county has four delegates." JAPS TELL OF THEIR FIGHTERS Let People Know They Are for Main taining Peace. Tokio, JTan. 21.—Reports attributing sinister designs to the Japanese naval administration in connection with the Pacific squadron are absolutely un founded. Vice Admiral Saito, minis ter of the navy, in an interview with the correspondent of the Associated Press today, said: "We have no secrets from America concerning the distribution of our fleet. Daily reports are handed the naval attaches, showing the where abouts of every vessel, wnich can easily be ascertained. - "In view of the sensational reports emanating from various quarters, we desire emphatically to say that no vessel of the aJpanese fleet is any nearer the Pacific coast of America than Yokosuka. Every one of the bat tleships is now on the home station, either at Yokosuka, Kure or Sasebo,' and the entire flotilla of torpedo boats and submarines is at the same sta tions." 9 Missouri Has an Enoch Arden. Calfox, Mo., Jan. 21.—Job A. Funk, a farmer, who mysteriously disap peared 14 years ago from his farm near Skidmore, this county, and who had. been mourned as dead, has re turned here alive and well. More than a year after Funk disappeared the fragments, of a body found in Atchison county, six miles from Skid more, were apparently identified as his and buried. August Eidge, a neighboring farmer, had been arrested at the time on suspicion that he had murdered—the dead man. At his pre liminary hearing Ridge proved an alibi and was released. During Funk's absence his wife remarried. Funk de clines to state where he has been in the past 14 years, but he Is said to have lived in lowa. Father of 27 Children. For the 27th time Oscar L. Darling an Amityville (L. I.) civil engineer and inventor, has had a child born to him. He has been twice married, j Twenty of his children are living. How Is Your Blood ? If yoa lack strength, are nervous, have no appetite, don't sleep well, get tired easily, your blood Is in bad condition. Yoa cannot be strong without pure, rich blood. Hood's Sarsaparilla makes good, rich blood and keeps it good. Dyspepsia -" For six months my sys tem was out of order with dyspepsia and impure blood. Spent lots of money in vain, but Hood's Sarsaparilla cured me. Jos. S, ZAUBAVQenoa, Neb. 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