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LOIt BRBKHfiOIIING RECORD
SHE went the mile in two MINUTES FLAT. A New World's Record Made—She Went Without a Skip the Whole Mile—Driven by Millard Sanders— Mare Was Bred In California—Was Offered once for $150. Readville, Mass., Aug. 26.—Before a great crowd of spectators and with the track conditions perfect, Lou Dil lon trotted a mile in two minutes, a new world's record. So that no breeze might interfere, Millard Sanders, driver of the great mare, brought out the daughter of Sidney Dillon for the first attempt early in the day. For pacemakers there were two run ners hitched to road carts. The first Bcore was fruitless, Lou Dillon making a break just before reaching the wire. On the second attempt, however, the word was given. Starting Judge WaiK er rang his bell, but Tanner nodded for him to say "Go," and, turning to Sanders, called him to come along. Tanner kept Peggy From Paris di rectly in front of the peerless chest nut trotter, while McCoy lay at her wheel. In this way the trio went to the quarter pole in 30 1-4 seconds. With never a skip Lou Dillon went so smooth gaited down the back stretch as to lead those not timing the mile to think that her speed was not alarmingly fast. The half was clicked off in 1:00 3-4. Around the turn to the three quarters being 30 1-4 seconds, making that mark of her jour ney in 1:31. Faster and faster came Tanner with the runner, and right with him trotted the handsome Cali fornia bred mare. Sanders was sit ting perfectly still, but McCoy was crying aloud to his runner to cheer on Lou Dillon. To the amazement of all, the quarter was driven in 29 seconds, thus mak ing the mile in the wonderful time of two minutes. When Sanders jogged the mare back to the wire, those who had witnessed the performance leap ed to their feet and sent forth cheer after cheer. Lou Dillon apparently was as fresh as though she had only been out for a jogging exercise. Sanders said he fully believed that before the season closes he will drive the mare in 1:59 or better. It was announced that on Friday Major Delmar will go against the gelding record for trotters, 2:03 1-4, held by The Abbott. Bred on Santa Rosa Farm. Santa Rosa, Cal., Aug. 26.—Lou Dil lon was bred and raised on the Santa Rosa stock farm. It is said tuat when a colt Lou Dillon was offered for sale for $150, witu no takers. She is by Sidney Dillon out of Lou Milton, both local animals. LORD SALISBURY IS DEAD. The Famous English Statesman Was 73 Years of Age. London.—Lord Salisbury died peace fully at 9:05 p. m. During the past 48 hours tne end was seen to be in evitable, the life of England's ex-pre mier being sustained only by the con stant use of oxygen. Even the use of oxygen failed to effect as the even ing advanced and soon after the shad ows had crept up from the valley and enshrouded the dull red walls of Hart field House, the distinguished states man, making the last enort of his life, turned slightly toward his favorite daughter, Lady Gwendolin Cecil, who was kneeling beside him, and then qui etly breathed his last. Family Was Near. All memoerß of his lordship's fam ily had gathered at the bedside. Viscount Cranborne, who now as sumes the title of Marquis of Salis bury, immediately notified King Ed ward and others, including Lord Ed ward Cecil, the soldier son of Lord Salisbury, who Is now In Egypt and who was the only son of the marquis absent from the bedside. Soon messages of condolence began r> arrlv e, and the little telegraph of fice was swamped with unprecedented business. The death of Lord Salls ury occurred on the 50th anniversary bis entry into public life, as a mem ber of the house of commons for Stanford. e *-premier, though retired from Political life, was an important figure u many public ways. He was a war °' 4 be Cinque ports, high Bteward ? r Westminster and chancellor of Ox °rd university. His death places an ~ r of knight of the garter at the disposal of King Edward. Whatcom a Terminus. Whatcom, Wash., Aug. 21.—The ». ° n Pa clflc Is planning to make Bel 'mi m lts northwestern ter nus. This statement has been sup- Ported by the fact that the survey thf Party Workln K ,n the Interest of TTn> b ' J* & C> railway 18 using n Pacific vouchers. A CENSUS BULLETIN. Shows Increase of Population in the United States. The census bureau has published as a bulletin a discussion ou the increase of populatiou iu the United States as shown by the census of 1900. The prin cipal results of a study of these figures are summarized as follows: The increase in the population of continental United States, that is, the United States exclusive of Alaska and the recent insular accessions, was 13,- 046,861, or 20.7 per cent. Ouly one country, Argentina, has shown by the most recent figures a more rapid rate of growth. The present rate of growth in continental United States is estimated as double the average rate of Europe. It is nearly double that of Canada and exceeds by one-sixth that or Mexico and by one-tenth that of Aus tralia. In the decade 1890 to 1900 for the first time in our national history the southern states increased faster than the northern. East of the Mississippi, however, the northern states as a group have grown in the last 10 years somewhat more rapidly than the south ern, but west of that river the south ern states have increased almost two and one-half times as rapidly as the northern, and it is this fact which makes the growth of the south as a whole exceed that of the north. In the north Atlantic division the rate of increase has risen steadily since the civil war, a notable contrast to the trend in the country as a whole. The region west of the Mississippi Increased more rapidly from 1890 to 1900 than from 1880 to 1890, while that east of the Mississippi increased In the latter decade not much more than half as in the earlier. The conclusion is drawn that the increased growth of the east and the decreased growth of the west may both be connected with a probable decline in the current of westwaru migration. OREGON NOTES. Railroad rumors have started a busi ness boom at Prairie City. This season's regatta-at Astoria is regarded as the most successful event ever held there. Oregon postmasters have been ap pointed as follows: Alene, W. T. Carl; Box, Thomas Taylor. William Kleeman of Portland was drowned recently while surf bathing on the ocean beach at Nye creek, in full view of a thousand spectators. Recently a burglar entered the home of Mr. and Mrs. H. O. Gertz of Port land, chloroformed the entire family, robbed the house of a silver watch and $2.80 in cash and escaped. Roy Peters of Coburg now rests in the Salem insane asylum as a result of reading too many cheap novels. He imagines himself a detective. He wa3 a voracious reader. Oliver L. Curtis has been appointed regular, and William Dunsmore sub stitute rural carrier at Forest Grove. The trades council of Baker City. Ore., has voted to offer $500 in cash prizes on Labor day. Two large warehouses belinglng to Kerr, Gifford & Co. and the Interior Warehouse company of the Balfour- Guthrie company at Thorn Hollow sta tion, along with 20,000 sacks, but no grain, were completely destroyed by fire recently. Some of the tallest oats that have been grown in the La Grande section of the country have been raised on A. J. Webb's ranch, who resides near the mountain above Perry. Some of his oats have measured over seven and a half feet. A cattle deal, in which 1000 head of cows and steers were sold at an av erage cost of $3 per hundred pounds live weight was closed between the Izee stockmen, and Robert Stanfleld, the Butter Creek feeder. The stock average about three years of age. The stock will be taken to Izee September 15, from which point they will be driv en to Ukiah. Body Found Near Kirkland. Seattle, Wash., Aug. 26.—The badly decomposed body of a middle aged man was found just off the county road near Kirkland. Near by lay a 6o caliber revolver with one chamber empty. In the side of the head was a gaping wound, which told the cause of death. From the appearance of the re mains, they have been at the place where found about four months, and are beyond any possibility of recogni tion. Spokane's Big Fair. Spokane promises to show Its visi tors In October the biggest carnival and street fair ever put together on the North Pacific coast. George Jabour, who has been giving big carnivals In Minneapolis, St. Paul and east ern cities, Is organizing an entirely new show with more people and more sensational acts than he has ever had before. The carnival Is given in con nection with the Interstate Fair from October 5 to 13. A man usually has to work doubly hard for two weeks after a vacation to get rested np. RELIANCE WON SECOND. Beat Shamrock 111. by One Minute' 19 Seconds. Now York, Aug. 2G.—ln a glorious steady sail breeze over a triangular course 10 miles to a leg, the fleetfooted defender Reliance again showed her heels to Sir Thomas Lipton's chal lenger, taking the second race of the cup series of 1903 by the narrow mar gin of 1 minute and 19 seconds. it was as pretty and hard fought a contest as has ever been sailed off Sandy Hook and, had the wind not fallen during the last 10 minutes, the record for the course, 3 hours 12 min utes and 15 seconds, made by the Co lumbia two years ago in her memor able race against Snamrock 11., would have been broken. As it was, the Re liance sailed the 30 miles within 2 minutes and 29 seconds of the record, which speaks wonderfully of her speed in the wind that was blowing. The Reliance's victory, narrow as it was, would have been smaller had not Captain Wringle, the skipper of the Shamrock, bungled at the start, send ing his craft over the line 19 seconds alter the last gun and handicapping her to that extent. At every point of sailing the defender's superiority was uemonstrated. She gained 1 minute 55 seconds in windward work, 40 sec onds on the run to the second mark and 45 seconds on the close reach for home. Baseu on the magnificent showing she has made in two races already sailed, it is the belief of many experts that the cup is safe and that it will take something better than Fife's lat est creation even to budge it. Coming Events. Annual Methodist conference, Spo kane, September 2. Presoytery, Spokane, September 29. Washington xvational Guard encamp ment, near American lake, September 14-23. Convention of County Superinten dents, Olympla, September 28-30. Pacific Coast Fire Chiefs, Olympla, September 22-25. Oregon State Convention of Mining Men, Portland, Septemoer 7. Fairs, Carnivals, Etc. Regatta, Tacoma, September 6. Carnival, Walia Walla, August 31- September 5. Washington State Fair, North Yaki ma, September 28-October 3. Interstate Fair, Spokane, October 5-13. Whitman County Fair, Colfax, Octo ber 12-17. Lincoln County Fair, Davenport. Oc tobey 13-17. Interstate Fair, Moscow. September' 29-October 2. Interstate Fair, Lewlston, November' 4-6. Gun tourney, Lewlston, Nov. 4-6. Oregon State Fair, Salem, Sept. 14-19. International Fair races, Boise, Oct 12-17. Stock exhibit and race meet, Port land, September 21-26. Second Eastern Oregon District Fair, The Dalles, September 22-26. Klamath County Fair, Klamath Falls, Ore., uctober 6-9. Crook County Jockey Club meet, Prineville, Ore., October 27-29. Lincoln County Fair, Toledo, Ore., September 10-12. Interstate Fair, Lewlston, Oct. 26-31. Not for Kohlsaat. Oyster Bay, Aug. 26.— H. H. Kohl saat of Chicago was a guest of the president and Mrs. Roosevelt at lunch eon. Alter his conference with the president Mr. Kohlsaat said to a rep resentative of the Associated Press that his call had nothing to do with any contemplated change in the cabi net. "It has been rumored," said Mr. Kohlsaat, "that I might be appointed postmaster general, but there is ab solutely nothing in that story. The president contemplates no change in that office. In fact, he desires that his cabinet should remain intact, at least until tne close of the present administration. Personally, I do not desire public office and the president has no office in his gift which I would accept" End of the Richmond Btrike. Richmond, Va., Aug. 26.—The strike of street railway employes here has been officially declared off. It had lasted Just 69 days, and is estimated to have cost the streetcar company $125,000; the strikers in loss of wages, $50,000; the states for troops to maintain order, $75,000, and the city for special police, etc., $5000. One man was killed by the soldiers, one motorman was fatally stabbed by an other and scores of persons were more or less seriously injured. Editors at Victoria. "Victoria, B. C., Aug. 26.—The Wash ington State Press association, to the number of 150, has arrived here from Seattle to enjoy themselves and In cidentally hold the annual convention during the next three days. Clean politics will come when clean men get into it and stay In. Rudow & Schweikert, Furniture and Hardware, and Undertakers. Special attention is called to our stock of John Deere Plows. Meyer's Force Pumps And a Selected Stock of FRESH SEEDS, Including ALFALFA. L. S. ERLEY, General Merchandise KENNEWICK, WASH. The big new store ,at the corner of Washington and Second Streets is the place for bargains in Groceries. All kinds of Shoes. Largo Feed Btore in connection. J BEACH'S-1 f ! ADDITION J ! $ The original Kennewick townsite, platted eleven W 6ft years ago. W Business and Residence Lots, $[ best location, ro jk On Easy Terms. $ ® Acre Property adjoining town at reasonable Jj> m figures. m Perpetual water right included with all w | property. See me before you invest. Ira | CJ. BEACH, I /fr ■ Kennewick, Wash. THOMPSON, CRAWFORD AND RODMAN, SUNNYSIDE, -' WASHINGTON Growers and shippers of Seed Potatoes. Meule's Early Thoroughbred, $16 per ton; Early Rose, $16 per ton; Maule's Freeman, 2d quality, $8, Ist quality, $12 per ton; Sal ina Burbank, 2d quality, $8, Ist quality $12 per ton, sack lots, 20c per hundred extra. FREE ON BOARD CARS AT MABTON. REFERENCES: Sunnyside Bank. Neat and artistic Job Printing of all kinds done at the Courier Office, Kennewick, - - Washington.