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WASHINGTON, IDAHO, MONTANA A ND OREGON NEWS ITEMS. Few Interesting Item* Gathered From Our Exchanges of the Sur rounding Country—Numerous Acci dents and Personal Events Take place —Fall Trade Is Good. WASHINGTON NOTEB. Seattle is to have a garbage plant ,nd municipal crematory. Much of the wheat in the Palouse section was injured by the recent cold weather. Friends and acquaintances of Dr. tames M. Allen, the veteran minuter , the Christian church of Spokane, who died last week, paid tribute of )OT e and respect at his bier in the Cen tral Christian church Sunday after n<A reterinary surgeon states that the horses around Reardan were poisoned by eating straw on which there was a fungus growth. Gilbert Cowles, the Yakima city school board clerk who forged war rants, has been senteiced to five years ill the penitentiary. Spokane men have filed articles of incorporation at Olympia for the In land Thresher company, to engage in the manufacture of motor driven thresher machines. Whitman college won the debate with the Washington State college elementary school George Brouchou, who resided in the Yakima valley, was frozen to death during the late cold snap He started for his home across lots, and, failing to appear, search was made, resulting in the finding of his body. M. E. Mergens, until a few days ago station agent with the Great North ern railway at Marysville, is in the county jail at Everett charged with embeMlement of $153 of the com pany's receipts. A purchasing agency of the com missary department of the United States army is to be established at Seattle immediately. Attorney General Atkinson has pre pared a formal complaint asking for a permanent injunction to prevent the destruction it Castle Rock, the fa mous landmark on the Columbia river above Portland. Mayor Ballinger of Seattle last Sat urday issued an order to the police to put an end to dice playing at cigar stands and all other forms of gambling operated by retail cigar men Farmers who believe their wheat will have to be resown are buying seed and getting ready to commence work when the snow disappears. The severe cold has undoubtedly damaged early fruits and the fall sown wheat Is retarded in its growth, but the general opinion of the wheat ranchers is that the wheat is not seri ously damaged. Members of the Woman's Temper ance union have drawn up a petition to Governor Mead to be presented to the various churches Sunday, asking for the parole and release from the penitentiary of Myrtle Tipton, the young girl convicted in Whitman county of horse stealing and sentenced to a term of two years. Unexpected demands for coal dur ing the recent cold snap completely ex hausted the supplies and these have not been replenished. Attorney H. J. Snively of North Yakima, whose residence was com pletely destroyed by fire recently, will soon commence the construction of a handsome stone residence upon the old site on Nob Hill Mr. Snively esti mates his loss, after the payment of the insurance policies, at $8500. A number of hop contracts have re cently been made by growers in Yaki ma county for this year's crop at 10 cents a pound. Last year the aver age sum received by the growers was about 10 cents, while for 1904 it was 22 cents or over. Completely exhausted, after a seven hour battle with a seven foot shark, Patrick Sullivan and W. D. Yates pull ed their boat into Seattle. An immense flow of water has been struck at the well being drilled by L. S. Green for the city on A street in Ballard. His neck broken and his feet touch ing the ground, W. A. Holland of Ta coma was found hanging by a slender cord tied to a small limb of a tree in the woods north of the new Tacoma high school building The controlling interest in the Mo ran shipbuilding plant in Seattle has been sold by Moran brothers to the Griscom9 of Philadelphia. The sum involved is between two and three mil ions. The Morans will complete the battleship Nebraska. The state supreme court by a recent ecision sustained the const) tational of the state inheritance tax law. OREGON ITEMS.. Portland's Chinatown is determined o rid itself of the Highbinders Early 18 we «k a mass meeting of the ori entals was called and ways and means 0 accomplish this end devised At a council of the family of Susan ' Anthony recently it was decided at Marie Anthony shall go to Ore- Son to aid the suffragists' campaign er ®. She will speak from platforms ln that state. • C. Shumway has received the ap pointment of deputy state game and orestry warden for this section of *- matilia county now fell in Portland Sunday to e depth of four inches, but disap peared at night as quickly as it came, urder the influence of a mild wind. Snow in Portland in March is unusual, and the present fall is the greatest ever recorded for that month. At the request of the sheepmen of Umatilla county, District Attorney Phelps has commenced an appeal toi the supreme court to test fully the legality of the migratory stock law recently declared unconstitutional by Judge Ellis. The law was passed at the last session of the Oregon legis-; lature, and imposes a tax of 20 cents a head on all sheep brought into the. state for grazing purposes. Louis F. Swift, head Of the packing 1 concern of Swift & Co., is in Portland to complete arrangements for a mil- Lon dollar packing plant which his firm will build in Portland. The body of H. G, Naylor of Athena. Ore., was found Sunday in Byor's mill race, in the heart of Pendleton. At first it was believed that Naylor had committed suicide by drowning, but at the inquest held it was found that he had been struck over the head with a heavy bludgeon and the body thrown into the millrace to give the impres sion that he had drowned himself. IDAHO NEWS. The man held at Oakley is not L. J. Simpkins, wanted for the murder of former Governor Steunenberg. Th-? man detained has been released. The Elks' lodge of Lewiston, Idaho, will incorporate for the purpose of erecting a temple in that city. The leading sheepmen of Utah and Nevada will gather with their flocks at Tecoma, Nev., March 20, and cross the Idaho line in defiance of the orders of Governor Gooding. This decision is the result of an opinion secured by the sheepmen from Secretary of Agri culture Wilson, in which the secretary apholds the right of flockmasiers to go from one state to another with their bands when the animals are free from disease. Peter A. Steers, former sheriff of Bingham county, is now in tha peni tentiary serving a sentence nf tws» years for embezzlement. He took license money and lost it gambling. B. O. Brown of Cedar creek lost his house and everything he possessed, by fire recently by the roof taking fire from the stovepipe. The family mov ed to the house of E. A. Mills, two miles away, where their 4 weeks old child, who was sick, died that same evening. The child will be taken to Hope for interment in the Foresters' cemetery. Steel is being laid rapidly on the Corbin road. Ten miles of steel has been laid. The grade is almost com pleted from the boundary line to Bon ners Ferry, and the steel gang will have no occasion to stop until it reaches the Ferry. Mr. and Mrs. L. P. Ames celebrated the 50th anniversary of their wedding last week at the residence of their daughter, Mrs. J. W. Lankard, Joel, Latah county. Spokane International railway will pass under the Northern Pacific Rail road company's line a mile west of Athol. In an oral opinion the supreme court holds that a portion at least of the livestock sanitary law of the last session is constitutional. A written opinion will follow, which will prob ably unravel the tangle. This deci sion was given in a mandamus case brought to compel the state auditor to issue a warrant to the veterinarian for salary. Judge Stewart had previously held the entire act unconstitutional in the famous sheep dipping cases. That case is now on appeal. George C. Thompson, a pioneer of Coeur d'Alene city, died of pneumo nia recently. Mr. Thompson passed all the chairs in the Odd Fellows and Masons, and is a past grand master of the grand lodge of Idaho Odd Fel lows. A report from Wallace says that Mayor Herman Rossi has taken unto himself a bride. She is Mabel Price of Coeur d'Alene city. The body of William Holcomb, who was lost in the mountains east of Neal in the early part of December, has been found The spot where he suc cumbed was on Big Fiddler creek, about 20 miles from Neal on the trail to the home of his nephew. The senate public lands committee is working to perfect a bill to permit the homesteading of agricultural lands in forest reserves. The bill is strong ly advocated by Senator Dubois, who believes it will meet the bulk of oppo sition to the reserves in Idaho, as well as in other states. The bill has good prospects of passing, as it has the endorsement of the administra tion. iAontana squibbs. The officers of the Seventh infantry, stationed at Fort Missoula, have pre sented a petition to the county com missioners of Missoula county asking that the saloons near the military post be abolished. As a result of cold feet, W. J. Priest, manager of the Western Union Tele graph company at Livingston, oame very near death Upon retiring for the night he placed the electric light globe in the bed to warm it. He fell asleep without removing the globe, which later set fire to the bed cloth ing and then the mattress. When he awoke he could not arouse himself, and in turning over rolled upon the floor, which partially restored his senses. After opening a window he awoke a next door neighbor, who ex tinguished the flames. George Howard, who was convicted in Silver Bow county. February 15, 1896, of robbery, and sentenced to 20 years in the penitentiary, has been pardoned by Governor Toole. It is learned definitely that the Great Northern will run a branch line from its main line to Lewistown. A full blooded timber wolf runs the streets of Anaconda every day, fol lowing the horse and buggy of Fred Gangner or else trotting at the heels of his master like a huge dog and answering to his call like a huge dog and answering to his call or whistle just as faithfully. Chief Engineer Hogeland, Construc tion Engineer Taft and Field Engi neer Smith of the Great Northern have left Lewistown for Garneill to complete the inspection of the Great Northern survey for a new road from Great Falls to Billings, and construc tion work will begin as soon as their report is made, the contract having already been let. The recent explosion of dynamite near Roundup killed Tom Brown and Daniel T. Fowler. The men were ex cavating an irrigation ditch for the ranch of Henry Koch, and they placed some frozen 1 * sticks of the explosive on an iron scraper and built a fire un der the latter to thaw them out. Four merry highwaymen held up Ivo centrally located saloons of Butte and a number of their patrons, secur ing booty to the amount of about $100. Only ten cases of contagious di seases were reported from Silver Bow county to the state board of health last month. The Dillon Municipal league was or ganized recently with a membership of 48, including the best citizens in the town. John Quirk was convicted Saturday afternoon in Judge Bourquin's court at Butte of gambling and fined $200 GOOD SHOWS AT SPOKANE. Bookings at the Spokane Theater for the Next Two Months. The bookings at the Spokane the ater for February and March are as follows: March 20 and 21, Empire Burles quers." March 22 and 23, Paul Gilmore. March 24, Madame Gadski. March 27 and 28, burlesque. March 31, "Ollie" Mack. Out of town people can have seats reserved for any show in any part of the theater by sending remittance to Joseph Petrich, manager. Among other attractions booked are the George H. Primrose minstrels, "The Christian," Blanche Walsh, "Heir to the Hoorah" and the Roscian Opera company. Madame Gadski in Recital. Madame Gadski, grand opera prima donna, will be heard in recital at the Spokane theatre next Saturday night, being assisted by Frank La Forge of Seattle, who, since his return from Berlin, has been receivad with favor in the east and west. Theatrical Notes. Dan L. Weaver, formerly manager of the Spokane theater, who managed the affairs of Mme. Calve during her recent tour of the United States, has returned to his home at Spokane. Teresa Carreno gave a recital at Bechstein hall, London, recently and repeated her triumph of former yars. There is some talk of Mabelle Gil man's being starred in light opera again next season. It is said that she has any amount of financial back ing. Manager Petrich of the Spokane theater says he is booking attractions all through the summer season. H. B. Irving, the son of the late Sir Henry Irving, has signed a contract to conie to this country next season in "Lights Out." The play has been seen here under the title of "Taps." Several managers are talking of re viving the old "Chipimie Fadden" style of play in order to star Victor Moore, who has made a great hit in "Forty five Minutes From Broadway." * Madam Olga Samaroff, who has made so sensational a success by her brilliant piano playing will tour the United States and Canada next au tumn. If present plans and intentions are carried out there may be four fine new modern theatres built in Seattle during the next year John Cort, it is reported, wants one for his first class attractions, the Independents may erect one, Sullivan & Considine announce are having plans prepared for a modern house, and Rus sell & Drew are to put one up to re place the Third avenue theatre, which is to be put out of business owing to the regrading of Third avenue. China Trade Improves. Agent Crist of the department of commerce and labor has just return ed from a tour of a month in Japan and northern China, investigating trade conditions, and is encouraged at the prospects for American commerce. The boycott did not take root in the province of Tientsin. He says: "American trade has grown and will continue to grow. Expels Royal Arcanum Man. Rome, N. Y.—Frank Z. Wilcox, a member of the Royal Arcanum, and leader of the opposition to the in crease of rates, has been found Guilty of charges ef alleged improper con duct, and has been expelled from the order. To Cremate Most's Body. Cincinnati. —The body of Herr Jo hann Most, the anarchist, will be cre mated here. If the atmosphere be charitable a certain amount of strength is required to wave the subscription paper aside. Dyspepsia is so modest that it al ways enters the home by the back door. A poor excuse is the equivalent of turning the pockets inside out. ST. JOHN WANTS A SPEEDY TRIAL BE BIS BE FN TAKEN TB TELLD RIDF, COLORADO, FOR TRIAL. Will Face Charge of Mun^r I^ During •>f the Labor Troubles a Few Years Ago at Telluride, Col.—Governor McDon ald Says Troops Will Be Ready— No Fear of Lynching. Telluridp, Col.. March 18—Vincent St. John, alias J. W. Vincent, former president of the Telluride Miners' union and at present head of the min ers' union at Burke, Idaho, has arrived to answer to the charge of murder committed during the labor troubles nere a few years ago. St. John made this statement: "I am entirely innocent of this murder charge. I never killed a human being or assisted in such a crime in any way. I am ready to stand trial on any believing that I will be prompt ly acquitted by any fair minded jury. I do not want any delay in this case and hope the authorities will expedite matters as much as possible." St. John was asked if he feared lynching. "Well," he answered, with a shrug of his shoulder, "a person can only die once. I can't see any differ ence in being strung up by a mob and being railroaded to the gallows on a false charge. The end is death, any way. But I have no fears, why should I have?" Governor McDonald has notified the sheriff that a special train with militia will leave Denver the moment the sheriff calls for them. Say Steve Adams Is Crazy. The Salt Lake Tribune correspond ent at Park City, Utah, says: Steve Adams, alias Adam Stevens, who has gained much notoriety of late because of his connection with the Steunenberg case, resided in Park City last June and worked as a miner at the Daly West. On June 13, while the family of Arthur Hooper was in Salt Lake City, Adams entered the HOoper home and removed the furni ture. He was arrested and lodged,in the -city jail' on the charge of house breaking. It was thought at that time that his mind was unbalanced, as the furniture was removed in broad day light and in the presence of the neigh bors. For this reason the charge against him was reduced to petit lar ceny and he was fined $25, which he paid and left town. While in jail Adams talked freely of his life, and stated he had been in Cripple Creek during the trouble there. He told persons here, it is alleged, that he was familiar with the inside workings of the . union, and was one of the three men chosen to assassi nate the three judges of the supreme court of Colorado, Governor Peabody and Adjutant Bell He told of having been in Cripple Creek and said it was he who placed the loaded revolvers in the Vindicator shaft that resulted in the deaths of McCormick and Beck. A photograph taken of the man in Idaho has been recognized by several who knew him there. He was not a member of the local branch of the Western Federation,of Miners and is unknown to the officers of this union. Adams was a hard drinker and those who knew him here are of the opin ion that the man is insane. MINING NOTEB. The strike of the ccral miners at Lethbridge, Alberta, has caused so much uneasiness among the citizens that they have called upon the domin ion government to render assistance, and the northwest mounted police has been placed in control of the town and martial law now practically obtains. More than 500 men, members of the union, are on strike, and there are still about a hundred at work under police piotection. The New York of recent date has a column article headed "Country in Clutch of Mining Craze," and says that eastern bankers are gravely con cerned as to the outcome. In speaking of conditions, the Herald affirms the New York business has grown from a score of brokers selling stocks in Broad street in 1905 to hundreds of brokers selling thousands 01 shares stocks daily. This boom in copper and other mining stocks has extended to Boston, Philadelphia, Pittsburg and other eastern cities. A mining ex change has been formed in New York to deal in the stocks of Goldfield, Ton opah and other districts. The Herald remarks that San Francisco has re gained some of its old glory of the days of '76-79, and even the conservative people of Baltimore are playing the mining market. Disappointment is felt at Green wood, B. C., over the defeat of thie West Kootenay Power & Light com pany's bill. The smelters and mines are especially affected. They have been planning large improvements, de pending upon the increase in supply of electric power to be obtained through the Kootenay company com ing into the Yale country. According to reports from Weiser, Idaho, a gigantic deal is now being consummated whereby a Scotch syn dicate is to take over the entire inter ests of the Klienschmidts, in the Seven Devils country. The ledge of the Ajax property which is an extension of the Hercules mine, was broken into recently in | tunnel No. 2 and it is expected that an ore shoot will be encountered ,soon. BOLT OF LIGHTNING. Welded a Broken Rail and l«Tt4 Tralnload of Pannenffers. When the 8:23 limited pulled Into Wheatley, in this county, one evening, it was discovered, says the Le Sueur correspondent of the St. Paul Pioneer Press, that one of the rear wheels on the last coach was broken, a piece hav ing been split off from one side, so that there was a slightly flat place on the wheel, and, as it was feared, the broken wheel in pounding over the track had broken a rail. Only by a mir acle was the B:SU local saved from be ing wrecked. Three miles south of Bentley the flat tened wheel had broken out a section of rail about seven feet long—broken it out so badly that it was torn from the spikes and lay across the rails, where it was found five minutes before the local was due by Willy Schultz, a boy of 14 years, who lives on a farm near by. The lad knew that the local soon would be along and he was fright ened. He put the piece of rail in place and then started down the track to ward the approaching train, running as fast as he could. He had not gone twenty feet, however, when there came a blinding flash of lightning from a dark cloud that covered the sky, and he was struck down unconscious and nearly bereft of life. >• It must have been ten minutes be fore he regained consciousness, for when he did so he saw the train com ing toward him at sneed. Ho staggered to his fee£„ tkd remembrance of the broken rail still' in his mind, and waved his hands, but the engine did not stop, and, just as about to crush him, he stepped from the rails and the train sped on. But the engineer at the last moment had seen the boy step out of the en gine's way, and, throwing on the lever, stopped the train after it had run sev eral hundred feet beyond the break in the rail. When the engineer jumped down and came running back to see what the trouble was, young Schultz told him and showed him the place where the rail had been broken; but now it was perfectly sound. The flash of light ning that struck Schultz down spent the main portion of its force on tha track in the immediate locality wher« the fracture was, and had evenly and perfectly welded the broken rail la place at both ends. The track was at safe and solid as it was the day it wai laid. "MIKE" SCORES "FAKE" LABELS. Points Out-Paster-Covered Trunk U an Kxaiqple of Effotiam. "Mike," the head baggage smashei at the Grand Central station, laughej scornfully as he tackled a trunk'from an incoming train. The receptacle war literally plastered with labels, show ing that the owner had, presumably, traveled through many foreign cities. There were labels from London, Parid, Berlin, Naples, Shanghai, and even Bangkok. "Another one of them fakes," said "Mike," disgustedly. "What do you mean?" asked the new apprentice. "What is labels for?" said "Mike,** by way of reply. Then he answered bis own question by adding: "They're to show the trainmen where the baggage is bound for, ain't they? And when a man goes from one city to another, tbo baggagemen paste the proper label over the one that was there before. Other wise, nobody could tell which city the trunk was bound for. If a trainman aboard should see a' trunk or valise labeled 'Vienna,' 'Paris' or*' London' all at the same time, he'd have brain fever trying to figure out where the trunk really was bound. They don't use tho brass check system over there as they do here. "It's safe betting that the man who owns this trunk is one of those ego tistical asses who wants to show off. Perhaps be has made a trip abroad; and while there he begged, borrowed or stole a lot of labels and pasted them on his trunk to make people believe he has been in all those cities. But to those who know he is simply advertis ing the fact that he is a chump of the first water." And "Mike" threw the trunk on one side with more force than was necessary.—New York Press. Harder (or Him. The overgrown boy who mowed the Miller'* lawn was unusually slow one day. Ordinarily the task, stretched to its utmost limit, took exactly two hours; but on this occasion it required almcsc four. Whea the job was finally completed Tom requested pay for four hours' work at twenty cents an hour. "Brt," objected his employer, "you usually mow that lawn for forty cents." "I hjow it," returned Tom, twirling his cao, "but I'll have to charge ibore to-day. I was sick and couldn't work so fast." A Doubt In Identity. That the first glamour of love is not necessarily blinding in its effects Is shown in the following from Life. Mr. and Mrs. Newlywed, on their bridal tour, were enjoying a quiet sail along shore. "O Clarence," cried Mrs. Newlywed, "I can see a perfect reflection of my face way down there In the w&ter!" "Are you sure it ain't a lobster-pot you see? There's lots of 'em about here, you krow," returned the happy groom. Professionally Considered. "Public opinion is a great power," remarked the earnest citizen. "Yes," answered Mr. Dustln Stax, "a great deal may be done with it The tiouble is that it is so hard to cap italize." —Washington Star. An honest man thinks that a pretty woman is also a noble work. J HIS KIL WOULD APPLY TO % ! WIFE BEATEHS. | Tbo Introduction of t!ie whipping ' poat for wife beaters In tlie District of ' Columbia has been put up to Conerres® [ by Robert Adams, Jr., a representative from Philadelphia, who fathered a ' l ilmila • measure in the Pennsylvania '! Legislature twenty-two years ago. H® * I Is encouraged to revive It for appllca [ tlon in Washington by the recommen ' datlon for corporal punishment of wif® ! beaters In tlie President's last message The bill provides that any male per son wi:o shall be convicted of beating, bruising or mutilating his wife shall be whipped upon the back, the lashes not to exceed 30. The marshal of the Distrl't of Columbia shall wield tb® lash Within the prison inclosure In the presence of a physician and the keeper of the prison. Adams says the value of the bill I® based upon the historical demonstra tion that the treatment of women by a nation is one of the best tests of It® progress In civilization. Whipping a brutal husband, ho claims, does away with the objection to Imprisonment—destitution of the wife and family left without support He says that in Pennsylvania In 1904 there were 525 complaints of wife beat ing received by officials. Hundred® more are never reported. In nearly every case the man was under tb® Influence of liquor. Confinement In jail, authorities say, has no terror for brutal husbands. It has been urged that wives should not Inform on their husbands and ex» pose them to the disgrace of being whipped. They would at least have th® chance, says Adams, while at present they dare not complain because the want of food stares them In the facte If the man Is behind prison bars for • long tzcm. Besides, It will be cheaper for society to punish 1 a brute Id this way. It Is denied that corporal punishment Is in violation of the constitution of the United States. The sponsor for the bill also points out that the English law recognizing whipping as a legal form of punishment, and cites a statute passed by parliament In 1863 to add dogging to the punishment for garrot lng. This form of highway robbetj that held London in terror for Severn! years disappeared after one or tw> convictions. In 1883 the legislature of Maryland passed a bill to punish wife beater* by whipping them. Adams says the district attorney of Baltimore Inform* him that after the first conviction tile crime ceased as if by magic in the State. The wife beating statute In Delaware is reported as having a r&y salrtary effect Butterfly Farm*. Most people, when they look at m magnificent cabinet of butterflies gleaming* and glowing witb a hundred iridescent hues, think that each but terfly was caught by hand—caught; after a chase of a mile or two, under a net or a hat As a matter of fact, butterflies are raised on little farms like chickens. There is such a steady butterfly demand that It pays men to raise them. These men, experts in tb» employ of museums, as a rule, know larvae as a chkken farmer know* eggs, and they have no difficulty la selling at a good profit all the butter flies they grow. The stockroom of a butterfly farmer is a rare and beau tiful sight. It is a room of glass, tilled with sunshine, and in the brilliant light hundreds of the loveliest butter flies flutter and float In the profound silence their colors seem to sing, ao bright are they, so splendid. A Lively Catch. Mrs. S. —And so you are leaving us, Bridget? And what are you going to do? Bridget—Please, mum, I'm going to get married. Mrs. S. —Dear me! Isn't that rather sudden? Who Is the happy man? Bridget—Do you remember, mum, me ask in' you about four weeks ago to go to the funeral of a friend? Well, I do be goin' to marry the corpse's husband. Sure, he told me then I wuz the life o* the party.—Harper's Weekly. Ambiguous. Rimer —I showed this sonnet to Crlt tlck and he seemed quite struck with It He liked the idea, anyway. Brightley (incredulously)—ls it pos sible? Rimer —Yes, I told him this was mj idea of a perfect sonnet and he said tbo idea was certainly original.—Philadel phia Press. There is no denying that when tho daughter marries and takes her piano with her. the rest of the family miss it It was such a convenient place to put hats and gloves on.