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terrible EXPLOSION IN ST. PETER'S, ROME, ITALY. Belief in Some Quarters That Anar chists Planned to Assassinate Pope —Big Panic in Cathedral—As If by Miracle, All Escape Injury and Great Structure Is Not Damaged. Rome, Nov. 19. —The outrages of the desperate anarchist band now terror izing Italy reached a climax Sunday morning in a bomb explosion in St. Peter's cathedral, at the Vatican, just at the conclusion of the morning mass. It is a miracle that hundreds were not traru?Jed to death m me wml stam pede to teave the great church Imme diately after the explosion. The ex plosion made a thunderous report, which echoed and reverbrated in the immense auditorium with a deafening volume of sound. The church imme diately filled with smoke. The nave was crowded with worshipers, among whom were many women, and an in describable panic developed. Men shouted wildly that the roof was fall ing and without heed for others rush ed madly toward the exits. The ut most confusion prevailed for many minutes. There is reason to believe that a most carefully planned attempt was made to assassinate the pope while he was at mass. As soon as the echoes of the tre mendous roar had ceased, a canon sought by reassuring words to quiet the people, but in vain. They fied in all directions, and a number of wom en fainted. Women and children screamed and tried to protect their families in the crush. The church is so large, however, that mere was ample room for the crowd to scatter, and no one was injured. No trace of the perpetrator of the deed has been found. Since Saint Anacletus. who was or dained by Peter himself, erected oratory in 90 A. D., on the site of the present basilicia to mark the spot where the remains of St. Peter are buried, no such dastardly occurrence is noted in the annals of the church. Anniversary of the Dedication. Today was the anniversary of the dedication of the basilica to St. Peter and it was beautifully decorated for the occasion. Cardinal Rampolla, formerly papal secretary of state, was among those present. He took part in the services in the choir chapel. The last mass had just been concluded when the explosion occurred, and only one canon, who had not quite finished, remained at the altar of St. Peter. This altar is at the end of the right aisle, and it was near here the bomb had been placed. As the canon turned to bless the communicants there was a tremendous roar, which echoed through the lofty arches of the im mense dome like a thunder clap. At the same time a dense smoke spread throughout this portion of the basilica and a strong odor of gunpowder filled the air. Confusion and panic at once seized the people. As soon as the smoke cleared away a hasty examination showed that no body had been hurt in the crush, and further more that no one had been wounded by the explosion. Calm was gradually restored, and some of the people returned to view the extent of the damage. Placed Bomb Under Scaffolding. It was discovered that the bomb had been placed under a scaffolding that had been erected to facilitate repairs to the roof, exactly over the celebrated tomb of Clement XII., by Canovac, which consists of a figure of the pope and two lions and which is the most remarkable piece of sculpture in the basilica. This tomb ranks among the finest efforts of modern sculpture, and by its execution Canovac established his reputation. The tomb was found to be uninjured, and even the pavement shows scarcely any signs of the explosion. It is be lieved the bomb had a very long fuse in order to give the criminal time to gain the exit. It has been impossible ,0 trace him and no one has any recol lection of seeing a man who by his movements, might have aroused sus picion. The pope was engaged in his regular noon hour devotions when the bomb w ent off. He heard a muffled sound, which surprised but did not alarm him. •fonsiegnor Miseiatelli, v subperfect of the apostolic palace, and Monsignor Bisleti, major domo of the Vatican, at °nce hurriedly entered the pontiff's chamber. They were so pale that the P°Pe immediately asked, "What has happened ?" Do not lie alarmed, holy father," w as the answer. "A bomb has ex- P oded in the basilica, but fortunately er e are no deaths to deplore, and no ° n e has been wounded." Third Outrage in Four Days. This bomb explosion makes the third outrage in Italy in four days, e other two being the murder of Pro .vSSOr Rossi in Naples Saturday and ® explosion of a bomb in front of e Cafp Aragno in this city on No -14. The attempt of Sunday has used deep seated and universal hor l° r indignation on account of the Reality selected by the miscreants, Df the resentment of the people is great. in r s ' s 'he greatest basilica Christendom. It took 350 years to a e the building what it is today and is a result of the efforts of 43 popes and the genius of Michael Aneglo, Bra mante and Rafael. The commission of such an outrage in such a place has called forth unlimited condemnation and is characterized as proving that 'he perpetrators of the crime were ac tuated hy feelings worse than 'those which moved the Vandals and the Sar acens. One theory i s held that this attempt was not. directed against the papacy, L-ut rather a challenge to society in general hy attacking religion, the most sacred institution of the people. STORMS IN SOOTH EIGHT PERSONS KNOWN TO BE DEAD - SCORES INJURED. Cotton Fields Ruined—Wolf River? Several Miles Wide in Vicinity of Rossville, Tenn.—People in State of Panic—States of Mississippi and Tennessee Suffered Most. Memphis, Tenn., Nov. 20.—Eight persons are known to have lost their lives, scores of others are injured and property and crops suffered great dam age as the result of a terrific wind and rain storm Sunday. The storm, which originated on the gulf, swept north eastward through portions of Alabama, centraland northern Mississippi, and western Tennessee, and in its north ward course razed scores of substan tial buildings, partially demolished hundreds of others, caused a complete demoralization of railroad traffic and cut off telegraphic communication with many points in the affected territory. Cotton in the fields blown down by the wind was beaten into the ground and badly damaged. Wolf river, a small stream running eastward of this city, is out of its banks in many places, and in the vicinity of Rossville, Tenn., is several miles wide, the town being completely inundated and the populace in a state bordering on panic. In the Path of the Storm. The storm approached Athens, Ala., from the west, and cut a path 300 yards wide througn the southern por tion of that city. A score of buildings were wrecked, out no one was killed or seriously injured. At Mathison, Miss., nearly every building in the southern portion of the town was destroyed. These included the Baptist church, public school build ings, several brick buildings and a number of residences. At this place a negro woman was killed and several others were injured. At Okolona, Miss., three lives were lost. The property loss at this place can not be ascertained tonight. At Maben, Miss., Ben Woodford, a telegraph operator, and his wife sus tained injuries which may cause their death. At this place the Maben bank and several brick buildings were de molished. At Bolivar, Tenn., nine inches of rain fell in 24 hours, and thousands of head of cattle were cought in the lowlands. Relief parties were out to day, but because of the high stage of the water, little could be accomplished in rescuing the drowning cattle. Grenade, Miss., where serious dam age was reported to have occurred, escaped almost unscather. Fire at Goldfield. Goldfield, Nev. —A fierce fire, swept by a strong wind, destroyed the Hotel Goldfield, the leading hotel of the town, possibly cost the lives of three guests and threatened the destruction of the entire residence part of the town. The missing, who may have perished, are: Judge J. M. Ellis of Denver, Col., mining operator and broker of the Marshall i-.iis Investment company of Denver and Goldfield. Mrs. Boellier, residence unknown. A. H. Heber of A. H. Heber & Co., investment brokers. A MISSOURI WOMAN. Tell* a Story of Awful Suffering and Wonderful Relief. Mrs. J. B. Johnson, of 603 West Hickman St., Columbia, Mo., says: "Following an oper ation two years ago, dropsy set in, and my left side was so swollen the doctor said he would have to tap out the water. There was constant pain and a gurgling sensation around my heart, and I could not raise my arm above my head. The kidney action was discolored and passages of the secretions too frequent. On the ad vice of my husband I began using Doan's Kidney Pills. Since using two boxes rnv trouble has not reappeared. This is wonderful, after suffering two years." Sold by all dealers. 50 cents a box. Foster-Milburn Co., Buffalo, N. Y. To Break in New Shoes. Always shake in Allen's Foot-Ease, a powder. It cures hot, sweating, aching, swollen feet. Cures eorns, ingrowing nails and junions. At all druggists and shoe stores, 25c. Dot t accept any substitute Sample mailed FREE. AddreM Allen 8. Olmsted, I« Roy, N. Y. Grasps Live Wire and Dies. Chicago, Nov. 21. —While attempting to repair an arc light, in front of his home. Otto Allshuler, an electrician, accidentally grasped a live wire and was killed. His wife and two children looked on, powerless, as he died. RESULTOFTHEFLOOD RUINATION OF PROPERTY WILL AMOUNT TO MILLIONS. Several Lives Reported Lost—Whole Valleys Inundated—Rivers Changed Their Course and Many Bridges Washed Away—Traffic Delayed Sev eral Cays. Tacoma, Wash., Nov. 18. —After the loss of five lives, destruction of prop erty worth a million dollars or more, total suspension of railroad traffic and the submerging of valleys whose fertil ity is famous, the water is rapidly re ce~.ng. Conditions iu the flooded districts be tween Seattle and Tacoma are much brighter. The waters in the White and IJlack rivers are receding, and farmers are guadually resuming their normal routine. At Kent the streets have only a few inches of water, dairy ing operations were resumed today and lights are on tonight. Auburn's condi tion is improved, and local train ser vice operating. Communication with Renton from Seattle has been resumed by the Seattle, Renton & Southern railway, which gets within a half mile of Seattle. Lines of other railways are washed out, and it will ue nearly a week before they can operate. Many of the farmers n the valley state that instead of doing harm the floods have done them good by ferti lizing their lands. State Geologist Meany expressed the same opinion to day. ' The flume of the electric plant at Electron was washed out and both Ta coma and Seattle had i resort to steam plants for the operation of their street cor and electric light plants. A scarcity of fuel intensified the situa tion. The interurban electric line be tween Tacoma and Seaiue suffered heavily in washouts and slides and will not be able to resume for several days. Industries along the Puyallup river in Tacoma were put out of busi ness for a few days. At the city of Puyallup the water system was cut out by the main pipe being disconnected on a bridge over the Stuck river. Num erous wagon and railroad bridges are out. A railroad bridge over the Stuck river was washed away. Fifteen hundred feet of trussel went out at Olequa on the Collitz river be tween Tacoma and Portland. Bridges at Lester and Weston on the main line of the Northern Pacific were washed out. Much of the damage in King and Pierce counties has been caused by the White river, which has changed its channel and is now pouring into the Stuck river, flooding a wide stretch of fertile lands. At North Yakima. A fall of about four feet was in evi dence in the Yakima river Sunday and it is known that the loss to Yakima valley will amount to |500,000 and possibly much more. As word from points cut off by the flood is received great losses are re ported. Arrivals from the reservation bring word of heavy loss to horses and cattle and much damage to farm ing property. Hundreds of acres are inundated. Reports from other sec tions are to the same effect. The collapse of the county's lower bridge over Naches river is reported. While a crew was laboring to strength en it, without warning it fell into the river, precipitating five men into the water. J. Steever, one of the laborers, clung to the wreckage and was carried down below the steel bridge of the Northern Pacific and then swam to shore. The others had less difficulty in reacning safety. A span lodged against the railroad bridge, throwing the current against a pier, causing damage. At Ellensburg. Damage to property in Kittitas val ley will reach about $300,000 dollars from the high water. The Ellensburg water power electric light plant, on the banks of the Yakima river, has been out of commission for three days, with poles washed out and lines to town down. MINING NEWS. Metaline camp. 60 miles north of Spokane, is fast coming to the front, and has gone into "winter quarters" with the greatest showing of activity in its history. The government bureau of mines de clares that this country win soon be producing the bulk of the world's supply of platinum which might also be called the nost indispensable of the metals, having found its way into so many of the industrial and scien tific uses. At $28 an ounce, its present price, it is the precious metal par ex cellence. costing considerably more than gold. Reports from Murray, Idaho, are to the effect that Jerome J. Day has thrown up his option on the Pilot for the reason that the original owners have refused an extension of time. The Pilot is a gold mine optioned by the Day interests last summer for $200,000. A famous legal contest in the British Columbia courts between two Spokane men, John M. of the Star Min ing & Milling company, owning the Rabbit Paw and Heiber claims, and the Byron N. White company, owners of the Slocan Star, Goldsmith and oth er claims, near Sandon. B. C., has re sulted in favor of Mr. Harris. The fact that the larger portion of the coal miners of the Crows Nest Pass Coal company have resumed work has considerably relieved the situation at Rossland, B. C., which was beginning to get acute on account of the lack of coke with which to smelt the ore after it was mined and shipped. , It will be only a question of a short time before the smelters will have resumed operations at Trail and North- • port, and this wnl cause the mines to resume shipments on a larger scale, than before the striKe began, for the j reason that they have taken advantage of the opportunity afforded to break down ore, improve the condition of their plants ,and to do considerable ad vance development work. ; Greenwood. B. C. —The Hall Mines people are preparing to do some work on the Oro claim in Central camp. Some good ore, running weii in gold, was taken out of the Oro years ago, but the property has been neglected and the shaft has filled with water. The Oro lies adjacent to the Canada ( .and Caberfae, recently bonded by a, syndicate of local people. Wallace* Idaho —News of an impor tant mining deal has just been made public, the deal being the acquiring of the control of the Wonder group of seven claims by the Day interests and , Ed Ehrenberg of Gem. As a matter' of fact, it is understood, Harry L. Day practically has exclusive control of the property. While the amount paid for it is not known it is thought to be five cents a share. Greenwood, B. C. —Spokane parties have bonded the Tip Top claim in Sky-\ lark camp. The Tip Top adjoins the I Mavis and is only a short distance from the Bay. The consideration was $15,000. Phoenix, B. C. —The Boundary mines and smelter's output last week was as follows: To Grandby smelter from Grandby mines, 11,532 tons. Gran by smelters treated last week as fol- : lows: Granby smelter, 12,450 tons; , British Columbia Copper company's smelter, 2638 tons; Dominion Copper company smelier, 4954 tons; total treatment for week, 19,042 tons; total treatment for year to date, 1,059,644 tons. "So rapid has been the expansion in mining in recent years that the labor problem has become a pertinent issue, not only in the United States and Mexico, but in the Transvaal, Aus tralia, and other prominent mining countries," says the Mining World of Chicago. Eastern Oregon mining districts have not made striking progress dur ing the past year in the way of new flotations. The Sumpter district has been regarded as "dead," but work is being pushed steadily on various prop erties and in many instances good re sults are in sight. Eastern men have visited the camp during the past sum mer and have looked over the various properties in a quiet way, and some of these men have invested extensively. Make Education Compulsory. Brussels. —There was a great popu lar demonstration Sunday in favor of obligatory education, which hitherto has never been insisted on in Belgium. Not less than 60,000 persons marched in procession to the city hall and pre sented a petition to the mayor voicing their demand. This petition has 200,- 000 signatures. The mayor promised to bring the matter to the attention of parliament. Wheat Report. Walla Walla. —Bluestem, 58c; club, ftc f. o. b. No sales; market quiet. Portland, Ore.—Club, 64c; bluestem, ' 7c; red, 61c; valley, 66c. Tacoma, Wash.—unchanged. Blue ftem, 6f&; club, 66c; red, 64c. Shah May Die Any Day. London. —Official advices received here coniirm the recent reports of the serious illness of tue shah ot Persia. It is said that his death may occur any day, or that he may linger for months. i Danish Royalty Goes Visiting. Copenhagen, Denmark, Nov. '19.— King Frederick and Queen Louise have left here for Berlin. SPOKANE MARKET QUOTATIONS. Wholesale Produce Prices. Vegetables—Cabbage, $1.25 cwt; to matoes, 40@45c crate; huckleberries, 12 l-2c; cranberries, $10 bbl; potatoes. 75@85c cwt; turnips, $1.25 cwt; on ions, $email@example.com cwt, carrots, $1.75@ 2.25 cwt; prunes, 40@50c; cauliflower. $I@2 doz; horseradish, 10(y/xZ l-2c lb; green peppers, Ssc@sl box; beets, $1 @1.50 cwt; pears, $1.25®1.50 box; quinces, $2 box; eggplants, $1.50 crate; sweet potatoes, 3c lb; canta loups, $firstname.lastname@example.org. apples—Cooking, 75@$1 box; eat ing, $email@example.com box. • Grapes—Muscats, $firstname.lastname@example.org crate; Tokays, $1.50; Black Hamburgs, $1@ 1.25; eastern Concords, 40@45c bas ket". Oranges, $email@example.com box; lemons, fancy, $firstname.lastname@example.org case; dried figs, 75(g) 80c 10 lb box; figs in bulk, 6c lb; black figs, 10 lb package, 80c; Fard dates, S@9c lb; golden dates, 9Q>loc lb; bananas, $email@example.com bunch. Honey—s3.so; strained honey, 9c lb. Sugar—ss.9s per 100 lbs; beet, $5.75. Coffee—Common package goods, Sl/.25 per ,o lbs. Butter and Eggs—Fresh ranch eggs, current receipts. $firstname.lastname@example.org case; fresh ranch eggs, selected, $8.25 case; local eggs, $.50@7; eastern eggs, $7.50; best creamery butter, 32c lb; cheese, twins, 15c lb. Seed—Alfalfa, $14 cwt; red clover, $14.50@15 cwt; Kentucky bluegrass, $13.50@14 cwt; timothy, $5.50@6 cwt; white clover, $17@20. gar i Corn Root l<onne. Time spent In killing insect pests must usually be set down as so much time lost from the constructive work of improving the tilth of the soil, and attending to the other needs of the crops. Occasionally, however, an im proved system of cultivation gets rid of our insect enemies at the same time. This is conspicuously the case in the method recently proposed by Prof. Forbes, of Illinois, for destroying the •x>rn root louse. The pest works havoc to both sweet and field corn. The small brown ant attends tlie louse and is responsible for carrying it about the field. Pro fessor Forbes found that by using a disk harrow one to three times early In the spring, before the corn is plant ed. from 80 to 95 per cent of the ants and corn root lice are destroyed, and no further treatment is required dur ing the season. The peculiar virtues of this remedy are that it is simple, effective and good for the corn, since the soil Is thereby put in a better state of cultivation. Safe Chicken Coop. It has been proven by statistics that the raising of chickens is the greatest industry in the United States. Of course this includes i i those who are in this business on a large scale for prof it, and also those who probably keep a half dozen fowl in the back yard. Xevertheless.wheth er for business or pleasure, chicken raising is an inter- I esting pastime that chicken coop. appeals to every body. It is claimed that chickens should have as much care as a human being to insure the best results, and modern methods certainly tend in that direction. The chicken coop shown here is a good example. It is simple, effi cient and durable. As shown here it is rectangular in form, being made of sheet metal. The top and sides are bent to shape, with flanges at the bot tom which connect with the flooring. At each side are supports which hold the coop slightly above the ground, tending to keep the coop moisture proof and preventing rain or other water from entering. At each end are perforated doors, which are very easi ly held in position. At the bottom of each door is an extension, through which passes a rod, the latter extend ing through the top of the coop and also into the ground, preventing the coop from being displaced. In this way the fowl are rendered safe against the attacks of animals. Sheep the Market Demands. Sa.vs a Western writer on sheep: The market calls for iheep with a da r l: face and legs, and a close flcece is ai advantage. There never has been a time when a fair profit could not be obtained from the keeping of sheep. Tuere are in the world to-day 90,000,000 fewer sheep than twelve years ago, snd the consumption of mutton and wool is rapidly increasing, hence it is safe to conclude that sheep to the farmer is a safe proposition. Do not start on a large scale; begin low and work' up. The Western farmer does not like to do this, and you are no exception. Yon have never planted the apple because you did not expect to stay to eat the fruit. You must rush on and do big things. Do you not know that in the animal'as well as the vegetable world rapid growth means rapid decay? Plant tlii? live stock business and then give it time to strike its roots deep down, and after it is fairly rooted allow the top to grow. PaeUlnsr Apples. In packing apples for market first as sort them, so that they will run uni form in size and quality. Pack in sound, clean barrels—barrels with flat hoops preferred. Turn the upper head down, take out the lower head and place a large sheet of white paper next the head, then pack the first layer of apples with the stem ends upon the head. Pack the second tier, but reverse the apples; then fill the apples without bruising the fruit Shake down thor oughly and fill so full that the head must be pressed in with a lever or bar rel press; then fasten the head, turn the barrel over and mark plainly the name of the variety contained. Extra care pnd labor in packing enhances the value when selling. Grow Feed on the Farm. The Massachusetts State crop report wntains an article by Prof. F. S. Cooley on "Some Causes Affecting the Profits of Dairying." On the subject of feed ing dairy cattle the professor urges that feeds be produced on the farm as far as possible. Usually the best prac tice is to purchase only feeds rich In protein and raise the coarse fodders on the farm. Cows fed on starvation rations yield no profit, and those over fed with expensive feeds are also kept at a loss. The point of highest profit In feed must be determined by experi ment and calculation, and varies with the locality and circumstances of the feeder. Dry Farailßf. The Campbell system of dry farm ing, which was first tried In the arid portions of North Dakota and about which much has appeared In newspapers and magazines within the past year or two, is doing great things for many portions of the Western States, where with a rainfall of but ten or twelve Inches per annum bumper crops of corn, wheat, beets and other crops can be grown. This system of crop culture is based on the conserva tion of practically all of the moisture in the soil through a dust or surface mulch, and under it as high as forty bushels of corn to the acre have been grown in North Dakota, fifty bushels of wheat per acre in western Nebraska, while better than twenty tons of beets have been produced in Colorado. While this method of crop culture has little value in those portions of the country where there Is an abundant rainfall, it does have a tremendous Import In all territory where there is fertility In the soil, but an annual rainfall of less than twenty inches. Windfall Apple*. What to do with the windfall apples is a problem that gives the owucr of every I;:rge orchard considerable con cern as the time for picking apples ap proaches. Where one is provided with an evaporator or Is so fixed that he can convert this defective fruit luto vinegar, the problem Is comparatively simple. But whore neither method of disposing of this product of the orchard is possible it is a question what is the best thing to do. An effective method of disposing of such apples and one which gives a certain return is to tuni droves of hogs or sheep into the op chard periodically and allow them to clean them up. This not only disposes of thejhpples, but the worms as well, as such apples are usually wormy. Ia any case it is best to remove the wind falls from beneath the trees, and If they cannot be disposed of in any of the methods suggested it is best to put them on. the plow laud with the manure and turn them under. Farmer* anil Poultry Fancier*. The farmer has a real grievance against the poultry fancier. In that he has done all of his crossing and In breeding of fathers, daughters, uncles and aunts without any regard to prac tical utility, says Fanning, whether the hens from which he has been breeding were producing sixty eggs a year or 200 made no difference. His wbole aim has been to breed out a foul flight feather or two, or to create a better comfi, cr eyes of a better tint at a sacrifice of everything else. The result is that when a farmer goes into the market to buy thoroughbreds with Ms money in his poclcet ready and willing to pay for the best stock, he not only often pays for qualities he does not need, but actually pays a premium for something that has been obtained at a sacrifice of the very qualities which he does need. There are a few men, however, raising thoroughbred stock that Is "bred to lay," or to meet certain market demands, and those are the men that should be patronized. Care of Orchards Pay*. Fruit growers about Saugatuck, Micb., bave been busy trimming their apple trees, says Country Gentleman. Ten years ago they were thinking of cutting them down and setting nnt peach trees. To-day every half-dead tree is trimmed, and if there is not enough manure, fertilizer is bought for these half-dead trsfrs. Six years ago one of Saugatuck's young farmers mar, ried a Chicago girl who used to spend her vacation there. She loved country life, and was a subscriber to agricul tural magazines. Her husband'g or chard was just like the rest, untrimmed and had never been sprayed. She mado him buy manure, trim the trees, plow and spray. Two years ago he began to hire his neighbor's orchards. year he was the only one who had ap ples to sell, and cleared $2,000. Rontlng Crab Graai with Clover. Crab grass is like the dog In tha manger, it kills out every other stem of green grass and then turns brown Itself. It makes a coarse and ngiy cover In the lawn and the individual who attempts to eradicate it by dig ging and cultivation may be entirely without a lawn for two or three yearn If anything can get the best of crab grass in a fair contest, it Is white clover. In a number of lawns In Wash ington and elsewhere white clover haa furnished the means for a final vic tory over crab grass. The white clov er gradually Invades the area of crab grass, replacing the latter with a close, dark-green carpet Easy Way to Get Rid of Stamps. A method of getting rid of stamps which has been highly recommended and which, to be effective, should be done now. Is as follows: Bore a hole one or two Inches In diameter and about eighteen inches deep into the center of the stump. Then put Into this hole one or two ounces of salt peter. Fill the hole with water and plug it up. In the spring take oat the plug, pour In about one-half sal lon of kerosene oil and light It The stump will smolder away to the very extremities of the roots, leaving noth ing but the ashes. —Farming. Improving the Herd. Select as far as possible female* which conform to the standard of ex cellence of the breed. If this is accom plished it will insure a uniformity la type that Is highly desirable. If in ad dition to this it is possible to seiect cows and heifers tbat are similarly bred they will be more likely to pro dace uniformity In their offsoriiur.