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Janes Devlin was accidentally shot and killed by Robert R. Ready l&at week, at Centralia, while shoot ing at targets- E. J. Koors, of Seattle, has been appointed secretary of the State Board of Tax Commissioners to suc ceed Frank C. Morse, of Tacoma, who will become Assistant Commis sioner of Public Lands. Pricked in the ball of the right thumb by a sharp briar while work ing among berry bushes in her gar den last July, Mrs. Mary Kerns died from the effects of the trifling ac cident in Spokane last week. About 40 North Yakima people who filed on land in the Cowliti Pass, in the Cascades, years ago, now discover that they are owners of valuable coal lands. The pro posed North Coast railway will run through this land. Oliver V. Linn, superior Judge of Mason and Thurston counties, died at his Olympia residence Saturday night, following an illness which be gan last September during his cam paign for the nomination to the su preme bench. Governor Mead has appointed Judge S. J. Chadwick to the supreme bench succeeding Judge Root. The Governor also issued an appoint ment to H. W. Canfield, of Colfax, Judge-elect of Whitman County Su perior Court, as successor to Judge Chadwick. A telephone has been Installed in the drawbridge of the North Bank railroad crossing the Columbia just below Vancouver. The feat of in stalling the phone was a difficult one as it requires two submarine cables to accomplish it. The cable used be longs to the Western Union. On December 21 the people at Husum, in the west end of Klickitat county, will give a free apple din ner. All eatables will consist of ap ples served in some way. Sweet cider will take the place of coffee. Prizes will be offered for the best es says on apples. The Spokane Jobbers' Association, representing about 100 of the prin cipal shippers, met last week to pro test against the Increase in freight rates announced by the transconti nental roads to go In effect January 1. The Spokane advance is approx imately 10 cents a hundred. His back broken by beams which, loosened by a blast, fell upon him and crushed him horribly, John Cav anaugh, a prominent contractors of Bellingham, lies between life and death in a hospital. His spinal col umn is shattered above the waist and he will never again have the use of at least half his body. A decree signed by the superior court removes and permanently dis bars from practicing as attorney at law in any and all courts of the state, James Hopkins, a pioneer law yer of Spokane. Hopkins was found guilty of attempting through a series of fraudulent deals to get control and title of land in Idaho owned by an illiterate German. Motorman Gust Olson was killed and two others were hurt, perhaps fatally, in Seattle, Saturday, when two street-cars collided. Owing to the heavy fog, the motorman on the outbound car missed the block lights on the single track and ran almost on the inbound car before he saw It. When he applied the brakes they failed to work, and the next moment came the crash. Mrs. Nellie Oppdenhoff, of Belling ham, made a 2000-mile trip to St. Louis to marry the brother of her deceased husband. When the first husband died last spring he ex pressed the wish on his deathbed that his wife and his younger broth er marry, and it was to follow out this desire that Mrs. Oppdenhoff went to St. Louis to become the bride of her brother-in-law. The ranchers of the "Upper Che halis river have begun suit against Joseph Bernard to present him put ting in a dam to provide a storage boom for his logs. Bernard recent ly secured the right from the Gov ernment to construct the boom, but the ranchers claim that the forcing of the water back upon their lands by reason of the dam will damage their property, and they ask for an injunction. In order to save the life of his friend and a member of his flock. Rev. A. A. Metcalf, of Pasco, al lowed a pint of his "blood to be In fused into the arm of Freeman Keith In the Walla Walla hospital last week, just before the latter under went a dangerous operation for gan grene. While strengthening Keith very materlilly, the infusion was not sufficient to save his life and he died shortly after. A. P. Leonard, ex-county auditor of Pacific county, and W. R. Gray, ex-county commissioner, were ar rested last week under indictments returned by the grand jury recently In session against Leonard for ap propriating money paid for saloon li censes, amounting in all to $900. One indictment was returned against Gray for appropriating surveyors' In struments valued at $100. Leonard gave bonds in the sum of $4500 and Gray put up a cash bond of $1000. Gray was arrested at his home In Centralia. . . . „ Suit has been brought by Mrs. Frank Eggleston to recover from the Maccabee lodge of Bellingham $500, the amount of a policy taken out In that order by Frank Egglestonher husband, whom she shot and killed last July. Mrs. Eggleston committed I", Tlricide in KK-def.-e. " »er husband at th. time «h. » h " t hl ™ was Hraeeing her out of her chii Iran's bSroom, with the Intention of shooting her when he B°therout of their sight. Arrested on a of murder, she was afterward dif jnlssed ~ COB CONVENES HOUSE AND SENATE MEET MON DAY FOR SIXTIETH SESSION. Legislators Separate After Short Ses sion in Order to Pay Respect to Memory of Senator Allison. Washington, Dec. 7. —As the hands of the clock in the hall of representatives in the national capi tol converged at noon today Repre sentative Joseph G. Cannon of Illi nois let fall tne gavel that is the outward symbol of his authority as speaker of the house of representa tives and announced in his usual short, sharp tones that the members of the house would come to order. While this scene was being acted In one end of the "capitol another very much similar, but on a much smaller scale, took place at the other end at the same minute as the sen ate was summoned from its private conversation to public business by the voice of Vice-President Fair banks. As the present session is the sec ond session of the Sixtieth congress, no organization was necessary, Speaker Cannon retaining his au thority by virtue of his former elec tion and Mr. Fairbanks as ex-offlcio presiding officer of the senate Today's session was very short. After the absolutely necessary busi ness was transacted the two houses adjourned for the day in order to pay proper tribute to the memory of the late Senator Allison of lowa His successor, Albert B. Cummins, was sworn in today. The programme of the leaders is to pass the appropriation bills, hold ing them down as much as possible, and sidetrack all legislation that is not absolutely essential. New legis lation, entailing heavy appropria tions, will be put over, because the condition of the Treasury will not SPEAKER CANNON. justify any great increase in the ex penditure of public funds. There will be a river and harbor bill, in addition to the appropriation bill which are enacted at every ses sion, and this one measure will prob ably carry $75,000,000 or more. The very fact that there is not a superabundance of money in the treasury will be given as a reason for cutting down appropriations for river and harbor work below the amounts asked for by the army en gineers. This means that the dele gations from the Pacific Coast states will have their hands full getting adequate recognition for the water ways of the Coast. Fortunately, Representative Jones of Washington is on the house rivers and harbors committee, where he will be In a position to do much for the Columbia river and other rivers and harbors of his state and Oregon. Oregon is deeply interested in a bill Introduced and passed through the Senate last session—the bill di viding Oregon into two judicial dis tricts; one on either side of the Cascade mountains. Oregon representatives nave bills pending providing for the establish ment of an assay office at Portland. But the economical streak that will be manifest throughout the session will probably kill off this bill and all like it. In connection with the river and harbor bill, the Oregon representa tives will endeavor to secure an ap propriation for the purchase of the canal and locks at Oregon City. Bills introduced for this purpose last ses sion were told to wait until a river and harbor bill was framed. Buys Canal Transports. Seattle, Wash., Dec. 8. —The steamers Shawmut and Tremont, now at Seattle, have been purchased by the Isthmian Canal Commission from the Boston Navigation Com pany, to be used in transporting sup plies (or the Panama canal. For this purpose last year Con gress appropriated $1,500,000. The price paid for the steamers is $1,- 157,301, which the owners say is 33 per cent less than the vessels cost five and six years ago. The vessels are to be delivered at New Yotk without cost to the government. These vessels will be used for car rying supplies to the canal ?nd later will be turned over to the navy for service as colliers. The government now has a contract for 4."»000,000 carrels of cement, which will be tak »n from New York to Colon. NATIONAL APPLE SHOW OPENS AT SPOKANE MONDAY Spokane, Wasli , Dec. 7.—The ap ple is tlie greates* fruit in the world and. the northwestern corner of th« United States is the greatest piace in the to grow it in, if the people gathered here today to wit ness the opening of the national ap ple show are to be believed Their belief seems to be justified by the many splendid specimens of fruit placed on exhibition. Months ago the projectors of the show, aided by the Spokane Cham ber of Commerc?, induced the na tional government to issue invita tions to foreign countries to send here their best specimens of the ap ple. The object was the bringing together at one time of the standard varieties of apples grown for com mercial purposes throughout the world for the purpose of compari son. Another object is the advance ment of the interests of apple grow ers. PRESIDENT ROOSEVELT. SIMON TAKES CHARGE Rebel Leader Proclaims Himself Ex ecutive of Hayti. Port au Prince, Dec. 7.—General Antoine Simon, commandei-in-chief of the revolutionists, who Saturday entered Port au Prince at the head of an army of 8000, issued a procla mation in which he assumed the title of Chief Executive and declared that he would organize a provisional gov ernment pending the assembling of the Parliament. The Cuban steamer Oteri arrived from Kingston Sunday, having on board General Fouchard and 30 other exiles. General Simon agreed to permit General Fouchard to land. The two revolutionary leaders re mained together for some time at General Simon's lieadquarters. and after what proved to be a very amic able meeting, General Simon pro claimed General Fouchard chief ex ecutive of the army, all the forts and the Haytien gunboats firing a salute of 21 guns. The situation at Gonaives and St. Marc is grave, the movement in fa vor of General Antenor Firmin hav ing been greatly strengthened. Opens dates to Chinese Women. Portland, Or., Dec. 9.—New regu lations providin fgroteh nathanSJo lations providing for the pre-fnvesti gation of American-born Chinese and to give them a passport to make a visit to the Flowery Kingdom in stead of having the cases acted upon after the return of the applicants, have just been adopted by the De partment at Washington. There is some fear felt among those whose attention has been called to the change in the programme that a great influx of Chinese women to this country will follow and there will be no means of stopping such tide of immigration. The law provides that an American-born Chinese has a right to marry in a foreign country and bring his wife to the United States to live. PORTLAND MARKETS. "Wheat —Track prices: Club, 90c; red Russian, 88c; bluestem, 96c; Valley, 92c. Barley—Feed, $26.50; rolled, $28 @ 29. Oats —No. 1 white, $31; gray, $30. Hay—Timothy, Willamette Valley, fancy, $15; do. ordinary, $12; East ern Oregon, mixed, $16; do. fancy, $17.50; alfalfa, $12; clover, $12. Butter —Extra, 36 ® 37c; fancy, 33® 34c; choice, 30c store, 18® 20c. Eggs—Extra, 43% @45c. Hops—l9oß, choice, 8c; prime, 6@7 1 4c; medium, 5® 6c; 1907, 3 @ 4c. Wool —Valley 14@15%c; lb; Eastern Oregon, 8® 16c, as to »hrinkage. Mohair —Choice, 18 ® 19c. SEATTLE MARKETS. Wheat —Bluestem, 96 %c. Oats —$30 @34. Barley—s26. Hay—Eastern Washington timo thy, $16 per ton; Puget Sound hay, $10® 11 Per ton; wheat hay, $12 per ton; alfalfa, $9.50® 10 per ton. Butter — Washington creamery. 37c per lb; ranch. 23c per lb. Eggs —Selected local, 45®48c. and LoW Prices A SIMPLE APPEAL to your good, common sense. Invest your dollars in Holiday Goods of real character and worth—and because it is the Holiday season you do not have to pay long priccs. Every article marked to the very lowest possible figure consistent with the quality of the goods, is making for us The Largest Trade in Kennewick PURS Cloaks, Suits, Skirts NEW LINENS A very appropri- The largest selec- We have just re ate Christmas gift tion of new gar- ceived about 200 __ pieces, new fancy we have plenty of ments in Kenne- , ineas in stamped them. Of course wick, all we ask is patterns and plain we will save you a comparison; the hemstitched, etc., about one-half. rest is easy. very low prices. FANCY GOODS XMAS GOODS FREE DOLL Large linn, such Dolls, fancy boxes The big < $12.50 as HAND BAGS, baskets, albums, 1) "' 1 calling . . , f«-rtli h uchadmir hair oruai: ents shaving sets, stien .. f ® ation from voung fancy supporters, etc A big selec. illK | o!d A " votc gloves, shirt tion at special with each 10 cent waists, etc. prices, purchase. At tiff (Cljarrlfpa December 13th, 1908. BAPTIHT C. K. Delf|>in«*, Phh»«m PrfHcliinir nerviivK tv •) > »>•!»* • 11 h tn. and 7:30 i'.m. Sunday School hi 10 a.m. I'lie Baraca «:la8» unet»» wt-i- »!»• >• school. Ladies' Ala society Wednei*o...» afternoon at the place anuoum-ed ai the Sunday morning service. We have now comfortable chains a warm house and we trust «ani hearts to welcome all who will al tend the different services. W» i' - vite .vou to come We are here to minister to you, we labor to make the services useful to you and lnt< r estiuß. Come and try and come again if you like it as we hope you will. METHODIST EPISCOPAL, L. N. B. Anderson, Pastor. Sunday Sbcool 10 a. in., Preach ing, 11:00 a m subject, •'Citizenship ibove". 0:40 p. ill. Epworth League Fopie. "The Joy «»r Overoumers" Mihs Anna Ainoii 7:30 pm. Preach ing. subject, "The V'llue of our lilrft»r rigli'." AC she close of the Leawue ,n(l |»»*f«»r • v»r-' w-hinir. installaMov r. i vice for the EpWorth League will i ( . held. Prayer meeting Thursday 7:;op*m. Following are the officers of the i pworth League for the ensuing - x months: President E N Chipper field; Ist vice President. Miss Anna Amon; 2nd vice president, Miss Lois tzer: 3rd vice president, Mrs. Ellen T. Anderson; 4th vice president, Miss i unice Oliver; Secretary, Miss Flor t l ce Oliver; treasurer. Walter Lodge , rganlst, Miss Elisabeth Campbell Assistant Organist, Miss Leah Rich; Choister, H. M. Ashbaugh. Prayer meeting Thursday 7;30 p.m. The public invited. Strangers wel come. CONGREGATIONAL W. L. Rowan, pastor. S. S. at 10 a. m. Morning service 11 a. m. Topic, "The Master's Message." C. E. 6:45 p.m. Evening service 7:30 pm. topic "Competitive Christianity." LUTHERAN. English Services next Sunday at 10 30 a. m. at the Old School Build ing. Ordering Lumber Carelessy is neither good business nor go"d judgement. The better lumber you buy the less waste there will be and the less it will cost. You can't get poor lumber here at all We don't keep it and we don't try to sell you more than you need, either. Bring in your plans and we will tell you how much you need for the job and sell you the lumber at a square deal price. Thats all. St. Paul & Tacoma Lumber Company PRESBYTERIAN. Hazen T. Murray, Pastor. Sabbath School at 10 a.m. Morning service at 11 a.m. "The Light of the World." Christian Endeavor at 6:30 p. m. Evening service at 7:30 p.m. "Seek ing the Light". Strangers are welcomed to all services. EPISCOPAL. H M Bartlett, Rector. The morning sermon and service at St. Paul's Episcopal church begins at 11 o'clock. Everyone cordially Invited. CATHOLIC Catholic ladles of Kennewlck held a meeting at the home of G. J Henne berry, Dec. 7. and organized an Altar Society. The following offices were: Mrs. L. A. Peters. President; Mrs. Joel Pack, Vice President and secre tary; Mrs. H. A. Brown, Treasurer. The next meeting will be held at the home of Mrs. H. A. Brown. Dec 16 at 2:30 p. m. The Rev. Father Frederick will present and wfshes all Interest ed to attend. If possible. Vancouver City Clerk Arrested. Vancouver —J. E. Harris, for 10 *«arg city clerk of Vancouver, was .rrented last week on a warrant charging him with larceny by em bezzlement. When the warrant was issued for his arrest there yeared to be a shortage of about fi.iP, but it is now believed that the discrep ancy will not exceed $100. There is no disposition on the part of the citizens generally to prosecute Harris if he makes good with the city any shortage ihat may be disclosed. Wife Leaves, Kills Himself. Twisp—Charles K1 inkert, manager of the state fish hatchery at this place, shot and killed himself Sun day night. Mrs. Klinkert was at that time consulting an attorney to secure a divorce. These facts were known to Klinkert. Returning from church Sunday night, Klinkert went to the home of his father-in-law, where his wife was staying, asked for his wife at midnight and when his request that she return to his home and reconsider troubles was refused, Klinkert killed himself, spilling his blood on the porch of her father's home, after the wife had turned again to retire.