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Appointed by the President to Attend
th« Peace Congress—His Appreciation
of IrAlahd's Republicanism—Will be
Other RepreHtatlven.
New Y-orlf, Dec. 27. —iA dispatch to the
Journal from Washington says:
Archbishop Ireland will represent the
United States at the czar's peace congress.
The president has had the subject un
der advisement for several weeks, and ac
cording to the best authority it may be
said the decision was recently reached,
the archbishop having agreed to accept
the appointment.
Ever since his induction into office the
president has been anxious to testify his
appreciation of Ireland's republicanism,
which took the form of strong interviews
and speeches during the campaign of 1806,
and of his mental gifts and learning. The
czar's call for an international peace con
gress at which his proposed universal
disarmament is to be discussed, has pre
sented exceptional opportunity to honor
Ireland in an illustrious manner. As the
representative of the United States in
such an assemblage, his position would
comport with the dignity of ecclesiastical
office while not interfering with its duties,
owing to the temporary character of the
political appointment.
Aside from the pleasant effect such a
designation would have upon a large pro
portion of the'population of this country,
it is assumed the United States would
gain prestige among Catholic nations
represented at this congress, as well as
achieve for the president a reputation for
good taste in selecting for a peaceful mis
sion a professional messenger of peace
and good-will.
It is not yet known whether the arch
bishop will be the sole representative of
the United States or whether he will head
a delegation of three or five representa
Mr. Jawhlm Wm More Than Suffi
ciently Answered by Hia Wife.
Mr. Jawkim had been thoughtless
enough to say at the supper table that
he'd like to know why his wife could not
trim her own hats and bonnets.
"Dawson says that his wife trims all of
her hats and bonnets," added Jawhim.
Mrs. Jawhim paused in the act of pour
ing a cup of tea and said:
"Oh, she does, eh? And you'd like to
know yhy I don't do the same, would
you? Well, I'd like to know why you
don't do a great many things you hire
done that you could do yourself as easily
as I can turn to and trim hats and bon
"I'd like to know why you pay old
Hogarty $1 a week for cutting the lawn
grass when you could do it yourself? Mr.
Dawson cuts his grass, and his lawn is a
great deal bigger than ours. I could buy
two or three hats with the money you
might save cutting that grass. Now,
why don't you do it? I really want to
know. Why don't you answer me?
"Then I'd just like to know why you
don't shave yourself instead of running
off to a barber shop three times a week
and paying 20 cents each time. Will you
tell me why you don't shave yourself and
save 60 cents a week, which would buy
you a nice suit at the end of the year?
"Mr. Martin shaves himself, and he has
to get down town an hour earlier than
you every morning. Will you just tell
me why you don't shave yourself? I
want to know. My father shaved himself
all his 4ife, and he was a busier man than
you eve* were, and I've heard my brother
Henry say that he never went to a bar
ber in all his life. And while I am ac
quiring information I'd like to know why
you must have your boots polished by a
bootblack every day instead of doing it
"When I was over to Mrs. Hagny's the
other day she took me down cellar to
show me her canned fruits and preserves,
and there was a box all fixed up with
shoe blacking materials, and she said that
Mr. Hagny polished his own boots down
there «very morning of his life, and he
could buy and sell half a dozen times
over any day. Yes, and Mrs. Hagny
told me that he took care of his cellar
himself, while you must pay old Hogarty
50 cents every now and then for cleaning
our cellar 1 If Mr. Hagny can polish his
boots and clean his cellar why can't you
polish your boots and clean your cellar?
I'd like to know that!
"If I wera you I would try to answer
some of the questions to my own satis
faction before I lay awake nights trying
to puzzle out why my wife didn't trim
her own hats and bonnets, and go around
looking like a guy; yes, I would! And
when you've answered these questions I
■hall w#nt to know why "
And as Jawhim fled from the table she
called out shrilly:
"I want to know If you are coming
back here to eat your supper? I want to
Oolwtu b la dMrtitlnt.
Bermuda, Dec. 20 —The SpaniSh Bhips
Infanta Isabel and Conde de Venadito,
bound (or Spain, from Havana, here on
the 19th for coal and provisions, are de
tained in quarantine for observation.
The Conde de Venadito is said to have
do board the remains of Christopher Co
lumbus in transit for Spain.
lallai Proas Vslpusln.
New York, Dec. 23.—The Oregon and
lowa tailed, yesterday from Valparaiso.
The people gave the American sailors a
cordial reception.
Oregon State Poultry Association show,
Albany, Jan. 9-18.
Washington state legislature meets Jan.
Taroma poultry show, Jan. 11-Fab. i
Idaho state legislature meets Jan. f.
Revenues of Manila Under Unfavor
able Circumstance*.
New York, Dec. 20. —Brigadier General
S. Whittier, who went to Manila as an
inspector general on the staff of General
Merritt, has returned to New York on the
St. Louis with the peace commission. He
took part in all the land fighting around
Manila, and when peace was restored he
was put in charge of the collection of
customs at Manila.
"Between August 20, when I took charge,
and October 31, when 1 was ordered to
report to the peace commission at Paris,"
said General Whittier, "the port of Manila
yielded customs revenues amounting to
$1,000,000. This gives no idea of what the
customs receipts would be during 40 days
of peace and the ordinary pursuits of
"The value and commercial advantages
of the Philippines properly administered
are very great to any country that will
develop them. The Filipinos are a well
informed people, peace-loving, thrifty and
orderly. What they want most is a gov
ernment that will allow them to attend to
their own business. If they can do that
in peace and quiet, they will welcome the
new government. lAguinaldo comes nearer
to being a great man than any other of 29
years I ever knew. As we consider age,
he is a mere boy. Yet he has done won
ders in fighting the Spaniards."
Okanogan county has an area of 30,000
square miles of fruit, grain and mining
There are nearly 200 students in Whit
man college, including those of the con
A depot building will be erected at
Ritzville during next summer and will
be fitted with all modern conveniences.
The government telegraph office at
Pysht will be removed next month to
Twin rivers and there located perman
The office of the state dairy commission
has been moved to Seattle. Commissioner
McDonald has already established his
The Kettle river stage line will soon
inaugurate a daily stage service between
Greenwood and Cascade, taking in the
new town of Niagara.
The glee and mandolin clubs of the
Washington agricultural college gave
their third annual entertainment in the
college auditorium last week before a
. large audience.
The club will start on its tour of the
state during the first week in January.
Right-of-way deeds from the following
persons to the Snake River Valley Rail
road Company have been filed for record
in Walla Walla: William Yeend and
wife, $50; Joseph Davin et al., $150; Hip
polyte Davin and wife, $100.
Supt. E. B. Hyde, of the forestry re
serve, has been instructed from Wash
ington City to remove his headquarters
from Spokane to Everett. The depart
ment believes that the service will be the
better rendered from western Washing
A bulletin on "Alkali Soils" is soon to
be issued from the division of agricultural
soils of the state agricultural college. This
bulletin is of special interest to irrigated
sections of the state. All persons desiring
the same should send their names at once
to Prof. Elton Fulmer, Pullman, Wash.
Another trial will be made this year to
have a state wagon road established and
constructed from Lyle, In Klickitat coun
ty, to some point in Clarke county, via
Stevenson. A bill ordering this road cuy/
Btructed was passed at the last session of
the legislature, but was vetoed
Rogers. .
The board of control of the Spokane
fruit fair in anticipation of ntjxt season's
exhibit has let a contract for the mak
ing of a big circus tent. It will be 100
feet wide by 350 feet long; an entrance
tent 60 feet wide by 150 feet long; an
annex tent SO by 120 feet in size. The en
tire contract including poles and ropes
will cost 14,100.
As a result of the November examina
tions for teachers in the various counties
of the state 411 certificates have been
issued from the state superintendent's
office out of a total of 652 applicants. Of
the 411 certificates issued, 334 were upon
examination, 13 were renewals, 64 issued
upon normal diplomas, life diplomas and
state certificates.
The Gale tract, lying on the south bank
of the Puyallup river, next to the Indian
reservation line, baa been sold on a mort
gage execution to A. M. Gale, the mort
gagee. This land was taken up by Gale
years ago, and sold by him to the Tacoma
Land Company in 1889 for $75,000. A
mortgage of $40,000 was given aa part of
the consideration, and the land now goes
back to the original owner.
J. D. Miller and son have been spend
ing a week at Kettle Falls, looking over
the Lower Columbia liver valley as far a*
Fort Spokane, with a view of removing
one of their Kootenai river boats for use
in the spring. They aay a large trade can ,
be furnished from the surrounding fann
ing country and the new mines down the '
Mritcriesa Robbery*
Lima, 0., Dee. 27.—There was a mys
terious robbery at the American Nation
al bank. The amount stolen was from
$25,000 to $50,000. The janitor discov
ered the doors of the vault open. When
the inner doors were opened it was found
that aH the gold and paper money in
the bank had been carried away, although
sacks of silver money wer» untouched.
There sre no marks of and the
affair is mysterious -
Missionary to Paerto RImT
Chicago, Dec. 27.—Bishop Villi«m< F.
McLaren of the dioeeee of Chicago
accept the mission to Puerto Rico to in
vestigate the field there for report to the
Episcopal conference. He will start for
', the new island possession some time be
| for* the winter is over. The ne* mission
' is of importance to the Episcopal church.
aa the future paiicy to be ounued -in
- islands will bs baaed up. the his'
j report.
It Wan Handed to the President bj the
American Commission—Ceremony Was
Quiet and Short—Short Speech by Mr.
Hay—Homeward Round.
Washington, Dec. 20.—President M>
Kinley has received from the American
peace commission the treaty of peace be
tween the United States and Spain. In
presenting this momentous document.
Mr. Day, as chairman of the commission,
said it represented the earnest efforts of
the American representatives at Paris, and
that it was submitted with the hope that
it would redound to the peace, credit and
glory of the American nation. Accepting
the treaty from the hands of Judge Day,
the president responded with heartfelt
thanks and congratulations to the com
mission as a body and to the members
individually. He spoke of all that had
been accomplished and of the happy meth
od by which the difficult questions had
been adjusted.
The formal ceremony of delivering the
treaty to the president occurred in the
blue room and lasted half an hour. A
great crowd of holiday excursionists filled
the railroad station, and in order to a vest
the jam the special was run on a side
track, where the officials had an opportun
ity to leave the train before it entered the
Chief Clerk Michaels of the state depart
ment was on hand as representative of
Secretary Hay, and quite a number of
officials from the state, war and navy de
partments, as well as friends and relatives,
were there to greet them. As they stepped
from the train there was general hand
shaking and congratulations, and then the
party was escorted to carriages and driven
to the White house. It was noticed that
as Judge Day and his associates came
from the train they were unencumbered
with any sort of luggage or documents.
But Hon. J. B. Moore, late assistant
secretary of state and legal adviser of the
commission, carried with him a huge yel
low leather case. This case never left Mr.
Moore's hands, for in it was the peace
treaty which the commission was bearing
to the president Four of the commis
sioners—Day, Reid, Davis and Frye—took
the first carriage to the White house, and
soon thereafter Senator Gray, the remain
ing member, followed with Mr. Moore and
the precious leather case.
Secretary Hay was with the president
when the party arrived at the White hoib-e.
The first greeting was quite informal, the
president coming to the private vestibule
which leads to the special drawing rooms.
Judge Day vti the first to grasp the
president's hand, then followed the per
sonal exchanges. The president remarked
on the vigorous health of all the members.
After the president's response some time
was spent in informal discussion of the
and then all of the commissioners
except Judge Day departed. The latter
remained with the president for dinner,
intending to leave with Mrs. Day at 7:30
o'clock for Canton, where they were an
xious to see their family after the long
Mr. Reid returned to New York today,
Senator Gray went to his home in Dela-
Senators Davis and Frye re
main'at their homes in Washington.
It was stated that the treaty would not
be made public at present, the usual cour
tesy to the senate requiring that it should
be submitted to that body before being
made public. In the meantime it will
remain in the custody of the state depart
ment for safekeeping, although copies of
it will be in the hands of the president for
such consideration as may be needed.
It is the impression that with the sub
mission of the treaty to the president the
official existence of the peace couunission
Evaaa May Succeed to Command of
the Brooklyn Navy Yard.
New York, Dec. 27.—A dixpatch from
Washington says:
Capt. K. D. Evans' name is prominent
ly mentioned as Rear Admiral Bunoe's
successor in the New York navy yard,
now that it seems to be decided that
Rear Admiral Sampson will remain coiu
mander-in-chief of the North Atlantic
station and Rear Admiral Schley will be
assigned to sea duty in compliance with
his request.
Unless congress should pass a law au
thorizing him to remain on the active list,
Rear Admiral Dewey will be placed on
the retired list on December 26, 1800.
Only one other retirement will occur next
year—that of Commodore H. L. Howison,
now commandant of the Boston navy
There is a strong sentiment in naval cir
cles in favor of the passage of a law to
permit the retention of Admiral Dewey
upon the active list for 10 years, as was
done in the case of heroes at the civil
Work is being pushed by the navy de
partment on the small cruisers and gun
boats to be used for patrol service in Cu
ban waters. It is appreciated that in
six days this government will assume
control in Cuba, and it is desired that the
navy shall bo prepared to do its share of
service in preserving peace and order in
the seaports of the island.
laffuta'a Illness.
Madrid, Dec. 23. —Premier fiagaata waa
worn yesterday. He U very feverish. Hia
condition caused Spanish interior securi
ties \o ti)\ from 68.23 to 65.30.
Cteli' agitation continue* in aeveral
of rthern provinces and a number
of on'hare been arrested at Mor
< rf t*' Carliat demonstrations.
oet spacious In (fie
'.hose at W>- eojax
-000 *oW
A 040-pound hog was sold at Ellensburg
last week.
Nook Back, Wash., is making arrange
ments to establish a co-operative cream
The Puget Sound Flouring Mill at Ta
coma has resumed operations, after a tem
porary shut-down.
William Cannon, living on the Entiat,
has sold $700 worth of fruit this year
from a four-year-old orchard.
Fruit growers in Clarke county, Wash
ington, are investing extensively in spray
ing apparatus for next season's work.
Jacob Kinman, of Starbuek, has sold
800 feet of right of way through his
place to the 0. R. k N. He received $1
per foot.
The Whitman County Poultry and Pet
Stock Association is arranging to hold a
poultry show in Colfax, January 19, 20
and 21, 1899. v . +*
There will be turned into the Colum
bia this season from hatcheries in Ore
gon and Washington at least 30,000,000
young salmon.
Fruit Inspector Brown, for King coun
ty, condemned over 160 boxes of apples
shipped from Olympia this week, badly
infected with the codling moth.
Stock on the range in the Lick Fork
section is not in extra good order. Fall
rains were too light to do much good and
grass did not get much of a start.
The salmon run on the sound this sea
son has been very light, compared with
other years, and the varieties now run
ning are also in smaller numbers than has
been the case for years.
The Blalock Fruit Company, of Walla
Walla, on Tuesday shipped seven carloads |
of dried prunes from that city to Chicago, i
This is the largest single shipment of
fruit ever made from this valley.
At'least 75 per cent more apples have
been shipped to the eastern markets
through Spokane during the fall than
ever before. The fruit growers of eastern
Washington have opened up a wonderful
trade in apples, and one that promises to
increase every year.
L. A. Porter, of Lewiston, Idaho, has
shipped to middle western and ea*em
markets this season about 150 carloads of
fruit He says the apple shipments were
the most extensive and the most satis
The report of the Oregon fish commis
sioner shows that for the fiscal year 1897
and 1898 there were a total of 10,914,512
of Chinook salmon fry planted in the
waters of the state. For the year 1898 a
total of 17,820,000 eggs were taken or
supplied for the various hatcheries.
The Northwestern Railway Company
has began grading for the road to the
Seven Devils country. It starts from
Huntington, and follows the Snake river,
the distance being 83 miles. For the first
10 miles there will be some tunneling and
rock work, but after that the work will
be easy. About 40 men are now em
Mr. Davis' Tribute to Lieut. Tiffany.
I wish to speak of one of the Rough
Riders whom I knew but slightly, but
whom I saw constantly about the camp
and on the march, and whom I admired
more as a soldier than almost any other
man in the regiment. This was Sergeant
Tiffany, who, by traditiim, and previous
environment, wai apparently the least
suited of men to perforin the work he
was ordered to do. But he played the
part given him as well as it could lie
played. He waa the ideal sergeant, strict
in discipline to himself and to others, do
ing more than his share of the day's work
sooner than leave the work ill-done, never
stooping to curry favor from bis men,
but winnig It by force of example and
smiling with the same cheerful indiffer
ence when an intrenching tool made his
hands run with blood, or a Spanish bul
let passed through his hat, as one did
when he charged the block house at San
Juan. He stood at salute and took his
orders from men with whom he had been
for many years a collegc mate, recogniz
ing in them only his superior officers, and
there was not a mule skinner or cow
puncher in the regiment that did not rec
ognize in him something of himself and
better than himself. When Roosevelt
promoted him to a lieutenancy for brav
ery at the battle of San Juan, I heard
him say:
"Tiffany, I am especially glad to give
you this step, because you are about the
only man who has never by sign or word
acted as though he thought he deserved
promotion. There are some who an al
ways very busy whenever I pass, and
who look at me aa though they meant to
say, 'See how humble I am, and how
strictly I attend to my duties. You who
know how important a man I am at
home will surely recognize this and make
me an officer.' But you have never acted
aa though you expected to be anything
but a sergeant all your life, and you have
done your work ax though you had been
a sergeant all your life, and so I am glad
of this chance to make you a lieutenant."
Bliss' Reasons Are Personal.
Washington, Dec. 23.—Secretary Bliss,
in an interview with ths Associated Press,
"I have been in most hearty sccord
with the president and his policy through
the trying days in which he sought to
sroid wsr and while, as commander in
chief, he was conducting the war that
came notwithstanding his efforts to pre
vent it. I shall leave my associates of the
cabinet and of thf department and my
many friends in Washington with deep
regret, but private and personal reasons
make my retirement a necessity."
Bolivian Rebels.
New York, Dec. 23.—A Herald dis
patch from Bolivia says that the revolu
tion is gaining in importance and
atrength. t
Ueneral Caccres hai arrived at Sucre
from La Paz, an aritf nee force ha* been
started in the direction of Oruoro to en
counter President Alpnzo's troop*. The
Utter baa ordered thA Bolivian troop* at
Mollendo, Peru, to i fpede all importa
tion* from La Pag, 1
Montana Stats leg »»• ,t
An Intereiitlng Collection of Items from
the Two Hemispheres Presented lu a
Condensed Form—Culled from the Tel
elgraph Reports.
The Santa Fe railroad has purchased
water front property in San Francisco,
paying $387,750 for the same.
A special meeting of the Western Pas
senger Association will be held January
10 to consider the draft of a new asso
ciation agreement
The resignation of Andrew J. Smith,
governor of the Soldier's Home at Santa
Monica, Cal., has been accepted, to take
effect March 1, lgj>9.
Sherry Burke, an old-timer at Butte,
Mont., fell down a flight of stairs, receiv
ing injuries from which he died.
Prof. John Bell Hatcher, of Princeton,
has gone back to Patagonia to continue
his search for rare fossils and explore the
interior of the country.
Assurances have been given that Col
ombia will giant an extension of six
years to the Panama Canal Company for
the construction of the canal.
Rev. Horatio Stebbins, pastor of the
First Unitarian church, of San Francisco,
and one of the regents of the University
of California, is critically ill.
Stories of the effect of the recent big
storm on the New England coast continue
to come in, the pranks of the gale and big
sea being everywhere evident
The Pacific Mail Steamship Company
has given orders for the construction of
two new steamers to ply between San
Francisco and Yokohama and Hongkong.
Frederick von Hartmann, son of Baron
von Hartmann, of Cologne, Germany, was
sentenced to five years in the state pen
itentiary of Indiana for burglary.
John A. Stevens, superintendent of the
D. M. Ferry Seed Company, at Detroit,
Mich., committed suicide at his residence
last week. Insanity is assigned as the
Thirty railroads were represented at a
meeting held at the Grand Pacific hotel,
Chicago, to consider a plan proposed by
Charles B. Mangham for a joint exhibit at
the Paris exposition in 1900.
While attempting to arrest Thomas
Crosby, a 13-year-old son of a wealthy
Chicago widow, Deputy Sheriff Frank
Nye was shot and instantly killed by
the youthful prisoner.
W. G. Spaulding, cashier of the Ger
man-American bank at Port Clinton, 0.,
and Mrs. Martha Jamieson, of Toledo,
have been arrested for killing Miss Amy
Meeker by performing a criminal opera
Pr. Howard Agnew Johnson, formerly
of lowa and now pastor of the Forty-first
Street Presbyterian church of Chicago,
has been formally called to the pastorate
of the Madison Avenue Presbyterian
church of New York city.
The evacuation of Mariano province in
Cuba was gloriously celebrated last week.
Rev. Dr. Theodore N. Morrison, of Chi
cago, has accepted the office of bishop of
the lowa diocese.
Captain Borchgrevink's expedition has
started from llaleait, Tasmania, for the
Antarctic regions.
Ambassador Jules Cambon will sail
from Havre for New York January 7 to
resume his duties at Washington.
Charles W. Davis, commander of the
Loyal Legion, and one of the best known
veterans in (Jhicago, is dead.
An explosion on the steamer Fanita at
Havana killed one man and fatally scald
ed three others.
All of the prominent six-day bicycle
racers, including Miller and Waller, will
soon appear in a race at San Francisco.
Ray Burnett, Joseph Karagher and W.
E. Seeling were killed recently in the Co
lumbus mine, located in I*a Plata, Col.
Owing to recently discovered weakness
es, the United States training ship Adams
will not go to Samoa or any other for
eign port. '
The Midland Railway Company, of
London, has ordered twenty-eight freight
engines built in Philadelphia and New
John D. McCullis of Carthage, Mo.,
shot and mortally wounded W. Q. Gillen
yesterday. Gillen was charged with ruin
ing his home.
A dispatch from the Lloyds' agent at
Skibberreen, Ireland, denies the rumor
that a Transatlantic steamer was ashore
off the Irish coast.
The state canvassing board of Kansas
has decided that A. F. Scott, republican,
and L. M. Mall, populist, tied for the
legislature. By drawing lota Scott won.
Chancellor McGill, of Jersey City, has
granted a rule to show cause why a re
ceiver Bhould not be appointed for the
whisky trust A big legal fight is looked
The Third battalion of the First New
Vork regiment, which arrived on the
transport Scandia at San Francisco sev
eral days ago, will leave for their homes
in about one week.
Mrs. Leland Stanford has filed in the
superior court of San Francisco her final
account as executrix of the estate of her
husband. The immense estate is now in a
position to be closed.
Allen Women Can Vote.
•Springfield, 111., Dec. 23.—1n the con
tested election cue of 0. H. Brigharo
against P. Stanford, the court lays down
the rule that alien born women became
naturalized when they marry citizens of
the state.
The court declares the marriage of an
alien born to a citizen is sufficient to
make her a citizen, and that she may vote
under the same lawi that other women
Ultekcoeb'a Nomination.
Dec. 23.—The aafate oon
Armed the nomination of Ethan A. Hitch
cock to be secretary of th« interior.
Tha molders* union label can now be
"P 00 nusaberof stove*. ,
\ s
Gunboat Wilmington to Steam Up
the Orinoco.
Washington, Dec. 20.—The gunboat
Wilmington has sailed from Norfolk. She
will touch first at San Juan, Puerto Rico,
and then proceed to the north coast of
Brazil, where she will enter the Orinoco
river and ascend that stream a distant e.
This will be the first time in many years
that an American vessel has fioatixl iu
that river.
The Isla de Luzon and Isla de Cuba,
two of the vessels sunk by Dewey at Ca*
vite and subsequently raised by Naval
Constructor Capps, have safely made the
voyage from Manila to Hong Kong, and
b*«cause of their peculiar fitness for the
service will be kept among the Philippine
islands for some time to come.
The Cincinnati arrived today at Havana.
She is coming north to be repaired at
New York. The Annapolis and Vicks
burg have arrived at St. Kitts. 'Hie Scan
dia has arrived at Callao, carrying a sup
ply of coal for the battleships Oregon and
lowa, which are closely following her.
The battleships will receive instructions
at Callao which will detennine their
course, either to Honolulu or directly
across to the Philippines. The Abarenda
has arrived at Norfolk, where she will fit
out for a cruise to Samoa, carrying a sup
ply of coal and material for erecting the
docks and fixtures the new coaling
station at Pago Pago. It will be several
weeks before she will be ready to leave
the United States.
Judge Theodore Brantly will take the
office of chief justice of Montana without
a content. Chief Justice Pemberton has
sent Judge Brantly his congratulations
over his election and acknowledges his
own defeat.
The report of F. D. Cooper, sheep com
missioner for Cascade county, gives the
following data: Sheep in the county
March 1, 118,615; docked since,
70,308; sheep slaughtered or shipped out
of the state since March 1, 21,384; pounds
of wool sheared, 023,824; highest price per
pound, 18 cents, which was the highest
price paid in the state; lowest price, 14
rents; average, 16 1-10 cents.
Commissioner Suterlin reports the sale
of the Montana building at the Omaha
exposition for $860. It cost $5,000. Mr.
Sutherlin expected to obtain a better
price for the structure, but after seeing
what some of the other states received for
their buildings he thinks he did quite
well. lowa, which paid $7,000 for its
building, could get no more than $200,
while Minnesota got only $700 for a
structure that cost a great deal more than
was paid out by this state.
Helena and Spokane will talk together
over the telephone some day next week,
according to David 8. Murray of Salt
Lake, general manager of the Rock Moun
tain Hell Telephone Company, who is in
the city arranging the details of the pro
posed connection with the coast lines and
pro|K>sed change of the rate scheme soon
to go into effect, which will provide for a
commuted rate for conversations less than
Ave minutes in length.
The state l>oard of equalization has
filed a sensational report in which it se
verely criticizes the state supreme court
for following the Colorado decision limit
ing the board to merely changing the as
sessments of the several counties without
affecting the assessed valuation of the
state as a whole. The board claims that
its function as an equalizing board has
been annulled by the decision. It says
that. unleHs the power it formerly had is
restored to it some other system of taxa
tion must be resorted to, as the revenues
under the present conditions can not pos
sibly equal the necessary expense of gov
A lodge of the B. P. O. E. has been or
ganized in Lewiston with a charter mem
bership of 37 of the prominent business
men of the community.
Joe Kroelick, of Livingston, a Bohe
mian, who has been employed with the
construction forces on the Northern Pa
cific for several years, was assaulted and
robl>ed of $1025 the other morning while
going from a beer hall to the depot to
take the eastbound train for St. Paul.
It requires 700 pounds of flour per
week and 150 pounds of potatoes per day
to help make up the daily food of all the
inmates of St. Joseph's Orphans' Home.
During the past year 100 tons of coal were
consumed. It is said that 60 pairs of
shoes are needed at once. There are 140
children at the home.
Collision on lh« Bfrrar-j.
Liverpool, Dec. 23.—The Dritlsh steam
er Deptford, Captain Woodruff, from
OaJveaton, for this port, while proceeding
up the Mersey lut evening collided with
the steamer Hopper, which sank. The
Deptford's damage, il any, is not known
yet. Whether any Uvea were lost ia Dot
Repair Sheriff Killed.
Chicago, Dec. 23.—Thomas Crosby, the
13-year-old son of Mrs. Margaret Crosby
a wealthy widow living in Edgewater, a
suburb, shot and instantly killed Deputy
Sheriff Frank Nye yesterday while Nye
was attempting to serve a writ of resti
tution. The writ was based on s mort
gage for $20,000, which had been fore
closed on the Crosby homeotcsd.
Two Regiments (or Manila.
Chicago, Dec. 23.—Telegraphic instruc
tions were received from the secretary
of war ordering the Fourth infantry at
Fort Sheridan and the Seventeenth, at
Columbus, 0., to sail for the Philippines
on or before January 19. The regiments
will go via New York and the Suez canal
Committed ■■(•Id*.
Detroit, Dec. £3.—John A. ficvenis,
superintendent of the D. M. Ferry Seed
Company, committed suicide «t his resi
dence here. Severn* had been in poor
health for some time and is said to have
ahown signs of insanity lor the past few
Tbs laws of Austria Hungary art pub
lUksd la sight different languages.
The I'rentdi'iil'* ProoUnmtlun—The A
nuranee of Military Control—Peaee ai
Friendship—Cabinet Decldss to Must
Out Fifty Thousand Volunteers.
Washington, Dec. 23.—At the cabin
meeting {Secretary Hay was the only a
sen tee.
The cabinet discussed the inattuctio
to be sent to General Otis at Mani
which will be promulgated there as
proclamation by the president. The i
st ructions are similar in import to tho
sent to our officers at Santiago upon tl
occupation of that city by the Unit*
State* troops.
They assure the Filipino* that tl
United State* assume military control
the Philippine* in a spirit of peace ar
friendship and that all civil right* ar
privileges that they have hitherto enjoy*
will be continued and tliat it ia the pu
pose of this government to relieve in a
possible ways the unjust burden* thf
have borne and ask for the co-operatic
of all good citizens in maintaining ord«
to the end that peace and prosperity ma
be restored.
So far as is practicable all efficient civ
officers will be retained in the official p<
aitions they now occupy and fair and in
partial justice will be administered to al
It has been decided not to give out tl
text of instruction* to General Otis unt
about the time of their arrival in Mani)
which will be a month hence.
The cabinet also decided that existin
conditions justified a further reduction <
the military force* of the United StaU
and the secretary of war was inatructe
to arrange for the immediate muster oi
of 50,000 volunteer*.
Snake river has reached the lowe»
water mark known for seven years. Tli
ice flow has been unusually heavy, to*
The extreme cold weather in the moui
tain districts accounts for these cond
The 14 property transfers placed o
the county records at Murray last wee
only aggregated $1,137.43, according t
the values named in the deeds, but on
was a United States patent and four wei
for the nominal consideration of $1 eacl
Seven quartz claims and two water right
were also recorded and one marriage 1
cense was issued.
A large force of men is now engaged o
the Vineland-lewiston bridge.
In the eastern counties of Idaho froi
200 to 700 bushels of potatoes are raise
to the acre, and the average cash valu
of an acre yield is $70, says li. A. M>
I'herson of the horticultural board.
A most important decision was mad
by the supreme court at Boise last week
It. was in the case of the state vs. C. I
Thum, receiver of the Bunting bank, th
case being decided in favor of the stat<
When the bank failed there was on gen
cral depoHit in it the sum of $11,101.1
belonging to the state. (Governor Steun
enl>erg became convinced that the mone;
could be secured from the bank, on th
ground that it was in the nature of t
Hpecial deposit, the bank having ful
knowledge of the fact that it could no
Ik; deposited legally on general deposit
He therefore caused this suit to b
H. L. Chamberlain, deputy interna] rev
enue collector, expects to remove his of
flee from Osborne to Lewiston.
lewiston is to have a new opera housf
Robert Grostein will convert the secom
floor of the big store building occupie<
by the firm of Grostein & Binnard int<
a theater. It will be opened soon aft*
the holidays. The business of Grosteii
& Binnard is being closed out, owing U
the death of the senior partner.
The fruit dryer at Wampa was starte*
up late this fall. There was a partis
failure of fruit in this district, but 50,001
pounds of green apples were used an<
40,000 pounds of dried prunes of a super
ior quality were turned out. Preparation
ure upder way to operate the establish
ment to its full capacity of 15,000 pound)
of fresh prunes per day, next season; alsi
to install a complete set of canning mach
inery in connection with the evaporator
using vegetables, small fruits, etc., in thei)
There will be a general removal amonj
business houses after the first of the yeai
at Kendrick. McCrea Bros, k Co. havt
purchased the brick block on the cornei
of Second and Main street, and will oc
cupy it with a large stock of hardware
J. Rasper, who occupies this room now
will move to the Keller block, and M. C
McGrew, who occupies this room, will re
move to the St. Elmo block, where he will
occupy the two big store rooms, giving
him a floor space of 60x90 feet. Th*
Golden Rule store will vacate one of these
Fell to His Death.
Concord, Mass., Dec. 22.—Colonel E. 8.
Barrett, national president of the Son*
of the American Revolution, »u killed by
falling from a window of hi* bouae here
ywtcrday. He wu 60 yeare of age.
Car«o ob Pfr«.
Astoria, Ore., Dec. 27.—The .learner
Lakmc, from Puget Hound, put into A.to
ri* this morning with ber cargo of lime
on Are. An attempt ia being to
amother the fire with eteam.
"Now, Bobby, you write a liat of the
toya you want, and we will aend it up the
chimney to dear old Santa Claua."
"Oh, no, mamma; let me aend him •
liat of thinga I don't want."—Detroit
Free Preaa.
"Ilere la an article headed, 'From War
to Wedlock'" aaid Ure. Tiff aa ahe looked
over the newspaper; "that ia an allitera
tive title." "Yea," added Mr. Tiff; "allit
erativa, but tautologioal."—Judge.
Spokane poultry ahow, Jaa. M-gg.
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