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eJJ Toilet ami Fancy Goods, oils, JJa
Brushes, Paints and Glass JJg
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\YTU„ about a block southeast Vy
fry certainly, of theN. 1\ depot a the W
St. Paul & Tacoma Lumber Co's yard you will find the
A best stock of building material, the best prices and JK
the best treatment at the hands of the nicest pair Mv
of unmarried men in the state.
The Pacific Hotel,
HENRY MARGRAF, Propr.
This popular hostelry has been refitted and refurnished and is now a
first-class resort in every respect. The Cuisine department is under the
management of that chief of caterers, Mr. Margraf, who spares no ex
pense to supply all the market affords. When in town make my house
Prices Are Reasonable. Service First-Class.
J. D. Bassett, U. K. Loose, K. C. Kennedv,
President. Vice-President. Cashier.
First National Bank,
The oldest and only national bank in the county.
Special facilities for real estate loans.
John F. Irby,
• Well Driller,
has necessary experience anil facilities
for sinking your well as quickly and
cheaply as anyone.
His past work is his reputation, his
future work means his success. Call or
write him at Ritzville, Wash.
| The Best Meal #
J in Town $
cooked by flrstclass connoisseurs 4
hii<l served daintily bv attentive
waiters. Open all night. f
J MEALs, JSC. j
| Exchange Cafe, }
# BLACK dc HOCTOR, Propg. #
Opp. N.P depot, next door to 0
A "Harry's Place." £
Jobbing promptly attended to. Second
Street, two doors east of fioneer
W. S. EASTMAN,
Imported Cigars and Tobaccos
Fresh Candies and Nuts.
All kinds of pipes. Best meerschaums.
R. M. Goodwin.
Draying and Expressing.
Orders executed with dispatch A share
of your business solicited.
Carriage Work and General Blacksmith
♦♦♦ Chas. Ebener.
W. R. CUNNINGHAM, JR.,
All business pivi>n prompt attention.
T. Waldo Murphy,
Attorney at Law,
Large Mocks of forest reserve,soldiers'
additional and sc»ip for unsurveyed
government lands, constantly on hand.
Room 62 t>s Jamieson block.
O. R. HOLCOMB,
Counsellor at Law.
Will practice in all the U. S. Courts
and Departments and all Washiimton
Courts. Office opp. the Court House,
W W. Zent. llert I.inn.
ZENT & LINN,
Insurance, Notary Public, Money to
Loan on real estate. Office up
stairs. First Nat'l. Bank.
SECOND HAND STORE,
All kinds of Second-Hand Goods bought
ynd sold by
UNCLE SAM ARMSTRONG,
Falgetter & Armstrong, Auctioneers.
Mr. Falgetter will auction in German.
New York for Roosevelt.
New York, Sept. 15.—There was a con
ference of prominent state republicans
Saturday, and at Its cloie Senator Plat!
gave out as the reason for the meeting,
"It was decided to Indorse Mr. Roose
velt and his administration, and as far as
It is in our power to indorse him for
Senator Piatt said that no other sub
ject was discussed at the meeting. He
admitted there had been some opposition
to the resolution proposing the Indorse
ment, but the opposition was In the
minority, and the final decision was
"The indorsement of President Rooee
velt," said George W. Dunn, chairman of
the republican state committee, "was
gone over extensively. It was the unani
mous opinion that it was not only wise
to Indorse the administration of Roose
velt, but to Indorse him for 1904."
Evil ia real, but temporal; good is
would bv of any service.
FATAL FOREST FIRES RAGE
WESTERN WASHINGTON'S LOSS.
ViilmiMe Timber Itiiined, Several
l.oiiuiiiK Cnin iih himl Siovtiilllm l)e
--utroyed by Fire—Mnny Liven Stip
lioNod to lie Lwn(—People Take to
tUe liiver* to Save Their Liven.
Tacoma, Wash., Sept. 15.—Special dis
patches lrom Olympia state that the for
est fires in that vicinity have abated
somewhat, and the atmosphere is much
clearer. Small fires are burning along the
iogging roads near Shelton, but no dam
age of consequence has been done, ex
ct pt the burning of one or two small
trestles. Trains are patrolling the tracks
all the time to keep the fires under con
trol. The state land commissioner has
j called in all liis cruisers until such time
: as It will be sale lor them to again go
j into the woods.
i To the north and east of Aberdeen the
greatest damage has been to the timber
on the upper Wishkaha river. Logger*
estimate that on this si ream and the Che
halls at least 100.000,000 of timber have
been burned. Two of Poison Bros.'
camps. Including 20 horses and outfits,
have been destroyed. The great dam on
the lloquiam river caught fire and was
It is feared many loggers and cruiser?
In that vicinity have perished.
Dispatches from Klma say the dangei
in that vicinity has passed as the winu
fell and the fires slowed down. About
100 families are homeless. Several per
sons are missing, but no lives are known
to have been lost. The fire in the Cowe
man country has swept all before It for
20 miles down the river and across Ka
lama river. Two men escaped death by
lying in the river for several hours. Th>?
loggers in the J. B. Hills' camp were
awakened at midnight and fled for their
lives, leaving everything to burn, and the
camp was destroyed. Many houses have
been burned, and the loss is very heavy.
FircN Wear Yaeolt.
Vancouver, Wash., Sept. 15.—Fred Bur
lingame has arrived here from Yacolt, 30
miles north, and states that a terrific fire
has been raging in that vicinity for the
past two days. The fire, he says, is now
burning in the big timber district north
and east of Yacolt. While assisting to
fight the flames Burllngame became sur
rounded by fire and had to flee for his
life. He was terribly burned about the
head and face, and upon his arrival here
was taken to a hospital. Twenty fami
lies have been rendered homeless by the
terrible fire, which burned over a large
territory in that vicinity on Thursday and
Friday. The fire was driven by a strong
wind, which appeared to move with a
circular motion, and consumed every
thing in its path. Buildings and crops of
nil kinds and much livestock wore de
stroyed. The fire was so fierce in one
neighborhood that a number of families,
unable to make their escape, plunged into
La Camas creek and lay in the water a
greater portion of Thursday night in or
der to save their lives.
The fire has now burned itself out in
that locality and passed on the north and
east. Conditions are believed to be much
worse than yet reported in the burned
districts remote from telephone tele
graph communication, and actual results'
will probably not be known for several
days. Millions of feet of valuable timber
have been destroyed, in addition to an
immense amount of farm property.
It is reported that the hotel building 9
at St. Martin Springs have been burned.
Portland, Ore. S,ept. 15.—Driven
from their homes in the darkness of the
night by raaging forest lire which
swept everything before it from Ariel,
Cowlitz county, Wellington, to
Mount St. Helens, a distance of 25
miles, 11 poeple are dead, four are
missing and over 200 people have been
left homeless, and many have not even
clothes enough to cover them.
The dead in Cowlitz county, as far
as known, are:
D. L. Wallace, wifeand two children;
.Twelve year old son of Mr. Han ley;
John Polly, his brother and child;
W. E. Newhouse; Mrs.Graves.
Four men who were working on a
claim belonging to James Hawthorne
have not been found, and it is thought
they are dead. Borne 50 or GO people
were camped at the lake at the foot of
Mount St. Helens, and they have not
been heard from since the fire.
It is not known whether they escaped
or not. The first news of the devasta
tion was brought to the city by Milo
M. Dimmick, who experienced many
difficulties in making the trip out to
send aid to the sufferers. From his de
scription, the suffering there is great,
and the devastation is the most appall
ing of any that has l>een reported.
For a streteh of 25 miles, he says,
there are but two houses standing.
The tine timber from which the peo
ple expected to realize fortunes has all
ljeen ruined. The lire came on them
in te night,' and was entirely unex
pected. Oimmick was asleep, and was
awakened by the barking of his dog.
"I hadscarcely got to the river my
self, "when the flames were upon me,
and if I had had to take time to save
anyone else we would not have got
While immerced in the river, Dim
mick saw one of the grandest, but most
apalling sights, of his life.
"Great balls of fire would roll up
like cotton balls," said he, "and then
burst with a mighty roar.
I have never heard a noise to com
pared with it." As soon as the fire
passed over him, he rushed to a neigh
bor's house and found that the family
had been driven from home, but had
escaped death. When morning came
he set out to bring the information.
The bridges were all burned and the
roads were obstructed by trees that had
fallen across them, so that his progress
was very slow.
Kalama, Wash., Sept. 16. —Reports
from the fire stricken districts of Lewis
river continue to grow worse. The lat
est are that the charred bodies of 518
people have already l>een found and it
is believed there will be more to follow.
Many settlers and an unknown num
ber of campers from outside points are
missing. The burned district was set
tled by perhaps 500 people, most of
whom are were prosperous and many
well to do.
Fully 100 families have been burned
out in the vicinity of Elma, Wash.
The total loss is estimated at $200,000.
Portland, Ore., bept. 16. — Twenty
lives have been lost and it is roughly
estimated that $1,500,000 worth of
property has been destroyed dnring the
past week by forest fires in Oregon and
Washington. Many people are miss
ing but it is known how many are
No More Corners In Ornln.
Chicago, Sept. 16.—Corners In grain are
forev:r rendered impossible hereafter by
a decision handed down by Judge Chy
traus in the circuit court, if sustained by
a higher court.
"The ordinary courts of justice," said
the court, "constituting one of the
branches of our government, ought not to
be and should not submit to being exclud
ed or ousted of jurisdiction by intend
With some sarcasm, the court adds:
"The masterly ingenuity of the plan con
trived to prevent appeal to the common
law courts of the state commands our
admiration. Think of the long time of
operation that has proved the scheme a
successful one. The loser, who may feel
himself aggrieved and who may know
himself to have been wronged by the
operation of a corner, or otherwise, at
law, can only sue to get his money bacl;.
"Even that remedy Is by the resource
fulness of the scheme abridged. For It l*
possible for him to do even that only
after he has an award or adjudication
against him by this board of trade com
mittee or tribunal."
WAS ONE OF THE LEADERS.
lie Had Heen Operating East of Bog
oto—News is Regarded us Import
ant—May Result in the Pucification
of the Whole of Eastern Colombia-
Victory on Mugdulena River.
Washington, Sept. 16.—The state
department has received a cablegram
form Minister Hart at Bogota, Colum
bia, which says that the revolutionary
general, Careazo, who has been operat
ing with a strong force on the great
plains east of Bogota, had surrendered.
This is regarded as of the utmost im
portance to the government authorities,
who consider that it assures the pacifi
cation of the whole eastern region.
The Columbian Government has also
announced that the repulse by the gov
ernment war vessel of a revolutionary
attack some days ago upon the Mag
Monthly Report on Crops.
The monthly report of the statistician
of the department of agriculture shows
the average condition of corn on Sep
tember 1 to have been 84.8, as com
pared with 86.5 on August 1, 1902;
51.7 on September 1, 1901, 80.6 at the
corresponding date in lOOOjaud 10 year
average of 78.8.
The average condition of harvest of
winter and spring wheat combined was
80 against 82.8 last year, 69.6 in 1900
and a 10 year average of 78.9.
Pennsylvania and California report
five points below the 10 year average,
lowa 12 points below and Kansas a
condition of 49.28 points below the 10
year average of the state.
The average condition of oats when
harvested was 87.2 against 72.1 last
year,B2.o in*l9oo and a 10 year average
of 79.7. While correspondents report
the harvesting of an exceptionally
large crop of oats there are indications
that the crop will be very deficient in
the point of quality.
R. ft. Dun & Co.'s (Weekly Review
of Trade last week says:
Industrial activity is greater than at
any recent date. Many new factories
and mills have been added to the pro
ductive capacity, facilities are being
increased at old plants and idle shops
resumed through the settlement of j
labor controversies. Despite the rapid ■
development of transportation facili- i
ties, the nation's needs have grown still
faster and the situation is distressing
for shippers and consumers.
Large crops are being harvested and
the greater abundance of foodstuffs
caused a decline in prices of commod
ities during August of 3.5 per cent as
measured by Dun's index number.
Retail trade is larger, with a bright
outlook for the future in jobbing and
wholesale business. Low stocks of
wheat and poor grading of receipts, to
gether with fears of frost in corn sec
tions, sustaiued quotations when a de
cline would have been eminent.
Failures for the week in the United
States numberd 205, and 22 in Canada.
Portland — Quiet, steady; Walla
Walla, 02 c; bluestem, 64c.
Tacoma—Bluestem, 68 1 .jc.; club,
Kx-Justice Gruy is l>eud.
Lynn, Mass., Sept. Ifi— Justice Hor
ace (iray, who retired from the United
States supreme court bench recently,
is dead at his home in Nahantt of par
alysis. He had been in poor health
for some time.
Judgeftray was born in Boston, March
24, 1828, and was graduated from Har
vard college in the class of 1843, and
from that law school in 1849. He was
admitted to the bar in 1851. He was
a reporter of the supreme judicial court
of Massachusetts from 1854 until 1861.
He was appointed associate justice of
that court in 1864 and chief justice in
1873. President Arthur commissioned
him as associate justtice of the supreme
court of the United States December
He Holilmml the ExpreN* Car.
Charleston, S. C., Sept. 15.—The
car on the Atlantic coast line train was
rubbed about 75 miles from here. A
young White man entered the express car
blindfolded Messenger Lewis and robbed
him of about $IGO In cash and then robbed
the car of several packages of Jewelr.v
and other articles. When the train got
to Charleston the robber jumped off with
McCoy Challenges Fitsnliumonii.
New York, Sept. 16.—Kid McCoy has
posted here a forfeit of $5000 for a match
with Bob Fitzslmmons, and offered to let
the amount stand as a side bet In the
event of the match being arranged.
Nine Vessels Foundered.
London, Sept. 17.—1t is announced
that ine vessels of tqe French cod fleet
foundered in the North sea during the
recent gales and that 50 fisherman
, NEIIf YORK NEEDS MORE CASH
ASK TREASURY DEPARTMENT.
For Money to Tid« Over Present Cri
sis— Money Una Been Sent to the
Went to Move Crops - Secretary
Shaw Released *4,000,000 In Uold
for \ew York Hankers.
Washington, Sept. 16.—The following
was given out at the treasury depart
"The New York banks are complaining
because the unprecedented demand in the
west is reducing their available cash.
They therefore ask that they may be al
lowed to go into the market, pay $1,100,-
•00 for a million of bonds and receive
from the treasury a million deposit, with
the bonds as security. They seem willing
to do this, and increase the reserves $250,-
000 against this Increased liability. Thus
the banks would decrease their available
cash $350,000, but they would be drawing
the interest on the bonds. Instead of this
the secretary is loaning to any bank upon
its free bonds. In this way the western
demand upon the banks will be relieved,
and they will only have to protect them
Secretary Shaw has 1.-sued the following
"Secretary Shaw has made arrange
ments to release about $4,000,000 of the
treasury holdings. He has had a list
prepared of those national banks through
out the country which he'd free or
pledged bonds at the date of their last
report, and has made Inquiry for others.
After making allowance for changed
conditions since last report, he expects
this will release at least $4,000,000. lie has
sent notice to all such that if they will
send these bonds to the treasurer of the
United States in sums of $50,000 or more
they will be designated as temporary de
positaries and the face value of the bonds
will be deposited with them to the credit
of the treasurer of the United States. He
has pursued this course in preference to
designating depositaries in the ordinary
way, which compels them to buy bonds i"
the market at a large premium, thus pay
ing out more for the bonds than they
get from the government The customs
receipts are extremely heavy at this par
ticular season of the year, and the cash
balance of the treasurer has graduallly
"He has also decided* to anticipate the
October interest, amounting to about
$4,200,000, and with this in view, orders
have been issued to the various sub
treasuries to cash such coupons as may
be presented them for payment, and the
treasurer of the United States has been
instructed to mail checks for Interest on
the registered bonds. All this was de
cided upon some days ago, and letters
and telegrams prepared for today.
\o OcvßHion for Alarm.
"The secretary sees in present condi
tions no occasion for alarm. He calls at
tention to the fact that there Is no evi
dence of a currency famine present or
prospective elsewhere than in New York,
and even there the rate is not high far
commercial paper, and for commercial
paper he has the greatest solicitude. He
is w'ell satisfied with his efforts to in
crease circulation, which he decided upon
In the early summer, when present con
ditions were plainly visible, and has the
presses busy preparing to meet an emer
gency which he does not expect, but
which he thinks It Is wise to provide
Letter Made Pul»lle.
"His position as regards increasing cir
culation is perhaps best expressed in a
letter which he recently wrote a banker
that had already been buying bonds, and
which he has consented to make public.
It is as follows:
" 'Treasury Department, Washington.
Sept. 10, 1902.—My dear air: Your letter
of the Bth Is received. I find it well nigh
impossible to convey the purpose of my
request even to the banks of whom 1
have made the request, much less to the
" 'First—ln case of imminent danger or
actual disaster, I will be compelled to
use government deposits to buy Increased
" 'Second—l desire to have from fifteen
to fifty millions additional circulation
printed preparatory, so that It can be Is
sued In four days Instead ef 40.
" 'Third—l will be glad to have the
banks holding deposits arrange. If they
can, to borrow the bonds.
" 'Fourth—l desire to send no bank Into
the market to buy bonds at the present
" 'Fifth—l do not care to have the cur
rency Issued unless conditions make It
well nigh imperative.
"'I am making no demand upon any
bank. The amount of their circulation
must be determined by their directors,
but Inasmuch as the public holds the
secretary of the treasury somewhat re
sponsible for existing conditions, I deem
myself justified in using the public funds
now held by various banks on depoalt, as
I think best for the public good, and In
case of trouble, I may think best to use
these to buy Increased circulation, the
banks now holding such funds having
St. Louis, Sept. 16.—The grand Jury has
continued Its inquiry Into the city light
ing scandal, for which 18 members of the
house of delegates have been indicted on
charges of bribery and perjury.
Charles F. Kelly, the much wanted
member of the house of delegates, who
is credited with having personally dis
tributed the $47,500 boodle fund put up to
insure the passage of the lighting bill,
has decided to surrender to Circuit Attor
To Aid Strikers.
New Tork, Sept. 16.—Samuel Gompers.
president of the American Federation of
Labor, in addressing 2000 persons who had
gathered to attend a mass meeting at
Madison Square in behalf of the striking
coal miners, announced that Just before
starting for the meeting he had received
a gift of $1000 to aid the miners. Mr.
Gompers was not at liberty to announce
the name of the donor.
One of the Swiss guides that took up
the first tourists on the Matterhorn this
summer was Peter Perren, who has
made this difficult and dangerous ascent
Washington, Sept. 14.—Mr. Squiera,
United States minister at Havana, tele
graphs the state department that the Cu
ban house has passed the senate tariff
When In Need 0f.... ;
CALL ON GLASS,
White River Lumber Company.
OUR PRICES ARE RIGHT.
N. H. GREENE, Pres O. 11. GREENE, Cashier.
C. E. SHIPMAN, Vice-Pres. >V it. Martin, Assc "
Commenced business March 18, 190'
Pioneer State Bank.
Capital, $50,000, Fully Paid.
Drafts Written. Foreign Exchange Sold. Interest Paid on Time Deposits.
General Banking Business Transacted.
A share of your business uolic ited.
a. C. STAFFORD, Prop.
Horses for sale or trade
Cor. First and E Sta. Tel connection.
New and Fashionable Rigs Furnished.
Charges Reasonable. Careful and Ex- yj fPj t-51
perienced Drivers. CiT©
lie ii Mills...
2 INCORPORATED i
| Merchant Millers. L^^aTmANN, I "Manager, |
J Highest market price paid for wheat, sacked or In bulk. Manufac- f
' turers of the Celebrated Krone Patent Flour. All grocers J
4 sell It. Wheat storage capacity, 150,000 cushels. 5
Fresh Meats and Poultry. Fish and Game in Season.
The Palace Market,
Call at our new clean quarters on Main street and be
! convinced that we sell only the best meats at an hon
est price. Everything first class. We invite your
patronage. LaFRENZ & ST(ECKMAN, Proprietors.
$100,000 to Loan
On improved and unimproved farm lands in any county, whether
deeded or not, at lowest rates. No cash commissions and you can
have your money immediately if title is i>erfect.
No red tape or delay. W. W. ZENT.
RiUville Electric Light Co* ;
Leave all orders and complaints at room 2, Pioneer State Bank building j
| and the same will receive promt attention.
G. N. Tuttle, Electrical Engineer.
C. O. GREENE, Owner and Manager.
Faucher & Garvey ID - info t» c
are open on south side of Railroad X (XI IHI y|
avenue, next door to Sresbe <5t Joh
anson planer, Ritzville, prepared to to do Painting, Papering, Kalsomlng und all
work in this line of business. Work done in first-class manner and satisfaction
guaranteed. Have your orders for ue.
P 111 I OI All kinds of Second hand
Second Hand Store, assess
J see me before buying an v-
L. JEFFERIES, Prop. thing—either second hand or new'.
Cor. Railroad avenue and (J street, opposite N. P. depot.
S. L. DOUGLAS, Manager.
For tint clans work, call on us.
Local agency, Gritman'a Drug s'ore,
Laundry railed for and delivered.
'Phone, Main 159.
J. M. Kauffman,
House Pafety guaranteed.
. 1 have all necets-
IVlOVing ary apparatus and
Is My n acliinery 'or trans
D , 7 porting large struc
ousiness tures on short noiice
with neatness and dispatch.
Excavating a specialty.
Crashed Hla Leg.
Dayton, Wash., Sept. 15.—A frightful
accident befell James Keller of Dayton
while working: with a harvesting: crew
on Bruce Ferrell's ranch on Russell
creek, eight miles east of Walla Walla.
Keller was manipulating the feeder of a
combine when his leg was trapped in the
cylinder and torn to shreds to his knee.
Some folk seem to think that to for
give is human and to err divine.