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POPE PI X IS CROWDED
ST. PETERS WAS CROWDED WITH
Cardinal Macchi Placed the Triple
Crown on the Head of Venerable
Pontiff—Fifty-seven Years Blnce
Last Ceremony—Pope Was Wildly
Cheered—He Blessed the Audience.
Rome, Aug. 10. —The ceremony of
the coronation of Pope Pius X. took
place Sunday in the basilica of St.
Peter's, in the presence of the princes
of the church and with all the solem
nity and splendor associated with this
che most magnificent rite in the Ro
man Catholic church. As Cardinal
Macchi, the dean of the cardinal dea
cons, placed the triple crown on the
head of the venerable pontiff, the
throng of seventy thousand persons
gathered within the cathedral burst
into unrestrained acclamations, the
choir intoned a hymn of triumph and
the bells of Rome rang out a joyful
It is 57 years since the Romans and
Europe assisted at such a function as
was held In St. Peter's. The great
basilica, popularly supposed never to
have been quite full, was overflowing
with humanity. The papal throne, ow
ing to a bewildering mixture of gold,
red and silver, was erected in front
of the high altar. As, contrary to
custom on these ceremonious occas
ions, there were no galleries, the bas
ilica bore more of Its normal aspect
On the altar which was dressed in
white, stood the famous silver gold
candlesticks and magnificent crucifix.
All the available standing space with
in the cathedral was divided into sec
tions by wooden barriers, which, to a
certain extent, kept the vast crowd
When the doors were opened the in
rush was terrific, many who started
from the bottom of the steps outside
being lifted off their feet and carried
Into the cathedral. It was a great
human torrent let loose, thousands of
people rushing, crushing and squeez
ing amid screams, protests, gesticula-
tlons and cries for help. But once in
the cathedral there was no escape and
the compactness of the crowd proved
to be the safety of those who were
caught in It. Women fainted in com
paratively large numbers and even
men were overcome by heat, but no
serious accidents were reported. For
tunately there were very few children
present. After their entrance the peo
ple had further long hours of waiting,
and it Is computed that the majority
were on their feet altogether ten hours
i before the ceremony began.
The procession was a long time in
getting under way, but afterwards as
it moved through the magniflcent halls
and corridors of the Vatican it recalled
former days when all was color and
picturesqueness with the palace. The
pope was the central figure in the long
procession. White robes and the mitre
were worn without an effort, making
a vivid contrast to those memorable
occasions on which Pope Leo XIII.
wore them, for Leo seemed always un
able to support their weight. Over
the pontiff's head a canopy was held
by eight men,while the historic ostrich
feather fans with peacock tips gave a
touch of barbaric splendor to western
Surrounding Pope Plus X. were the
noble guards in new red uniforms and
gleaming helmets and carrying drawn
swords, while in front marched the
cardinals, a gorgeous bit of color with
many handsome faces among them,
the cardinal bishops in their capes,
the cardinal priests wearing chasubles
and the cardinal deacons in the del
Another figure which evoked mur
murs of admiration and craning of
necks was the chaplain in his crimson
cape, proudly bearing the cushion on
which reposed the famous triple crown
so soon to rest on the head of Piuz X.
He was accompanied by the pontifical
jeweler and by a special guard com
posed of Swiss, and was followed by
the choir of the Slstine chapel. At
the right of the throne stood Prince
Orslni, the assistant to the papal
throne, who withdrew his recent resig
nation of the post in order to partici
pate in the function.
Besides the pope were the major
domo, Mgr. Caraino; the master of
the chamber, Mgr. Bisletl; the master
of ceremonies, Mgr. Biggi, and Dr.
Lapponi. The pontiff was very pale,
but composed. The low celling sent
back an exquisite echo of the "Tu
Es Petrus," sung by the Sistlne choir,
whose voices were heard outside in the
piazza of St. Peter's.
Cardinal Bampolla, advancing with
dignity, knelt at the foot of the pope.
He then said:
"I offer an act of obedience to your
holiness and wish you a prosperous
and glorious pontificate."
The cardinal recalled that the bodies
of the first pope and of St. Paul rested
In the basilica, which fact, he said,
was of good augury for the work of the
new head of the Catholic church. The
pontiff was visibly touched, and, an
swering in a trembling voice, warmly
thanked the cardinals for their well
"Good wishes," be said, "are ex
The procession then reformed and
proceeded to the door of the basilica,
through which Pius X. gave an almost
terror stricken glance, whispering to
Dr. Lapponi: "Shall I ever be able
to go through with It?"
The people In the basilica had In the
meantime become impatient and when
RITZVILLE, WASHINGTON, AUGUST, 12. 1903.
the gleaming cross which preceded the
cortege was seen it was greeted with
great applause. On the appearance of
the pontiff himself it seemed as though
the people would seek to carry him in
their arms, so great was their enthu
Cries of "Pius, our pope, our father,"
and "Long live Plus X." were raised,
notwithstanding the large placards
posted all over the basilica saying
"Acclamations are forbidden."
Leaflets to the same effect were dis
tributed among the crowd. The cries
continued until the pontiff was com
pelled to rise and bless the multitude
and at the same time he made a sign
for more reverential behavior. Silence
was enforced when the choir an
nounced its entrance with the "Ecce
Saccrdos Magnus," which was accom
panied by the sweet notes of the silver
A quaint ceremony was then carried
out. The master of ceremonies knelt
three times before the pontiff, each
time lighting a handful of hemp, which
surmounted a silver torch, and as the
flames rushed up and went out he
"Holy father, thus passeth away the
glory of the world."
The procession then proceeded, the
pope's face meanwhile illuminated by
a smile. At the chapel of the sacra
ment there was another halt and his
holiness left the sedla chair and pray
ed at the altar. On reentering the
chair he was carried to the chapel of
St. Gregory, where he officiated at
mass, being assisted by Cardinals
Macchi, Di Pietro, Signa and Van
nutelll. Then all the cardinals donned
their silver capes and white mitres
and the pope was borne to the throne
amid renewed acclamation and wav
ing of handkerchiefs and hats.
ANOTHER NEGRO HANGED.
He Had Bhot Jailer Sexton In Attempt
Hattlesburg, Miss., Aug. 10.—A ne
gro, Amos Jones, was hanged by a
mob here for shooting and mortally
wounding Jailer M. M. Sexton. Jones
and another negro named McElroy,
who were prisoners, seized Sexton, In
tending to break from the Jail. McEl
roy threw Sexton down, and two white
youths, also prisoners, held him. The
negroes disarmed Sexton and Jones
shot him, inflicting three wounds that
are said to be fatal.
A crowd gathered outside the Jail,
while a deputy and several othera en
tered and overpowered the other pri
soners. In the confusion McElroy es
caped from the jail. The crowd out
side decided to lynch Jones, Prom
inent men urged them to desist, and
the wounded jailer sent word to leave
the man unharmed. The mob later
seized Sheriff Batson and tied him.
The fire brigade was requested to turn
out and help disperse the mob, but
The mob then broke Into a window'
of the jail and cut the negro out of
his cell with chisels. He was brought
out to the crowd of about 500 men and
boys, a rope was tied around his neck
and he was dragged through the town
to the Gordon creek bridge, where he
was hung to a telegraph pole and bul
lets fired Into bis body. It Is thought
he was dead before he was hanged.
FIERCE BTORMB IN KANSAS.
Persons Killed and Houses Wrecked
Pittsburg, Kan., Aug. 10. —A heavy
wind and rain storm passed over this
section, wrecking many miners'
houses, killing one parson and Injur
ing several others. At mine 31 of
the Central Coal & Coke company, 23
small houses were demolished and
about 30 others were blown from their
foundations or rdfced over on their
sides. At mine 37 of the same com
pany, a number of other houses were
damaged. In both camps perhaps 25
or 30 persons were Injured slightly.
At the town of Nelson, about live miles
north of Pittsburg, the depot was
wrecked and several houses were
blown from their foundations. J. Mc-
Muilen, a miner, was killed and Geo.
Banks, his wife, his son and daugh
ter were dangerously Injured. At Mid
way, where the Pittsburg ft Midway
Coal works are loeated, several houses
were damaged and several persons
were injured slightly.
BREWSTER, WASH., BURNED.
Principal Buslnesa Portion Destroyed
—Two Buslnesa Housss Laft.
Brewster, Wash., Aug 10. —Fire has
destroyed the principal business por
tion of this town. Only two business
bouses are left standing. The loss Is
about $40,000, with a total Insurance
Brewster is located on the Columbia
river, near the mouth of the Okanogan
river, and ia a town of about 200 in
The Are originated In Dr. McKlnley's
drug store. Flames were first discover
ed coming from the front of the drug
store. The most generally accepted
theory la that the extreme heat of the
sun against the glass of the show win
dow caused some of the chemicals to
explode and start the blaze.
The wind waa strong, and despite
the heroic work of the men and use
of innumerable so called Are ex
tinguishers, the Are gained rapidly and
soon had three fourths of the town
wrapped In flames.
Methodist Treasurer Mlaalng.
Montreal, Aug. 12.—The police have
not been able to discover the slightest
trace of Wm. S. Allen of Boston, who
left that city with a shortage of $80,000
In the accounts of the preachers' aid
fund of the Methodist Kplscopal
church, of which lie was treasurer.
LATE mm HUES
CULLED FROM DISPATCHES OF
THE ASSOCIATED PRESS.
A Review of Happenings In Both
Eastern and Western Hemispheres
During the Past Week—National,
Historical, Political and Personal
Events Tersely Told.
Vancouver won the lacrosse match
against Victoria by 12 goals to 1.
The American squadron has sailed
for Vllle Kranche, scat horn France.
The Colima (Mexico) volcano re
mains in a violent state of activity.
No casualties are reported.
King Peter of Servla is being open
ly terrorized by his entourage, accord
ing to the Belgrade advices.
Andrew Carnegie bas offered the city
of Dublin the sum of $140,000 toward
the erection of a free public library.
Saturday's statement of the treasury
balance sheet shows: Available cash
balance, $231,247,986; gold, $102,250,-
Postmaster Vise of Fairdeallng, Mo.,
is in jail on the charge of being short
in his accounts to the extent of over
Policeman Charles Vodeman of
Brooklyn has been shot and probably
fatally wounded by Vincent Thomas,
a safe expert, in a quarrel at Coney
The textile strike which was inaug
urated in Philadelphia has been prac
tically declared off, when 20,000 of
the CO,OOO strikers decided to return
to work Monday.
Mrs. Van Cercke of Shawnee, Kan.,
reported to the depot authorities in
St. Paul that she had lost a bustle,
containing 1350, while enroute to Bt.
Paul on a Rock Island train.
Rear Admiral George W. Melville,
who was retired for age last January,
has relinquished his duties as chief of
the bureau of steam engineering and
was succeeded by Rear Admiral
Charles W. Rae.
Charles A. Gould, son of the million
aire car coupling manufacturer, and
his wife, were violently thrown from
their automobile in front of their coun
try home at Bayside, L. I. They were
Anally restored to consciousness, and
their condition is said to be Improved.
The volcano Kilauea near Honolulu
is virtually lifeless for the first time
in many years. There was an enor
mous lava slide frum the rim of the
pit and since then neither stream nor
smoke has come up from the crater.
Kilauea Is the largest active volcano
in the world.
The general lockout of the New
York jewelry workers decided on by
the manufacturers has gone Into ef
fect. Fourteen hundred men are af
fected. The cause of the lockout Is
the demand of the union that one of
the firms discharge an employe be
cause he was not a member of the
Frank Reese, 17 years old, who has
been ene of the attractions at a fire
works display at Chicago recently, fell
SO feet In the sight of 11,000 people, as
a result of an accident to the slack
wire on which ho was performing. The
fore* of his fall was broken by a small
scaffolding that held fireworks under
the wire and the boy is said to be not
One thousand Bulgarian insurgents,
half of whom are armed with Mann
llcher rifles, and the remainder with
hatchets, are threatening the town of
Vodena, 46 miles north of Salonlca. It
Is rumored that 10,000 insurgents, di
vided Into four corps, are operating
against the troops in the village of
Monastir and that 10.M0 more are op
erating at Castoria.
Kate Walsh, 25 years old, has tried
to end her life by Jumping from the
sixth floor of an apartment house In
New York City. There Is a cistern
at the bottom of the air shaft, and the
woman lumped through the boards
which covered It and Into the water.
The police carried her to the hospital,
and there it was found that the In
juries were not serious, despite the
great distance she bad dropped.
Advices from Bak«, south Russia,
show that 45,000 men were involved
In the strike which commenced there
July 15 for an eight hour day and in
crease in wages. For a week the strik
ers were masters of the situation, both
in the town and in the naphtha fields.
Only 600 troopß were available. For
10 days Baku was without trains and
for several nights the town was with
out lights, while no newspapers ap
August Gonzalves, the Portuguese
boy, whose mother in California has
made an extraordinary effort to locate
him, was picked up in Council Bluffs,
The mystery surrounding the disap
pearance of Eugene B. Cooney, the 13
year old son of E. H. Cooney, city edi
tor of the Great Falls Leader, has been
cleared away by the discovery of the
young man's body floating in Lake Be
wail, 20 miles from Butte. The body
had been in the water for six days.
It Is reported from Bedalia, Mo., that
thirty persons were Injured and none
killed by the derailment of the Mis
souri, Kansas and Texas faat passen
ger train, known aa the Katy flyer No.
6, near Schell City.
The London Daily News prlnta a
dispatch from Warsaw, which says
that an American association, said to
comprise 37,000 farmers, has addressed
itself to the Russian ministers of
finance and agriculture, requesting
their assistance In raising the current
prices of agricultural produce, particu
Application haa been made to •!
magistrate in the Marlborough street
police court In London for a warrant
for the arrest of Promoter E. T.
Hooley on a charge of fraudulently and
by false pretenses obtaining signatures
to checks and bills of exchange
amounting to over $650,000.
An unknown man was run over and
killed by the cars at Harrison, a small
station east of Rltzviile, Wash., re
Kent T. Stowe shot his wife, Pauline,
dead In their bedroom at their home
in Buffalo, N. Y„ recently. Stowe
then turned the revolver against him
self and sent a bullet through his head.
He was removed to a hospital, where
he died. The polico can find no mo
tive for the crime.
Governor Morrison of Idaho has ac
cepted the resignation of R. H. Davis
as commissioner of Immigration, labor
and statistics and has named T. C.
Egleston of Caldwell to succeed him.
As a result of a neighborhood feud,
William Cooper and his son, James,
are dead, and Sam Barrett severely
wounded. The parties wer» farmers
living near Oleta, Woodward county,
Oklahoma, and bad blood has existed
for over a year. The parties met at a
public well and in the altercation
young Cooper Bhot Barrett In the face
with a load of fine shot. Barrett then
seized a shot gun and killed both the
Coopers. The murderer is In jail at
The Casino was completely destroy
ed by Are recently, says a dispatch
from Trouville, France. The Deau
vllle races had Just ended.
Rawhlded with horsewhips until
blood streaked his back and legs and
great welts appeared from shoulders
to heels and his naked carcass rolled
in tar weed, a harvest hand named Ray
was violently "whltecapped" out of a
threshing crew near Hadley station
in Walla Walla district recently by the
remaining members of the crew. An
alleged attempt to have intimate re
lations with the cook of the threshing
outfit, an elderly woman, was the
cause of the summary punishment.
William Henry, who was sent to the
Illinois penitentiary In 1901 to serve a
14 year sentence for forgery, and who
escaped shortly after, was arretted In
Guthrie, Okla., recently. He married
a short time ago, and quarreled with
his wife, who Informed the sheriff of
Christian county, Illinois, of the where
abouts of the fugitive.
Callender, Idaho had a narrow
escape from destruction by Ore recent
ly. Four buildings were burned and
the balance of the town was saved
only by the liberal use of dynamite.
The Island of Martinique was bwept
by a hurricane of great violence re
cently. Its duration was 10 hours, and
It was particularly severe during two
hours at Fort de France, where It
caused much damage.
GEN. YOUNG IN COMMAND.
Gen. Miles Gives a Farewell Reception
At 12 o'clock Saturday Lieutenant
General Young Issued an order, In ac
cordance with the order of the presi
dent, assuming command of the army
of the United States. Previously Gen
eral Young had taken the oath of of
fice In the war department. At 10:30,
undor an order Issued by Adjutant
General Corbln, the officers of the
army In Washington, Including also
those at Fort Myer, Va., assembled
at the army headquarters and paid
their respects to the retiring lieuten
ant general, General Nelson A. Miles.
General Miles arrived in an undress
coat with no emblems showing his
rank, but with the coat of arms on
hlB shoulders, such as is now pre
scribed to be worn by all officers.
General Young appeared with the
three stars of the rank of lieutenant
general, although he did not actually
become lieutenant general until noon.
The officers were presented to General
Miles by General Corbln, and aUo
were presented to General Young.
General Miles has left for San Fran
cisco to attend the annual encampment
of the G. A. K. The clerks In the of
fice of General Miles presented him
with a handsome sliver loving cup and
a large vase of flowers.
Trophy Goes to England.
i Boston, Aug. 1Q. —The International
tennis trophy presented three years
ago by Dwlght F. Davis of this coun
try goes to England through the unit
ed efforts of R. F. and H. L, Doherty,
who clinched their hold on the trophy
by winning both matches in singles
and scoring In the entire contest four
out of the Ave polnta. Each of the
contests were a full Ave set, H. L.
Doherty, the British champion, de
feating William F. Lamed, the Amer
ican champion, 6-3, 6-8, 6-0, 2-6, 7-5,
while his brother disposed of R. D.
Wrenn, former American champion,
6-4, 3-6, 6-3, 6-8, 6-4.
Outlaws and Marshals Fight.
Guthrie, O. T., Aug. 11.—In a light
between deputy marshals and a gang
of outlaws that took place In the
Osage nation, one outlaw Is reported
killed, another seriously wounded and
Wiley Haines, a deputy marshal, Is
said to have been fatally wounded.
The outlaws are believed to be mem
bers of the Martin gang, on whose trail
the deputies have been for a month.
Buy American Machinery.
Pekin, Aug. 12. —An American Arm
has contracted to furnish the Russian
flour mills with $300,000 worth of ma
chinery. The output of the mills will
be Increased within a year to 1800 bar
rels per day, superseding the aupply
of flour from America.
Sawdust and mill waate Is now
used In papermaking Id Tena.
NINETY LIVES BLOTTED OUT
AWFUL ACCIDENT ON ELECTRIC
RAILWAY IN PARIS.
Trains Broke In Two and Caught Fire
in Tunnel—Panic Ensued—Officials
Excited—Eighty-Two Bodies Have
Been Recovered From Burned Ruins
—Firemen Flooded Burning Mass.
Paris, Aug. 12.—An awful catastro
phe has occurred on the Metropolitan
electric railway which runs mostly un
der ground, in which many persons
are believed to have lost their lives.
One of the trains broke down at
Menilmontant, which Is a pogr and
populous section of the city. This
train was promptly emptied and the
train which followed was ordered to
push it to the repair sheds. On the
way these two trains caught fire, but
the employes succeeded in escaping.
Meanwhile, a crowded train reached
I.es Charonnes, the preceding station,
and the officials seeing smoke pouring
out of the tunnel, gave the alarm.
A panic ensued, the passengers
struggling to escape. Amid the increas
ing smoke many attempted to return
along the line toward Belleville and
The officials seem to have lost their
heads and are unable to say how many
passengers went out. The firemen for
several hours were unable to enter the
station or the tunnel, owing to the
dense smoke which poured out In
black clouds. Meanwhile, tens of
thousands of anxious people gathered
about the station. All the police and
fire engines were on the spot and the
excitement was Intense.
Finally the firemen succeeded in
flooding the burning mass and shortly
afterward they were able to enter the
tunnel. They brought up the corpses
of Ave men and two women, all belong
ing to the working class.
Eighty two bodies have been recov
ered from the trains which were burn
ed on the Metropolitan electric rail
way. The total number of victims Is
estimated at 90.
Senator Heyburn of Idaho was
among the guests of President and
Mrs. Roosevelt last week.
George I). Dwyer of Salt Lake City
was accidentally killed recently while
working at the sugar factory at Idaho
The Vollmer-Clearwater Grain com
pany, which recently bought the fine
grist mill at Kendrick, will start the
mill to grinding on Monday.
The Farrish sawmill, near Anatone,
has been totally destroyed by fire, en
tailing a loss of $6000. The fire start
ed soon after noon, it Is supposed from
a traveler's camp fire which had been
Never has there been a finer crop of
huckleberries grown in Wardner vi
cinity than the present crop, which Is
not only the most abundant, but has
the largest berries. The mountain
sides are covered with them.
The abstract from the assessment
roll for 1903 of Shosbone county,
which has been forwarded to the state
board of equalization by the county
auditor, shows the total valuation to
be $4,776,876.98, as against $6,641,-
915.51 for the year 1902.
Joseph Bland, who was convicted
last week of manslaughter, was given
the full limit of the law when Judge
Morgan sentenced him to 10 years at
hard labor In the state penitentiary.
He was charged with being an acces
sory in the murder of Emma Aubrey.
J. L. Wood by, on the Martin Thomas
placo on American ridge, has Just
completed the threshing of his last
year's bean crop. He has 120 sacks
of flrst class beans. The yield for the
year was about 890 pounds an acre.
There Is about 13 tons of the beans,
which are worth 3 or 3 1-4 cents a
Articles of Incorporation of the Lew-
Iston-Waha Land & Irrigation com
pany were filed recently. The capi
talization Is $1,200,000. The Incorpor
ators Include Senator Dubois, ex-Sen
ator Heltfeld of Idaho and J. G. Train
or, a Chicago capitalist. The com
pany haß acquired Waha lake, located
20 miles from Lewlston, and will util
ize It for reclaiming 35.000 acres of
land. The company's plans also In
clude the construction of an electric
trolley line from Lewlston through the
irrigated district. Work on the Irri
gation project will commence Octo
Fire which started In the boiler room
of the Coeur d'Alene Lumber com
pany's mill at 8 o'clock in the morning
last Saturday totally destroyed the
planing mill, boiler house and some
lumber piles, besides damaging the dry
kiln. For a time the big mill, located
a short distance from the planer, was
threatened, but energetic work by the
local fire department, assisted by fire
apparatus from Spokane and scores of
citizens, coitfined the flames to the
smaller plant. The loss Is about $35,-
000, with $8,000 Insurance. The mill
was owned by the Largey estate of
Butte, and was operated under the
management of G. W. Mason.
Central Miles Cheered.
Cumberland, Md., Aug. 10.—General
Miles, en route to San Francisco, was
given an ovation on his arrival here.
The Union Veteran league and mem
bers of tbe Grand Army were at the
station In large numbers and cheered
the veteran to the echo, while the
South Cumberland band played na
VOLUME VI. NUMBER 34.
The crop outlook at Walla Walla is
The state penitentiary now coutains
Grain yield reports are more en
couraging from Palouse farms.
No other town in the northwest can
boast of as many automobiles as Spo
The new depot of the Northern Pa
cific at Kennewick is well under head
The Spokane city commissioners
have ordered a Decarie crematory
plant to cost $22,500.
No fruit fair, such as was held last
season by the Walla Walla Fruit Fair
association, will be given this autumn.
The Portland Flouring Mills com
pany of Portland has purchased the
entire plant of the Everett roller mills
at Everett, Wash.
Earl I.ongmire, 15 year old son of
George Longmire of Wenas valley, was
dragged to death recently by a run
away horse attached to a hay rake.
The following postmasters were re
cently appointed in Washington: Moh
ler, Erwln Yake, vice Emma Ayers, re
signed; Qulney C. M. Stewart, vice R.
W. Williams, removed.
Prominent hop growers of the Paci
fic northwest are endeavoring to se
cure unity of action among tho produc
ers with tho object of controlling this
season's product and forcing up prices.
If the attendance of Presidents Hill,
Mellcn and Mohler can be secured, the
largest good roads convention ever
held in the west will be held In Spo
kane during the Interstate fair next
The supreme court has handed down
a decision upholding the constitution
ality of the law passed by the last
legislature making the conducting of
a gambling room, resort or game a
The McGlnnls Bros, will run a hack
line between Davenport and Harring
ton, making the round trip once each
day. The stage will leave Harring
ton at 6 a. ni. and return about the
same time in the afternoon.
Susan B. Bacheldor, a girl not yet
16 years old, died In convluslons re
cently at Seattle as the result of tak
ing strychnine. The coroner, after
an autopsy, declares that the drug
must have been taken with suicidal
The entire plant and lumber yard
of the Fllion Saw & Shingle mills com
pany at Port Angeles was destroyed
by a fire recently which was probably
Btarted by a hot box In the planing
mill. The loss was about $28,000, no
Insurance. Tbe mill will be rebuilt.
On Monday, Augiist 3, the mercan
tile Arms of M. E. & E. T. Hay and
David Thomson of the Big Bend will
consolidate, the new firm to continue
business under the name of Thomson
Mercantile company. David Thomson
will be the manager of the business.
The new cutoff connecting Coulee
City on tho Washington Central with
Adrian on the main line of the Great
Northern will be completed by August
15, In time to handle the first ship
ments of the new wheat crop In the
Big Bend country.
C. O. Cobb and H. B. Waterman, res
idents of Spokane, who camo from
Webster, lowa, last spring, have pur
chased 1,120 acres of farm land eight
miles northeast of Watervllle. The
land Is fenced and mostly under cul
tivation. Trice $15,660.
Convict Ed. Bloon was shot In the
thigh In the Jute mill at the state
prison becauso he refused to stop fight
ing with a convict named Stetson, af
ter being ordered three times. Bloon
was not seriously hurt. Since the
Folsom break there has been con
siderable insubordination and unrest
among the prisoners at Walla Walla.
Adjutant General Drain has an
nounced that the annual encampment
of the National Guard will be held at
Camp Welsenberger, near American
lake, beginning September 14 to 24.
The same rules and regulations govern
ing the encampment of last year In re
gard to cooking, bedding, tents and
practice will be observed. All the cook
lag will bo done by enlisted men.
Omn Butten, a trapeze performer,
wait killed at North Yakima In Camp
bell Bros.' show. He wan walking head
downward from a net of rings sus
pended from a board 35 feet from the
ground when one of the straps holding
a ring broke. He fell to the ground
and sustained a crushed skull.
Two Indians were run over and
killed on the railroad near Wapato.
While on their way home from thp
show they became drunk and lay down
on the track to sleep.
J. E. Brown, a prominent real
estate dealer of Garfield, seriously
shot Thomas Turnbow, another real
estate agent, on the streets of Garfield
Sunday morning. Brown was hastened
to Colfax and lodged In the county Jail
to prevent lynching. Feeling against
nrown here Is very bitter and the
shooting Is condemned as an attempt
at premeditated murder. Turnbow wait
unarmed when shot. The bullet en
tered the left breast near the shoulder,
passed Into the body and ranged
through the body to near the spine.
His body Is paralyzed from the waist
CIRCUS TRAIN WRECKED.
Twenty-three People Killed—Thirty In
Durand, Mich., Aug. 10. —An airbrake
refusing to work on the second sec
tion of Wallace Brothers' circus train
caused a rear end collision with the
first section In tbe yards of the Grand
Trunk railroad at an early hour in
the morning. In which 23 people were
killed and 30 Injured.
The colonies of the world have one
third of It* population.