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voted to Adfcmi county and reaourcei of thi Pa olflc north we ft. Circa* late a among proaparooa paopla who p*troniM ad- TortlMra. - $1.50 PUB ANNUM BDOAR DfcWITT OILSON. Editor and Manager. J. RAY THOMPSON. Associate Editor and Foreman. ir -. lil. ~ pfflcea: News Block, C street bet Main - .• ind Railroad avenue, opposite First Na tional Bank. Telephone No. 183. Editors' residence' telephone No. 75. FROnSSIOXAL DR. PASCAL W. YEARSLEY, , DENTIST Room S, Pioneer Bate Bank Building RITZVILLB ................ WABH. Graduate of MedlcarChlrurglcal Col lege, Philadelphia, Pa. Cfown and Bridge Work, Filling. Extracting and Plate Work conforming to the practice of modern dentistry. J. OaCAk ADAMS. Wm.CCoB-ior. ; ADAMS & O'CONNOR, Attorneys and Counsellors at Law. Practice In eU state end federal courts. OBoe: First floor first lUtiouM Bank building RITIVILLE, tTASH. Walter Staser, LAWYER Insurance. . *,v Abstracting. Messy to Lm M Rial Estate. J. 0. Mogan. C. W. Rathbun MOGAN & RATHBUN Attorneys at taw. 0«Mnl practionera la all aourta State and Fadaral. Collections and lnanran<». Bxamin • atlou of title*. ' _ . Office, rooaoal and 10rltman Building. T. Waldo Murphy, ~ Attorney ft Law, Large blocks oHorest reserve,soldiers' additional and scrip (or surveyed government lands, constantly on hand. Room 62-8$ Jamieeon block. Spokane, Wash. O.R.HOLCOMB, Attorney; and Coyasejlor at (aw. Will practice in *U the, U. 8. Courts and Departments and all .Washington Courts. Office Rltfviile, Wash. W W. Sent. O. E. Loreil, Bert Una. ZBNT, LOVELL k LINN, LAWYBRS. Insurance, Notary Public, Money to Loan on real eetato. Office up stairs, first Natl Bank. RttsviUe, Wash. DR. JOHN ADAMS. Physician and Surgeon. Next door to pi-st National Bank, RITZVILLB, - WABH. DR. F. R. BURROUGHS. Physidan'and Surgeon. Office: Second at., between D and B, RITZVILLB, WASH. AUCE C FRENCH United States Commissioner Final proofs taken and filings and other land entriee made. RITZVtLLB, VABH. C L. HOLCOMB, - LAWYER. <Wol fcaetlee la eB State and Oaitei States Oeurts. AMraetlae. real estate law and sasml aattea at Tltisa. Spstialtlas. Office in the Court House. Model Meat Market WHOLBSALB AND BBTAUa ..BUTCHERS.. Vreeh meata, poultry, flab, bat tar aad lard.alwaye lor aale at loweet prtcee. Toar patrossga very kindly aottettad- t t l T. W. Hauschild, President, A. J. Womach, Vice-President, W. W. Zent, Secretary and Treas. Eißptre State Tille.lßSttraacc aad Tnict Compaay Incorporated. Capital, 58.000.00 Directors—J. D. Baesett, T W.'Heoo ehild aad G. K. Lovell. L. R. Kuster, Manager. We nave (ust completed our hooka at great exponas aad they are accurate and reliable. Abstracts promptly, accurate ly and neatly made and aatisfartion guaraateed. Offlos, over First National Bank, Rltayllla, Wr». W. R. CUNNINGHAM, JR, Rest Estate, aad Loan » «— DfOttf. Atoms Cmuttu JXttos Aa earnest advocate in the caaae ft Economy, Progrssatoo, Con—r»«tlini and Reform; the faithful champion and Mender of Truth, Honesty and Justice; the foe of Fraud, Incompetency and Corruption In Public Affairs. TELEGRAPH Ml SUMMARY GULLED PROM . DISPATCHER Ol THE ASSOCIATED PRESS. K Review of Happening* In Beth Saetern and Western Hemlepheree During the Paet Week—National, Hleterloal, Political and Pereonal Evente Tereely ToldL Mrs. Bertha Calhoun Is supposed to have perished In a Are which destroy ed her home in Berkeley, Cal. T. B. Hall, provincial assessor at Victoria, B. C., has been arrested for alleged shortage of $4,500 in departs mental accounts. Albert Johnson, 6 year old child of Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Johnson, has been accidentally hanged in his grand father's barn near Tooele, Utah. Stanley Waterloo, widely known as . newspaper writer, waa knocked down by a mail wagon in Chicago. He is believed to have sustained a fracture of the skull and his recovery is said to be doubtful. The University of Michigan won the Intercollegiate Athletic association meet held on Marshall Held, Chicago, securing 32 points. Chicago was sec ond with 29 points and Wisconsin third with a total of 2. Contempt proceedings of Federal Judge Purnell against Editor Josephus Daniels of the News and Observer, at Raleigh, N. C., who has been In cus tody since Monday for refusing to pay a $2,000 fine, have been dismissed. Cincinnati and New York broke even in the series with a tie ball game Saturday, which was witnessed by probably the largest number of spec tators In the history of baseball. The official count of tbe attendance was 37,223. Tbe purchase by the United States government of the Kahaulka military site, near Honolulu, haa been com pleted, the federal government paying the leaseholders $19,000. The tract includes 1,600 acres. Forts, barracks and camps will be erected upon It. C. P. Elliott, formerly a theatrical manager In killed himself at St. Cloud, Minn., in the dressing room of a theatre. Elliott's business part ner declares that the reason for the suicide waa that Elliott had an unfor tunate love affair, over which be brooded until he became deapondent. Frank T. Young, known on the turf as Caeaar Young, bookmaker, horae owner and atockholder in Paciflc coast race tracks, was shot and killed ih a hansom cab recently at New York. He was on his way to the White Star line pier to join hia wife, with whom he waa to have sailed for Europe. Complying with a request of the house committee on civil service re form, the civil service commission haa prepared a statement showing that the total number of former soldiers and former sailors of the civil war em ployed In the executive departments at Washington, Is 2176, and the wid ows of the veterans so employed 388. The official count of the vote of the International Typographical union for officers has been completed at head quarters. For trustees of the union printers' home Tbomaa McCaffery of Colorado Springs, receiving 16,887 votes and Thomaa F. Crowley of Cin cinnati, with 12,887 votea, were elect ed. James F. Lynch waa reelected presidency a large majority. John Simma, a prominent white planter of Trail Lake. Mlsa., and Wil liam Cato, hia manager, were killed by (wo negroes, Samuel Clark and Van Horn, In a dispute over a trivial matter. The negroee escaped, but Horn waa captured and taken to Le land, where he was lynched. Clark returned to Trail Lake, where he waa shot and killed. The posse shot and killed another negro named Jlajrfleld, thinking he waa Clark. An explosion of the gelatin house of the Hercules Powder works at Pinole, Cal., caused the death of three men. The building and lta contents, valued at about $20,000, were destroyed. The men killed were Alexander McCul lough, John Smith and Ah Young, a Chinese. Three others were Injured, but not seriously. Cadets for West Point. The cadets designated to enter the West Point military academy this month have been announced at the war department. Among them are the following: Idaho—Youir M. Marks, Wentworth H. Moss. Montana—Clin ton B. Lamme, Charles Hoe, Richard BL Cummins. Oregon—Frederick A Barker. Waahlngton—John K. Paw ton, Richard T. Coiner. The Kaw River le Falling. Kansas City, June, 4. —After 10 days of almost contlnuoue leaden sHes the sun -shone over Kansas. With a cessation in the ralna during the past 12 hours moat rivers are gradually fall ing and aeeking their banka, and flood condiUona are improving. Nebraaka Streame Are Pull, Falls City, Neb, June 4.—Continu ous heavy ralna have brought creeka aad rivers In southeastern Nebraaka up with a rush and eauaed the Nemaha to overflow and flood the lowlanda for the third time thla rear. Mora rice is now grown on tkl strip of ooaat from New Oriaana to GalTee ton than Id th* Carolina*. Florida, Ala bama and Miaalaalppi combined. Mining Notes. Twenty miles of ditch and flume are to be built to get water for Tyson placers in Idaho. John A Finch, who has been ill at his home in Spokane for a month. Is reported as steadily improving. After a closedown of six months, the Gold Hunter mill near Mullan, Idaho, has commenced grinding again. A dividend of I} 4 per cent on com mon stock of the Federal Mining and Smelting company has been declared. William Bakka, treasurer of the Red Lodge! Mont.), Miners' union, has dis appeared and $1,064 of the organisa tion's funds are missing. Extensive plans for Increasing the output of the quarries of the Crystal Marble company and for enlarging the finishing plant in Spokane are being made. The convention of the Western Fed eration of Miners has reaffirmed its political action of the 10th and 11th annual conventiona In favor of so cialism. Five dollars a ton for freight and smelting is the new rate under which the Mountain Lion mine at Republic, Wash., will resume shipping its ore to the smelter. T. G. Campbell, aasayer at the Stan dard mill at Wallace, Idaho, was held up at the front door of the mill office and relieved of $90 cash and a watch fob valued at $40. The Hercules won contest. The pe tition of Ambergris Mining company to reopen the case was denied. The *ult Involves the right to a patent on the Anna claim In the Coeur d'Alenes. Seventynhree per cent lead, with a trace of silver. Is the result of sn as say from a sample of ore taken from the recent strike on the Douglas prop erty, In the Pine creek district, Idaho. "I Intend to open up the Black Bear fraction this summer." says Peter Ber ber, mining man of Wallace,. Idaho. The property Is a quarter of a mile from Gem, Idaho, and adjoins the Frisco mine. The Senator Stewart lead-silver mine, near Government gulch, near Wardner, which has recently begun shipping ore, has Installed a Cornish jig to handle the second class and lower grade ore. The United States circuit court of sppeals has denied the plaintiffs' peti tion for rehearing in tbe following cases: The Tacoma Mill company vs. Black Hills A Northwestern Railroad company, Bunker Hill, A Sullivan Min ing company vs. C. T. Jones. W. H. Plummer of Spokane haa tak en a bond on tbe Cougar gold mine. In eaatern Oregon, 12 mllea northeast of Sumpter, and leaves for the east this morning to negotiate with New York and Boston people for the purchase of the mine. The bonding price is given at $600,000. "The Central Idaho Mining bureau, through its members, will aak the next session of the Idaho legislature for $26,000, to build a wagon road from Stites up the aouth fork of the Clear water, and other water couraea to Buffalo Hump," aaya Fred Wood, sec retary of the bureau. The highest price ever heard of for mining atock waa for atock in tbe Na aca mine, In Chihuahua state, Mexico. The quotations on this stock lwre $11,- (too bid and $13,000 asked. The com pany was Incorporated for only 300 shares at the par value of $100 each, and It was « big producer. Jealouay between Butte workingmen and ameitermen'a unlona reaulted re- cently in a visit of 13 wbltecape- to the High Ore mine of the Anaconda Min ing company's group of properties and the serious wounding of James <*aige, a timekeeper, who waa beaten and kicked Into inaensiblllty by masked thugs. The gang of whltecaps waa in search of Morgan Howell, a nonunion man, who professed willingness to al ly himself with the workingmen's un ion but not with the smeltermen. Paige attempted to save Howell and waa assaulted. Howell eecaped In jury. Hundreds of prospectors and mlnera have taken locations wltbln the paat few days on Nipple mountain, about 13 miles south of Cripple Creek, Colo., where a gold bearing dike has .been discovered. Samples of ore from tbe dike which have been assayed run from $12 to $100 a ton in gold. It la estimated tbat 1,000 claims have al ready been staked In tbe new dlatrict. The camp haa been named Bullville, from the null quarts found there in abundance. After 40 hours of desperate effort the party of reacuers at work at the Hackberry mine in the Big Butte dis trict, near Preecott, Aria., came to the bodies of the two imprisoned miners. Mason King and Ferry Hawklna. Tbe men were imprisoned by the lire which broke out at the mouth of the mine. Governor Mcßnde' of Waahlngton t*a appointed William F. Merchant of Walla Walla and L. K. Armstrong of Bpokane delegatea to the seyenth annual American mining congress, which meeta at Portland August 22 to 27, Inclusive. The 'state la entitled to 16 delegatea, and the governor de sires the namea of thoae who wish to go aa delegatea aent him aa soon as possible. Since sluicing began in tbe Klondike on May 8 a royalty haa been paid on 66,788 ouncee of gold, or nearly two tons. This Is the largeet amount ever produced up to June 1 in thla dla trict. Laat year only 11,000 ounces were taken out In a similar period. A win* eaak haa baan built In Call fornla to hold tT,MO gallona. Ita Iron hoop* weigh 40,*00 ponnda. RITZVILLB, WASHINGTON, JUNE 8, 1904. FOURIEEK 111 m LOST EXPLOBION IN DISTILLERY AT PEORIA, ILL. Ruine Took Fire and Spread to Ad joining Bulldinge—Total Loss Will Be More Than" a Million Dollars- Stock Yards Flooded s Foot Deep With Burning Whleky. Peoria, IU., June 6.—An explosion which occurred in the 17 story ware house of the Corning Distillery com pany completely wrecked the building. The ruins Immediately took fire, and communicated to three adjoining buildings, which were burned to the ground. Ten men were buried be neath the ruina and burned to death. Six others were seriously Injured. The loss on buildings and whisky and spir its Btored will approximate $1,000,000. The lire spread to the stock yards where a dozen large cattle barns, filled with cattle for market, were burned. The Misalng. Fred K. Knoll. Louia Behrend. Joe Seyerman. John Hobeker. Louis Sax. William Finley, Jr. E. Brown. M. Crowl. John Lepplng. William Field. The Injured. Adam Werner. Bdw. Werner. Rimer Hogan. J. B. Marshall. James M. Miller. Allle Felnberg. A Seething Caldron. The warehouse, containing 80,000 barrels of whisky, was Instantly a seething caldron, and it waa known that no one inside the big structure could live a moment The warehouae in crushing the small structure nearby set that on nre, and the whisky from the bursting barrels flooded every thing in that section. Large atreama ran toward the river, and in a short time there was a foot of whisky in the cattle pens east of the warehouse. It was burning furiously, and the cries of the 3,200 steers, chfilnm] fast, were pitiable to hear. Their distress lasted but a few moments, however, for they were soon killed, eltner roasted or suf focated by the fumes. The two fermenting houses were speedily destroyed. The flames therat ened the mill and elevator juat acroea the track, where the coetly machinery la Inatalled. However, the Bremen made a winning fight here, and at • o'clock the fire seemed under control. Rimer Hogan waa at work In the warehouae when the collapae came. He was washed out through a break in the building by the big stream of whis ky and carried toward the river, a distance of nearly 75 feet, before be ing lodged agalnat a fence, from which he managed to eacape before the fire overtook him. He waa ao bndly Injured tbat he can not recover. Knoll and Seyerman, who had charge of the men employed In this department, had juat left the building when the explosion and collapse came. Knoll was crushed to the earth and al most Instantly the place where he had fallen was enveloped In flames. it la believed that the government men have all escaped. The gaugera, 16 of whom worked at the warehouae, bad completed their work and gone about 2 o'clock In the afternoon. There were three government storekeepers in the building, but it is reported all of them got out safe. Wsrehouse B, where the explosion that did the. moat damage occurred. <gps an 11 atory frame atructure cov ered with corrugated iron. It was more than 100 by 200 feet In dimen sions. Warehouse A was a three story brick building 100 by 200 feet It con tained about 62,000 gallons of spirits Latsr. Instead of nine dead, as at first re ported, It la now known that 14 men loat their lives in the lire and explosion at the Corning distillery. Trade Report Dun A Co.'s Weakly Review of Trade aaya: Interruptions of Industrial progress by the holiday, labor coafllcta and in clement weather again produced a somewhat unsatisfactory trade situa tion. Yet the money market Is easy and accommodation readily obtained in legitimate business channels. Lla billtlea of mercantile failures are com paratively small, Indicating that most concerns have prepared for a quiet ■asson and are able to withstand a period of diminished sales and tardy paymenta. This conservative attitude la the fundamentally atrong feature of the altuatlon, and when buaineaa re vtvea there will be no preaaure to dia poae of heavy stocka of undealrable gooda. More manufacturing plants have reduced houra or wages, and sev eral atrikea have added to the army of unemployed. Commercial fallurea in the United States were 210. A German Innkeeper on the trwtaa border haa undertaken aa a reanlt of a wager to roll a barrel full of wine acroaa Switzerland and Italy to Rome. Terrible Crime. Cripple Creek, June 7.—One of the most diabolioal deeds in the black re cord of orime whioh forms part of the mining history of this state was com mitted when, by means of an infernal machine, 21 men were killed outright and nine others terribly injured, some of them fatally, at Independence. All those killed and injured were nonunion miners, employed on the night shift of the Findley mine. The men had quit work and were waiting for the subur ban train on the Florenoe & Cripple Creek railroad to take them to their homes in Cripple Creek and Viotor. When the looomotive waa within 16 feet of the depot a charge of dynamite, estimated at 800 pounds, waa set off niderneath the platform on whioh "the men were standing by pulling a wire at the Delmonloo mine, 400 feet away. The result was terrible. Heads, legs, arms and the trunks of the bodies of the men were scattered all round. Blood covered everything on the platform whioh was splintered, and the front end of the depot was demol ished. The injured were taken to the Viotor hospitals and the mangled bodies of the dead, patched together as well as possible.were removed to the coronor's offioe st Victor. A meeting of the mine owners' association has been oall ed. Rewards aggregating many thous ands of dollars will be offered for the apprehension of the criminals and Governor Peabody will be petitioned to send troops to the district. Sheriff Robertson and a detective force have found the machine * hloh aet off the dynamite. It consists of a revolver and 800 feet of steel wire. The revolver- was placed underneath the platform, olose to the powder. One end of the wire waa fastened to a ohair leg, whioh was nsed ss a lever from the Delmonloo property. The men employed on the night shift at the Findley mine, who had juat fin ished work, had gathered on the plat form to board a train and return to their homea when the explosiou oc curred beneath their feet, hurling them in every direction, destroying the de pot and rending a great hole in the earth. A speoial train oarrying physioians, nurses, detectives, riineowners and other personuras dispatched from this oity ss soon ss possible after news of the explosion wss received, and arrived at Idenpendenoe, six miles distant, at 4 o'olook. Sheriff Robertson and other officers immediately began a careful search for olues to the pertrators of the outrage. Although the strike of on ion miners in the Cripple Creek dis trict, whioh began August 10, 1908, and whioh led to the declaration of matial law in Teller oounty by Gover nor Peabody, is still in effeot, good or der haa been maintained for the paat six months and the military rale has been suspended and all troops with drawn. The mine owners with the exception of the Portland oompany.olalm to have as msany men working as they need, and they require all miners to renonnoe allegiance to the Western .Federation of Miners before'giving them employ ment. Denver, June 7.—A reign of terror, brought on by a diabolioal dynamiting plot, followed by rioting and an ss sault upon the militia, exiata in the Cripple Creek mining district Armed men throng the atreeta and oonfiiota are of hourly ooourrenoe. Militiamen are marching hither and thither mak ing arrreeta by the wholesale. A num ber of union mlnera have been placed in themilltary bullpen, and others are being gathered in at frequent intervals. City and oounty officials have been oompelled to resign their ofiloea because of their reputed union sympathy. As near aa oan.be estimated, >9 are dead and a score or more injured as a result of the events leading up to the events above described Portland, Ore., J sue 8. —Or gn, following its precedent of many years, went republican by a majority esti mated at more than 18,000. That it was a decisive victory for the republi can party in this taste and implied in dorsement of the national administra tion isoonoededby the democrats them selvea. BOY, BASEBALL AND RIOT. Four Italians Are Punctured With ~~ Bullets. New York, June 6.—A boy with s baseball started a riot near pier 42, North river, as the result of which four Italians received bullet wounds and were taken to tbe hospital, and 14 of their countrymen are under arreat. Battleehlp Oregon la First Although not officially announced. It la understood tbat tbe order of merit for the battleships in the recent target practice, so far aa completed, is as follows: Oregon flrst and probably winner of tbe pennant, Wiaconaln sec ond and lowa third. Tbe battleship Illinois is now engaged In target pra& tlce In Martha's Vineyard. Cant Cremate a Suicide. The question over the disposition of the body of Allister Evans, Viscount d'Oyley, baa entered a new phase, aa officW having discovered a French law forbidding tbe cremation of per sons who have died of violence. Tbe viscount's family is seeking to arrange for a burial ground. Moacow, Idaho., Jane B.— Lonaso P. Sly, slayer of City Manhal John B. Hays at Troy la Janaary, waa foond guilty of mortar la the aaoond degree by the Jury. IT NEAR WW'S FAIR CROWD HAD GATHERED TO SEE BULL FIGHT. Governor Ordered the Performance Stopped—2soo Men and Boya Un able to Get Their Money Back—Some Fired the Grsndstsnd—Sheriffs After Mob—Fire Engine Stuck In Mud. St. Louis, June 6.—lncensed over their failure to see a "genuine Spanish bull fight," which the authorities had ordered stopped, a riot waa started in an arena near the world's fair grounds this evening by a crowd of 2500 men and boyß who were unable to get their money back and the building was burned to the ground. The price of ad mission charged was one dollar. Four men were placed under arrest by the authorities of St Louis county, charg ed with the destruction of property .The crowd, thinking these men were con nected with the show, made an at tempt to mob them and in their en counter with the deputy sheriffs a num ber were roughly handled and Bome re ceived serious injuries. The building Is said to have cost $1200. It is a total loss, with no insurance. V Governor Had Forbidden It. The initial performance by the com pany of Spanish bull fighters had been advertised widely, but the governor, In response to numerous complaints, or dered that It be. not allowed to take place. - Despite these orders a large crowd assembled in the arena at the advertised time of opening. Before tho regular performance a number of cowboys drove In some bulls which they ran around the arena in true wild west style. The crowd soon became tired of this and called for the bull fight. The announcement waa then made that the bull light would be pro ceeded with. As the matadors came Into the ring a county official stepped up to the announcer and handed him a paper Informing him that the proposed show could not take place. When this became known to the crowd they leap ed into the arena and demanded the return of their their money. Woodwork Set on Fire. Falling to get this, the crowd went to the office, which waa located in a small building outalde tho area, and began to atone the atructure. This was followed by attempts to burn the arena, which Is an Immense building con structed of pine. Bits of burning paper were thrown at the woodwork and finally some one went inside and drop ped a lighted match in a pile of hay under the arena. The whole structure waa soon afire and before long waa in flames. The fire engine that responded to the alarm stuck in the mud and there was nothing to stop the progress of the flames. -The fire department of the world'a fair waa called out to protect the fair buildings should It become necessary, but the wind blew in an other direction. Viotor, Col, June 7.—Rioting broke out in this oity while a mass meeting waa being held to discuss the murder of nonunion miners by means of an in fernal machine at Independence. For ty shots were fired into a crowd iu tbe street. One man was killed and six persons, at least, injured. Desd: R. MoOee of Viotor,shot through the Heart fbe injured: Willam H oak ins of Goldfleid, shot through the body, may die. J. D. Davis, skull fraotured by blow bom revolver; seriously injured. Peter Fleming, shot Fred Sturdevees, engineer at Inde pendence mine. All unknown woman. Beoretary Clarenoe O Hamlin of the Minewoners' aaaooiation, concluding a short address, said: "I want to hear what the boys in the mines have got to say about this trouble." William Hosfcln,a union miner from (Jo Id field, threw up his bauds and shouted: "Let me talk." At thia time the orowd began to hiss Hoskina and ory: "Put him cut" A free for all fight followed and shooting began. Moat of the shots were directed skyward. Hospkins fell with a bullet in his body, and tbe orowd soattered in every direction. Beoretary Hamlin, who had been standing on a wagon, kept on Miking, unmindful of the hailatorm of bullets that whissed about his head. After the first excitement had aomo what oleared away tbe injured and the dying ware gathered up. R MoOee of Viotor, who was In stanlty killed, had been standing oa an embankment 80 feet above the men who had bean fighting, aad waa an In nocent speotstor. Alfred Miller aad J. D. Davis were oairied to the Viotor boepitaL Wreck of Excursion Train. Rossvllle, Ind., June B.—While run ning at a high rate of speed, a Monon excursion train from Hammond to In dianapolis was wrecked here by a de fective rail. The engine and four coaches were thrown from the track aad almost buried In the embankment, but none of the 300 passeagers were seriously Injured. The rails aad road bed were torn up for a distance of 100 feet A part of tbe defective rail which caused the wreck crashed through the floor aad roof of the baggage oar, nar rowly missing doaens of passengers. A ■ pec I*l thankaclrlng Mrrlo* >u held by the ezcnraionUU at a UtUe church near the railroad. RITZVILLE the best town on Mrth- Sure air end pure wet«r 9 le mrden spot of Iwt> em Waahington. VOLUME 7. NUMBER 10. FATAL FLOODS AT DEADWOOO. Three Overflow Creeks Carry Death and Destruction, Deadwood, S. D.. June 6—As a re sult of a heavy rainfall throughout the Black Hills, which has continued for nearly a week, Whltewood. Deadwood and City creeks, passing within the city llmKs. have left their banks, car rying away a number of houses, barns, sidewalks and lumber yards. The Waite building, one of the most substantial in the city, was partially wrecked and the city hall badly dam aged. One large bridge was carried away. Two lives are known to have been lost, Matthew Bender, a young man of Central City, and Guy Shoudy, a farm er near Sturgls. No trains have been able to enter or leave Dead wood since Friday on ac count of washouts. The damage was greatest at Central City, nearly all the business portion of that town being washed away. The Columbus Mining company's plant was among the build ings destroyed. A large number of homes at Gayville, a few miles distant, were carried away and the lower part of the town is under water. It is estimated that the property ion in this city and other Black Hill cities and to railroads will exceed $000,000. The water la still high, but It I* be lieved the crest of the flood haa been reached. Saturday's War Nsws. Reports have reached Rome that the Japanese have taken the first line of defenses at Port Arthur, the Russians offering only weak resistance. It Is also reported that the Russian squad ron at Port Arthur made a sortie, but was driven back by the Japanese. Sunday's News. The St. Petersburg correspondent ot the Parts Matin says he learns from a trustworthy source that the advance guard ot 14,000 men under General Stakelberg sent by General Kuropat kin to the relief of Port Arthur haa al ready reached the entrance to the Lla otung peninsula and the bulk of the army Is following. They will be used, if necessary, to attack the forces un der General Ugo, Japanese general. Monday'* War News. From Cheefoo comes the report that the Japanese armies are now advanc ing on Port Arthur and newa of severe battles for possession of that fortress forthcoming In a few days. Sounds or loud explosions are heard In the vicinity of Port Arthur and the Japanese have the theory that new em placements are being constructed. The Russians are also attempting to eatab llsh communication with their friends by means of a wireless telegraph sta , tion. Tuesday War News. Heavy firing at Port Arthur Was heard yesterday and last night By Japanese it is attributed to blowing up of warehouses by the Russians. News of sortie of Russian ships from Prot Arthur is not at St Petersburg. Kuropatkin is said to have moved his headquarters ott he south of Liaoyang. Peace party in Russia is said to be growing. OVER HEROES IN GRAY. First Formal Memorial Services at Arlington. Washington.—ln the presence of thousands of ex-Confederate and ex- Union soldiers and of numbers of of ficers of the United States army and the 0. A. R., the flrst formal memorial exercises ever held over the grates In the Confederate section of Arlington cemetery took place Sunday. As a re sult of a movement Initiated by the late President McKlnley, the Confeder ate dead now hava been gathered In one large and beantlful circle la the southern part of the cemetery, where the craves have been marked with seperate stones. The exercises were opened with music by the FTteenth cavalry band. In a spirit of good will and fraternity, after the exercises over the graves of the Confederate dead, those In charge of the aervlces repeated them over the graves of the 2,000 unknown Union dead and decorated the graves with flowers. The Rev. Alexander W. Pllaer, pastor of the Southern Presbyterian cbruch in this city and an ex-Confed erate soldier, was the orator of the day. Fire Outs a Big Building. New York.—Fire deatroyed the sev en story warehouse of McKesson A. Robblns, wholesale druggists In Ann street The lire had been burning a long time before It was discovered. It started In the boiler room In the base ment and had gone up through the entire aeven stories before It reached the unahuttered wlndowa on the top floor and waa discovered. The build ing was gutted and practically every thing, the flramen say, muat have burn ed before they reached the scene. The loss will be heavy. Th levee at It Louie Fair. Gold and Jewels to the value of 11000 have been stolen from the Oer man colonial section at the palace at agriculture at the world'a fair. There la no dew. a reward at 91000 has been offered by the German Imperial com missioner tor the return of all the' Jew ela and the arreot and conviction at the thieves. In ail lit pieces at Jew elry were stolen. Seamen on native river craft la Chi na get |J a month, on seagoing Chi nese vessels ft. They furnish their own food.