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A live publication de
roted to Adam« county
and retonrcea of the Pa
eifle northwest. Circa*
latet among protperona
paopla who patronise ad
▼ertlaen.
f1.50 FEB ANNUM
BDUAR DBWITT OILSON.
Bdltor and Manager.
J. RAY THOMPSON,
Aasoclata Editor and Foraman.
Office*: News Block, C (treat bet Main
and Railroad avenue, opposite Firit Na
tional Bank. Telephone No. 163.
Editor*' residence telephone No. 75.
PROFESSIONAL.
DR. PASCAL W. YEARSLEY,
DENTIST
Room S, Pioneer State Bank Building
RITZVILLB WASH.
Graduate of Medtca-Chlrurgical Col
lege, Philadelphia, Pa. Crown and
Bridge Work. Filling, Extracting
and Plate Work conforming to tka
practice of modern dentistry.
J, OSCAR ADAMS. *». O'Con.er.
ADAMS & O'CONNOR,
Attorney* and Counsellor* at Law.
Practice In ell atate end federal courts.
Offloe: First Dior First Natlonel Bank building
RITZVILLE, WASH.
Wal cr Stascr,
LAWYER
luurftDClt Abstracting
Measy to Lean so Real Estate.
J. C. Mogan. 0. W. Rathbun
MOOAN& RATHBUN
Attorneys at Law.
Qtntral practlon«ra In all conrta fltat* and
Fadaral Collections and lnfuranca. Kxamln-
Alton of titlM.
Ofln, roona6 and 7 Qritman Bnlldinf.
T. Waldo Murphy,
Attorney at Law,
Large blocka of forest reserve,soldiers'
additional and scrip for sarvi-yed
government lands, constantly on hand.
Room 62-69 Jamieion block.
Spokane, Wash.
O. EL HOLCOMB,
Attorney and
Counsellor at Law.
Will practice in all the U. 8. Courts
and Department* and all Washington
Courts. Office Ritiville, Wash.
W M. (sal. O. K. Lovsll, Bsrt Linn.
ZGNT, LOVELL * LINN,
LAWYERS.
Insurance, Notary Public, Money to
Loan on real estate. Office up
stairs. First Nat'l Bank.
Ritsville, Wash.
DR. JOHN ADAMS.
Physician and Surgeon.
Next door to First National Bank,
RITZVILLB, • WASH.
DR. F.R. BURROUGHS.
Physician and
Surgeon.
OSes: Second at., between D and I,
RITZVILLB, WASH.
ALICE C FRENCH
United States Commissioner
Final proofs taken and filings and other
land entries made.
RITZVILLB, WASH.
C L. HOLCOMB,
LAWYER.
Will rruttos to sU Mate mt Unite!
■false furls
Atetrastlac, teal sstats la* eat susU
aattsa mt TIUm. ■xsUlHss.
Office in the Court House.
Model Meat Market
WHOUMALB AND RETAIL
..BUTCHERS..
Freak meats. poultry, flak, bat
tar and lard, alwaya tar aale at
loweat prices. Tour patronage
vary kindly solicited I t I
T. W. Hauschild, President,
A. J. Womach, Vice-President,
W. W. Zent, Secretary and Treaa.
Empire State Title, Insurance
and Trust Company
Incorporated.
Capital, *5.000.00
Directors—J. D. Baseett, T W. Hans
child and G. E. Loral!. L. R. Kuster,
Manager.
We nave lust completed onr books at
great expense and they are accurate and
reliable. Abetracta promptly, accurate
ly and neatly made and satisfaction
guaranteed. OfTloa, ever First
National Bank, Rltsvllle, Wn.
V. R. CUNNINGHAM, Jit,
ia4 Loan
Broker.
ttMw lira prompt «tt—Msa.
County Nrius
Am —fsst adrocata la tbo caaao of Bcoaoaay, Progression, Conservatism and Reform; tIM MtfcM cfconptoa ad datsadcr of Truth, Honasty and Juatkj»i. tho too of Fraud, Inconpotaacy and Corruption la Public Affair*.
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THE ASSOCIATED PRESS.
t Review of Happenings In Both
Eaatarn and Weatarn Hemlaphere*
During tha Paat Weak—National,
Hiatorieal, Political and Poraonal
Evanta Teraely Told.
W. E. Stone was stabbed at the
Hermitage in Ogden canyon recently
during a light by Harry Moss, and died.
Senator P. M. Cockrell of Missouri
was run into by a boy riding on %
bicycle at the capital and thrown vio
lently to the ground. Hi* right collar
Done was broken, his left side badly
bruised and he was otherwise injured.
A. C. Jenkins, living six miles east
of Norton, Kan., while beating hia wife
was shot dead by his 11 year old
daughter. Jenkins was no doubt in
sane, as he had often threatened to
kill his whole family.
Governor Pennypacker of Pennsyl
vania has appointed Philander C. Knox
successor of the late United States
Senator M. S. Quay.
Joseph H. Choate, ambassador to
Great Britain, is President Roosevelt's
first choice as attorney general to
succeed Mr. Knox.
Mißs Lena Morton, daughter of Levi
P. Morton of wew York, died recently
in Paris from the effects of blood
poisoning, following an operation for
appendicitis.
Young Peter Jackson knocked out
Joe Walcott in the fourth round of
a 10 round bout at Baltimore.
Lawrence Human, the author, died
recently at Princeton, N. J., of pneu
monia, aged 61 years.
Mayor Harrison of Chicago has an
nounced that no bookmaking would be
allowed at Washington park on Derby
day and that no betting would be al
lowed during the meeting.
Three persons were drowned during
a waterspout which fell near Mill
creek, I. T.
Lord Dundonald, commanding officer
of the Canadian militia and a veteran
of the South African war, must resign
his position or his appointment will
be cancelled by the Canadian govern
ment. The cause of the rupture was a
speech delivered recently at Montreal
by Lord Dundonald in which he said
that the appointment of officers in the
militia waß by political preferment.
The Ottoman government declares
the report published in a dispatch from
St. Petersburg that the porte had con
sented to the passage of the Darda
nelles by the Russian Black sea fleet Is
unfounded.
A concert platform fell and four
hundred children were thrown In a
panic at San Jose, Cal., recently. No
one was Beriously hurt
Three thousand members of the boot
and shoe workers' union, who were
locked out six weeks ago at Chicago,
will return to work.
The General Managers' association
has decided that for the time being
no further concessions could be made
to organized labor employed on rail
roads centering at Chicago.
Mrs. Hannah Ellas of New York has
been discharged on motion of Assistant
District Attorney Rand at the conclu
sion of the testimony of John H. Piatt,
the old millionaire who caused the ar
rest of the negress for extortion.
It is announced that Earl Gray, lord
.lieutenant of Northumberland, has
been appointed to succeed the earl of
Mlnto as governor general of Canada.
Abner McKlnley, brother of the late
President McKlnley, was found dead
in a chair at his home at Somerset.
Pa., last Friday. His death came with
out warning to his family.
It is reported that the sultan Is ready
to concede the brigand's terms and
release Perdicarls.
Louis Etzel, the American who was
killed by Chinese while acting as cor
respondent of the Dally Telegraph, has
been burled at Newchwang, by direc
tion of the American minister at Pekln.
The strike of the employes of the
International Paper company at Olenn
Falls, N. Y., has been settled. It was
a victory for the unions.
Moses Weill, a New York man, has
ended his life with two fatal wounds.
Mrs. Mary Etzel, mother of Lewis
Etzel of Denver, the war correspon
dent who was killed by Chinese sol
diers, will file a claim against the Chi
nese government for (20,000 damages.
Levi Z. Letter of Chicago died of
heart failure recently at Bar Harbor,
Maine He was a Chicago millionaire
and father of Lady Curton.
It is reported that only five of the
nine largest Russian ahlpa at Port
Arthur are capable of going to sea, and
that steam is kept up on only three
of the five sound vessels.
8. H. Wanamaker, a leading mer
chant of Philadelphia, and brother of
former Postmaster General John Wan
amaker, died recently.
Cardinal Satolli has arrived In the
United States.
San Francisco has been chosen as
the next place of meeting of the an
nual convention of the International
Association of Chiefs of Police, and
Major Richard D. Sylvester of Wash-
Ington, D. C., was elected president.
Work Stops en Big Steel Plant
Pottsville, Pa.—A general suspen
sion of work at the Eastern Steel com
pany's plant here, on wblch more than
$6,000,000 has been expended, haa been
ordered. A meeting of the stockhold-
era haa been called to lncreaae the
capital stock to $t,z60,000.
STEAMER SINKS; FIVE LOST.
A Collier Collidea With Passenger on
Quebec-Montreal Run.
Montreal, June 13. —The Richelieu &
Ontario Navigation company's steamer
Canada,abound from Quebec to Mon
treal, came into collision with the Do
minion Coal company's collier Cape
Breton, six mile* below Sorei. Twenty
minutes later the Canada went to the
bottom. At the time of the collision
there were 110 people on board the
Canada. Five were lost; the others
were rescued. Tbose who perished
were:
Alfred Thibeault, the agent of the
company at Quebec.
Two Bona of Alfred Thibeault, aged
12 and 15.
Purser Bonneterre of the Canada.
A man named Hrunet of Sorel is
missing, and it Is supposed that he
perished.
The collision occurred just as dawn
was breaking. The Cape Breton lay
at the entrance of the Lake street pier
channel waiting for daylight so as to
And her way through. She was get
ting under way when the Canada, mak
ing for Sorel at full speed, came into
view. Just what tne collision was due
to and who is responsible for it has
not been determined, for the officers
of the Canada decline to talk.
Saturday War Newa.
General Kuropatklu reports a stub
born engagement near Siuyen In which
aTtillery played a prominent part. The
Cossacks, who were In danger of be
ing flanked, were forced to retire, and
the inference is that Siuyen Is in the
hands of the Japanese.
Russian troops are now being hur
ried f.om Russia to reinforce Kuro
:atkin. The infantry will be ferried
across Lake Baikal, while the cavalry
will make a wide detour.
Sunday War News.
Chinese reaching Chefoo declare a
battle was fought June 9 within seven
miles of the inner works of Port Ar
thur. Port Arthur still stands.
Later accounts o( the battle o( Siu
yen show that the losses o( the Jap
aense must have been considerable.
The Russian retreat was orderly.
Monday's War News.
Rumor in St. Petersburg of a big
naval battle off Port Arthur, in which
two Russian battleships were severely
disabled and (our Japanese warships
were damaged. The rumor tells of an
attack by Japanese, a dash by Russian
torpedo boats to sink a Japanese mer
chantman Bent in to bleck the harbor
entrance, attempt of the Japanese to
cut off the Russian torpedo boats and
a sortie o( the Port Arthur squadron
to succor the torpedo boats.
Admiral Skrydloff reports that he
took the Vladivostok squadron within
30 miles of Port Arthur and bad an
engagement with the Japanese June 7,
returning to Vladivostok with some of
his warships damaged.
Tuesday War News.
It is reported that a naval battle
took place off Port Arthur on Jane 10,
and that daring the engagment Gen
eral Stoessel was so badly injured that
it was necessary to amputate a leg at
the knee.
The osar declares that the war will
be prosecuted even at a coat of a mil
lion men.
Daily skirmishes ooour between ont
poats and it is beliered at St. Peters
burg that henry lighting is imminent.
Japanese forces in Manchuria are
said to be short of supplies.
Russians Trapped.
Newohwang, June 18.—Information
was received here, through heretofore
reliable ohannels that part of the Jap
naese force left at Halantien to check
mate the Russians' southward move
ment to relieve Part Arthur, was at
tacked southeast of Shungmao. After
slight fighting the Japanese made a
false retreat,the Russians hotly follow
ing them, when the Japanese made a
flank movement, catching the Russians
in a trap. The Russians lease* are
plaoed at 800 men. They fell back on
Kaiohou and began to retrest along
the Baimatgu-Taaiohou road. Abont
2000 Russian infantry from Kaiohou
passed through Newohwang today, so
oompanied by a large supply and hos
pital train. The troops appeared to be
flagged out and showed every indica
tion of a long foroed march.
LATE NEWS ITEMS.
Lieutenant Colonel P. Edgarton,
professor of mathematica in the mili
tary academy at West Point ia at the
point of death with an affection of the
heart All of the funotiona with the
graduating exercises will be canceled.
William F. Durand, profeuor of
marine engineering in Siblev college of
Cornell university haa tendered hia re
rignation to acoept the directorship of
the college of meohanioal engineering
at Stanford university, California.
The new freight rate ahednle haa
been fininahtd for Spokane and it ia nn
deratood.is quite favorable to Spokane.
An agreement has been raohed and
article* ringed for a rix round boxing
match between Robert Fitzrimmona
and Jaok O'Brien. The boot will be
held in the open air in Philadelphia
ball park. The men will weigh in at
166 pounds.
There are at present over 6,000,000
Jewe In Russia. It Is estimated that
since the "Laws of May" more than
<00,000 of them bare been driven out
of the Tillages and compelled to In
crease the overcrowding In the ghettos
of the cltlee.
Oermany la probably the moat dense
ly populated wooded country In Eu
rope. Over 25 per cent of the area of
the empire la corered with forest.
RITZVILLE, WASHINGTON, JUNE IS.' 1904.
MM IMS
UNION MINERS FORCED TO LEAVE
VICTOR, COLORADO.
"The Czar," General Bell of Colorado
. State Militia, Order* the Men
Thrown Into New Mexico and Utah
—Union Miners Cared for by Federa
tion—Appeal to Preeldent Roosevelt.
Colorado Springs, June 13. —A spe
cial to.the Oaxette from Cripple Creek
says:
"The Cripple Creek district experi
enced a quiet Sunday. General Sher
man Bell and staff attended divine
services and transa>'<<!d uo business ex
cept what was absolutely necessary.
"Another party of ueported miners
will leave Victor today, their destina
tlon being either New Mexico or Utah
This party will consist of about 100
men. A number of arrests were made
today and the peace commission sal
for a few bourß and passed on several
cases.
"The saloons, are opened tor the first
time in a weak. The closing of the
saloons was one of the factors In bring
ing order out of chaos."
Minera Scatter.
Denver, June 13. —A Republican spe
cial from HoHy, Col., says:
About 10 of the deported miners
from Cripple Creek left here at mid
night last night for La Junta, Col,
Pueblo and Denver. The remainder
are staying in town and are quiet
aad orderly and have been so since
their arrival. They have paid cash
for their meala and lodging and made
their purchases at stores and aeein to
be well supplied with funds (Or im
mediate needs. They are worrying
considerably, over the welfare of their
families who were left behind in Crip
ple Creek, and say that they ' are
willing to leave the district forever
if their wives and children are al
lowed to join them. It is prQbable
that a considerable number ot the ex
iles will go into the country to seek
work on the ranches.
It 1b understood that all the big
mines except the Portland will resume
operations Monday morning with full
forces.
Sand In tha Federal Troop*.
Chicago, June 13.—Organised labor
in Chicago Sunday, through Its central
flbdy, the Federation of Labor, passed
a resolution appealing to President
Roosevelt to send federal troops to
Colorado to restore order In the Crip
ple Creek district. The resolution,
which declares that the Uvea of the
miners are In danger under present
conditions, was mailed to Presidem
Roosevelt.
In pursuance of another set of reso
lutions adopted by the federation, a
telegram was sent to President Com
pere of the American Federation of
Labor tonight, suggesting that be con
fer with labor leaders throughout the
country for the purpose of calling a
general meeting to consider the Colo
rado situation.
A general committee was also ap
pointed by the federation whose duty
it shall be to procure legal advice and
lake whatever action It may deem
proper to aid the Colorado miners.
Miners Not Flrat to Fire.
Rockvale, Wyo., June IS. —Coal min
ers who were In the skirmish at Dunn
vllle when John Carley, one of the
Cripple Creek miners, was killed by
the mllltla, deny the published report
that the miners were first to fire.
Neither were they entrenched behind
rocks waiting for the mllltla, accord
ing to their statement, but they ap
peared on the scene and fled Immedi
ately when they were fired upon. The
miners deny having Bred a shot. They
say it would have been easy for them
to have completely annihilated the
small squad of militiamen bad they so
desired.
Train Struck Automobile.
New York, June 13. —Hounding a
curve at Vancourtlandt park Sunday
afternoon, a train on the Yonkers di
vision of the New York and Putnam 1
railroad crashed into an automobile
owned by George Noakes, a restaurant
keeper. Frank P. Reed, a paper manu
facturer of this city, was killed; the
10 year old daughter of Mr. Noakes
had her left foot cut off by the (rain
and John Spencer, thrf negro chaffeur,
was probably fatally injured. Mr. and
Mrs. Noakes and their alx year old
son escaped with a few bruises.
London Hotels Bar Dowle.
When John Alexander Dowle arrived
at London from Holland be made a
tour of tbe hotels, accompanied by bla
wife and son, and escorted by deacons,
in search of accommodations. Every
where he met with refusal, as the ho
tel managers are afraid of a repeti
tion of the rowdyism which marked
Dowie's former stay. Ultimately, be
ing unable to find lodgings, Dowle pro
ceeded to the Zionist headquarters.
The headquarters have been connected
with tbe police telephones In anticipa
tion of a possible onslaught by a mob.
Ralsull Is Unable to Sleep.
The London Mall's Tangier corres
pondent says Ralsull has received tbe
sultan's letter concerning bis demands
and that, unless tbe bandit formulates
fresh conditions, tbe release of Perdl
carls may be expected soon.
"1 learn," says tbe correspondent,
"that Ralsull is suffering from ner
vousness and Insomnia, and is greatly
depressed by tbe desertion of two ad- {
herenta."
MAY SELL TORPEDO BOATS'.
It I* Possible Owners of Submarine
Boat Have Disposed of It.
The United States governmedt has
received no information regarding .the
reported sale to tne Japanese goVern
metn of the submarine boat Protector.
The host Vks understood to be pre
paring .to compete wjth the Holland
boat Pulton for endurance, speed and
availability as a torpedo boat under
water and awash. Tne Pulton has
had its trial, but the Protectot had
not yet appeared ctn. the course, al
though the lake people bar* not no
tified the department of her .withdraw
al from the contest. So the naval of
ficers do not know Whether she Ib
aboard the Norwegian tramp steamer,
as reported, or quietly practicing W
some feecluded Long Island cove, prep
aratory to the test. But it makes little
difference from an international vleyr,
what has become of this boat, In the
opinion of the state department, since
Hamilton Pish, when secretary of
state, laid down an opinion to the ef
fect that a torpedo boat capable of be
ing carried on the deck of a ship
might properly be regarded as an artl-.
cle of merchandise, and so might be
sold by a belligerent without violation
of neutrality, but subject to the risk of
seizure on the high seaa. . « * •
From the generaf tenor of (Mr. Voo
hee*' recent statement there can. no
longer be any doubt that the Proteotor
lias been sold and that she will beoome
the property of the Japanese.
USE TH6 HALF ROUND fIE.
Railroads May Cut Down Big Itam of
Expense.
Washington.—After a study and re
search covering a period of many years
the bureau of forestry last been
able to announce ine success of a new
form of railroad tie, "the- half round
tie," which. It is claimed, will greatly
minimise maintenance expenses and,
in conjunction with the introduction of
appliances known as screw spues and
screw (lowalu, bids fair to become a
great blessing to the railroad ftidustry
of this country. Arrangements iu-e al
ready under way for the extensive In
troduction of the appliances, the need
of which has been felt so pronounced
ly of late.
The government report recently sub
mitted contains some valuable Infor
mation on this subject, and If 'saysr
The annual consumption of ties on
203,132 mliesof railroad track la Alrf
country is 114,000*(t00, and It Is yearly'
becoming harder to meet this demand.
I* •
GROCER'S MISTAKE.
Put Gasoline In Vinegar Jug—Fatal l
Explosion.
Kansas City.—A mistake of a grocer j
In filling a customer's jug with gaso
line when vinegar was asked tor re
sulted In an explosion at the home of
Antone Schoen In this city, which
caused the death of oriie person and the
Injury to three others 4 • '
The dead: Mrs. Barbara Schoen,
aged 62 years. Injured: Helen Schoen,
aged 4 years, burned on right side;
Antone Schoen and Charles Bchoen, j
hands severely burned.
News. -e
In the recent metropolitan champion
ship lawn tennis tournament at New
York Miss Hall of California won. the
woman'B singles, In which she defeated
Miss H. Homans in the final mateh In
two sets.
The billiard match between Schaefer
and Cure at Paris alt 3,000 points, it'
Inch balk line, two shots In, was won
by Schaefer by 12 points. The winner
ran out with a break of 83. . .. •
The doctor who Is attending Jeffries'
Injured knee says Jeffries must be
careful and take good oare of the In
jured member. There will be no post
ponement of the fight with Jtonroe,'.-'
As a result of the controversy qver
the style of rifles used by the Ameri
can team In the match for the Palma
trophy, last July, the executive com
mittee Of the National Rjfflfe assocla
Hon, by unanimous consent, has decid
ed to return the tropny at once.
Manager Walter Wllmot of the Butte
baseball club announces the signing ,pi-
Cy Vasolnder, wbo last year pitched
for the Cleveland Americans. Pete
Dowllng will meet the Butte clubs at
Salt Lake. a
W. K. Vanderbllt's Marigold won the
summer handicap at Paris.
Oregon Boy Is Best Orator. .
' Eugene, Ore. —Great was the re
joicing of tbe University of Oregon
students when tbeir champion, James
W. Mutt, '06, was awarded first place
in the third annual Interstate orator
leal contest. The subject of the win "
nlng oration was ' The Patriotism of
Revolutionary Soldiers."
Mott van given a ciose race by J., l-<
Adkinson, '06, University of. Idaho,
with "Alexander Hamilton" as his sub
ject. The man from Idaho has a force
ful, winning delivery. Morris D. Scrog
gls, '05, University of Washington, also
made a favorable Impression. His sub
ject was "John Howard, Apostle of
Humane' Spirit."
Rush Statue Is Unveiled.
President Roosevelt has accepted on
behalf of tbe government a bronze
statue of Benjamin Rash, the eminpat
physician and statesman and'signer of
the declaration of Independence. Tbe
statue Is the gift of tbe American Medi
cal association, and Is located In the
grounds of the United States navy
museum of hygiene and medical
school, formerly the naval observa
tory.
fiISAIMVAL BATTLE FOUGHT
RUMOR THAT TWO RUSBIAN AND
FOUR JAP BATTLESHIPS SANK.
•». *•"
Jap* Lost Two Battaliona While Mak
'"B .a Flank Movement on Land—
Walked Into Russian Ambuscade—
Russians Withdraw Without Losing
a Man—Naval Battle Fierce.
St. Petersburg, June 13 —Rumors are
In circulation here that a groat naval
battle has taken place off Fort Arthur
in which two Russian au'ri four Japan
we battleships were sunk. No con
irmatlon of the rumor can be obtained.
Lose Two Battalion*.
Haicheng. Manchuria, June 13.—A
flanking movement of the Japanese
around the Russian left from Feng
wancjieng, was repulsed with a loss of
two whole battalions.
'"A large Japanese force moved out
the morning along the Pengwan
cheug and Haicheng road. The Rus
sians had a force strongly posted in a
ravine 30 mile* southeast of Haicheng.
The Japanese were preceded by two
battalions, who .walked into the Rus
sian ambuscade. They received a mur
derous ritte**n<r artillery fire at close
ranand'Wtft wiped out, only one or
two escaping. The main Japanese
force, which was greatly superior to
the Russian force, wied to outflank the
Russians, who drew off without losing
a man. The Japanese, closing in, found
the ravine vacant Save for their own
dead.
■Naval Battle Was Fierce.
• H'ls reported at St. Petersburg that
a fierce navfcl battle has taken place
off the entrance to Port Arthur har
bor, in which the battleship Retvizan
and the cruiser Bayan were so badly
damaged that they had to be beached
to prevent their sinking. The Japan
ese are reported to have lost four ships
during the encounter, hut whether they
weru sunk or simply ad b&dly damaged
t ,were compelled to withdraw
is not known,., „
According to the report the Japan
•ese made an attack undercover of the
darkness in'tlie early morning Sun
day and attempted to sink merchant
men in the harbor to block. the en
trance. -They were' discovered and
the. shore, batteries opened
The, e»«prtlng qquadron replied ' and
poured in a hot fire on the forM. w Sev
eral Russian 'torpedo boats Milled
forth and sank a sieamer,.wbich was
close InaMare And- headed directly for
the harbor entrance.
Two Japanese oruipers attempted to
cut' the fcujiqlan torpedo craft off, and
the ennfe' Russian squadron made a
sortie and attacked the Japanese. A
battle followed, In which some: of the
ships came so close together that their
big gun batterlea were practically use
lew}. Finally the Japanese squadron,
seeing that It, was impossible tb ac
complish Itj, purpoaf,>drew off, 'And
the remh'a'nts of the RussVin fleet re
tired 1 ttfto the haroor. ft ,
According to the report, £he damage
to the Hetsivan and the Dayan Is ex
tremely .serious. This Is considered
very 'unsatisfactory at this time, as
the battleship had Just been repaired
and placed in commission, after being
dlsa»le*%lM* tflfe' 'commencement of
However, the fact that the
Japanese, tost, four vessels. at least twp
of which are supposed to have been
SatUesklpa. Indicates that the Russian
upnern U%»e recovered their nerve
and can be depended on to glvtf a good
account of tbemsalYeaJn future naval
A.MARTY* PRESIDENT YRIBUTE.
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Wrasttia -Placed on Tombs of
Lincoln ft id McKinley.
SimultMMoupJy last .Saturday 'floral
WMalbs or similar deulgn were placed
ok'the casket containing the body of
.he late President McKinley In the
receiving vault of the Wes.leyan cem-
«tary at Canton, 0., and on the tomb
it President Lincoln at Springfield, ill.
fhe Lincoln league of St.- Louis pro
vffled both wreaths, following ad an
nual eustom. . i' •
Norlhwast Note*.
It (s expected, that Senator Hey
jiurn will deliver the Fqurtji pf July
oration at Wallace.
The dead Body of Thomas W. F. Sut
tie, a cook, waa found In k boxcar .four
miles, east from Huntington Sunday.
A report was received at Asotin that
the body, of FiW Abel, Who'was drown
ed Jp the Orand Ronde river three
weeks ago, had been found by William
Miller'about 30 miles below where he
was drowned. „
■ ' Thinking be was projecting himself
jMVinot some disease,, jflfith
which-b»-bad eosse In"contact'. Joseph
Peachey, • farmer living a 'mile 6orth
of Spokane, took half a, cup of for
maldehyde and "sbon afterwards died
from, convulsions.
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Metcaif OKM Position.
. -.Washington, June 14! — Victor H.
Metcaif of it ia Virtually
admitted.by ljlgh-administration rfflte
ials, baa been offered the position in
the cabinet as secretary of oommuroe
and labor, to snooeed Mr. Oortelyon,
who npecti to retire about July I.
Representative Metcaif baa no yet
signified bis acceptance or declination
of the place.
Rev W. B. McFarland died at Lew
is ton recaatly, la hla UU year.
RITZVILLE
the beat town on earth—
Rure air and pure water,
le nrdcn apot of fiaat*
ern aahlngton.
VOLUME 7. NUMBER 20.
KILLED THE BABE.
Grandmother Tried to Cover Up Crime
by the Act.
Spokane. June 13.—"Yes, I killed the
baby. I choked him with a string, and
it's there on his neck yet."
Slowly and with much difficulty, but
with a lack of feeling abnormal iu a
woman and a motner, Mrs. Jeannette
Harris, wife of u. R. Harris, living
on a 10 acre plat one mile out of North
Yakima, Wash., admitted the murder
of her infant grandson—a murder dune
in a shocking manner two days after
birth to shield the character of her
daughter. Pearl Harris, aged 19 years.
In the chili gray of the dawn yester
day, crouched under the shelf of a
bank cohered with rank weeds, within
10 feet of the body of the murdered
Infant.
The woman came to Spokane Sat
urday, arriving here in a Pullman car
shortly after 2 o'clock. She l>orc with
her a 2 days' old infant and while In
the Pullman coach attracted the at
tention of the conductor and porter
by her strange actions.
It Is the belief that the woman was
demented.
WRECK.
By a beadon collision occurring in
the yards of the Northern Pacific rail
road at Tioot Creek, Mont .early Mon
day morning Engineer William A.
Brown, residing at E 131 Fonrtli ave
nue, Spokane, was killed. It is re
ported that bis fireman, was injured,
but the report can not be verified.
| Engineer Brown was at the throttle
of a.belping engine on the front of an
eitra eastbuund freight engine which
Engineei Brown was running wu
light, and was telescopen between the
two heavier freight engines.
Officials of the railroad cannot say
at this time if there were any others of
the train injured, but it is thought
there were on others seriously injured.
A. Beamer, superintendent of the
Spokane division, left immediately for
het scene of the acoident, and is now
at Trout Creek. The body of the dead
engineer w ill be brought to Spokane.
ARRESTED.
Denver, Col., June 16.—C. G. Kenni
son, president of the Miners' Union,
No. 4, of Cripple Creek, has been ar
rested by City Marshal Moore of Gold
field as he was going to the headquar
ters of the deported miners in this city.
The ohaTge against him at murder,
for alleged connection with the blow
ing np of the Indepenence depot.
Kennison did not resist arrest, bat
after his arrest got into an altercation
with Moore and the marshal struck hia
pri«ou«r oyer the head with a gnn,
making a aoalp wound.
Kenniaon declared that he knew
nothing of the explosion and lent for
William D. Haywood, secretary of the
Wee tern Federation of Minera. An at
tempt will be made to aeonre a writ of
heabeaa eorpua for Kenniaon and pre
vent hia removal to the juriadlotton of
Adjntmt General Bell.
The sheriff's oflier here hu a number
|of warrant* for other men who are
wanted at (.'ripple Creek.
DROWNED.
Pomeroy, Wash., Jane 14.— Beitha
Parker and Mabel Dinklns, SO year old
igrls, were drowned Monday morning
in a backwater slough on the bchneck
loth place on Snake river,at the month
of Leadman creek.
The girls, had risen before 'the
boh neck loth family was np and went
Halting in a skiff. There was no eye
witness to the acoident. It
that in attempting to land, the boat
slid oat from pnder them as they tried
to step ont. Both bodies were recovered
about two hoars afterward by Jack
Carmiere and Gas and Jim Schneok
loth by draging the slough. The girla
had been visiting at the Hchneoaloth
ranch.
Tried to Kecape.
' Columbus, Ohio, June IS.— An at
tempt was made by four of the nine
oondemned men at the penitentiary to
escape at 1 o'olook in the the morning
by overpowering the guard. The guard
was badly beaten bat two guards from
the hall came to his aid and the pris
oners were foroed back into their cell
and looked up.
Boy Fall Six Stories.
Salt Lake, June 13. —John Rees, IS
years old. was Instantly killed by fall
ing six stories down the elevator shaft
of the McCormlck building. Bees was
employed as elevator boy. He ran the
elevator to the sixth floor and stepped
out, leaving the door of the cage open.
The elevator began to work upward
to the seventh story. Hearing the
bell, Rees hurried back and stepped
Into the open shaft.
Heroic Fireman Save* Child.
Qua Kngleke Is today the hero of
the Ban Francisco Are department. At
the rlak of his life be fought his way
through flames and blinding smoke at
a lire and rescued 4 year old Masso
I .audio, who had been left alone in
the burning building.
-He threw hi* own rubber coat over
the child and saved it, though on re
turning tq the street he fell fainting
into the arips o< hla companions.
Injured In a Train Wreck.
Minneapolis, June 14. —As a result
of a collision between a heavily loaded
excursion train on the Minneapolis ft
St. Ixiula railroad and an empty North
ern Paclflc passenger train three paa
sengera were Injured and several more
or leas ahaken up.

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