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An earnest advocate In the canaa of Economy, Progression, Conservatism and Reform; the faithful champion and defender of Truth, Honesty and Justice; the toe of Fraud, Incompetency and Corruption In Public Affaire. FOUR NORTHWEST STATES (.ATE NEWS OF THE PAST WEEK BRIEFLY TOLD. choice Selection of Intereetlng Items Gathered From Exchangee—Culllnge From Waehington, Idaho. Montana and Oregon—Numerous Aceldente and Pereonal Happenings Occur. WASHINGTON NEWB. Richard Patterson has been held for trial in the superior courl at Asotin (or shooting Perry Wahlrip at Grouse June IC. Bunds were fixed at $2,000, which he furnished. The statue of a union soldier, mus ket in hand, is being bought by the G. A. R. of Pomeroy. The statue is to be erected in a public place in that town. It will be unveiled on July 4 with appropriate ceremonies. State Senator W. W. Tolman of Spokane will be one of the principal speakers at the grangers' picnic and livestock show to be held in Lyle's grove, seven miles south of Pullman, beginning Thursday, June 30, and clos ing Saturday evening, July 2, The State Federation of Woman's clubs has adjourned their eighth an nual meeting. Next year the annual meeting will be held in Walla Walla. The president elected a year ago holds over. The second annual three day picnic of the pioneers of Lincoln county, held on the grounds of the pioneers' asso ciation on Crab creek, was a complete success. The heavy frosts of last week did considerable damage in the Big Bend. Christian Endeavorers from all over Washington and Northern Idaho met in Spokane last week for their annual convention. A man named Ross was recently drowned in the Columbia 14 miles north of Bridgeport. The congregations of the First Pres byterian and Cumberland Presbyterian churches In Walla Walla have unani mously voted to consolidate the two bodies. Fire in the business part of Chelan caused a loss of $10,000, Insurance $4,000. The flames broke out In a barber shop owned by Richardson & Hunt. Preparations have been completed for the national encampment at Amer ican lake, which is to extend from July 7 to July 21. The maneuvers will be under the supervision of Brigadier General Funston, U. S. A., and will be performed under the guidance and In structions of a board of eight umpires. The Pacific Coast Lumber Manufac turers' association has decided to rec ommend curtailment of the output of all mills in the state, whether mem bers of the association or not, business interests demanding it, owing to the condition of the market. Masons of Olympia, together with many invited brethren from all parts of the state. laßt week celebrated the 50th anniversary of the laying of the cornerstone of Its historic temple, nearly the oldest on the Pacific coast. Wheat cutting began Monday north of Walla Walla, the first, sb far as known, to be done in the county. The Stevens County Old Settlers' picnic will be held June 30. Definite orders have at last been Is sued to the Jenth infantry directing that the first and second battalions of the regiment proceed from the Presi dio near San Francisco to their new posts, Fort Lawton, at Seattle, and Fort Wright at Spokane. The waterworks at Newport have been started. OREQON ITEMS. Portland is to have a half million dollar packing plant in connection with the campaign of the Independent Pack ing company against the beef trust. Wool sales of 333,000 pounds oc curred one day last week at Heppner. to nine buyers. Prices ranged from 10 cents for heavies to 15 % cents for lighter grades. The strawberry season Is about over around Freewater and Milton, and tbe big rush is in cherries. The congregation of bishops and reg ulars at Rome has received the peti tion against Most Rev. Alexander Christie, archbishop of the Oregon dio cese, accusing him of not being suffi ciently orthodox. Wlls Deal, one of the old settlers in La Grande valley, who was convict ed of horsestealing and sentenced to four years in the penitentiary and serv ed 18 months, has been pardoned by Governor Chamberlain. Miss Mae Mason was elected queen of the Fraternal carnival at Portland, but Miss Mason will not be the queen. Her friends have induced her to re sign on account of her health, and a large sum of money spent for votes by her father will be returned. Word was received in Heppner that the Heppner-Canyon City stage was held up by three masked men. The stage was carrying the mail and three passengers, when three highwaymen emerged from the timber on the moun tain, between Monument and Canyon City. They demanded the United States mail, and told the occupants of the stage to band over their valuables. Just how much money was taken is not known. The robbers took three mallaacks, mounted their horse* and now are at large with hardly a clew to their Identity. IDAHO ITEMS. The three year old son of Mr. and Mrs. F. M. Roberts of Pierce City, was | severely burned and died from the re sult of his injuries the following day. The child was burned by his clothing catching fire from matches. Claude C. Covey has been retired as superintendent of the Indian school at Neah Bay reservation and goes to Lem hi, Idaho, to succeed Superintendent E. M. Hearian, resigned. Ray Hilton, the Northern Pacific bridge carpenter who sustained a bro ken back by falling from the "S" bridge near Mullan, was taken to Mis soula. No hopes are entertained tor his recovery. Bradley Edmundson, one of the best known residents of Washington, coun ty, has been missing since May 20. Foul play is suspected. Lewiston gets the Northwest Christ ian Endeavor convention to be held two years hence. The cherry shipping season is over, and fruit shipments from the Lewis ton section will be small in amount un til peaches come in. The board of examiners for the Cecil Rhodes scholarship to Oxford has awarded the Idaho scholarship to Law rence H. Gipson of Caldwell, Carol A. Foster of Weiser was awarded second grading. The citizens of Mullan have raise? $500 to be distributed to the winners of the various sports which will take place here the Fourth of July. Wal lace, Wardner and Kellogg will hold celebrations. The passenger steamer Dixie, own ed by the Coeur d'Alene & St. .100 Navigation company, was sunk beside the dock at Coeur d'Alene Saturday by a lumber barge ramming It while being towed to the dock. Abe Tharp, a rancher, residing 30 miles below Weiser, on the Snake riv er, has been placed under $1,000 bond, charged with assault with a deadly weapon on Phil Kitsch, H. Stubblefield, J. E. Williams and another, name un known. The land in dispute is claim ed by Tharp and Kitsch. The man who held up and robbed the stage near Sliver City was cap tured about 10 miles from Jordan val lev, Oregon, by Tom Skinner and an other man. The robber gave his name as William McNally and said he was a stranger in that section, having re cently arrived from Battle Mountain, Nevada. Haying has been in progress In the river bottoms and on Lewlston flat during the past two weeks, and cutting and threshing of barley will com mence in the next 10 days. Wheat harvest will be commenced on Lewis tpn flat a week later. Farmers report that grain on the flat and benches south and east of here never looked better, and tnat the prospect is that the wheat crop will average fully 3U bushels an acre. MONTANA NOTES. An Intermittent suowstorm occurred in Butte last week. Montana is no longer a missionary district of tne Episcopal church. The Episcopal diocese of Montana has suc ceeded it with the Rev. L. R. Brewer of Helena as bishop. Attorney Jesse B. Poote, acting for the socialists, has secured an injunc tion against the city council of Butte restraining that body from appropriat ing $1,000 for a Fourth of July cele bration. All over Montana the work of tak ing the wool off the backs of the sheep is in progress, and in a few weeks the business of marketing the fleeces will be in full swing. Delegations from Flathead, Snarfe, Chippewa. Blackfeet and Lemhi tribes of Indians are in attendance at the "sacred" dance given this year by the Crees at the Hump, about 14 miles west of Butte. Several persons in Sweet Grass coun ty have recently had impressed upon their minds that something is not ob tained for nothing. These persons en tered into a guessing contest conducted by a Arm in New York. As the result of a combined protest of ministers of Missoula, who object to being worked overtime on Sunday, undertakers of the city have joined with the clergy in the adoption of a set of resolutions which bar ail funer als on the Sabbath. Three masked robbers held up a Butte saloon, compelling the proprie tor, William Evans, and four men to throw up their hands and face the wall while their pockets were being rifled by the bandits. About $200 was secured. The Butte Jury in the case of O. W. Neal, charged with the murder of Robert Robertson, returned a verdict of manslaughter, fixing his punish ment at five years In the penitentiary. Robertson was stabbed by Neal March 22. dying three days later. Marshal William McCann of Helena shot and fatally wounded William She raer, a typical example of the "yegg" criminal class, while the latter was at tempting to escape from the officer. Richard J. Flnnegan. who was found nearly dead from bullet wounds in a house near Mount Moriah cemetery at Butte, died soon after. Before he died he made a statement that Mrs. Eliza beth Morrison shot him four times while be was asleep. She refuses to talk. Governor Toole has pardoned Wil liam Walton, convicted 20 years ago of the murder of John Edwards, near Deer I-odge, and sentenced to the peni tentiary for life. The pardon is the result of the confession of William Miles, made at Kansas City, June 13, when he admitted having killed Ed wards. The history of Iceland for 1,000 yea:s records but two thefts. RITZVILLE, WASHINGTON, JUNE 29, 1904. TELEGRAPH DEWS SUMMARY CULLED PROM DIBPATCHEw OF THE ABBOCIATED PREBB. \ Review of Happenings In Both Eastern and Weetern. Hemlepheroe During the Past Week—National, Historical, Political and Personal Events Tersely Told, George B. Cortelyou has been chos en chairman of the republican national committee. It is announced that the republican campaign would be formally opened on August 1. Class day, the greatest festival of the year at Harvard university, was observed Friday. A congress of Indian educators was held at the St. Ix)uis exposition from June 27 to July 1. A strike of the New York carriage and wagon workers' union, for a new wage scale, has been declared off. H. E. Huntington has tendered his resignation as vice president of the Southern Pacific Railroad company. The Canadian transcontinental rail road bill has been read a third time in the senate and passed by a vote of 26 to 13. Hon. James A. McKenzie, former congressman from Kentucky, Is dead. He was known everywhere as "Qui nine Jim." Lord Brilliant, the famous show horse owned by W. T. White of Cleve land, Ohio, has been purchased by John Gerken of New York. Commander A. G. Kellogg fell from a fourth story window in the Monroe hotel in Portsmouth to the sidewalk, sustaining injuries from which he died. Marcus Crahan of Providence, R. 1., has plead guilty to printing and pass ing counterfeit bills, and was sentenc ed to 15 years hard labor at Atlanta, Ga. Secretary Francis of the transmls sissippi commercial congress has is sued the call for the annual conven tion to be held In St. Louis September 10-17. The American Federation of I>abor has taken up the flght of the Western Federation of Miners in Colorado and will give it financial and moral sup port. The striking Indian salmon fisher men remain firm in their refusal to fish in the Skeena this season unless the canners gran' them 10 cents per fish on lays instead of 7 cents. Seth Elds, at one time the union reform candidate for president, and master of the national and Ohio gran ges. fell from a cherry tree on his farm at Waynesville, Ohio, and died. A fearful disaster marked the con test among sailing cutters from the German warships in the regatta. A sudden gale sprung up and capsized over 100 of the contesting craft It is believed that five of the crews were drowned. Judge Winchester, of Ottawa, Ont., under the provision of the alien act. has recommended the deportation of certain employes engaged on the sur veys of the Grand Trunk Pacific. These persons are now returning to the Unit ed States. Secretary Taft has issued an order making the terms of the Dingley act as to tariff rates applicable to the canal strip on the Isthmus of Panama. He also issued an order providing for the establishment of postal offices on the canal strip. One passenger was fatally injured and a dozen more or less seriously in jured in a collision between a Lima city streetcar and a Western Ohio special. The dead: Lorena Nichols Kipling, or Kippens, of Spokane Wash., aged eight years. Fearful of the results of an opera tion for appendicitis, Rev. Charles Montgomery Hodge, aged 71 years, a native of Arkansas and the Episcopal minister in charge of King City and Jolon districts, Cal., committed sui cide by blowing out his brains. The swift, sure current of public opinion for the second time in the his tory of republican conventions resulted in the selection of a national ticket without a dissenting vote. Theodore Roosevelt for president and Charles W. Fairbanks for vice president receiv ed every vote in the convention. William Miles, who confessed that he killed John Edwards in Montana nearly 20 years ago, has been releas ed by the Kansas City police and has disappeared. He said that the homi cide was justifiable and that he would be acquitted on trial. He will make no further effort to be tried, however. Charles Swayze, employed by a Jlfe insurance company and formerly as sistant superintendent of the Detroit bouse of correction, recently shot Miss Effle Alvord twice while the couple were in a private office in the com pany's suite on the 11th floor of the Chamber of Commerce building, and then jumped from the window him self. Hp was picked up and died as he was carried Into the lobby of the building. Miss Alvord was shot in the neck and wrist, but not seriously hurt. Mult Not Raise the Price*. Vladivostok. —The commandant of the port has issued a notice warning the local merchants not to arbitrarily raise the prices of the necessaries, as It is alleged some of them were doing. "I see Jennie Caylelgh Is to under go another operation." "Dear me! Appendicitis again?" "No. She's going to have her hus band amputated.''—Town Toplca. LATE NEWS ITEMS. John Alexander Dowie, the leader of Zion City. 111., has returned to Chicago. Mark Twain (Samuel L. Clemens) has sailed from Naples for New Yorn. Speaker Cannon is to take a sea voyage, as he says his health requires a change. I The democrats of North Carolina i have nominated Robert B. Glen for governor. The mystery which surrounds the uisappearance of Kent J. Ixwrois is no nearer solution. The president has refused to par don George Clon Gusho, convicted in Alaska of murder. Bumper crops of grain, fruit and vegetables are in sight for the Wasu ington farmer this year. Judge C. T. Gavin of Raton, N. M., has been appointed reading clerk of the democratic national convention. Anthony O. Gallagher, a San Fran cisco striking stableman, was shot and killed by James Smith, colored, a non union engineer. The welcome extended to Senator Fairbanks Saturday by the people of Indiana on his return home from the republican convention at Chicago, was very flattering. Thomas A. Vernon, widely known among college men because of his work in the interests of the Greek letter societies, is dead. The state department does not con template any reclamations upon the Moorish government on account of the Pardicaris incident. Fire, supposed to have been of In cendiary origin, at Cleveland, Ohio, earned losses aggregating $300,000 la the lumber district. Miss Helen' Keller, the gifted deaf and dumb and blind student at Rad cliffe college. Hoston. lias broken down and Is reported on the verge of ner vous prostration. The statement that Field Marshal Oyama has been appointed viceroy of Manchuria was incorrect. He is ap pointed to the supreme command of the Japanese armies in Manchuria. The steamer Bever, the first to cYoss the Pacific ocean under her own steam, in 1835, lying wrecked at the mouth of Vancouver harbor for 12 years, Is to be raised by the city of, Vancouver and placed on exhibition at Stanley park, with a placard reciting the his torical event in which she took part. The south bound Twentieth Century Limited on the Big Four Jumped the track near Delaware, 0., while run ning 00 miles an hour, and the en gine, baggage car and one coach turn ed over on their Hides in the ditch. Knglneer S. K. Shepard anil Hichard O'Neill, baggagemaster, were killed. SI. Petersburg.—'The American com mercial agent at Vladlvostock, tele graphs that a supplementary order of the military conimaniler at Vladivos lock permits the Inhabitants to remain in the city on condition that they de posit 42:! pounds of flour, 72 pounds of buckwheat and 27 pounds of salt as a guarantee of their ability to withstand eventualities. ARMY VANCANCIES. Washington, June 211. —The assign ment of a large class of West I'oint graduates to regiments in the army has not filled all the vacancies, and it is probable that there will be about 20 to be filled by appointment from civil life. There are 78 vacancies in the grade of second lieutenant, atfer deducting the assigned graduates. Of the vacan cies, .11) are in the infantry, 10 in the artillery and 211 in the corps of engi neers. A large part of these vacancies will be filled under front the list of army candidatse now under instruction at Fort Leavenworth, but, after allowing for all present candidates, it la thought there will be room for !iO appointments from civil life. EXPLOSION. Philadelphia, .Tune 28.—Four thou sand men will be dischargd from the Baldwin locomotive works within the next few Hix thousand have al ready been dropped from the com pany's service and the working force will soon be reduced to 6000. The greatest number ever employed isbaout 16,000. These statements were made by an officer of the company. The places of the 300 men in the boiler workß last week were filled by the mnnagemdent from 8000 men recently discharged. The action of the management ia doe to lack of orders for locomotives and ia directly attributed to the falling off in business on railroads. Itr. rerauaos Not (lullty. Colfax, Wash., June 28.—A verdict of not gnilty was returned by the jary in the case against Dr. T. D. Ferguson, after seven hours of deliberation. Dr.Ferguuson was charged with man slaughter in the alleged killing of Miss Agnes Downs, a Colfax teacher, by performing an unlawful operation. Trade Report. nradstreet's report says There has been some enlargement In demand at the west, but the better ment as yet is largely one of tone and is predicated upon the unquestionably better crop advices received from near ly all sections. Exports from the leading Indus! rles are not significant of any particular reaction from the dullness noted heretofore. No particular Improvement In col lections Is yet to be seen, and a long spell of warm wcaiuer is still regard ed as necessary If retail trade Is to be stimulated. Business failures In the United States numbered 215. KILLED CHILDREN 1 SELF CHICAGO WOMAN GIVES UP TRY ING TO EXIST. Her Husband in Insane Asylum—She Turned on th* Gas in Bedroom and She and Three Children Were Found Dead—Constable Had Been There to Order Them Out—Rent Due. Chicago, Juno 27. —Threatened with hi arvat ion and with her husband hope lecsly insane in the asylum at Kanka kee, Mrs. Anna Kelsdzick gave up the struggle for existence, killing her three small children and then ending her own life. Illuminating gas was the means of destruction she adopted and when the bodies were found, all four had been dead several hours. The family lived in three small rooms at 965 North Koby street and Sunday a constable was to eject the mother and her babies from the premises for non payment. After Mrs. Kelsdzick had been served with a summons to appear in court, she decided to end the lives of herself and little ones. The three chil dren. Brune, Herman and Walter, aged 7, 5 and 2 years respectively, were found in bed, locked in one an other's arms. Tue mother's lifeless body was found lying on the kitchen floor while gas was escaping from a jet in the room. That the woman made every prepa ration to do away with herself and chil dren was evident. She first wrote and sealed a letter addressed a relative in Germany. Then she bathed herself and donned clean linen. Each child had also been given a bath, clean night gowns placed upon them and the little ones sent to the sleep from which they would never awaken. - Several month# ago Kelsdzick, who was out of work at-the time, became insant} from brooding ovT»r his troubles and wan sent to the asylum: . Since that time the mother, who was in poor health, has had a hard struggle for existence. Last week she became so ill Ihx%t she was unable to work and sho had spent her last dollar for food for herself and the children Saturday af ternoon. BURNED. North Yakima, Wash..Jane 28-— Mrs.jWililam Maxwell of Yakima City met a horrible death by buruiug last night. A lamp she was carrying into the bedroom exploded, throwing the blazing oil over her clothing. Hhe ran out on the street'to a neighbor's the wind fanning the flames into a larger blaze as she went along. When she reachcd the front gate of Flora Adkius' house her clothes were almost burned off. Mrs. Adkios' son came up with a bucket of water and threw the contents on her, extinguishing the flames. She died in awful agony. Mr. Maxwell was not Jat home, and when the explosion occurred Mrs. Max* well rau out and left her child alone in the burning house. Charles Adkius rushed to the burning building barely iu time to save the child. The hus band had come up, but through excite ment forgot the child. The house was totally destroyed. Mr«. Maxwell was about 214 years old. SHOT. Kt. Maries, Idaho, .Tune 28.—A fatal tight occurred on Marble creek between homesteaders and claim jumpers. A party of jumpers went In there last week. They wore warned off by the sheriff to keep off the homeseads. Con trary to warnings, they continued to jump ualims, and one man whose name is ankuown, was shot and Jkilled, and another.Frank Boulie, was beaten so badly he is expected to die. He was taken on a stretcher and carried to the head of navigation, where his condi tion was such that he could not be car ried further. J. P. Price had trouble at his home stead with claim jumpersbnt njs.n drawing a gun on them they discontin ued their work. Frank lioulie, the man so badly beateued, was the locator for the gang of claim jumpebs. He is a Frenchman and has worked around the logging camps for the last cnnple of years. EXPLOSION. Philadelphia, June 28. —Three per sons arc known to be dead and half a dozen injured as the result of a Are caused by the explosion of fire woks in the Diamond Light company's store. When the explosion occurred there were 50 persons in the building, but so far as known all escaped safely exoept the three who were carried from the burning structure. Two Bremen were severely injured by tailing glass. Portland Hoy Missing* Portland, Ore., June 28.—Maurice C. Cheal, a popular young society man and athlete of this city ,has disappear ed with the possibility that he may have been drowned in the Willamette river. Mgr. Ouidl Is Dead. Manila.— Mgr. Guldi. apostolic delo- Kate to the Philippine Islands, Is dead from heart failure. The funeral will take place here next Friday and the remains will be Interred two months later at Home. There are only 90 dally papers la Russia. A Swiss watchmaker has Invented an electric watch which will go for fifteen years without being rewound. RITZVIL LE the be»t town on s*rth<— purs sir sud purs water, the gsrdt-n spot of lul> srn Washington. VOLUME 7. NUMBER 22. BLOCUM DEAD NUMBER 1031. Prominent Pastor Diet From Grief of Disaster. New York. —That more than 1,000 persons perished in the burning of the excursion steamer Geueral Slocum is now practically certain. According to an exhaustive report made by Police Inspector Schmittberger,. on the num ber of dead, missing, injured and un injured in the disaster, it appears that 938 bodies have been recovered and that 93 persons known to have been aboard the vessel are still unaccounted for. bringing the total mortality of the disaster up to 1031. On the death Saturday at Watchung. N. J., of Rev. l>r. Kit ward Frederick Moldenke, one of the beat known Lu theran clergymen in the United States, another name was added to the list of victims of the disaster. Dr. Moldenke was pastor of St. Peter's Lutheran church in this city. (Jrief for 20 mem bers of his flock who went on the ex cursion and never returned and his compassion for the bereft families of St. Mark's church so affected him that he became ill. For years he has suf fered from feeart disease, and last Sun day he broke down while holding a memorial service for the General Slo cum dead. He was taken to his coun try home, where death occurred. Dr. Moldenkc wan president general of the council of the Lutheran church of America from 1895 to 1899. JAPS WANT TO KNOW. The Russians Are Reticent About Prisoners. The failure of the Russians to fur nish information concerning Japanese prisoners of war in their possession is arousing a strong feeling of resent ment in Tokio. Japan's attitude con cerning Russian prisoners Is most cor rect. Careful reports of the condition of Russian prisoners are prepared and forwarded weekly to the Russians through the American government. The case of Major Togo is attracting special attention, as the Japanese claim that he was captured before the outbreak of hostilities and hurried to Moscow. Numerous efforts have been made information regarding Togo, but so far. they have failed. The Japanese are exttaiasjy solicitous con cerning their countryman who are con fined in Russia. They fear thfey will be placed In prisons and there badly treated. * It is probable that the American government will be asked to make pointed Inquiry at St. Petersburg con cerning the present condition of Jap anese prisoners and to arrange a sys tem of regular reports. CAPTIVEB ARE NOW FREE. Bandit* Releaaed Prisoners After Get ting Ranaom. Tangier.—FerdlrariH and Varley, whit were raptured by lianditH, have arrived here. I'erdlcariH In much fatigued after I>lh long ride, but he wbk glad to get back, lie Huffered many hardships while In the handH of ItalHull, although lie Kald he did not think that thena were the fault of the bandit chief, and that he had every comfort poHßlble un der the clrcumalanceH. Varley appear ed lo be ax cheerful and bright aa If he had juHt returned from a picnic. Much credit In due to the two sheer efs of Wazan, Mulal All and Mulal llamel, who have devoted much time in efforts to secure the success of the negotiations. Nothing unusual occur red during the exchange of the prison ers. who started Immediately for their homes. As Perdloaris and Varley have been returned to their home in Tangier the navy department Man cabled orders to Itear Admiral Chadwlck to proceed on lilh cruise according to the original program. Permanent Exhibit. The Spokane Chamber of Commerce will commence at once to gather a permanent display, showing the vari ous resources of the Inland Empire. The Spokane Interstate ►'air is work ing with the chamber In this enter prise, and for this same purpose, have offered a number of very liberal prizes for fruits preserved In glass. These prizes will cover all the different vari eties of cherrlea as well as a number of other fruits. Full particulars In re gard to preserving fruits for these clauses will be seni on request by Mr. 1,. O. Monroe, secretary of the cham ber of commerce and superintendent of the fruit department of the Inter state fair. A fountain blacking brush Is the lat est addition to the long list of useful appliances that Inventive genius has recently contributed to the home. The commendable features of tbli affair, according to the Inventor, Include cleanliness and thoroughness. A recent United Slates labor bureau bulletin states that trade unionism In England Is 26 years In advance of that of this country in Its methods and that sympathetic strikes are becoming un known In England. General Nelson A. Miles has been invited to attend the Kansas semlcen tenary celebration In Topeka and take part In the exercises and parade on Tuesday, May 31. He saw a good deal of military service there when Kanaaa was a territory. The graduating exercises of the Col fax high school class was well at tended and waa a pleasing entertain ment.