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A live publication de
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and resources of the Fa
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choice Selection of Intereetlng Items
Gathered From Exchangee—Culllnge
From Waehington, Idaho. Montana
and Oregon—Numerous Aceldente
and Pereonal Happenings Occur.
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
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
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
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
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 &
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.
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.
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
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
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,
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.
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
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
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
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
The history of Iceland for 1,000 yea:s
records but two thefts.
\ 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
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,
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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.
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
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
Business failures In the United
States numbered 215.
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
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
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
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.
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
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
A Swiss watchmaker has Invented
an electric watch which will go for
fifteen years without being rewound.
the be»t town on s*rth<—
purs sir sud purs water,
the gsrdt-n spot of lul>
srn Washington.
Prominent Pastor Diet From Grief of
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.
The Russians Are Reticent About
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.
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
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
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

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