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voted to Adams county and resources of the Pa cific northwest, circu lates among prosperous people who petronlze ad vertisers. (1.50 PER ANNUM ADAMS COUNTY NEWS Offices: News Block, C street bet Main and Railroad avenue, opposite First Na tional Bank. Telephone Mo. 183. PROFESSIONAL. DR. PASCAL W. YEARSLEY, DENTIBT Room 3, Pioneer State Bank Building RITZVILLB WASH. Oat Vapor Administered. Gradnaeof Medo-Chirrurglcalcollege. Phila delphi . Pa. Crown and bridge work. Fill ing, extracting and plate work conforming to the practice of madern dentistry. Hours, *to 11:30 and l :30 to 4, or nr APPOINTMENT. Graduate of American School of Osteopathy, Kirksvllle, under A. T Still, fonnder of the School of Osteopathy. J O. GLENN, D. O. OSTEOPATHIC PHYSICIAN Office 'Phoue, Main 44| Be.. 258. OEFICK OVEB FIRST NATIONAL BANK Walter Staser, LAWYER Insurance. Abstracting Money to Loan oo Real Estate. J. 0. Mogan. C. W. Rathbun MOGAN& RATHBUN Attorneys at Law. General practitioners in all courts State and Federal. Collections and Insurance. Examin ation of titles. Office, rooms 6 and 7 Gritman Building. John A. Peacock Office room : B. A. u ells 604 Fernwell building. W. H. Ludden SPOKANK. Peacock, Wells & Ludden, Attorneys at Law. Will practice in all state and federal courts. We have also had many years experience in land office matters and will give prompt atten tion to land contests, titles and mining law. Land scrip of all kinds for sale. W W. Zent. G. E. Lovell, Bert Linn. ZENT, LOVELL * LINN, LAWYERS. Insurance, Notary Public, Money to Loan on real estate. Office up stairs. First Nat'l Bank. Ritsville, Wash. DR.G.H. LEMMAN,. DENTIST Over Kendrick'e store, Ritiville, -Wash. DR. JOHN ADAMS. Physician and Surgeon. Next door to First National Bank, RITZVILLE, ■ • WASH. DR. F. R. BURROUGHS. Physician and Surgeon. Office: Second St., between- D and B, RITZVILLE, WASH. ALICE C. FRENCH United States Commissioner Final proofs taken and filings and other land entries made. RITZVILLE, WASH. O. R. HOLCOMB, Attorney and Counsellor at Law. Will practice in all the U.S. Court* and Departments and all Washington Courte. Office Ritiville, Wash. T. W. Hauschild, President, A. J. Womach, Vice-President, W. W. Zent, Secretary and Treas. Empire State Title, Insurance and Trust Company Incorporated. Capital, 95.000.00 Directors—J. D. Bassett, T W. Haua ebild and G. E. Loveli. We have fust completed our books at great expense and they are accurate and reliable. Abstracts promptly, accurate ly and neatly made and satisfaction KiM* an teed. Offlca, over First National Bank, Rltavllla, Wn. Adams County Abstract Co (Incorporated.) The only abstract books In idant county. Abstract* promptly made. Accuracy guaranteed. Office In Gritman Block. 0. K. Barber Shop, H. Goddard, Prop. First-class and up to date. BATHS—Hot or Cold. Palace Hotel thing comfortable and cpzy, with mod ern furnishings. Twe blocks north of Pioneer State bank, Second street. M. J. HURST, Prop. Hava Your Clothea Claanad Prasaad and Rapalrad by DAVIES Over Rosenoff'B drug store. Satisfaction W. R. CUNNINGHAM, JIL, Real Estate, and Loans Broker. AO huda— gtrsa prompt attentioa. An earnest advocate In the cause of Economy, Progression, Conservatism and Reform; the faithful champion and defender of Truth, Honesty and Justice; the foe of Fraud, Incompetency and Corruption In Public Affairs. AROUND THE WORLD SHORT TELEGRAPH NOTES FROM ALL POINTS OF THE GLOBE. A Review of Happeninga in Both Eastern and Weatern Hemispheres During the Past Week—National, Historical, Political and Personal Events. Rumors of a persistent character are coming continually from the vicin ity of West Divide creek that presi dent Roosevelt Is ill in his camp. The reports are denied by Secretary Loeb. Among the many things the Japan ese have done during the war which they are now waging and which have attracted the attention of the world their use of the telephone is one. There are over 30,000 unoccupied houses in London, and the number is increasing clmost daily. In all parts landlords and nouse agents are search ing vainly for tenants whom the bur den of rates deters from becoming householders. Alaska's first salmon fish hatchery will be located in Yes bay, on the Cleveland peninsula, about 35 miles above Loring. It will be one of the largest fish culture stations in the country and will cost $50,000 to build, 'lue money for the station was appro priated at the last session of congress. Buffalo Bill has jumped back at one bound into his old place as a lion of tbe "Tout Paris," on bis second visit to Paris. A bank at Kendrick, Okla., was re cently looted by four robbers and in an endeavor to protect the deposits Justice Davis was shot. The robbers escaped on foot with $400 in silver and other deposits.* Joseph L. Bristow, the special com missioner for the investigation of trade conditions in relation to the Panama canal, is in Topeka, Kan., on his way to Washington. After making his re port to Secretary Taft, he expects to resign his place. Mr. Bristow will re turn to Kansas to look after his news paper properties. The highest price paid for wool la Wyoming (or 20 years was 23 cents a pound, paid Saturday for 75,000 pounds and 22% cents for .100,000 pounds. The wool was bought by Boston and Phila delphia parties. Utah wool brought 18 cents. AIRSHIP THAT FLIES. Sails Through the Upper Air, Guided At Will. San Jose, Cal., April 29.—Watched by thousands of spectators Saturday, Professor John B. Montgomery's aero plane, "The Santa Clara," sailed Into and through the upper air, guided at will by the aeronaut, D. Mollney, Anal ly larding within a block of the spot from which it ascended. The airship was launched from the vineyard In the grounds of Santa Clara college, and was lifted by means of a balloon. The ascent occupied Ave minutes. On reaching a height of 4000 feet the aeroplane was loosed from the baloon, and It at once began its practice move ments. It was up nearly one half hour before the earth's gravity at tracted it downward, and during that time it traveled one mile, returned and went through various evolutions, obeying instantly every turn of the mechanism. IN HONGKOHE BAY. Slav Fleet Is SO Miles North of Kam ranh Bay. Hongkong, May I.—The steamer Stettin, which has arrived here, sight ed from 30 to 40 vessels of the Russian second Pacific squadron in Hongkohe bay, Annam (about 60 miles north of Kamranh bay), Sunday afternoon. Two cruisers, which had their decks stack ed with coal, signalled the Stettin to stop and questioned her. The fleet was preparing for sea. It Is reported that a squadron of Japanese cruisers have been sighted cruising in the China sea north of Luzon. It is reported that the Russian sec ond Pacific squadron, together with the Russian third Pacific squadron, is near the Island of Hainan. It is stated at Tokio that the whole of the second and third Russian Pa cific squadrons will Join forces on the morning of May 5. Antlduelllng League. The antlduelllng league Is endeavor ing to strike at the causes of duels, and urges the German government to support a bill providing for the punish ment of unfaithful husbands and wives with imprisonment of from six to 24 months; punishing persons who un truthfully assert tnat a woman has been unfaithful to her husband; pun ishing with imprisonment, instead of by a fine alone, a man who insults an other or who libels him, and treating killing in a duel as murder, and all who participate In a duel as criminal's under the ordinary code. Chicago Labor Leaders Indicted. Twelve of the labor leaders promi nently Identified with the teamsters' strike now In progress In Chicago were Indicted by the grand Jury. Each indictment contains six counts, and i charges the men with conspiracy. St. Paul Globe la No More. St. Paul, May I.—After a life of nearly 30 years the St. Paul Olobe with Sunday's issue suspended publi cation. PRESIDENT ATTENDS CHURCH. In Little School House on West Divide. Gienwood Springs, Col., May 1. — Unique In the history of Colorado was the church service held at the Old Blue schoolhouse on the West Divide, and attended by President Roosevelt and his party and all the ranchmen and their families for miles around. The little district school building was not a tenth part large enough to ac commodate the congregation. The or gan was moved to the platform in front of the house. Platform seats were provided for the president and his party, the Rev. Horace Mann of Rifle, Col., who preached the sermon; the choir and the trustees of the church. The members of the congregation stood or sat on the ground or in their conveyances, which were grouped around the building. The sermon by the Rev. Mr. Mann was of an unusual kind. It began with a story, teemed with slang of the western flavor, and was full of advice suited to a congregation inuring itself to the hardships of mountain life. It touched upon the responsibilities of the position of a president as well as the characteristics of some of the men who have occupied that position. Af ter Rev. Mr. Mann had concluded, the president spoke for about 10 minutes. He expressed his well known views on good citizenship, the morality of the man, the patriotism and duty to the country. He was heartily cheered throughout his remarks. After the services were concluded, he Bhook hands with every man, woman and child present. The services at the schoolhouse were begun at 11 o'clock. Long before that hour ranchmen and their families began to assemble. Many persons drove or rode horseback from New castle, Rifle and other towns from Ave to 15 miles away. . The president's party presented a picturesque appearance as they came up. All were on horseback, and they were dressed in their hunting clothes. They had no others at the camp. Many of those In the congregation wore their best. The dresses and hats of the wo men were showy and In striking con trast to the mud spattered tanduck, blue jeans and other rough materials making up the costumes of the presi dent and his fellow hunters. TRAINB IN COLLISION. Five Persons Are Killed and Several Injured. Greenville, S. C. —The special train bearing the Robert C. Ogden educa tional party ran Into a freight train Just outside Greenville. None of the Ogden party was seriously hurt. The engine, baggage car, library car and two dining cars were badly damaged. Nearly all of the party were asleep when the accident occurred. The passengers Injured were In the dining car. The Areman on the special was killed, as were also a Aagman and three employes In the dining car, and Professor Henry Farnam of Yale university had his right arm broken and was severely cut and bruised. Mrs. Farnam was cut and bruised. When news of the wreck reached Greenville a wrecking train with a party of physicians was hurried to the scene. After the collision the wreck caught Are and it Is feared that W. W. Can ning, one of the cooks, was burned to death. GREAT CHESS PLAYER INBANE. Champion Harry Pillsbury Tries Sui cide. When Harry Nelson Pillsbury, the American champion chess player, one time champion of the world and prob ably the most marvelous trick chesß player that lived, tried to commit suicide in Philadelphia during a lit of insanity a few days ago he only ful filled the fate which has been that of nearly all of the great masters of the game, says the Chicago Chronicle. The tremendous mental strain which they undergo in the great tournaments, aid ed and abetted by excessive use of stimulants to keep them keyed up to the proper pitch, is too much for the human brain, no matter how abnormal ly brilliant. Actor Jefferson's Estate. Real estate and mortgages to the amount of $260,000 were held in Chi cago by Joseph Jefferson. He had an Island In Louisiana upon which Is a salt mine of great value. The Island includes 8000 acres, 5000 of which Is used as pasture lands, the rest surrounding a One old villa he used to spend his vacations In, and is laid out In a park. A price of fl,- 000,000 has been offered for this. Jefferson's estate now controls the whole business center of West Palm Bearch, Florida, and the electric light plant of the town. This property Is estimated to be worth close to $1,000,- 000. Other property consists of a One home in Buxsard's Bay, Mass., consid erable property in New York city and mortgages and bonds in different cit ies of the country. Japan's Advantage. The population of Japan Is about 43,000,000 —one third that of Russia. But Japan has a homogeneous popula tion and is near the seat of war. Her supply of men will not fall and her people are prepared for immense sac rifices. The spirit of her soldiery Is splendid, as the lighting shows. Japan can furnish men enough. She can place more men at the seat of war than Russia can. ' Her main problem is the flnaacial one; but herein she certainly has no more dlfflcult problem than that which confronta Russia. l>ess dlf flcult, probably. RITZVILLE, WASHINGTON, MAY 3. 1905. CAPTAIN RAIBOURN SHOOTS LIEUTENANT POINT ANB THEN COMMITS SUICIDE. Both Were Officers of Twenty-ninth Infantry, Stationed a Fort Douglas— Raibourn Had Been Drinking Htav ily and Was Arrested—Point Was Shot Twice in the Legs. Salt Lake, May I.—Captain W. A. Raibourn, Twenty-ninth infantry, U. S. A., committed suicide at Fort Douglas early Sunday after making a murder ous assault on Lieutenant William H. Point, also of the Twenty-ninth infan try. Point was shot twice by his su perior officer, one bullet penetrating bis left thigh and another inflicting a deep flesh wound in his right leg. After Lieutenant Point had fallen, Captain Raibourn turned his revolver upon himself, sending a bullet Into bis head about three inches behind his right ear. He died almost nlstantly. Captain Kaibourn had been drinking heavily and the tragedy was an out growth of his arrest on Tuesday last on a charge of drunkenness. On Tuesday sf last week Captain Raibourn was appointed officer of the day at Fort Douglas, but failed to re port for -duty and was absent in the city for 24 hours without leave. He was arrested the following day, but was given the privileges of the fort, under orders not to leave the grounds. On Saturday evening Captain Raibourn broke the parole and came to tjie city. Lieutenant Point, who was sent after him with an ambulance, found him in a Main street saloon and he was re turned to Fort Douglas under arreßt. He wasiordered to remain In his quar ters. Lieutenant Point's quarters are but two doors from those which Captain Ralbourn occupied. The lieutenant had Just stepped out of doors early Sunday, when Captain Raibourn appeared, car rying a heavy 38 caliber revolver. His manner was threatening and Point said, "Now, captain, don't do anything foolish." Raibourn made no reply, but immediately began Bhooting. When other officers and soldiers ran out, after hearing the shots, Captain Raibourn lay dead and Lieutenant Point lay in front of his quarters. Lieu tenant Point was taken to his quar ters. He is said to be resting well. Ralbourn's body was embalmed and will be shipped to Oakland City, Ind., where his mother and two sisters re side. He has a brother in Chicago. Captain Kaibourn had sought to avoid a courtmartiai and had forward ed to Washington his resignation from the army. It had not been accepted and it was supposed that trial by court martial awaited him. Worry over the probability of a dishonorable discharge from the army anu dissipation are be lieved to have unbalanced his mind. Captain Kaiboum, who was 35 years of age. and unmarried, enlisted in the army in I#9l, as a private, and bad worked his way up from the ranks. Captain Itaibourn ami Lieutenant Point hail served together In the Philippines and were Arm friends. Lieutenant Point entered the army as captain of the Fifty-first lowa vol unteers, anil later was appointed to the regular service. He bas passed the examination anu qualified for pro motion to a captaincy. Captain Ralbourn formerly was re garded as an efficient officer, but re cently he had been drinking hard and could not be relied on for duty. IDAHO FOREST REBERVEB. Opinion in Washington, D. C„ Is Sena tor Heyburn Will Fail. At the national capital the opinion prevails that Senator Heyburn's pro test against the establishment of eight additional forest reserves In Idaho will avail him little, and that the policy of the administration with respect to the establishment of forest reserves, as outlined by Forest Pinchot. will be carried out. At best, the senator can only hope to restrict the magnitude of Forester Pinchot's program. The eight reserves mentioned above, namely, the Shoshone, embracing 1,- 008.000 acres of land; Kootenai, em bracing 50.00 acrea of land; the Hen ry's lake, covering 500,000 acres of land In the eastern portion of Fre mont county; the Sawtooth, embracing nearly three times as much in Boise county; the Payette, of a million acres In Idaho connty; the Squaw creek di vision of the Weiser, embracing 300,- 000 acres In Washington county; the 200,000 acre addition to the Yellow stone reserve In Bingham county, and the proposed 450.000 acre addition to the Bitter Root reserve in Idaho coun ty, If created, will embrace about 5,- 000,000 acres of land. These reserves would pretty much Include all of Sho shone, Boise and Idaho counties, as well as immense strips in Fremont and bingham counties on the eastern Boundary line. Dlplomata Changed. Secretary Taft has received Instruc tions from the president to call Min ister Bowen, now at Caracas, to Wash ington; Minister Russell, minister to Colombia, to Caracas, and Mr. Barrett, now minister at Panama, to Colombia. It is stated that If Mr. Bowen's action relative to the charges affecting As xistant Secretary I-oomis are not sub ject to criticism, It Is the president's purpose to send him as minister to Chile and then probably as ambassa 'dor to Brazil. MANY BEGGARS IN LONDON. London Society Is Daily Adding More to the Lists. At a meeting this week of the Lon don Mendicity association, an organ ization formed for the purpose ef counteracting the efforts of the pro fessional beggar, many interesting rev elations as to the methods employed by the begging fraternity were made. During the last year the society ex tended its lists of street beggars to 76.000, and In order to keep this ex traordinary record completely up to date the chief commissioner of police has directed that full particulars of every street begging case that comes before the I.ondon police courts will be sent to Sir Erie Buchanan, the so ciety's secretary. The society's experts investigated 1469 begging letters last year. They have now a collection of 233.000 such appeals in their .possession. Three trained Investigators were employed to ascertain whether the writers of begging letters deserved help. Analy sis showed that out of every 100 25 were sent by absolute Impostors, 50 were not deserving of help, and of the remainder from five to seven were very deserving. The society's secre tary estimates that at least $500,000 is given in haphazard alms annually. Who Owns the Railroads? 11. T. Newcomb, of the District of Columbia bar. has compiled statistics showing that 5,174.718 depositors in savings banks of six eastern states are directly Interested in the Joint ownership of $442,354,036 of steam railroad securities, that insurance com panies doing business in Massachu setts hold $845,(189,038 of steam rail road stocks and bonds, and 74 educa tional Institutions depend on $47,468,- 327 Invested In similar securities for a portion of their Income. Other fidu ciary institutions own enough tallroad securities to bring such holdings up to more than a billion and a half dol lars, about one-sixth of the entire cap ital invested In railroad property. Those Investments represent the sav ings of the masses, there being twenty million holdcrß of life Insurance poli cies in the country, as many more of fire insurance policies, and an even greater number of depositors In bank ing and trust Institutions, where in vestments are largely In railroad secu rities. Northern Pacific Railway. BLOCK SIGNAL IMPROVEMENTS, President Howard Elliott has au thorized important improvements tend ing to Increase public safety which will place the Northern Pacific system second on the list of American rail ways in the installation of block sys tem for the current year. The new Improvements will afford continuous signal protection over all ihe principal districts of heavy traffic from the eastern terminus at St. Paul through to the Pacific coast. Construc tion bas already commenced and will be rushed forward to completion. Improvements between Spokane and Ellcnsburg, Wash., will give protec tion to a stretch of main line on which is centered the through traffic of the entire system and of the Burlington- Northern Pacific route, the heavy ton nage of commercial and fuel coal from the Roslyn and Clealum mines, the eastbound lumber and mill products from the Pacific coast and a very heavy and rapidly Increasing local traffic from the movement of agricul tural products. The improvements on this part of the main line affords con tinuous protection from Spokane to Tacoma. The block signalling system simpli fies the handling of trains, although the recognized principles and rules of operation are not changed. It provides a check against errors which other wise might occur and Is practical, efficient, safe. Block signals mean more business over the same tracks, and the safety of heavy traffic. Wholesale Produce Price*. Potatoes, fl cwt; onions, $3.25 cwt; cabbage, $firstname.lastname@example.org cwt; onlonß, 25c doz; spinach, 75c box; asparagus, 12ftc@ 15c lb; rhubarb, 5c lb; oranges, $3 case; Wlnesap apples, $1.50 box; New ton Pippins, $1.40 box; best apples, $1.50 box; cabbage, $1.75; Davis, 50® 75c box; radishes, 40c doz bunches. Wholesale Feed Prices. Bran. $19 ton; bran and shorts, $21, ton; oats, $1.45 cwt; wheat, $1.40 cwt; chopped com, $1.35 cwt; whole corn. $1.25 cwt; timoHiy hay, $14 ton; alfal fa hay, $12 ton; oil meal, $2 cwt; grain hay, $13 ton. Prices Paid to Producers. Vegetables and Fruits —Root vege tables, 75c cwt; potatoes, 76@80c cwt; common apples, 50075 c box; second grade, 75c05l box; best applea, $1.60 box; cabbage, $1.76 cwt. Poultry and Eggs—Chickens, hens, 12V&C lb live weight; roosters, 8010 c lb; geese, 12c lb live weight; turkeys, 18c lb live weight, 20c dressed; ducks, live, 13c, dressed, 15c; eggs, $5,600 8 case. Live Stock —Steers, $3.7504 cwt; sheep, $404.50 cwt; bogs, $506.50 cwt; veal, $609 cwt. Hay—Timothy, $12013 ton; alfalfa. $11 ton; oats, $1.1501.20 cwt Creamery Products, f. o. b. Spokane —First grade creamery butter fat, per lb 28Hc- "Is your milkman honest and con scientious?" "Indeed he Is. I overheard blm tell ing the cook that be bolls all tbe wa ter be uses In tbe milk."—Cleveland Leader. Professor John C, Oisen of the Brooklyn Polytechnic Institute reports 4,000,000 bacteria In one sample of milk bought In Brooklyn. COAL MINE DISASTER THIRTEEN MINERS KILLED BY AN BIG EXPLOSION. Four Miles West of Wilburton, Okla. —Little Prospect of Bodies Being Recovered for Several Days—Shaft 360 Feet Deep and Men Were 300 Feet From Shaft. WILBURTON, Okla. May I.—Thir teen miners were entombed and prob ably killed by an explosion In the Mis souri, Kansas & Texas Coal company's mine No. 19, four miles west of here. There is little prospect of their bodies being recovered for several duys. They are 11. F. Stclner, foreman; Mike Wynn, Ralph Usher, Hen Smith. Will iam Atkinson, C. Golden, Joe Merino, all white, and Gtis Phillips, Knox Lynch, J. 1). Hyrd, Mike lluvall. K. P. Cates and William Edwards, colored. The shift left a shot hanging which the new Rhlft may have fired. It iB suggested from the force of the ex plosion, which could be heard for miles around and which tore heavy timbers aside and piled tons of dirt Into the shall, that a mad shot had set off some dynamite which had been stored conveniently for work In push ing the entries. The shaft Is 360 feet deep, and It was 300 feet to the place where, the men were working. The men were supplied with air fanneo from the Bhaft and by means of com pressed air tubes. It Is the general opinion that the air pipe was burst by the explosion, but air has been steadily pumped all day with the re mote hope that some of the entombed men may have escaped the force of tne explosion and the after damp. The rescuers began work within a few minutes after the explosion. The condition of the timbers Indicate that It will be necessary to recase the mine, In which event the bodies may not be reached before Wednesday or Thursday. It Is the opinion of experienced min ers that all of the men are dead. THE PAST WEEK OF THE WAR. No Bea Fight aa Yet—Llnevltch la All Ready. There were few Important develop ments in the far east last week, cither on land or sea. The movements of both Russian squadrons were shroud ed In mystery. It is not yet known whether Admiral Kojestvensky will sail north through the straits of For mosa and risk encounter with any Jap anese vessels that may attempt to In tercept him or whether he will make for the open sea and seek to reach Vladivostock hy an outside course. The manifest reluctance of the Japanese to engage the enemy now that it has en tered Asiatic waters leaves everybody In doubt as to what Togo's plans may be, and It Is a matter of guesswork as to whether the great battle Is to be in the near future or at some Indefinite day that is far away. On land there are some signs of ac tivity. but seemingly nothing approach ing preparation for an advance. The vanguards of both armies are in touch north of Tie pass and the disorgani zation incident to the battle of Muk den and the subsequent pursuit has been corrected. General Linevllch de clares thai he is ready to assume the offensive and seems to be slowly feel ing his way toward the south, but he meets pressure at every point from the Japanese and It is evident that he will make no substantial forward move ment without encountering active re sistance. So far as is known, the Japanese are making no turning movement with a view to driving in either of the Rus sian flanks, but there arc reiterated reports that the Japanese are advanc ing along the eastern road from Korea, the evident intention being to get in the rear of Vladlvostock. Rut the news of these land operations is notice ably indefinite and the world Is about as ignorant of them as it Is of the maneuvers of the belligerent fleets on the sea. Japanese Heroes Will Be Honored. With elaborate ceremonies, begin ning Wednesday and ending Friday, the names of 30,866 soldiers and sail ors of Japan killed prior to the battle of Mukden were enshrined In the Sko konsha temple at Toklo. Many kins men and kinswomen of the victims of the war assembled in Toklo to partici pate In the ceremony and were shown special consideration. These were the special guests of the government. The flag of the Russian cruiser Varlag. which was Bunk In the flrst naval bat tle of the %ar, and a standard captured at Mukden are on exhibition in the temple. The emperor and empress of Japan attended the ceremony on Thursday and the crown princess was present on Friday. The ceremony Is based on the na tional belief of the Immortality of the soul and the homage due to ancestors. Noted Stallion Sold. London, May 2. —The Sportsman states that the stallion Maclou, by St. Simon, out of Miml, has been sold to Sulzberger of Germany for $50,000. High Insurance In Mexico. Mexico City, May I.—Fire Insurance companies doing business In this coun try, principally German and British companies, have agreed to advance rates from 30 to 40 per cent. RITZVILLE the beat town on earth— pure air aud pure water, the garden apot of East ern Waahiug ton. VOLUME 8. NUMBER 13. LATE SPORTING NEWS. Spokane Leads League—Good Fight la Coming. The Stanford 'varsity baseball nine defeated the Japanese ball players from Waseda university, Toklo, on the Stanford campus Saturday by a score of 9 to 1. The game was the first ever played on American soil by a Japanese team. Schedule of Games at Spokane. Uuisp plays ut Spokaie May 10, 11, 12, 13, 14; July 12, 13, 14, 15, It!; Au gust 9. 10, 11, 12, 13. Ogden plays ut Spokane May 3. 4, 5, i), 7; Juno 7, 8, a, it), 11; July 4 5, I), 8. !).; August 2u, 24, 25, 2ti, 27. Salt Lake plays at Spokane, April 2tl. 27, 28. 29, o0; May 30, 31; June 2. 3, 4; August It!, 17, 18, 19, 20, 31; September 1, 2, 3. 4. Mellody-Duffy Fight May 12. Champion "Honey" Biliy Mellody and Martin Duffy, probably the two most prominent welterweight fighters In the country, have been signed by Matchmaker Eddie Qulnn to box 20 rounds al the athletic club, Spokane, May 12. Each have an undefeated record in their weight. It will not be the first time they have come together. They fought a Ave round draw last fall iu Chicago, and the contest was described as one nt the fastest the Wlpdy City people had ever seen. There were nine knockdowns In the fight. Melody get ting the better of his opponent by one. Mellody neither drinks liquor nor uses tobacco. His physical healthJh perfect and his constitution as rugged as a cow puneher's. Non residents can have seats reserv ed hy writing Manager Eddie Quinn, care the club. The Butte Athletic club has matched Battling Nelson and Aurello Herrera to fight in Butte Miners' day, June 13. Martin Duffy, with his trainer, Harry Gllmore, are in Spokane. The present outlook Is that he will train at the Spakone Amateur Athletic club, and Honey Mellody at Coeur d'Alene city. STANDING OF THE TEAMS In the Different Leagues up to Lait Saturday. Pacific National. Per cent. Spokane .800 Bolee •„ 600 Ogden 400 Salt Ijike .200 Pacific Coaat. Per cent. Tacoma 643 Oakland .686 San Francisco .662 lah Angeles ,462 Portland .393 Seattle 367 National League. Per cent. Now York 700 Pittsburg .636 Cincinnati 646 Chicago ,600 Philadelphia 600 Brooklyn 429 Boston 417 St. l.ouis .300 American League. Per cent. Philadelphia .636 New York .600 Washington 683 Cleveland .666 Chicago 645 Detroit .600 St. 1/julb .400 Boston 231 Bowling. The first tournament and organiza tion of the Western Bowling congress at Spokane last week was a tremen dous success. There were delegates present from Ave western cities—Salt lAkc, Seattle, Portland, Tacoma and Spokane. The Western congress did not really secede from the American. The or ganization of a western congress was the outgrowth of dissatisfaction over the rumorß which were put through by eastern bowlers and the great ei pense attached to attending the tour naments so far east. The scores made by the bowlers were unexpectedly high. There were only 40 entries In all the events, yet one Milwaukee record where there were far above a thousand entries re corded was smashed. Derate Ryan and H. Dlttmer rolled up the splendid score of 1231 In the two men tourna ment, Dittmer's scores of 225, 225 and 204 being especially creditable. The Milwaukee high record In the two nen events was 1213. In the Ave men team event, Andrew Pawsalea and H. C. Tietje of Tacoma, and S. B. Kelly, H. Dlttmer and George Browne of Spo kane, came within 65 pins of the prize winner's score at Milwaukee. C. M. Anderson of St. Paul captured the in dividual high score at the national meet with 655, which Is Just one pin more than Dittmer's record In the two men event. Norway and Sweden Agra*. Stockholm.—The special committee of both chambers of congress have de cided to send a joint commission to the government, expressing entire ap proval and assent to the proposals of Crown Prince Regent Gustav, April 6, for the Initiation of negotiations aa follows: "First, a common Swedish or Nor wegian-foreign minister; second, a spe cial consular service for each country, the consuls to be under the direction of the foreign minister In all matter* affecting relations with foreign coun tries." A Philadelphia girl haa Just been awarded a tract of land In western Florida embracing 1,200,900 acres.