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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 No. 183. PROFESSIONAL. DR. PASCAL W. YEARSLEY, DENTIBT Room 3, Pioneer State Bank Building RITZVILLE WASH. Gas Vapor Administered. tiradu&'eof Medo-Chirrurflcal college, Phila delphia. Fa. Crown and bridge work. Fill ing, extracting and plate work conforming to the practice of madern dentistry. J O. GLENN, D. O. OSTEOPATHIC PHYSICIAN Graduate of American School of Osteopathy, Kirkfiville, under A T. Still, founder of the School of Osteopathy. Mhs Clara Morris, Assistant. Offices: Opposite First National Bank building. Walter Staser, LAWYER Insurance. Abstracting Money to Loan on Real Estate. J. C. Mogan. C. W. Rathbun MOQAN & RATHBUN Attorneys at Law. General practitioners in all courts State and Federal. Collections and insurance. Examin ation of titles. _ ~ Office, rooms 6 and 7 Gritmau Building. John A. Peacock Office room: 8. A. Wells . 604 Fernwell building. W. H. Ludden SPOKANE. Peacock, Wells A 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. O. E. Lovell, Bert Linn. ZENT, LOVELL & LINN, LAWYERS. Insurance, Notary Public, Money to Luan on real estate. Office up stairs. First Nat'l. Bank. Kitzville, Wash. J. D. Sellars, Contractor, Architect and Builder. Plans drawn and estimates furnished. Headquarters in Thiel drug store. 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 H, RITZVILLE, WASH. ALICE C. FRENCH United States Commissioner Final proofs taken and tilings and other land entries made. RITZVILLE, WASH. O. R. HOLCOMB, Attorney and Counsellor at Law. Will practice in all the U. H. Courts and Departments and all Washington Courts. Office Ritzville, Wash. T. W. Haußchild, President, A. J. Womach, Vice-President, W. W. Zent, Secretary and Treas. Empire State Title, Insurance and Trust Company Incorporated. Capital, $5,000.00 Directors—J. D. Bassett, T W. Ilaus cbild and O. E. Lovell. We have lust completed our books at great expense and they are accurate and reliable. Abstracts promptly, accurate ly and neatly made and satisfaction guaranteed. Offlca, over Flrat National Bank, Ritzvilla, Wn. Adams County Abstract Co (Incorporated.) The only abstract books In ida«» county. Abstracts promptly made. Accuracy guaranteed. Office in Gritman Block. 0. K. Barber Shop, H. Goddard, Prop. First-class and up tojilate. BATHS—Hot or CoW. Palace Hotel thing comfortable and cozy, with mod ern furnishings. Twe blocks north of Pioneer State bank, Second street. M.J. HURST, Prop. W. R. CUNNINGHAM, JR., Real Estate, and Load* Broker. AD bustosss givra prompt attention. 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. NORTHWEST STATES WASHINGTON, IDAHO, MONTANA, AND OREGON NEWS ITEMS. A Few Interesting Item* Gathered From Our Exchanges of the Sur rounding Country—Numerous Acci dents and Personal Events TaKe Place—Outlook Is Bright. WASHINGTON NEWS. Governor Mead will deliver the Memorial day address at Olympla. The Pioneers' association of the state of Washington will hold its an nual meeting in Seattle, June 20-21. Exports from the Puget sound cus toms district to April were the heavi est on record, reaching a total of $4,702,616. The tallest concrete chimney in the world has just been completed by the Tacoma smelter. It rises 306 feet G inches from the base. A building boom seems to be in store for Asotin this summer. Citi zens look forward for one of the best years in the history of the town. Five thousand people crowded the streets of Walla Walla last Saturday to witness the parade' of fine horses, in which GO high grade animals were shown. The present population of the state is 847,000, according to estimates com pleted by the statistical department of the secretary of state's office. The same estimates give Seattle about 154,- 000 people. The $1 01,000 appropriated by the last legislature for buildings at the western Washington hospital for the insane will be used by the board ol control in erecting and equipping two detached ward buildings. The Columbia Irrigation company, which is building a canal from the Walla Walla river to reclaim a large tract of land, has 107 teams at work and ten miles of the 24 mile canal is practically complete. About 45 members of the Foresters of America left Spokane Tuesday to attend the session of the grand court, which convenes in Seattle May 16. This will be the fifteenth grand court to be held in this state. The library committee of North Yakima has been notified that An drew Carnegie has given an addition al *5000 for the library, making the total $15,000. Work on the building will be commenced at once. Superior Judge Frater of Seattle de cides that the probate fee law, pass ed by the legislature of 1903, is uncon stitutional. The county clerk will hereafter collect probate fees in ac cordance with the former law. In a drunken row between a party of Finns and Swedes Sunday morning, John Thornsen was killed by a blow from a two by six inch plank, which fractured his skull. Martin Marten son, one of the suspects arrested, was held and is now in jail here. In a row which started in the bar room of a hotel on Main avenue, Spo kane, shortly before midnight Satur day night, William Crane, the barten der, was shot in the back by an Ital ian, and his wound may result fatally. Kleinberg Bros., the old hay firm of the Kittitas valley, have bought from Henry l.utro 160 acres of land three miles from Ellensburg for $10,- 000 cash. This farm sold for $5000 three years ago and $2200 five years ago. ' Grain merchants on the Sound are expecting a large flour trade with Jap an, due to the new Japanese war tariff which will go into effect July 1. At least two steamers have been especial ly chartered to load with flour from Tacoma. B. F. Onstot, whose daughter, Miss Mae Onstot. was drowned by the col lapse of the foot bridge In Colfax on the night of April 5, has offered to settle with the city of Colfax for $1500. The city council refused the proposition. The countrymen of H. Arao, the Japanese who murdered a Chinaman in Spokane and is sentenced to be hanged in the Walla Walla peniten tiary on June 3, have petitioned War den Kees that tne body be given to them after the hanging to dispose of. The law says there is nothing to hin der him from granting the request. The new "cow ordinance" at Sedro- Woolley, prohibits all stock from run ning at large within the corporate limits of the city, except milch cows, which are allowed to run from 6 a. m. to 7 p. m. The cows, however, are prohibited from wearing bells, but must wear a license tag. St. John lodge No. 9, F. and A. M., the oldest Masonic lodge in Seattle, will erect an appropriate memorial over the grave of its first master, John Webster, who, 45 years ago, pre sided over the lodge sessions, mak ing the journey from Port Madison, where he then resided, in a rowboat by himself, returning to his home the same night in order to be at work in tbe sawmill next morning. The summer science school for the teachers, which is to be reestablished at the Washington State college dur ing the summer vacation, will be a boon to teachers who are desirous of Improving their vacation by taking special courses. The college faculty will teach, and there will be many special courses which may be taken by any teacher in the state. IDAHO SQUIBBB. W. T. Booth is the new president of the chamber of commerce at Boise. The Caldwell flourmlll was destroy ed by fire Saturday. Tbe loss is about $25,000, with $8000 insurance. S. S. Poote was principal owner of the property. The Clearwater river is to be made feasible for barge navigation. A gov ernment engineer says work will be gin May 1. There is a fund of 125,000 at hand for the work. The election for authority to issue bonds to the amount of $7000 for the purpose of erecting a new school (building was carried unanimously in Coetir d'Alene. A light vote was cast. William Bynon, an employe of W. T. Hooper, lessee of the Standard mine, was instantly killed by coming in contact with the trolley wire of an electric railway in the mine, at Wallace. C. L. Wilson, a pioneer and highly respected resident of the Coettr d'Al enes. died of cancer of the stomach at Wallace recently, after a long ill ness. For a year past he had been In poor health. C. H. Fisher, former editor of the Capital News, has brought suit to procure the appointment of a receiv er for the Capital News Printing com pany, a corporation which owned the paper prior to August, last year. S. A. Sutton and Charles Hall, who have recently come west from Kan sas. have purchased of W. F. Ketten bach and Dr. Boston 800 acres of raw land, located five miles south of South wick, for $10,000. The civic improvement committee of the Woman's Columbian club of Boise, will give six cash prizes to the school children who take care of their home yards in the most attractive manner. Pupils over 15 years of age can not compete. L. F. Williams of Lewiston has re ceived his appointment as deputy min eral commissioner to the Lewis and Clark fair to assist Mineral Commis sioner F. C. Bradley in the collection of a mining exhibit, and will also as sist in the work at Portland during the fair. Mr. Williams will give spe cial attention to collecting ores of Nez Perce and Idaho counties. OREGON NEWS. Oregon's new U. S. marshal, C. J. Reed, in full accord with prosecutor Heney. F. A. Smith, who lives on the res ervation six miles south of Adams, has a most Interesting collection of old firearms gathered during his lite. The death of Mrs. Eliza Blaine, an Oregon pioneer of 1847, recalls the fact that Mr. Blaine was for a time ediior of the Oregon Spectator, the first newspaper publication in Oregon. The Morning mine of Greenhorn was sold last week at public auction by Attorney Fred Fontaine at Canyon City. The sale was made for the pur pose of satisfying claims of creditors against i..e property amounting to about $20,000. A Portland man has begun to raise mushrooms. He recently obtained spawn from the east, and experienced no trouble In raising the plants after they were once started. The plants must be grown in a cellar or other underground location. It Is charged by the coroner's jury that. James Foss, whose charred body was found in the ashes of Ills cabin, IK miles from Hood River, came to his death from rifle shots at the hands of Frank Ries. Jealousy is the only motive known for the crime. Strained relations which have for some time existed between the Lew.- is and Clark corporation and the Ore gon state Lewis and Clark commis sion have come to a head, and the state commission has issued an ulti matum to the fair company to adhere strictly to section six of the state Lewis and Clark law. United States District Judge Wil liam R. Gilzert, presiding justice of the United States circuit court of ap peals, has announced his intention of detailing United States District Judge De Haven to the United States dis trict court in Oregon, to take the place caused by the death of Judge Bel linger. x MONTANA NOTES. A carload of Minnesota potatoes has been sent to a colony of Hollanders on Burton beach, in Teton county, for planting. Anaconda Is planning the biggest kind of a Fourth of July celebration. Butte and all the surrounding cities are to be invited to join in the fes tivities. Senator Clark of Montana astonish ed some people in New York by pur chasing an entire bronze foundry sole ly because he was unable to secure work from it aB soon as he wished. Four children of Albert Nordstrom, a butcher, had a hairbreadth escape from being run down by an engine of the Montana Central at Sanders street crossing in Helena. Carbon county feels assured of a raih'oail to the Bear Creek coal fields. Although the new line will connect with the Brldger branch of the North ern Pacific, it Is declared that It will be independent of that company In every way. Vice President Fairbanks will rep resent the president at the opening of the Lewis and Clark exposition at Portland on June 1. The vice pres ident had a conference with President Roosevelt .at which final arrange ments were made. President Roose velt has arranged to take part In the opening of the fair as he did at the opening of the St. Louis exposition. At 4 o'clock on June 1 he will preßS a button which will start the ma chinery of the exposition. In every quarrel the person who has been the least to blame Is generally the most ready to be reconciled.— Bowlder, 11ITZV1LL.E, WASHINGTON. MAY 17. 1905. WRECKED THE TRAIN SANTA FE PASSENGER DITCHED NEAR EMPORIA, KANSAS. Six Passengers Injured and Two Will Probably Die—Was Fourth Attempt to Wreck Passenger Trains During the Past Four Months—No Clue to the Wreckers. Emporia, Kan., May 15. —Santa Fe passenger train No. 14 was ditched by train wreckers a mile east of town at 2:30 this morning. Six passengers were injured and two will probably die. The injured: James Eugor, 79 years of age, of the soldiers' home at Leavonworth, fatally injured; right leg fractured in two places, head and hands cut and back injured. J. O. Rice, Santa Fe car repairer, on way from Topeka hospital to Shawhee. Okla.; badly bruised, left ear partly torn off. Nate Hendricks, Roswell, N". M., cattleman; back and hips sprained, long cut across forehead and scalp wound; condition serious. J. L. Cooper, Spiekartls, Mo., farm er, hands cut, elbow fractured. E. A. Taylor, Kansas City Mo., con ductor; deep cuts on scalp, four teeth knocked, out; contusiou on right leg, Loth hands cut. F. A. Grover, fireman, Topeka; thrown from cab and back and should ers injured. Remove Spikes and Fishplates. This is the fourth attempt in the last four months to wreck passenger trains in the same place. Previous at tempts were made by piling ties on the track, and were without serious results. The wreck Sunday was caus ed by removing the spikes and fish plates of two rails on the inside of a curve. The engine passed over the loose rails safely, but the mail car left the track and was dragged 100 yards along the embankment before the train was stopped. The next five cars, the express and baggage cars, the smoker and two coaches, went into the ditch. The end of the bag gage car went up in the air high enough to ground the telephone wires. Two Pullman sleepers remain ed on the track. Passengers Were Asleep. The passengers were asleep when the wreck occurred and became great ly excited, but soon formed a wreck ing crew and went to the relief of the men in the overturned baggage car. A window was broken and of seven men in the car, six were found in jured. Stretchers were made from car doors and the wounded were car ried to a nearby field, where a hos pital was improvised. An hour after the wreck, a relief train arrived from EZmporia and the injured were taken to Emporia. There 1h no clow to the wreckers. A track wrench anil claw bar were missing. and they were found In a pool of water near the wreck. MELINITE MOVES OUTLAW. Thug's Nerve Wilts When Explosive Blows Down Walls. Paris —The siege of the house In the village of Usseau. department of Deux Sevres, which an outlaw, heav ily armed, held in defiance of the au thorities, was brought to a conclusion Sumlay morning, when a lieutenant of engineers placed a charge of meli nite against the wall. The soldiers, forming a cordon, withdrew to a safe distance, the bugles were sounded and the melinite was exploded, destroying half the building. Then the gen darmes rushed In, only to find the out law hail escaped. In the meantime a commotion among the enormous crowd assembled near the house had been occasioned by the outlaw's ap pearance among them. The prisoner was formerly a gamekeeper, and is charged with shooting and wounding his late employer. During the siege he wounded four gendarmes. Go Back to Cave Life. Lawton, Okla. —It Is estimated from reports received from various towns and "new country," that EOOO caves are being dug. City officials and town boards are urging this, and some of them have passed ordinances requir ing it. At Hinton, Okla., the follow ing official public notice has been published: "On nights when clouds look at all dangerous, a sentry will be stationed in the bell tower, provided with a re peating shotgun. If there is appareat dangor he will ring the bell and fire a number of shots in quick succes sion. Also any person who sees a Ktorm coming when the sentry is not stationed will be expected to fire a gun." Snyder'* Dead Number 117. Snyder, Okla. —Four more of the persons Injured In Wednesday night's tornado died Sunday—Miss Mlie, Mr. Paulson, John McCart and Miss Bus ser—bringing the total number of known dead to 117. A number of per sons are missing and several of the Injured are In a critical condition. A poeketbook containing $32 was picked up today 10 miles from Snyder. It belongs to Mrs. James, who was killed and it was carried 23 miles in the storm. American locomotives, to the num ber of 100, sold In England In a single year. BPORTB. Central Washington will form a baseball league consisting of the fol lowing towns: Prosser, Pasco, W&lla Walla and North Yakima. John L. Sullivan, ex-champion pugil ist of the world, who is doing "stunts" at a Spokane vaudeville show house, says: "Regarding my proposed fight with Mitchell, there is nothing in the world would suit me better than to have a go with my old time friend to show the public which one has de teriorated the most, and I will clearly demonstrate t » the world that a man is some use after he is 40 years of i age. The* Yale freshmen eight won from the Columbia freshmen eight in their annual boat race on I«ake Whitney, j The double wrestling match be tween Two Feathers and McMillan, Jack O'Neil and Jack Curran, came off at Missoula Friday evening be fore one of the largest crowds that has ever attended exhibitions of this character in Missoula. Two Feathers won the match In one of the cleanest and best matches that has ever been seen in that part of the country. Jack O'Neil was declared the winner in the handicap with Jack Curran, but the purse was split between the two men. O'Neil was to throw Curran three times in an hour. It took him 34 minutes and 10 seconds to get the first fall, and in throwing him Cur ran was hurt badly by being thrown off the mat and falling into some chairs, knot-king him unconscious for nearly an hour. The first annual scholastic field and track meet at Pullman of the high schools of eastern Washington was a greater success than its promoters had hoped for, which means that it will be a regular event each year in the future. The following is the standing of the different towns in the recent Pullman track meet: I—Spokanel—Spokane 31% 2—Walla Walla 26 3—Lewiston 24% 4 —Waitsburg 12 s—North Yakima 10% 6—Wena tehee G 7—Ritzville 5 o—Oakesdale0 —Oakesdale 5 9—Garfield 4 10 —Davenport 1 11 —Watervme % o—Pa louse 0 o—Colfax 0 Jeffries Retires. Chicago.—James J. Jeffries, cham pion heavyweight pugilist of the world, has retired. Disease accom plished what no human being was ever able to do. A combination of rheumatism and malaria fever has put the pugilist out of the fighting game for all time, according to an an nouncement made by Jeffries, who has cancelled all his theatrical engage ments and started for California in an effort to regain his health. Jeffries Is going to Los Angeles, where he in tends to build a home. In the future it is his intention to devote his time to several valuable mining claims he and one of his brothers possess in Arizona. Before leaving for the Pacific coast Jeffries said: "Thank God, I am through with box ing. 1 have suffered more pain during tho last few days than In all my fights put together. Understand, I am not physically down and out, simply full of malaria and rheumatism, but I have decided to retire from the prize ring. I have two reasons for taking this course. My present physical condition Is one, and the other Is because there seems to be no one In sight to meet me capable of giving the public a run for Its money." Hilly Delaney, Jeffries' manager, and who practically brought Jim Cor belt to the front, will retire from the pugilistic field along with tho cham pion. BTANDING OF THE CLUBB. Pacific National. P. C. Spokane ... .— .. -- -- -769 Ogden .. -- -- -- .462 Boise .. .. .. -384 Salt Lake - -3G4 American. P. C. Cleveland .. .. .. .. .. .. -- -- .688 Chicago .. .. -- .. -- -- -579 Washington .. .. .. .. -- .. -- -571 Philadelphia .. .. .. -- -- -- -- .550 Detroit .. .. -- -- — .. -- -- -- -474 New York -- .. .. -- 444 St. Louia .. .j .. .. .. -- -- -- .421 Boston .. .. -- .. -- -- -- -- -- -381 National*. P.C. New York .. .. .. -- .. -- -- -- -773 Pittsburg .. .. .- .. -- -- -- -- .625 Chicago .. .. .. -- .. .. -- -642 Cincinnati .. .. .. .. -- .. -- .622 Philadelphia .. .. .. .. .476 Boston .. .. .. .. .. -- -- -391 Brooklyn .. -- -. .. -- -- -- -- -370 St. Louis .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .348 Rochester Union and Advertiser: The place for the pugilist, If there Is any place for him, la the prize ring. He has no business to have anything to do with decent amusements like baseball. Mexico bought 137 locomotives and 23.308 tons of steel rails from the United States in 11 months of 1904 calendar year. This was an Increase of 70 locomotives and 21,000 tons of steel rails over tke corresponding period of 1903. A woman who was plaintiff In an action in a London court the other day said she earned her living by lending out silk skirts, *hats and feathers to | working girls for holiday*. AROUNDJHE WORLD TELEGRAPH SHORT NOTES FROM ALL POINTS OF THE GLOBE. A Review of Happenings in Both Eastern and Western Hemispheres During the Past Week—National, Historical, Political and Personal Events. Admiral Dewey is better. The strike of the Chicago team sters is expected to spread rapidly during this week. Perini.— In a fight between work men and the rannle, one person was killed. The troops restored order. Colonel W. J. Wilmcre, one of the most prominent figures in distilling interests in Kentucky, died in St. Louis recently. A small tornado struck the resi dence part of Mcpherson, Kan., Sat urday afternoon, demolishing several small buildings. Florence, Col. —The heavy roof of the kiln room of the Portland cement works caved in Saturday, killing Reu ben Boyliss, Grove \iiller and George Leonard, workmen. Naples.—The eruption of Mount Ve suvius is more active." There have been heavy explosions, and the quan tity of lava emitted produces a mag nificent spectacle at night. Cedar Rapitls, la. —E. E. Enyder, the 01 in banker, who disappeared March last, has been returned to lowa. He was arrested in St. Ixjuis, charged with embezzling $125,000. Daniel Costable, the Italian who was arrested while endeavoring to force an entrance through a side door of the White House, was declared to be in sane and admitted to an asylum. Rome. —The pope has appointed Cardinal Satolli, former papal dele gate to the United States, to be pro tector of the sisters of charity of the Incarnate Word at San Antonio, Tex. An assignment has been made by A. C. Wilcox, a private banker, at the head of A. C. Wilcox & Co., 65 Liberty street, New York, develops the fact that the concern had a string of small banks in New York. Berkeley, Cal.—Consternation was among the members of the senior class when it was announced that 100 or more women and men of that class had failed to secure the requisite cred its, thereby making it impossible for them to graduate. The removal of the body of John Paul Jones from the old St. Louis (cemetery in Paris to the United States, thanks to the efforts of Gen eral Porter, the United States ambas sador, has called forth some interest ing comment in the European press. Hamburg.—The Kussian steamer Oorgistan, which wus brought from England and refitted liere as a repair ship, has been ordered to proceed im mediately to Libau. This causes the belief to obtain here that tint Kussian Fourth Pacific squadron is about to sail for the far east. St. Petersburg.—Admiral Nazi toff was shot and killed by an orderly in hi» room. The orderly fired three HhotH from a revolver at the admiral. The crime 1b attributed to the anger of the murderer at hiH dismissal from hit* duties as orderly ami being or dered to proceed to the front. Archibald McKerlardy, American conHul at MiiHcat, Arabia, wan mar ried at St. Margaret's church, West minister, Saturday, to Olive Christian Mavlery, an Hast Indian, who has spent five years working among the poor of London. The bishop of Lon don officiated, and Mfne. Calve partic ipated in the choral service. TAMPERING WITH MAIL. U. S. Inspector's Case Interests the President. Washington.—President Roosevelt is manifesting a particular Interest in the case of Marcus llraun, a special inspector of the United States immi gration service, who is having trouble with officials of the Austro-Hungarlan government, whom he charges with tampering with his official mall. In spector Braun complained of his treat ment to Ambassador Storrer, who ca bled to the state department some details of the situation. The charge Is made specifically by Mr. Braun that the Austro-Hungarlan government Is paying the steamship companies a large sunt each year to bring immigrants to this country, anil also that the Immigrants are being urged not to become American citi zens. The president cabled for the reports of Inspector Braun. and will go over them himself. Tampering with the mail of an official in a foreign coun try is a serious matter, and there Is no disposition on the part of officials of the department of commerce and labor to treat the complaint of Inspector Braun lightly. Commander Eva Booth Collapsea. Chicago.—Commander Eva Booth of the Salvation Army, collapsed Sunday night while preparing to address an audience In Orchestra hall. Her trouble was due to an ulcerated tooth, which has caused her Intense pain for several days. Baya Dewey I* Violently 111. New Vork. —Mrs. Dewey, wife of Admiral Dewey, sent a note to the Founders' and Patriot's dinner at the Hotet Astor Saturday night saying the admiral was violently 111. RITZVILLE the beit town ou earth— pure air and pure water, the garden apot of Eaat eru Washlugton. VOLUME 8. NUMBER 20. IRRIGATION DRAWS ATTENTION Washington and Oregon People Losing Millions of Dollars. At last public interest in the state of Washington in government irriga tion, which has been too long apath etic. is becoming stirred. As the facts sink into the public mind. It is real ized that the interests of Washington and Oregon have been woefully neg lected. Under the Irrigation act, the pro ceeds from the sales of public lands in 16 western states and territories are set aside as a government fund for the | reclamation of the arid lands of those states and territories. That fund now exceeds $27,000,000 and It is a deplor able fact that while the states of Ore gon, Washington and North Dakota contributed in round numbers $12,000,- 000 of the $27,000,000, not a dollar has been expended on government projects within these three states! The state of Washington has con tributed about $3,000,000, Oregon near ly $6,000,000, North Dakota about $4,- 000,000, and 49 per cent of the $3,000,- 000 from ti«.a state has been with drawn already and applied to irriga lion projects in other states. And this notwithstanding expert in vestigation has shown that in eastern Washington alone are 1,800,000 acres of irrigable lands which can be put under ditch. The great Dig iicnd project alone would reclaim about 1,000,000 acres. The scheme for im pounding the headwaters of the Yak ima river would reclaim about 450,000 acres more. The impounding of the waters of the I'alouse river in Wash tucna coulee would reclaim 100,000 acres of the finest soil in all the west. As much more land can be reclaimed by diversion of the waters of the Co lumbia at Priest Rapids. The Okan >gan country has a meritorious pro ject of 11,000 acres, and what is call ad the Kittitas project would reclaim 130,000 acres. BOGUS QUEEN 18 GONE. Also $40,000 She Extracted From Italians in Boston. Boston. —A woman who claimed to be Charlotta, wue of Maximilian, form er emperor of Mexico, and brother of Francis Joseph, present emperor of Austria, has, according to the Herald, left the city after securing about $40,- 000 from members of the Italian col ony on the pretense that she was a rightful claimant to the Austrian throne. "She is." the (ierald says, "being sought by over 100 residents of the north end district, who for almost eight years have been paying her money to enable her, as they sup posed, to gain possession of the Aus trian throre, upon which event tak ing place she promised that those who helped her would be made min isters and nobles and bo given vast estates. One woman, the wife of a prominent Italian, gave her $3000 on the strength of the promise that she should be made a duchess. An organ grinder contributed a few hundred dol lars, all his savings, with the under standing that he would be made court musician. Others contributed tens and hundreds on similar assurances. "Mysterious secrets, such as would overthrow the present Austrian ruler, were credited to the woman. When she appeared in Boston eight years ago It was mysteriously whispered among the few In the north end that Charlotta, sister In law of Em peror Francis Joseph, was In Boston in disguise, having escaped from llrussels, where she had for many years been confined In an asylum. "Latterly the Italians had become suspicious and began to hint openly that Charlotta and her henchmen were delaying matters. Recent visits to the throne room disclosed that the woman had left." WASHINGTON IMPORTANT POST. Russia Therefore Sends a Diplomat of i.ie First Rank. fit. Petersburg.—The appointment of Baron Rosen to succeed Count Cas sinl as Russian ambassador at Wash ing ion has not yet been gazetted, and the press here generally Is in Ignor ance of his appointment. Commenting upon Count Casslnl's successor, how over. ihe press uniformly recognizes the lm|H>riance of the role he will play. The Bourse (Jazette consider! ihe post at Washington one of the most difficult and responsible In the ItusHian diplomatic service. "America." the paper says, "now oc cupies a high position In the world's policies. Europe must listen to her on every Important question. Not on ly In the far eaßt, but In the near east the voice of America must be heard." GET MORE PAY AND QO TO WORK Strike of 14,000 Agricultural Labor ers in Porto Rico Enda. Washington, May 14.—The strike of the 14,(K)0 agricultural laborera In Por to Rico haß ended. They have secured 30 per cent Increase In wages and a nine hour day. Effects of Tornado. Snyder, Okla.—All the recovered bodies of victims of Wednesday's tor nado have been burled, shipped away or shipment provided for. The home less persons uave found shelter and the wounded are being carefully at tended. Eleven membera of the Fes senden faml.y were killed. Their bod ies will be sent to Orldley, Kan., for burial.