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First National Bank,
Ritzville, Washington. Capital and Surplus, $110,000. Is the oldest, largest and only national bank in Adams county. Offers its customers every facility consistent with conservative banking. Places loans for term of years on farm and city property under especially favorable contracts. Pays interest on time deposits. Its officers are experienced and courteous and its'directors'aniong'the most substantial business men in tlie county. . D. BASSETT, President. U. K. LOOSE, Vice Pres. R. C KENNEDY. Cashier. SOMEBODYSMD J "MINTED FLOORS KILL DISEASE GERMS SAVE EABORAND WORlty%^^M§ TtlWTimwnObE WORI& xJSSift (^MM^CEDPJOXTINGnOQR^^^m) The Most Perfect of Floor Paints N \\aN^- THE SUREST GERM-KILLER AND " LABOR-SAVER EVER PRODUCED READY FOR USE YOU CAN APPLY IT PUT lIP IN QUABT, HALF-GALLON, GALLON CANS For sale by White River Lumber Company. | Very Fine Board Is—Sawdust, $ jg We have boards of all descriptions, sizes and B styles. Our lumber is recognized as superior W ■k in many respects. Patrons are always able to tih it satisfy their wants at our yard X IS Lath and Shingles in any quantity. Coal and Wood Mjjr I at Best prices. W 181. PM»■ Hit UPI 1 IH [ling i 115... I INCORPORATED j) ; Merchant Millers. J p T TuK' e M..«er, || | Highest market price paid for wheat, sacked or In bulk. Maniifac- ( 1 , turers of the Celebrated Krone Patent Flour. All grocers ' 1 i sell It. Wheat storage capacity, 150,000 bushels. 1 Harris Bros., Livery, Feed and Sale ♦.Stables.. in the citj. Farmers' trade a specialty RiUville Electric Light Co* Leave all orders and complaints at office second floor of the Pioneer State Bank block and the same will receive prompt attention. C. O. GREENE, Owner and Manager. W. C. REEDER, Carries a complete line of Harness, Saddles and Blankets* Also a very large stock of Furniture and Sewing Machines. - Fresh Meats aid Poaltry. Fish and Qame in Season. The Palace Marketer Call at our new clean quarters on Main street and be convinced that we sell only the best meats at an hon est price. Everything firstclass. We invite your patronage. JOHN LaFRENZ, Proprietor. aucher & Oarvey D e open on south side of Railroad X I " 1 *■> -1 enne, Ritzville, prepared to do ilntlag, Papering, Kalaoatlaing and all] work in this lineof business Work, ne in Ant-claw manner and satisfaction guaranteed. Save your orders for as. WmWESt STATES WASHINGTON, IDAHO, MONTANA, AND OREGON NEWS ITEMS. K Few Interesting Item* Gathered From Our Exchangaa of tha Sur rounding Country—Numeroua Aecl danta and Personal Event* Take Plaee—Outlook la Bright. WASHINGTON NOTES. The funeral of Philip Yenney was held at Walla Walla last week. Spokane has abolished the vertical system of writing in the public schools. J. H. Gluts, a retired rear admiral of the United States navy, accompan ied by his wife and daughter, are visit ing Spokane. Thursday and Friday, July 20 and 21, have been decided on as the dates for the Spokane business men's excur sion, which this year will go to the Coeur d'Alene mining country. The second annual picnic of the Stevens County Pioneer association, held at the fair grounds In Colvllle, was one of the most enjoyable events of the year. The comptroller of the currency has approved the application of Auguste Peterson, Harvey, N. D., and associates to organize a new national bank at Sedro-Woolley, to be known as the "First National Bank of Sedro-Wool ley." Capital, $25,000. John P. Stevens, a former Spokane man, will be chief engineer to the Panama canal. Arthur H. Holmes, a lineman em ployed by the Washington Water Pow er company, while working on a pole Saturday afternoon. In some way took hold of a high voltage wire and waß instantly killed. Trains will be running over the Spokane-Medical lake line by Aug ust 1. In Judge Poindexter's court at Spo kane Saturday afternoon eight felons stood at the bar and received senten ces to the penitentiary aggregating 71 years. Vertical writing has been discarded in the public schools at Seattle. A Belllngham company has secured a contract to furnish 2200 tons of dog salmon to Japan. Arrangements have been made to place 10,000 rainbow trout in the lakes and streams of western Klickitat county. A house owned by J. Z. Culzer and occupied by John Campbell as a resi dence near Valley, was struck by lightning recently and set afire. Mr. Campbell and family saved most of their furniture and personal effects. The house was a total loss. The Yakima Commercial club has passed a resolution to be presented to the secretary of the interior asking that official not to approve the state selections of lands in the Yakima val ley. The sentiment of the commercial club is practically the sentiment of the whole people of the Yakima val ley. The annual picnic and live stock show of the Ewartsviile grange open ed Monday in Lyle's grove, seven miles west of Pullman. The little town of Diamond, 10 miles west of Colfax, was almost wiped out by fire recently. D. G. Klinefelter, proprietor of the Palouse Electric Light & Power com pany, has closed a contract with M. J. Shields of the Moscow Electric Light & Power company, whereby Mr. Shields will furnish the Palouse plant with 275 horsepower for local use. The wires will be strung and the available current turned on November 1, next Saturday was Tacoma day at the Lewis and Clark exposition and an ex cursion party of nearly a thousand people made the trip. Believing that an attempt has been made to vote a number of illegal vot ers in the coming Walla Walla elec tion, informations against eight em ployes of the state penitentiary have been signed and sworn to. The state board of coiltrol has awarded to F. C. Tubbs of Seattle the contract for building the new hospital at the Soldiers' Home; contract price $5893. That about 14 per cent of Spokane's population derives Its support directly from the railroads running out of the city is a fact. Lewis county added another sensa tional murder to her record Sunday, the murderer committing suicide soon after killing his victim. The tragedy occurred near Rifle, a postoffiCe 42 miles from Chehails, In eastern Lewis county. Mack Jußtlce about noon met Julian Coleman near Rifle and they quarreled over liquor. During the quarrel Coleman shot Justice in the head with a revolver. Both men were armed with pistols. Coleman fled down the road about half a mile and shot himself with the same revolver with which he had killed Justice. Justice and Coleman were unmarried and each about 25 years old. IDAHO SQUIBBS. George Golderoy, a prominent rancher and sheep man living a few miles caßt of Weiser, was seriously injured recently by a large hay der rick falling on his head and back while stacking hay. Offlcials say gambling must cease in Weiser. Three men—John Bailey, John Mcllargue and William Burgess —were arrested and fined. News that a grand Jury has been called at Boise to Investigate the Ida ho alleged timber frauds has created a stir In Lewiston, as It Is alleged frauds In that vicinity In particular are to be Investigated. Thomas Hertle of Nampa is rejoic ing over a big Bturgeon catch in the Snake river. He successfully hooked four of them, the largest weighing 264 pounds, which was not bad for this country. It took him an hour and a half to land It. It is estimated that 100,000 bead of sheep will be shipped from Welser this season. Rev. Dr. Rosa Baker, pastor of the First Baptist church at Boise, has left tor London to attend the Baptist World's congress, July 12-19. The first cases In Shoshone county to come under the juvenile court act, which was passed at the last session of the legislature and which went into effect during May, were brought re cently at Walla Walla. J. B. Davles has received from the manufacturers a Holt 1905 side hill combined harvester, which he expects to operate In the vicinity during the coming season. As the ground Is very rough and grain grows to an extreme height, the result of the venture will be watched with interest In this nei ghborhood. The capitol building commission has formally accepted the plans of J. E. Tourtelotte & Co. for the new capitol. The plans call for a building that wnl cost $800,000 and the construction of which will extend over several years. The central portion of the building will be erected first. Then the school recently purchased will be torn out and the west wing will be constructed. Lastly the present capitol will be re moved and an east wing built. The supreme court has decided a case brought to determine the legal ity of the proposed issue of $12,000 of bonds for the school of science building at the university. The de cision Is against the bonds. OREGON NEWS ITEMB. Epworth league chapters of Port land have formed a union. Roy H. Miller, late cashier of the defunct bank of Sumpter, .convicted of obtaining money under false pre tenses in issuing a check for $15,000 at the time of the purchase of the bank, has been sentenced to three years in the penitentiary. MONTANA NOTES. The Bank of Belt, located In the town of the same name, recently was burglarized, the big safe blown open and about 11000, largely in silver, se cured. The door of the big safe was blown open with dynamite. The inner compartment steel chest containing the funds of the bank was not opened, the burglars evidently being fright ened away. The Kendall mine, the Fergus coun ty property, is employing about 125 men. The property is paying divi dends of $350,000 a year. The electric hoist is In place. County Assessor Jerry Sullivan has Increased the assessment on the ma chinery and supplies of the Amalga mated Copper company in Silver Bow county $1,013,560. The returns of valu ation as made by the various compan ies were Increased that amount. A conference of state ohapters of the Daughters of the Amerioan reyolution of Montana was held at Hamilton last Tuesday. Five thousand dollars will be distrib uted at the inter-state fair race meet ing at Bozeman daring the latter part of August. A complete list of the events has 'been published, together with conditions, and rules to govern the meet. It is reported that there is a crazy man in the mountains just south of Anaoonda and that usually he runs like a soared wolf when any one approaches. The merohants of Anaounda prepared a large number of floats for the Fourth of July parade. That feature of the oelebratlon was one of the finest in the state. An unknown man as reoently fonnd dead along side the railroad traok one mile west of Silver Bow station. It is supposed that he was traok by a train while walking along the traok. Oeorge E. Pieroe, who is wanted in Valley oounty for the murder of a dep uty sheriff two years ago, duiing a jail break in whioh Pieroe and three others escaped, has just escaped from the oounty jail in Harrisonville, Mo., where he had been oonflned awaiting the arrival of Montana offioers. HUNDREDS WERE DROWNED. Flood Sweep* Guanajuato, Mexico, Resulting In Ruin and Death. Mexico City, July 4.—Reports are current here that from 500 persons up ward, with one report claiming even 1000, have been drowned in a great flood at Guanajuato, mining city, the important seat of activity by several large American and British com panies. Late tidings are that Guanajuato is completely flooded and water Is al ready invading the higher parts of the town, while there is fear that Laolla dam may give away, which would mean complete and general ruin. The city is built In a great gorge in the mountains and the streets run up the mountainside in picturesque fashion. a The lower streets became raging torrents bb the water poured in rivers down the upper streets. Doors were smashed in by the force of the water and windows were no protection against the furious flood. A dispatch to President Robinson of the Mexican Central railroad says there are 1000 dead at Guanajuato. The town of Marafllo, just below Guanajuato, was completely wiped out. The raging water Is carrying the dead through every street of Guana juato. In Guanajuato the water is up to the second story of the Hotel Union. Great damage has been wrought to the street car line. There is only one way the people get to Marafllo, which is with mules or afoot. Telegraphic communication with Guanajuato is cut off and it Is supposed Laolla dam was completely destroyed, but this can not be confirmed. The Mexican Central northbound passenger train ran into a washout north of Irapuato and was derailed, the water running over some of the cars. Advices from Queretaro are to the effect that there was no telegraphic communication with Guanajuato last night. Messengers who managed to get out of the city say the water stands from three to four feet deep in houses and shops in the lower part of the city, and that the citizens have gone to the mountains carrying their valuables. Swarms of 17 year locusts have appeared In southern Wisconsin. SECRETARY HAY DIES LAST SATURDAY HORNING AT NEWBURY, NEW HAHPHSIRE. It Wat Thought the Secretary of State Wat on the Way to Recovery—Hii Wife Wai at Bed Side— Hi« Life a Series of Political Successes— Worked Under Lincoln. Seoretary of State John Hay died last Saturday morning. The signs i tu rn edlatly peroeding hia death were those of pulmonary embolism. Mrs. Hay and Drs. Soudder and Murphy were at the secretary'a bedside when the end oame. The secretary bade goodnight to his wife and to his attending physicians about 10 o'olock Friday night, at the olose of the best day he has had since his illness. The local trouble was clearing up satisfactory, according to Dr. Soudder. The seoretary suffered none of the old pains in Mb oheat whioh characterized his earlier illness. He had been perfectly oomfortable all day and happy in the anticipation of leav ing his bed for the greater freedom and comfort of a oouoh. At llo'olookhe was Bleeping quietly. A few minntes after 12 o'oook he oall ed the nurse, who at onoe summoned Dr. Soudder. Both Dr. Soudder and Dr. Mnrphy hastened to the bedside. The seoertary was breathing with diffl oulty and expired almost immediatley afterward at 12:26. Short History, John Hay, secretary of state sinoe 1898, was born in Salem, Ind., Octo ber 8, 1888. He was a son of Dr. Charles and Helen Leonard Hay. He received a common school eduoation at Warsaw, 111.; took an aoademio coarse at Springfield, 111., and was graduated at Brown university in 1868, reoeiving the degrees of A. M. and LL. D. U later years the degree of LL. D. was conferred upon him by Prinoeton and Western Reserve universities. Soon after being graduated he was admitted to the Illinois bar and began to take a deep interest in public affairs. Appreciating his ability and attain ments and with a knowledge of his per sonal worth, President Lincoln appoint ed him one of his private secretaries, in whioh position he gave oonspiouous service. In the war period he was brev eted oolonel of United States volun teers and was appointed assistant ad jutant general. Later he was secretary of legation at Paris, Madrid and Vien na suooessively, receiving in these posts a thorough diplomatio training and displaying natural aptitude for grasp ing affairs of an international charac ter. He served with oredit to himself as oharge d'affaires for a short period at Vienna. From 1879 to 1881 he served as first assistant secretary of state nnder Presi dent Hayes. In 1881 he was appointed president of the international sanitary conference and subsequently was en gaged in literary pursuits until 1897, when he was appointed ambassador to Great Britain by President MoKinley, succeeding Thomas F. Baynard. On Septembre 20, 1898, he was appointed secretary of state.to suooeed William R. Day, who had just resigned. Seoretary Hay won literary diotin tionby his "Pike County Ballads" and "Castilian Days" in 1871. With t John Q. Nicolay he wrote an authoritative life of Linooln, entitled "Abraham Linooln." He was also author of sev eral other works whioh added to his literary reputation. In 1874 Colonel Hay married Clara Stone of Cleveland, Ohio. 'Services at Cleveland. Private services will be held in the chattel at Lake View cemetery, Cleve land, at 11 a. m. Wednesday. Mrs. Hay received word Sunday that Presi dent Roosevelt would attend the ser vices. It is expected that members of the cabinet will act as- honorary pall bearers. The funeral party will In clude Mrs. Hay, Clarence Hay and Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Mather. RAID IN TENDERLOIN . Philadelphia Police in One Night Make 2000 Arreete. Philadelphia, July 3. —By one of the most gigantic police raids in the history of any municipality the new administration of Philadelphia, em phasizing its hold on the city govern ment, has swept clear of questionable resorts a territory of 20 square miles, including the tenderloin and fine resi dential districts, and let loose a flood of scandal that will wreck scores of homes. Everything from massage houses to opium joints and "speakeasies" was closed. The station houses could not begin to hold the prisoners, and from mid night last night until 9 o'clock this morning five magistrates labored to dispose of the cases. Hardly a man on the police force slept all night and every patrol wagon In the city was In constant requisition. One hundred and fifty houses were entered and 2000 prisoners, men and women, taken. The approximate amount of fines Imposed upon the men found In the places Is $5000. The approximate amount of ball im posed upon the proprietors and In mates totals $100,000. Three hundred quarts of champagne were confiscated, also 100 cases of cigars, and gambling devices of all kinds. The number of police employed in the raid is 400. The raid was made on evidence secured by the Law and Order society. Letters are dropped two or three times a day on to a wren which is sit ting on her eggs In the letter box of D. Baker, an English draper, but the bird keeps Its place. In Japan every boy up to the age of 13 Is known in his own family by a child name ("Osana-na"), which he then exchanges for the appellation to be borne through life. NEWS OF THE WORLD SHORT TELEGRAPH ITEMS FROM ALL POINTS OF THE GLOBE. * Review of Happening! In Both Eastern and Weatern Hemispheres During the Past Week—National, Hietorlcal, Political and Personal Events. The interested eyes of 1,000,000 en thusiastic Epworth Leaguers are turn ed upon Denver, Col., this week for the seventh annual international conven tion of the Epworth League was call ed to order Wednesday, and the ensu ing proceedings will be the theme of conversation in Methodist homes all over the land. - There are persistent rumors current in Washington that the unexpected visit to the United States of Major General Leonard A. Wood is due to the fact that he is obliged to undergo a serious surgical operation. It is said that he has had some trouble with his head which necessitated his return from the Philippines to consult specialists. Mrs. Augusta Chapin, one of the best known woman's rights agitators in the country, Is dead from pneu monia in a hospital at New York. She was 69 years old, and had been ill. Charles H. ireat of New York has succeeded Ellis H. Roberts as treasur er of the United States. Mr. Roberts, who had held the position for eight years, has left for Utlca, N. Y., where he will make his home. Oyster Bay, L. I. —Henry Seymour, of Wantage, L. I, unarmed and ap parently harmless, was arrested at Sagamore Hill while making repeated and persistent efforts to see President Roosevelt He was released on prom ise to leave town at once. It is believed in ofticlal circles Hay will be succeeded by Joseph H. Choate. Society has now a rare bit of gos sip in the rumored Intention of Lieu tenant General Nelson A. Miles, U. S. A., retired, to lead to the altar the blooming widow of Philadelphia's fa mous Dr. Huidekoper. John Deeny, 19 years of age, messen ger, while returning from the bank with $1500 in a wallet was held up at Chicago by a man who threw red pep per In his eyes and grabbed the money and escaped. The St. Petersburg police have dis covered eight completed and 22 half completed bombs and 50 cannlsters of explosives in a house occupied by a government employe in the village of Vera near Tsarsko-Selo. RitzvHle Steam Laundry For first class work call on us. I<ocal agency, Gritman's Drug store. Laundry called for and delivered. Gentlemen's laundry repaired. Agent for Monro# Street Cleaning anil Dyeing Works, Spokane. Hitzvllle, Wash j! Model= | !| Meat Market ! !j SftiSSfi Butchers i * Fresh meats, poultry, fish, J J. butter and lard, always for J J sale at lowest pices. V I' YotSr patronage very kindly # 1 | solicited. J •%%%%%%%«%%»%»%«%• J. M. Anukll A. W. ANOKI.L ANGELL BROS., Dealers in Fine Wines, Liquors and Cigars. Cor. Railroad and C street, south tide. Miss Maydee Cobb, Piano Instructor. Those desiring instrumental instruction will And her at residence of W. J. Hatinington. Private lessons given at studeutsYovenience. lessons, 75 cents i»er hour. W. D. McCollom Contractor and Builder, Estimates furnished. New shop near St. Paul & Tacoma Lumber Co'i. wood yard. J. J. Joyce, Practical Plumber. Jobbing promptly attended to. Second Street, two door* east of Pioneer State bank. EITZVTLLK. WASHINGTON. M W.JENNINGS—- Merchant Tailor. in and see my fancy, swell line of J3TSpring and Summer Suitings to be made JslT'up in fashion's approved styles and to suit purchaser. NORTHERN PACIFIC RAILWAY Buna Pullman Sleepirg Cars Elegant Dining Cars Tourist .Sleeping Cars To- Chicago, Washington, Philadelphia, New York, Boeton and all pointa East and Weet. Through tickets to Japan and China, via the Tacoma and Northern P»"ifle Steamship Co. and American lino. Through Tickets to St. Paul, Minneapolis, Duiuth, Fargo, Grand Forks, Crookston, Winni peg, Helena and Butte. Passengers must get permits (or local freights 67 and 58. For information, time cards, maps and tickets, call on or write L. E PASKILL, Agent. Rltsville, Wash. Or A. D. CHARLTON, Asa't Gen. Pass. Agt., 225 Morrison St., Portland. Oregon. 0. R. & N. To Salt Lake, Denver, Kansas Gty, St Louis, Chicago, New York. Ocean steamers between Portland and San Francisco every five days. LOW RATES! Tickets to and from all parts of the United States, Canada and Europe. For particulars, call on or address, O. HOUSE, Agent, Washtucna. J* M. Kauffman, HoUSC Safety guaranteed. 1 have a " nece » B " IVIOVUIg ary apparatus and Is My machinery for trane- R,,_: ' porting large struc ousiness tures on short notice with neatness and dispatch. Excavating a specialty. Charges Reasonable. City Market A neat place, witli all the latest, mod ern improvements. Fresh meats and poultry alwayß kept on hand. Fish every Friday. Prices on fresh meats re duced. Call on "Pittsburg aeorge"and lie will always treat you courteously and his prices will be found right for the customers. Tinnel Block, Next door to German-American State bank, Ritzville. NEW ill J. W. GALBREATH, Prop. Calls answered promptly night or day to any part of the city. Headquar ters in the Bailey barn. CHARGES REASONABLE BALED HAY FOR SALE Telephone Main 207. nnrfrn i RITZVILLE V SEBASTIAN OTT, Prop C r Everything new, cozy, neat and r f clean. Ail service is fi'stclaßS. J f Headquarters for commercial f J traveling men. Sample rooms J V and suites. Two dining rooms. C x Leading hotel of the city ( Horseshoeing Carriage work and General Blacksmith, Chas. Ebencr F. W. THOM, City Scavenger. All work guaranteed and at reasonable prices. 'Phone 285. Jas. Schiewe & Co. Incorporated. CONTRACTORS Estimates given on all kinds of build ings. All work promptly attended to. Mill—Back of N. P. Depot.