First National Bank,
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.
KILL DISEASE GERMS
SAVE EABORAND WORlty%^^M§
TtlWTimwnObE WORI& xJSSift
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
Livery, Feed and Sale
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.
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.
The funeral of Philip Yenney was
held at Walla Walla last week.
Spokane has abolished the vertical
system of writing in the public
J. H. Gluts, a retired rear admiral
of the United States navy, accompan
ied by his wife and daughter, are visit
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
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
Trains will be running over the
Spokane-Medical lake line by Aug
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
The raging water Is carrying the
dead through every street of Guana
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
The Mexican Central northbound
passenger train ran into a washout
north of Irapuato and was derailed,
the water running over some of the
Advices from Queretaro are to the
effect that there was no telegraphic
communication with Guanajuato last
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.
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
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
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
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
Everything from massage houses to
opium joints and "speakeasies" was
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
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
The number of police employed in
the raid is 400. The raid was made
on evidence secured by the Law and
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
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
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
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.
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
Dealers in Fine Wines,
Liquors and Cigars.
Cor. Railroad and C street, south tide.
Miss Maydee Cobb,
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,
Jobbing promptly attended to. Second
Street, two door* east of Pioneer
in and see my fancy, swell line of
J3TSpring and Summer Suitings to be made
JslT'up in fashion's approved styles and to
Pullman Sleepirg Cars
Elegant Dining Cars
Tourist .Sleeping Cars
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.
Or A. D. CHARLTON,
Asa't Gen. Pass. Agt.,
225 Morrison St.,
0. R. & N.
To Salt Lake, Denver, Kansas
Gty, St Louis, Chicago,
Ocean steamers between Portland
and San Francisco every five days.
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.
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
Next door to German-American State
J. W. GALBREATH, Prop.
Calls answered promptly night or
day to any part of the city. Headquar
ters in the Bailey barn.
BALED HAY FOR SALE
Telephone Main 207.
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 (
Carriage work and
F. W. THOM,
All work guaranteed and at reasonable
prices. 'Phone 285.
Jas. Schiewe & Co.
Estimates given on all kinds of build
ings. All work promptly attended to.
Mill—Back of N. P. Depot.
xml | txt