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A live publication de
voted to Adams couuty
and resources of the Pa
cific northwest, circu
latee among prosperous
people who petronlse ad
vertisers.
$1.50 PER ANNUM
ADAMS COUNTY NEWS
Offices: News Block, C street bet Msln
and Railroad avenue, opposite First iia
tional Bank. Telephone No. 183.
PROFESSIONAL*
DR, PASCAL W. YEARSLEY,
DENTIST
Room 3. Pioneer State Bank Building
RITZVILLE WABH.
Oat Vapor Administered.
Graduft'S of Medu-Cblrrurglcal college, Phil*-
delphlPa. Crown and brld|e work, Kill
lnf, extracting and plate work conforming to
the practice olmadern dentistry.
J O. GLENN, D. O.
OSTEOPATHIC PHYSICIAN
Graduate of American School of Osteopathy,
Kirksville, uuder A T Still, founder ol
the School of Osteopathy.
Miss Clara Morris, Assistant.
Offices: Opposite First National Bank building.
Walter Staser,
LAWYER
Insurance. Abstracting.
Money to Loan on Real Estate.
J. 0. Mogan. C. W. Ratbbun
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 Oritman Building.
W W. Zent. O. E. Lovell, Bert Linn.
ZBNT, LOVELL ft LINN,
LAWYERS.
Insurance, Notary Public, Money to
Loan on real estate. Office up
■tairs. First Nat'l Bank.
Ritzville, 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 ■,
RITZVILLE. WASH.
AUCE C FRENCH
United States Commissioner
Final proofs taken and filings and other
land entriea made.
RITZVILLE, WASH.
O. R. HOLCOMB,
Attorney and
Counsellor at Law.
Will practice in all the O. B. Court!
and Department! and all Washington
Court*. Office Kitzville, Wash.
W. D. McCollom
Contractor and Builder,
Estimate) furnished. New shop near
St. Paul & Tacoma Lumber
C'o's. wood yard.
T. W. Hauschild, President,
A. J. Woinach, Vice-President,
W. W. Zent, Secretary and Treas.
Empire State Title, Insurance
and Trust Company
Incorporated.
Capital, $6,000.00
Directors —J. D. Bassett, T W. Haus
child and G. 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. Offlos, over First
National Bank, Rltavllla, Wn.
Adams County Abstract Co.
(Incorporated.)
The only abstract books In Jdani
county.
Abstracts promptly mad*.
Accuracy guaranteed.
Office in Gritman Block.
0. K. Barber Shop,
H. Goddard, Prop.
First-class and up to date.
BATHS—Hot of CoM.
Palace Hotel
thing comfortable and cozy, with mod
ern furnishings. Twe blocks north of
Pioneer State bank, Second street.
M. J. HURST, Prop.
V. R. CUNNINGHAM, JR,
Real
and Load
Broker.
a> Mw glTsa prompt attenttoa.
An earneat advocate In the cauaa 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.
* Few Interesting Items Gathered
From Our Exchanges of the Sun
rounding Countiy—Numerous Aeel
dents and Personal Events Take
Place—Outlook Is Bright
WASHINGTON NOTES.
H. F. Gibson, a druggist, and Mrs.
James Mitchell, wife of a furniture
salesman, were drowned in Lake
Washington, near Seattle. An up
turned boat with wearing apparel be
longing to the couple was found on
the bank of Union bay.
Saturday afternoon during the Ritz
ville-Palouse ball game, within 20
rods of the grounds, William, the 13
year old son of John Davison of Pa
louse, was drowned while swimming
in the river.
Harry C. Boyd blew out his brains
at Spokane last Friday night He was
the assistant general agent of the
Hamburg-Bremen Fire Insurance com
pany and had been in the insurance
business In the northwest for 28 years.
He was one of the largest stockhold
ers in the Big Bend National bank of
Davenport, Wash.
R. H. Chilton of Dayton, aged 65
years, in a fit of despondency placed
a 44 caliber revolver to his right ear
and sent crashing through his brain
a bullet that caused instant death.
Unless the state takes some steps
immediately toward the appointment
of a deputy Are warden with Jurisdic
tion in this county the whole country
to the north and northeast of Seattle
will be in names within the next few
weeks, says Oame Warden Reif.
The body of Albert Irving was found
in Kettle river, about five miles above
Danville, and taken to Curlew for
burial. Irving was driving logs down
the river and was drowned May 12.
The place where the body was found
was 12 miles from where the acci
dent occurred.
Ulysses S. Orant, son of the Illus
trious federal commander in chief, is
spending this week in Spokane.
Marshal Lyons of Toledo has arrest
ed Hezekiah Hall, familiarly known in
his native home in Lee county, Vir
ginia, as "Hike" Hall. He Is wanted
in Lee county for the alleged murder
of John Grubb and divers other seri
ous offenses. Hall admits that he kill
ed Grubb, but claims that he did it
in self defense. He stated to Sheriff
Urquhart that he had killed eight
men, remarking that some men would
never be good until they were dead,
and that he had run up against eight
men whom he found it necessary to
make "good." The man is 58 years
old and quite gray.
Seattle's foreign export business for
June amounted to nearly >4,000,000,
being greater than that of any previ
ous month In the history of the city.
The Northern Pacific hauled 655
cars of lumber out of Tacoma in
June.
The legality of the $200,000 Issue
of school bonds for Tacoma has been
sustained by the supreme court. The
money will be used for the construc
tion of a high school in that city.
Graduates of the law department of
the University of Washington will be
admitted to the senior class of the
Yale law school on presenting their
diplomas.
The Wenatchee cannery has com
pleted the first week of its existence.
Mr. Foy, the manager of the canning
company, says that everything Is mov
ing off in first class order, and in the
first week's run over 12,000 cans of
cherries have been disposed of.
Ed Stlckney, J. H. Malone and Jas.
Leslie, escaped convicts from the
United States penitentiary at Mc-
Neill's Island, have been captured.
W. A. Davis of Stepto has discover
ed a new and effectual method of de
stroying squirrels. Mr. Davis sent to
lowa for some ferrets, which he uses
to hunt squirrels, which are one of the
greatest pests of this section. The
ferrets are trained to go Into the holes
after the squirrels and either catch
and kill them or drive them out of the
boles, where dogs catch them. Mr.
Davis took three ferrets and two dogs
and went into the fields. In leas than
two hours he had killed 62 squirrels.
Solon H. Seaman, aged IT years, was
drowned while swimming In the Spo
kane river about 2 1-2 miles above the
city limits Sunday afternoon.
The entire alfalfa crop around We
natchee was badly damaged and In
sections entirely ruined by the heavy
rains of last week. The crop was all
down.
Fire which started in the basement
of F. B. Wright a Co.'s paint and wall
paper store at Spokane at 1 o'clock
Saturday afternoon, did damage es
timated at more than $90,000.
In the person of Louise Colotchl, the
Spokane police have unearthed aa
heiress to a |150,000 fortune in Ban
Francisco.
E. J. Lewis, the real estate broker
In Seattle, wanted at Wheaton, 111.,
for frauds amounting to more than
$40,000, will return without extradi
tion.
IDAHO NEWS.
Miss Lucy Aiken, a telephone opera
tor at Moscow, received a severe shock
Sunday afternoon while working at
the lone distance board, and will not
be able to work for several days.
Fred Sweetman was killed Sunday
morning by a train, a mile weat of
Iwelser. When seen by the engineer
he was lying doubled up in the center
of the track. The engineer could not
tell wehther It was a man or a bundle
of clothes, but applied the air and be
gan whistling as soon as he observed
the obstruction.
Two daughters of John Blemqulst,
aged 15 and 20 years, have been
drowned while bathing in the Idaho
canal. It is believed that one of the
girls stepped into a hole and the other
tried to rescue her. Both attended
school at Welser, and were at home
for the vacation period.
Tom Henry Moxmox, a Nez Perce
Indian, has been arrested by Deputy
United States Marshal Schattner, on
a charge of Introducing liquor on the
reservation and also with committing
an assault upon a United States of
ficer.
Philip H. Craven, inventor of the
Craven slimes table, has arranged for
the Installation of a test table at the
Federal Mining & Smelting company's
concentrator near Wallace. The ap
paratus Is now being manufactured
and will be shipped to the Coeur d'-
Alenes Jul/ 15.
The lone highwayman who held up
the Meadows-Warren stage recently
secured between $1200 and $1500. In
the registered mall was about $1000
In golddust being sent out by the
Golden Rule Placer Mlnli g company
operating near Warran. No clew has
been obtained as to the identity of the
robber.
For the first time in the history of
Boise the saloons were closed on Sun
day, the doors having been closed at
12 o'clock Saturday night to remain
closed until 6 o'clock Monday morn
ing.
' W. Clayton Miller, assistant general
manager of the Federal Mining &
Smelting company, in the Coeur d'-
Alenes, has been made general mana
ger, to succeed Fred W. Bradley, re
signed.
OREGON NEWS ITEMS.
Timothy J. Ryan, pumpman at the
E. & E. mine, near Sumpter, was lit
erally blown to pieces Saturday eve
ning at 5 o'clock by a blast. He was
stationed at the bottom of the main
shaft when the explosion occurred. It
is supposed he left his post to go to
another portion of the mine and walk
ed directly into the zone of the blast.
Only portions of the mans' body were
recovered, the lower limbs being all
that could be picked up intact.
The Preston-Parton flouring mill at
Athena, which has been shut down for
the past few weeks, undergoing the
annual overhauling and repairing,
will open up again on July 15.
September 14 has finally been de
cided upon as the date for Missouri
day at the Lewis and Clark exposition.
Governor Folk states that he will be
present on that day.
The buildings of the Eastern Oregon
State Normal school are undergoing
thorough repairs and preparations are
being made for the accommodation of
tne increased number of students
which every indication at the present
time seems to predict.
The Trail concessionaires did not at-'
tempt to open their attractions Sun
day, as they stated was their Intention.
The Lewis and Clark exposition au
thorities absolutely refused to recede
from their position.
MONTANA ITEMS.
The Swift Current Oil, Land & Pow
er company has struck oil in great
quantities in Its well in the Swift Cur
rent field near Browning, 125 miles
northwest of Great Falls. Several
hundred gallons of oil of high grade
have been moved from the well and
there Is now In the well oil to the
depth of over 150 feet. The strike has
been made at a depth of about 1050
feet.
The house of E. B. Carter, who re
sides In the Musselshell country, was
struck by lightning during a severe
thunder storm recently. Mrs. Cinna
mon, a member of the family, had the
sleeves of her dress ripped open and
both arms were slightly burned. The
current passed down her body and
tore off both her shoes. How she es
caped Instant death Is a mystery. The
chimney was torn from the roof and
the building was otherwise badly dam
aged.
After an illness of a year or more,
resulting from a cancerous growth In
his nose and the general weakness of
old age, Colonel Wilbur F. Sanders, a
pioneer lawyer of Montana, attorney
for the vigilantes In the early days
of the territory when the community
waa overrun with desperadoes, one of
the foremost citizens of the state and
one of its first United States senators,
died at his home In Helena last Fri
day. Colonel Sanders was born In
Leon, N. Y„ May 2, 1834. educated at
Phelps (New York) academy and ad
mitted to the bar at Akron, Ohio. He
enlisted In the 64th Ohio volunteers,
participated In the campaign about
Nashville and resigned in ISI2 on ac
count of 111 health.
Because her husband deserted her
to travel with the Crow Indian base
ball team and because he sold her
share of the tribe's cattle and spent
the money for whisky, Tlliie Suis, a
full blooded Crow squaw, has begun
action to secure a divorce from Geo.
Suis. The complaint was filed in the
district court at Livingston, and is the
first of the kind of record in the west.
Miss Nannie Brown, an 18 year old
colored domestic girl, while searching
for a stray cow near the Homestake,
half a mile east of Butte, stumbled In
a gopher hole, out of which had been
thrown several small particles of
quarti in which the gold fairly glit
tered.
The Russian minister at Rio
Janeiro and all his family are Budd
hists, while the Japanese minister and
his secretary are Christiana.
RITZVILLE, WASHINGTON. JULY 12. 1905.
MUTINEERS GIVE UP
HAVE SURRENDERED TO GOVERN
MENT OF ROUMANIA.
The Battleship Knlaz Potemkine has
Been Formally Transferred to Rus
sian Navy—All Supplies Had Been
Exhausted—Everything Portable of
Value Had Been Carried Away.
Kustenji, July 11. —Following orders
received from the Roumanian govern
ment, the Kniaz Potemkine has been
formally transferred to the Russian
navy. Admiral Kruger sent a flag
lieutenant on boaru the vessel and no
tified the ollicer in command that he
was ready to transfer the Russian
crew to the battleship. This was done,
tne Roumanian flag hauled down and
the Russian hoisteU after the usual sa
lutes had been tired.
An Inspection of the vessel revealed
everything in the wildest confusion.
All of the supplies had been exhaust
ed, the oliicers' cabins had been looted,
the money taken from the ship's strong
box and everything portable of value
carried away.
For the last three days the vessel
has been navigated by a sublieutenant,
who was kept at his post by a guard
with a revolver at his head. It is de
clured that all of the mutineers want
ed to surrender at Udessa, but that
they had been cowed by their leader,
Alaluschanko, who knew that if he
was captured by the Russians he
would be promptly hanged.
The crew of the Potemkine was sent
into the interior today and the muti
neers were given an enthusiastic re
ception.
Seven officers were prisoners aboard
the Knlaz Potemkine. They were in a
pitiable condition from ill treatment
They declare that Matuschenko him
self killed 10 officers of the battle
ship.
All Papers Destroyed.
All the papers and books belonging
to the vessel were destroyed.
It appears that the decision to sur
render the Kniaz Potemkine was made
when it became evident that no other
vessels would Join in the mutiny. The
crew of the battleship seemed to be
unaware of the surrender of the
Georgi Pobiedenosnez, and thought she
was also coming to Kustenji to capitu
late.
Three Junior officers of the Potem
kine, who had been forcibly detained
on board of her after the mutiny, were
released here and are awaiting orders
from Admirable Kruger. Their swords
were returned to them before they
were sent on shore. They declare that
the men were respctful to them all
of the time that they were on board,
but that they were kept under surveil
lance all of the time. They are appre
nenslvc as to their treatment when
they get back to Russia.
Torpedo Boat Goes On.
After the surrender of tho Potem
kine the Roumanian officers boarded
torpedo boat 2t>7. which bas accom
panied the battleship on her wander
ings. To their surprise, they were told
by the men on board of that craft
that they were loyal to the czar; that
they had not mutinied, and that they
bad accompanied the battleship under
compulsion. They asked that they
be given coai enough to see tbem to
Sebastopol. The Roumanians feared a
trap aud demanded that the torpedo
boat either be surrendered or that she
leave port within half an hour with
out taking on either coal or supplies.
After consultation, the men In com
mand of the torpedo boat decided to
return to a Russian port, and sailed.
$20 PER MINUTE WAGER.
Guarantees to Carry Cowboy 2656
Miles in 48 Hours.
Los Angeles, Cal. 10. —The special
train of Walter Scott, the "Cowboy
Croesus," left Los Angeles for Chicago
over the Santa Fe at 1 o'clock Sunday
afternoon on what Is expected to be a
record breaking trip between the two
cities. The Saiua Ke has guaranteed
to get Scott into Chicago, a distance of
265G miles, in 48 hours, which is four
hours quicker than the run has ever
been made.
In addition there Is an agreement be
tween Scott and the passenger depart
ment of the railroad by which the com
pany is to forfeit $20 per minute for
every minute they run over the spe
cified 48 hours up to a total of $1000.
On the oiher hand Scott is to pay the
company $20 per minute for every min
ute that the company beats the guaran
teed time up to $500. It is Scott's in*
tention. if he succeeds in lowering the
record between Los Angeles and Chi
cago. to charter a train when he
reaches the latter city and make a try
for the record between Chicago and
New York.
Strangled With His Queue.
Strangled to death with his own
queue, the body of Lin Moon Chuck, a
Chinese physician, was found lying in
the entrance of a squalid Chinese
house in Chinatown in San Francisco.
It is supposed that he was decoyed to
that place by a fictitious call to attend
a sick person and then killed and
robbed. He was known to carry con
siderable money, and also had some
valuable diamonds and jewelry.
Lotters are dropped two or three
times a day on to a wren which la alt
ting on her eggs in the letter boi of
O. Baker, an English draper, but the
IMrd keeps its place.
ANOTHER SCANDAL LIKELY.
Department of Agriculture Is Under
Fire.
If the scandal in the department of
agriculture, involving the integrity of
the crop reports, should develop Into
such gigantic an affair as is now inti
mated may be possible it would far
overshadow the postofflce department's
troubles.
Originally It was merely charged
that there bad been a leakage, by
which advance information reached
speculators concerning the report on
the cotton crop. This causcd tho sus
pension of Edwin S. Holmes, assistant
statistician of the department. Then
came the more serious charge that the
figures of the crop conditions had
been tampered with and the public had
been given a dishonest report, while
favored speculators had been permit
ted to know iue truth.
On the heels of tills report of the
manipulation of the figures came the
intimation, from Secretary Cheatham
of the Southern Cotton association,
that before he was done he would raise
seaious question as to the honesty of
all the crop reports. This brings the
matter up close to the northern and
western farmer, as it has already been
brought to the southern planter.
The allegation involves the reports
on corn, wheat, oats, fruits, hay and
every agricultural staple. The gov
ernment reports have been supposed
the most reliable.
LATE NEWS.
Walter St. Clair, aged 11 years,
hanged himself in San Francisco last
Monday. The boy was ordered by his
mother to obop some wood and he be
came sulky. Later Mrs. St. Clair
found the lad's dead bodv hanging in
the cellar.
James Hamilton Lewis, formerly
congressman from the state of Wash
ington and now a resident of Chicago
has been appointed by Mayor Dunne to
be corporation counsel for the oity of
Chicago.
The Chicago Daily News correspon
dent at Stockholm cables as follows:
War between Sweden and Norway,
with the Norwegians as the aggressors,
is declared to De an imminent danger
by Dr. Sven Hedin, the well known ex
plorer, who has addressed a passionate
appeal to the Swedes in America to
oome to the rescue of the father land
by raising a naval defense fund of $6,-
000,000. Hedin asserts that the people
of Sweden have lapsed into unbeliev
able apathy with regard to the nnion
orisis and require urgently to have ag
gressive patriotism preached to them
by Sweden's sons and daughters across
the sea. Norway, according to Hedin,
is realizing Sweden's indifference and
unpreparednesa and is preparing for at
tack. It has pade all. its plana for
falling upon Sweden, when it deems
the psyohologiosl moment hss arrived.
Ten deaths and more than a score of
prostrations resulted Mondsy in New
York oity from the intense hest wsve
whioh visited the city. A grateful
breeze from the in a measure
to tempebr the torrid tem|ierature and
exoeasive humidity, but the suffering,
especially in the swarming tenement
house quarters, was intense and throug
hout the day the ambulanoea were Kept
busy removing sunstroke patients to
the various hospitals.
The news of the mutiny in the Blaok
sea reached the Rusaina army through
the Japanese, who fired night shells
obarged with proclamations conveying
the information to[the Russian advanc
ed poaitions and scattered the procla
mations broadcast. Rain is fall in tor
rents, and all activity at the front bas
oeaaed.
RACE RIOT IN NEW YORK.
Two Persons Shot in Bsttle at Base
ball Game.
New York, July 11.—Two persona
were shot, one probably fatally, In a
light between mobs of whites and ne
groes in West Sixteenth street. The
trouble began when Henry Hart, a col
ored man, was attacked In the street
by a number of white youths, who ac
cused him of Interfering with a ball
game.
A shot flred from a negro tenement
struck Mrs. Mary Donohue, who was
ittempting to lead a child out of the
tenement, in the head, inflicting a
probably fatal wound.
The police broke Into the house and
arrested Albert Mlddleton, who Is sup
posed to tiave flred the shot, and Ave
other negroes.
In spite of the presence of a large
body of police reserves, desultory
fighting between whlteß and blacks
continue until a sudden downpour of
rain scattered the combatant*.
Llnevltch'a Army It Mutinous.
The Toklo correspondent of the Lon
don Dally Telegraph declares that
General Linevitch haa sentenced sev
eral Russian officers to death for cir
culating seditious circulars, and on the
authority of the paper's Japanese cor
respondent at Mojl, Japan, asserts that
all Poles and Jews In Linevitch's army
are mutinous and are constantly sur
rendering so as to enjoy a pleasant
captivity as prisoners of the Japanese.
Cashier Stole *309,000.
Hageratown, Ind. —Cashier Bowman
of the Hageratown National bank, who
committed aulclde on July 3, waa a de
faulter to the extent of at leaat $309,-
000, It has developed.
In Memory of Hay.
Philadelphia, July 10.—A meeting In
memory of John Hay waa held In the
synagogue B'nai Halberatam Sunday
by Roumanian Jewa. The attendance
waa very large.
EIGHT MEN , KILLED
PREMATURE EXPLOSION OF BIG
BUST OF ROCK POWDER.
Accident Happened Near New Cumber
land, Pa.—All Victims Were Em
ployes of Pennsylvania Railroad—
Jury Returned Verdict—Unknown
Cause and Contractors Not Blsmed.
• Harrlsburg. Pa., July 10.—Eight men
were blown to pieces and two others
were injured by the premature explos
ion of a big blast of rock powder on
the Pennsylvania railroad improve
ments near New Cumberland at 7:30
o'clock this morning. The accident
occurred directly acrosß the Susque
hanna river from the scene of the
Pennsylvania railroad wreck on May
11, in which 3 persons were killed and
many others injured.
All of the victims of today's disas
ter were employes of P. S. Kenbaugh
& Co., incorporated, contractors, who
are now building the double tracks for
the Pennsylvania railroad to connect
with the Enola yards.
The bodies of the men were terribly
mangled and particles of flesh and
bone were scattered for a distance of
200 yards from the scene of the explo
sion. The dead:
James Wiseman.
Arthur Green.
Robert Thompson.
Frank Mullach.
Three Italians and one Slav, known
only by numbers.
An inquest was held this after
noon. The Jury rendered a verdict of
premature explosion from an unknown
cause, and no blame attached to the
contractors.
NEW CZARIS WANTED
A special telegram to the Chioago
Daily News from St. Petersburg says:
From a most reliable sooroe yoor
correspondent is informed that the
looal reform leaders of Moeoow, most
of whom hold offioial appointments,
have resolved that if the esar should
persist in his unyielding attitude they
will convoke a national assembly and
elect another ozsr.
Nicholas, however, seems to appre
ciate the gravity of the situation. His
objeot in selecting Washington as the
site for pesoe negotistions and Count
Mnravieff as one of the envoys was to
gain time. He hoped that in the mean
time the Interior troubles wonld sob
side and that Ueneral Llnevitoh, hav
ing been reinforced, wonld show the
Russians in a favorable light in the
field.
Events have npset the oalonlations.
The country is torn by revolution.
Moscow itself threatens to name a pro
vincial government.
Japan has now ocoupied the islsnds
of Sakhalin and brought the war into
Russian territory. Ueueral Hasegawa
is hastening to invade the provisoe of
Ussnri, and thus the Japanese envoys
will have a right to demand a cession
of territory.
Mnravieff will now prooeed to Wash
ington at k once. The osar will also
leave for Moaoow. He will instrnot
various mayors of oities now in con
ference there to meet him at the Illen
sky palaoe, where he will declare his
readiness to yield to their requst forte
forms aud will ask foi their support.
HILL ROADS MADE MONEY.
G. N., N. P. and Burlington Ars Blq
Profit Esrners.
The fiscal year of 1904-5, Just con
cluded, waa the greatest In the annala
of the Hill system of railroad lines.
Profita for the Great Northern are es
timated at 18 per cent on Us stock,
Northern Pacific profits at 13 per cent
and Burlington earnings are placed at
approximately $9,000,000 for Its Joint
owners. The latter fact is given spe
cial stress, as Indicating the remark
able development of business since the
road was purchased by Mr. Hill four
years ago. Striking results have been
attained by placing the Burlington un
der the direction of exceptional oper
ating talent.
The Hill system of roada haa In
round figures 20,000 miles of main
track. On this main track there are
outstanding a little more than $400,-
000,000 of bonds, making $20,000 per
mile of bonded debt and a little less
than $400,000,000 of stock, being a lit
tle less than $20,000 per mile of stock.
This excludes the Burlington joint 4s,
but includes the Burlington Btock. The
whole is selling at a market value of
about $63,000 per mile. This valuation
Includes iron ore lands held by the
Lake 9uperlor company In trust for
Great Northern. The fixed charges of
the system average about $1160 per
mile, while the net earnings are about
$3400 per mile, or substantially three
times the fixed charges.
No "Pull" Goes.
An important order haa been Issued
by President Roosevelt, announcing
the policy hereafter to be followed by
the administration In making appoint
ments or promotions in the military
branch of the government. The pres
ident orders that If any offlcer of the
army or navy hereafter a hall aollclt In
fluences, aalde from the recorda of his
service on 111* In the war or navy de
partment, in order to obtain promotion
or assignment, he should be debarred
thereby from the advancement or de
tail which be la seeking.
RITZVILLE
the bent town on earth
pure air and pure WHter
the garden spot of Ka*t
ern Washington.
VOLUME 8. NUMBER 28.
JAPAN'S ENVOYS EMBARK.
Amid Music of Bands and Dischar
of Fireworks.
Yokohama. —The steamer Mlnne:
ta of the Great Northern line, havi
on board the Japauese peace plenli
tentiaries, sailed for Seattle at 4:
Saturday afternoon. The governor
Yokohama and civic bodies escort
the envoys to the pier, where tli
were received by a military euard.
At the pier the plenipotentiaries at
their suites entered launches and we
conveyed to the Minnesota, which w
dressed with flags, as were all tl
other ships in the harbor. The Mi
quis Ito, Premier Katsura, the oth
members of the cabinet, Mr. (irlsi oi
the American minister, and staff we
among those who accompanied Han
Komura and his party to the Minn
sota.
An enormous crowd with bands •
music assembled at the water froi
and general enthusiasm was manifet
ed, bands playing patriotic airs at
the crowds discharging fireworks.
On arriving on board the Mlnnesot
Baron Komura and those who accot
panted him partook of a collation, ti
ter which the ship sailed amidst
storm of banzais. The Japanese guar
ship Takoso fired a salute of l'J gut
as the Minnesota put to sea escort)
by a torpedo boat and a naval stean
er.
The Japanese plenipotentiaries at
Baron Jutaro Komura, the forelg
minister of Japan, and Kogoro Tak:
hlra, the minister to Washington. A<
companylng Uaron Komura frot
Japan are Colonel Tachibana, of tli
war office; M. Yamaza, director of th
bureau of political affairs; M. Salti
director of the bureau of.informatlot
and H. W. Dennison (American), at
viser of the foreign office, and a nun
ber of Interpreters, clerks and other
appointed to assist the plenipoter
tlarles. Premier Katsura will act a
foreign minister during the absence o
Baron Komura.
SAYS ENGLAND IS UNPREPAREI
Lord Roberts Delivered Hot Speed
on Their Military Protection.
London.—Field Marshal Lord Rob
erts created a sensation in the house o
lords Monday evening when in length;
and well considered speech he deliber
ately expresssed his opinion as a praci
teal soldier that the military force o
Great Britain waa inadequate, imper
feotly trained and totally unfit to ap
hold Great Britain as a first claw
power.
Lord Roberts did not blame the rot
eminent, which, he said, was actuate!
by a national feeling, but he soathiugl}
attacked the people of England, who
he said, showed no antional feeling to
ward the military until danger arose.
Then, said Lord Roberts, the soldiei
was the pet of the people, but this wai
only an evanescent euthnniasm which
did not entail self sacrifice and psssec
away aa soon as the danger disap
peared.
The speech was delivered in connec
tion wiht a motion introduced by tht
Earl of Wemyss and March (conserva
tive) traversing Premier Balfour'*
statement regarding the impossibility
of the invasion of Great Britain and
urging the neoesaity of keeping u|
sufficient lnad forces to repel any poss
ible invasion.
Lbrd Roberts said the lessons of the
ttonth African war bad been forgotten.
He had no hesitation in saying that
the armed foroes of Great Britain as s
body were now aa absolutely unfitted
and unprepared for war as they were
when the Sooth African trouble broke
oat.
He deolared emphatically that the
choice lay between o< ntcr.ption 01
some practical system of univein.il
training, and that only by such means
would it be poaaible for Great Britain
to possess armed forcea organized and
trained to meet tLe demands of the
empire in the event of war.
Lord Roberts, continuing, asserted
that any discussion of Great Britain's
military position within the limits of
the motion proposed by the Karl of
Wemyss and Msroli would be entirely
unavailing. The oountry had to deal
with a question of infinitely great im
portance, the Jqoestion of the life or
death of the empire, the issue of wl.icb
depended upon Great Britain being
ready to defend her eaatern possessions
and at the same time take psrt in any
affair nearer home, either of which
necessitated the placing in the fle.d of
an army as large and efficient as that
of any of the European countries, all
of whioh might be regarded as nations
in arms.
INDIANA TRAINS IN COLLISION.
Were Going at the Rat* of 60 Milaa
an Hour.
While running at the rate of CO mile*
an hour an eastbound New York fast
mall train on the Big Four collided
with the westbound freight, No. 99,
which was pulling Into a Biding at Oak
all, Ave miles west of droenrastle, Ind.
Fireman Tippy, aged 40, of Indlan
apolls was fatally, and Engineer A. M.
Carner of Mattoon, 111., was seriously
Injured. Both of the Injured were on
the mall train. The engine, one mall
car and the combination car left the
track and ran 50 feet Into a corn field.
Cigarette Smoker Jailed.
Edward Hammel, traveling salesman
for a medicine company, who has been
convicted of smoking cigarettes, and la
serving a sentence of 2d days in de
fault of payment of a fine of $26 and
coats assessed by Judge Foster of ut
terbein, Indiana, will In all probability
be compelled to serve the entire sent
ence.

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