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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 faim and city property under especially favorable contracts. Pays interest on time deposits. Its officers are experienced and courteous and its directors among'the most substantial business men in the county. J. D. BASSETT, President. U. K. LOOSE, Vice Pres. R. C KENNEDY, Cashier. If you are going to build Call on White River Lumber Co. A full stock of Rough and Dressed Lumber and all Building Material also Heath & Milligan Ready Mixed Paints. OILS GLASS WALL PAPER WOOD COAL | Very Fine Board Is—Sawdust. | We have boards of all descriptions, sizes and Jif ffli styles. Our lumber is recognized as superior w Mk in many respects. Patrons are always able to im vL satisfy their wants at our yard W m Lath and Shingles in any quantity. Coal and Wood \Lf w at Best prices. w IMMllfflillf Scccccccccccc ccc ccc cwwl j HID Hi 115..: (I INCORPORATED j| |! Merchant Millers. W, j| j | Highest market price paid for wheat, sacked or In bulk. Manufac- ( 1 ' j | turers of the Celebrated Krone Patent Flour. All grocers < 1 ( sell It. Wheat storage capacity, 150,000 bushels. j [ Harris Bros., ===== Livery, Feed and Sale I Jm ..Stables.. Finest Turnouts in the city. Farmers' trade a specialty Ritzville 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. Frail Meat* and Poultry. Riik and Qane ia Season. The Palace Market, r.Tr 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. Faucher& Garvey D.' are open on south side of Railroad I 1 IT^rS, ■venue, Ritsvilie, prepared to do * *** Palatlng, Papering, kalaoalning and all? work in this lineof business Work dons in first-class manner and satisfaction guaranteed. Save your orders for us. WANTS T0"BIHTIN" CHINA REQUESTS A HEARING AT PEACE CONFERENCE. Claims She It Vitally Interested In Proceedings—Russia Favprs Sugges tion, but Japan Will Not Consent- Armistice Looked for Middle of August. Washington, July 11. —China's re quest to be represented in the Wash ington conference, on the ground that she is vitally Interested in its pro ceedings, has been received by the president and informally transmitted to the belligerents. Whether the presi dent has received the formal replies can not be learned, but it can be stated that while Russia is inclined to favor the suggestion Japan will not consent to it. Japan has already made public her assurance that Manchuria is to be re stored to China. That is one of the principles for which she says she has been fighting. Japan regards herself as fully capable of executing this promise without the assistance of China, and in view of China's inability before the war to cope with Russia in Manchuria, the Japanese government is unable to see what possible service a Chinese representative would be in the Washington conference. Moreover, the Japanese have all along taken the position that when peace negotiations were begun they would be conducted directly with Rus sia. It is altogether unlikely that the Washington government will press the claim of China, and the official view here fails to sympathize with the idea. The past week has Been few develop ments in the plans for the negotia tions. Negotiations for an armistice are not expected to be concluded un til after the plenipotentiaries meet. It is pointed out again that the beginning of the rainy season in the war zone removes the necessity for the Imme diate signing of an armistice. Little doubt is felt, however, that this will be the first subject discussed by the plenipotentiaries and probably their initial act will be the signing of a protocol providing for the cessation of hostilities for a lmlted period. No place has yet been finally select ed for the holding of the conference, but some place in New England will certainly be selected. It is believed here that the choice lies between Portsmouth, N. H., and Portland, Me., with the chances in favor of the former. It is believed here that instead of the president making tedious trip to Washington to meet the plenipoten tiaries, the plan which will be adopted is for the plenipotentiaries to go to Oyster Bay, where they will be jointly received by the president and formally presented to each other. They could go by boat thence to the place selected for the conference, returning to Wash ington at the conclusion of their labor for the formal signing of the treaty of Washington, provided their labors are so successful. BURIED ALIVE AND MAY DIE. Victim of Fake Hypnotism Drunk in His Grave. A man going by the name of Beno allowed himself to be burled alive by a man named Mars, an aeronaut, at Elko, Nev., to. few days ago, and after living for two days in his tomb he was taken from the place in an uncon scious condition and will probably die from the effects of his experience. A small tube reached from the top of his coffin to the top of the grave and the populace of Elko were charged 10 cents to look upon the man burled alive. Mars was supposed to be un der a hypnotic spell and carried his part out well until afternoon, when he was seen to be struggling in his casket and gasping for breath. It ap pears that he had been supplied with whisky through a tube by which he had been fed and had become drunk. He rolled against the tube and all air was shut out from the grave. A farmer looking through the tube saw Beno struggling for air, and with a number of companions immediately dug him out of the tomb, but not be fore he was nearly dead. M. Jaurez Print* Speech. The speech of M. Jaurez, the so cialist deputy, the delivery of which in Berlin Saturday was prohibited, ap pears In M. Jaurez'B paper, L'Human lte. It covers 10 columns and is a fervid, powerful and masterly appeal to the socialists of all countries, par ticularly those of France, Germany and England, to adopt a common pro gram against militarism and the cap italist, and work together in the cause of peace. It points out that a con flict between France and Germany and Great Britain would be a disaster to the world, each being necessary to civilization and each having a noble aim. Taft Party Departs. San Franctßco, July B—The steam er Manchuria, baring aboard Secretary of War Taft, Miss Alice Roosevelt and a large party of senators and con gressmen, sailed at 1 o'clock Saturday tor Manila. A throng of people was at the wharf to bid them farewell. New Building Collapses- One man was killed and two others Injured through the collapse of a new four story frame building at Ninth and Tehama Btreets, San Francisco, Satur day afternoon. The structure, the lower floor of which had been arrang ed for stores and the upper floors for a lodging house, had been completed all but the ■plumbing. Into the funnel of a steamer at the mouth of the Mersey flew a homing pigeon, and from its calcined remains was taken a metal band marked "H. P. 1901, 622." SPORTING NEWB. In every particular of physical de velopment except weight and leg measurements "Boomer" Weeks, the Spokane fireman athlete, has the re tiring champion pugilist, James J. Jef fries, outpointed. Weeks. Jeffries. 6 ft. 2 in Height 6 ft. 1% in. 215 pounds ...Weight... 225 pounds 25 years Age 30 years 38% Inches ...Reach... 87% inches 19 inches Neck... 17% inches 45 Inches Chest, n0r...4394 inches 49 inches ...Chest, ex 48 inches 36 inches Waist 33 Inches 16 inches Biceps... 16% Inches 13% inches ..Forearm.. 13% Inches 3 inches .Wrist 8 inches 23 Inches Thigh 15% Inches Calf 16% inches 8% inches Ankle 10 inches The Yale university baseball team has elected Frank O'Brien captain of the nine for 1906. Reports from Australia indicate that Miss Annette Kellerman, who has broken a number of swimming records in Australia, will accompany her fath er on a visit to England in the near future. She also expects to be in America some time during July or August. She is a fearless and won- Jerful high diver. Miss May Sutton of Pasadena, Cal., Saturday beat the British champion, Miss Douglass, by 2 —o, and thuß be comes British as well as American lady tennis champion. The Bcores were 6—3, 6—4. Earl Kiser was the star performer Saturday at St. Paul at the opening of the automobile race meeting which is jelng held at Hamline • track In con nection with the St. Paul automobile carnival. Kiser won each of the four svents he entered. He made his best time in the five mile open event, 4:45 md thereby defeated both Barney Oldfleld and Louis Chevrolet. Boston. —Martin J. Sheridan of the Greater New York Irish-American Ath- etic club won the American all round imateur athletic championship against four contestants. Sheridan broke the American record with 6820% points. Now that Boomer Weeks, the Spo kane man, is being boomed for pugil istic fame, with the prospect of a wel terweight championship match be tween Mellody and Ryan there In the fall, Spokane is receiving more adver tisement as a sporting city than any other town In the Pacific northwest. FRAUDORDERISSUED POSTMASTER GENERAL CUTS OUT BUSINESS OF ST. LOUIS BANK. Company Cannot Use the Mails— Glittering Offer* Are Made to the Public In Their Advertiiementa of the Great Profit* to Be Made by Buying Btock. Postmaster General Cortelyou has innounced the issuance of a fraud or der against the People's United States bank of St. Louis, Mo., its officers and agents, and E. C. Lewis, a publisher, affective July 9. The action bars the company from the use of the malls, after an investigation by the postal authorities as to the details of the business of the institution. The post master general, in his announcement tonight, says: "It is understood that the funds of the bank, which have not been borrow ed by Mr. Lewis in his enterprises, amounting to about two thirds of the total amount remitted, are deposited in bankß and will be available toward elmbursement of the stockholders, who number upward of 65,000. It is .he Intention of the officers of the poßtofflce department to cooperate with the secretary of state in Missouri in every proper way for the interests jf the investors and depositors." The People's United States bank was incorporated November 14, 1904, with a capital stock of $1,000,000. The capital stock was Increased March 15, 1905, to $2,500,000, of which $2,000,000 was paid in. The men chosen for the first board jf directors were Edward C. Lewis, Frank J. Cabot, Augustine P. Coakley, ISugene W. Thompson and Guy A. Ar bogaat. E. C. Lewis began advertising the bank in the February, 1904, issue of -he Woman's Magazine, a publication which he owned and controlled and which he had been publishing In St. Louis at the time for about a year. This publication has continued to car ry the advertisement of the bank ever jlnce that time. Early statement* regarding the oank were filled with hope and prom ise. In the Woman's Magazine for luly, 1904, it was stated by Lewis: "Since my article appeared in our last Issue over 10,000 subscriptions to the capital Btock of our bank have been received. Glittering Promises. "I am to turn nearly everything 1 Slave into cash, outside of my stock holdings in my present publication business, and expect to subscribe for it least $1,000,000 of the stock of our bank. I must pay cash .exactly the 9ame as you do, for my stock, as there is no 'promoters'' stock in this bank. When it opens its doors there will be a dollar in cash in the vaults for every dollar of capital stock, and every dol lar of my profits will go to increase the reserve of the bank each year. "Already the enormous success of the bank is assured. One banker of Chicago has offered to place $1,000,000 of our stock In a single day. A San Francisco banker subscribed for $500,- 000 of the stock, but was permitted to have only $600, and if any of my read ars fall to get In before all the stock is subscribed I shall not let this bank er have the $500,000." NEWS OF THE WORLD SHORT TELEGRAPH ITEMS FROM ALL POINTS OF THE GLOBE. A Review of Happenings In Beth Eastern and Weetern Hemispheres During ths Past Wssk—National, Historical, Political and Psrsonal Events. It is stated that no more gambling licenses will be issued in Mexico City after August 1, when all existing li censes expire. Acting on advice of the police, who have carefully investigated the situa tion, the governor general of Odessa has directed that elaborate precau tions be taken to prevent a massacre of the Jews of the city which is un derstood to have been planned for this week. Silas McDonald, who was for years cashier of the btate National bank of Oshkosh, Wis., committed suicide Sun day at Philadelphia by cutting his throat in the presence of his wife. He had been in ill health. Thousands of delegates attended the 19th annual reunion of the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks at Buffa lo, N. Y., this week. Kiel. —First Lieutenant Nirrnhelm, commander of the torpedo boat "S-24" which collided with the battleship Woerth July 5 killed himself with a revolver at his residence, doubtless from humiliation which he suffered over the accident and the probability of his professional career being ruined. Mr. Adee, second assistant secretary of state, who has just returned to the United States from France, in which country he made a tour on his bicycle, has assumed the duties of acting sec retary of state. A. C. Van Riper, whose name was mentioned In Secretary Wilson's re port as having received advance infor mation on the condition of the cotton crops, made a sensational statement In which he declared he had nothing whatever to do with the plans of man ipulation of the government cotton re port. Rumors continue in circulation at Rome concerning Pope Pius leaving the Vatican. One of the highest au thorities at the Vatican, however, as sures the Associated Press that all of these stories are fabrications. The case of Charles C. May, who was arrested in Boston on the charge of being a fugitive from justice from the state of Washington, was called before Commissioner Hodge Saturday, but was continued a few days. May is at liberty on $5000 bail. He has been indicted in Washington on the charge of misappropriation of funds of the Big Bend National bank of Davenport. Two blocks of Ooldfleld's (Nev.) business and residence section was to tally destroyed by fire late Saturday afternoon. The loss is estimated at $200,000. The fire originated in the basement of Mrs. Wilson's millinery store from a gasoline stove. Bringing the first news to come out of Nome since the wires went down the middle of last month, the steam ship Zeaiandia reached Seattle from the north Sunday, en route to San Francisco. The Zeaiandia reports that all of the steamers of the Nome Beet concerning which there has been much speculation during the past week, are safe, and that the delay in their reaching Seattle on their return voyage was occasioned by eight days of Buch severe weather as to make it impossible to handle cargoes on the lighters. REVIVALS CAUSE IT. Epidemic of Brain Disease In Kansas Cities. Investigation by the state hoard of control of charitable institutions the past week shows that counties in] which lengthy religious revivals have been held during the last year have high records for the number of Insane persons sent to asylums. "insanity," said H. C. Bowman, a member of the board, "seems to have followed religious revivals like an epi demic. Reno county, where there was a protracted revival early last year, has sent 52 insane persons to the state asylum In Topeka in 12 months. I And this epidemic of insanity has also followed revivals hem in Topeka, Kan sas City, Winfleld, Wichita and other places." Killed by Her Husband. In full view of 20 of their neighbors, John Crane drove his wife from her home at 1101 Bales avenue In Kansas City, Mo., and, as she was fleeing Into the street, he shot her four times In the back, killing her instantly. A large crowd assembled, and threats of lynch ing were freely made, but the prompt arrival of the police, who took Crane in charge, prevented violence. Mrs. Crane, who was 39 years old, filed a divorce suit against Crane last April, alleging that he had fraudulent ly secured possession of property of hers worth $225,000. She had inherit ed this property from a former hus band. Bhoot Prisoners In Leg. IrontOD, Mo. —A gang of masked men overpowered and bound Sheriff Mar shal early Saturday, forced their way into the county jail and flred several shots at William and Arthur Spaugh, prisoners held on the charge of hav ing murdered Sheriff Polk several weeks ago. Each of the Spaughs re ceived three bullets in the legs, but were not seriously Injured. The raid ers then dispersed. Jap Flag on Russian Soil. With the Japanese flag hoisted for the first time on Russian soil, after 18 months of war, the importance of tne landing on the island of Sakhalin is generally admitted both In newspaper comment and In government circles. Complete occupation of the island is regarded as a foregone conclusion. Theophlle Delcasse, who has just re signed as foreign minister of France, began hit career as • newspaper man. BRAVE WOMAN IS KILLED. Attempt* to Defend Her Home and la Shot. Bakerifleld, CaL, July 11. —Mrs. Mary Van Dorse was murdered at her home In this city. Her husband re turning from work at 4 o'clock found her lying in a pool of blood In the doorway of their house with a bullet wound in her breast. Apparently the woman had been dead about an hour. By her side was a small caliber pistol, with one empty chamber. About 3 o'clock in the morning six shots were heard in the vicinity of the Van Dorse home. It is thought that Mrs. Van Dorse was awakened by some one trying to enter the house, got up and went to the door to investi gate. Seeing the intruder, she fired at him, and was In turn shot and killed. SPOKANE Wholesale Produce Prices. Potatoes, $1.0001.10; new potatoes, $1.60 cwt; onions, Australian, $6.25 cwt; new onions, $1.75 cwt; green on ions, 10c doz; cabbage, $2.50 cwt; as paragus, 6©7 c lb; 'rhubarb, 2ft©3c lb; oranges, $303.50 case; lemons, $3.25® 4.00 case; home grown strawberries, $1.50 crate; red raspberries, $1.75 per crate; black raspberries, $2 crate; pie cherries, 3 ©4c lb; May Dukes, $1.25 crate; currants, $2 crate; peaches, 40c box; apricots, 75c®$l box; eating ap ples, $2 box; plums, $1 box; gooseber ries, $2 crate; oranges, $3.5004 box; cantaloupes, $4.50@5 crate; radishes, 25c doz bunches; green peas, 3c lb; cucumbers, $1.2601.75 box; hothouse cucumbers, $1.25 doz; new beets, 30c doz bunches; turnips, 25c dz bunches; string beans, 4c lb. Wholesale Feed Pricu. Bran, $18 ton; bran and shorts, $19; straight shorts, $20; white shorts, $21; corn, $1.4501.50 cwt; cracked corn, $1.55 cwt; timothy hay, $14 ton; al falfa hay, $11 ton; oil meal, $2 cwt; grain hay, $12013 ton; rolled barley, $1.45 cwt; whole oats, $1.5501.60 cwt; oats, $1.70 cwt. Prices Paid to Producer*. Vegetables and Fruits—Ben Davis apples, 40c box. Live Stock—Steers, $3.3503.50 cwt; sheep, $202.50 cwt; hogs, $5.50 cwt; veal, $6 cwt. Poultry and Eggs—Chickens, hens, 13c lb live weight; roosters, 607 c lb live weight; eggs, $5.50 05.76 case. Creamery Products, f. o. b. Spokane —First grade creamery butter fat, 20 ft cents lb. Hay and Grain —Timothy, $11012 a ton; alfalfa, $9.50 ton; oats, $1.40 cwt.' Ten Downed by a Bolt. Ten persons were prostrated and rendered unconscious Saturday by a stroke of lightning in Prospect park, Brooklyn. , Mgr. Vaugban, who for some years past has been a familiar figure in bo many pulpits, has Just entered the Carthusian order, the strictest order In the Roman Catholic church, it the Certosa in Lucca. Every monk in this order observes perpetual si lence, except for one hour in the week, abstains always from flesh meat, and, with the exception of the choral ser vices In the church, remains always in his cell. There are four towns In the Philip pines with a population exceeding 10,- 000 each, and 35 with a population ex ceeding 5000. Manila Is the only in corporated city in the islands, and Its Inhabitants number 219,928. A serum for hay fever is used by physicians in the island of Heligoland. RitzvNle Steam Laundry For first class work call on us. Local agency, Grit man'* Drun store. Laundry called for and delivered. Gentlemen's laundry repaired. Atent for Monroe Street Cleaning and Dyelnt Works, Spokane. Hltxvlllc, Wash 11 j I! Meat Market I ! • ond < Beta\l Butchers A I Fresh meats, poultry, fish, J '. butter and lard, always for J J sale at lowest ptices. 5 (» Your patronage very kindly 5 ! solicited. ? J. M. ANUKLL A. W. ANGEL!, ANGELL BROS., Dealers in Fine Wines, Liquors and Ggars. Cor. Railroad and C street, south side. M W. JENNINGS^-- Merchant Tailor. JjgrCome in and see my fancy, swell line of ISFSpring and Summer Suitings to be made JEHr*up in fashion's approved styles and to Ear ßU it purchaser. NORTHERN PACIFIC RAILWAY Bou Pullman S!eepirg Cars Elegant Dining Cars Tourist Sleeping Cars To_ Chlcago, Washington, Philadelphia, New York, Boston and all pointa Eaat and West. Through tickets to Jdtan and China, via the Tacoma and Northern Pvllle Steamship Co. and American line. Through Tickets to St. Paul, Minneapolia, Duluth, Fargo, Grand Forka, Crookston, Winni peg, Helena and Butt*. Passengers must get permit* for local freight* 67 and 68. For Information, time cards, map* and tickets, call on or write L. E. PASKILL, Agent Rltivllle, Wash. Or A. D. CHARLTON, Aas't Gen. Pase. Agt, 226 Morrison St., I Portland. Oregon. 0. R. & N. To Salt Lake, Denver, Kansas City, St Louis, Chicago, New York. Ocean steamers between Portland and Ban Francisco every Ave day*. LOW RATES ! Tickets to and from all parts of the United States, Canada and Europe. For particulars, call on or address, D. HOUSE, Agent, Washtucna. J. M. Kauffman, House Safety guaranteed. m , 1 have all necets- JVlOVing ary apparatus and Is My machinery fortrane n . 7 porting large struc rsusiness tures on short notice «ith neatness and dispatch. Excavating a specialty. Charges Reasonable. City Market A neat place, with all the latest, mod em improvements. Fresh meats and poultry always kept on hand. Fish every FrMay. Prices on fresh meats re duced. Call on "Pittsburg George"ami he will always treat you courteously and his prices will be found right for the customers. Tinnel Block, Next door to German-American Stat* bank, Ritzville. iiiii J. W. GALBREATH, Prop. Calls answered promptly Bight or day to any part of the city. Headquar ters in the Bailey barn. CHARGES REASONABLE BALED HAY FOR SALE Telephone Main 207. pfifnrn 5 RITZVILLE V SEBASTIAN OTT, Prop C C Everything new, cosy, neat and f J clean. All service is fi stclass. J I Headquarters for commercial f 3 traveling men Sample rooms J V and suites. Two dining rooms, v n Leading hotel of the city ( Horseshoeing Carriage work and General Blackunith, Chas. Ebener F. W. THOM, City Scavenger. All work guaranteed and at reasonable prices. 'Phone 285. J. J. Joyce, Practical Plumber. Jobbing promptly attended to. Second Street, two door* east of Pioneer State bank. RITZVILLE. WASHINGTON.