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roted to Adams county and resource* of the Pa cific northwest. Circu lates among prosperous people who petronise ad- • $1.60 PER ANNUM. ADAMS COUNTY NEWS Offices: News Block, C street bet Main and Railroad avenue, opposite First Na tional Bank. Telephone No. 183. PROFESSIONAL. DR. PASCAL W. YEARSLEY, DENTIBT Room 3, Pioneer State Bank Building RITZVILLE WASH. Oas Vapor Adminimtered. Gradnaiaof Medo-Cbtrrurf teal college, Phila delphia. Pa. Crown and bridge work. Fill ing, extracting and plate work conforming to the practice ofmadern dentutry. Walter Staser, LAWYER Insurance. Abstracting. Money to Loan on Real Estate. C. W. RATHBUN, i Attorney at Law. General practitioners In all conrts State and Federal. Collections and Insurance. Examin ation of titles. Office, rooms 6 and 7 Urltman Building. W W. Zent. O. E. Lovell. ZENT * LOVELL, LAWYERS. Insurance, Notary Public, Money.to Loan on real estate. Office up stairs. First Nat'l. Bank. Ritsville, Wash. DR. F. R. BURROUGHS. Physician and Surgeon. Office: Second St., between D and E, RITZVILLE, WASH. O. R. HOLCOMB, Attorney and Counsellor at Law. Will practice in all the U.S. Courts and Departments and all Washington Courts. Office Ritsville, Waih. C. W. BICE, M. D., Physician and Surgeon. OFFICE: Second floor Grltman block. Phone 828. Night calls promptly attended to from office. RITZVILLE, WASH. J. C Mogan, Attorney at Law Room 1, Tfnntl Block. RITZVILLE, WASH Dr. David A. He wit, PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON AH calls answered —day or night. Office: In rear of First Nat'l Bank block s Adams County Abstract Co. (Incorporated.) "The only abstract book* Id 4dam county. Abstracts promptly made. Accuracy guaranteed. Office in Gritman Block. J. J. Joycc, Practical Plumber. Jobbing promptly attended to. Second Street, two doors east of Pioneer State bank. RITZVTLLK. WASHINGTON. Ladies and Gents' Garments Cleaned prtaaed and repaired by L. S. DAVIES, Satisfaction gnarantMd. Over RoaenofTa Drug store. Model— — Meat Market «d°H?tVu Butchers Fresh meats, poultry, fish, buttrr and lard, always for sale at lowest p ices. Your patronage very kindly solicited. -THE BRUNSWICK- Billiards and Pool Beat table* in Eastern Washing ton, out? id of Spokane. Cigars, Confectionery and Soft Prinks. Gas Fredrickson, Prop. Tinoel block, Hitzville. Waah'n An oariMSt advocate in the cause of Economy, Progression, Conservatism and Reform; the faithful champion and defender of Truth, Honesty and Justice; the foe of Fraud, Incompetency and Corruption In Public Affairs. NEWS OF THE WORLD SHORT TELEGRAPH ITEMS FROM ALL PARTS OF THE GLOBE. A Review of Happening* in Both Eastern and Western Hemispheres During the Past Week—National, Historical, Political and Personal Events. A (ire that followed a violent explo sion destroyed the hat factory of Frederick Cummings Sons & Co., at Orange, N. J., causing a loss of $300,- 000 and throwing GOO persons out of employment. The Great Northern, Northern Pa cific and Soo lines hare filed witn the Minnesota state grain and ware house commission notice of a 10 per cent reduction in grain rates. The police of Kacine, Wis., it is announced, have been ordered by their chief to shoot at autoists who refuse to stop when commanded to do so. With money pouring in nt the rate of a millian dollars a day from insur ance alone, the banks of San Fran cisco are more crowded with deposits than ever in their history. National Bank Examiner Ewer has closed the First National bank oi Chelsea, Mass. The Valparaiso earthquake was re corded in the seismograph at Victoria. The Fraternal Order of Eagles elect ed Edward Krause of Wilmington. Del., grand worthy president. President Roosevelt has completed the official roster of the Interstate commerce commission by appointing James S. Harlan of Illinois to the last vacancy on the board. W. S. Fielding, minister of finance In the Canadian government, has been unseated a$ a member of parliament for the Queens-Shelbourne district by the supreme court. His political workers in the last general election had been guilty of corrupt practices. General Jiminez, ex-president of San to Domingo, has arrived in New York. High Japanese officials deny the statements to the effect that the Jap anese government is discriminating against foreigners. The birthday of Emperor Francis Joseph was observed Saturday throughout Austria-Hungary with spe cial religious services and other cele brations. John D. Rockefeller is confined to his bed at Forest Hill, his suburban home, as a result of stomach trou ble. The plant of the Baxter Moulding company at Bt. Louis was destroyed by fire recently. Loss, $130,000. Queen Alexandra has left London for Norway, where she will visit her daughter, Queen Maud, after which Queen Alexandra will go to Denmarx and spend her usual holiday with her brothers and sisters. The trip wi.i be made on the British royal yacht Victoria and Albert. Seventeen of the sailors of the cruiser Pamayat Azuvo, who mutinied August 2, and an agitator have been executed at Reyal, Russia. Vancouver, B. C. —The steamer Bea ver, with 300 excursionists on board, crashed into the Frazer river bridge Saturday afternoon, phenomenally avoiding a serious catastrophe. Six thousand Oreek families, fear ing excesses, have left Bulgaria and taken refuge at Adrianople, where the authorities welcomed them. Robert M. Larner, for many years a prominent Washington correspond ent, Is dead. A huge gorilla which escaped from captivity a few days ago is spreading terror among the villagers who live on the borders of tne forest of Berlcy, in the Canton of Frlborg. There was a race riot at Seaford, Del., recently. In which four men were seriously Injured. The announcement that the Prince of Wales is to visit Glasgow in the spring of next year has aroused wide spread Interest. A number of Americans are making a business tour of Ireland. Their ob ject is to learn by actual observation what opportunities Ireland offers for the investment of American capital. Recently the postofflce at Midway, B. C., was robbed of letters and money. Immediately afterward the building took fire and burned to the ground. Including the contents of general merchandise the loss Is placed at $7,000, which is partly covered by insurance. President Roosevelt has issued a proclamation establishing the Crazy mountains forest reserve of a million of acres In south central Montana. The mountains are among the highest and most rugged in the northwest, and control the tributaries of the Yel lowstone, Missouri and Musselshell rivers through their heavy snowfall. Snow can be seen on these mountains almost at any time of the year. The .crests rise 11,178 feet above the sea Mlaa Regan Killed. San Francisco. —The blowing out of a fuse on a Market street car caused the death of Miss Jennie Regan, a sls ter of Detective Sergeant Regan of the local police department. The young woman was so badly frightened by the loud detonation that she fell off the open car. Her neck was broken. Drown Bafora Parents' Eyes. Orand Haven. Mich., Aug. 20. —Two daughters of Earl F. Eilsen, aged 11 and 14 years, were drowned before their parents' eyes while bathing here In the Orand river. FORTUNEB QUICKLY MADE. Harriman and King Edward Made a Cleanup. Immense fortunes were won in Wall str et Saturday in the remarkable rise in llarriman stocks. Union Pacinc and So ithern Pacific, following the an nouncement that for the first time in the history of the road a dividend had been declared in Southern Pacific, and that Union Pacific common stock had been placed on a basis of 10 per cent. E. H. Harriman and King Ed ward of England are named as the heaviest winners. Others who made tremendous profits in the bull move ment today were: John W. Gates. James R. Keene, John D. Rockefeller, William Rockefeller, H. H. Rogers, James Stillman and Daniel Guggen heim. The Journal credits E .H. Harriman with a profit of $10,000,000 and the king of England with the same amount. It is known that when J. Pierpont Morgan met King Edward In Europe some months ago he inter ested the king In Southern Pacific. King Edward bought through Sir Ern est Cashel. his New York representa tive, and is one of the largest holders of securities. He cleared $25 a share nn his Southern Pacific and $30 a share on his Union Pacific stock. REVIEWS 6000 SOLDIERB. Grandest Ever In Northwest Was Seen at Camp Tacoma. Camp Tacoma, Wash., Aug. 20. —Be- fore 6000 to 10,000 spectators, Brlga jier General Funston Sunday reviewed he troops of his command in Camp Ta joma. The soldiers, consisting of cav ilry, artillery and infantry, regulars ind militia, to the number of about iOOO, passed in review before the gen eral and bis staff at noon. The review provided one of the fln st spectacular affairs ever witnessed iy the people of the Pacific northwest. I'he troops were in khaki uniforms and ight marching order. They were re newed in brigade formation. It took iust one hour for the five brigades to narch past. The review was most suc essful in every way. The troops were in tine condition. The civilian crowd was as orderly as the soldiers them selves. This review closes the first week of 'he encampment and the state troops will return home tomorrow and Tues lay. HARVARD'S OLDEST GRAD. DIES. Rev. J. H. L. Cross Was Friend of Webster and Holmes. Lawrence, Mass., Aug. 18.—Rev. Jo seph H. Lawrence Cross, the oldest graduate of Harvard college and the oldest Congregational minister in the United States, died of old age at the home of his daughter here today. Rev. Mr. Cross was born in 1808 and was graduated from Harvard in 1828. He was a friend of Daniel Webster and at Harvard with Oliver Wendell Holmes and Charles Sumner. NORTHWEST NEWS. Fire which started In the planing mill of the Lamb Lumber company it Spokane burned an entire block, doing $33,600 damage. Only $12,000 Insurance was carried. A man whoso name is supposed to be D. A. Smith of Seattle attempted to board a moving car at Portland and was thrown under the trucks and kill ed. A note by his side In Swedish say ing: "Unhappy for 32 years. For what I do may Ood forgive me," the body of Alfred Johnson was found In cabin No. 9 in Reeder'g alley at Helena recently. It is presumed the man took poison. Bimbo, the monkey aeronaut at the Columbia gardens, Butte, for the past few weeks, was instantly killed re cently. He dropped from a height of nearly 2000 feet as the horrified spec tators watched. Bimbo accompanied "Professor" Wllber In his ascent to the clouds, the exhibition being a para chute race. Btentland Was Smooth. Bank Examiner Jones, in his report to the auditor of public accounts on the Milwaukee Avenue State bank of Chicago, estimates the total defalca tions through the manipulation of the affairs of the bank by President Stens land to be $1,000,000 and possibly more. He Is of the opinion that Mr Alsborg, the chief clerk; Frank Kow alski, the assistant paying teller, who has committed suicide; John Oillin ski and Mr. Esdohr, the paying teller, and .without doubt, others of the em ployes of the bank, had guilty knowl edge of many things which were not divulged by the directors to him. Mr. Jones declares that Cashier Her- Ing, In swearing to the statement of January 30, 1906. perjured himself to the amount of $184,839, and in the April statement to the extent of $202.- 123. Bmuggled From Mexico. Discovery has been made by James E. Dunn, Immigration inspector in charge at St. Louis, of a wholesale smuggling of immigrants from Mexico into the United States. Every one of the Immigrants wag barred by the law from entering the United States be cause of trachoma, a contagious dis ease of the eyes. Is Friendly to Lelshman. John G. A. Lelshman, the recently appointed American ambassador to Turkey, has been received cordially by the Turkish minister of foreign af fairs. and there is no disposition of the Turkish government not to recog nize Mr. Lelshman as ambassador, ac cording to dispatches from Leiahman. RITZVILLE. WASHINGTON. AUGUST 22. 1906. VALPARAISO SHAKEN! TERRIBLE EARTHQUAKE NEARLY DESTROYS WHOLE CITY. Without the Slightest Warning the City Rocked Back and Forth—Build ings Went Down and Fire* Started— Hundreds of Lives Were Lost and Thousands Were Injured—San Diego Also Damaged. Valparaiso, C hile — Without the slightest tremor or warning an earth quake viblted that city last Thursday night, bringing death to hundreds of persons and leaving many hundreds more imprisoned ,'n the ruins, many of whom were burned to death before aid could reach them. Fire started Immediately after the first shock anJ every blanch of the city's .ervice was paralyzed. Panic and consternation indescribable followed, and those who escaped death and injury i.ecame fren zied wilh fet.r and could render little assistance to the victims. The busines.. section oi the city is almost entirely destroyed. As night comes on the city is everywhere aglow with iinobstructed fires, and clouds of smoke and vapor settle In the streets where throngs of homeless ones are wandering about crazed by the awful calamity. Telegraphic communication is cut off In all directions and every one here is too much depressed by the calamity at home to seek information in other places. No trains have arrived in the city or left It since the shock came, as all of the railroad tunnels are filled and miles of track are twisted and tendered useless. It Is only known from general accounts that death and destruction are on all sides. There were two distinct shocks, the second cue following almost instantly after the first and completing the work of destruction. The day had been unusually calm and pleasant. At 8 o'clock tho whole city seemed suddenly to swing back ward and forward, and there came a sudden jolt of tuch mighty force that rows of buildings toppled to the earth as If made of brittle plaster. Whole rows of buildings were down in a few minutes. As soon as the second shook had sub sided it became known that the busi ness part of '.he town was doomed. From the Bella Vista section little was heard, but before midnight fires were seen burning there, and It war. learned that that section of the city also was doomed. The city stands upon a formation of granite gneiss, which seemed to accen tuate the force of the shock. Before the stunned people were given time to realize the magnitude of the calamity again the city was shaken with violence greater than be fore. The earth in places lifted and pitched the buildings forward. In other places there was a terrible tre mor that shook every structure to the qround. This shock continued longer than the first. When it subsided fires were blnzlng up and thousands of ter rified persons were praying, and panic swept the city. Many landslides have occurred around the city and scores of lives have been lost. Buenos Ayrea.—Most of the damage Is done In the center of the city, ex tending from the Plaza del Orden to the Plaza Prat. Probably one-third of the city Is In ruins. Many lives were lost, but tho number is not yet known, estimates varying from 800 to 5000. Hundreds of persons were In jured. The property losses will total scores of millions. A state of panic prevails. I.OS Andes, 18 miles east of San Fellps. and having a population of 5000, was almost totally destroyed. The finest buildings of the town —gov- < rnment houses, hotels ayd public of fices—were completely wrecked. Other towns on the Chilean side of the Andes, wholly or partially de stroyed, are Qulnota. with a population of 9000; I.lay I.lay, with a population of 2500; Illapcl, with a population of 5000; Vallenar, with a population of f.OOO. and San Felipe, having 12,000 inhabitants. Quillota is a mass of ruins and there was a great loss of life there. From Santiago to the Andes every bridge and tunnel on the railway was utterly wrecked and the railway lines torn up. The shock is supposed to have been caused by the eruption of a volcano pear Jcnln Los Andes. Fearful Earthquake at Santiago. Santiago de Chile. — The worst earthquake ever remembered has oc curred. Houses fell In the streets, which were filled with hysterical peo ple. The clerks at the cabinet office say that the telegraph lines to the coast are severed. The electric lights are out, and as the correspondent was trying to file his dispatch the earthquake was again starting. He could hear the people walling and praying in the streets, while the fire bells throughout the city were ringing out alarms. The earthquake lasted three and a half minutes. All telegraph and tele phone lines were Interrupted for some time and as yet there la no news re garding the extent of the damage done in the province. In Santiago several persons were killed or Injured. A few fire* broke out, but these were promptly extinguished by heavy showers after the earthquake. Practically half the population reats In the squares of the city. The seis mograph was rendered useless by the violence of the chocks. A Modern City. Valparaiso, which has recently been destroyed by earthquakes, for a long time was only a small village, exposed to the attacks of Corsairs. In 1578. when it had a population of but 2SO souls, it was lillaged by Drake, and again in 1594 by Sir Richard Haw kins. Valparaiso is a fortified seaport of Chile, and the most important com mercial town of the west coast of South America. It has a population of atxMt 150.- 100. It is the capital of the province of that name and is situated on a large I,ay in the Pacific ocean, 75 miles west of Santiago, with which It Is connected by rail. The tiay of Valparaiso, which Is well sheltered on three sides, is bounded by ranges of hills rising to from 1600 to 1700 feet high, on the slopes of which a considerable portion of the city of Valparaiso is built. On the south side of the bay are the spacious suburbs of Neuvo, Maelcon and Gran Avenlda. from which pass out on the finest thoroughfares of the city the Avenldn de las Deliclas. The lower central section of the city is con stltuted by the Almendral having regular and attractive streets and containing the principal business houses, the Plaza Victoria and the Na tional theater. To the northwest of this section, in the quarter of the city known as the Puerto, in which are situated the greater number of public buildings and the vast warehouses which line the quays and docks. In this portion of the city, however, narrow and crooked streets are still a feature, but the newer sections of the city have an attractive modern appearance, the buildings being massively built. The city has various academic and collegiate institutions, a naval school, school for marines, museum of natural history, hydrographlc bureau, etc., and Its indiißtrial establishments comprise foundries, railroad and machine shops, sugar refineries, largo bottling works and factories of all kinds. Elevators connect the lower parts of the city with the villa section on the heights. The port of Valparaiso Is the terminus of many Important lines of steamers for Europe via the straits of Magellan and Panama, and Is the center of the South American coasting service. It contains a numerous foreign colony, composed chiefly of British, German and French merchants. There is a custom house wharf alongside of which Bteamers of any tonnage can moor, but most of the loading Is done by lighters from a quay surrounding the town. * The harbor Is defended by modern, well mounted batteries. Se vere storms and a tidal wave at Val paraiso June 30, 1899, wrecked the rail road and did great damage to the city. WATERB CLAIM TWELVE VICTIMB. One Sunday*! Record of Drownings In New York City. New York, Aug. 20.—Twelve person? lost their lives In the watem about New York Sunday. Most of the vic tims were bathers. A number of he role rescues of Imperilod swimmers were made, and theso reduced what otherwise would have been a much larger death list. G. A. R. at Minneapolis. Minneapolis, Minn. — The Grand Army of the Republic completed its 40th encampment and has adjourned to meet In Saratoga, N. Y., in J907. Tho encampment after an exciting debate decided that a protest against the erection of a statue to Henry Wire should be sent to General 8. D. I.ee, the commander of tho Southern Veteran*' association. The proposl lion to deprecate tho action of con gress In abolishing the canteen from tho old soldiers' homes was laid on the table without debate. Just prior to the final adjournment the new commander In chief, R. B. Brown of Zanesvllle, 0.. announced the following staff appointments: Adjutant general, Joseph W. Neal. of Ohio; quartermaster general, Chns. Burrows, of New Jersey; assistant quartermaster general, H. J. Holcomb of Philadelphia; chief of staff, J. V. Wlnanes, of Ohio. American Glrle In Parle. The American girls sont to Paris by newspapers In Kentucky, Ohio and California, an.l popularly known, as "peaches," have come and gone. Re ally they captured not only Paris but all Prance. One French newspaper made a canvass and discovered that the members of the party had already received over 2000 offers of marriage. It may be taken as Indicative of the good sense of the average American beauty or "peach" that up to the pres ent time none of these offers has been accepted. Help* Both CountrlM. Oreat satisfaction prevails at the German foreign office over the re sults of the meeting at Frlederlchschof between King Edward and Emperor William. The latter expressed him self aa being highly satisfied with the outcome of hi* personal confer ences w|th the king. The dlicusslons between the monarchs In the presence of their diplomatic representatives covered many Important questions of Interest to both countries. Kansaa City Swelter*. Kansas City, Aug. JO.—John T. Win termote, aged 7B years, was overcome here by the heat and died. Ninety-two degrees were recorded. NEWSOFNORTHWEST WASHINGTON, IDAHO, MONTANA AND OREGON NEWS ITEMS. * Few interesting Items Gathered From Our Exchanges of the Sur rounding Country—Numerous Acci dents and Personal Events Take Place—Fall Trade Is Good. WASHINGTON ITEMS. Four-year-old Archibald Casalug was drowned iu a well at Tacoma re cently. The last of the shingle mills of western Washington, shut down on account of the recent strike of the weavers, has resumed operations. The state board of education has decided the custom of calling tho roll in schools and then dismissing the pu pils for a holiday must be discontin ued. Mrs. N. E. Munson, wife of tho late N. E. Munson, the Groat Northern en gineer who was killed In the wreck of a passenger train at Chain lake on July 2:i, has offered a reward of $250 for the recovery of the body. The drill team from Spokane Aerie of Eagles won first money in the prize drilling contest at the national "onventlon at Milwaukee. William Henning. 52 years of age -ommitted suicide by hanging himself in a cell In the Everett city jail. Several Walla Walla grocers have taken up the proposition of recom mending to the next legislature th( passage of a law requiring the stamp if the manufacturer to be placed on ?vory package of butter offered In the market to furnish a means of Identi fication 111 case of short weights or adulteration. The fruit Jiarvest is on in earnest in the Wenatchee valley. Superintendent Jesse Smoot of the government reclamation service lias begun work on the Okanogan irriga tion project, and the plan requiring years to mature promises swift frui tion. Claire Hunt of Colville has been ap pointed special locating agent In the Spokane Indian reservation. Invitations have been issued for a triple wedding to take place In Puy allup. The principals In the unusual ceremony will ho Miss Agnes J. Barry and John Mills Jr.. Miss Cather ine L. Decker and Fred L. Mills, Miss Frances B. Mills and Bhlrley D. Barry. Two of the bridegrooms and one of the brides are the children of Mr. and Mrs. John ..ills. The Hpanlßh War veterans hold next convention at Spokane. Fire consumed the residence of Charles Hlery at Wenatehee Saturday and Incinerated a G-montlis-old baby who was sleeping in tho house while the mother had gone Into the garden with the father. Stockholders 01 the Farmers Tele phone & Telegraph company turned down the proposal of the Pacific States Telephone company to merge the two systems. One of the largest cold storage plants In the southeastern section of 'he state Is that Just completed at the stale penltenllnry. The fiercest forest fire Pierce conn ty has experienced this year is re ported raging over a big tract of legged off land about three mIICB south of Puyallup. There was a wild runaway of 30 horses with a combined harvester and thresher In Adams county, In which 12 horses were killed, nine crippled ;ind tho harvester and thresher was broken Into splinters. The damage from the runaway amounted to $3000 The Wattshurg council has let the '•ontract for the purchase of a pump and motor for the new filter system The Chelan forest fire is dying out. Cuba and Rex, the two original div ing elks, fought a desperate duel at Spokane, which ended in Rex being so Imdly Injured that he had to be killed. Harvest work Is again In full blast, having been resumed since the rains, and Is being rushed. The dealh of William Baldwin, whose body was found floating In the Columbia near Bosshurg, about two weeks ago, looks like murder. Wlllard Babbitts was accidentally killed recently while rolling logs on the bank of the Pend d'Orellle river about 40 miles below Newport, oppo site Mctnnls' mill. Mike McHale, who shot and killed William Drugan, his mining partner, near Chewelah recently, was liberated on recommendation of the prosecut ing attorney. OREGON NOTES. Tho State Normal school will be crowded. William J. Wilkinson, ox-mayor of Athena, had botu bones of his right log broken in two places recontly In a runaway accident near Weston. Coe D. Barnard, convicted of per jury as a witness to the final home stead proof of Charles A. Watson, has been sentenced by Judge William H. Hunt In the federal circuit court to Imprisonment in the government pen itentiary on McNeil's Island for two yean and pay a fine of $2,000. The August excursion to the Yel lowstone National park by the North ern Pacific company might well be termed the Spokane-Butte excursion, as nearly all of the 300 on the trip represented one of tho two towns or neighboring districts. The O. R. & N. depot at La Orande Is to be moved a distance of 30 feet from Its present site In order.to make more room between the building and the main track. RITZVILLE the best town ou earth pure air and pure water, the garden npot of Ea,> t> ern Washington. VOLUME 9. NUMBER 84. Weston crops continue to be better than was expected by the farmers. Fire has destroyed a largo ware house owned by Lewis Bros., known as the Grande Hondo Cash company. The structure was filled with buggies and farm machinery. The total loss is $12,000. The origiu of the fire is unknown. A sum between $2000 and $3000 in gold coin was abstracted from the burglar proof safe of Allen & Lewis, prominent merchants of Portland, re cently. An unknown man was recently pick ed up in a dying condition three miles west of Pendleton by an east bound freight train. The three fruit packing establish ments at Milton are getting in shape to care for the prune crop, which has begun to come in. There will be a fair yield of Italian prunes, and it. is es timated that between 40 and 50 cars will be shipped. The peach and apple crop will be light, but the quality is reported exceptionally good. Fire has destroyed the sawmill and all the other buildings at Parkersburg, on the Coquille river, exeept. the resi <i"noo <»f Manager Kronenburg and one other. The sawmill was valued at ? 25.000 and belonged to the Doe estate of San Francisco. MONTANA NEWS. The north bound flyer of the Ore gon Short Line railroad dashed through an open switch at Lima, about 4«» miles south of Butte, crashing into a freight standing on a siding, kill ing Freight Conductor Samuel Ewalt and fatally injuring Engineer John Puce of the passenger train and se riously injuring his fireman, Phil Sap pington. The board of equalization has placed the assessed valuation of Sanders county at $3,253,128. A compromise was effected with the Big Blackfoot Milling company, one of the largest concerns in western Montana. Increas ing its assessment $103,291. The county commissioners then held a ses sion and fixed the tax levy for the year 190G at 12 mills. Helena. —The Jury in the Carroll rase returned a verdict of not guilty on the first and third counts and guilty nn the second. The first count charged the willful enclosure, the second the maintenance and control of the same ind the third the assertion of owner ship. He is charged with illegal fenc ing of public land. level. From Chinook comes the report that W. K. Davidson, a cattle man and rancher, was shot and instantly killed by a crazy man, at his ranch on Cow creek. The murdered surrendered. Secretary Pace, of the Montana State fair, lias issued the premium list, rules and regulations of the B!xth an nual fair of the Montana Agricultural, Mineral and Mechanical association, which commenced In Helena Monday, Sept. 27, 187G, and continued six days. There was a premium list, amounting to $7670 and special premiums amount ing to over $2300. The ICariu'Ht Stackpole Jury at I<os Angeles returned h verdict of first de gree murder and rocommended lire Im prisonment. He wan rained In Butte. It In said Ihe work of marking the boundary line between Montana and Idaho will he completed this year. The Milwaukee railroad contractors have begun grading for thai road a few miles south of Rutte. Fred Baker. known to tho printing fraternity as "the pride of Montana," Is back In Butte after seven years of wandering. Tho official notification of the resig nation of Col. A. P. Bray, as colonel of the Second Montana, has reached the Governor. IDAHO NOTE*. Few residents of Lewlston or Nex Perce county were too poor to pay 1906 taxes, according to tho final re port of the county auditor. Mrs. Agnes Staples, aged 43, wife of Clifford Staples, who lives near Forest City, may die from the Injuries received by being dragged down the mountain side by one foot, which had caught In the stirrup of her snddle, nnd lying exposed for 24 hours before being found. The assessed valuation of the state outside of railways, telegraphs and telephones Is $68,500,000 in round fig ures, an Increase of $6,500,000 over last year. The railway assessment last year was $10,678,000, and the tele graphs and telephones $620,000. The latter will not be Increased. Ah Sing, tho only Chinaman In Oro flno. Is minus his queue, and the citi zens of the Clearwater town aro now hoping that ho will leave tho com munity. He lost his hair by Imbibing too freely of whiskey and while la boring under the delusion that If he cut off his queue he could Wicuro a white wife. Tho Indian)) about Spalding are about nil gone to the mountains for tho summer hunt or to. Yakima to pick hops. Tho state board of equalization han fixed the valuation of railway* for purposes of taxation. It Increased main lines In some Instances $500. others JKOO a mile and others being left without change. While on a cnmplng trip under the auspices of the Rapt Ist church of Idaho Kails, Harry Wllllnms was shot In the back by Roy Heller and Instantly kilt ed. It was purely accidental, and no blame attaches to the young man who did the shooting. l Tidal Wave. Honolulu.—Wireless the Islands of Hawaii, Mauir WTo, re port a tidal wave, the general height 1 of which was five feet. It then rlosed the bay of Maalaea. Its height was ( estimated to be 12 feet, where It car ried away a wharf and Its superstruc ture.