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OFFICIAL PAPER OP KOOTENAI OOtJNTY. IDAHO. COMMERCIAL ' i PRINTING OP ! ! ALL KINDS. ! ! % * I $1.60 PER YEAR. RATHDRUM, IDAHO, SATURDAY, JULY 21, 1900. YOU. VI. NO. 14. CARDS PROFESSIONAL CARDS EDWIN Me BEE, Attorney at Law, RATHDRUM, IDAHO ]1) HN B. GOOD E ATTORNEY AT LAW I Office* st Rathdrum aud Oueur d' Alene Oscar C. Stone, ATTORNEY-AT-LAW COEDS D'ALENE, IDAHO Special attention given Land Office practice. EUROPEAN PLAN. FREE BUS. Hotel Gadilteic. EDGAR K, SCHMITT. Prop. Newly Fitted. First Class. 410 RIVERSIDE AVE. SPOKANE, WASH. ï - Phone Hain 718. SCHOOL BOARDS Can save money for their district by purcnaslng school furniture from me. I HANDLE EVERYTHING Required iu a school room Write for Prices. J. C. BRADY, Rathdrum, Idaho. NORTHWESTERN BUSINESS COLLEGE Powell Hlock, opposite Review bnililldg, Spokane, Wash. I'ublle Opinion and Patronage pronounce It LEAPING EDUCATORS. BANKERS and MERCHANTS THE BEST INDORSED BY ALI, THK FOUR COURSES OF STUDY COMMERCIAL, NORMAL, SHORTHAND AND TYPEWRITING. CIVIL SERVICE, This College will continue to do the highest urade of work witl, additions to the teaching force, with facilities Increased, with accommodations improved and with the same push and progressive spirit that have given it the leading position You will probably atteud hut one Commercial School. It pavs to se ed the best. Will occupy an entire building after Nov. 1st. Send for prospectus. Address, E. H. THOMPSON, Principal H. P. SHEEL. WASHINGTON F. SWANSON, MONUMENTAL AND CUT STONE WORKS Manufacturers and Dealers In AND Cemetery und Building Work of Every Description. Office and works, 1508 to 1630 Second Avenue, corner Maple st. N. P. R. R. Tiacks SPOKANE. WASHINGTON. GRANITE MARBLE THE BLAIR Colter Bookkeeping. Shorthand, Business Methods, Typewriting, Telegraphy, . Assaying English, MODERN METHODS. MODERN TEACHERS. Five Hundred Students Enrolled During Past Year. SEND FOR 1899 CATALOGUE E H. O. BLAIR, A. B., Principal. Subscribe for the Blade. F, WENZ, M. D •Ï Physician and Surgeon, BAIDORUH, IDAHO p SKTlSTRY In all Its latest branches by DR. D. F. H0LL1STÈR, EXAMINATION FREB RATHDRUM IDAHO James g raham . ATTORNEY-AT-LAW. Notary Public. Coeur d'Alene City, Idaho ions ing ver and of in ing ied in of he a to in IXW8 OF THE WOULD DT BRIEF. l Complete Review of the Hveot, of the Poet Week—la Title on« For elm Lands—'Token From the Lot est Dispatches. There is a coal famine at Dutch har bor. Captain Coghlan, who commanded the Raleigh in the battle of Mannlla, is critically 111. Jack Moffet, of Chicago, got the de cision of Al. Neil of California, In the twentieth round of a glove contest at San Francisco, recently. A terrific electrical storm, accom panied by a rainfall of 1.72 inches rag er in Dubuque, Iowa, for three hours recently. Nellie L. McQullllan, aged 16, was killed by lightening. The transport, Hancock, has arrived in San Francisco, 24 days from Man ila, via Nagaski. She brought 101 passengers and 647 soldiers. Five deaths and two suicides occurred on the voyage. Senator Gear, the venerable statesman from Iowa, is dead. He had not enjoyed health for a year or more, but was not considered dangerously ill until the final summons came. He was beloved by all associates. Captain Healy, Master of the Mc Culloch came to Port Arthur under guard insane. He first attempted to jump overboard, then attempted to op en a blood vessel with a piece of a broken medicine bottle. The directors of the Dime Savings bank of Newark, N. J., has closed the institution's door until its affairs can be straightened out. Charles West ervelt/ the bank's secretary and treas urer has been arrested. Six coal and ice storehouses, three stables, a frame dwelling, a number of outbuildings and six Pennsylvania freight cars were destroyed by fire re cently at Sewlcklex, a suburb of Pitts burg, Pa. Samuel Woods, a stable man, was burned to death and eight horses were creamated. Loss $50,000. Announcement is made that that George H. Davis has been appointed manager of the New York baseball club, displacing "Buck" Ewing. The change, it is stated, was necessitated by the Inability of Ewing to suppress the feeling of factionalism that has ex isted among the players during the present season. Four men were caught in the act of robbing Mason & WhltehiU's general store at State Center, Iowa last week. A number of citizens surrounded the building and a pitched battle ensued. Ben. Whitehill, one of the proprietors, was shot In the leg. One of the rob bers was also wounded, and with one of his associates was captured. The other two .escaped. . ,. . ,, I The gold democrats, will not put a ticket in the field this year, says W. j j D. Bynum, chairman of the gold dem- 1 ocratic executive committee In 1896. of "We cannot get our electors on the of ficial ballots in New York, because the votes were cast for the party candi date for governor in 1898 and the state i law requires that a certain number of , votes shall have been cast for state of fleers in the preceeding election before c the nominees of any party can go on l the official ballot In the pending con test, Charles W. Barnes, suspected of be Ing one of the robbers who stopped the Illinois Central train and looted its ex press car of $10,000, three miles south of Wickliffe, Ky., recently, has been arrested at his home in St. Louis. John Nelson, of 3658 Finney avenue, Barnes' partner, escaped from the de tectives, leaving a trail of blood, shots were exchanged between the fu- j gitive and the officers, who pursued him to Vandevanted station, where he j 40 eluded them. Fire destroyed five large and three small buildings formerly used by the | Chicago Great Western railroad as re pair shops at West Park, just outside St. Paul. About three carloads of Loss, $200, There was a high wind blowing, ' and the flames spread from the oil j house to the adjoining buildings and t freight cars, of which there were a great number in the yard. The shops I had been used as store houses by the Coast Shingle company, and 300 car-| loads of their product were in the buildings. shingles were destroyed. 000 . Among the cadets for West Point ap pointed during the past week under in crease provided by recent legislation from states at large, are the following: Torrey B. Maghee, Rawlins, Wyo.; Henry Point ing, Laramie, Wyo., alternate. Kendall Fellowes, Spokane, Washington; Leo P. Quinn, alternate, Spokane, Washington; Edward Lee Compte, Park City, Utah; R. L. Irvine, alternate, Logan, Utah; Rupert Dunford, Salt Lake City, Utah; Gerald Childs, alternate, Ogden, Utah; Arthur W. Lane, Portland, Oregon; Henry R. Adair, alternate, Astoria, Oregon; Hugh L. Waltham, Modesto, Cal.; Oarl H. Adams, alternate, New Ontario, Cal.; Lowe A. McClure, Carson City, Nev.; Fred A. Garges, alternate, Reno, Nevada. The secretary of the treasury has received a letter from G. Rudolph, 826 Broadway, Brooklyn, N. Y., on the sit uation at Cape Nome, ment sees no reason to doubt the trust The depart worthiness of the story told by Ru dolph. It is becoming dally more ap parent to the officials that the condit ions in the new gold fields are almost certain to result in great suffering dur ing the coming winter, especially as epidemics of smallpox and typhoid fe ver are threatened. Rudolph takes a very gloomy view of the outlook at Nome, where he arrived on June 12, and whence he departed on June 20. The members of the Texas state guard have tendered their services to the gov ernment in case they are needed in the Chinese war. There will be no further withdrawals of troops .from the Philippines for service in China; that is the policy determined upon and it will be adhered to. The war department has received a cablegram from General MaeArthur, say ing that Colonel Liscum's body was bur ied at Tong Ku on the 17th instant. Further news from Colombia is to the effect that up to July 13 Panama was still held by the government. The rebels in the vicinity were expected to begin operations soon. Thomas Cahill, western representative of the Cosmopolitan, was killed in the fire that destroyed the Vrerayer broom-corn works at Chicago. Firemen searching the ruins came across his mangled an S' char red remains. The portion of the building he was sleeping in was caught by the blaze and fell into the ruins of the ware house. The principal news from Dawson is that a dozen cases of smallpox have broken out there. The disease has been prevalent re cently at Nome and people are supposed to have carried the infection from the beach Helds to Dawson. The steamer Cutch has arrived from Skagway, bringing the largest gold shipment received at Vancouver this sea son from the north. There were $300,000 in gold dust on board, besides a large amount in drafts. The majority of the 00 passengers brought large packages of gold, some of more weight than one could carry off the boat unaided. There were no very wealthy winners of the yellow metal, but there was a fair distributnon. At Cayuse station, on the main line of the O. K. & N., the west bound Portland Chicago fast passenger train crashed into the rear end of a freight train which was standing on the track at the station. A light engine was also at the rear of the freight train and was crushed into the ca boose. Doth engines, the caboose and three cars were badly wrecked. Kngineer Math enson and Fireman William Guion of the passenger train and Prakeman Sanders were slightly injured. No passengers were badly hurt. An amalgamation of the American Fed eration of Labor and the Western Feder ation of Labor is proposed. After a bitter contest the Idaho state democratic convention voted to seat the Woods, or ani-Steunenberg delegation from Shoshone county by a vote of 122 to 110. Major John C. Caperton of Louisville, one of the Wealthiest and most prominent I men of Kentucky, died in Chicago of heart failure. Major Caperton -made his start j j n pf e ; n California and was the fiist mayor 1 of San Francisco, sent to Louisville. The body was today i , , , . c J° th * the 8old,ers ,n tl,e Ph,1, PP , nes for l * ie changing seasons, The commission of Brigadier General A. R. Chaffee as major general of the Chinese expeditionary forces has been made out at the war department and sent to the White house for the president's signature. Cable notice of the appointment will meet Gen eral Chaffee on his arrival at Nagasaki, of the American River Land & Lumber company, 12 miles north of Plaeerville, j tail a loss running into the millions. In addition to many houses and 15 miles of j railroad, over 12,000,000 feet of logs aid lying out and barked in the woods await The, government depot in Jeffersonville, Ind., has received orders from Wasiiington to begin making 150,000 flannel blouses and 300,000 pairs of drawers. This is in anticipation of operations in China and to A great forest fire is raging on the lands Cal. Should the fire continue it will en ing a drive, | The post house at Nome is full and ovor flowing with patients afflicted with small pox and the government officials are erecting two other large structures, one of which, with adjuncts, will cover an ' acre of ground. The disease has spread j rapidly and lots of cases are for the present t quarantined in the tents in which they were discovered. I Jud 0 f the United States cir cu ; t C ourt, New York, rendered a decision jn the cas(J of charle8 F . w . Neely> charg . ed with having defrauded the postoffice department in Cuba, in which he declared that the mere presentation of an indict ment can not be held sufficient for Neely s extradition and that further testimony will. be heard when the case comes up on uuly 23. Executors of the will of George M. Pull man have turned over to the board of di rectors of the free school of manual train ing $1,250,000, the amount decreed for building that institution and to carry into. execution the stipulation of the wifi. The board of direeors of the proposed institu-1 tion have effected permanent organization, aud as soon as the officials, together with the board of trustees, can determine w.iat the scope of the school will be work will - begin. Half the time when a man lies to his wife, he does it because he knows he can get up a story that will sound a (pt more reasonable to her than the truth. II HUNG CHANG'S STATEMENT. Sold He Had Received Definite New« That Foreigner« Were Alive (ex cept Von Ketteler — Boxers Are Movlnir South. New York, July 20.—A dispatch to the World from London says: , u -, , Gieat bodies of Boxers and regular h Chinese troops are known to be marching | southward from Pekin, murdering all Christians they Uind and destroying their possessions. , 'It is feared that same of the viceroys who, as a whole, have hitherto shown themselves most friendly disposed toward foreigners are now wavering in their sup port and with the government of several provinces are going over to the rebels. 'Many people regard Li Hung Chang's eagerness for his present journey from Canton to Pekin witli suspicion and urge that he be detained when the steamer car rying him reaches Shanghai. The Shanghai correspondent of the Lon don Express cables: "The consuls acting as representatives of the powers have unanimously agreed that Liukanyih, the viceroy of Nanking, shall be regarded as the emperor of China so far as the collection of the revenue is concerned. Liukanyih has always been friendly toward foreigners and the consuls believe they may place implicit faith in him." The Express correspondent at Tokio cables: "The Japanese government is now seri ously discussing whether in view of the attitude of some of the powers it would be advisable to dispatch the division of troops already mobilized. It ia feared that Russia and Germany may not accept the command of the Japanese senior of ficers who would necessarily take charge of the army corps. Japan desires assur ances on this point before giving orders for the embarkation of troops. This may mean further delay of several weeks." Baron Murdoch, the agent of Pritchard Morgan, M. P., in Corea, who has just reached London after a CO day's journey by way of Valdivostoek over the trans Siberian railway to Moscow, says Russia, before he left, was actively mobiliz even ing troops in central Russia and west Si beria. veying close on to 300,000 men to Man churia or its borders. In diplomatic cir cles in Ixmdon tonight the fate of the legations is no longer considered of first importance. The perilous international sit uation is looming on the horizon. 'the trans-Siberian railway is con At War With the World. London, July 20.—The action of Count Buelow, the German minister of for won eign affairs, in informing the Chinese le gation at Berlin that all telegraphic sages must he in plain language and sub mitted for approval by the censor, and the suggestion of M. Deleasse, the French min ister of foreign affairs, that the exporta tion of arms to China be prohibited, whicli generally regarded here as long steps in the direction of treating China as a state engaged in war, have -been supple mented this morning by the official an nouncement from St. Petersburg that cer tain portions of the Amur territory, in cluding parts of the KhabarovZk district and the coast territory, as well as the towns of Blagovestchensk, Khabarovsk and Nikolskussuri, have been declared in a state of war since July 17. Russia's announcement is regarded in London as at least foreshadowing a speedy unconditional recognition of the fact that a condition of war exists between China and tiie civilized world, and the general opinion seems to favor such recognition as the best means of meeting the barbarian upheaval, while at the same time endeavor ing to isolate the independent viceroys from the general conflagration. The revelation of the ability of the Chi nese forces in the north to stand their ground against the internationals is pro ducing the inevitable results in the south. At Shanghai it is announced officially that the foreign women and children have been requested to leave the ports along the river. mes of are . Serious rioting has occurred at Po Yang misaion lake, near Kiu Kiang. Several aries have been killed and chapels burned. The telegraph between Kiu Kiang and Hankow is interrupted. In connection with the story that Prince Tuan's forces have been ordered to march s U) ^y e j jj a j w e i ( it is considered as sig niHcant that Indian troops arriving at Bong Kong have been expected to pro ceed to Wei Hai Wei. A Shanghai dispatch also reports that Russia has been in secret negotiation with Prince Tuan's government with the connivance Q f Li Hung Chang, In a dispatch from St. Petersburg it is stated that Russia's anxiety to minimize t ) 1(J alarming nature of the news from \j a nehuria is dictated by fears of the in j ury the confirmation of such news might eause j n the matter of arrangements al ] (1 gg d to have been made in the United States for money with which to complete the Manchurian railroad.' A dispatch from Shanghai received here reports that the losses of the Chinese in the fighting at Tientsin was upwards of 3000. It is understood that Lieutenant ! General Sir Francis Grenfell will have command of the British forces in C hinu. SuNpicftouM of l»i Huiik Chang. Hong Kong, Wednesday, July do.— Li Hung Chang and his suite have anived here. The Chinese were received with a salute of 17 guns, and with a guard of honor from the Welsh fusileers, and a band, proceeded to the government house, where he was received by the governor, Sir Henry A. Blake, General Gazele, Uradow and other officials. Li Hung Chang was extremely reticent. He stated that he had recei J ved d f flnite ne "' 8 that the min ,8ters and foreigners at Pekin, with the w ° T - .. ' , _ exception of Baron von Ketteler. the G er | nian nliniâ ter, were safe July 8. The im perial edict calling him to Pekin, the vice roy said, was due to the empress and em peror and not to Prince Tuan. IDAHO. The Northern Pacific Hospital at Oro Flno has been closed. Thomas Birch, one of the pioneer and leading citizens of Wilford, is dead. The receipts for the past fiscal year at the Lewiston postoilice were $10,330. VV. F. Kitten^ach has "been chosen man ager of tiie Lewiston Athletic association bull club. The Vollmer flouring mill is run ning day and night. Duthle ft Carrin are building a large cold storage ware house 33x80 feet Lieutenant I. M. Bushy of Wardner, who was an officer of the First Idaho volunteers, has offered to raise a com pany of 120 men for service in China. The governor has been informed that the government has approved the bill of $4850.48 for transportation of volunteers to Boise at the time of the mobilization of the Idaho regiment. The mystery surrounding the disap pearance of Agnes and Metha Monlken thln has been cleared up by the pres ence of the girls at Valley City, N. D. and the capture there of Gust John son, who had abducted them. Harrison, on Lake Coeur d'Alene, Idaho, Is having quite a boom. Two large manufacturing industries, a mammoth sawmill and a large plan ning mill, box and sash and door fact ory, are to be erected there in the im mediate future. July 11th was miners' union day, for merly a greater day than the Fourth of July in the Coeur d'Alenes, but this year it passed unnoticed. There was no demonstration of any kind at Wal lace, nor at any other point in the Coeur d'Alenes, so far as heard from. Dr. G. A. Dorsey, curator of the an thropology of the Field museum, Chicago, has been at Spalding and vicinity looking up and collecting Indian relics and curios and studying the modes of living of the reservation Indians. He secured many interesting articles of Indian manufac ture. is in of of Si cir the sit Harvesting is in progress in the vi cinity of Troy. Timothy cutting In the timbered sections has been under way for a week. The crop, both as re gards quantity and quality, is far above the average. Fall wheat will yield 30 bushels to the acre, oats and barley will average 50 bushels to the acre. Spring wheat, while still presenting a fair appearance, needs rain. Blades on much of the spring wheat are turn ing yellow, the cause of which Is caus ing considerable discussion, some at tributing it to rust and others to In sects. for le the a an cer in the and a in as Chi pro Attack by Boer». London, July 19.—The war office has received the following dispatch from Lord Roberts : "Pretoria, July 18.—The enemy made a determined attack on the left of Pole Carew's position and along our left flank, commanded by Hutton. The positions held by the Irish Fusileers and the Cana dian mounted infantry, under i-lieutenant Colonel Anderson were most gallantly de fended. The enemy made repeated at tempts to assault the positions, coming in close range and calling to the Fusileers to surrender. The enemy suffered severely. They had 15 killed and 50 wounded, and four were taken prisoners. The British casualties were seven killed, including the 30 wounded and 21 missing. "Ian Hamilton's column advanced to Waterval yesterday unopposed and pro ceeded to Hamms Kraal. "Fifteen hundred Boers with five guns managed to break through the cordon formed by Hunter's and Rundle's divis ions between Bethlehem and Ficksburg. They were making toward Lindley, be ing closely follow ed by Paget's and Broad wood's brigades." In the dispatch dated today Lord Rob erts pays a tribute to Lieutenants Borden and Rich, whom in his dispatch given above he reported killed. Lord Roberts says: "They were killed while gallantly lead ing their men in a counter attack on the enemy's flank at a critical juncture of their assault on our position. Borden was twice before brought to my notice in dis patches for gallant and intrepid conduct." and sig at the is in al Reese Was Illegally Imprisoned. St. Louis, July 16.—Judge Amos Thay er of the United States court of appeals has handed down an opinion declaring that John P. Reese, the Iowa miners' union official, who was sentenced to imprison ment in Kansas for violation of a strike injunction, was illegally restrained of his liberty and granted a writ of habeas cor pus releasing him. Judge Thayer ruled that the lower court erred in including Reese under the injunction. in of !