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RATHDRUM, IDAHO, SATURDAY, JULY 28, 1900.
EDWIN Me BEE,
Attorney at law,
RATH DRUM, IDAHO.
J OHN B. COODE,
ATTORNEY AT LAW
Office* nt Rathdrum and Coenr d' Alene
Oscar C. Stone
COKUB D'ALENE, IDAHO
Spécial attention given Land Office practice.
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410 RIVERSIDE AVE.,
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Phone Main 718.
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district by purcuaslng school
furniture from me.
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Powell Block, opposite Review building, Spokane, Wash.
Public Opinion and
Patronage pronounce it
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BT ALL THE
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Thls College will continue to do the highest grade of work with additions
9 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 but one Commercial School. It pays to se
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In all Its latest brauchet by
DR. D. F. HOLLISTER
James g raham .
Ooeur d'Alene City,
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tinction In the ctvll war. Afterward
lauTifTn a ' » l i eCa " e ' n *
ehort time editor of the St Louis Dem- one
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C ™ 88 ' th ® b °y J"* Urde r®T
ft™, ' JLT" i" n behal,
strenuous efforts were made by many .
Influential persons to obtain a modlfi- J 81
ea tl on of the death sentence to one of
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Mount Azuma. near Bandaisan.
Wb, f, T» , T? a V 'ff an ® ' dlS "
aster in 1888. broke into eruption Tues
f" 1 * *1' ^ W .° b " Dd a d D e f 8 °" 8
were killed or injured. Several vil
ages were engulfed by the stream of
lava from Mount Azuma and «real
damage was done in adjacent districts. a
Three people were drowned at-Camp
OoodaH near Watsonville Cal., last f
week. They were bathing in the surf
and venturing out too far were caught
by the undertow. They were John Mc
Grath, aged 16, of Santa Clara, Cal.;
Mamie Dunn, aged 24, San Francisco,
and Charlotte Downing, aged 12, of
Watsonville. Three others of the par
ty were rescued by a brother of Misa
"Castle Crag" tavern, a fashionable
summer resort in the Siskiyou moun
tains, was destroyed by fire, together
with contents, last week. There were
800 guests ln the hotel. All escaped
without Injury. The fire originated ln
the laundry. The total loss Is esti
mated at $200,000. The hotel was own
ed by the Pacific Improvement com
pany, one of the incorporations of the
Southern Pacific company.
It has been decided to raise $150,000
as a memorial to Rear Admiral John
W. Philip. Francis T. Bowles of the
navy yard and Commander D. Delehan
ty, governor of the Sailors' Snug Har
raise the subscriptions. It is probable
that Rear Admiral Albert S. Baker,
bor, are in charge of the committee to
who succeeded Rear Admiral Philip ln
charge of the New York navy yard,
will be chairman. Miss Helen Gould
will be on tbe committee. It is the
present plan to Invest tbe $150,000
when collected by public subscription,
the Income to be paid to Mrs. Philip
while she lives.
W. A. Clark says he is a senator, and
expects to take his seat at the opening
of the next congress.
A fusion ticket in Kansas is the pro
gram. The democrats and populists make
a division of the offices.
The trouble at Steveston, B. C., with
the striking fishermen is practically set
tled. The presence of the militia has taken
all the fight out of the strikers.
One of the worst forest fires ever known
in northwestern Montana is now raging
in the Swan Lake country on the western
part of the Lewis and Clarke forest re
A solid vestibuled passenger train,
south-bound on the Chicago and Eastern
IXWI OF THE WOULD IN BRIEF.
I Complete Review of th* »vents of
the Past Week—In This and For
eign Lands—Taken Prong the Lat
Beckham has been nominated by the
democrats of Kentucky for governor.
The strike of the Rotterdam dock
laborers la practically ended and work
has been generally resumed.
John J. Woolley, prohibition candi
date for the presidency of the .United
States, has been formally notified of
The allied troops ln China will num
ber about 43,000 men of all nations.
A German military authority believes
the powers can master the yellow-skin
ned fighters, even If the rising be
Advices from Washington announce
tbe Bteamshlp Garonne, which recently
arrived from Alaska ln charge of a
special agent of tbe treasury for tbe
violation of tbe revenue laws, has been
released upon payment of a $100,000
I Illinois railway, was wrecked near Ben
' ton, III. Otto Neinal was killed and 25
! other passengers were Injured.
Tlie recent rains came too late and crops
in eastern states are less than for years,
Most of tlie pantmakers in Manhattan
borough, N. Y., have struck for 10 hours'
work and an advance of 10 per cent in
wages. There are 6000 pantmakers in
New York, Brooklyn and Newark.
j General MacArthur has cabled the war
department announcement of the success
ful erection of another municipal govern
ment in the Philippines under the terms
laid down by the Philippine commission,
This particular government is established
at Vigan, on the northwest coast of the
island of Luzon, at a point made mem
omble by the landing of Young's forces
during the pursuit of Aguinaldo. The al
calde referred to in General MacArthur's
dispatch corresponds to the Spanish al
calde or American mayor.
Lord Roberts reports several minor en
gagements with the Boers. I
The transport Crook has sailed for Cuba
to ship the members of the First United •
. Gutes infantry under orders to return to
jthe United States for foreign service. |
Bryan says he must have at least one
day of rest, and will not talk on Sunday.
The iron and steel companies arc to close
down their mills as there is an over-pro
There is a race war in New Orleans.
The negroes were attacked by a mob of
Charles H. Hoyt, the playwright and the
atrical manager, has been adjudged insane
at Hartford and taken to a retreat there.
His condition is critical.
The runners and drivers at the Delaware
& Hudson mines at Scranton, Pa., have
struck for increased wages. Four mines
here and three at Oliphant are now idle.
In all 4000 men and boys are employed
at the mines.
Mr. Ye, the Korean charge here, took
to the state department a dispatch from
his government denying positively the pub
lished stories that the Boxer movement had
extended to Korea or that any Chinese
Boxers had crossed the Korean frontier.
A plot to assassinate the governor of
Santiago, Ramon Caceres, has 'been discov
ered and 25 of the conspirators have 'been
imprisoned. Several military officers are
involved. The accused will be tried by
court martial. 'President Jiminiz is visit
ing the interior. The country generally is
Cape Nome was treated to a great con
flagration early in this month. Miles and
miles of the tundra was burned over and
many native homes destroyed. The fire be
gian close to the eastern suburbs of Nome,
B* of the sand beach to the foothills and
far below Cape Nome, so that the surface
looka uke J vast ' airie that ha8 ^n
buriied over '
* Colonel Charles F. Robe, lieutenant col
one , of the infantry, who
, succeeded to the command of the Ninth in
fantry on the death of Colonel Iiscum
while gallantly leading ids forces at Tien
. . . 6 , J . __
J 81 "'. î* as J*® 6 ", ordered . to proceed at once
. to China for the purpose of assuming corn
of . . ,. f r . . . Tr. ■
mand of his regiment. Colonel Robe is
* £ which broke out at Chicago re
" cently in the building at 225-227 «outh
Wa J r 8treet( the commission
8 firm of H. L. Brown & Co., caused damage
vil- e8timated between $ 50,000 and $75,000,
of and created a anic anlong a ^ c f girls,
caused lhe d J£ of oooo chickens, and for
a time threatened the whole block. Three
irls were ted mis8ing but it is ^
last f ieved tl e P sca d .
4 BOLD RAID BY BOERS.
Cat Roberta' Communication, Doth
by Rail and Telegraph.
London, July 24.—General Dewet has
again succeeded in cutting Lord Roberts'
communication, both by railway and tele
graph, and captured 100 of the Highland
ers. The story of the federal commander's
bold raid comes in the form of a telegram
from General Forestier-Walker, dated at
Cape Town, Sunday, July 22, forwarding
a dispatch from General Knox as follows:
"Kroonstad, July 23.—The following
from Broadwood was sent by a dispatch
rider to Honing's Point and wired thence
to Kroonstad : ,
" 'Have followed the command since July
16. Had hard, sharp fighting at Palmiet
fontein, July 19. (Was prevented from
pursuing the laager by darkness,
hundred Boers were found. ' Our casualties
were five killed and 76 wounded. Will
reach Vaal Krantz today. The enemy
doubled its way back through Paarde
Krall in darkness. I shall march tomor
row to Roodevaal station. Send supplies
for 3000 men and horses, also any news
of the enemy's movements. I believe the
command consists of 2000 men and four
guns and is accompanied by President
Steyn and both of the Dewets.'
"General Knox continues:
" "The wire and main line of the railway
north of Honing's Point have been cut, and
also the telegraph to Pretoria via Potchef
stroom. According to my information
Dewet has crossed the railway and is go
ing north.' "
General Kelly-Kenny telegraphs from
Bloemfontein under date of Sunday, July
"The railway has been cut north of
Honing's Point and a supply train and 100
iiigmanders captured by tbe enemy,
report was received this morning that a
large force of the enemy is marching on
lloenspruit. All communication with Pre
toria is cut off. The Second and Third
cavalry brigades are following the en
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Cont of Ten Advancing.
New York, July 23.—The trouble in
crops China is already influencing the wholesale
years, tea market of this country. Within tht
last few days the price of tea has ad
hours' vanced from 1 to 2 cents a pound and still
in further increases seem likely inasmuch as
in with the continuance of the difficulties in
China it will cost more to import. When
war the outbreak began it was computed that
there were about 28,000,000 pounds of tea
in this country. That stock is being rap
terms idly bought up by retailers, and should the
hostilities extend to the tea growing dis
triets a rapid rise in the price of the com
the modity will result.^ The great tea pro
mem- ducing centers of China, however, have
forces not yet been threatened with the strife in
al- which the Boxers are engaged.
al- 8nreeo»i Ordered to Oo.
Washington, July 23. —Ten assistmt ear
en- geons have been ordered to ßan Francisco
I for duty in the Philippines or Chins.
• Fifty persons were killed last week (
to by the explosion of a powder magasins
| at Mukden, Russia.
EDICT OF TAK IS SUSPICIOUS.
(Washington, July 27.—Notwithstanding was
signs of activity, the sUte department had
nothing this morning of interest touching
the Chinese situation.
The imperial edict promulgated yester
day by Viceroy Tak at Canton has left a
disagreeable impression here. Despite tbe
Chinese minister's views to the contrary, !
this edict is looked upon as suspiciously for
like a preliminary to a formal declaration are
of war, and only a step toward securing
time to move Chinese forces into a better
position for defense against the interna
Suppose Only «0 Secure Delay—Min
ister Wu nt Waabiugton Is Con
fident of Leputlonera' Safety.
The notice that came to the state depart
ment that Korea is free from Boxer agi
tation was well received, for it is believed
that Russia will thus be able to
many more troops from her Siberian army
for use in the international force. With
it the navy department sent over a copy
of a dispatch received from Admiral
Homey, making some changes in the marine
Minister Wu came down and asked for
half an hour with Acting Secretary Hill,
but he declared he had nothing from
home, though he was confident of im
portant developments in the immediate fu
ture. The Chinese minister expressed to
Secretary Hill his continued hope that the, 8
ministers in Pekin were still safe, and said |
he believed he 'would be able to deliver 1
to the department a message from Min
ister Conger that would make that hope
The state department had no in
formation of any kind from its officers in
China. Acting Secretary Hill said the Chi
nese minister had received no communiua
tions from China, and had no information
to impart and the conference with the min
ister was simply an interchange of cour
Colonel Meade Disabled.
Taku, July 24.—Chefoo, July 26.—
Bureau Navigutiob, Washington, D. C.:
Colonel Meade lias been condemned to the
Mare Island hospital on account of rheum
atism. Major Waller will succeed to the
command of the First regiment. My ob
tainable information clears the marines of
any imputation of burning houses or loot
ing at Tientsin.
'Washington, July 27.—The fact that Col
onel Meade, who was in command of the
murines at Taku, has been invalided home
on account.of rheumatism has created no
surprise among his comrades of the navy
who know him 'best,
domi table will, Colonel Meade's vitality has
been below par, and it has been an al
most constant struggle for him to perform
his duties. Colonel Meade has been the
ranking marine officer at the Cavite naval
station since its establishment,
parture from Taku will leave Lieutenant
Colonel Coolidge of the Ninth in command
of the American land forces,
ter's command, however, will be only tem
porary, as the arrival of the Grant with
General Chaffee within the next few days
will place him in supreme command.
Major Waller, who is now the ranking
marine officer, also will give way to Major
Biddle, who has with him on the Grant two
companies of the Fourth battalion of ma
rines. The acquisition of the 225 marines
will bring the force of marines close up
Owing to the largely increased force of
marines and the reinforcements which are
on the way from the United States, Col
onel William 8. Muse, who iB now sta
tioned at tlie Mare Island navy yard, Ban
Francisco, may be assigned to command
While a man of in
The navy department is very much grat
ified to hear from Rear Admiral Remey a 1
denial of the imputation that American ma
rines participated in any way in tlie burn
ing and looting of Tientsin, after its cap-1
tu re by the allies. However, this has been
understood to be tbe fact from the first. '
Police Killed In New Orleans.
New Orleans, La., July 25.—Police Cap
tain John T. Day and Policeman John T.
Lamb are dead and Policeman August T.
Mora is in the hospital suffering from three
wounds received in an encounter last night
with two desperate negroes, Leonard Pierce
and Robert Charles.
The officers were attempting to arrest
the two negroes when the latter opened
fire. A fusilade followed, during which
Policeman Mora was severely wounded.
Pierce finally surrendered, but Charles,
though wounded, escaped. Charles was
traced and found later in the night by a
squad of officers.
The negro shot his way through the of
ficers, killing Day and Lamb and again
escaped. The shooting has caused great
excitement and a hundred policemen and
a vast crowd of citizens armed with re
volvers and shot guns and rifles are
searching for Charles, who will doubtless
be killed on sight.
Fore.« Fire Stopped.
Sandwich, Mass., July 23.—The forest
fire which has been sweeping through this
ear- section of the oape Cod district for two
days was finally placed under control at
midnight. It was the greatest forest fire
this section has ever known. The burn
( ed district covers a tract almost three
mues square. The loss has not been ee-,
Chins Defends Ministers—Bnglnnd Is
London, July 26.—Another version of
ched General Li, com
in forts, by a runner
tlie story which
manding the Pei
from Pekin, who brought to him yester
day a report of Jmarchy in the Chinese
capital, says the British legation was bom
barded when the messenger left Pekin,
July 14. Prince Ching, this report says,
was assisting the ministers, and his palace
was protected by 10,01)0 Chinese troops,
Prince Ching, according to this report,
considered himself able to cope with the
According to a dispatch from Chefoo
received here today Admiral Seymour has
! started for the Vang Tse river to arrange
for the protection of the local porte, which
are threatened with attack,
The Austrian warships Kaiserin Eliza
beth and Aspern have sailed for China,
Hop« Is Revived.
London, July 20.—The tone of the
ith regard to the message
eived here from the Brit
ekin, Sir Claude McDon
ald, continues pessimistic, and the endless
and extraordinal y succession of Chinese
dispatches purporting to describe the sit
uation at Pekin only serves to 'bewilder.
However the eariler unquestioning belief
that a massacre took place has to some
extent been shaken, and it is now admit
ted, despite the heavy load of evidence
supporting the reports of the massacre,
that as Sir Claude McDonald's letter dis
posed of the fiist story alleging that the
crime occurred June 30, so Minister Con
d other stories reporting
dated July 4, 1
ish minister at
8 er 8 dl *P atc " , T ,
| thc ^ e fl all0M **1® July 10, 14 and 18, give
1 Bon,e ground for assuming the possibility
that the seco
There is sot
fear in London that the
control the railway from
Taku to Pekin will delay the proposed
e allies to Pekin. It is
thought that this claim is in pursuance
of Russia's alleged fixed principle to pre
vent any power but herself from penetrat
ing to Pekin, and to procure for herself
sole occupation, either as a conqueror or
of all Chinese assurances is to gain
loue for military preparations and under
tches received here today
from Berlin counteract the replies of Pres
ident McKinley and the German minister
of foreign afftiirs, Count von Buelow, to
the Chinese emperor's appeal, from the
standpoint ob:aining at Berlin, that the
mine the unity of the powers.
Morning Post's Berlin correspondent as
serts that the attitude of the United
States government is regarded as_ a de
cided triumph for Chinese diplomacy,
while the Daily News says the attitude
of the Washington authorities is regarded
in Berlin as a regrettable error. Similarly
the London morning papers regret "that
taken a line
courage the Chinese to further duplicity.
The British jiremier and minister of for
eign affflairs,] Lord Salisbury,
fled the Uni
Joseph H. Choate, that it was im
ept the evidence so far sub
mitted by the Chinese or transmitted by
the United States regarding the safety of
the foreign ministers at Pekin, and that
until their safety was fully established
the British government would be unable
to discusB any question of mediation or
of the United States has
that can hardly fail to en
8 ta tes ambassador here,
Chleigo Chinese genre.
Chicago, July 24j —The inhabitants of
Chinatown in this city have evidently
adopted a signal in case they should bo
attacked by a mob. Inst night over 100
responded to a call for help from Moy
Yen, proprietor of a restaurant, and near
ly overpowered Sergeant Mooney and two
detectives of the Harrison street station
before the astonished policemen could an
a 1 nounce their identity and convince the
ma- excited Mongolians they were making an
arrest and not seeking to avenge atro
cap-1 cities committed in China,
first. ' place a cr
every direction every doorway swarmed
with Chinamen, who, as they afterward
explained, were answering the alarm re
cently adopted to rescue the Chineee in
habitants from avengers of diplomats sup
posed to be slain. When the first rush of
the celestials was made the policemen
drew their revolvers and held the crowd
at bay, informing them at the same time
of their mission. It was soon understood
they had bïen tricked and an angry and
disgusted crowd of Chinamen dispersed.
ee officers approached Yen's
of alarm was raised. From
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this St. Paul, Minn., July 24.—The St. Paul
two Cold Storage & Warehouse company's
at large warehouse was destroyed by fire
fire Monday. The total loee is estimated at
$150,000, With an insurance of $60,000.
The warehouse was filled with butter, fruit,
ee-, tobacco, eggs, whisky and other cotamodi
Deliiaro* Bmy Arbitration.
Washington, July 22.—'the Delagoa uay
arbitration (closed today so far as Portugal
ed, by the announcement of
the statement to the state department by
Paris banking institution with which tha
Portuguese government does business. It
will remain for the British and American
tribution of this fund.
irte that his government had
>e amount of the award, about
with the Contra Discounts, a
arrange for an equitable dis
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