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»Î-Ï» § OFFICIAL paprb 4 S OF KOOTENAI ; WftMMMIIH 3 COMMERCIAL 1 H. ; «u • Î3 }[3i I ' ALL EIN] »■UMIMW n, ii I $1.00 PEU YE AK. RATIIDKUMt IDAHO. FRIDAY, DECEMBER 12. 1902. VOLUME VIII. NUMBEB 35. IDAHO N0TE8. in ly Its not up to the of as HIS SOUL PASSED TO THE GREAT BEYOND AT WASHINGTON. The immediate Cause of Death Was Uraema—His Wife and Daughter Present at the Death Bad—Mr. Reed was Cheerful Durin 0 the Last Day—Suffered from Brights Dieeaee. i Washington, D. C.—Thomas Brack ett Reed, former speaker of the house uf representatives, and for many years prominent in public life, died here In his apartments in the Arlington ho tel. The immediate cause of death was uraemia. At 9:39 in the morning he was given a subcutaneous saline transfusion in order to stimulate his kidneys, which were failing to perform their proper functions. At 6 o'clock in the after noon a saline solution was again ad ministered, about three quarts of fluid being used. The heart became weak er and weaker, but the patient re tained consciousness until 11 o'clock at night, when a complete coma come on. At the bedside when he died were Mrs. Reed and 'Miss Katherine Reed, Doctors Gardner, McDonald, Bishop and Goodnow and the nurses. Dr. Goodnow, who had been in consulta tion with the local physicians, was again summoned from Philadelphia. Mr. Reed's mind was in such a state during the day that he did not real ize the seriousness of his condition. He was cheerful and conversed with those about his bedside. When it became apparent that he would not survive his illness, the wife and daughter were notified and they re mained constantly at the bedside un til the 'distinguished patient breathed his last. With only a faint hope of saving his life oxygen was administer ed throughout the day. it was stated that Mr. Reed had been suffering from Bright's disease for some time, which reached the acute stage today, and this furnished an additional cause for alarm. Mr. Reed passeu away peacefully and without pain No arrangements have been made for the funeral. Thoms B. Reed's Career. Born at Portland, Me., October 18, 1830; died at Washington, D. C., December 6, 1902. To be recognized as possible pres idential timber early in his career Is the worst thing that can befall the public man who has dreams of the dis tinction of occupying the White House. Such was the state of Thomas Brackett Reed of Maine. He had not served the first séssion of his first term in congress before he was rec ognized as : presidential timber. Physically, Mr Reed was a large man, big in frame, tall of stature, and heavy in avoirdupois. His bead was large and round with a towering forehead, rising to a conspicuous dome where the phrenologist locates His face was In to the rest of ed R. 5 In a er the moral organs. utter contradiction his makeup and a contradiction in it self. His nose was significant, deny phrenologlst's stand ing from the point that purpose which was unques tionably a- leading characteristic of the man.. . Hut the eyes above it in their blue' lights flashed with power and control. The first impression was- that the face was infantile, but it quickly passed with study when un der the foids of flesh, the square jaw was observed.. an impressive personality, age there was dignity without arro gance and an affability which, how ever, did not invite undue familiarity. of the Altogether his was In carri Portland, Me.—The news death of Thomas B. Reed was received here with universal sorrow. Mr. Reed was born in Portland, was edu cated in the schools of this city, and here was always his home, as he re tained his residence In Portland after he resigned his seat In congress to enter upon the practice of law In New York. Cup Defender Eagle. New York, Dec. 12 —When the new cup yacht Is launched from the Here shoff's shop in April, says the Herald, she will- probably be christened the information upon which Eagle. The __ statement Is based Is considered most reliable. The name will be popu lt Is representative and this lar because national. The Strongs are Back. New York, Dec. 9 .—Among the pas the steamer sengers who arrive on Umbria from Liverpool and Q u ® en ®' town were Mr. and Mrs. Putnam Bra lee Strong. Strong refused to say any thing about his past or future move ments. Consul General Naat Is Dead. Guayaquil, Ecuador.—Consul Gen eral Thomas Nast died today at noon three days' illness from yellow after a fever. IDAHO N0TE8. The hills in the Coeur d'Alenes are covered with snow to a depth of ten feet. The mill of the Idaho Lumber com pany at Post FallB.is temporarily shut down. D. R. Cameron has appeared before the state land board and asked for franchise for the improvement of the Coeur d'Alene -river and Borne oi its tributaries. The Grangevjlle people are jubilant over the refusal of Judge Steelë to grant an injunction denying the right of the board of trustees to sell the Issue of courthouse bonds. The boldest and most daring holdup in the history of Idaho was committed recently, when three men entered the rear door of the Eagle club rooms at Pocatello and robbed the house of bout 11000. While no official notice of throwing open the big area of newly surveyed land in Columbia and Garfield counties has been received, it is expected the opening date will be some time next spring. The reclamation company may build dykes in Kootenai county, as Judge Mayhew dissolves temporary injunc tion which prevented the company from inclosing lands on Boundary line. Idaho men say their landB will be over flowed. "Not guilty" . was the verdict brought in by the jury in the Henry Lane murder trial, which has been held before Judge Mayhew at Wal lace. Lane shot and almost instant ly killed R. M. Pridemore at Burke on September 4. The board of regents of the state university at Moscow has completed Its work and adjourned. Just how great the estimated deficiency is can not be learned, but It is known the amount on building account is about $4000, and that the maintenance fund will be short the same sum. A bold holdup was attempted re cently at the meat market and grocery store of Hyatt & Vickery, in the cen ter of the business portion of town. Two msked men, each carrying two loaded guns, entered the meat mar ket about 9 o'clock, and while one held up George Ley, the other stepped in to the grocery and covered John Hyatt. The robbers seemed unaware of the presence of Thomas D. Vickery, who was in the office of the grocery and were proceeding to gather in the money, when Vickery seized a pistol and opened fire. At the first shot one of the robbers fell. He quickly re gined his feet, and, with his compan ion, ran through the meat market, both men firing without effect at Ley as they left the building. No arrests. a i to is SURVEYING PARTY DROWNED. Wenatchee, Wash., Dec. 8.—A sur veying party of three men was drown ed In the Wenatchee river. In the Tumwater canyon, three miles above Leavenworth,. In the party were W. R. Wknzer, civil engineer of Seattle, and two helpers, H. Coolee and M. Martin, both from Blewett. weré engaged in surveying a new pow plant for the Wenatchee Electric Light & Power company, and it is supposed while crossing the stream their boat became unmanageable and drifted into the rapids and capsized. Coolee's body was found by the searching party, lodged agianst a rock below the falls. His watch stopped at 5 o'clock, showing that the accident happened near that time. The place where the accident occur red Is one of the wildest and most picturesque spots In this part of the country. Through a narrow canyon rush the waters of the Wenatchee, with majestic mountains towering thousands of In a few places the river Is quiet for a few hundred yards or so, and any one may ty, but If they should be drawn over the falls death is sure to overtake them. They er either side. feet on cross with comparative safe Chinese May Go To Manila. Manila.—Customs Collector Shusler rules that Chinese residing In the Unit ed States may enter the Philippines. His decision says: "Any Chinese legally resident In the mainland territory of the United States is entitled to enter the Philip pines, irrespective of class or occupa tion, provided that he comes by a rea sonably direct route and uses due dili gence in coming." Llpton la Delighted. Glasgow.—Sir Thomas Llpton, after inspection of Shamrock III., said in the course of an Interview with a representative of the Associated Press an "I am delighted with the extent and nature of the work already done. The yacht Is entirely framed and Messrs, Fife, Wringe and Sharman Crawford all agree that she looks every inch a winner." Gas Well In Montana. Livingston Mont., Dec. 12.—A nat ural gas well has been discovered In Coalmeasures two miles west of this cRy The well apparently is of great proportioms. The gas Is declared by mining men to be of superior quality, GREAT BRITAIN AND GERMAN TAKE 8 UCH ACTION. The Ultimatums Have Time Limit end the two Countriec Will Make Seizures of Customs Unless Com plied With in Stated Time—Castro Has Been Slow. Y A London, Dec. 10.i-Gréat Britain and Germany have presented ultimatums to Venezuela, whiçh will be followed up by the seizure of the customs less a satisfactory settlement is forth coming within a brief period. The ultimatums have a time limit, but the exact date can not be ascer tained here. The foreign office states, with gard to the limit: "It is a reasonable time in which Venepuejp. can satisfy the injured gov ernments. Both notes are practically identical, although the amounts of claims differ, iterate the continued disregard by the Venezuelan government of all our rep resentations, specify our claims and demand immediate action on the part of President Castro's government in connection therewith." The British government's case is practically identical with the state ments made in previous dispatches from London, in which it was first an nounced that the action was contem plated. Should the British ultimatum meet with a hostile reception the Brit ish minister, W. H. D. Haggard, has been Instructed to go aboard a British warship, or if that is impracticable, to go into the neighboring colony. Premier Baltour'a announcement in the house of commons this afternoon is regarded as merely the obvious cul mination to the situation whioh daily has been becoming more critical for the past three months. The foreign office saya: "There is not the slightest desire to coerce Venezuela, and if any answer had been made to our repeated protests and de mands no such action as now taken would have been proceeded with. It was the persistent and insulting dis regard to all representations to aliens which compelled us to move. It is now too late in the day for anything but purely diplomatic arrangements for the satisfaction of our injuries. When the fleets have assembled there is scarcely time to deal with bankers and a financial settlement, which should have been suggested long ago, and would have been welcomed by both Germany and ourselves. How ever, any bona fide proposition will receive careful attention. Reconstruc tion in commercial affairs Is always better than liquidation, and if the ré construction of the Venezuelan finan ces can be accomplished to the satis faction of our diplomatic claims and individual losses, both Germany and Great Britain will have achieved their ends." 14 a. ery and in the un re the The notes merely re the $11 a in thé er. his en by Pay Americans In Gold. Eagle Pass, Texas.—The machinists in the shops of the Mexican Interna tional at Cuidad Porfelro Diaz have been notified that from December 1 they will be paid standard American wages on a gold basis. The machin ists will get $3.30 and the boilermak ers $3.60 per day In American money, or In Mexican silver at the average rate of exchange for the month in which they work. This is an entirely new departure in Mexican railroading and was caused by the fact that Americans could not be held at the old rates. The advance applies only to Americans. in Barry Johnstone Died. Philadelphia, Dec. 8.—After linger ing for nearly a week, Barry John stone, the actor who a week ago shot himself after killing Kate Hasaett, a member of Keith's Bijou theater stock company, died. Death resulted from peritonltie. Kate Hassett's murder and John stone's suicide were the result of the man's insane jealousy. Miss Hasaett in private life was the wife of Everett Bockwith, a business man of Chicago. Her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Michael Hassett, reside in Aurora, 111. Nebraska City le Minus Water. Nebraska City, Neb., Dec. 12—The situation here caused by the town be ing cut off from a water supply, owing to the Missouri river changing Its The a channel, is becoming serious, electric light plant has been forced to close down and every manufactur ing establishment in the city will have to close unless relief is secured. The packing houses are not affected, hav ing water systems of their own. A large force of men Is at work running pipes to the new channel. a a Inmates of an institute for the blind at Sutherland. England, have struck, In after having duly communicated with the National League of the Blind, be cause the wages they receive tor mak by lng ship cord fenders have been re duced. i PROMINENT CALIFORNIA FARMER AND FAMILY AS 8 AULTÉD. 26 in ly a a Two of the Tramp's Victims Will Surely Die, and But Little Hope for Recovery of Mr. and Mrs. Gravei Tramp Used s Hatched for His Deadly Work—Motive, Robbery. ljjpi-Simon Salinas, Cal., Graves, a prominent farmer, and his wife, together with George Allen, a 14 year old boy, whose home Is,in San Francisco, and. George Allbright, a farm hand, were bfutally assaulted by a. tramp. George Allen and Allbright will die. The physicians say that there is but little hope for the recov ery of Mrs. Graves and that the con dition of Mr. Graves is very serious. The tramp appeared at Mrs. Graves' door and asked for a drink of water and food and for permission to sleep in the barn. Graves sent young Allen with him to the barn. The boy car ried the light. When ' outside the tramp grasped his arm,. took the light from him and threw him down, after which he securely bound and gagged him with ropes which he had at hand. Arming himself with a hatchet the tramp went to the barn and attacked Allbright, fracturing his skull, The tramp then returned to the boy he had bound and Inflicted wounds with the hatchet. On returning to the house the tramp attacked Graves, who was armed with a 32 calibre revolver, which he fired twice at the tramp, missing him both times. The tramp wrenched the pistol from Graves and fired one shot into his breast. When Dec. Graves fell to the floor the tramp bound him and struck him two heavy blows on the head with the hatchet, rendering him unconscious. Mrs. Graves, in another room of the house, heard the shots and came to the rescue of her husband. The tramp felled her with a blow from bis hatchet and beat ber Into unconsciousness. Then the would 'be mnrderer ran sacked the house, emptying, every drawer, evidently in the hope of find ing a considerable sum. He secured $11 and fled, at thé' same time' taklhg a shotgun, which hé afterwards threw away by the side of the road. HE MET PECULIAR DEATH. Fatal Current Passed Through An ther'a Body. There was an extraordinary accident near Livermore, Cal., recently, in which one man lost his life and an other was sëWously hurt. Michael Toohey and L. M. McKamlsh, linemen in the employ of the Standard Electric company, yere, out Inspecting wires and stepped into a telephone booth on thé road to telephone to another point. McKamlsh was using the telephone and stood on the flooring of the booth. Toohey stood outside of the little structure, his feet ' resting on the ground, made damp by a recent show er. Toohey, in O' friendly fashion, placed his hands on the shoulders of his comrade, while the latter was talk ing. Suddenly McKamrsh was strick en down, stumjefl, and when he recov ered consciousness he found Toohey lying dead at thé door of the booth. An explanation, of the death is given by the fact that the power wires and the telephone wire are strung on the same poles. It Is believed that a strong current was passed to the tele phone wire, went through McKamlsh and centered Its force In Twohey, whose feet, touching the wet ground, completed the circuit. Toohey was 26 years old. McKamlsh will recover. 1 Blew Open a Safe. Pocatello, Idaho, Dec. 12.—The safe in the Weeter Lumber company's of fice was blown «p by burglars with nitroglycerine. The burglàrs secured about $50 In money and $75 In checks. The Studebaker Manufacturing com pany's office and .the Bistllhe com pany's office were also entered, but as the safes at both places were open and contained no money, nothing was se cured nor any damage done at either place. The Weeter company's office was badly wrecked. a Power Shut Off. Cascade, B. C., Dec. 11.—The break ing of a valve in the main supply pipe, releasing water under heavy pressure, tore away half of the west wall of the power house, .stopping operations for' probably two months, though no dam age was done to the machinery. Mean while the Granby smelter and the Phoenix mines will want for power. A Idaho Boy Drowned. Boise, Idaho, Dec. 11.—A special from Pocatello says: Walter Grover, a 7 year old lad, broke through the Ice on the Port Neuf river and was Immediately drawn under the solid ice by the current and drowned. The dam opened, and an hour later the body was swept through, life being be- extinct. re was It's all right : to forgive and forget provided you can forget you forgive. WASHINGTON ITEMS,! For the first time in its history Pasco was a closed town Sunday. The Pacific hotel at Wllbur was completely destroyed by fire recently. The bank clearings for the city of Spokane for last week amounted to $2,281,760. The football team of the W. A. C., has elected Clyde R. Gill captain for next season. Garfield is soon to have a state bank, to be known as the First State Bank of Garfield. W. A. Helm, aged 62, an old time resident of Spokane and formerly prominent as a populist speaker is dead. The Spokane high school, bootball players 'defeated the team from the Davenport High school' by a score of 26 to 0 recently. Coffin Bros., of North Yakima, are buying 10,000 head of sheep in Ore gon and will winter them in Yakima county. A logger named St. Clair, employed in Cook's camp, was drowned recent ly in the Skykomleh river by falling form a scow. Judge Griffin of Seattle denied the motion for a new trial in the Paul Underwood murder case and senten ced the prisoner to 16 years' imprison ment in the penitentiary. Henry Wilson, an Indian from the Tulallp reservation, was found dead in the outskirts of Everett recently. Foul play Is suspected. The cruiser Philadelphia, once one of the crack ships of the navy, is to be converted into a training shljp at the Puget sound navy yard. Reports form Westport state that the récent storms did great damage to the false work of the government jetty at the entrance to Grays harbor. Lew Wilmot, the well-known Cob ville reservation pioneer, has returned from southern California and Arizona, where he took a 300-mile trip in a small boat down the Colorado river. Another real estate deal, involving a $20,000 transaction, has been closed by W. E. Connelly, recently from Min nesota, for the Aaron Harris ranch, 10 miles east of Sprague. There are 1700 acres. State Auditor Atkinson hah issued a warrant for $20,700 in payment of bounty on 2,079,240 pounds of beet sugar manufactured by .the Washing ton State Sugar company at Waverly, Spokne county. Ten thousand acres of land in the Horse Heaven country has been sold to a syndicate composed for thä most part of business men of Reardan, by the Moro Land company of Oregon for $60,000. The land Is adjoining and is situated near Klona and Kennewick. of a Champion James Jeffries and ex Champion Robert Fitzsimmons will give an exhibition In Spokane Monday evening, December 15. Arrangements have been concluded by the S. A. A. C., which Is in charge of the affair. Manager Dan Weaver has donated thé use of the Spokane theater, and the profits will go toward the erection of a new club house. PIRATES LED BY A WHITE MAN. Genuinç Case of "Stand and Deliver" In Philippinea Victoria, B. C., Dec. 12.—The steam er Shawmut, from Manila, brought news of piracy on the Philippine island coast, the desperadoes being led by an American. The brig Maricia, bound from Catanauan, Payabas, for Manila, had beaten up the coast and was beached off Cavite bay. She had as passengers five Chinese merchants who were on their -way to Manila to purchase .goods. During.the night a sloop came alongside and six men climbed over the rail and immediately overpowered the captain and crew, binding all hands with ropes. One of these men was an American, dressed In the garb of an Inspector of con stabulary, Two of his followers also wore constabulary uniforms and har ried revolvers, as' did the American. The remaining three Filipinos were armed with bolos. Upon the pirates reaching the deck of the Maricia the leader clalmeij.he was a board of health inspector and Intended to search thé vessel for arms and ammunition. Instead of doing this, after the crew had been over powered, the Chinese were brought forth and at the point of drawn re volvers were made to give over their money, about $17,000. Obtaining this, the pirates embarked In their boat again and,, heading to ward Cavite, threatened to kill all 'hands on the brig if they did not keep quiet. When the vessel arrivèd at Ma nila the customs authorities were in-' formed, but no clue was found to-the robbers. WHEAT REPORT. Tacoma, Wash.—One cent higher for club; blue8tem, 80e; club 72%c. Portland, Oregon.—Quiet, steady; Walla Walla, 70c; blueetem, 78c; val ley. 77c. > Paris.—The Journal Français Bays that Jean de Rydzewskl will be • pros ecuted on a charge of Imprudence for causing the death of Mre. Helen To Prosecute. Gore. T 'T7 FLEET SEIZED COMBINED BRITI 8 H AND GERMAN FLEET AT LA GUAYR/U * > .. . All British and German Subject* In Caracas Hava Bean Arrested in Re taliation for the Recent Ultimatum to Castro and Government—United States Has Been Forced Into the Trouble—Minister Bowen BUay. London, Dec. 12.—A dispatch from Caracas, Venezuela, says: "The com bined British and German fleet has seized thé Venezuelan fleet, composed of four warships, In the harbor of La Guayra. It Is reported also tb ultimatum would be delivered asking for answer and a compliance, with the demand of the Brittih ana German ministers. All German and British subjects in Caracas are under ' arrest." Washington, Dec. II.—The arrests of the British and German subjects in Caracas are believed to be in <tbei lia- . ture of a retaliation tor the which has been Bent to Venezuela for a settlement of the long standing claims of Germany and Englana against her. Incidentally such- action by Venezuela will. It is said, Involve this government as the German and British representatives jn Venezuela before leaving Caracas requested Unit ed States Minister Bowen to take charge of their Interests in Venezuela. It was said at the state edartpment - that this request would be gran and the probabilities are that Minister Bowen has already taken steps tnard that end. Considerable surprise is ex pressed here over the arrests, as the result will be to add to the serious complications already existing. at an soon ted, Late Newa Items. — It in reported that the British and German warships will blockade the entire Venezuelan coast from the Ori noco to the frontier of Colombia. A Venezuelan government communi cation to Its representative; ,ln Paris protests that Great Britain.and Ger many have committed an act of hos tility in & manner arbitrary as it is unprecedented, by the seizure of Vene zuelan vessels lying at La Guayra. A Venezuelan government communi cation is issued, stating that President Castro has appealed to the Venezuelan people to take up arms against Ger many and Great Britain. P. Z. Prince, a prdmlnent Missoula, Mont., lawyer, has been adjudged in sane and committed to ..the state asy lum. His mental v^gaHqs consist of exaggerated ideas cpAcqrtilpg money matters and are said to be the result of excessive drinking. At Fremont, O., the planta, pf the Tremmer Extract of Malt cpiqtpany werp destroyed and adjoining build ing«,. including the Tschumy Brothers' furniture factory, were damaged by the fire. Loss, $200,000. At Carrington, N. D., In a St of Jeal ous rage Mrs. Kittle Bondurant shot five times at Thomas Baker, inflicting a wound that will prove fatal. The woman was arrested. Baker is a well known resident and well to do. The steamer Empress of India, which has arrived at Victoria, brings news to the effect that an insurrection has broken out in the southwest of' Chi Li, where a large number of rebels have assembled, carrying banners in scribed, "Kill the officials and «ave the people.'' Troops have been sent against them. The most interesting if not the most Important testimony brought out at a recent session of the coal strike com mission was to thé effect that an al leged attempt was made by a former mine foreman to bribe two presidents of local unions of the miner« ,to have 10 men in each loeal use their influ ence to have a resolution passed send ing the men back to work, thus making a.serious break in the ranks of the strikers. Each of the presidents was to receive $2500 and good positions as mine foremen, and each -of the 10 men was to get from $100 to $200. The name of no company was mentioned in connection with the bribery scheme and nope of the lawyers crossexamlned the witnesses. a of re to all in-' « Store at Toppen iah Robbed. North Yakima, Wash., Dec; 11.—The general merchandise store of Coffin Brothers, on the Yakima Indian res ervation at Toppenish, was robbed re cently and $300 taken from a safe that had been locked by double combina tion doors. The robber successfully opened the safe by working the com bination. The sum represented the day's receipts, and on Monday night no one slept in the store room, as had been the custom. Death In Smelter at Anaconda. Anaconda, Mont., pep. 11.—MOM > Goldie, an employe oi the Washoe smelter, was at Work In one, of the flumes cleaning it out when some one turned on the hot slag and. water, not j knowing Goldie was in the flume, for Goldie was literally boiled and' cooked ! to death. He was 27 year* oi age, and I had been married only three month*.