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i t » 5? ;. X KATHDKUM, IDAHO, FRIDAY, FiSBRUARY 6. 1903. VOLUME VIII. NUMBER 48. * 1.00 PER YEAR. ,il I IÏ and CULLED FROM ASSOCIATED PRE88 DI8PATCHE8. A Review of Happenings in Both field, Eastern and We.tern Hemisphere.! 1 During the Past Week—National, tnis Hlatorloal, Political and Personal ing the velt. Nome has been made a subport of an< Eventa Tersely Told. entry. Voting machines are to be used in ^ Kansas. I Iilvei Cornelius Vanderbilt has recovered ^ from his severe illness. 1 tribe Signor D1 Broglio, minister of the treasury in Italy, has resigned office because of ill health. Governor Peabody of Colorado has signed the certificate of Henry M. Teller's election to the United States I In I I and of in July July Jack tana cally and vas -o tion ;ast senate. President Diaz has received the Boer generals cordially. He told them that' Mexico would welcome the Boer col onists. A bust of the late President McKin ley was unveiled in the postofflee at Baltimore by the postofflee McKlnlej Memorial association. Representative Bristow of New York has introduced, a bill increasing the salary of the president of the United States to $100,000 a year. Baron Speck von Sternberg, envoy extraordinary and minister plenipoten tiary from Germany to Washington, has arrived at Washington. Brigands have been terrorizing the Caucasus, Russia, recently, levying tribute on towns ana uolding up trains to an extent hitherto unknown. Two men, Lee Barnes and George SUverthorn, recently fought a duel to the death in a small cabin 20 miles from Redding, Cal. SUverthorn is dead and Barnes can not live. C. R. Lloyd, a wealthy resident of San Bernardino, Cal., was shot and fatally wounded recently by his neph ew, William Boxall of Santa Barbara. Neither will make any statement. The Northern Pacific has the larg est passenger locomotives In the west, but the freight engines of the Great Northern system include some of the most powerful locomotives In the world. The examination by expert account ants of the affairs of the defunct bank of Otoe, Iowa, owned by Cutting & Willett, has disclosed a shortage ot $214,491, instead of $34,833, as at first reported. The relchstag has passed the sec ond reading of the bill protecting child labor in factories and shops and pro hibiting the employment of children under 12 years of age in some branch es of industry and under 18 years in others. An accident in the engine room ot the United States steamer Boston, ly ing in San Francisco bay recently, cofit Ward Lee Baker his life, and another victim, Sanford H. Tate, lies in a crit ical condition at the naval hospital at Mare Island, where he was trans ferred for treatment. The effect of the action taken by Emperor Francis Joseph in depriving the crown princess of Saxony of all her archdueal titles and prerogatives, which has the approval of both of her father and of the king of Saxony, will be to deprive her of any title what soever. So drastic a decree is with out parallel in the history of the Aus trian house. The train robberies reported In the United States during 1892 numbered 23, an Increase of seven over 1901. Reading back from the latter year, the numbers were 29, 15, 28, 30, 28 and 49. The last number, the highest on the list, is for 1895. The total number of holdups in 18 years is 328 with a record of 98 persons killed and 107 Injured. The house committee on postoffices and post roads has authorized a fa vorable report on the bill Introduced by Mr. Gardner of Michigan to "pre vent robbing the mails and to provide a safer and easier method of Bending money by mail." It provides for a system of post check notes which are made Interchangeable at money order postoffices and banks. Allison Armour of Chicago lunched with Emperor William last Sunday. A dispatch states that the crown princess of Saxony and M. Giron intend going to the United States. Shipments of coke have again been cut down, and the Northport smelting works have been compelled to shut down the fourth blast furnace, which was started a few days ago. Samuel Warfield, an Oregon pioneer who crossed the prairies behind ox teams 52 years ago, recently died at Lexington, Ore., aged 84. He leaves 12 children and a widow. Mgr. Kennedy, rector of the Ameri can college, presented to tne pope in private audience recently Charles M. Schwab's father, mother and sister. The pontiff gave them the apostolic blessing. At a recent meeting between the committee representing the Butte laun dry workers' union and their employ ers, a settlement of differences was ac complished. Mangle girls will receive *10 a week hereafter and employes will not be docked for the loss of a few hours of time. General Miles was the guest of the king and queen at dinner at Windsor castle Sunday night. The prince and princess of Wales and others were among the party. King Edward Is In good health. Robert Edgar Vance, an actor. 52 years of age. died recently at a Balti more. Md.. hospital. Five weeks ago Mr. Vance's nose began to bleed and he was removed to the hospital. Every .n jut .n „4 17 tree the ing. cal to in the for 65 six as Known renieuy was tried by tbs puy aieiaus ana surgeons to relieve uie suueier yatnout avail. Lusna Morgan, Head of thq Morgan Envelope company, promoter of me American b lue Writing Paper company and a director in a number of manu lacturiug industries is dead at Spring field, Mass. Al ^^^dor Meyer's request. Queen Helena, making an exception m tnis case, as her majesty is in mourn ing tor her grandfather, received in private audience recently Miss Carew, the Bister-In-law of President Roose velt. The queen was very gracious an< * expressed a great liking for America. _ Word comes from the Little Horn Iilvei % country of the death of Slotted ^ otse ' one time chief of the Crow tribe of Indians. The breaking of an elevator cable In the Joseph Creswell building, at Denver, recently, caused the maiming and bruising of seven persons, oae of whom may be crippled for life. The date for the international Ep worth league convention, to be held in Detroit next summer, has been finally fixed. The session will begin July 16 and continue through Sunday, July 19. News of the death at Garnet of Jack Riley, a pioneer miner of Mon tana is reported. Riley had been con cerned in the development of practi cally every mining camp of Montana and the Coeur d'Alene district and vas well known among miners. HR leath was sudden and probably due to .eart disease or paralysis. A movement is on foot, according -o a Glendive report, fdr the forma tion of a new state to be called Mon ague, and which is to be formed by .eparating that portion of Montana ;ast of the Belt mountains and that portion of North Dakota west of the Missouri river. Recently occurred a grim tragedy .t'itli due results to the Finnish sei ners on Maolcom island, some dia .auce up the coast from Vancouver, .n a terrible holocaust which' broke jut while the men were at a meeting, .n a common living house in wfiicn „4 families were living, 11 women and children were burned to death and 17 injured. "Spy Oak," said to be the largest tree in New York state, standing on the Pelham road, Westchester, has oeen condemned as unsafe, and will probably soon be cut down, It having oecome hollow and in danger of fau lt is said that many spies and ing. deserters were hanged from this tree luring the revolutionary war. A sensation was created in politi cal circles at Helena recently by the arrest of Miss Jessie Waters, who was brought to Helena from Butte to give' testimony for the prosecution in the impeachment case against in ac a the In 52 ago and in the impeachment case against Judge Harney, now pending before the judicial committee of the house. Miss Waters was arrested on the charge that she is wanted in Butte for having committed perjury in con -lection with the Minnie Healy mine litigation. A shaft sunk on El Dorado creek near Dawson struck second bedrock. 65 feet below tbe first bedrock with six feet of pay gravel running as high as $25 to the bucket. The strike was not far from the famous gusher, which Is now about under control. The new strike knocks all mining theories and opens a way to remark able possibilities. Other shafts are now beink sunk. If lower bedrock actually exists, the Klondike district may repeat Itself, judging by the pay ore found. It is believed there are still other strata below those found. The gusher, when struck, ran a stream three feet wide, seven Inches deep at the rate of 34 miles an hour. of the to COAL AT COST IN CHICAGO. Great Relief Measure—New York Has Lota of Coal. Chicago.—The distribution of bitu minous coal at cost price by the city was inaugurated recently. Hundreds of persons, mainly women, gathered at the city collector's office and at the various points of distribution through out the city and it was demonstrated early in the day that the estimate of 150 tons a day would prove inadequate to meet the demand. A hurried con sultation resulted in the restricting of the amount sold to each person to one half a ton, instead of one ton as originally planned. It is estimated that 1200 tons would be required to meet the demands of the first day's ap plicants. New oYrk.—Retail coal dealers have decided to sell coal to consumers at $7.50 a ton beginning Monday. They say there Is now plenty of coal in the city and that about 60,000 tons is ar riving at tidewater every day. The independent' operators expected that New York would have severe weather in January and had stored over 800, 000 tons along the railroads in order to make coal scarce in the city. The mild weather spoiled their plans and they are now releasing the coal. Colonel David Jones le Dead. Pittsburg, Pa.—Colonel David P. Jones, chief engineer of the United States navy, retired, died at his apart ments here. Colonel Jones was prominently known throughout the United States as the father of modern engineering in the navy. Fire at Utah Reform School. Salt Lake, Utah, Feb. 3.—An unsuc cessful attempt was made recently to burn the state reform school at Ogden, which contains about 150 Inmates. A small door may lead to a large room. FOUR FIRE FIGHTERS OF MIL j a WAUKEE, WIS-i ARE DEAD. Nine Otherd Are Seriouely Injured— Inhaled Fumee of Nitric Acid—It Wae Some Time After the Fire That Firemen Were Taken III—Liet of the Dead and Those Affected. Milwaukee, Wis., Feb. 6.—Four fire men are dead and nine others are said to.be sérfgiusly injured from the effects of inhaling the tumes of nitric acid while fighting a fire at the plant of the Schwab Stamp ft Seal company. The victims of the disaster were not overcome for many hours after the fire, wfien one by one they succumbed. A complete list of the dead and seri ously injured up to midnight is as fol lows: The dead: James Foley, chief. Andrew White, captain truck No. 2. Edward Hogan, pipeman, engine company No. 1. Thomas Droney, pipeman, engine company No. 1. The seriously injured. Daniel McCarthy, truckman, engine company No. 1. Thomas Clancy, assistant chief. Peter Lancaster, captain truck No. 2. Others Affected. The following prouauly will recover: William lYieiuy, truckman. George Keuueoy, truckman. Joseph Nunwasn, truckman. Geoige Ryan, truc aman. Jack Hennessy, lieutenant. Assistant CHief Clancy's condition is critical, and the physicians who are walcning over him can not determine uis chances of living. Captain Peter .Lancaster is dying, and Truckman William Meloy and Wil dam Kennedy are seriously injured. The men became ill and rapidly grew worse. Doctors worked hard over them, but Captain Lancaster ap peared to be dying, and a priest was sent for and the last rites of the Catho lic church administered. It was hoped Pat Meloy and Kennedy could be pull ed through. Four more of the firemen have yield ed to the effects of the nitric acid fumes, but probably will recover. Late tonight Assistant Chief Thomas Clancy, Danny Myers and Captain Peter Lancaster are said to be still in a very precarious condition. LATE NEWS ITEMS. William Costello was recently found frozen to death one mile from Curlew, On in do frozen to death one mile from Curlew, Wash. Ira Ward, the last surviving member of the first territorial legislature ot Washington, is dead. The creation of the state of Mon tague is a canard, there being nothing whatever to found such a story. The correspondent of the London Standard at Tientsin confirms the ru mor that the empress dowager is dead, the news being concealed until after the New Year observances. All the gambling houses in Ana conda are closed by order of the new county attorney. Gambling is against the law, but has been running in most places in Montana under either "pro tection" or a sort ot regular fine sys tem. at General Miles, accompanied by a party which included Henry White, secretary of the United States em bassy; the United States naval at tache, Captain Clover; Consul Gen eral Evans, and others, were recently the guests of Colonel Cody at Olympia hall, In London, where the Wild West show Is being given. The biggest Individual cleanup of the present racing season at San Fran cisco came off recently, and Charley Clark of Montana got the money. Nearly every bookmaker In the ring was loser when the sixth race came along and most of them were ready to take desperate chances to get out on the day by "killing" Diderot. Clark pulled down $15,000. Mine Taxation BUI Passed. Boise, Idaho, Feb. 5.—The house of representatives made a clean sweep of its calendar Wednesday. Bills pro viding for the taxation of mines, the payment of the Albert Small claim, and prohibiting the issue of worthless checks or drafts were passed; also the house joint resolution affecting the constitution by permitting the in mates of the soldiers' home to vote at the home irrespective of their form er residence; the senate joint resolu tion providing for a joint committee of investigation into the conduct of the state insane asylum, and the house joint memorial protesting against the enlargement or extension of the Bitter Root forest reserve. The bill reducing tfie value of home steads exempt from execution was lost by a decisive vote, and the measure making an appropriation for a bridge over Salmon river at Goff and fixing the width of wagon tires on country roads were Indefinitely postponed. Mr. Long Is Better. Boston, Mass., Feb. 2.—The follow ing bulletin on the condition of former Governor Long was issued at 10 o'clock tonight "Mr. Long has had a very comfort able day. He has been more rational, takes his food well and has as much strength as can be expected. Hla tem perature has heen more nearly normal than on any previous day." to Portland. Ore.—Walla Walla 75c; bluestem, 86c: vallev. 78c. Tacoma, Wash.—One cent lower for club; bluestem, l$%e; elnb, Tie. FOR PRESERVATION OF 8EAL8. question to t>a i.un Up With Great Britain. Washington—sr. j*ic«jicilan of New York, in me house iiouuay resisteu uneuccessiuiiy a motion of Mr. law uey of Minnesota to suspend tne rules and pass a bill to autuonze new ne gotiations witn Ureat Britain for tile preservation of lur seals In Alaska waters and for a modus viveudi toi a suspension of the killing of seals; pending these negotiations, and fail ing to secure sucn a modus vivenui betöre the opening of tne pelagic sealing season tuis year, to authorize the secretary of the treasury to kill -the seal herd on the Pribyiof and ad joining Islands, except 1ÜUU males anu 10 ,OUU females In order to preserve the species. Mr. Tawney described bow pelagic sealing was rapidly extinguishing the seal herds. In a single year, he said, 00,000 seal pups had died on the isl ands from starvation, due to the kill ing of their mothers at sea. Unlesb summary measures were adopted the seal herds would be extinguished. He said the alternative of ordering the extinction of the herd In the event ol the failure to negotiate a modus vi vendi was "a remote contingency.' Mr. McClellan called attention to the fact that the majority report on the pending bill had been signed by the late Representative Russell of Con necticut, Mr. Glllett of Massachu setts and himself. There was no ob jection, he said, to the first four sec tions of the bill, which proposed to re new negotiations for the preservation of the seal herds in Alaskan waters He quoted Professor David Starr Jor dan, Senator Morgan and a Secretary Shaw against the bill. The bill was passed, 73 to 23. BUTTE MAN 8UICIDE8. W. H. Winter's Tragic Death Was Dramatic. Butte, Mont.—Willard H. Winters, one of the most prominent citizens ot Butte and formerly county auditor, committed suicide in his room after nis fiancee, Miss Clara Lee, had broken ner engagement to him. Winters' tragic death was very dra matic. Last Thursday night he gave a banquet to his friends, and. it ap pears drank considerably, and an ac count of their revelry reached the ears of his prospective bride, who imme diately broke off their engagement. Winters then went on a spree and declared he would kill himself. He made an attempt yesterday, but was disarmed by friends. Miss Lee, hearing of Winters' at tempt at suicide, called a messenger and returned all of his presents, with her final answer. This was their in tended wedding night and Winters was found in his night shirt, with a smoking revolver clutched in his hand On each side of the body, within a hand's reach of the dead man, lay of ed a man, lay heaps of the returned wedding pres ents. Miss Lee had been hls stenographer and they had been lovers for many months. On tbe bed by the body was found a note more or less incoherent, in which he said that he bad tried to do right, but somehow had never suc ceeded in making a success of his life. William Winters, a brother of the suicide, is a railroad contractor living at Spokane, and a telegram was sent him. IDAHO NOTES. W. S. Fraser, a bartender, attempted suicide at Wallace recently by cutting nis throat. Judge Steele will open court at Grangeville February 9 and at Lewis ton March 16. The national guard of Idaho Is now composed of ten companies with 900 men and a regiment band of 25 pieces. The new Masonic Temple at Poca tello, is finished and Is now occupied. The building is three stories and of buff brick. The Russell Grain & Tramway com pany has filed articles of incorpora tion at Russell, with a capital ol $15,000. Wood dealers ot Troy are complain ing of the light demand for wood. The mild winter is held responsible tor the condition. The city council of Wallace has a draft of a measure prepared, which, it enforced, will place severe penalties on persons who unlawfully carry con cealed weapons. At a recent meeting at Harrison, strong resolutions were passed against the proposed division of Kootenai county according to the bill introduc ed In tbe Idaho legislature. Senator-elect W. B. Heyburn has gone to San Francisco, where he will remain on legal business for about a week. He will then go to Washington, D. C., where he will take the oath ol office. T. W. Bartley, state fish and game warden, has issued hls biennial report, in which he gives a resume of the work of his office during the past two years, and makes many suggestions for changes in the law. The report of Secretary of State Bassett for the laBt two years con tains a list of tbe domestic corpora tions that filed articles of Incorpora tion since January 1, 1901. There were 479 such corporations with a com bined capital of $163,497,260. of Killed Hie Wife's Lover. New York, Feb. 3—Walter Ramsey of Harrison, N. J., was shot and killed in the apartments of George McDowel In Harrison, N. J. Tbe Bhootlng was done by Mrs. McDowell's husband. for Peckham now possesses the flre< English branch of the Antitreating league, founded Inst year in Ireland. MILITIA WAS GALLED OUT NEEDED TO QUELL LABOR RIOT8 IN WATERBURY, CONN. Thirteen Companies of Infantry, With Two Gatling Guna, have Arrived to Keep Peace—Street Car Men on a Strike—Crowds More Orderly—Un founded Rumore. is Waterbury, Conn., Feb. 2.—Bight companies of the First regiment of the Connecticut National Guard and five companies of the Second regiment, with two Gatling guns, have been call ed to Waterbury at the command of Governor Chamberlain because of "the imperative need'' occasioned by the trolley strike situation. The riots about the streets, coupled with threats of further disturbances led to the call of troops. There was no repetition Sunday of the violence of the previous night, but crowds congregated about the streets and had to be dispersed by the police, while there were rumors of an attack to be made tonight on the barn where the nonunion motormen and con ductors brought here by the Connecti cut Railway ft Lighting company are quartered. During the day all the lines were operated as usual with the nonunion trolley men, but though there was some jeering from the crowds the cars were not molested. No cars were run after dark. Companies C and G of this city, a part of the Second regi ment of the Connecticut National Guard, were called to their armory shortly before 6 o'clock this evening and remained there under orders. Governor Chamberlain, when asked why the militia had been ordered out, said: "Because the situation demands It. 1 had hesitated about It, but every ef fort has been made by the local au thorities in Waterbury to avert viol ence, and today It seemed apparent that wisdom dictated prompt and ener getic action If law and order and the welfare of the city and state were to be conserved." Hurry Up Call at New Haven. New Haven, Conn., Feb. 1.—The New Haven battalion of the Connecti cut National Guard was summoned to the Second regiment at 6:45 o'clock Sunday night by the ringing of the emergency call alarm. It is understood that the troops, five companies, will >eave New Haven for Waterbury to do duty In connection with the trolley strike in that city. Fourteen companies of the First anu Second regiments, C. N. G., reached this city this evening, and together with two local companies, A and G, are under the command of Brigadier General Russell Frost of South Nor walk. While the visiting companies, which a walk. While the visiting companies, which average companies, a total of 800 arrived in the city between 9:40 and 10:15 on trains from New Haven and Hartford and marched to the armory under police escort, amid the hooting and hissing of the crowds that quickly gathered. Five companies from Hartford, one from New Britain and one from New Bristol arrived, under command of Colonel Edward Schulze. They brought with them two machine gun batteries. The companies from Manchester and Rockville also brought Gatling guns. When the Second regiment contingent, consisting of five companies of New laven, arrived, the streets were crowd ed with people, and there was a noisy demonstration, though there was no sign of active violence. Cries of "scab" frequently along the line of march to the armory. There was great excitement among those who wit nessed the arrival, but no outbreak oc curred. Violence continued Sunday, though damage was done. One of the non union motormen, who Is In a serious condition, was ordered to be removed to the hospital. Three nonunion men were on a stretcher, when a mob of several hundred men and boys assailed them with rocks. The men ran and found refuge in the hospital. The mob sur rounded the building and became so threatening that the superintendent telephoned to the police for protection. Three officers were sent up and they succeeded In dispersing the mob, but when asked to escort the men back to the car barns It is said they refused. This evening a squad of officers escort ed them to the car bams. About 20 nonunion men have been injured In the riots. the or 50 men each, and the local of were no their way to the hospital for Gun 8hops Rushed. Washington.—The three shift sys tem by which work will he kept up day and night, will be inaugurated in the gun carriage shops at the Wash ington navy yard, Monday. There is imperative demand for completing the orders now on hand and this step is taken with a view to expediting the completion of work, the orders for which were given over two years ago. It is the purpose of the navy offi cials to keep the other shops at the yard in full operation during the entire day and night as soon as sufficient workmen can be obtained. an Would Be Assassin. Pittsburg, Pa., Feb. 2.— C. B. All! ■on, a well known electrical contracta» if this city, was called to the fron loor of his home in Sheridan, a sub -rb, at 1.45 o'clock In the morning and hot down by an unknown person. The -ullet entered Mr. Allison's left side îear the heart, but he probably will BIQ FIRE IN 8ACRAMENTO. One Fireman Killed and Another Has a Broken Back. Sacramento, Feb. 2.—The great de partment store of Weinstock, Lubln ft Co., has been destroyed by fire. Frank Casenolt, a fireman, was killed by a falling wall. A1 Pritchard had his back broken and will die. Several others were badly Injured. The loss may reach half a million. The prop erty was heavily insured. The store was one of the largest in California. OREGON JOTTINGS. There will be no baseball for Athe na this year. The Island City, Ore., flouring mill is nearing completion. The tax levy for Multnomah county for 1903 will be 36 mills. The late floods considerably dam aged the Coburg bridge ia Lane coun 1 G, ty. A strike of artesian water Is report ed on the farm of William BUlott, near Spofford. Pendleton academy, a well equipped Presbyterian school, held dedication services recently. Funds have been pledged at Athena, for the erection of a new Methodist Episcopal church at that place. It Is claimed there are 100 cases of smallpox and scarlet fever up and down the Walla Walla river bottom. After special investigation by gov ernment agents considerable areas of public domain are alleged to have been found under private fence in Grant and other eastern Oregon stock coun ties. While riding a high car through a tunnel 50 miles east of Pendleton, near Meacbam recently, J. E. McDow ell, a La Grande brakeman, struck his head on part of the framework of the tunnel roof and was Instantly killed. On the voluntary testimony of MrS. Rose Carlisle, one of the two female convicts at the state penitentiary, and who says that she Is In a delicate con dition, Second Warden A. C. Dllley and Druggist Gordon Hull have been suspended by Governor Chamberlain pending a full investigation. The senate has passed McGinn's bill prohibiting the employment of chil dren under 14 years of age in factories, shops, mines, or in telegraph, tele phone or messenger service, or In any employment during school hours, oi the employment of children under 16 vears of age for more than 10 hours a day. Jefferson Memorial Association. Washington.—The Thomas Jefferson Memorial association, organized for the purpose of erecting at the national capital an appropriate and truly na tional memorial to the "author of tbe Declaration of Independence," through its president, Admiral George Dewey, has Issued an appeal to the American people for funds to carry out the ob ject of the association. "Every contributor will receive a cer "Every contributor will receive a cer tificate acknowledging hls subscription and carrying with it membership in the association. In time to come these certificates will.be "badges of honor." Contributions, checks, money orders or drafts should be made payable to the order of the treasurer of the asso ciation, Jesse B. Wilson, president ol he Lincoln National bank. The people will be kept informed of all the Im portant actions of the association. Communications addressed to the sec retary, W. S. McKean, will receive prompt and respectful attention. 'GEORGE DEWEY, "Admiral of the Navy, President" the the the was ed as into the far Funeral of Hon. John B. Allen. Seattle, Wash., Feb. 2.—In the home where he spent the later years of hls useful life, 505 Harvard avenue, north, friends, associates and acquaint ances to many times the capacity ot the spacious rooms Sunday afternoon paid a last tribute and farewell to the remains of the late Hon. John B. Al len. The services were conducted b> Rev. Edward Lincoln Smith, pastor ol Fllgrlm Congregational church, and among the gathering were faces ot men familiar in the government of the territory and the state, pioneers of Washington and Seattle, members ot the Seattle bar, of the Grand Army ot the Republic and others from near and far, all of whom had gathered to show respect to the man they had known for years or been his intimate friends. The number attending the funeral from a distance was large. Many of the cities of Puget sound were repre sented and several were present from Spokane. of of er Scalded Newsboys to Death. Pittsburg, Feb. 2.—Three newsboys, Fred White, aged 14; Fred D. Reck, aged 12, and Harry Hess, aged 12, were seriously scalded shortly after mid night that White and Reck will die. They were sleeping in an areaway be longing to the First National bank when some unknown person threw two buckets of scalding water upon them. Hess Is the only one who can talk, but he is unable to give the name of the person who threw the water. HO Grain Bags Small Price -The state board Olympia, Wash, of control has fixed the price on peni tentiary grain bags for the ensuing at $63.50 per 1000. This Is $3.60 than Calcutta vear more per thousand bags were selling for on January 1, but is the same price as fixed last year. Many a man neglects his own chances while figuring out what hr would do if he had some other man'» chances. Three feet one inch Is the length of a pike weighing 18% pounds which has beei landed at Thetferd, England. H «il MC IK FOUR m£n WERE SEVERELY , BURNED. Climbed a Ladder Through Bien of Burning Gasolins— After the Firs Man Re-entered and Were Caught tn a Terrific - Exploaion—One Man Blown 40 Fast. Republic, .Wash., 'Feb. 2.—Four men were severely burned In a fire followed by an explosion in a winze of the Baa Poll mine. Sam Kerr and Qua Schager holm had a narrow escape for their lives by climbing up a ladder through a blaze of burning, gasoline and reach ing safety tn an exhausted condition. Both were badly burned. IBngiaeer L. j. Chamberlain and Bl its McCannon were caught by the ex plosion two hours later. McCannon was blown 40 feet through the air, but miraculously escaped serious injury. Chamberlain saved himself by drop ping flat on his face just as the ex plosion occurred. The damage to the mine has not been determined aa no examination was permitted until all danger is past. Tne acoideate were of a most peculiar character. . Sam Kerr and Gus Schagerholm were to work getting the old bklda out of the wlnses. The missing parta of the gasoline hoist had been adjusted, but the windlass was still la use for hoisting out of the winze. A five gal lon can uf gasoline was emptied Into the tank to test ths machine when a leakage occurred and the gasoline ran over the flqwr of the station and drift ed down the footwall of the winze. Five minutes after the gasoline had been poured Into the tank the men In the winze Smelled a strong odor of gasoline and concluded to make an exit. They firmly secured some old Bkids to the bucAt rope' add began climbing the ladder. The wlnse Is 70 feet deep and they were less than one half the way up. Kerr's candle was In his candlestick and hung on the footwall, but SchagerholmBs was In his hand as he climbed the ladder. When about 30 feet from the top the gasoline ignited froin his candle, and in a second a streak of fire shot up and down the wlnse. In an instant a voice from the station warned the men to get down the winze and dip In the water at the bottom. Schagerholm rushed down in .obey ance, but Kerr hastily stepped from the ladder to a stull and passed over to the opposite end of the shaft, out of the way of the fire. But the gas was filling the winze, and Kerr concluded' to get out. He rushed up the ladder th/ough the blaze, getting ble bands and the left side of his face badly burned and blis tered. Schagerholm followed and was somewhat more blistered from the fire than Kerr. oi 16 a ob somewhat more blistered from the fire than Kerr. Dropped From Exhaustion. During this time L. J. Chamberlain, the engineer, was pouring water down the winze out of a bucket to protect the men, and droppei exhausted to the floor of the drift as the last of the pair was dragged out. William M. Crumbier, the superin tendent, stood by the winze and grasp ed each of the men firmly by the wrist as they got to the top of the ladder and pulled them out of present danger. About 1' o'clock In tbe afternoon Chamberlain and McCannoa.ifant back into the mine to ascertain, if possible, the condition of things. Both went as far aB the turnsheet when McCannon proceeded to the station and took his coat from where he had left it hanging, while Chamberlain stepped a few feet away and sat down under the upraise. McCannon, after securing hls coat, was stooping to pick up a pair of shoes. Exploaion. The gas smelled strong, and Cham berlain saw a spark crawling at tne winze and a momentary crawling of a small streak of fire, which was fol lowed in an instant by a violent ex Chamberlaln instinctively plosion. threw himself on his face, which dip ped lu tbe drain water, McCannon at the same moment being blown 40 feet, passing Chamberlain like a ball out of a cannon. Both men scrambled out of the drift into the main tunnel, eaeh with hands Bllghtly scratched and oth er bruises. McCannon said he thought the ex plosion occurred through a rope which hung down the winze catching fire at the start of the accident and smould ering until sufficient gas had gene rated in the winze for an explosion. Statehood Bill. Washington, Feb. 2.—The omnibus statehood bill will continue for the present to hold its place as the un finished^ business on ths senate calen dar, but it seems quite probable that the discussion of the statehood MU will come up in connection with the appropriation bills. Senator Quay has entirely changed hls tactics during the past .week and after trying In vain to quorum for night sesslonh two different occasions has aban doned all efforts in that direction, leaving the senators who oppose the statehood bill to take the responsi bility for delay. Re now, apparently, is the least concerned ot all senators to secure late sessions. secure a on Will Pay Militiaman., Pittsburg, Feb. 3.—The Pennsylvania railroad will send out checks to _ ployes who served during the nnthra clte coal strike as members of tho National Gnard In full payment tor their wages on the railroad during tho several months the strike was In pro The distribution will gress. a complete surprise.