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20. 1903.
* laborer, wtoilji intoxicated, shot and
wiled Ricnard
, A
A Review of Happenings in Both
Eastern and Western Hemispheres
During the Past Week—National,
Historical,-Political and Personal
Events Tersely Told.
There is a great car shortage in Ne
brauxa ana luruier west.
1 ue conuiuun of Ben&h Wilkins of
the WasaingioU Post is much im
iue steel trust is enlarging the Du
luth hocus to 20,000,ou0 tons capacity,
expecting greater business in 1204.
Une inquest into the murder ot Ed
win L. Duruick has begun in the pollue
court at Bunaio, before Judge Murphy.
Tne Burlington is extending its slue
tracks west of the Missouri river anu
will eventually change into a double
track. . - . »
The Southern Pacific's 20 per cent
decrease in January net earnings *8
due to a light cotton and grain move
ment, besides heavy, expenditures tor
it is reported that George T. Slade,
a son in law of J. J. Hill, has been se
lected for general superintendent of
the Great Northern. Slade Is now su
perintendent of the Erie.
Bud Higgins, a mulatto, on trial for
the murder of Mrs. Annie Butler, cre
ated consternation in the courtroom
at Chicago recently by confessing on
the witness stand that he committed
the crime.
It can be Btated by authority that
President Roosevelt has not definitely
made up his mind to call an: extraor
dinary session of the * lfty-etghth con
gress. He, however, is considering tne
practicability of dolqg so.
Thé final account of the estate of ex
United States Senator William J: Sew
all has been made. The senator left
$1,500,000, to be dlvidefl between his
widow and five children. There are no
outside beqqests. The estate Is in
bonds and securities.
The Louisville & Nashville's Jelllco
& Corbin train was. wrecked by the
splitting of a switch while entering the.
Corbin (Ky.), yards recently. Walter
' Graves, a merchant of Woodbine, Ky.,
was instantly killed. Two. others were
fatally injured.
It Is announced that Swift & Com
pauy, of Omaha and nansas City, have
decided to establish an extensive pack
ing plant in the northwest The loca
tion has not yet been decided upon;
but it is stated that either Portland or
Seattle will be selected.
Mexican bandits recently held up the
stage which runs. between Potam and
Torln on the Yaqul river in Sonora,
killing all of the passengers. Among
them was Filberto Alvarado, a wealthy
Mexican, who owns a number of ranch
es along the Yaqul river.
Jack Munroe, the miner-pugilist of
Butte, won a handicap catch-as-catch
. can wrestling match at New York city
from Tom Jenkins of Cleveland. The
conditions governing tne match were
that Jenkins must throw Munroe four
times in one hour. He succeeded In
downing the miner only three times.
Among the civil service estimates
for 1903-4 issued recently in London
appears the sum of $160,000 as a grant
in aid of the expenses of the royal
commission for the St Louis exposi
tion. A note appended explains that
any further contributions decided up
on will be provided for in the esti
mates of subsequent years.
Emperor William has ordered that
fire engines need not stop for himself
or the empress, let alone other mem
bers of the royal family, ambassadors
or detachments of marching; troops.
This order was the result of à dispute
over .the driver of a fire engine refus
ing to obey à lieutenant's gesture to
stop and let a company of infantry
The secretary of the treasury nas
approved an agreement entered into.
tD r Commissioner General Sargent with
the Canadian Pacific Railway com
pany, whereby all ports along the Ca-.
nadian border which have heretofore
been open for the admission of Chinese
persons are closed, except ' Richford
(Vt.), Malone (N. Y.), Portland, (Ore.)
and Sumas (Wash.).
The Golden State limited on the
Rock Island system collided head-on
Just outside of Dwight, 30 miles West
of Tepeka, Kan., at 3 o'clock In the
morning with a westbound passenger
Both engines were badly damaged and
the baggage and mail cars and the
smoker on the westbound train were
telescoped. Engineer Love of the west
bound train was killed. Fifteen oth
ers were injured.
The members of the United Brother
hood of Railway Employes announced
their acceptance of the offer of the Ca
nadian Pacific railroad to .arbitrate, but
the offer was made 10 flays ago and
★as at that time declined. Now the
company declares that as the offer was
refused It has since been withdrawn.
The company's offer was that a com
mittee from the other brotherhoods of
the Canadian Pacific should arbitrate.
Martin Hauber, a pioneer of Walla
Walla county, died from a stroke of
apoplexy recently.
According • to the weather bureau
Wednesday's heat broke the record for
March for the entire 33 years since the
establishment of the weather bureau.
Tho Shamrock III., afloat, confirms
previous good opinions of . her. While
in motion it was remarked that the
challenger moved smoothly and easily.
Active negotiations for the sale of
the Kendall and Barnes-Klng proper
ties, in Montana, are in progress at
Oklsago, whsrs the prometeru sow are.
At Bannock, Mont., George Pollock,
* laborer, wtoilji intoxicated, shot and
wiled Ricnard Rarun, a bartender, be
cause Baiun fiau rerused to giy e him
any more drink.
The drat, uhlon-organization to_
articles of incorporation in Connecticut
waa tde Metal Polishers, Butters,
PlHtors, Molders and Br&sBWorkçrs*
union, No. 7a, of Meriden. \
In a sa|pon row over cards between
two half drunken
Wash, Alfred
men at Brewster.
Starrett was- shot
through the blader by George Yandell.
Starrett died shortly after. . i %
Nj S. Kellogg, one of the discoverers
of the Bunker Hill & Sullivan mine,
died at his home In Kellogg, Idaho, 're
cently, aged 71 years. Mr. Kellçgg
was one of the oldest-residents'of the
Coeur d'Alettes, coming to thlé Section
in the early 80s and locaflhg at Mur
Gov. McBride of Washington has
announced that he would appoint H. T.
Jones of Spokane to succeed Ernest
Lister as a member of the board, of
control. Mr.»Llster's term expires ion
March 31, and Mr. Jones will, takeof
fice April 1. The office pays a salary
of $2000 a year. The appointment Is
for six years.
The Western Federation of Miners
has thus far won a signal victory- jn
the battl» which- it ils- waging In sup
port of the striking millmen at Colo
rado City. • With very few exertions
the mines approached by the .-execu
tive -committee .'.have, agreed Rot' %o
ship ore to Ihe mills of the United
States Reduction-ft Refining company.

.ix Hundred • Leaiiis' nnown to' Haye
Occurred .- 1 ", -é
San Francisco, inarch' : 18i—The
.tourner manpusa,, which uas ajriyuu
u'orn Ausii-alia Krontfut auditioiwi
news of the cyphoon and tidal wave'
**»!» f-tieuioiu. iniqiiu group iu ttft- üiijj«
Uie of January. *"...V ■ j
Tne a reiicn government has Ihvesil
gated the disaster and found that be
tween 500 and 000 islanders perished
during the storm;. After the wind hafl
subsided and the waters had teceded
hundreds of drowned natives were
round tied to the trees about thé
places, riikueru, one of the .Islands
visited by the deluge, was tfid least
able to withstand Its force, as lfs high
est place Is 12 feet above-the
The residents flocked to the $elghté
and sought safety by blndlng^^them
selves to the rQckBfi.njd-trees. VThqri)
they remained for three pr foqfr day*
while the storm swept over the'dread-,
fui scene. * ' •
The islands of Hao, Morokau and Hik
qeru are visually washed way, As they
are at-present little above the sea
level,, and are destitute of vegetation.
On them man can not subsist, as the
soil has vanished and the cocoanut
trees are drled'-qp dead.
The French government of the Isl
and did ail in-its power to alleviate the
suffering. Charles ReVel, jnspector of
the first class, now at Tahiti, made a
tour of inspection- of the Tuamotu
group in the Italian mail of war Cala
bria, which rendered all possible as
sistance toward aiding the sufferers. ;
"In approaching Katalu we saw the
French man of war. We exchangea
signals, and we came close ènpügh so
..«at I. could be put on board.''
Commander Richards had at first
collected indigents ot Htkuefu and had
taken them to Raroia'. lie - had visit
ed Reitoru, Maroxau, Mdtu(unga, xe
kopota, Tunakeu, Kataru, riikueru had
oeen devasted. It had, four hundred
deaths. The sanitary Condition wad.
however, good. ajid there was no. fear
of disease. ^ . ;
Commander Rlcharas of the Zele^
made an • independent report ■ of : his
tour of the island. He describes the
devastation as complete in the Island
of Raroia. ...
Three-fourths of the cocoanut trees
were destroyed, houses : were . cast
down, the walls, of the-Catholic church;
and the prison were swôpt away* and
12 of the Inhabitants were killed. At;
Amanu, there were three persons kjll-
ed by the cyclone. '
West Show* Greet Growth.
The census burAaii has issued «.bul
letin of the gepgraphical distribution
of population in the Unltpd States, it
shows (hat almost 96 per pent of the
total population life in the country
drained by the Atlantic ocean;, over 63
per cent in that drained by the Gulf
of Mexico; 44 per cent in the. drainage
area of the Mississippi river About 3
per cent lu the area drained by the
Great lakes; 4 per cent on-the Pacific
coast; half of 1 per cent in the Great
uasln and the Pacific ocean region.
Of the foreign, population, 9 per cent
live in the region drained tq the At
lantic ocean; 36.4 per cent in the re
gion drained to the Gulf ot Mexlcq, and
15 per cent in that drained to the
Great lakes. The proportion in the re
glon drained to the Pacific ocean is $.1
per cent. Out of every 1000 negroes,
998 are found |n the regions drained to
the Atlantic .ocean, and 61.4 per-cent
In the lands drained to the Gulf of
Mexico, the 'proportion In the west and
the Pacific coast being trifling.

A Scantling Through Him.
Sandstone, Minn., March 19.—-Jotjn
Whittaker, owner of a sawmill, walk
ed a half mile from his mill to hla
home with a piece of scantling three
feet long sticking through his side.
At the time of the accident he was
operating his mill and the scantling
thrown against the circular saw
and hurled back agalnBt him, the end
striking him above the third rib and
completely piercing hU side. A doctof
called, the scantling extracted
and it is believed he will recover.
The numerical strength of the stand
ing armies of the Danublan states are:
Servia, 68,600; Roumaala, 78,000; Bul
garia, 38,400.
8enate Waa in Executive 8eeslon
Time It Passed—Waa Approved
When Preeented Without Amend
—A Few Short Speechei
Cuban Treaty Easily Diapoaed of.
Washington, March 18.—Without
dotting an "1" or crossing a "t"
without changing a single punctuation
mark, the senate voted Tuesday to
ratify the treaty with the republic of
Colombia for the construction of
istnmian canal. The vote for ratifica
tion was 73 in the affirmative to live
in the negative.
The senate was in executive session
when the result was announced^
that only the senators themselves and
a few confidential employes were pres
ent. All the senators announced them
selves as gratified to have the long
struggle terminated, but none of them
manifested his appreciation by cheers
or handclapping,
all of them
On the contrary,
were more concerned
about getting away from the cham
uer than anything else, so by the time
cue senate could adjourn, which It did
almost Immediately after the result
was announced, most of the senators
had left their seats and some of them
nad donned their hats and overcoats.
The day was given up almost entire
ly to general debates on the treaty,
and in addition to the set speeches
made under the agreement by Sena
tors Morgan and Cui.om, there were
many short addresses and a rather
long speech by Senator Daniel of Vir
ginia. The only party vote of the day
was taken on the substitute for article
tour, which was. agreed upon by tha
.ueinocratlc caucus and had reference
to the acquisition of territory In Cen
tral and South America by the Unitea
states. There were a number ot
speeches on this] Amendment, but It
was voted, -down by an almost two
thirds majority, the ballot footing up
51 ayes and 25 nOes. .When the senate
adjourned at J o'clock there was a
general belief'-that the business of
tne session would be completed in
time to permit final adjournment to
morrow. Some, however, placed the
•date 24 -hours'' later.- *
The. Panama canal treaty between
the United States and Colombia,
which was ratified. today, was signed
at Washington -January 22, 1903. it
was negotiated by. Secretary Hay, ou
the part of. the. United. States, and
Thomas .Herran, charge d'affaires, on
the part of Colombia, who signed the
document -On^January 23 It was sent
to- the- president And by him' sent to
the seriate on thé, same date. -It was
referred to the committee on foreign
relations. on* the same day and report
ed back on February 3: The treaty
was -discussed at Some length during
the last congress. On- March 5, the
day the special session of the senate
convened, the treaty was. again re
ferred to thé committee on foreign re
lations, and on March 9 was again re
ported to the senate, since which time
It has been under discussion. Neither
In committee or by the senate was the
treaty amended, and it was ratified .as
first negotiated. 4 ' .
• Most of the sehatprs in the city
have left the Capitol:in the firm con
viction that- It would be possible to
eonclude , the called: session Wednes
day, and that whefi the senate next
adjourned the .adjournment would be
sine die. f.Thts conclusion Involved
' quite a .general. understanding that
Cuban reciprocity could be much more
speedily disposed, of ; than, has been
considered possible heretofore.
Robbers 8tole |17Li and Securities
and Jewelry, .. .
Waponeta, Ohio, March 17.—Four
teen armed And'masked men entered
the house of «'..'widow, Mrs. Jacob
Relschelder, . near Cridersvllle, and
took possession. With Mrs. Reischeld
er are living her- granddaughter,
Blanche, aged 1?-years; George James
and his wife anfl (heir -son, Joseph
James. Mrs. Rejschelder was known
to be Afraid to-'trust her money to the
banks. The robbers bound the elder
James and his son and the . two women
and then ,at, the .polttt . of a shotgun
fôrcéd the little girl to tell where the
treasure was to be found. They se
cured $1200 in cash and $700 worth
of notes and securities and: a quantity
of Jewelry and silverware,
dividing the money part of them left
at midnight The others remained,
helping themselves to the wine In the
No Strike for. Spokane.
• Spokane, March 19.—At the last
meeting of the trades council the reso-
lution calling for a sympathetic strike
of ' all organized labor in- Spokane In
support of the troubles of the gas
makers was voted down by a decisive
vote after considerable discussion.
Grover Cleveland to Tour.
Princeton/_N. J,. Match 18.—Ex
President Cleveland has completed ar
rangements for ah extended trip
through, the -western states. His first
stop will be made at St. Louis on April
30,'When he will attend the dedication
of the Si Lonls fair grounds.
Coast Wheat Report.
Portland, Ore.—Walla Walla, 74®
75c; bluestem, 86c; valley, 78O80c.
Tacoma, Wash.—Unchanged.- Blue
stem, 8Cc; club, 75c.
A $760,000 sugar factory is to be
erected near Msasanlfle, Bdba.
King and Queen of England and Little
London, March 17.—The king and
queen, accompanied by Princess Vic
toria, Prince and Princess Charles of
Denmark and .three of the children of
the prince of Wales, recently attended
the Wild West show at the Olympia.
The royal party, which occupied an es
pecially constructed box, seemed to
thoroughly enjoy the performance. Am
bassador Choate and Mrs. Choate, Sec
retary Henry White and Mrs. White
and other members of the United
States embassy occupied seata in the
regular royal box.
A tea room, hung with old gold vel
vet and decorated with flowers, was at
the back of the special royal box, and
there (he king.and queen and their
party had tea at the close of the per
formance. Their majesties visited the
Indian camp, where Colonel Cödy was
presented to them.
Colonel Cody and Major Burke then
escorted the royal party through the
settlement where the rough riders
were drawn up in a double line. The
king conversed animatedly with Colo
nel Cody, commenting on the various
styles of horsemanship.. At the center
of the camp tiny Indians presented to
the queen big hoquets. She took the
flowers and, kneeling down, shook the
little brown hands. The Indian chil
dren afterward presented to the young
princes clay pigeons.
King Edward asked for Baker, whom
he knew when prince of Wales. The
king complimented Baker on his skill
In shooting.
The smallpox situation In Colfax is
now in perfect control.
Chris Benson,.who killed Jailer Mor
rell of Olympia,' has decided to make
a fight for his life.
Aocordlng to the flgùres of Spokane's
new city directory, that city now has
a population of 56,625.
The yards are being prepared at the
state penitentiary to receive 600 cars
ot clay from Dixie for the brickyard.
A despondent siwash at De Smet
mission committed suicide recently by
shooting himself through the heart
with a revolver.
Governor McRrlfle .will reappoint
Colonel Aldefi. J. Blethen, editor of tile
Seattle Times, aS a regent of the state
Thomas Hinchey, a brlckmason and
contractor of Spokane, was struck by
a freight train on the Northern Pacific
and received such serious injuries that
he died within an nour.
The Irby ranch of 4000 acres, be
tween Odessa and Krupp, has been
purchased by the Babcock-Cornish
company for $25,000. There Is a large
wheat belt contiguous to the ranch.
J. W. Stearns of Pullman has resign
ed as a regent of the state agricultural
college aud the governor says that- he
will appoint Attorney U.' L. Ettlnger
of Colfax to succeed him.
County Fruit Inspector Beck and State
Inspector Von Holderbeke will hold a
series of meetings in Yakima valley
this spring to give Instructions to the
fruitgrowers on spraying fruit trees for
The governor has announced that hé
would appoint Victor F. Martin of We
natchee as superior judge of the newly
created district composed ot Chelan,
Douglas, Okanogan and Ferry coun
William S. Johnson, born at San
Jacinto, Jennings county, Infl., age 36
years, blue gray eyeB, average height,
not very heavily built, weighing, usual
ly, 160 pounds, dark brown hair, is
looked for by his family at Lovett, Ind.
Horatio N. Maguire, a well known
resident of Spokane, died recently.
"Judge'' Maguire, as he was familiarly
known, hafl resided in Spokane since
1892, coming from Montana, where he
had been engaged in the newspaper
business for A number of years.
At Maple valley, nèar Cédar moun
tain, Mrs. J. D. Hamlin, a woman 60
years of age and deaf, was run down
afid. killed by a logging train of the
Columbia & Puget SOund railroad. Her
body was literally ground to pieces and
it was necessary to pick up the re
mains in a box.
An unusually perceptible earthquake
was felt in Olympia, Tacoma and Seat
tle one evening last week. Buildings
were shaken so that the occupants ran
Into the streets In alarm. The princi
pal shock was preceded by a tremor of
a few seconds and followed by a slight
tremor, the entire disturbance lasting
nine seconds. Slight rumblings were
heard. . - - .
At a meeting of the Vassar chapter
of the noted girls' Grèek letter frater
nity, Phi Beta Kappa, Miss Ethel Mor
rison of Spokane, and Mussanah J. Mc
Murphy of Tacoma were elected to
membership from the senior clasq. Phj
Beta Kappa is the leading society at
Vassar college, and exercises a strong'
influence on the many social functions
of the college, so that admission to Its
ranks is a much sought stiident honor.
Herrera Beat Jack Clifford.
Butte, Mont., March 18.—Aurelio
Herrera Monday knoexed out Jack
Clifford In thé ninth round of what was
scheduled to be a 20 round bout. The
end came near: the end of the ninth,
when the Mexican, wltn a terrific right',
hand punch to.the jaw, sent the Butte
boy down and out. '
Open the Graves.
Philadelphia. Pa., March 18.—The
police authorities have directed the
opening of 34 graves, having secured
evidence which led them to the belief
tuat George Hossey, the "herb doctor,"
is responsible for at least many of the
deaths. Hossey is in jail as an ac
cessory to the murder of William 3.
Danz, whose widow is charged with
ai ring administered to her husband a
Maw peisea famished by Me aegre
Tha Waters of the Mississippi Rush
ing Through a Crevassa Nearly a
Mile Long—First Break In That Vi
cinity—Horn* and Buaineaa Heuaea
in the City are Flooded.
Memphis, Tenn., March 18.—The Si.
Francis levee gave way
Landing, Ark., z4 miles norm ut tue
city anu the waters ot the Mississippi
river are rushing tbrougn a tnree quar
ter mile crevasse in tue embankment
with a roar tnat can be Heard tor
miles. This is the first break tnat lias
been made la the vicinity of Memphis,
but the watet is still rising at a rapid
rate and three other pointa on the
Arkansas levee north of Memphis are
in a precarious condition.
Sunday uignt tne water was on a
level with the crest of the levee at
Holy bush aud the recent rise carried
it over a foot higher, sweeping away
the temporary embankments at Trice s
Landing and tearing the levee itseit
nom its foundations, giving- a new
channel for the flood. The Steak was
of such extent that the engineers real
ised the hopelessness of attempting
to repair the break and It was aban
doned after the side, of the crevassé
had been riveted with the sand sacks
and stones to prevent further cutting
away of the eiflbankment. The situa
tion in the meantime had become criti
cal at other points and now It Is con
sidered doubtful if these places can
be held in the face of the rising flood.
At Pecan Point, Fogleam's landing,
the flood is abreast of the crowd on tno
levees and hundreds of men are* at
each place working by lantern light.
The engineers of the levee board say
that the damage from the break at
Holybush will nbt be as serious , as
would have been the case had the
crevasse occurred at any other point
on the embankment. From this
a draw leads Into the St. Francis
through several bayous and lakes And
this will hold , the watér to a great
teqt and prevent Its spreading out.
Flood In Memphis.
In the city the situation is the worst
>.hat so far has been reported, in
7.orth and bouth Memphis many homes
and business houses have been flood
at 'i l ice a
Appeals are pouring Into the city
from all directions by those who have
taken refuge on high points along the
river, and who are now surrounded by
water. All local packets have gone
strictly into the rescue business, but
their capacity Is overtaxed, and they
are unable to respond to all demands
that are received. All day cargoee ol
refugees and their property have been
discharging at the wharf here, and
tonight there are several hundred per
sons In the city, who are being cared
for by charity.
Situation Critical.
Memphis, Tenn., March 18.—The
dood situation In the portion of the
Mississippi valley contiguous to Mem
phis Is extremely critical, and reports
of loss of life are at hand. It was
thought at first that the break in the
levee at Holybush, near Trice's land
ing, would help matters by relieving,
the pressure, of the water and causing
a fall at this point, instead of this the
break has complicated conditions by
flooding a vast area in Arkansas,
across the. Mississippi from Memphis,
and now a veritable sea exists in the
St. Francis and Mississippi river
basins, extending from the basin to
the other, a distance of many miles.
From this territory a call for help
has gone up from persons who havè
been surrounded In their homes, but
thus far it has been an. Impossibility
to send them assistance. «
A few floating bodies have been
found at various pbints by the rescu:
ing boats, but the number has not yet
been alarming. ,= , •
The town of Marlon is almost total
ly flooded, and citizens are using skiffs
as their only means of travel. Ne
groes and white persons from the ad
jacent territory are pouring Into Mar
lon -every hour, asking that boats be
sent to rescue their f.amilles. There
are no means of reaching them.
The negroes at Marlon Rave given
way to fright, and almost a panic
exists. ' They have congrégated at the
railroad station and cabins in the Vil
lage and refuse to work. ' -
Memphis, Tcna., March 19« — Thé
flood situation tonight shows a num
ber of new and serious developments
and there Is scarcely a ray of bppe for
Improved conditions except in thé fact
that tributaries of the Mississippi to
the north of. Memphis are reported to
be fqjling. One of the most serious
developments of the.last 24 hours is
the washing out of all lines pf railroad
entering the city from the west and
the complete tying -up of the railroad
traffic through- the Memphis gateway
to that; section. There, have been no
trains into, or out of the city over
the Memphis bridge and there is every
indication that traffic can not be re
sumed until the flood has subsided to
a large degree.
Gould Survey to Loe Angelee.
Salt Lake, Utah, .March- 17.—Engi
neers In the employ of the Gould Unas,
will shortly stArt from Marysville, the
terminus of thé Rio Grande Western,
In this state, to survey a line south
west from t
that point, presumably to
Straight character can not corns ant
of crooked living.
Bulgarin's chief exports ore wheat,
wine aad attar of rases.
ttMVfcU Sf THE UOLPnlN MfcN.
nascued Drowning Cubans in Havana
Havana, March 17.—While the secre
laiy ot tne navy, Mr. Muuay, and his
party were maxing a visu un snore a
»quail of tremenuous violence swept
over the harbor, it became as dark a»
night and the wind and tne downpour
was teriittc. ' Commander' Stoney" Vi;
the Dolphin, realizing the peril to the
small boats in the harbor, called toi
volunteer rescuers. The entire crew
of the Dolphin responded. Boats were
instantly manned and sent out Tne
launch returned with four half drown
ed Cubans, and the captain's gig with
another was lifted aboard apparently
lifeless, but was later resuscitated. The
courage and heroic action on the pan
of the Americans were especially com
menced, as the British ships did not
riae to the emergency, although one
of the capsized boats was much nearei
to the Ariadne than to the Dolphin.
Secretary Moody will summon the
Dolphin's crew and commend them for
their presence of mind. It is hnown
that live men, all Cubans, were drown
ed by the capsizing of boats during the
1 The arrival of the' British squadron,
consisting of the Ariadne, Indefatig
able, Tribune, Fantone and Columbine,
from Kingstown, Jamaica, gave ttffe
harbor a naval aspect. The morning
as occupied with exchanges wf . salutes
and calls. The Dolphin saluted Vice
Admiral Douglas with 15 guns.
V;ice Admiral Douglas and the com
manders of the.British warships pro
ceeded to the Dolphin and paid their
respects tb Mr. Moody.
The secretary returned the visit at
once. Thirteen guns were fired by the
-olphin in honor of a call on Mr.
Moody by General Rodriguez, the com
mander of the Cuban army.
Secretary Moody and party dined
with Minister Squlers. They will pay
visits to President Palma and mem
bers of his cabinet.
New Cancer Cure.
„ Dr\ Benjamin F. Bye of Indianapolis,
Ind., has perfected a wonderful cure
of cancer In the case of Mr. Jefferson
Coker, who was afflicted With cancer
almost covering the entire face. One
large malignant growth on the jaw
tinder the eye was as large as a turkey
egg. The patient had been exceeding
ly ill for weeks, probably the result
of a burning treatment he had been
subjected to before coming to Dr. B> v.
those that have witnessed the cure
pronounce it most marvelous, as Mr.
Coker was so weak he could scarcely
The most extraordinary feature of
tne cure is that there, is no pain. The
doctor's method of treatment, which
was discovered by him a few years
ago, Is an oil which will absorb the
Indurated parts of cancer and heal the
Besides from 40 to 50 patients receiv
ing the treatment at the floctor's place,
there are pver 1000 receiving the home
treatment direct or through their
family physician.
Death of Alexander Anderson.
Olympia, Wash., March 17.—Profes
sor Alexander Jay Anderson, the notea
pioneer educator, dlea at St. PeterT
hospital In this-city after an extended
Professor Anderson was born 73
years ago and his work as a teachei
began in 1856, after graduating from
Knox college. He had charge'of the
Pacific university In Forest Grove,
Ore., in 1869 and remained there for
five years. Three years were speut
In the high school at Portland. He
was president of the Washington state
university at Seattle: from 1877 o
1883. From Seattle he went to Wal
la Walla and was president of Whit
man college for eight years. He came
to Olympia about one year ago and
entered St. Peter's hospital.
Great Northern to California.
Bau Francisco, March 17.—James J.
Hilf, president of the Northern Securi
ties company, le planning ' to Invade
California • by way of the north with
lines of the .Great Northern railway,
according to the Call. It is further
stated that two surveys have beer
made along the California and. Oregon
coast between Portland and San Fran
cii't,?, add those Interested in these
surveys have already submitted to Mr.
Hill two routes by which he can reach
San Francise.
Prices Paid at 8pokans.
Poultry and Eggs—Chickens, roost-
ers, 12Q 13c; hens, [email protected] per lb live
weight; turkeys, live weight( 16 c per
ib, dressed [email protected]; eggs, fresh, $4
case; ducks, live weight, 12c lb.
-Vegetables—Potatoes, 35c per cwt;
onions, [email protected] per cwt.
; Live Stock—Steers, $404.50; cows,
$3.2504; mutton, ewes, $3.7504.25 per
flwt; wethers, $404.60 per cwt; ewes,
dressed, $8.5009; hogs, live, $6.5007.
; Eastern Dressed Meats—Steers, 8% ;
.cows, 7Vi07%c; veal, 10O12c; hogs,
10c; chickens, 16c;- turkeys, 23c lb.
Injunction by Unions. :
Colorado' Springs, CoL, March 16.-
Legal action In behalf of thé striking
millmen in Colorado City waa institut
ed in the district court of EH. Paco
county by Attorney John IL Smith. JR
is à general-suit to restrict and define
thé Authority of the military forces,
and to restrain them from inf ringing
upon the personal and property rights
of private citisens.
. t Shipbuilders' Strike Ends.
New York, March 16 —After a four
houra' conference in the rooZq» «rf the
National Civic Federation between rep
resentatives of the federation and tho
striking employes of thé shipbuilding
corporations, the strike was declared
« sum comma
Miners Won Throe Conceeeiona—Re
port Calle for an Increase of Wagee
of 10 Par Cent—Eight Hours a Day'a
Work in Hard Coal Mlnee— Troubla
In l-uture to Be Arbitrated.
Chicago, March 20.—A Washington
a laps ten says;
members of the coal strike arbitra
tion commission appointed by Presi
aeut Roosevelt, hied with the presi
dent touay a unanimous recommenda
tion on final report. Although the
commission's report will not be made
public until Saturday enough la known
of its recommendations to permit n
review of the material features.
flot only-is an Increase} of 10 per
cent in wages granted to the miners,
but new regulations in weighing coal,
U is said, will really make the increase
much larger, as they will prèclude the
men from being compelled to mine
more than a ton ot coal and getting
paid only for a ton as now prevails.
Another point decided by the com
mission Is that mining operators must
fix a day's work at eight hours, for
every miner. The miners sIbo gain an
other point of contention in being rec
ognized with checkers of their own for
coal as mined. By a system of dock
age the miners asseV't the qperators
heretofore have overburdened work
men with rebates, which materially he
rnie«! their actual Income.
So the real issues raised by; the min- -
era when they went on strike are
granted by the commission—Ipss work,
more pay and less interference on Dio
part of the mining operators Mums up
this feature of the commission's report.
The report also contains n provision.
It -is said,'for settlement of nil futur*
trouble between miners and operators
by adjudication by a committee of the
two parties to the controversy. By
this provision It is understood the min
ers' union Is Indirectly recognized and
this again Is regarded as « victory for
President Mitchell and organized la
bor. f
The commissioners rebuke the boy
cott. ...
R. G. Dun Ut Co.,'s Weekly Review of
iraue last week says:
Reporta from ail sections of the
uouniry promise a brisk spring and
.uuimer trade. Orders are coming for
ward on a large ecale, and frequent rs
jueets for spring shipments indicate
.hat stocks are low and requirements
argent. Heavy. distribution of wages
makes retail trade active and prompt
.n the anthracite regions, yet dealers
are carrying small stocks of merchan
uise as a rule. . Activity in building
.lnes is so great as to occasion fre
quent comments. Bad weathar retain
ed retail business at some points and
Hoods added to the disturbed condition
of the cotton market.
Railway earnings continue to exceed
previous years' figures, roads report
ing for the first week of March show
ing a gain of 14.1 per cent over last
year and of 16.3 per cent over 1981.
Failures numbered 139 la the Unit
ed States and 22 in Canada.
Four Duals at One Time.
Paris, March 17.—A novel encounter
n which eight men fought with dueling
swords without Buttons under the
same conditions as prevail in actual
uuele, in-which-four of the combatants
were, slightly Founded, took place la
a private enclosure nt Neullly; a north
western suburb of Paris, in the pres
ence of 150 persons, among them be
ing Santos Dumont,. Maxime Dreyfus,
Robert' Charvey and other well known
Parisian clubmen. The police attempt
ed to interfere, but the commjssary of
police was Induced to believe that the
affair was an ordinary match with but
toned foils and he departed. The or
ganizers of the encounter declare that
the object. was to demonstrate the
hannlessneM.of.dne!* as they are gen
erally fought. •
N. Y. Banks Losses.
A curious discovery was made re
cently that the loss of $37,000,000 by
New York banks to the treasury since
January 1 is due to the fact that many
interior institutions from Boston to
dan Francisco are drawing on New
York to pay internal revenue and cus
toms dues, amounting to the same
thing as country banks drawing money
home. ' Secretary of the Treasury
Shaw refused the money market re
lief, saying the treasury cash is only
$7,00<),000 larger than- on January 1.
Scarcely a dollar has been taken from
the west by Secretary Shew.
L J. M, Stevens ffe Judge;
Boise, Idahe, March' 18« —Governor
Morrison has appointed Lieutenant
Governor James M. Stevens of Black-
foot to be Judge of the new Sixth ju-
dicial district, comprising the counties
of Fremont, Bingham, Lemhi and Cm-
State Senator Brigham of Ja tub
county, president PXp tem of th, oso
Ste, thus becomes acting; Uentsaant
governor. • - ' '
Three Cento a Mile.

. Seattle, Wash.. March. 18.—Tha $
cents a mile pa aawpga r fare will prob
ably be pat' Into effect on .tl)* Spokane
Falls ft Northern
year, ae was on» .
iSut from 4 conta pef mad.Wos ' datc r
tha ago. t ,
' ■ '■ «
Of the 85 man who nave fcoea pre
ident of the United States 1» 1«
no descendants.
mined npoa

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