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CURRENT WEEK Resume of World's Important Events Told in Brief. Republicans will actually be in the minority in the next session of con gress. President-elect Wilson has sum moned Bryan to a conference after his vacation in Bermuda is over. Senator Chamberlain, of Oregon, favors putting soldiers' homes under control of the War department. Kidnappers made away with the two daugthers of a rich Mexican mine owner residing in Galveston, Texas. United States authorities have blocked the efforts of Japan to obtain a steamship coaling station in Hawaii. The steamer Burin lay disabled for two days in the Gulf of Georgia, pass ing ships ignoring her signals of dis tress. Servia has taken possession of Dur azzo, a seaport in Albina, ignoring the Albanian proclomation of indepen dence. Chinese residents in American are being notified to be ready to contrib ute to a fund for carrying on a war with Russia. Defendants in the dynamite cases have been placed under increased bonds, which they find difficult to get, and all may have to return to jail. Five hundred thousand school chil dren of California have sent a petition to Philadelphia asking the loan of the Liberty Bell to the Panama-Pacific fair in 1915. Snow storms and universally cold weather swept the Southern states, many points in Texas and Mexico being as cold, or colder than Canada on Thanksgiving day. Mexican Federals, after dispersing the rebels in a night attack, fought each other until they recognized each others' bugle calls. At least ten men were killed by their own men. London suffragettes are making trouble for the government by putting acids, inflammable materials and varnish into mail boxes, to damage or destroy the contents. Several boxes were set on fire. Reports from the seat of war in Turkey declare the Bulgarians are fit for an indefinite siege of Constanti nople. Astonishing results have been ob tained by Professor Dr. Friedman, of Berlin, with a new "tuberculin anti toxin" discovered by him. The rem edy is obtained from bacilli cultures. The patient is vaccinated with this. Dr. Anna Howard Shaw was elected president of the National Suffrage association. Railroad earnings show an increase of 6.5 per cent over the same period a year ago. Senator Isidor Rayner of Maryland, is dead, and as a result it rs believed the Democrats may lose control of the senate. Fire in the new auditorium of the Oregon state penitentiary caused dam age amounting to several thousand dollars. SEATTLE MARKETS Wheat— Bluestem, 81c bushel; forty fold, 78c; club, 78c; Fife, 76c; red Russian, 75c. Oats—s2s.so per ton. Barley—s2s per ton. Yellow corn—Sacked, $33 per ton. Mixed corn—Sacked, $32.50 ton. Bags—l9l3, 9c The following prices are offered to the producer by the local dealers for delivery in round lots, f. o. b. Seattle: Eggs—Select ranch, 47@50c dozen. Poultry—Live hens 10@14c pound; old roosters, 8c; turkeys, fat, live, 22c; do dry picked, 26@26c; geese, fat, 14c; this year's chickens, 14@ 15c; old ducks, 12c; ducklings, 16@ 16c; squabs, $3 dozen. Ranch butter—23(s 25c pound. Apples—New, firstname.lastname@example.org box. Cranberries—slo@ll barrel. Grapes—lmported Malagas, $6.25 @7.25 barrel; red emperor, in lugs, 6c pound. Pears—Fancy, Eastern Washing ton, $email@example.com box. Pomegranates—sl.7s@2 case. Honey— $firstname.lastname@example.org case. Beef—Prime beef steers,"Hi® 12c pound; dressed cows, 10i@llc; heif ers, NOB. 1 and 2, 10@llc Veal—l3@l4c pound. [ : Dressed pork—l3c pound. -:. Mutton—Ewes, 9c pound; wethers, 10c; spring lamb, 12c. Almonds, 16c f pound; artichokes, $email@example.com dozen; beets, $firstname.lastname@example.org Back; bell peppers, >10@12c pound; $1.75 box; Brussels sprouts, 9@loc; cabbage, l@ljc pound; carrots, 75c@ $1. sack; cauliflower, r. $2.50 crate; celery, 40@60c dozen; cucumbers, Los Angeles hothouse, $1 f chestnuts, 8@ 15c pound; eggplant, 10c; £ garlic, 8@ 10c; lettuce,, head, local, 80@40c doz.; i hothouse, $email@example.com> box; California, $2.50 case; onions, California, 90c@ I 88*; Fanno' $1-25 sack; Parsley, 25@30c dozen; potatoes, local, $13@ 14 ton; Yakima, $15@16; f sweet, Cal ifornia, 2@2Jc pound; Hubbard squash, l@lj c pound; tomatoes.fancy, iiS£S'i£ L£i boX! California lug; $firstname.lastname@example.org box; turnips, new, $1.25 ifiSr?? walnuts, 16|c poundißiick REPUBLICANS IN MINORITY, Democrats Have Control of Next Congress—Progressive* Few. Washington, D. C—Complete re turns on the congressional election show conclusively that the recognized minority party in the 63d congress will have to be the Republican party. The returns show that among the minority members of the house, 128 were elected as Republicans and only 15 as " Progressives." The senate will have four "Progressives" only. On this basis, it is utterly absurd to set up the claim that the "Progres sive" party will be the recognized mi nority in the next congress. Regardless of previous partisan affiliations; regardless of the presi dential tickets which received the in dividual support of the respective members of the new house; regardless of the possible deadlock in the senate that may result from dickers and trades between Democrats and "Pro gressive" Republicans and actual Bull Moosers in that body, the minority organization in the house and senate will be dominated by the Republican party and its chosen leaders. It is also true that there will be new Re publican leaders in the next congress, resulting from the fact that many of the old leaders will retire on March 4. The next house of representatives will comprise 435 members, of whom 292 are Democrats; the total minor ity will number 143. As the "Pro gressives" number only 15 in all, they will amount in the aggregate to less than 4 per cent of the total member ship. This is a nuceleus for a new minority organization which by no means approaches the Populist organ ization that existed in the 52d and 53d congresses. As a starter it repre sents a scant third of the original in surgent membership of the house as it stood at the heyday of its power, when Speaker Cannon was deposed from membership on the house com mittee on rules. OFFICIAL COUNT SHOWS WOMEN LOSE MICHIGAN Detroit, Mich.—The constitutional amendment providing woman suffrage in Michigan was defeated by 594 votes, according to figures compiled in the secretary of state's office at Lans ing from every county in Michigan. Until the result is officially an nounced by the state board of canvass ers December 10, it is said that no definite statement will be made by the advocates of the amendment as to what course of action they will next take up. Plans are now being made in many districts*, however, to peti tion the legislature to re-submit the question in the spring election. The only recount definitely decided upon is in Saginaw, where the figures showed a majority of about 2500 against the amendment. There is a possibility that the recount may swing the victory back to the women suf frage advocates who have been claim ing it up to within the last two days. COLONEL RANSDELL DIES. Senate Officer Succumbs to Serious Operation. Washington, D. C. —Colonel Daniel M. Ransdell, sergeant-at-arms of the United States senate, former United States marshal for the District of Co lumbia, and an intimate friend of the late President Harrison, died here as the result of an operation performed November 7. Colonel Ransdell was one of the well-known figures of public life. He had been sergeant-at-arms of the sen ate nearly 12 years, having been elected to the post in January, 1900. As such officer he had practically com plete charge of all official senate af fairs, the issuing of subpoenas in sen ate inquiries and the conduct of senate functions. He was 70 years old and a native of Indianapolis, where his body will be buried Sunday. Four of Six Powers Agree. London—Sir Edward Grey's proposal that the ambassadors of the six great powers, Great Britain, France, Ger many, Russia, Austria-Hungary and Italy, assemble in one of the capitals with the view of emphasizing the points arising out of the Bakan war on which the nations are already in agreement is understood to have the support of Germany, France and Rus sia. The idea is intended to avert the disposition to drift into an alignment of the two groups of powers forming the triple alliance and triple entente. River and Harbor Bill Soon. Washington, D. C. —"We hope con gress will make the most liberal ap propriation for rivers and harbors this year that has ever been made," said Representative Randall, senator-elect from Louisiana and president of the national rivers and harbors congress. "The needs of the country are so pressing that I believe the appropria tions should not be less than $50,000, --000, and we hope to have the bill passed by the Christmas holidays." Salvation Army to Help Police. New York—The (Salvation Army is going to help New York police the slums. "Blood and Fire" soldiers be lieve that they understand how to handle the roughs who have terrorised New York better [than the guardians of the peace, who work with "billy" and revolver. They are going to take active steps to train and educate their officers in the exact and accurate handling of desperate characters. 1 WASHINGTON STATE NE^NOTES Items on the General Industrial and Educational Development and Progress of Rural Communities, Public Institutions, Etc TO AID PULLMAN GROWERS. Latter's Fruit to Be Handled by Asso ciation and Probably Sold.. Pullman —The prospects for a fair price for apples have brightened ma terially in the last few days. The Pullman Fruit growers' association, composed of owners of orchards near Pullman, have had much difficulty in finding a market for fruit, and but a few cars of good apples have been shipped. Several carloads of fairly good apples were shipped in bulk to the canning factory at Lewiston, but only a few carloads of marketable ap ples have found a market, even at the low prices offered. The local association has just made a deal with the Garfield Fruit Grow ers' association, one of the strongest and most successful organizations of growers in the Inland Empire, to handle its fruit, and the Garfield as sociation has found a market for a large portion of the crop from this section. The Garfield association has sent a crew of packers, all experts, here to work under the direction of G. Oldenburg, an expert packer, and they are now working on the output of the J. B. Holt orchard, just west of town. It is estimated that Pull man will ship twice as many apples this season as in any previous year if a market can be found. BUILD TWO CANNING PLANTS. Will Buy Culls, Paying Half Cash and Half in Stock. North Yakima—The Western Fruit Products company, incorporated for $600,000. of which Rufus Wilson, of Seattle, i 3 organizer, will erect plants next year at North Yakima and Wen atchee, and will later extend its oper ation to Medford, Hood River and White Salmon, according to announce ment by Mr. Wilson. To determine the size of the can ning and evaporating plants in the two big Washington centers, active work will be begun January 1 getting the growers to sign up contracts to de liver their fruit. The contract which will be offered growers is a stock subscription con tract by which he agrees to take a cer tain number of shares of common stock in the company at par, for which he will pay entirely in fruit. For all fruit delivered to the plant ths grower will be paid half in cash and the other half in stock on his contract. The fruit which the company con templates securing from the ranchers is the culls and the unsalable low grade fruit for which they have no market now. •• Washington's Vote Given. Seattle —Theodore Roosevelt's plu rality over Woodrow Wilson in Wash ington was 24,303, according to official figures compiled by the Associated Press. Roosevelt's plurality over Taft was 40,725. The vote for the five candidates was: Roosevelt 111,977, Wilson 87,176, Taft 71,252, Debs. 39,555, Chafin, 7,467. Debs ran second to Roosevelt in Snohomish and Kitsap counties, and was third in five counties, being ahead of Taft in three and of Wilson in two. Roosevelt carried 20 counties, includ ing those in which the five large cities are situated. Wilson carried 11 coun ties, Taft eight. In two counties Chafin received not a vote. The vote for governor was: Lister, Dem., 97,239; Hay, Rep., 96,613; Hodge, Prog., 77,873. Lister's plu rality 626. Auto Men for Mountain Road. North Yakima—Automobile men of North Yakima are rallying to the sup port of the movement launched in Kittitas county to secure a concentra tion of effort toward the completion of a state road over the Snoqualmie pass. E. M. Smithers and J. Howard Green, delegates from the Yakima commercial club to the Ellensburg chamber of commerce luncheon last Tuesday, are both members of the Yakima Automobile club and are re sponsible for the statement that the club will back the movement. Cattle for Toppenish. Toppenish — That 700 carloads of cattle have been shipped to Toppenish this fall, the stock to be fattened on Yakima reservation alfalfa, is the statement of the Northern Pacific. These cattle have been brought from all parts of the West, many of them being shipped from Texas and Mexico. They will be fed here daring the win ter and then sent to Spokane, Tacoma, Seattle and Portland packing houses. Giant Corn at Sunnyside, Sunnyside—L. W. Coats, who owns 20 acres north of Sunnyside, put in a small field of corn this year, and it re turned by actual weight 115 bushels to the acre« with ears averaging 10 to 11 inches in length. The original seed for this yield was brought here three years ago from lowa. This ground had never before been in corn. Four of the ears weighed four and a half pounds. 16,000 Bee Colonies. Sunnyaide—lt is estimated there are 15,000 colonies of bees in Yaki ma county, and 1300 in the Sunnyside district. The receipts to the beekeep ers'of Yakima county for tibia year are $40,000, $3000 coming to Sunnyside. The honey crop this year is 30 per cent short of last year, which Jwas un usually large. The demand for comb honey at present can not be filled. PLUMBING VERSUS LATIN. School Scperintendent Insists Indus trial Education is Necessity. Walla Wall*—"lt is time that we introduce into our school system m dusSal education, for it is just as im- that the schools should give a aTrect contribution to these trades as , V, tha t they should take up the te ary side of life," declared C*. FrazU superintendent of the Everett schools, in his talk on "Vocation^ Education" at the county teachers "Culture is good, but those boys and girls who are forced to drop out of the school should be taught to work with their hands. It is just as neces sary that a boy should be taught plumbing as it is that he should be taught Latin or Greek. Lots of young people never have an inclina tion for literary work." H. C. Sampson, who followed him, declared also that "a pupil has as much right to learn to be a gas-fitter or a carpenter in the public schools as he has to learn to be a mining or civil engineer." He urged upon teachers that they must keep up with the trend of modern civilization.' One hundred and seventy teachers were present at the institute, the work of which was divided into sec tions, except two general sessions, each day. CANNING FACTORY FOR COLFAX Many Carloads of Off-grade Apples Will Be Saved. Colfax —The need of a canning fac tory to care for the surplus fruit of this section is being impressed upon the people "of Colfax, who are being urged to take steps to secure such an industry before next fall. Hundreds of tons of fruit were lost' this year. The Burrell estate, with a big orchard at Diamond, has a number of carloads of inferior apples which will be lost because there is no canning factory near and the freight rate to the near est canning factory is prohibitive. The nearest factory which would handle these apples is at Lewiston, Idaho, and the freight rate is $8 per ton. The Colfax chamber of commerce will be asked to take steps to organize a company like that at Pullman for the handling of off-grade apples and other fruits which are wasted an nually. This year, owing to the big apple crop and the low prices, buyers are culling apples closer than ever be fore. Apples that sold last year for $30 to $40 per ton are being thrown out aa calls this year. Small apples, perfect in everything but size, are be ing rejected, and because of the lack of facilities for handling are wasted. FALL PASTURE EXCELLENT. Crop of Volunteer Wheat Around Ritzville is Good. Ritzville —Fair weather and warm days following the abundant rains of the past month are resulting in great advantage to farmers and stockmen. Fall pasture is of the best. Volunteer wheat is growing like spring, but fall wheat and the fields are veritable car pets of green. Much cost is saved in feeding of stock by the excellent fall pasture and the prospects are good for volunteer wheat. This crop has not been depended upon of late years, but if weather conditions continue favora ble a large acreage which was har vested this year will be cut again next year in a volunteer crop. The best grade of wheat reaped this year in some parts of the country was from this kind of crop. To Spend $600,000 on Canal. North Yakima—Half a million dol lars will be spent during the winter by the Pacific Power & Light company in improving the upper works of the 18 miles of canal and pipe which brings North Yakiraa water supply from the upper reaches of the Naches river. For nearly six months North Yakima has bad lodged before the state public service commission a complaint as to the water service af forded the city by the company. One of the specific complaints was as to the purity of the water supplied. Champion Fat Baby. Bellingham—Oregon weather may be fine for children, but it has noth ing on Washington weather as a health producer if 11-months-old Stan ley E. Rapaley, of Bellingham, can be considered a sample. Young Stanley is certainly a husky lad, for at the age of 11 months he tipped the scale beam at 51 pounds, and has been in perfect health ever since his birth. He is a prize baby, having taken first prize at Bellingham. Farmers's Winter School, Jan. 6. Pullman — The winter school for farmers opens at Washington State college January 6 and continues six weeks, closing February 14. Indica tions point to a larger attendance than last year. Requests for inform ation are being received daily. All branches of agriculture, horticulture, animal husbandry and dairying will be taught Send Apples East as Gifts. Cashmere —The third car of gift ap ples has been shipped East by the Wenatchee Valley Fruit Growers' association. There were only 300 gift boxes and the association was com pelled to fill up the other half of the ear with a commercial shipment. WARSHIPS TO STOP FOR COAL American Fleet May Be Augmented] in Case of European War. Washington, D. C—Realizing the possibility oi rapid and important de velopments in the Balkan war, the Navy department has slightly chang ed the itinerary for the cruisers Ten nessee and Montana, now on the Way to the Orient under command of Rear Admiral Knght. Instead of going di rect from Gibraltar to Smyrna, Ad miral Knight has headed first for Malta, with the Tennessee, while the Montana, which was destined for Bei rut, has started for Port Said, at the entance of the Suez canal. The change in the itinerary will make it easier for the cruisers to re plenish their coal bankers, pending the arrival in the Mediterranean of the collier Brutus. It was said at the State department that there is no present intention of sending other warships to reinforce the Tennessee and Montana in the Mediterranean. European navies are extending all necessary protection in the larger ports of Turkey. Of course, in the event of a general European war, it might be necessary to dispatch the greater part of the At lantic fleet to Europe. PENSION NEEDY EMPLOYES. T. R. Thinks Faithful Workers as Deserving as Ex-Presidents. New York —Discussing the plans of Andrew Carnegie to give an annual pension of $25,000 to future retiring presidents, Colonel Theodore Roosevelt said: "Aa it does not apply to me, I have nothing to say on that side of it. In any event, my interest is not in pen sions for former presidents, but for the small man who has no chance to save and who faces direct poverty when he becomes superannuated. "I think the small government em ploye who gives years of faithful ser vice at a small emolument should be pensioned upon retirement. I believe we must work out some system of in surance and pensions, relieving the ordinary workingman from the haunt ing dread of extreme poverty in old age." MICHIGAN VOTE IN DOUBT. Suffragists Fear Returns Indicate Cause Will Lose. Lansing, Mich. — Leaders in the fight for the passage of the suffrage amendment to the constitution of Michigan admit for the first time that the complete official returns may show the defeat of the measure by a few hundred votes. But three counties, JTocweenaw. Montcalm and St. Clair, remain to be heard rrom officially. The official vote from the remainder of the state gave a majority of 165 for the amendment. Unofficial re turns from the three missing counties rolled up a majority of about 700 against it. There is a possibility that the offi cial returns may be changed in some instances before the contest is finally determined. RAILWAY EARNINGS GROW. November Shows Increase Over One Year Ago of 6.5 Per Cent. Chicago —A further increase in rail road activity is indicated by the re turns of all United State roads report ing gross earnings for the first two weeks of November, the total amount ing to $15,822,490, an increase as compared with the earnings of the same roads for the corresponding period a year ago of 6.5 per cent. These roads reported a gain of 4.4 per cent the first week of the month, and 4.1 and 4.9, respectively, for the first two weeks of October and Sep tember. The improvement is now quite uniformly distributed, the loss reported being very exceptional and extremely small. Sweet Potato Cannery Opened. Americus, Ga. —The large potato canning plant of the Ware-Progress Orchard company, near Americus, has started operations for the season and with favorable conditions will pre serve probably 50,000 bushels of sweet potatoes here during the next three months. This plant is equipped with machinery of the latest type and on full time employs 90 operators. Some trouble is experienced in getting sufficient labor, but with this supplied the cannery will be operated on full time during the winter season. Peasants Fear Turks' Return. London—Bulgarian peasants in the vicinity of Kirk Kilisseh are still wearing the turban for fear the Turks will return and take revenge upon them, as was done in 1878, wires Noel Buxton, member of parliament, who has been visiting the devastated dis tricts of Turkey in the interests of the Red Cross. "Thousands are homeless," he adds, "and the distress is indescribable. One Bulgarian doc tor alone is treating 500 cases." Princeton Student* Run Farm. Princeton, N. J.—That success is assured for the farm run by the un dergraduates of Princeton university is shown by the recent report of the manager, E. C. Page, of the class of 1912. While the project did not make money, indications point to prosperous seasons in the future. The reasons given for the lade of financial profit were that the plan was carried out more in the nature of a trial, and that extensive farming was not done. OFFER AMNKJf TO WJRfiENIS Radical Stand of Mexican Go v . ernment Bar to Peace. New Minister of Interior Advk Policy of Moderation-Fight ing Is On Decrease. Mexico City—Convinced that mm, ous bands: of rebels in the staSS Durango, Coahuila and Southern (V huahua are continuing their operate merely because they believe surren£ would mean summary execution UI T the suspension of guarantees, RaS Hernandez, the new minister of th interior, has announced that he would attempt to gain for them a promise of amnesty. l Chehe Campos and Benjamin Arm ado, officers \in Orozco's organization arcthe chief rebel leaders in these districts, • and several engagements were fought last week, the govern ment as usual announcing victories These, and allied leaders, have been making successful raids on small out posts, managing- for the most part to evade encounters with superior forces. The rich country virtually is at their mercy and the Federal forces are able to accomplish little more than garri son the larger towns. - Minister Hernandez is confident the rurales, who report to his department, will be able to operate more effective ly than the regular troops and with this object in view, he has conferred with General de la Vega, commander in-chief of the rurale guard. Hernan dez has issued a general order to the rurales to commandeer horses when needed, giving receipt to the owners and notifying the government. ;' The rurales have complained fre quently they are unable to follow the insurrectos because of worn-out mounts. It is believed this will pre vent the rebels ; from obtaining horses and will assure the owners of pay ment. ' AIR ROUTE TO POLE IS SAFEST Peary's Companion Gives Point to Aviator-Explorers. Boston — safest and easiest way to reach the North Pole and an entirely feasible way, is by aero plane," said Captain Robert A. Bart lett, of the Peary North Pole party, to - the 'members of the Aero club of New England, at its annual dinner. Captain Bartlett said an aeroplane could be taken by land to Cape Morris K. Jesup, which is only 381 miles from the pole. With the latest ma chines this would mean only a four hours' flight to the "; pole, he saii "The ice would furnish suitable land ing places all along the route, but all necessary supplies would have to be carried for the trip to and from the pole. - V "The ideal trip," said the speaker, "would be to go from Cape Jesup di rectly over. the pole and land at Cape Sheliuskin, in Siberia, the latter point, however, being 723 miles be yond the pole. In the summer months of August and July the conditions are perfect for flying, and I can see no serious difficulties which might not be guarded against." CHARITY PATIENT WEALTHY Russian Dies at County Hospital- Wallet Held $18,400. Seattle, ■-.: Wash.— Friedman, an aged Russian miner from Fairbanks, Alaska, a charity patient, died at Wayside Emergency Hospital Novem ber 20, after an operation for goitre. He had applied to the county commis sioners for relief and they sent him to the hospital. In his pockets were nan a loaf of stale bread, a sausage and a wallet. t ' Before the operation he gave wallet to a nurse to keep for mm. When it was opened it was found » contain cash, drafts and certificates oi deposit for $18,400. It also contained a will bequeathing his whole fortune to his sister,: Jane Friedman, 50 yean, old, who lives in a village in Kussii. Indians Are After Money. Ardmore, Okla.—Steps were taken here by which the Choctaw and Chick asaw Indians hope eventually to induce the government jto distribute amojg members of those tribes $17,00 derived from the sales of their lan* in Western Oklahoma. • Resolu w* were adopted at a meeting of 20 e^ era of both nations urging the dist bution of v the money and asking c^n gress to enact such legislation as * So longer make the tribes wards o the government. The matter will presented to congress soon. Deposed Royalty Sues Government % Brussels-Royalty and society interested in the outcome of the which Princess Louise _ and rr.n Stephanie have brought to obtain larger part of . the fortune oft* father, the % late ;, King l#P Neither Princess Louise nor her s the countess, are poor, asi they r ed $3,000,000 and a quanti^oi their able plate and jewelry when faare father died. Princess Louise '£ of the money did not pay_her Hungary Launches Drea"dn^f Trieste-The third dreadnought^ the Austro-Hunganan navy , launched Monday. She- wm^JJ^ the Prinz Eugen by the Arena Marie Christine.