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UNITED STATES TORPTDO BOAT sHEADS OFF JAPANESE. Shanß^' Gets Excited—Japs Were Af ter Russian Cruiser Askold Under going Repairsßussian Consul Gen eral Refuses to Disarm Askold or to Leave Harbor —She Is Docked. Shanghai, Aug. 22.—Shanghai was thrown into a fever of excitement this afternoon by the arrival of a Japanese torpedo boat, which was sighted com ing in from tne soll*o at 4:30 o'clock, ghe passed Woosung at full speed and started up the river for Shanghai. The United States torpedo boat destroyer Chauncey slipped her cable and fol lowed the destroyer. The Japanese boat was cleared for action. She anchored off the Cosmo politan dock, where the Russian cruis er Askold is undergoing repairs. The Chauncey came to anchor practically between the dock and the Japanese destroyer. A foreign pilot ship reports having seen a Japanese battleship and two cruisers cruising 60 miles outside Woo sung. There are at present no Chinese mea of war in this port, but the tao tai has telegraphed that a Chinese cruiser be sent immediately. The Rus sian consul general here flatly refuses to disarm the Askold and the Rus sian torpedo boat destroyer, or to or der them to leave the harbor. The taotai has notified American Consul Goodnow, who is dean of the consular body, that China can not pro tect the foreign settlements. He con tends that Russia ignores the orders issued by China, and that China has no means .of making her obey them. Consul Goodnow has called a meet ing of the consular body for 10 o'clock tomorrow to take joint action for the protection of foreign interests. The Askold is docked adjacent to the ware houses here of the Standard Oil com pany, which are valued at over $1,000, --000. The Standard Oil company has demanded protection for its property from Consul Goodnow. The dock where the Askoid lies is owned by British interests. On one Bide of this dock is German and Dutch property, and on the other side Ameri can property. There are eight American, one Ger man, two British and four French war snips here. PRIZES WON BY KNIGHTS. Girard, Kan., Company Takes the Big Purse. Louisville, Ky.—The biennial en campment of the Knights of Pythias closed with the announcement of the awards in the prize drill. The prizes are as follows: Class A, free to all companies—> First prize, $1000, won by Mystic, No. 12, Girard, Kan.; second, $900, Geor gia, No. 1, Savannah; third, $700, Ko komo, No. 6, Kokomo, Ind. Class B for companies that have never won at a supreme encampment —First, Battle Creek, No. 12, Battle Creek, Mich.; second, Pasadena, No. 32, Pasadena, Cal.; third, Custer, No. 56, Greenville, Pa. Class C, all companies organized since 1902—First prize, Ivy, No. 35, Rußhville, Ind. Cavalry prize won by Burns Huz zars, St. Joseph, Mo. Artillery prize won by battery A, No. 152. Wheeling, W. Va. New Albany, Ind., won the $300 Prize for the largest company in the encampment, Nashville second. The Seattle company won the prize, showing the greatest mileage, with Pasadena second. NEEDED INSTITUTION. Spokane to Have a Useful Enter- prise. Work has started on furnishing the new women's hotel at Snrague avenue and Madison street, where girls and women may get noonday lunch, or may live at moderate cost. The hotel will be formally opened September 1. The plans are to ac commodate 45 girls and women with totu rooms and board, and from 185 *° 250 can be given meals at cheap rates. The permanent guests will pay from $3 to $4.50 per week, while mem bership cards at 25 cents per month *H1 entitle a girl to a cup of tea and bread and butter each day. Other dishes will be priced at 5 cents each, 80 that one may get a good lunch for *5 cents. Q'rls who come to the city witn good credentials in search of work *H1 be cared for without charge for a *eek or so until they are able to find *ork. Assassin Reported Dead. .St. Petersburg.— It is rumored here w»t the assassin of M. Yon Plehve, of the interior, died a few flays ago. Peculiarities govern. WASHINGTON NCWS- Mrs. M. K. Gray has been appointed postmaster at PMCO. Oeorge M. Wilson Is manager of the Mcond annual Wumir" fair. The fall term of the Waitsburg pub lic schools will open on Aupu^i 29. Dissatisfaction is expressed at St. John because of the poor mail service. It is said that Spokane stands see ond only to Los Angeles as a bicycle town. The hay harvest in Kittitas valley is practically over and the balers are at work in all directions. Company L, N. g. W., at Colfax, has been mustered out of service because of a lack of competent officers. The most serious of the forest fires in this part of the state appear to be in the northern part of King county. Sportsmen are having no trouble in bagging plenty of birds this season around Chelan, as they are plentiful. Whitman county's yield of wheat is enormous. Conservative men place to tal at between 12,000,000 and 14,000, --000. The Whitman county fair will be held at the association grounds just west of Colfax from October 12 to 15, inclusive. R. C. McCroskey of Garfleld sold 30,000 bushels of club and red wheat Saturday to Kerr Gifford & Co. for 66 cents. Frederick William Round, Jr., a lo comotive fireman, 22 years old, ended his life with a pistol at Tacoraa Sat urday last. T. J. Demerest of Palouse has just sold to W. J. Demerest of Salem, Ore., his patent right on a compressed air water elevator. The people of the Chelan country Uiink they have a real live volcano in addition to many other interesting natural features. Saloon man Portz of Uniontown was victim of masked thugs recently. They so-cured $250 in cash, $54 in checks and a gold watch. The plans submitted for the county bridge over the Okanogan river at Riverside have been approved by the secretary of war. Twelve of the leading Knight Tem plar commanderies of various eastern cities will pass through Spokane on their way to San Francisco. Jesse Reeder was killed and fear fully mangled in a threshing machine accident recently near Texas lake, 16 miles southwest of St. John. Work was begun this week exca vating for the foundation and swim ming tank for the new gymnasium for Whitman college, at Walla Walla. Twelve adults and 23 children are homeless as result of what is thought to be an incendiary flre which burned over Fourth Plain, five miles east of Vancouver. George L. Woerheide, apparently of cultured family in St. Louis, commit ted suicide in Spokane because he would not stoop to an inferior position in the community. Frederick Campbell, the 11 year old son of Rufus Campbell, a fanner living six miles west of Sprague. was drown ed Saturday morning in Colville lake. He had gone swimming. Tommy Burns of Chicago defeated "Cyclone" Kelley of San Francisco at Tacoraa recently in the fourth round of what was to be a 2u round match with a right to the heart. A few days ago Fred Ripley of Stehekln rowed a small boat from the head to the foot of lake Chelan in a little over 12 hours. The distance is supposed to be about 60 miles. Many fields of wheat that farmers estimated would make 40 and 50 bush els per acre before harvest show at threshing time a crop of 30 to 40 bushels instead. Fire broke out in the stockyards of the Great Northern at llillyanl. Two warehouse! were burned. The build ings were BUed with outfitters' tools, and the loss is estimated at about $5000. The cause of the flre is un known. The mystery surrounding the disap pearance of William McKenstle of Bell- Ingham, who was la.-t seen two weeks ago in company with Misa Kate Bast, was cleared away today by the dis covery of both the bodies floating In the water of Lake What com. At present there are 7,240,760 acres of forest reserve in Washington, and it is proposed to increase it by with drawing 2.782,000 acres more. It is probable that 403,000 acres of the Walla Walla reserve will be eliminat ed, leaving a total of 397.440 acres in this reserve. John A. Parker, E. F. Messinger and Newton Peer of Tacoma have sold 23, --000 acres of raw land in Douglas coun ty to T. J. Bray and L. J- Fltzsimmons of Grinnell, lowa, for about $70,000. The land is in township 18 of ranges 24 and 25 and lies from six to 18 miles east of the Columbia river, between Gualquit rapids and Island rapids. A M McCoy's planing mill and lum ber yard was totally destroyed by fire Sunday It was one of the hottest fires in the history of Waitsburg. The fire department answered promptly and did heroic work in saving the adjoin ing building* The loss is $20,000; in surance, $8300. PATENT STEEL TEMPERING Blacksmiths of Republic Are Inventors of the System. Western i r.raham. a blacksmltblß| firm of Republic. Wash., claim to have developed ft process for tempering Steel likely to surpass anything of the kind ever before brought to light. The process consists ot the OSS Of certain ehemieuls in water or oil in the tempering vessel, but what those chemicals are is the firm s secret, It is claimed that by their use any kind of a tool from a blunt hammer head to a keen edged razor can be tempered to a perfection never before realized. In a correspondent's presence Mr. Graham, with an ax tempered by this new process, cut several big gashes in a cold bar of steel without dulling the edge. Such a blow as was dealt at the bar with any other kind of tem pering would have broken a big gap in the blade of the ax. if it did not destroy it for all further use. Mr. Graham says he thinks the pro cess is as perfect as it ever can be. John Nieber took a set of 31 drills with him to the south half which had been sharpened and tempered by the process and used them 40 days in driv ing the tunnel on the Wasco mine, through the hardest kind of rock, with out the need of resharpening. AMERICA UNGRATEFUL. Russia Tells of Her Past Devotion to United States. The Indiana members of congress have received copies of a pamphlet published in St. Petersburg, Russia, entitled, "Services Rendered by Rus sia to the American People During the War of the Rebellion." The pamphlet contains a recital of the attitude of Russia toward the Union in the civil war as contrasted with the attitude of Great Britain. It is charged that persons with let ters of marque, issued by Jefferson Davis, used English ports as a base of operations, which ruined the mara time commerce of the northern states. "These souvenirs," says the pamph let, "have" not had time to fade away, but we are already subjected to the paint. _ Lduica juw con!Slin Underwear Silk, Crush Kid at ! 3lOO Drcsses, Corset Coy- er; Sizes > 2O » lens v i Drawers Regular prices, 2, thatEG. PRICE Sale prices, 15c cen' ese . s Sept. Ist o 'poll X FOR rent, for SALE, etc. ope ~ ~ 'i Wanted —Crab apples. See Wn gamckle>- __^ ''.'wanted :—Storage for hay. Inquii lE. A. Bryan or W. H. Harvey. (47U ordi*> >"i., 1 «a ■ fiiiiuJt.iiuiu, ».» -. . regulation band uniforms. Ex-Senator Ileitfeld is advocating the building of a railroad connecting northern and southern Idaho. F. H. Holzeheimer, in a letter to Chairman Jackson, has declined the democratic nomination for congress. Grain harvest is in full swing around Genesee, and a number of teams are already hauling wheat to the ware houses. Mrs. Mary E. Sweeney has been ap pointed postmaster at Morrow, Nez Perce county, vice Charles R. Davis, resigned. The Burke miners' union will dedi cate its new hall by giving a grand ball in the building on Labor Day, Monday, September S. Sheriff Keane has returned to Mos cow from a two days' search for the parties who broke into the O. R. & N. depot and cul open three mail sacks. Smoldering ruins mark the spot I where the thriving and prosperous vil lage of 110 stood. Fire started in a; barber shop and wiped out the town With the exception Of the 110 Hard ware company*! building, in which is located the Ho bank. All other busi-; ness bouses and dwellings Were de stroyed. Senator Dtibois lias received advice nf the successful passage of his exam ination for admittance to the naval academy at Annapolis of Leslie C. Da vis of Granjerille. l>avis was appoint ed midshipman by President Roosevelt on the recommendation of Senator Du bois. The state board of equalization has decided to make no changes in rail road assessments. On merchandise the board decided upon a decrease of 10 per cent in Ada county and 5 per cent in Canyon, and an increase of 10 per cent in Custer, 20 per cent in Kootenai, 10 per cent in Latah, 6 per cent in Lemhi and 12 per cent in Sho shone. Swedish restaurant keepers of the old fashioned sort charge less for a woman's meal than a man's on the theory that she is physically unable to eat so much. A married couple trav eling together are debited at many ho tels as one person and a half. Spokane Markets. Vegetables— Asparagrm, 10c 1b; now potatoes, lOSVsc lb; turuips, tOSc per bunch; lettuce, 4@sc head; dry onions 4@sc lb; cabbage, 4@sc lb; cucum bers, .->:'u.v each; green onions, in© 15c doz; radishes, Bo bunch; rhubarb, 3@sc lb; green peas, s@Sc lb; now beets, 3 bunches IOC; spinach, U^jO 13c lb; watercress, 5c bunch; string : beans. B®loc ll>; fresh carrots, 2 bunches Be; mint, Be bunch; tomatoes, 8® 12c lb; parsnips, 2 bunches sc; eantelonps, s®loe each; cauliflower, 10® 15c bunch; watermelons, 25®40c I each; summer squash, 10016 c each; | crooked neck squash, 10® 15c each. Fruits —lemons, 25®30c doz; cher ries, s@Be lb; blackberries, 80 tOe box; raspberries, B®loc pint; red curarnts, B®loc box; plums, 6c lb; apricots, 7@Sc lb; peaches, s®Bc lb; new apples, 4c lb; grapes, 10c lb. Poultry—Dressed chickens, young chickens, 18c lb; hens, IKe lb; old roosters, 14 16c lb; spring ducks, 60 ®75c each; goslings, 20c lb; spring chickens, 40@50c each. —New laid eggs, 26@30c doz; i eastern eggs, 20@25c doz. Dairy Products — Butter, best cream ery, 25@30c lb; common creamery, 20 @25c lb; best country, 20c lb; com mon country, 12V£#15c lb; imported Swiss cheese, 40c lb; American Swiss cheese, 25c lb; cream brick cheese, 20 @25c lb; New York cheese, 20c lb; Wisconsin cheese, 15c lb. Flour —Eastern fancy patents, $ 1.65 @1.75 sack; local patents, $IXO nek; standard, $1.20 sack; lowest, $1.10 sk; Washington wheat, $4.40©4.75 bbl; buckwheat, 4O@s'Oc 10 lb sack. Grain and —Timothy, 85@90c cwt; alfalfa, 85@90c cwt; oats, $1.45 cwt; com, $1.50 cwt; chopped corn, $1.60 cwt; bran, 90@95c cwt; bran ano shorts, $101.06 cwt; shorts, $1.25 cwt; wheat, $1.40 cwt; chopped barley, $1.30 ©1.85 cwt; oil meal, 2M;C lb; seed oats, $1.50 cwt. City hay market —Local timothy haj $15; oat hay, $13@14; wheat hay, $15. Wholesale Produce Prices. New potatoes, $1.76 cwt; summer squash, $1 box; blackberries, $1.6002 per crate; peaches, 50®80c box; to matoes, $1.50 crate; sweet cherries, |60@76c box; sour cherries, 4c lb; apri iii 76®80c box; cucumbers, 75c box id Leal ")S I cabbage, 2c pound. 032. Wholesale Feed Prices. 5c to 7an, $17 ton; bran and shorts, $18 to 60 oats, $1.35 cwt; wheat, $1.20 cwt; ped corn, $1.55 cwt; whole corn, J> cwt; timothy hay, $16 ton; al yy I hay, $13. ** A Prices Paid to Producers. ♦getables and Fruits— Pea-s, 4c lb; JH»-I^cs and beets, 20c doz bunches; |g beans. Be lb. ""■""■"nil try and Eggs—Chickens, roost- JlOc lb; hens, 12§>13c live weight; ;ig chickens, $email@example.com doz; turkeys, ,sed, 18@20c lb; Reese and ducks, '• ;i4c lb; eggs, $5.50@(» ease. Arve Stock—Steers, $3 cwt; wethers, c PU wt; hogs, $firstname.lastname@example.org cwt; veal, $5® ) -rt' «reainery Products, f. o. b. Spokane —First grade creamery butter fat, per lb, 21 %c. Hay—Timothy, $15 ton; alfalfa, 13 ton; oats, $email@example.com cwt. ■ Mrs* Maybrick Arrives Home New York.—After an absence of 15 years, 10 of which were spent in an ! English prison, Mrs.Florence Maybrick has caught the first glimpse of her na tive land. Accompanied by S. V. ilny- I den of Washington, I). 0., Mrs. May \ brick will go at once to the lodge of ! Dr. Eminett Densmore, near Kllenville, ;in the Catskill mountains. Dr. Dens* ' more and his wife have been interested I in Mrs. Maybriok for many years and while with them she will undergo ; treatment for her eyes, which are weak . ened by the sodden light after her long stay in the English prison. Her mother will join her at Ellenville in a short time. Mr. Hayden, her attorney,will make preparations for pressing the suit against D.W. Armstrong of Richmond, Va., who, Mrs. Maybrick and her mother allege, defrauded them out of a fortune in mineral lauds. Firemen Overcome by Gas. Chicago.- Tiic lire, as a result of ■ lightning, caused a loss of $69,000 to the plant of the Nubian I'aint & Var nish company, Fifty-first avenue am! Moffatt street. Kxplosions of tanks of oil and varnish endangered the liven of firemen, five of them and a volun teer being overcome by the gas and 1 smoke. Tornado Kills Four People. Glencoe, Minn. —A tornado struck the towns of Rich Valley and Bergen, killing four persons, Mary ODonnell, aged IS, daughter of Patrick O'l)on nell, and the 7 year old boii of Anthony G'Donnell, and Frederick Cross and his mother, and destroying thousands of acres of grain and many barns. Appendcitis has caused the death of a chimpanzee at the Pasteur institute in Paris, says the Petit Journal. Four thousand pigeons in the heart of London have become a nuisance. GRUISiR NOVIK WAS BEACHED AFTER SEVERE ENGAGEMENT SHE WAS SENT ASHORE. Japanese Greyhounds Caught up to Novik After Her Escape—Shell of Novik Sunk the Tsushima—Jap* Suffered No Casualties—Fate of Noviks Crew Unknown. Tokio, Aug. 22.—After a severe en gagement with the protected mleen CbttOM and Tsushima, the KieyhoundH of the Japanese navy, the Beet Kuh siau cruiser Novik has been vanquish od. The ti^iit occurred today. Aftor it, the Novik, in a linking condition, was run tfthore in Korsakovnk harbor, on the island of Sakhalin!. The details of this sea light am not known here, but It is evident that the Chitoße ami Tsushima caught up with the Novik and that a running light ensued. Captain Bukelchlro Takahashi, who is in command of the Chitose, reports the engagement in a brief telegram. Ho says he first attacked the Kussiau cruiser Saturday afternoon, and that on Sunday morning he Inflicted heavy damage upon her. The Novik nearly sank, hut she was beached at Korsak ovsk. A shell from the Novik Htruck the Tsushima in a hunker. Temporary re pairs, however, rendered the .Japanese cruiser seaworthy and she continued to fight. Tln> Japanese suffered no casualties. The imperial prince, Yorihito of the house of Higashi Fushima, is second in command on hoard the Chitoso. Cap tain Bento commanded 'he Tsushima. Korksakovsk is a port on the south ern coast of Sakhalien, off the roast of Siheria, and ahout 650 miles north east of Vladivostok. Fate of Crew Not Known. The fate of the crew of (he Novik is not known, hut, it is thought they abandoned their vessel and landed at Korsakovsk. The news of the destruction of the Novik has been received in a curious manner by the Japanese public From a practical standpoint it is highly sat isfactory, for the Novik could have been most dangerous as a commerce destroyer; hut, considering ill" matter from b sentimental standpoint, much regrei is expressed at, the loss. Th« Novik has been splendidly bandied and bravely fought throughout fhe war, and the Japanese naval officers and the public generally have fre quently expressed admiral ion for the cruiser, her commander and her crew. Flight of the Novik. The Novik wan one of the RiiHßian Beet that steamed out from Port Ar thur on the morning of August 10 to for««' its way through the Japanefie lines. Fort After Fort Taken by Japs < 'befoo, Aug. 25. — A junk which loft Liaotai promontory the night of August 21 has arrived here. She re ports that the Japanese have succeeded in occupying the Antshan forts as well as another fort, probably Etßeshan, about a mile southwest of Antsham. . They have driven the Russians from the parade ground, which lies about two miles north of the harbor. They have destroyed two forts at Chaochan ko, which is within the eastern fortifi cation, and they have advanced to a point near Ohaochauko. This nowu confirms information previously ! re ceived The junk heard firing about midnight of Augut 22. Scarcesly a building in Port Arthur remains un damaged. The town hall, which wan used as a magazine, has been destroy ed. Four large warships, unable to fight, are at Port Arthur. "illy ship, a vessel with two masts and^two funnels, has guns on board. The fire of the forts not captured by the Japanese, together with the effect of the land mines, ii given as the] rea son why the Japanese have not yet con quered the Russian stronghold. Admiral Katato reports that as th© Russian battleship Sevastopol Jwa* emerging from Port Arthur she Kkuck a mine, after which she was seen to be listing to starboard. She was towed back into harbor. Salt Lake Suicide. Halt Lake, Utah. Aug. 24.— W. & Vermillion, a druggifit, of thin city. committed Huicidu by shooting shooting himself. The peculiar oircamst«nces at first led to the theory that a murder had Deen committed. Another Resignation. Boise, Idaho, Aug. 23.— W. A. Btof flebeam of Blackfoot has notified Chair man Jackson of the democratic stata committee of his withdrawal as the party nominee for state auditor. fl« assigns business reasons as the cause. Mont oanger lines are hidden.