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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
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
There are eight American, one Ger
man, two British and four French war
PRIZES WON BY KNIGHTS.
Girard, Kan., Company Takes the Big
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,
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
Spokane to Have a Useful Enter-
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
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
Assassin Reported Dead.
.St. Petersburg.— It is rumored here
w»t the assassin of M. Yon Plehve,
of the interior, died a few
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
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,
The Whitman county fair will be
held at the association grounds just
west of Colfax from October 12 to 15,
R. C. McCroskey of Garfleld sold
30,000 bushels of club and red wheat
Saturday to Kerr Gifford & Co. for
Frederick William Round, Jr., a lo
comotive fireman, 22 years old, ended
his life with a pistol at Tacoraa Sat
T. J. Demerest of Palouse has just
sold to W. J. Demerest of Salem, Ore.,
his patent right on a compressed air
The people of the Chelan country
Uiink they have a real live volcano in
addition to many other interesting
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
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
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
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
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
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.
Russia Tells of Her Past Devotion to
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
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
s Sept. Ist o
FOR rent, for SALE, etc.
ope ~ ~
'i Wanted —Crab apples. See Wn
''.'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
Mrs. Mary E. Sweeney has been ap
pointed postmaster at Morrow, Nez
Perce county, vice Charles R. Davis,
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
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
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
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
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.
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, $firstname.lastname@example.org 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, $email@example.com cwt; veal, $5®
«reainery Products, f. o. b. Spokane
—First grade creamery butter fat, per
lb, 21 %c.
Hay—Timothy, $15 ton; alfalfa, 13
ton; oats, $firstname.lastname@example.org cwt.
■ Mrs* Maybrick
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
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
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
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
A shell from the Novik Htruck the
Tsushima in a hunker. Temporary re
pairs, however, rendered the .Japanese
cruiser seaworthy and she continued
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
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
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.
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.