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tkt tki ILIXME II. KATHDRUM, IDAHO. FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 8, 1901. NUMBER 39. bllll ! , r* OF THE WORLD IN BRIEF. ! «( thy q, Review of the Events or c ■ylete Week—in This und Kor j ; l.ands—Tuken Front the Dispatches. I legislature of South Carolina he second time has killed a bill Siting child labor in cotton mills. a anti-Jesuit demonstrations, i began in Madrid in connection ,, * 6 al the anticlerical play, "Electra," , . .« * , I oil ipread to Valencia. 1 « French torpedo boat No. 24 sank ... . J tly within a mile of shore at . e as a result of the boiler explod All the crew were lost with the tlon of two. m P. Mason, 48 years old, the al defaulting clerk of the Conti il bank of New York, committed de by shooting himself in the yen m, I be from an unknown cause de jred the large plant of the National g company of Fairhaveu, Conn., en ng a property loss estimated at ,000. I Beial orders were received by Col. ■ I from Adjutant General Corbin to , steps to graduate the first class adets on Monday, February 18. at Point I re at the W. B. Earthman Lumber pay's plant, at Nashville, Tenn., royed lumber,' ware houses, 12 ten it houses and nine freight carB. $100 000 I all the blast furnaces throughout | honing valley. Ohio, the bottom ; hand helpers have accepted a re- Mon of 10 cents per day in wages, ng effect immediately. , lecently John Greer, a woodchopper, : ping by a campfire, awoke to find 1 garments were ablaze. He tore off remnants and walked two miles to llcott, Wash., in the cold for relief. lie number of vessels built in Can- 0,1 during 1899 was 277, measuring' )8 tons registered. Estimating the j M e of these at $49 per ton, it gives | tal value of >949,410 for new ves fam ! i of oj : : ' j liy in ! is e German war office has received patch from Count von Waldersee, i Pekin, which announces that ,,f oad communication has been re id between Pekin, Feng-tal and tlng-fu. Is asserted that Russia and the ted States have concluded a secret "1 sment, admitting Russian sugar of differential duties to the United to *8. Russia in turn makes certain tesslons to America. I 0 promotions yet for Hobson, Clark others, as Secretary Long inti es that when congress recognizes president's wishes regarding Rear Dirai Sampson, heroes of Santiago 1 be fully rewarded. I rhe bill for a pension court of ap ils, which has attracted considerable eidion as a G. A. R. measure, met iverse In the house committee on »t(Ä»lid pensions, where, by a vote of a Bo 7, a motion to report was defeated. [ iitU«David B. Hill is nota candidate for sident. This announcement three rs in advance of the national con tion is not a result of pique. He g his law practice Is so lucrative the has no time to idle on presi teles. I Five thousand new recruits are want I by Uncle Sam. Army reorganiza klaw is giving the military authori P auch concern. The president will W* to appoint about eighteen hun *d officers. The principal ones have *0 decided upon. Congressman Shafroth of the com ttee on coinage, weights and meas es, has prepared the minority report on the bill directing the secretary the treasury to exchange gold for »1 tender silver dollars, when pre ted to the treasury, and filed the ae Monday. The state department has received ( report from the consul at Chung tag. China, to the effect that the Ger •»n steamer Sui-hsiang has been to My wrecked in the rapids of the gfc^mg-tse. 60 miles above Ichang. The »Ptain was lost, but all of her passen !r » and the remainder of the crew *re saved. Andrew Carnegie spoke in Carnegie fl last Sunday afternoon on "The oral Character of Queen Victoria." tae of the Important traits," said Mr. trnegie, "of Queen Victoria was her tfe. liberal and generous toleration »H secu. Queen Victoria kept her P ure - The chief Jewel In her >*er was purity. No scandal or loose Bag was ever tolerated there." The house committee on buildings ' "1 grounds acted favorably on what - known as the omnibus public build- ' * bill, increasing the limit of cost * number of public buildings. The Uowing revision of increases was »<ta before the bill was reported; I*yenne, Wyo., >325,000; Helena, ® nt -. >350.000; Salt Lake City, >500, • Seattle, >750,000 and for sites, S' 000 * Bl| 3s for the construction of three «tacted cruisers have just been open »t the navy department. Neafie ft of Philadelphia at >2,740,000. the Shipbuilding company at >2, *fltt.000 and the Bath Shipbuilding Co. 12,750,000 appear to be the succès» ful bidders for the three cruisers. Reservations made in each bid. how ever, prevent a positive statement at ! present. Miss Ol era Xethersole, the autre.-.«*, is ! seri(JUslv H1 Colonel Albert Hart/utT, been retired. issistant mu - I n general, has c j The British third class cruiser l'yiamus ; lias been ordered to sail for South Afrii a. ! ; I he New York Typographical union lia,; taken oir tlit* boycott Sun. in tin* New York ... , ' w,d,e " " huulJ U ' m,,üV ' ,J frulu 1V ,, ,, , .. , , al ltie Americas cun races which login ...... ,, , \ . I oil Samlx Hook *>n August 20. 1 • * ... ... J let Dewet. chairman *>t the p.acc cunum— sioii. to ins brother ( hnstian to -inn-nilcr The Chinese arc anxious that the* for- ! present The duke of Cornwall will be A passionate appeal lia» lieeti mailt; from Andrew Carnegie lias, through Senator Pettigrew, made a proffer of tion to the city of Sioux Falls for a publie library. At tilasgow '20 fresh cases of smallpox and nine deaths from that disease are re fflio dona j I ported. There are now 433 eases in the hospitals. The state eitiergein-y boartl inis author i/cd (iovernor Nasii to expend ÿôO.iHM, if m necessary. ill calling out troops to stop the Cincinnati prize tiglit. I The Northwest. Fruitgrowers' association lias decided that hereafter all boxes u-ed I ■ , , , . a '' K1 " lon num •" I 1 " 1 - ™ n \T an exw t ^ 1V I Cu ba 8 debt is over $l*Hl,0OO.ff<)O, says !.. , , . . , I headquarters and announced that lie was | Mt ' hing sought foi t hailie K*>-*, ; kidnape-d from Gmnanton. Pa ... Ib.4 Edward 1. Klom commi e* sum«* , : 1 * 0,1 bedrock. A bjtt,l ln L l ! infantry recruits, to j M ' kno " n i,s 1,1,1 1111,1 ''l','"' 1 . '' | on « * ,i,H ^ >r,n '' ( at 1 u * u " u lo * He is in favor If it is not done, lie says, the burden will crush the ie|siblie. ! Senator Frye of Maine, i of repudiation. j F.ngeue I. (Sowell visited Chicago police : vho wus I ■ at Idaho. ] : tiie O'Donnell building. Wallace. j liy shooting himself through the head, There is no known reason for the act. ery has been made in the Atlin di*triet near Diseovery. Pine creek, owned by Fritz Miller. iff to the shovel lias been found A very rieh dise on Gravel ( It ; of 50 four organized inti men each. General Dewet. according t companies ! is ( 'ape Town ri-|H>rt ,,f A ' :, P'' Colony . the men and supplies, all mug 1 '** urging the colonists to join mn. \t Lorain. Ohio, the blast furnaces li-lriits intends, to alien.\ various and then to commander not "f tin* lairain ■rations after an The entire plant is have w now working its full capacity, giving employment to Std-l company idlciie.-x "1 mouths. to 33im men. I The county court of St. Andrew conn- . ty. Mo., offers *500 reward for evidence that will lead to the arrest of the man who fired the shot on Chrisma-s eve that caused tlie death of Frank Richardson, the million , aire merchant, at Savannah. Mo. I Eleven prominent citizens of Centrulia.l Wash., were arrested, citing riot, nor selling on Sunday, it is charged, they nde.tvored to get evidence by peaking charged with in In tlie effort to prevent Ii*| over a transom. [ A serious election riot has occurred at | Mussar Yasarheliy. Tran-ylvania. capital j of the province of that ninn. Lug* ( crowds of l*>ople threatened the geiidainm* and the latter fired, killing 3 and wound ] ing 20 persons. ^ Charles A. Hinckley, alia- <' B. Morris I was lured across the line by Bert Miller i in jail at Con ! and others and is conully on the charge **f stealing W,.**» from the West side bank of New \*>rk in HS4, of which hank lie had been th* teller. \ Northern Pacific freight tram away Tuesday while coming at Weston, ut tin 1 summit of the < a-c one man. a hrakeman. named Mai-Dmah instantly killed and the engineer ju.vce, was badly injure*!. II"' "" now a ran down a grille brake- refused t Advices from Batavia M-lan l capital <*f the Netherl.ind* In 'expedition sent against Snnalanga. Mini ( ,f Sumatra, has captured the \ehini-< fortn-s of Batorilik. The Dut*-h I"-- « .* bill,.,) and 40 woiindml. i,*«i To. work. ,f Java) •s tlie ^.i \ The Am -lune*.' bound and gagged the p<>~' suburb of Toledo. Burglars mi-tres J jn Wlin . Tlie |* r.-fu-M to divulge the hiding price t'" ! aIll i |,ght<sl nut*-»" j. j )o hpr fta . t an ,| .|„* wa- -trm-k over | h(i h(M<1 flnil i >ru taHy ki.k<d in tl nwv Carnegies. -*f 111P MI(vt J fa | Elusion. ,l "'- n inJ hj . tl - being 1> "' r l B " , t, \| r (^rnegi, hel*l nearly ' ' I"" 111 ^ ^jixiiini i»»t *:•» k * i the - ,4 l"'J [' n " 'J iv ' •j-'| lj * ' st, K -k has not ' JI "'y 1 " v[ ,« k exenang»-. but 1 "! wu-'recentlv paid for it*») ■■ ■ * r a l '* A --timing that share* > n ' j ' ■* j hii< Mr. larnegie ia* -| • j u |j v ggCDMri»»! at par, be x»i tt i P time f 1 'j 1 1 , . , K . r n! inter*-»*, " " ' J' . , * j.., f the Car ,n the # ml öbiect aimed at bv negie company. J alll „, wlthj Mr. Morgan and * ' ( .rn. oe wa* ft him when trea ing , rin> j n the the assurance of an " r; 1 iml steel mdustry of the , haVe this eond.t.on » no« bete»ed to been obtained. I at Kiisrfiird. : •blxxl the office ,f ÿlâff in r-lini-'u— at tii-t .-tamp N * militions for the *ale of Andrew <jr " '* nit rolling inten-t in the -t*>. k were side be II lux.' .1 an . tour Mrs. • _ I at the NUMBER OF PEOPLE PERISHED. I K • nr Hundred l'urullles llniâiel«-«M— I .tliiuaixlue of IVtroleui F • re — !*' lu lues Are S|*reu«liiiu Hendcrcd 'rev uiled— » t uuuht ! Panic ; A " ,1 ' br ' jke -'" l 111 li '*' ! Baku. Kussian Transuuueasia, Feb. S.— ! on f the i magazine.* Caspian i Black Sc « liich coir- ! tallied ti.INHi.iKKi ji.uhIs of petroleum. The 1 «mtl.igvaliaii resulted in great loss of life j and vvidiwpread d .mage. J and The Haines spread to other depots lmv-!*she ing a capacity of ],«kHMMHi poods of napii- ! tha, which poi-jcd out like a stream of inundating and setting tire to the the dwellings of the workmen, which were to- of the terribly his to tlie ; ers ies j ! was 1 j ! h lata. tally destroyed, Many person* perished, liave been found j Twenty charred hotlies and upward of 50 burned. Four hundred familie* lost every IH-ople 'neighboring re-eivoii- are in m ( 1 - \ gen.r.d piui* prevail-, Fight napiiiiia springs belonging u I Alelikoff, Ital-ki caught lire Fein nary it. thing they po-si— cd. Tlie magazines aie -lill burning : lid *l.i it great and ( a-pi.iii eumpam 1 . 1 st it' ( ('rim«*«. arranged Pekin, Feb. 7. As had been at the meeting of the foreign ininistirs cliini «*■ plenipotentiaries. proceeding* the entire orally, no conducted « ere j writings Ling pre-euted to the Chinese. \ formal indictment against the 12 official* whose punishment had been demanded by was read. ever lhough Kang Yi and Li Li Ping me dead. Tlie prieipiii oHieml* who»e puni-h ment lieen demanded are: Prince Chung, >r in chief of the Boxer*, who I 'had a large share in the responsibility for [ promises of icward of 50 taels for the cap- f tu re of foreigners and the death of ,>cr -on* protecting them j Prince Tuan, the principal instigator of , "' I the trouhles into which lie dragged the du er h, the I towers ■ ] eommandi .1 w ho a ppointed ( liine-e government : a* president of the t-ung li vaincu after giv to the Chinese government: who wa- responsible for the edict* against the foreigner* issued lietween dime 30 and August Iti. and was mainly re-pon*ible for massacre* in the province* Shansi: win ; ng t|„. •specially at ta* k 0 deled the troop* t* the legation- in op|si-ition to tile advice *if hi- mandarins, who were looking to a essation of hostilities: who-ei uted tile e\ edition of mein liera of the tsung li yamen w lio were favorable to foreigners; who is ,|„. .ml.. of the ultimatum 1,1 ,,f dune lit directing the diplomatic corps 1 leave Pekin within 24 hours, and who to . . before the expiration of this dr firing upon all foreigners fourni upon tlll . streets of the «ap.lal, and who was practically the author of the a-sa-tna , ioll „f Baron von Ketteler. the German ,j mt „ boycott against tlie National league lies *25 for and ty the minister. llnselinll Troubles. Cleveland, Feb. 3.—Tlie opinion jircvails is the re-ult of tlie Players' Protective association this afternoon. The American | eague ,„,t represented at the meet j tl „ but from the resolution adopted it is ( , v j,| rn t that a distinct understanding be tween the players' association and the ] eJ?11P exists und that tlie national asso ciation will either have to recognize the; p]^ vtrs - aMOt .j a tion or fight to a finish, i ! 1 era • '—in i t h Dorricn hu- oeeupieii I*ike < ha a fuse Iriring b.o-k the enemy : mill are »re llellrl General Kitchener in Pretoria say*: lt«M'rn IK Kell. 7 L'ndon. a ili-pat, h from ri-*e "French i Ainsterdam. "1 lew et '« force is -lill north of Thaba N't Ini. Hi- men damaged a train of trän» agon* at Pompey's siding tins morn |mrt ing.' 'l*iie l-'liml Hile». tlie 'Hie final rite« over n were coin lmbvl ut 3:30 p. as laid to in the Windsor. Feb. ô ha.H tl|<- ile.ol que«* and the IhmIv hi . re mausoleum. Edward, (Jiifen p.ror family coffiin a( an early hour this tmirniiig a *1 tlie Alexandra, Km and others of the royal L—ide the William attended the *cr\ i i*» ! The secretary of state and the British government ha* reached a eonclurion that: a new * nimi*«i"n ni'i*t be »ent to e*:ab- : b«h definitely the Lamdarie* between the United states and British Columbia The disputed line i* that separating Washing- c t,,n and British Columbia. ----— ' Mother ot Senator Wolcott. | Springfield. M.i* Feb. 6 Mrs Samuel To w.dcott, 7* year* of ag* . motner of S-na ! tor F. O Woi'-ott of Colora i *, die,l in I*ong bv Meadow Tuesdav -— «»• '»a Year» old. of Springfield. 111., Feb. 3—Mrs. , ' v t j lp resident of Illinois, died ^ a!ur ' ia v aged 103 rears. She «*» born lnsUD i .live I ' ( Ulonf-I »HinÄHd I trad. and Saturday night **f heart disease. He was tMp * brother of lieutenant General Schofield ( k and for many year» served on bis stuff. . 1I1( Washington. Fel«. 3—The war dejwrt informed by cable that l.ieuten 'o|. ncl Uharlc« B. Schofield of the ment wu ant Second cavalry died at AI itan/u«, Cuba, II To Purvey Ihr Hiiundgrj 1 . Mr«. \u(iuu \Vm*kril SmIuo.u« Tojwka, Kan., Feb. 5. Mrs. Nation launched her'crusade against the joints at an early hour this morning. Kite arose at 1:30 and soon alter« aid started out on .» . tour ol joint smashing. Accompanied by Mrs. J. 1*. White and Miss Madeline • Southard, site attempted to enter the place I at S3U Kansas avenue. Tlie man on duty managed to* disarm Mrs. Nation and holt the door before any of the party could enter. 1 he next plaee visited «as the Senate. avenue. The «omen entered resistance, but a colored man ! on Kansas i «ithout ! quickly seized Mrs. Nation and took lira 1 hatchet a«ay. j she turned over two large slot machines J and smashed tin* glass in front of each. lmv-!*she soon made a wreck ut the laige te ! frigerator and after tiiat turned iici at tntion to the liquor and tixlurcs ix-iiind the bar. A keg of beer came in the way of lier hatchet and the contents drenched the skirts of Mrs. Nation. At tliis juncture the colored porter tired his revolver at the celling to frighten the crusader» and attract attention from the outside. Policeman Cru ham «as attracted to the place by the noise and escorted Mrs. Nation to the police station. Mrs. Nation ami lier little baud of follow ; ers had a short praise service and lcctiued j those in charge at the time. The Senate saloon, which was wrecked, ! was one of the handsomest and most coin 1 plete in its equipment in the city. A great liich hung in tlie liallway, t fully iMk). Probably ÿlôflO worth of property, mostly made up of a cherry bar and tixlurcs. «.is destroyed. Al Lite police .«talion Mrs. Nation was joint smasher." j The others were released. Her case «as [continued without bond, the charge pie ! h ired being "instituting a riot." Here a mill » r , valued as no by hooked a I Olympia, Feb. tl.— In the house Jones of [ Km ff introduced a bill prow,ling f *"' 1,1,1 appointment of a commission to I-repure a bill for the Torr .. of j land lilh**, said hill to he submitted to the of , "' xt " ,1 " Bi,,, " ,f the legislature. ' J ' lui H ''"' lUl " llro du cod by Senator Crow of Spokane, lust allows appeals from a su|N*rior court order discharging an attachment. It al provide- for tlie tiling of trails,-ripts on up it time to give tlie respondent a chance to examine tlie same before the o]H*ning brief is tiled. The second bill gives a Joint judge |SIW er to sign orders affecting suits in one county while lie limy be in another At OI> uigiln. The k a iuunty. Tlie senate passed senate Lill No. 1(10, lui S4 is substitute» for 1,1 "'iation to satisfaction of mortgages 1 appointing a hoard of plumbing exam Bleis. ■mite bill- 43 enutc was invilisl to visit Everett February 16. The house by a vote of 4P to 15 passed Johnson'« hill making eight hours a day's work except in emergency .-use* in mines, smelter» or ore reduction works. Penal lies provided ure a tine of not le*s Ilian *25 nor more than *2<HI or imprisonment for not les» than 10 nor more than IH) days, or both. The house passed house bill 26 and 70, fixing venue of actions in justice courts and relating to official bonds. The house bill creating Riverside conn ty out of Yakima county was j»is-e*i to the third reading, where an effort will is made lo defeat tlie hill. is Ulrike. Girl Silk Worker» Scranton, Pa., Feb. 3.—*1 he silk work 1 era on strike lure number almost 4000, in volving all the city mills but two, and these »re certain to join. All tlie affected mills excepting those of Klotze & Jo. made a voluntary advance, but the »trikiTs re fuse to return to work until they ate or : gamzed into unions of textile" mill managers di-elaie they can make no further advances. Many of the strikers are girls under 10 years of age, many scarcely ID years old. in orkt is. Tlie Halaed Tea Million Hollar». Washington, Feh. 7. Secretary Gage ritten a letter to the chairmen of tlie house Laiisiuna Pur* hase exposition ying lie had rc-ejvci salis faelorv evidence that the exposition com p. ha.H coimint tee pany iuid rai*sd the gBMUJffJJUO reipiired a» I a |.i,-ri*)iii»ite to the government aid of ; $5.<*KriMi. The s|»s'i»l «s'inrnitt«*' mi the! *1 l»uis ex|i»sition voted to report favor : ably the bill appropriating >5,<MMluff for! tlie laiuisiana Purehoae exj»o«iffon. : TLe w ar department exp»-et» to issue immediately a general order to the army ix-jtmg me enactment of the army canteen c |.>*ing law and enjoining upon all army officer* and enlisted men ob*ervan<* of its ) ' provision*. j | - 1 To Adjudicate Npaaiab Mar Claim», ! Washington, Feb. 5.—The house paused (j,e scrute bill for a commission to adju- ! dicte the Spanish war claims with an amendment to refer the claim* to the court of clailnA The vote stood 123 to 88. i Mary-|NashBayagencle8,whichwere»trlck The great question is not Are you ready to die, but. Are you ready to .live again? | I : GriuiU I'a»*, Ore., Feb. 0.—Pat (J«y »hot | and killed M McNamara, proprietor of! tMp \,„,. n ,. an hotel *n,l s»!<s*n at Cri-w-cnt ! ( lt v , a j (Lv iuul le-en burred from play ! . 1I1( , ,. ar ,i, by MuNamars. He shot McNa j mara in the breast, killing him almost in | «untly. Gay gave himself up. la ! l*nt !•«> Killed ■ »«luonkeeper. I'nforcr tlar ( fin teen Iahv. BRIEFLY TOLD IN NOTES. North Idaho wants the supreme of court at Lewiston. j in The lower house of Idaho legists- ' lure favors compulsory education. j Idaho's fruit is one of her Important of interests, and Is growing in Importance : faster than any other. i The Overland hotel at Boise has in- ! stalled u force of colored waiters, prob- J At la»w istou. the county commission- j ers let the contract for the court print-1 Ing to the North Idaho Democrat. The arbitration measure Is one of a' number that will claim a good deal j by of the legislature's time this session. A minor is to the effect that the! troops at Itoise barracks were to be i sent to the Philippines bus been de- 1 In Interesting Collection nf Items Pro in the Four Northwest Muirs of a Miscellaneous Nature (fath ered the Past Week. IDAHO. alily the tlrst in the atate. Died. Ben Reeves, a well known stockman of Lewiston, met with a painful accl- ; dent recently in which he got his leg [ of brokon. Capital is taking hold of several | Tlie state land board has completed the appointments for that department by naming George Hartley of Weiser to the position of land agent. George W. Patterson, a Corest ranger, has captured several hundred cedar logH that have been cut Illegally from the public domain on the North Fork. Governor Hunt, in a message to the legislature last week, recommended the passage of a memorial to rotigress. asking for the election of United States senator by popular vote. Brigadier General Obershtne, in his report of Philippine operutiotiH to Gen eral Miles, referred to Governor Hunt In complimentary terms, commending him for excellent service under lire. The Idaho delegates to the stock con vention at Salt Lake recently, sub scribed > 1 .boo of the >10,000 desired by the executive committee, to be used In furthering the interests of the stock men. A bill to create Clearwater county, sulistHtit i it 11 y us passed two years ugo, has been Introduced Into the legisla ture, and Is meeting with little opposi tion. The hill wus vetoed at the hiHt session. The citizens of Peck and the farming country surrounding ure considering the question of holding a farmers' in stitute at Peck some time during Feb ruary. No dates have yet been decided upon. Col. W. H. Dewey, of Nampa, added a number of tine stock to bis herd from the sale at the recent live stock con vention at Salt Lake. One of his pur chases weighs i860 pounds, and all are very fine. They are all Shorthorns. Among the Important hills Intro duced In the house Ih one that provides among other things that sheep shall not graze on the land of others, ev^ though the title be only possessory, nor bed within a half a mile of a run ning stream. 8. Avery, chemist at the University of Idaho, has Just Issued a bulletin on "The Composition of Arsenical Insecti cides." which will give orchardlsts Borne practical Information In regard to the composition and character of the Insecticides that they are liable to use during the coming season. properties In the Buffalo Hump conn-; try and planning extensive develop nient work. 4 7 ed ed a WASHINGTON. A high school is to be established at Yakima City. Farmer» near CheHter are united In petition for a rural delivery. The receipts ut the Spokane land of flee for January amounted to >4824.16. The Harrington Milling company ablpped 2100 barrel* of flour to China I last week. ; Ku»»la ha* abandoned the project of taxing flour from Seattle. A big trade : I» In proKpect. Mr. Tannatt was ugaln elected presi of Pullman wus hit In the neck by a dog lust week. The injuries, while painful, are not considered dangeroua. ) A battle-»'sir red flag from China. j an emblem from the wall* of Pekin, has 1 been received in Spokane, it was »ent by Calvin Titus, the first American *ol d ier t° scale the walls. ! It* the Indian appropriation ' which passed the senate Senator Fo» ter secured an amendment providing i for continuance of the Tulallp and en out in the original house bill. The poetoffice reports »how for the | year ending January 31. 1901, .tamp I dent by the assembled fruit men la*t ; : week at Spokane. | On account of the number of »carlet; | fever case» in Rockford tbe school* j of! were closed last week. ! North Yakima shipped over a half ! million worth of farm products during j the month of December. | At Milan Q. Z Hale wa* struck by la fulling tree, pinioning him to tbe ground, and died from the Injurie* ! received. Tbe 10-year old »on of C. H Buell as as sales aggregated >11,127.97. The law provides for carrier systems to be established where the stamp sales amounting to >10,000 annually. The Centennial Milling Co. is plan ning to build a number of elevators along the Northern Pacific and will put up warehouses, probably 40x60 In size, at Harrison, Iona, Paha, Lind, Hatton, Scott, and probably at other points between Spokane and Pasco, and some possibly down in the Lewiston country." At Tacoma burglars raided houses of four ministers, securing about >100 j in cash and several gold watches. ' Three other residences were also en j tered, but It la not known what amount of booty was secured. Last Sunday : presumably the same gang made alml i lar raids on houses of British residents ! who were attending memorial services, J The gang is said to be composed of high-class cracksmen from Mlnneapo j lis and Chicago. No arrests have been made or any plunder recovered. a' reived front different parts of the state j by Slate Horticulturist J. K. Baker, fruit trees «ill !«• set out by the farm i ers and fruit growers of Washington 1 this season. This is by fur the great est record the state has ever made. Figures and reports have been re from which he estimates that 1.000,001) Last season 750,000 trees, In round ; nviniliers, were put out by the farmers [ of the state, the largest number for any | fruit trees set out this year the major Eastern Washington will lead Western Washington by put ting out two thirds of the total number planted, by In one year to that time. Of the 1,000,000 tty nre apple, oiU£«on. The senate has adopted a concurrent resolution inviting President McKinley to visit Oregon on bis western trip. At Junction City the residence owned by George B. Dorrt», of Eugene, and occupied by H. V. Johnson and family, was destroyed by fire recently. At independence work has been start ed on tlie county's long bridgo in the city limits. Entire new decking will be laid, and It is estimated that the bridge will not be completed before two weeks. The owners of the Washington coun ty mill ut Forest Grove have decided to move their plant to Portland. The capacity of the plant Is 100 barrels. Twenty school districts In Columbia county have levied special Luxes as fol lows: Number 42. 1* mills; Noa. 1,2 und 43.. 3 mills; No. 7, 314 mills; No. 1, 4 mills: Nos. 2, 18. 25, .u. 32. 39. 41 and 44, 5 mills each; No. 45, 6 mills; No. 6, 7 mills; Nos. 46 and 53, 10 mills each; No. 24, 11 mills, und No. 54, 12 mills. The county levy is 29 mills. The Scap poose school district has levied a 4V4 mill special tax. James Smith, a Highland farmer, has demonstrated that pays to raise sheep on a limited seule on Clackamas county ranches. He startl'd Into busi ness one year ago with 31 aheep, and now has 25, and has sold off surplus lambs and wool to the value of >100. The sheep were mixed merino and coU wolds. A number of charter hills were pass ed last week In the legislature; also Smith's senate bill to authorise the portage railroad to clear the obstruc tions at The Dalles. The Heltkemper bill to prohibit Sunday bartiering, pass ed by the house and the senate, was resurrected by a motio ol Smith of Marion lo reconsider. The bill to cre ate a state bureau of mines and a state mine Inspector Is still under considera tion. I MONTAKA. Judge Knowle» has appointed J. W. Johnson, of Gebo, United States com missioner. The Indian allotment* conflict with settler»' claims In Montana and good land» are tied up. The annual report of President Craig of the University of Montana, to the governor of the »tute, shows a big In creuse in attendance. When Gov. Toole affixed hi» signa ture to the bill creating Powell county. Montana hud one more county than be fore. making the twenty-fifth. The receipts of the United State* as say office at Helena for last month were about 400 ounce» greater than for the month of January. 1900, when they ag at In of a ; gregated 7.7i8j ounce*. | I-a»t Saturday evening ex-Unlted State» Senator law* Mantle gave a ban j quet to all the republican members of 'he legLlature who are voting early and voting late for him. Nursery men report that the advance order* for orchard stock indicate that the coming spring will wltnes* a great er Inrreune lu orchard acreage than hu* been made In several seasons. The three men who are charged with killing elk out of season—Fred Kreig. William Melhofer und R. Drowaltky— were recently bound over to tbe district court In the sum of >250 cash each. Governor Toole has received a letter from Anna M. Kelly, of Ada. Ohio, ask ing a* to the whereubouts of her broth er, Jerome B. Kelly, sometimes known as Jerome Clark, who was lost heard from In Montana. Jacob Loeb, grand keeper of the rec ord* and seal* of the Knights of Pythi as of Montana, has received word that Supreme Chancellor Feathers, who»« home Is In Wisconsin, will visit Mon tana in a few weeks. He will visit all the lodges In the stata. It is expected.