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latereitlns Collection ol Items T.
the Four Northwest States
Mlacellaneoos Nature (iath
•red the Fait Week.
Walla Walla is soon to have electric
train at Valley Grove, and his left foot*
T *The'first shipments °^o«atoe» were
made last week from Walla Walla to
eastern points . br
E. A. Grant and Jack Murray were
released on parole from the state peni
W. W. Plckerell has begun the con
structlon of a roof garden in Tacoma B
for musical and vaudeville entertain
® ent f'
Pullman enjoys the distinction of
having more buildings under construe-!
tion than any other town in the Palouse
The premium list for tne nne arts
department of the Spokane Interstate
fair have been issued and are ready for
Pierce county commissioners have
made a general rise in the salaries of.
county employes, the rise averaging
from $5 to $15 a month.
State Treasurer Maynard today made
a call for general fund warrants to the p
amount of $149,570.60, from numbers
75,537 to 77,534 inclusive.
Thomas Clawsen of Rockford was
f Bicycle licenses issued up to date ln
Spokane total 4,300.
Tekoa farmers find that their pear
have been blighted.
The Cheney Normal will open for the 1
next year ou September 9.
A clam cannery for South Bend is
B ow practically an assured fact
Fred Kaylor was run over by the
fl drowned Sunday in Rock creek near
I Mount Hope, while In bathing. No fur
I ther particulars could be obtained.
Joe Felix, an Indian ln Jail at Wenat
■ chee, charged with attempting to mur
■ der Carmilt, another slwash, hanged
II himself to his cell with a woolen scarf.
Old Fort Walla Walla Is to be made
(■ ready to receive a squadron of the
■ Fourth United Stateä cavalry, now en
11 route to San Francisco from the Phil
Word is received in Tacoma that the
government navyyard at Bremerton
has laid off 100 men, principally ma
chinists, and will shortly reduce wages
so as to be more nearly equal to the
scale paid in the local shops of the
cities on Puget sound.
According to report there are 8,666
children ln the Spokane school district
No. 81 between the ages of 5 and 21
years—4.213 males and 4.449 females.
Out of these 6.827 were enrolled, 3,265
males and 3,562 females. The total
number of day attendance was 885,021.
Last Friday evening A. G. Neal left
Lakeside for a ride ln a row boat on
Lake Chelan. Saturday evening hl3
lifeless body was found in the boat
on the opposite side of the lake. It Is
not known whether It was a case of
suicide or whether death came from
some natural cause. Circumstances In
dicate the former.
Spokane Interstate Fair has set aside
$10,000.00 in cash prizes to cover nine
days' horse racing, beginning Septem
ber 10th. Many of the best stables
from California to Minnesota will be
represented ln the entry lists. Judges
will be secured who will insist upon
clean sports. The new race track Is
now nearing completion, and horses
from Montana and other points have
begun already to take up their quarters
ln the new stables of the association.
An excellent potato crop is ln pros
pect along the St. Joe.
Indications are that there will be a
good yield of grain around Moscow.
Six headers are at work in the grain
fields on Lewiston Flat and threshing
machines have started to work.
The preliminary examination of
Frank Scott at Morrow on a charge of
criminal assault on a 15 year oTd girl
has resulted in his acquittal.
The first wheat of the new crop has
been brought to the warehouse at Lew
iston. There are 300 acres of this grain
which is yielding 30 bushels to the acre.
Senator and Mrs. H. M. Teller of Col
orado. who have been visiting during
the past two weeks with their neice.
Miss Nettie Moore, at Lake Waha, have
left for home.
The Humbold ft Glover timber syndi
cate has during the past 1' months ac
quired 60,000 acres of pine in the Clear
water belt, and now have a big party of
cruisers in the forest.
Idaho's white pine lands are being
rapidly taken up, and the state board of
land commissioners are pushing the
work of selecting the state land in or
der to fill out the allotment ln full.
C. S. Stennenberg, chief clerk of the
etate land department, has sold the tim
ber on a section of university land at
Troy to Warren Truitt, president of
the Moscow Milling company, for
A large tract of Idaho white pine
land, 14,000 acres, has recently been
sold. Appraisement of the state was_
low, but people generally are glad to
see land disposed of to those who will
build up important lumber Industry. !|
The Nez Perce county commissioners I
I have granted the petition incorporât
; ing the village of Nez Perce, and a>
' I pointed Joseph Schultz, John D. Gra
! ham, Carl A. Davis. M. D. Harris and
T. M, Mockler village trustees.
A remarkable accident to a tramp
occurrer recently near Glenn's Ferry.
The tramp, who gave his name as Ed
ward Laundry, was riding a brakebeam
on a westbound passenger. As the train !
was coming down Medbury hill his
clothes caught fire and were nearly of
burned off him. He hung on. but when
the train reached the ferry he dropped
, off in a fainting condition. Hiä back
I A. A. Goldstein of Vancouver, Wash., 1
j to Mount'st^ Helena.^ SÄ
tafn WordTa^eTr^ i
eeMiving near Tro^tTaYe, toatTe'had
to traced Oold3teln . # footprlnt3 ^ the
. br i nU of a glacier on the mountain.
Murray thinks that Goldstein fell over
the precl p lce and that he will never be
George M Cham5ers> foreman of the
B onanza m j n e sawmill at Sumpter, was
fataHy lnjured whUe worklng ln the
mill. He was wedging a pulley ln or
of ^ to tighten a belt, when the pullev
brok€ a piece Btrlklng him on the head
and crushing his skull.
j Judge Ellis of the circuit court of
Oregon issued a peremptory writ of
mandamug ln the now famou8 .. pan ,
for case** between the counfles of
Union and Baker. This means that Un
loQ county can carry the cage ^ the
of. eupreme court of Oregon at once. I
Effective August 1, three of Port
land's leading grain exporting firms—
Gerv , n & Eyre Q w McNear and Ep .
the p j nger 4 — w ni combine Interests, I
and after that date wjl j d() bug j nea9
under the firm name of the Northwest
ern Warehouse company of Portland
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thought the man will die.
The commission consisting of 33 rep-]
resentatlve men of Portland appointed
by the last legislature to revise the
charter of that city and submit it to
the next session of the legislature for
acceptance or rejection without amend-!
ment, decided by a vote of 19 to 5 to
reserve to the city the right to own. I
acquire, construct and maintain water, j
gas. electric light works, steam, water
or electric power plants, telephone
lines and street railways
Big Timber reports that the alfalfa
crop is not as good as usual this year.
Forty applications are in for mem
bership in a new military company to
be organized at Big Timber.
Flathead county is the only one in
the state so far whose assessor has |
been able to find any steamboats.
It is reported that the Pugsley Bros.'
wool clip of about 200,000 pounds has
been sold to Jeremiah Williams ft Co.
500 men now engaged in the hay fields,
and will cut a little over 10,000 tons of,
the finest kind of hay.
According to the figures of J. H. Mas
sey, assessor of Missoula county, the
at 13 cents.
The Bitter Root stock farm has about
The annual report of the United
StfltBS land office shows that there are
still 740,795 acres of unappropriated
lan , d It COUnt7 a 23 ' 893 8UrVCyed I
and 716,902 unsurveyed. |
The annual report of the officers of
t.he Judith land district has been com-j
pleted and forwarded to Washington.
The receipts during the past fiscal year
were $70,854.07, as against $60,764.26
valuation of property has Increased
$306,582 over last year.
A. F. Nohle has been fined $50 at
Glendive for shipping stock out of the
state without first notifying the stock
Inspector. He will appeal.
Reports come from the West Gallatin
basin that more than 100 head of cattle
have been poisoned this season by lark
spur or some other poisonous weed.
For some time the dealers ln cigars
in Butte have been engaged in a price'
cutting war. A meeting was held re
cently and the Retail Cigar Dealers' as
for the previous year.
Fort Keogh post in the eastern part
of the state is not to be abandoned, as
was reported would be the case. The
denial comes directly from General
Miles, who proposes to keep the place
garrisoned with both cavalry and in
fantry. on account of the nearness of
several tribes of reservation Indians.
Deputy Game Warden John H. Hall
of Great Falls, who has been looking
after the interests of the game law in
Fergus. Meagher and Cascade counties.
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is of the opinion that the present would
be a good season for game of all kinds, j
especially chickens, he staling that on -
his rounds he saw any quantity of
Chief Sanger of the Butte lire depart
ment is to have the police patrol wagon
go to every lire within the business dis
trict. It has been fitted with ropes and
equipment for the patrolling of a fire
district. Inside these ropes no one but
owners of endangered buildings, lire
men, newspaper reporters and the po
lice will be allowed.
The summer girl who makes one
hammock do for two is a practical
TinilT Til 1/ III nmiimii
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I Mill I IM.ll 111 ULIlInltll I
^ LIVELY DISCUSSION.
j Wheat and Meat Coat Much More Ac
Huinina Vlueyurd* and Beet Crops
eordiua to lew Sehedale
Berlin, July 20.—A lively discussion
Uie tanu question broke
week on the puuiicaiion of the
schedule by the Stutt
information on this
matter on recent tana conference.
The most striking features of
1 "tnimnL "Llf* dUÜe8 and the
i ^ ^r
^ m t0n h ° n ryo and ^to.^The^tol 8
^»rge on wheat is 55 marks
per }° ü ou rye auU on <***
marks ' The
to J®® marks per ton. Meat, lara
and ca,ves are scheduled for consid
erable increase. Sausages are raised
from 170 t0 450 marks per ton. but
ter and chee se from 15 and 20 marks
marks per ton and eggs from
, 20 to 60 marks. -
an( ^ agrarian papers ignore or doubt
the Btor y Printed by the Stuttgart
own account and substantially con
firm the Boebachtter schedule.
I that the commercial treaties will be
Impossible under such duties and
Bays: "Tariff wars are in Germany s
future, if the government realizes its
present duties on rye
and wheat are 35 marks per ton and
on oats 28 marks.
minimums. The duties
have been raised from 50 marks
meats are without
have, however, investigated on their
Frankfurter Zeitung avers
The Tageblatt considers the sched
«le to be monstrous, and prints sta
tistics showing that the new duties,
on the basis of the imports for 1900,
mean an increased expenditure of
66,000,000 marks to the consumer, not
to mention the rise in prices on do
I mestic products, and armes that the
j United States and Russia, two of Ger
many's best customers, would adopt
reprisals were the duties put into ef
The Voerwaerts characterizes tlie
published schedule as usurious The
Hamburger Correspondent says the
government will publish the tariff
bill in a few days.
The trial of the Russian cruiser
Nowik, built at the Schichau ship
building yards, shows that vessel to
| have an average speed of over 25
from various points ln the empire, an 1
the vineyards ln portions of the
of, Hartz mountains have been almost
been injured in some places by the
drought. The rains have helped other
sections. The water in Weiser and
other streams is so low that ship
ping is attended with difficulty.
The weather has been unusually
hot throughout almost the entire
country, and the drought Is extensive.
Violent storms have been announced
Montana State Baptist association,
Montana State Trades and Labor'
counc u annual convention, Anaconda,
Vancouver (B. C.) street fair and j
I carnlva1 ' Au * UBt 510 '
| Elks' carnival, Tacoma, August 14
Spokane Interstate fair, September
Great Falls race meeting, September
Lewiston Interstate Fair race meet
ing. I^wiston, October 7-12.
Montana grand lodge. A. O. U. W.,
wholly destroyed. The beet crop has
International Mining congress, BoLse,
Idaho, July 23-25.
Convention of county superintend
Pn ^ g 0 f schools of Montana, Helena, Au
Washington Press association, Taco
ma August 13-15.
Great Falls, September 24.
Anaconda, September 9-10.
Montana conference of Methodist j
Episcopal church. South, Deer Lodge,
Helena races, September 9-14.
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*«-' ' a, »*F , à '™""™«- ,
pd<w>nffer* for trio Kootenai country will
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j * via Nelson. I*.»rengcr *cr
- fro "' Northport north l^ng reamed,
phy, a 7 year old boy of Monte Crist
waa instantly killed by being run over by
• bsavOy loaded or* train ear at the Moo to
Knntrnal Truln niacontinued.
General Passenger Agent.
Everett, Wash., July 22.—Basil Mur
New Grata Com ml*« louer.
Tacoma, July 22.—William H. Bred lias
been appoint«! by Governor Roger« a
member of the Washington etato grain
• eommiadon to succeed himself.
R. G. Dun ft Co.'s Weekly Review of
Trade for last week says:
Anxiety regarding unfavorable pos
sibilities in the future rather than any
actual present misfortune, depressed se
curities and caused cancellation of
some orders for merchandise by west- ■
ern dealers. Retail distribution of'
goods will not be curtailed by the labor
controversy unless it la of long dura
tion, as the men have saved money dur
ing the recent period of full employ
ment at high wages. Similarly in some .
agricultural districts where there is
fear that little corn will be harvested e ral
preceding bumper crops at good price» ubly
have put farmers in such prosperous mi
condition that their purchases will not c ,
fall off materially, while the greatest
crop of wheat on recoru has not G ie
l>rought a return to the low price# of. lvul
prexlouu heavy jields. » cipai
Beyond advancing prices of steel pn
sheets and depressing the market for n «.
tin, quotations have not been affected
by the strike of the Amalgamated asso- g
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Woolen mills are generally more ac--^
tive than at any time this year. The wH
tone Is distinctly firmer and stocks at
mills and in warehouses decreased. In,
cotton goods the situation is unchang
ed. Stability of prices seems assured the
in the footwear industry. The firm tone At
Is sustained by the steadiness of leath
er and buyers are not seeking conces- , fc
sions. Factories are running full time *
with orders on hand for months ahead. t!|f
Calmer counse prevailed In the grain
markets. Atlantic exports show a large u
gain over last year s figures for the
week amounting to 3,902.776 bushels
against 1,841,861 a year ago. « -lMi
Failures for the week numbered 198
in the United States against 231 last,
year and 32 in Canada against 27 last
*' oar '
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10c per lb. live weight; ducks, $4 per
doz; geese, dressed. 12c per lb; turkeys.'
live 10©12c; dressed 12013c; eggs.
fresh. $4.26 per case. j of
Vegetables—Potatoes, $1.25 per cwt;
onions, $3.50 per cwt.
Live stock—Beef, live steers, 4^c;
Prices Call I» Spokane.
Poultry and eggs—Chickens, old, 9©
_ ... , .
dressed. 8c; live cows. 3tfc; dressed
7t*c; veal calves dressed, 7©9c; mut- w
ton. ewes. 3c; wethers, 6V*e; hogs, live.: rjy
$4.75©5 per cwt; dressed, $7 per cwt
Sheepskins—Shearlings. 10c each;,
short wool pelts. 30® 50c; medium wool, *
50<?7 75c; long wool, 75c®$l.
Hides—Green hides and calf skins,
5®6c per lb; dry hides, butcher, 100
12c per lb.
The local mills pay the following
prices for grain, delivered: Club wheat,
44 1 6c bulk, 4614c sacked; bluestem, 47c
bulk. 49c sacked; red, 43c bulk, 44c
Portland—Walla Walla, [email protected]
Tacoma.—Bluestem. 57c; club, 56c.
resumed operation* in the Wyoming val
1 | ey Monday. ( ominittee* from the »trik
Klrc-men** Strike la CUT.
Wilke»burro. Pa., July 23.
witli the aid of tlie United Mine workers
ing stationary firemen wailed upon the
superintendent* of tlie coal companies and
a-ki-ii to la* reinstated. At some of the
nnn<*s the committee» were told that the
places of the striker* were filled. At Oth
er* the name* of the old firemen were
taken and the committee* were told that
if their service* were needed they would I
be sent for. In aeeordam-e with the agree-1 ]
ment entered into at the conference luat
night by the executive officer* of the a*
Unitad Mine worker* and the chief of- !
fleer* of the stationary firemen, some of ,
the firemen belonging to the Unite«l Mine n
workers gave notice today that they will
give up their position*. Thi* will make
r«Him for the old firemen. There iwem* to
be no question but that the strike will be
j officially declared off tonight, and that at
lea*t 85 j»er cent of the «triker» will be
bat- k in their old place* tomorrow, when it
i fxjeptwl t)u*rp will In* »1 j^cncrai re*
and j sumption of mining operation*.
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Washington, July 22.-G«neral Young,
commanding the department of Califor*
nia haa assigned compmic« of c ut sr
tillery just arrived at San Francisco Ir m of
the Philippine station* a* follow»: Thir
tieth company to San Diego; Thirty-*ec
ond company to Fort Lawton, Wash., and
W., Thirty third company to Fort C'.mby,
fVilimibii*, Ohio, July 23--Mmiday *«i
the hottest fifty of the year, the ther- j
»vernment weather bit- j
102 (IflfTee* *t 12:301
< in the »irret* it »ft* »exeral de
nionieter at tlie g
I o'c lock
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Fifth Our of Strike.
Wilkearbarre, Pa.. July 22.—The cb>«eof :
the fifth day of the atitionary firemen *
strike find» both «idea firm. The «trike j
leader« profeas to be aa confident aa ever
that they are going to win. The coal ope
rators. however, do not »hare in this be
lief. They think next week will see the
end at tha «trike.
Iduho Produce Go« Boat.
Boire, Idaho, July 22 —Vegetables ore
billig shipped from Idaho ee far rest re
The honest blacksmith la seldom in
clined to give np hie vise.
■ Reduction suve* sixty i*rr
. Manila, July 24.—'The conference be
tween Adjutant General Corbin and Gen
e ral Chaffee recently held here will prob
ubly ^„i, in ra j 1(ttl economical ana ad
mi ni«rative reform« in the armv of «e
c , u 1H ,»i iuui ted that the total
of manuilling lhe American army in
G ie philippines can be reduced bv ttu per
lvul j u lbl . C0U i»e ul one year. The prin
» cipai change will be the reduction at the
pn . scnt fonv t0 30,000 and JW«W
n «. n> Tn<t aboiltW . nl o( liu; ariuv
ai.lri.-l. I* con torn pL ted and thrve bri
g adea with permanent headquarters at
« MmiiUd, lWuüàu anti Iloilo or Cebu, will
ac--^ i ns tit udpd j n their stead. The troops
wH , ljp oonwntni t«l at the three points
mflrt4md abandoning all minor point*
T|| „ (hit wiU re4uU , n % norinou ,
uvin tw^^Uon o( . up?lio(l ttnd
the in of deuil barrack* expense*,
At ew , nl in InuAt town , the lr JL arg
teml in chim . h<% «„vents and pub
, fc an(J rivate buildillgHi f „ r the U1 £ of
* Weh ^ uaiaerahl(! n . nuU are id . , n
t!|f Diajuritv of otllPr where the
j 0 v anv lblle buil(iin|pi)
u Wieved ^\d he paid for
akera i( tht , ir J», . v ^
t|nut ^ lhwe region» are pa'cHl«!
« -lMi their inhabitant, base .worudkgi
^ U) the UnjtH Stat „
A djuUnl General torbin and ùwnï
111 h m the eoustrue
lion of barracks at the pumping station.,
Hbout »ix mile» from Manila, and the
source of the city', water supply, to ac
conuutMlatc three regiments of infantry,
of t . avalry ai|J eight UUeri „ ot ar .
t|I|rrv a , aa 4 al ejmmi8S *ry
quartcnnuMrr* .torehouse al a coat
j of giqoouq qi,,. erection of this Utter
mi mb m at
; CHANGES IN THE PHTUPPINES.
«OO to tlO.OOO Mea Retained Thera
—Army to Be Concentrated—Hospi
tals to Go.
building will reduce expeiim* by £!t).0U0
1 a month, being the rental» paid for the
coninii—-arv and quartermaster store
Jl0IHK ,„ alone . An electric rati
w iy j tll „ docka on thp
rjy £ ;in;1 thr uew , 1owho|w wi || ^
Gcner.tU Corbin and Chaff it have also
I decided u|hiii one «ingle gviinul military
hospital to replace tin- »even military hos
pital* in Manila ami vicinity. The re
duction of the great fleet of government
launch«-* and »mall government »t«*amen*
lias already begun. Permanent barrack«
have been erected at Ikigtipan to accom
modate «11 tin- tr.Mtp* necessary to north
ern Luzon. Government vessels will car
ry supplies for tin- aouthem brigaiie from
the United State* direct to Iloilo without
touching at Manila.
The insular constabulary i* n«*w being
officered. It will la- maintained by the in
*ulur government and i* expected to bn
amply able to preserve peace and enforce
the law. This constabulary will, a* a
gen«»ral rule, la* annol with rifle*, but
IIK . m l>er* have i»-*n given 5000 ahot
gun* and 'MOO p »nie* relinqui*he«l by the
I lie telegraph system throughout the
areliijadagii <*»tabli*hed by the signal corps
ha)> lH ^. n |aken ovpr by the civil govern
mM]t Mllrh wb e«*h*d tran*porUtion. for
n)|>r , y t^i„ nge ,j to the army, lia» already
I Thf , ^„„entratinn of troop* at Manila,
] )dgI1 p an _ D r Cebu will begin at tha
o( tbe ra j nv *. a *, n next November,
a* » further measure of economy arrange
! menU are effected to »top buying
of , |%f var j oua civilians and civilian govern
n ^ n( emp i ov ,^ „f commissary store* here
tofore ( ' b ,. m at the army'rate*,
Adjutant General Corbin will nail for the
to ) M -m *rchi|>elago
PKiladelnhia July 22—Tlie world*
cllmpton P V>sVeigbt oarcl »hell of thU
. which lia» carried the colors of ita
^ ^ m # victory wtM down
before the strong Argonaut
crew i*„ ron t 0( Canada, in the last d y
m of an nual reg«tta of the National
A**o<!iation of American Oarsmen. Not
on | y w . aa 4 },j d cn-w whipfml by the Ga
mdi mg but the eight men of the Winni
Rowing club al*o flaahel pa*t the
champion* and beat them out at the fin
it was the first defeat for tlie Vea
on the transport
From there h«* will g«> direct
to China, returning to the United ritatc*
by the wav of Yancouwr.
K« |>lo»lon ol Petroleum.
Stockholm. Sweden. July 21 .—An ex
hoar J the Arneri
, plosion of |iet r drum <
hooner Liui-o* Adelaide, fr >111 I'hilft
delphiâ, in tin- hartxir here. re*u!tcl in
the death of Captain Orr, 1« member* of
the ftrhooner'* crew and
: cllKtnmj , offiriai*.
Two of the Luui«e Adelaide* crew were
Will Heaume Operutloua.
Toledo, Ohio, July 23 —The Toledo roll
ing mill of the Republic Iron 4 Steel-com
pany will resume, after several years' in
activity. about August I. Four hundred
ill be employed, with a monthly
payroll of $30,000.
New Teilt, July 22.— Member» of the
executive board of the United Garment
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