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WASHINGTON, IDAHO, OREGON AND MONTANA ITEMS. A Few Interesting Items Gathered From Our Exchanges of the Sur rounding Country—Numerous Acci dents and Personal Events Take place—Crop Outlook Is Good. WASHINGTON STATE NEWS. The construction work on the Spo kane & company's North Fork extension is nearly completed. Charley Ross, formerly leader of P. T. Barnum's circus band, actor and musician, is dead in Seattle. The contractors have finished the work on the fine new bridge at Cash mere. It is claimed that a considerable number of squatters' claims in the Pend d'Oreille valley are being British Columbia Railway lower jumped by newcomers. After slashing his throat with a razor, Charles Turner of Olympia, jumped into the bay and died. At the age of 72 years, Giles W. Clark, a pioneer of Spokane, passed away Saturday night. The Spokane armory building was dedicated Monday evening. Governor Mead and General James Drain were present at the exercises, and delivered addresses. Tacoma clgarmakers' strike has been called off and the men turned to work. The clgarmakers will receive the increase asked. Fire destroyed property to the ex tent of $30,000 In West Toppenish last Saturday. Half insured. Work hau been begun on the new theater which Ellensburg Is to have. The Northdrn Pacific pumphouse, which furnishes the water for many which stop at Eltopia, burned The re 10 J. C ? Church, a well knowu and wealthy citizen of Asotin county, passed away Sunday at his home in Asotin. Fruit growers of Clarkslon and Vine land have jierfected an organization which Is modeled after fruit growers' Hood River and North unions In Y akima. The new Carnegie public library at i complete with modern electric lights and other Ritzvllle !e steam heat conveniences, and the committee have announced the time of dedication as Friday, November 22. Wenatchee won in the recent de and We bate between Waterville natchee schools. The Asotin grain warehouses are full o their utmost capacity. Asotin's total crop will exceed 1,000,000 bushels. A. C. Hunt, serving four years for forgery committed in King county, escaped from the penitentiary Suncla>. States government is considerable work in the Pa forest on the head The United doing louse national waters of the Palouse river, some 40 miles east of Palouse City. The jute mill at the state peniten tiary, operated by convict labor, manu factured 1,169,611 grain bags between January 1 and November 1 of this year, and made a profit for the state of more than $13,000 after charging off $6000 tor depreciation of plant, etc. con well-known W. T. Guinn, a instantly tractor of Puyallup, was coal train on the North Pacific 10 miles east of Tacoma He was 50 years widow and three killed under a eru Saturday forenoon, of age and leaves a sous. Spokane high school won the Inter scholastlc debate from Davenport. Governor Mead has revoked the ap pointment of C. R. Collins of Olympia as barber examiner, and appointed Thomas Ivey of Spokane. Professor W. A. Llnklater of Wash ington State college, with three seniors juniors from that Institution, Chicago to compete In and two have gone to the stock-jddging contests for colleges at the International live stock show in Chicago the first week In December. train from Nelson, wrecked Saturday near A hrakebeam dropped to roll The passenger B. C.. was Ryan. Wash. and caused the baggage car Into the ditch and take the baggage No one was hurt. old and well man with it. Mrs. Ellen Gwinu. an known resident of Colfax, is dead. Governor Mead has issued a proc November 28 as lamation declaring Thanksgiving day. Washington's 5 per the proceeds from the sale of public lands during the last fiscal year is »31,350; the total sales net $630,706. Following the sensational arrest re cently at Hoqulam of Herbert Norman alias Ralph W. Steele, for the mur the snlcidJ cent share of der of Frank Todd, came Saturday of the prisoner In jail. IDAHO NEWS. found ln The body of a man was the St. Joe river recently, about tl It was l aer miles below the fork. Identified as that of Alfred Ryheip employe of the C., M. & St. P. .. I road. Thpfe were no marks of vio lence on iho body. Garnett L. Griggs, who Was convict ed in the district court at Lewiston of horse stealing, has been sent to the Boise penitentiary on a two years trip. W. H. McGarrah, who recently pleaded guilty of robbing the Northern Pacific ticket office at Kamlah, after telling a thrilling story of a hold-up, has been sentenced to serve two years in the state prison at Boise. A 10-year-old son of Ephraim Yer gerson, who lives near Emmett, was thrown from a horse recently and his neck was broken. State Auditor Bragaur has been served with notice of Issuance by the supreme court of a writ of review di rected to him as secretary of the state board of equalization. The .writ has been sent out by the county attorney of Washington county, who challenges the validity of the action of the board in adding 78,840 sheep to the Wash ington county return. Such additions were made in a number of counties, and this case becomes of great In terest. Two 28-foot launches have arrived ln Sandpoint. They are designed for the forestry service, one for Pend d'Oreille and the other for Priest lake, to patrol the lakes for lires and tor trespassers of the forest reserves. The Traders' State bank of Sand point suspended business, it is said, because of its inability to realize on about $60,000 of secured loans. According to Supervisor Fromme of the Priest River national forest re serve the bid of the Fidelity Lumber company of Spokane tor 28,000,000 feet of timber on the reserve has been accepted. The sum Involved is approx imately »100,000, of which $25,000 is on deposit. The timber is all on the west branch of Priest river, and is white pine, red fir, tamarack and cedar. Benjamin Franklin McClain, the jockey who was seriously injured at Lewiston during the fair, has departed for Oakland, Cal., after spending six weeks in the hospital with a broken leg. While hunting quail on Hog island, a low, marshy tract of land lying in the Clearwater river opposite East Lewis ton. Thomas Tabor and Albert C. Metz mlre recently shot a large lynx, which they will have mounted. Charles Stlhbs, a well known char acter around Sandpoint, died recently. At one time he was noted as the cham pion footracer of Canada, about 50 years old. State Treasurer Hastings recently addressed a letter of inquiry to 40 state depository banks asking what, if any, effect, the money stringency would have upon the payment of taxes in January. They are practically unaui in declaring the tax collections He was mous will not be affected. The Humbird Lumber company has put its new mill at Sandpoint in oper ation, which will furnish employment The mill replaces one to 500 men. which burned last March and has the same capacity as the old one. Penitent and torn by conflicting emotions, Chaster Loveland, 20 years of age, walked into the police station Tacoma and gave himself into the hands of the law for forging checks for $200 in St. Anthony, Idaho. at MONTANA NOTES. Ed Boyle, serving a 10 year term in the Montana state prison, gave Sheriff Falling of Big Timber the slip recently. The Bitter Root valley, in the south part of Montana, is one of western the garden spots of the west, says writer In a Chicago paper. The state board of railroad commis sioners has made an order directing Great Northern to establish tri service between the weekly passenger Somers and Kalispell, to build a new passenger depot at Columbia Falls and to repair wagon roads so freight might be unloaded and loaded with greater facility at the latter point. The construction of a telephone line from Melrose to Glendale. Mont., in the Big Hole forest, has been authorized — ■ The line Is to run five coined with the Bell coin by congress, miles to K pany's exchange at Glendale. A flour famine exists in 12 of the chief elites of Montana. So far as wholesalers are concerned they have no flou', and the prospect for the fu ture B anything but bright. It Is de clared the situation is far more threat ening than the talked-of coal famine. Sam« old story, "no cars." OREGON ITEMS. L. Jones of Albany college, the Pacific Overett representing Oregon, won c,ast Intercollegiate prohibition ora torical contest recently. Turkeys will retail at the lowest this Thanksgiving, state at Portland. (irice in years | the commission men p r i C es will be at least 5 cents 1 - pound than last year s f l uotat *°''" . The Oregon Good Roa ^ s as ^ a, ^ v closed a two-day convention Saturday n i e i,t with the election of John 11 Scott president: P- B. Tlilelson, secre cy. and C. J- Trenchard of Astona Almost two tons of gold coin was ceived by the First'National bank In Portland Saturday. The consignment to valued at $1,000.000 and was secured iu London for shipment to that city. re MünMRLB SHORT DISPATCHES FROM ALL PARTS 1)F THE GLOBE. It Is A Review of Happenings In Both Eastern and Western Hemispheres During the Past Week—National, Historical, Political and Personal Events. Dr. Moncure D. Conway, the distin guished American, died suddenly in Paris recently. Mortally wounded by his own hand. Charles Tracey Barney, the New York financier, summoned his family and lawyers to his bedside and after calm ly reviewing his private affairs and giving minute expression of his wishes in certain matters, dictated and signed a will in which his wife was made the principal beneficiary. The shipment of a cargo of 162,000 bushels of grain from gulf ports has gone direct to Odessa, Russia, the first in years. The Buck Stove and Range com pany is going after the American Fed eration of Labor for placing them on the unfair list. New York Is to hear Madame Te trazzini, who, at the Royal Opera, in London, won the title, "the new Patti." She sings for the first season of 40 performances $1500 each, the second season of 40 performances $2000 each, and the third season of 40 perform ances $2600 each. After a trial Mrs. Evelyn Ronmdtka, the wealthy Milwaukee woman who indicted for various burglaries was and larcenies In Chicago, was sen tenced to imprisonment for the inde terminate term of one to 20 years. The Marconi wireless station at Slasconset was destroyed by fire re cently. J. B. Thomas, cashier of the Bank Albany of Albany, Mo., a prominent democratic politician, committed sui cide recently, leaving no message to explain his act. The exit of Klaw & Erlanger from the vaudeville field of theatrical pro ductions is announced. Miss Mary Ellen Powers of Lock port, well known in the theatrical pro fession as Miss Leah May, the tallest in the world, is to be married to Maurice Stapleton, a wealthy farmer near Lockport, N. Y. Powers is 7 feet 9 inches tall and her prospective husband is 7 feet. The directots of the Standard Oil declared a quarterly woman Miss company have dividend of $10 per share on the cap ital stock. At Tellurlde, Col., P. A. Liley, for mer city clerk, who confessed to em bezzling, was sentenced to the peni tentiary for a term of 33 to 42 years. Federal Judge Deitrich has issued a show cause order for the railroads to December 16 at Boise. Idaho, appear for a final hearing, when they will be compelled to show cause why they shall not restore the old freight rate on lumber. A band of outlaws belonging to the Aiyu tribe attacked the government officers at Taloku and killed 10 per sons. Owing to the recurrence of minor outbreaks in the section of Korea south of Seoul troops have been sent to reinforce the patrol in that district. Fire at Bay St. Ixmls, Miss., recent ly destroyed $200,000 worth of prop erty. The Japanese cruisers Tnskuba and Chitoz, returning from the Jamestown exposition, have arrived at Yokohama. Harry Stout, horsethief and mur derer of Robert Williams, a North western trader of Kamloops, B. C., was killed after a desperate battle with mounted police. The Hon. Merikawa, the Japanese consul at Vancouver, has com plicated the Japanese situation by re fusing to accept the reduced amount ($10,775) of claims awarded the Japs as consequential damages ensuing from the September riots. A train on the Wabash railroad was wrecked near North Pine recently. The engine, baggage and combination car and one coach were demolished. Nine injured seriously. were Three silk mills in York, Pa., owned by the American Silk company, are closed down, employes are thrown out of work. At Chicago. Policeman Robert Mc Kerns) was found shot dead recently. The murderer escaped. All the mills of the New England Cotton Yarn company in New Bedford, Mass., and in Taunton, are Idle. Notices are posted in the Sanford (Me.) plush mills announcing that they will be operated three days a week only. The continual drain of gold to Amer ica has led to considerable uneasiness both In money and stock circles of Between 800 and 1000 England. Arthur Langford, while deer hunting Grand Forks, B. C., leaned on* the near barrel of his rifle, the gun being dis charged and the bullet going through his stomach, medical assistance could be given him. Langford died beton IS THERE A WHEAT CLIQUE? State Railroad Commission Suspects Railroads Aid Alleged Combine. Olympia. Wash.. Nov. 20.—The state raiïroad commission is "gunning" for a suspected combine of railroads and warehousemen that is said to be at tempting to bar out independent wheat buyers in eastern Washington, and an nouncement Is made at the commission offices that the commission will keep busy on the work until the combine, ll such exists, Is broken up for all time. In fact, the commission Is rather in clined to force warehousemen out of the business of buying grain and Into a strictly warehouse business. What gives ground for the belief there is such collusion between the warehousemen and the railroads is the fact that this year the warehousemen adopted a new and peculiar form of re ceipt, and at the same time the rail roads adopted a rule not to supply cars to independent buyers unless the same were ordered through some warehouse man. Heretofore warehouse receipts given for wheat simply receipted for a cer tain number of sacks and bushels ol grain to be delivered on surrender ol the receipt and payment of charges. This year the receipt reads that the ^heat was to be delivered "in the order in which cars are received." Immediately following the protest of the grain growers against, this form of receipt came the complaint from inde pendent buyers that the railroads would not supply them with cars. The commission promptly investi gated the latter report and was at first positively informed by railroad officials there was no such rule, and if any agent had enforced such a rule he hat. done so without authority. The commission then made further investigation and found there was this discrimination and again demanded an explanation from the railroads. Then the roads admitted there is such a rule, and now the roads arc defending it as proper and fair. CROPS TO MOVE FAST. Banks Have Made Arrangements to Get Cash to Farmers. Seattle, Wash., Nov. 19.—At a meet ing held here in the Bank of Commerce between representaties of the bank, wheat exporters and wheat growers ol the Inland Empire arrangements were concluded which assure the financing of the movement of the wheat crop of the northwest. Immediately following the meeting orders were sent out to actually set the wheat in motion at once. As a result the Immense wheat crop of the Inland Empire—conservatively estimated to be worth $30,000,000— will today start on Its way to the mar kets of Asia, Africa and Europe. From the Inland Empire there will begin a flow of the grain to the ports of Puget sound and the Columbia river which will cease only when all the wheat has been drained from the fields and ware houses. RUSH THE LUMBER CASES. Pacific Northwest's Complaints Will Be Given a Hearing in December. Commissioner Lane has induced the interstate commerce commission to consent to expedite the lumber cases of the North Pacific coast beginning December 11, the remainder of that week to be devoted to the hearings. J. N. Teal, representing the lumber men, advised Mr. Lane today that the date was satisfactory to the petition ers, Cases are now on the docket the Oregon and Washington Lumber Manufacturers' association against the Union Pacific and other loads; the Pa cific Coast Lumber Manufacturers as sociation against the Northern Pacific and other roads, and the Western Ore gon Manufacturers' association against the Southern Pacific and other roads. It Is hoped by the commission that a decision will be rendered a few weeks after the bearings, perhaps January 1. -gency UNDERWOOD GOES INSANE. | by Losses, At 1 " from brooding over losses in the finan cial crisis, Professor Lucian Marcus Underwood of Columbia university, one of the foremost botanists of Amer lea, savagely attacked his wife with a kitchen knife, slashed her across the throat. inflicting a serious wound tried to stab his 24-year-old daughter and then cut his own throat, causing death. The professor appeared nor mal at luncheon, but was moody. His wife and daughter were the only oc cupants of the house, when he sud denly was seized with the mania. -— Noted Botanist, Crazed I tacks Family. Reading, Conn., Nov. 18.—Crazed Hard Times for Stage Folks. It is estimated In theatrical circles In New York that almost 3000 actors and actresses are out of work. Actors and actresses may be seen dally In Broadway vainly making the rounds of the agencies. The financial strin gency, the dearth of satisfactory plays, the sterility of the playwrights and the coustruction'of too many theaters have combined, it appears, to bring about a serious condition of affairs In the theatrical world. irn $ PLAN TO SELL PANAMA m% m CASH IMMEDIATELY. Treasury to Issue $50,000,000 Bonds, $100,000,000 Certificates of Indebted ness—Approved by President—Tells People Absurdity of Becoming Alarmed and Creating Stringency. Washington, Nov. 19. — Secretary Cortelyou has made the Important an nouncement that as a means of afford tng relief to the financial situation, the treasury would issue $50,000,001) of Panama canal bonds and $100.000,000 certificates of indebtedness, or so much thereof as may bo necessary. The cer tificates will run for one year and will bear 3 per cent Interest. The secre tary's action in coming to the relief of the financial situation meets with Pres ident Roosevelt's hearty approval, and the plan is the outcome of the several White House conferences. Secretary Cortelyou says that Iho Panama bonds will afford substantial relief, us the law provides that they may be used as a basis for additional bank circulation, the proceeds from the sale of cerlill cates can he made directly available at points where the need is most urgent, and especially for the move ment of crops, which, he says, "if prop erly accelerated, will give the great est relief and result in the most im mediate financial returns." The secretary calls attention to the attractiveness of the bonds and certifi cates as absolutely safe Investments. Secretary Cortelyou adds that theso will enable him to Mo also states that relief measures meet public expenditures without with drawing for that purpose any appre ciable amount of the public moneys now deposited In national banks throughout the country. Two treasury circulars, one Inviting proposals for the Issue of bonds, and the other asking for the certificates, will be sent out under date of Novem her 18. In his letter to Secretary Cortelyou approving the treasury plans, Presi dent Roosevelt states that, ho has been assured that the leaders In congress, have under consideration a currency measure, "which will meet In perma nent fashion the needs of the situation, and which I believe will be passed at an early date after congress convenes, two weeks hence." The president also calls attention to what is needed most at this time Is that the people should "realize how fundamentally sound business condi tions in this country are, and how ab surd it is to permit themselves to get into a panic and create a stringency by hoarding Iheir savings instead of Ousting perfectly Bound banks." Mines in Many Camps. Hundreds of miners, H Is said, are leaving the Boundary district since the o.'iutCov.u of the Granby and other big I mines. Joplin, Mo,—The closing session of the American Mining congress re sulted in practically a unanimous vote for Columbus, Ohio, as the next meet- ■ Ing place. Listen.—Phelps, Dodge & Co. have' announced a new wage scale for their miners at Blsbce, reducing wages of underground men from $4 to $3.50 per day. The same scale has been put In 1 force by the Old Dominion company at Globe and by the Calumet & Ari zona at Blsbce. All the $4 camps are now on a wage basis of $3.50 per day, following (he lead of the Amalgamated company In Butte. Lead, S. D.—A shipment of $200,000 In gold bullion to New York was made Saturday. This is the second ship ment of gold to the east from the Black Hills since the financial strlo began. Calumet, Mieb.—A 5 per cent cut in wages has been announced by the Consolidated mines, the Centennial and Allouez companies and the Quincy mines. About 3500 men are affected, According to information regarding the strike of coal miners at Newcastle the effect of the cessation of work In the mines Is being felt throughout Australia. How seriously the situation with re gard to the metal market is regarded at Nelson, B. C., can be seen from the fact that locally $10,000 has been raised to complete the electric zinc plant of the Canadian Zinc company 0 f that city. This plant Is the result 0 f four and a half years' work in CbF cago and In Vancouver. The plan is to treat zinc ore on a basis of electric reduction similar to that successfully employed recently in Sweden. Alto gether some $60.000 or $70,000 must have been expended. T Federal Inspection of Grain. President Roosevelt has Indicated to Senator McCumber of North Dakota that his message to congress would contain a recommendation for federal Inspection of grain entering into the Interstate commerce.