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WASHINGTON, IDAHO, OREGON AND MONTANA ITEMS. Interesting Items Gathered Our Exchanges of the Sur Country—Numerous Accl Events Take A From rounding dents Place— Crop Outlook Good. and Personal WASHINGTON ITEMS are now selling for $1.75 Potatoes sack on the Spokane market. The Farmers' Educational and Co a union will soon have a news of their own, to be published at operative paper ■ Pullman. The i_. annual convention of the State of Labor will be held in Federation Walla Walla the last of December. L. N. Phelps, Great Northern station agent at Scenic, while out hunting Sun day accidently shot himself through the forohead. The bullet, passing through his skull, wounded his companion in the hand. C, W. Whiton of Anatone is now the of somo of the best pieces of He has just owner land in Asotin county, bought 640 acres for $22,400. The fruit shipments for the month of September from Wenatchee will ag gregate 200 cars, an increase over last year of 40 por cent. This year $41,988.45 will be received by the state as excise tax from express companies under the law passed by the last legislature. This is in addition to the small amounts have been paying in taxes heretofore and will pay hereafter • on tangible assessed in the various coun The excise tax is 5 per cent of these companies property ties. earnings Judge A. W. Frater in the superior court of King county has made a ruling not to grant any further divorces un less at least one year has elapsed since the parties concerned were married. Charles Turner, alias Charles Gun derson, a river pirate, arrested a few days ago charged with looting camps at South Seattle, pleaded guilty to bur glary and was one to fourteon years in the state within the state. sentenced to serve from prison. Reports from the equalization just completed fix value of the wealth of the state is $2,000,000 in state board of the at $784,000,000, which of last year's figures. No vacations with pay are to granted Tacoma city employes here excess be after unless they work in departments requiring more than eight hours a day and possible Sunday labor. The Spokane theater has been gaged for the night of October 14, when Hearst and Hisgen, the inde pendent party nominee for president, will both speak. Although this year's production of wheat in Washington is less than last year, tho price is better and farmers will receive about $23,000,000. T year's crop is 29,700,600 bushels, at an average price of 77 cents, it was 65 eents. M. F. Clark, wife of a well known Walla Walla, has It is be en This Last year business man of elopod with H. A. Dooley, lievod that the couple are in Tacoma. For two hours, while his life blood ran rapidly from the wounds made by four bullets fired into his body by a desperate armed aud masked robber, 1'autiley Uordanoff, a Bulgarian la borer, stumbled, half exhausted, along the Northern Pacific tracks to Ilcrron train to Siding Saturday to catch a bring him to Spokane. For a period of six week, Billy Sun day, the famous revivalist who used to star as a baseball player, will hold union revival services in a mammoth tabernacle in Spokane. David Wallace, a Cormick logging camp', near Pe Ell was severely hurt recently by a log rolling on him. James McNellis, structural iron worker and steel bridge builder, who has been omployod the line of the Chicago, Milwaukee & St. Paul road near Plummer, was killed 35 years old, a recently. The Home Telephone Bellingham has opened its long dis tance system to Seattle. Richard Quinn of Everett recently shot his wife. He claims the affair was accidental, he being drunk at the time. The woman is fatally wounded. While walking along the bank of Pine creek, apparently in good health and spirits, Miss Nellie Smith, an 18 year old girl, was suddenly seized with fell into the of company a fit of apoplexy and creek. Before help could get to the unfortunate girl she was drowned. Spokane was selected as the next place of meeting of the Hibernians. Henry McBride has emphatically de nod the story to the effect that he and Charles E. Coon intend to contest the recent primary election on the ground that the second choice provision of the statute is unconstitutional. The members of the Spokane Mer chants' association excursion visited Kennewick, Lewiston and the interme diate pointB last week. DAHO NOTE8. Robbed and beaten by a boxcar holdup, then kicked off the train, which was running at the rate of 30 mile« an hour, Jim Burns is in the hospital at Sandpoiat. W. R. Kemp, a boarding house keep er at Albany Palls, Idaho, shot-himself through the heart Sunday. His grand son was drowned at the falls in June. He was 56 years old and had lived here two years. The village of Hope election to vote on issuing bonds to the amount of $4000 to install water works in the town carried. The sudden breaking of a belt on Smith 5c Miller's woodsaw at Mob&ow receutly caused probably fatal injuries to Scott Smith. The flying belt struck Smith on the head, cutting it open and breaking bis collar bone. G range ville may bo the seat of pub lication of a socialist paper, edited by E. Untcrman, a candidate tor governor. P. F. Johnson, president of the First National bank of Wallace, has been appointed chairman of the state finance committee of Idaho for the national will stand Many good football men on the side lines in the northwest this, fall if W. S. C., Whitman, Idaho and the University of Washington enforce the new conference rules. Several of last fall's star, players have gradu ated from these colleges while many more will be disqualified by the sum baseball and the four-year rule. The opening of the duck season at Parma, Idaho, was marred by the death of Clay Jones, 13 year old son of Frank Jones. The boy was out on the slough in a boat when he reached for his gun. It is presumed that the gun was cocked and in handling the oars and gun at the same time it was discharged, re sulting in his instant death. Access to registration books of the Boise land office is now denied the pub lic and newspapers as a result of the ruling of the interior department. Un der this ruling inquiry may be made of officials as to entries and contests and other matters pertaining to the office, but privilege of examining the No reason is given ni. I records is denied. for the ruling. MONTANA ITEMS. George Moorehard, aged 42, a cook, well known in labor circles in Butte, stabbed to death Saturday after by Arthur Bryan, aged 22, a waiter. The trouble originated over the plucking of a wild duck which one of the patrons of the place had brought. A wedding which will «terest so was noon ciety from the Atlantic to tlie Pacific solemnized at noon Saturday at St. Peter's church, Omaha, when Mrs. A. C. Siebe of Modesto, Cal., became the wife of Morris Sellers Largey, the several times millionaire of Butte. Mr. Largey is a brother of Mrs. Frank Mc Ginn of Omaha, and it was on account of this family connection that Omaha chosen for the wedding instead of :i - was San Francisco. The annual convention of the Mon association has Wednesday, tana Wool Growers been called to September 30, at Helena, and continue three days. The sessions will be held during the state fair week. republicans opened the campaign in that state Thursday eve ning, wlion a monster ratification meet was held in Missoula, the home of convene Montana ing E. D. Donlan, republican neminee for governor. J. P. Wool man, one of the wealthiest residents in Helena and a prominent of Montana, is dead in Phila for medi pioneer delphia, where ho had gone cal treatment. Brantcr of Clinton, Mo. Sherman of William Branter, a police judge in that city, killed himself at Butte re cently by battering his head against sifle of his cell during a drunken son the frenzy. OREGON SQUIBS. Jack Mayes, a pioneer of Crook coun ty, died following a stroke of paralysis aged 78 years. , . George W. Weidler, one of the best known lumber manufacturers in Pacific northwest, died recently in Portland. , Miss Bessie Turniabe, a school teach at Lacomb, was shot in the left leg the result of a car the er the other day as tridge being put into the stove by mis take. She had just swept the floor and it is presumed emptied the 38 caliber cartridge in the cook stove with the other sweepings. searching the lining of a coat in coroner, Attorney By h- added $1560 to the assets of tho Lewis B. Burrell es^ täte. The total value of the estate is close to $19,000. # This month has already witnessed the shipment of a far greater quantity of wheat from Portland to foreign shores than any other September in the history of tho port. - « Handicapped by recurring attacks of mental aberration and loss of apoech, induced by a fracture of the skull sus now tainod while working in a logging camp more than a year ago, William H. Hughes, a canvasser, committed sui cide at Portland. The people of Enterprise turned out in a body with a brass band to wel come the first trail into Wallowa coun ty on the Joseph extension of the O. R. & N. Chief Justice Bean allowed a writ of error in the case of Oregon vs. Christ Nielson, involving police jurisdiction over the waters of the Columbia so the case can bè carried to the United States supreme court. FIRE LOSSES TO FORESTS. Life and Property Loss in Some of Greatest Since Pear 1825 to the Present Time. Miramiosi, New Brunswick, October, 1825.—Three towns destroyed; 160 per sons perished, 1000 head of stock de stroyed; almost every living thing killed in rivers and on land of over more than 2,500,000 acres. Loss, not including timber value, $300,000. Peshtigo, Wis., October, 1871.—Be tween 1200 and 1500 persons killed; 2000 squaro miles burned over. Prop erty loss estimated at many millions. Michigan, fall of 1871.—Strip 40 miles wide and 180 miles long, extend >ug across the central part of the state Lake Michigan to Lake Huron, irom devastated; several hundred persons perished. Loss $10,000,000. Michigan, early part of September, 1881.—Burned region miles; loss of life estimated at from 150 to 500; 5000 persons destitute. Loss 1800 squaro $2,300,000. Pinckely, Minn, Sept. 1, 1894.—Seven townB destroyed, 418 lives lost; 2000 persons destitute. Washington and Oregon in 1902.— Property loss $12,000,000. British Columbia, July, 1908—Fernie and adjacent towns wiped out. of life estimated at 20. Property loss Loss $25,000,000. I. oi estimated at $3,000,000. Minnesota, September, 1908.—Fires Estimated loss thus far still raging. $4,000,000. WOMAN SHOOTS OFFICER. Aids Her Husband in Gun Duel With Posse in Missouri. West Plains, Mo., Sept. 21.—John Roberts and his wife today resisted a sheriff's posse in a desperate battle near Preston ia, one mile south of the Mis souri-Arkansas lino, when the officers at tempted to arrcBt Roberts for killing Obe Kessinger, a neighbor, last night. result the woman and Sheriff As a Baxtpr count y, Ark., morta] . wounded . Roberts and two memberf) of tho po8SCi D . Lorey and are g ^ not survive. The murder of Kessinger was cold blooded. Roberts went to the house late in the evening and called his vic tim to the door, peared Roberts fired deliberately and killed him. The cause of the deed has not been learned. When Kessinger ap Palace for Miss Elkins? The celebrated royal palace of Cap rarola, near Romo, built in the 16th century for Cardinal Alexander Far is being elaborately refurnished and redecorated for lady and her daughter,'' rented the place from Prince Doria, one of Rome's most exclusive nobles. The prince declined to say who its oc cupants will be, but it is regarded as certain that the "American lady and her daughter'' are Elkins and Miss Elkins, is to marry Duke d 'Abruzzi and the as a fitting nese, American ' an who have Mrs. Stephen B. Miss Elkins palace is looked upon homo for the future princess. New Schools for Indians. Harlan Updegraff, United States in Alaska, is antbor spector of schools in ity for the statement that the federal government will establish 13 m « schools for Indians in the territory, making a total of 74. dian children are schools and special efforts are to be made to interest them in industrial, san itary and hygienic courses. About 2500 Tn the enrolled in Is Champion Plowman. Joliet, 111.—Alvon Stark of Wheat land township is the champion plow He won this title annual of the world. man this afternoon at the vVheatland plowing match on a farm Eleven thou 31st eight miles from Aurora, sand persons followed the plowman over tho course, as they turned up the earth with geometrical exactness. Go by Way of Sulu Sea. Rear Admiral Sperry, commanding Atlantic battleship fleet, has in formed the navy department by cable that the fleet, having left Albany would proceed to Manila by way the Lombok straits, the straits of Mac the Colesby sea, the Basilian The waters are un the cassar and the Sulu sea. frequented ordinarily by either naval commercial vessels, but the route the sbort or selected by Admiral Sperry is between Albany and Manila. est CHOLERA IN RUSSIA CONDITIONS WORST IN YEARS AT ST. PETERSBURG. Reports Show Victims Are Dying at Rate of 125 Every 24 Hours—Live But 15 Minutes When Taken With Dreaded Disease—Prayers for Deliv erance Caused to Be Read Sunday. St. Petersburg, Sept. 22.—St. Peters burg is in the grasp of Asiatic cholera, which already has exceeded in severity and numbers of the victims the epi demic of 1893. The disease is increas ing daily at an alarming rate and un less the authorities show in the future a much greater degree of ability to cope with the situation than they have in the past there is every reason to fear that it will get out of baud. The government 's threat to apply the provisions of martic: law has of the to bend all its energies to cleariug the city of the scourge. The aldermanic council has voted $25,000 to enlarge the hospitals, to purchase and distribute disinfectants, the supply of which in St. Petersburg is well-nigh exhausted, and to expedite the interment of bodies, which has not been too good, deadhouses are overcrowded and many corpses He unburied. Under his authority the prefect of St. Petersburg on Saturday prohibited the sale of liquor throughout the city. Schools have been turned into hospi tals. The The situation assumes a graver as pect from the appearance today of a virulent type of the disease, in two of which death followed within cases 15 minutes of the first symptoms. Ab nouncod by the official bulletins, the numberod 349 and the deaths 128 a ii cases during the last 24 hours. The metropolitan of St. Petersburg caused prayers for deliverance to be read throughout the diocese, in which the pestilence is described as a punish ment for the people's lawlessness. Premier Stolypin has sharply repri manded the municipal officials for the appalling conditions. Practically nothing Bas been done up to the present to put the city'B market places in a sanitary condition. They places of indescribable filth, with the atmosphero reeking with foul odorB. As a city St. Petersburg is woefully unsanitary, and the dread disease finds am bore the conditions most suitable for its propagation. It first made its appearance among the poor people herded in wretched tene ments, but it is now spreading to the better classes, and it has broken out in the barracks among the troops. Appeared First in July. The cholera was first reported this at the end of July. It was of a year virulent type and the percentage of mortality was high. German authorities have taken pre cautions to prevent the disease from the frontier. Austria has near crossing done the same thing. Sweden and by countries have declared a quaran tine against Russia and France is ready to meet any exigency that may arise. Pope Sees American Tars. Rome.—The pope Sunday received in audience 70 sailors from tho American battleships Maine and Alabama, which at Naples. The pontiff, who is al ways interested in sea going men, pressed pleasure at their smart appear ance. Each of the men kissed tho pope's and received from him a medal. are ex ring The pope made a friendly speech, in which he thanked them for tlieir visit, and he prayed that God would reward them with his grace, them his apostolic benediction. He then gave Death in Texas Train Wreck. San Antonio, Tex.—Twelve persons wore injured, one of them fatally, in a wreck of the Inland Great Northern train No. 3, three miles south of Kyle. William Simpson, tho engineer, hurled from the cab as the engine turn lie will die. His fireman, ■A II- : ed turtle. Wesley Westrope, is also badly in jured. Ten passengers were painfully bruised and cut. Drouth In New England. Anxiety is filling the heart of the New England farmer for a drouth which is pronounced to be one of the severest in many years has spread itself over the New England states, causing suffer ing to people, cattle and crops through out the country. It was on August 26 that the last general rainfall came to New England. Ticket Agent—Well, what is it! Don't keep the other people waiting. Weary—x merely wish ter know, sir, if de nort '-bound t 'rough freight is time.—Judge. on TAKES DESPERATE LEAP Lee Johnston, Alleged Murderer, Jumps From Boat. Seattle, Sept. 19.—A special dis patch to the Post-Intelligencer from Nome says: Lee Johnston, who was being brought to Nome for trial on the charge of murdering his wife and burying her dismembered body be neath the floor of his cabin in Nome, leaped from the steamship Victoria. Johnston escaped while the vessel was in Unimaka pass and when Guard Bowen, who was in ct.*rgo prisoner, was Bleeping. Officers of the Victoria believe Johnston may have roachod a life preserver and succeeded in swimming ashore. Leo Johnston was arrested in Seattle about a month ago on a warrant charging him with the murder of Belle Gilchrist, his second wife, mitted to the local police that he hail cut up the woman's body, buried it under the floor of his cabin and later attempted to cremate it. Ho stated that his wife had committed suicide and left a note requesting a secret burial. of the ll e ad CHOLERA IN MANILA. Thirty-Eight New Oases and Seventeen Deaths in Eleven Hours. Manila, Sept. 20.—Since 8 o'clock this morning there have been reported 38 cases of cholera and 17 deaths, a inn terial increase during the 11 hours over the record for the previous 24 hours, when only six deaths were reported. MINE8 AND MINING. A party of mining engineers is tour ing westerp Canada under the auspices of the mining institute. They represent leading men of Great Britain, France, Belgium, Germany and Switzerland, as well as engineers of the United States and Canada. The party of over 50 entertained by the local branch of the Canadian Mining institute. What is believed to be the biggest strike over made in the Kootenays has been made in the Nugget mine at Sal mo recently. Boundary ore shipments took a jump last week to 41,230 tons. A rich strike of silver-lead haB been made near Wardner. Fred J. Pritchard was crushed to death recently at the west end of the big Milwaukee tunnel neaf Taft moun tain. A huge mass of rock and tim bers fell on him. wire the New Jersey property, in group of three claims, lying north of Elk City about 14 miles, is said to be showing up well under the development work done assessment work this year. 1 1 The "You Bet as Ti e crew of miners at the Arlington n.imbera near Erie, B. C., now The property is a regular rni-.c, 25 men. shipper and it is said the ore averages $75 a ton. The Dixie Queen mine, in the Dixie camp, is to be equipped with a stamp mill. Extensive development work is ing done at the Katie mine on Toulon mountain, in the Orient district, Wash ington. be Available Grain Supplies. Special advices to the following changes in available sup plies as compared with previous counts. Wheat, United States east of the Rockies, increased 3,051,000 bushels; Canada increased 969,000 bushels, tal United States and Canada increased 4,020,000 bushels. Afloat for and in Europe decreased 200,000 bushels; total American and European supply creased 3,820,000 bushels. Corn, Unit ed States and Canada decreased 340,000 bushels. Oats, United States and Can ada increased 1,486,000 bushels. Bradstreet's show ae 1' cl in Roosevelt Vacation Ends. Oyster Bay, N. Y., Sept. 21.—The last Sunday of President Roosevelt's annual summer vacation was passed by the president in his usual manner, Mr. Roosevelt attending morning services at Christ Episcopal ehnrch for the four teenth consecutive Sunday. The presi dent has not missed a Sunday at Christ church since ho arrived at Sagamore Hill for his summer stay. lie returns to Washington Tuesday. Greenwood, B. C., Fire. Phoenix, B. C.—Fire destroyed two stores and a hotel in the business cen ter of Greenwood City Saturday after noon. The Iobs wiW be severe on those burned ont, as none carried insurance except the Victoria hotel. Snow, Entomologist, Is Dead. Lawrence, Kan., Sept. 22.—Dr. Frank Huntington Snow, former chancellor of the University of Kansas and an ento mologist of world-wide repute, died at Belfield, Wis., Sunday, aged 68 years. He was a native of Fitchburg, Mass. Suburbanite (to applicant for a job) —Do you know anything about garden ing! Applicant—Sure. I worked in a beer garden once.—Puck.