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NORTHWEST MUG HEWS
ITEMS OF INTEREST GATHERED
DURING THE PAST WEEK.
Their Owners Are Developing Many
Properties in Idaho, Montana and
Oregon—Mines of British Columbia
Are Busy—Many Accidents and Per
Two thousand citizens of the city
of Cripple Creek last Saturday arrest
ed S. .1. Hangs, Attorney Dugene Kly,
Attorney A. C. Cole, together with Mr.
Hall, manager oi the union store, and
some 16 others. The crowd was di
vided into three squads, one taking
tneir prisoners to Harnard creek,
about three miles away, where they
were told to leave the district and not
return, the other two squads taking
their prisoners toward Canon City,
where they were treated in a like man
ner. The greatest excitement prevail
ed In the district, and the citizens de
clare that none of the deportees will
be allowed to return.
No secret is made at Cripple Creek
of the fact that the deportation of At
torneys Hugene Bngley, Frank B.
Hangs and J. C. Cole and 12 other men
from the district last night was plan
ned by members of the mineowners'
association and citizens' alliance and
was carried out under their direction.
British Columbia Notes.
The latest interest in mining circles
at Greenwood was caused Thursday by
a strike on the Barbara, which adjoint
the townnite on the east.
Boundary ore shipments now run
over the 500.000 ton mark for this
year. Granby smelter treated last
week 11.757 tons, or 375,N48 tons for
the year thus far.
Total shipments for the past week
were f>7Nr» tons.
The White Bear concentrator is
The Velvet-Portland mine has start
ed up its compressor plant and has in
creased the crew to 33.
July pay rolls were distributed dur
ing the week. The total sum disburs
ed on the wage roll was $71,700.
Forest fires were coming nearer to
Rossland during the past week, bill
in no Instance was the mining indus
try endangered, and the loss in tim
ber is light.
The Le Roi company has removed
the last of the machinery used in the
concentration experiments from the
(). K. stamp mill, and Jacob Loff. les
see, is making repairs necessary to re
sume milling 1. X. L. free gold ores.
An order has bees made in the su
preme court at Victoria, naming Chas.
Vernon Jenkins as interim receiver for
the Rossland miners' union to collect
moneys up to $12,T>00, the amount of
the recent verdict in favor of the Cen
ter Star Mining company. The union
and its trustees and officers are re
strained from parting with funds, and
moneys on deposit in the Royal bank
are attached under the order. The
application comes up for final argu
ment at Victoria on August 29. Mr.
Jenkins is accountant for the Centre
Star company, which owns the judg
John X Parks, the mining engineer,
is in the Kaalo, B. C, country.
A large ore body has been struck on
Mother Lode No. 2, at Buffalo Hump.
The obi Montana Placers, located
aear Newsome, Idaho, lias declared its
M. I Mien, a miner, about 4,"> years
old, killed himself at Spokane, by
shooting himself In the head
The blacksmith Bhop and timber
shed of the Cracker Jack mine, at Hut
falo Hump. Idaho, were binned re
.lames Breen of Bpokane is inspect
ing the porphyry dyke mine near Hel-
Mom . in which lie holds a large
i Ham manager of the Overland
group of claims, near Sumpter. is
paring to place 800 feel of air pip
n the mam tunnel.
Broken in fortune and without hope
of retrtevement, J. R. B—ett. an old
muring promoter, has committed sui
. Ide by poison a' Salt Ijike.
The total production of shipping ore
and concentrates of the Coeur d'Alene
mines for the first six months of 1904,
as estimated by the railroads operat
ing in the district, was 114,442 tons
an increase of 15,411 tons over the
corresponding period of 1903.
A crew of miners has been put to
work sinking the shaft on the prop
erty of the Traders Mining company,
on Moon gulch, near Wallace, Idaho.
The last 35 feet of the shaft is In good
The seventh annual session of the
American mining congress at Port
land was one of the most notable
gathering.'; of representatives of the
mining industry that has ever been
held in this country.
Dpm the application of Anna E.
Hertzel. plaintiff, in tho ease of Hert
zel versus the Hertzel-.lay Gould Min
ing company, a corporation, D. F. Stro
beck of Chowelah was appointed re
ceiver of the property.
A strike is reported in tho Arling
ton mine, on Prospect creek, Montana,
a four foot body of shipping ore hav
ing been encountered. Tho property
is developed by two tunnels, one 100
feet, the other 425 feet in length. Ore
will be shipped by way of Thompson
Diplomas will be offered in the min
ing department of the Spokane itner-
Btftte fair this year. Thin will add
much in the value of the exhibits of
the mining resources of the country.
Will Margorum and W. F. Purple
have just finished work on a 75 foot
tunnel on their Newark and North-
Beld mining claims, located in the
vicinity of Horseshoe basin, near Che
lan, Wash. The ore assays as high as
112 to 400 ounces in silver and $15 in
The body of Joseph H. Ansted, kill
ed by a cavein at the Columbia mine,
near Sumpter, was found five days
later. It was not as badly crushed
and mutilated as was expected. A
coroner's inquest was held, which re
turned a verdict of accidental death.
The coal miners in the southwestern
district of the United Mineworkers,
who could not reach an agreement
with the operators at the Pittsburg
(Kansas) conference, but referred the
matter of a reduced scale to a refer
endum vote, have decided to accept
the operators' terms.
Some years ago there was discover
ed what appeared to be a deposit of
graphite on Moran prairie, about nine
miles southeast, of Spokane. Recent
investigations have disclosed the pres
ence of galena, carrying silver values.
The country adjacent to the deposit
shows a considerable quantity of quite
The deepest gold mine in the world
is said to he the Uendigo, in victoria,
Australia, the main shaft of which
has reached a depth of 3"J00 feet, from
which level a winze has been sunk an
additional depth of 250 feet, making
a total depth of 3950. The Kennedy
mine, in California, which is nearly
3000 feel deep, is said to be the deep
est gold mine in the United States.
The mandate of the United States
supreme court in the case of the St.
Loins Mining & Milling company
against the Montana Mining company,
has been received by the clerk of the
federal court at Helena. The decision,
which is important to mining men, af
firmed the decision of the circuit court
of appeals, which held that the owners
of a mine could not rur a tunnel
through an adjoining clainr to reach
their own property, without the con
sent of the owners of the adjoining
Resumption of dividends by the Par
rot Silver & Copper Mining company
at the rate of 50 cents a share, pre
sumably quarterly, as against maxi
mum dividends of $1.50 quarterly in
1900, is generally regarded in New
York as a precursor of larger divi
dends on Amalgamated copper. The
cleaning up of various controversies
in Butte by the Amalgamated inter
ests led some to believe that a settle
ment with Heinze was comparatively
near at hand. As heretofore mention
ed in these letters, good authorities
think a deal with Heinze is only a
question of a moderate amount of
lime, lleinze's visit to New York this
week is understood to be on a family
matter, and it is generally assumed
ne will give little attention to busi
Tokio, Aug. 25. —The final assault
oil Port Arthur is imminent. Hundreds
of Japanese ruus continue to pour a
destructive tirr into the city and har
bor, along the lines of forts and en
trenchments, preparatory for the infan
try assault. It is evident that the Kns
lasu lines have been weakened and
partly penetrated in the vicinity of
Antshuu and Itseshan 'forts. The en
tire line of Russian defenses immed
iately about tlie harbor is within range
of the Japanese guns. A Jjuctuber of
Russian forts and batteries continue to
be vigorous. The Japanese death roll
will be heavily increaed before they
are captured. The direction of the at
tack creates the impression here that
the city's defenses on either side of the
harbor entrance will fall first.
The firing upon the Russian fort by
the cruiser Nisshin and Kasuga yester
day is the only disclosure made for
•It is believed here that both sides
have suffered heavy losses and tliat the
final record will make the seige the
bloodiest since Sedan.
The Japanese are supremely confi
dent of the ultimate reult. The leaders
ot the government await the outcome
in calm assurance. The people are
everywhere decorating streets and
houses and erecting arches and flag
staffs in preparation of a national cele
bration of the exj»ected victory.
Two Russian torpedo boat destroyers
struck mines at the entrance of Port
Arthur last evening The larger one
of the two destroyers, a four fuuuwled
one, was tank. The names of the ves
sels and the number of lives lost are
PUSH-BALL ON HORSEBACK.
A novel feature of the Royal Military Tournament, recently nela in
London, was the n.-w game of "Push-Ball on Horseback," by troopers of the
Royal Horse Guards, three a side. Push-ball is a sport which has not caught
on In England since Its Introduction from America, but as played on horse
back at the Agricultural Hall it is quite exciting. The black horses not only
have no fear of the immense ball, but having learned that contact with it will
do them no harm they even se*»m to enjoy the fun of shoving It about with
chests and knees, and occasionally opposing it with their hindquarters. The
admirable horsemanship of the riders Is, of course, mainly conducive to the
success of this new sport, which has become one of the most popular events
of tiie Tournament.
AN OCEAN PERIL.
Korku!l Rock and Reefs Mar Have
Caused Many Wrecks.
The disaster to the Danish steamer
Norge. which struck a rock and sank
near the west coast of Scotland, with
the loss of 646 lives, calls attention to
the great peril that threatens navi
gators at that point, a description of
which is of interest.
Rockall is a lonely pyramidal rock,
some seventy feet in height and 250
feet In circumference, rising sheer out
of the wild Atlantic waves 290 mil PS
from the nearest point of the Scottish
mainland aud 2(50 miles northwest
from the nearest point on the Irish
coast. There Is neither soil upon it no.'
ATION OF ROCK WHERE THE NORGE WAS LOST.
sandy beach around it, the depth of
water close up to it being twenty or
thirty fathoms, a "rock." therefore,
it must be called, rather than an is
land, or even an islet, and of all the
rocks and islands, great aud small.
■unrounding the British shores it is at
once the most remote, the moat deso
late, the least known and in many re
spects the most remarkable.
.\'ot only has it never boasted a hu
man Inhabitant, but n<> holiday tripper
or sportsman has ever desecrated its
*hores, and only on one or two occa
sions is It even known to have been
liindcd upon. Only in the finest wenth
»r. when the almost ceaße.ess swell of
ihe Atlantic has subsided for an hour
01 two, is it possible to land, while in
winter the ocenn waves fairly overtop
its summit. This summit can only b«
reached, even when a ianding has been
effected, by an ascent on the north
eastern face of the rock, so precipitous
are its other sides.
Yet, Isolated as Rockall Is, it forms,
nevertheless, the summit or peak of an
extensive submarine plateau known as
"Rockall Hank," which extends in a
northeasterly and southwesterly direc
tion for about 150 miles, which has a
breadth of alwut forty miles and about
half of which Is submerged to a depth
of less than 100 fathoms. Probably
within jomparatlveljr recent times i.n
the geological sense) the greater part
of this "bank" was exposed as dry
Innd, which disappeared partly
through gradual subsidence and partly
through the action of the sea waves.
Close to the mail) rock and with
deep water between them lies a dnn
gerous reef, exposed at low tide.
known as Hazel wood Rock; while a
mile and a half southeast lies another
similar rock, known as Helen's Reef,
from a vessel of that name, whose
wreck upon it first made It known.
To the mariner Rockall presents it
self as a serious danger. Neither the
main rock nor the surrounding reef
has ever l>e*n lighted, belled or
buoyed, and the ofßdHla of the Trin
ity House regard them as lying out'
side their sphere of operations. Yet,
though not in the main line of cross-
Atlantic traffic, there can he no
doubt that they have frequently
proved fatal to vessels. There are sev
eral actual records of wrecks upon
and it is probable that they are partly
accountable for some of the disappear
ance of vessels which are reported an
nually upon the Atlantic. Even In
broad daylight the main rock Is a men
ace, for, with its steep, tall sides :md
its pointed top, always whitened by the
deposits of sea birds, it is invariably
taken at first sight for a ship at full
■Manchuria n Brigands.
Much has been written regarding the
trouble that the Russians have had
with the Huhnuses. These mysteri
ous people are not a distinct race or
semi-savage people, as it commonly
thought. They are only common, ev
eryday Chinese or Manchu.s who find
It more profitable and less arduous to
wander over the country, .seizin
wealthy merchants for ransom, rob
bing remote farms and villages at
tacking travelers and looting carts on
the great highways, than it would be
to drive animals or till the soil. Their
suppression is not ea«y. for the vast
stretches of wilderness which abound
In Manchuria offer secure retreat So
numerous are these banditti, and in
some districts so perfect Is their or
gaulzation. that they have constructed
fortified encampments, and in large
bands not infrequently attack Russian
New Brunswick A*d _,«,*„,!« tor.
Senator David Wark, of New Bruns-'
wick. X. 8., 100 years old, has been a
legislator for sixty-two years.
It Is said that a club woman will
work herself to death in helping a
woman who 1. giving a party, and
that the average lodge woman makes
a specialty la running a funeral. j
One cup of Indian meal, a nliw*
salt, butter the size of a ii** of
. over this enough boiling water to i?
« stiff batter, after being we," J" 1?
Set for three or four minutes ?^:
of boiling water; then thin with \s V
j milk until the batter drop, easily IT <
I the spoon. Put on a hot. buttered J2?
die in spoonful*, and when brownS£
them over and brown the other «?
This will make six good^S^
Water may be used in place of 1
milk, but the cakes will not brown^
nicely in that case. Wn 8*
r> , blackberry J e ,i T .
Put the berries at the side of th»
stove in a preserving kettle coy*
closely and cook very, very slowly *!
til the fruit I, broken. Press out I
, the Juice. Measure this, and to ever?
, pint of it allow a pound of granulated
. sugar. Put this in pans In the ot*n
oven to heat, but not scorch. 801 l the
| juice twenty minutes. Remove all'
scum, add the sugar, stir until di s
solved, bring to the boll and remove
. from the tire. Fill the glasses at one/
Strawberry jelly may be made by
I Fine Corn Bread.
I Mix with one quart of milk -two
cups of Indian meal and three of flour
• and two teaspoonfuls of cream of tar
tar, one of Rait; beat three eggs, whites
and yolks separately, add the yolks to
' the batter, then a tablespoonful of but
ter or lard and two of sugar, then add
i the whites, which must lie very firm,
and a teaspoonful of soda dissolved irt
• a tablespoonful of boiling water. Bake
i in a buttered tin In a very quick oven
half an hour. More sugar may,be
• added if the bread is liked sweet
: Mixed Pickle.
Two gallons chopped cabbage an*
green tomatoes, one pint of chopped
onions, five tableapoonfnls of ground
i mustard, three gills of white mustard
' seed, two tablespoonfuls of ground
pepper, two tablespoonfula allspice,
two tenspoonfuls of ground olovt>s, one
pound brown sugar, one tablesponnful
i celery seed, two tablespoonfuli of tur
j nierie, three quarts of the best cider
vinegar. I'm all in a kettle and boil
Sweetbread and Celery Salad.
Sweetbread and celery salad is mad?
exactly like chicken salad, substituting:
sweetbreads for chicken. The sweet
breads are prepared in the usual man
■ net, shredding and parboiling them.
Mix with mayonnaise, and serve on let
tuce leaves. A nice garnish is a largs
green pepper cut In tine strips or div
« In. Ited peppers are equally good, as
| far as looks go, but the green pepper
combination is better eating.
A quart of line flour, two teaspoon
fuls of baking powder sifted through
It, two ounces of butter rubbed in, two
eggs beaten well and stirred into half
a pint of milk, with two teasp .onfuls
ol sugar, and a scant one of salt; mat?
a hole In the flour and pour In the
eggs and milk, make Into a very soft
dough, adding more milk if necessary,
roll out quickly and cut into biscuits.
Bake In a hot oven fifteen minutes.:
Rhubarb Pie. •
Peel rhubarb and cut into inch
lengths, cover with boiling water and
set at the side of the stove for ten*
minutes, then drain and let it get cold,/
Line a pie plate with pastry, till with
; the rhubarb and add a cup of granu
lated sugar. Cover with an upper
crust, cut slits in this and bake in a
| Canned Beets.
I Cook young beet*, scrape nnd slice.
Pack in perfectly clean fruit J«*
stand these in a pan of hot water »o«;
fill to overflowing with boiling vinegar
to which have been added salt and pt'Pj
per to taste and a little sugar. Seal-
Immediately and stand the jars on. tn«r •
heads in a cool, dark place.
Cococnnt Pudding. ■
Scald a pint of milk in a doow« ?;
boiler and add to it a cup of g«tea
cocoanut. Set aside until cold, »f;
odd five well-beaten eggs and a ♦*•'
spoonful of essence of bitter, aim*"";
Bake In a deep pudding dish until' «*
and serve with sweetened. wnlpP^
Apple Water Ice. _^
Pare and core some fine apple*_^
lv pieces Into a preserving P«n ■f
■uffldent water for them to float; •
until reduced to a niannalade," f
shtraln. To one pint of apple ,15 -. : ,
add one-half pint of syrup, ' Jo»« j.
lemon and a little water; when ■