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NORTHWEST MINI NEWS
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. J. Hangs, Attorney Eugene Ely,
Attorney A. C. Cole, together with Mr.
Hall, manager 01 the union store, and
some 15 others. The crowd was di
vide*! into three squads, one taking
their prisoners to Barnard 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 Crock
of the fact that the deportation of At
torneys Eugeue BBgtey, Frank R
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 Btrike on the Barbara, which adjoint
the townsite 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 375,848 tons for
the year thus far.
Total shipments for the past week
were 6785 tons.
The White Bear concentrator is
The Velvet-Portland mine has start
ed up its compressor plant and has in
creased the crow 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, but
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
O. K. stamp mill, and Jacob Loff, les
see, is making repairs necessary to re
sume milling I. X. L. frtv gold ores.
An order has been 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 $12,600, 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 U. Parks, the mining engineer,
is in the Kaslo, P>. C., country.
A large ore body has been struck on
Mother Lode No. 2, at Buffalo Hump.
The old Montana Placers, located
near NVwsome, Idaho, has declared its
M. J. Allen, a miner, about 4f> years
old. killed himself at Spokane, by
shooting himself in the head.
The blacksmith shop and timber
sheu of the Craekerjack mine, at Buf
falo Hump, Idaho, were burned re
James Breen of Spokane is inspect
ing the porphyry dyke mines near Hel
ena, Mont., in which lie holds a large
E. Bain, manager of the Overland
group of claims, near Sumpter, is
preparing to place >h feet of air pip
ing in the main tunnel.
Broken in fortune and without hope
of retrievement. j. a. Bassett, an old
mining promoter, has committed sui
cide by poison at Salt l^ike.
The total production of shipping ore
and concentrates of the Coeur d'Alone
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
gatherings of representatives of the
mining industry that has ever been
held in this country
Upon the application of Anna E.
llertzel, plaintiff, in the case of Hert
zel versus the Hertzel-Jay Gould Min
ing company, a corporation, D. F. Stro
beck of Chewelah was appointed re
<•« iver of the property.
A strike 1b reported in the Arling
ton mine, on Prospect creek, Montana,
;i four foot body of shipping ore hav
ing been encountered. The property
is developed by two tunnels, one 100
feet, the other 425 feet in length. Ore
will lie shipped by way of Thompson
Diplomas will be offered in the min
ing department, of the Spokane ither
state fair this year. This will add
much in the value of the exhibits of
the mining resources of the country.
Will Margerum and W. F. Purple
have just finished work on a 75 foot
tunnel on their Newark and North
field mining claims, located In the
vicinity of Horseshoe basin, near Che
lan, Wash. The ore assays as high as
1112 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
wltn 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 be the BendigO, in victoria,
Australia, the main shaft of which
has reached a depth of 3100 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 feet 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.
Louis 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 roc a tunnel
Hi rough an adjoining claim to reach
(heir 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 60 cents a share, pre
sumably quarterly, as against maxi
mum dividends of $1.50 quarterly in
ll'on, 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
time. Heime'S visit to New York this
week is understood to be on a family
matter, and it is generally assumed
tie will give little attention to busi
Tokio, Aug. 25. —The final assault
on Port Arthur is imminent. Hundreds
of Japanese puns oontinue to pour a
destructive fire iuto the city and har
bor, along the hues of torts and en
trenchments, preparatory for the iufan
try assault. It is evident that the Has
iasn lines have been weakened and
partly penetrated in the vicinity of
Anishan and Itseshan forts. The en
tire line of Russian defenses immed
iately about tin- harbor is within range
of the Japanese guns. A Jnuniber of
Russian torts and batteries continue to
be vigorous. The Japanese death roll
will be heavily increaed before they
are captured. The direction of the at
tack create;- the impression here that
the city's defenses on either side of the
harbor entrance will fall first.
The tiring upon tht Russian fort by
the cruistT NiMhia and Kasuga yester
day is the. only disclosure made for
It is believed here that both sides
have suffered heavy losses and that the
final record will make the seige the
bloodiest since Sedan.
The Japanese are supremely confi
dent of the ultimate reult. The leaders
ol 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 expected victory.
Two Russian torpedo boat destroyers
struck mines at the eutraneo of Port
Arthur last evening. The larger one
of the two destroyers, a four tunneled
one, was sunk. The names of the res-
Ht>lg and the number of lives lost are
PUSH-BALL ON HORSEBACK.
A novel feature of the Royal Military Tournament, recently held in
London, was the new game of "Push-Ball on Horseback," by troopers of the
Royal Horse Guard*, 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 seem 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 the Tournament.
AN OCEAN PERIL.
Rockall Rock and Reefs May 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 046 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 m!l<'9
from the nearest point of the Scottish
mainland and 200 miles northwest
from the nearest point on the Irish
coast. There Is neither soil upon It no.'
LOCATION OF ROCK WHKUE 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 and small,
surrounding the British shores it is at
once the most remote, the most deso
late, the least known and in many re
spects the most remarkable.
Not only lias it never boasted a hu
man Inhabitant, but no holiday tripper
or sportsman has ever desecrated its
chores, and only ou one or two occa
sions is It even known to have been
landed upon. Only in the finest weath
er, when the almost ceaseless swell of
ihe Atlantic has subsided for an hour
ot two, is it possible to land, while in
winter the ocean wavei fairly overtop
its summit. This summit can only be
reached, even when a landing has been
effected, by an ascent on the north
eastern face of the rock, so precipitous
ire its other sides.
Yet, Isolated as Roekall is. It forms,
nevertheless, the summit or peak of an
extensive submarine plateau known as
••Roekall Bank," which extends in a
northeasterly and southwesterly direc
tion for about 150 miles, which has a
breadth of about forty miles and about
half of which is submerged to a depth
of less than 100 fathoms. Probably
within .-omparatlveljr recent times (in
the geological sense* the greater part
of tills "bank" was exposed as dry
land, which disappeared partly
through gradual subsidence and partly
through the action of the sea waves.
Close to the main rock and with
deep water between them lies a dan
gerous reef, exposed at low tide,
known ns Hazel wood Rock; while a
mile and a hall* 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 Rookall presents it
self as a serious danger. Neither the
main rock nor the surrounding reef
has ever be?n lighted, boiled or
buoyed, and the officials of the Trin-
ity House regard them as lying out
side their sphere of operations. Vet,
though not In the main line or crow-
Atlantic traffic, there chu be 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 and
its pointed top, always whitened by the
deposits of sea birds. It is invariably
taken at first sight for a ship at full
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Manchuria 11 Brigands. i
Much has been written regarding th,>
trouble that the Russians have had
with the Iluhnuses. These mysteri-
Mia people are not a distinct race or
semi-savage people, as it commonly
thought. They are only common, ev
pry-day Chinese or Mancbus 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 groat highways, than it would be
to drive animals or till the soil. Their
suppression is not easy, 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
ganization, that they have constructed
fortified encampments, and In large
bands not infrequently attack Russian
New Brunswick Aged legislator. '
Senator David Wark, of New Bruns- '
wick. N. S., 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 is giving a party, and
that the average lodge woman makes
a specialty in running a funeral. * |
On« cup of Indian meal, a pinch of
salt, butter the size of a walnut; pour
over this enough boiling water to make
a stiff batter, after being well stirred.
Set for three or four minutes In a dish
of boiling water; then thin with sweet
milk until the batter drops easily from
the spoon. Put on a hot, buttered grid
dle in spoonfuls, and when brown turn
them over and brown the other side.
This will make six good-sized rakes.
Water mn.v be used in place of the
milk, but the cakes will not brown so
nicely in that case.
Put the berries at the side of the
stove in a preserving kettle, cover
closely and cook very, very slowly un
til the fruit is broken. Press out all
I the juice. Measure this, and to every
pint of it allow a pound of granulated
sugar. Put this in pans In the open
oven to heat, but not scorch. Boil the
juice twenty minutes. Remove alt
scum, add the sugar, stir until dis
solved, bring to the boil and remove
from the fire. Fill the glasses at once.
Strawberry Jelly may be made by tins
Fine Corn Rread.
Mix with one quart of milk two
cups of Indian meal ami three of flour
and two teaspoonfuls of cream of tar
tar, one of salt; 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
the whites, which must be very firm,
and a teaspoonful of soda dissolved in
a tablespoonful of boiling water. Bake
In a buttered tin In a very quick oven
half an hour. More sugar may be
added if the bread is liked sweet.
Two gallons chopped cabbage and
green tomatoes, one pint of chopped
onions, five tablespoonfuls of ground
mustard, three gills of white mustard
i>eed, two tablespoonfuls of ground
pepper, two tablespoonfuls allspice,
two teaspoonfuls of ground cloves, one
pound brown sugar, one tablespoonful
: celery seed, two tablespoonfuls of tur
; nieric, three quarts of the best cider
vinegar. Put all in a kettle and boil
Sweetbread and Celery Salud.
Sweetbread and cilery salad is made
exactly like chicken salad, substituting.
sweetbreads for chicken. The sweet
breads are prepared in the usual nian
| ncr, shredding and parboiling them.
Mix with mayonnaise, and serve on let
tuce leaves. A nice garnish is a large
green pepper cut in fine strips or eir»
< ies. Red peppers are equally good, as
I far as looks go, but the green pepper
combination is better eating.
A quart of Hue 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 ten spoonfuls
of sugar, and a scant one of sail; m.ik >
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.
reel 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 silts iv this and bake in a
Cook young beets, scrape and slice.
Pack in perfectly clean fruit jars*
stand these in a pan of hot water and
till to overflowing with boiling vinegar
to which have been added salt and pep
per to taste and a little sugar. Seal
Immediately and stand the jars on their
heads in a cool, dark place.
Scald a pint of milk in a double
boiler and add to it a cup of grated
cocoanut. Set aside until cold, then
add five well-beaten eggs and a tea
spoonful of essence of bitter almond.
Bake In a deep pudding dish until "set"
and servo with sweetened whippej
Apple Water Ice.
Pare and core some fine apples, cut
iv pieces Into a preserving pan with
sufficient water for them to float; boil
until reduced to a marmalade and
Bhtraln. To one pint of apple water
add one-half pint of syrup, Juice of m
lemon and a little writer; when cold.
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