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IMS OF HORTHWEBI STATES
TE NEWS OF the PAST WEEK
Choice Selections of Interesting Items
Gathered From Exchanges—Cullings
From Washington, Idaho, Montana
nd Oregon — Numerous Accidents
a nd personal Happenings Occur.
Word was received from Moose
treek, in the Potlatch country, that the
big forest fire has been brought under
The Genesee band has received new
oniforms and presents an attractive
appearance. The band will give a
jjarvest festival in Meyer's grove Sep
tember 24 and 25.
The shipment of wheat from Mos
cow and Joel this season is the first
time that every car of wheat shippeu
over the Northern Pacific from these
(^0 stations is destined to eastern
S. G. Wear, a prominent rancher re
siding six miles east of Rathdrura,
near Ramsey, was fatally injured while
driving into a barn, while seated on
a load of grain. His head encountered
a beam overhead, knocking him from
the wagon to the ground.
With an enrollment of 216 upon the
opening day the Wardner schools com
menced the fall session.
Governor Morrison, upon behalf of
the state, has offered a reward of $300
for the apprehension and conviction
of the murderer or murderers of Ed.
Boulet, who was killed last month in
the St. Joe country. This brings the
total reward to $800, the additional
amount being offered by Shoshone
Harvest work in the Green Creek,
Lowe and Cottonwood sections is near
ly completed and from two to three
hundred teams are hauling grain to
the Kooskia tramway.
Work on the Mohler flour mill is
progressing rapidly but no word has
been received from the manufactur
ers of the machinery and it is believed
that the machinery has not yet been
The strike among laborers at the
sugar factory at Blackfoot is quieting
down. The demand of the men for an
increase of 5 cents per hour was re
fused. The company promptly paid
off all the strikers and they are leav
ing town as rapidly as possible. The
number of men involved proved to be
but 40 out of 375. There is no pros
pect of a sympathetic strike and woik
■will proceed as usual.
Forest fires around Rathdrum are
believe&fto be under control.
The regular September term of the
United States circuit court of appeals
commenced in Portland Monday morn
ing, with Judges William W. Morrow
of San Francisco, Erskine M. Ross of
Los Angeles and William B. Gilbert
of Portland on the bench.
The Presbytery of Eastern Oregon,
one of the district organizations of the
church in Oregon, met in Enterprise
the first of the week for a four days'
C. Gale, one of Baker county's
heaviest sheep growers, will ship 1000
2 year old wethers to the eastern mar
ket soon. He has had considerable
experience in shipping and believes
he can do better by selling in the
The lumbering interests of eastern
Oregon are not marked this season
with the usual healthy tone.
The wheat crop in Morrow courty
will be the largest ever harvested.
A committee of 50 young ladies of
Portland has taken up the work of dis
posing of the Lewis and Clark cen
tennial coins made by the government
as a part of the government's appro
priation to the exposition, the coins
to be sold for twice their face value.
As a token of esteem the committee
has sent the first coin turned out by
the mint to Miss Alice Roosevelt.
After September 19 sash and door
manufacturers of interior cities will
be able to secure terminal rates on all
of the product of the mills sent out
over the roads of the northwest.
Assessment of the Oregon Railroad
& Navigation company's property in
Umatilla county at the rate of $12,000
per mile for 1904, has been accepted
by the county court.
An explosion of oil occurred on the
oil tank steamer George W. Loomis
while she was lying at the Standard
Oil company's dock at Portsmouth, a
suburb of Portland, on the Willamette
river, as a result of which Second
Engineer W. H. Whelan was fatally
burned and the woodwork of the ves
A great wheat yield Is reported in
After several attempts to launch and
organize a Montana Bankers' associa
tion, more recent efforts in that direc
tion have better succeeded, and the
formation of such an organization is
now an assured fact.
President .lames Reid of the Mon
tana State Agricultural college has
'•"signed, and Professor .1. M. Hamil
ton of the Montana State university at
Missoula has been elected as his suc
George H. Hill of Helena has made
application to the city of Livingston
for a franchise for 35 years for a wa
ter, lignt and power plant.
Ten millions of acres of land in the
one state of Montana can be reelaim
''«! by irrigation at the cost of |200,<
000,000, says A. W. Hadley of Chi
cago, special representative of the Na
tional Irrigation association.
Tuesday night, October 4. will be
Children's night at the October carni
val in Spokane. All children under 15
years of age will be given free admis
sion to the grounds.
A new union of the grocery clerks
is one of the latest projects discussed
by Spokane labor Circles.
Four men— Ed Stiekney, Charles
Harmon, N. P. Anderson and A. X
Brown—were surprised in their quar
ters in Taconia in the act of making
counterfeit 25 cent and 5 cent pieces,
but made smooth on one side to play
Several new buildings are being
erected in Govan this fall.
The second week of the Colfax
school has closed and the enrollment
to date breaks all previous records
for this early in the year. It has
passed the 700 mark, and is constantly
Oil will supplant coal as a fuel at
the Everett paper mill, tests just made
having proved satisfactory.
A seven foot shark was captured in
a gillnet the other morning by two
fishermen off Hat Island. It weighed
Seattle reports that one logging
camp at the head ot Lake Washington
has been almost entirely wiped out,
and others are in danger as the result
of a fierce forest fire raging in the
The Washington Water Power com
pany is increasing its plant at Spo
kane by installing an immense 3000
horse power generator to replace a
700 horse power machine.
The town of Hillyard may come in
under the parental care of the city of
Spokane, provided the Great Northern
property must be excluded.
The navy department has ordered
that Midshipman James H. McCool of
the state of Washington be dropped
from the naval academy on account
of continued infractions of naval acad
The schedule of personal property
as returned by the county boards of
equalization has been prepared by F.
T. Houghton, clerk of .the state board.
The returns show the total value of
taxable property as equalized by the
county boards to be $58,382,999, a sub
stantial increase over last year's fig
ures of $50,580,881.
The date of the ninth annual meet
ing of the state fair (September 26 to
October 1) at North Yakima, is near
at hand. The exhibits will excel any
thing of the kind ever attempted in
The publishers of the Wenatchee
Advance, Messrs. Lindsay & Spencer,
have Fold the newspaper plant and
good will of the business for $4000.
Mrs. Gunda Sparby, the victim of
John Hall's rifle a week ago, died at
her home near Rockford.
The Stevens County Producers' as
sociation opened a four day second
annual county fair at Colville last
The forest fires which have been
burning in the hills west of Valley
for two weeks have become danger
ous. Blazes are sweeping the whole
western part of the Colville valley^
A new feature of the Woman's "ho"
--tel at Spokane, Sprague avenue and
Madison street, is the rest for farmers'
wives. Lunch may be secured at a
small cost, and the use of the room
is entirely free. It is fitted with
couches, mirrors, lavatory and toilet
adjoining, and is tastefully decorated
with flowers, pictures and comforttoble
chairs. There is also a little closet
where parcels may be stored and
checked during the day free of charge.
The Wenatchee city council has let
the contract for the construction of a
reservoir, the capacity of which will
be 600,000 gallons.
The next session of the state legisla
ture it is predicted, will be asked to
pass the state dairy law which was
tabled at the last session. The meas
ure is designed to provide for .ac
maintenance of sanitary conditions in
all dairies in the state, to provide for
the appointment of a state dairy com
missioner and to prevent the sale of
John Nichols, living upon his farm
near Davenport, has a freak cow. The
animal is a full blooded shorthorn
cow 7 years old, and gives an abund
ance of rich milk. Growing from her
neck just behind the left shoulder, is
a well developed leg. The limb is
about 15 inches long and seems to be
fastened to the backbone at the neck.
The hoof is about one inch in diam
eter and is about four inches long. The
unnatural leg has a well developed
bone inside, showing the toe, knee
and hock perfectly.
MINES 111 MINI NEWS
ITEMS OF INTEREST GATHERED
DURING THE PAST WEEK.
Mine Owners Pushing Work on Their
Properties in Idaho, Montana and
Oregon—Mine Operations of British
Columbia Are Rather Quiet—Many
Accidents and Personal Events.
It is announced that President S. H
C. Miner will probably retire from the
management of the Qranby Consoli
dated company at the annual meeting
of the corporation in Montreal OctO
ber 4, a report is given credence In
eastern papers that the James J. Hill
interests have secured the Canadian
stock in the Granby and will be largely
represented in the direction of the big
Phoenix and Grand Forks, R C, mine
British Columbia Items.
Word lias been lent out that work
has been resumed on the Thunder
mountain trail, by which Lewiston and
all north Idaho towns hope to capture
the bulk of the trade from that mining
E. H. Thurston, owner of the Carmi,
on the west fork of the Kettle river,
has installed a stamp mill and con
centrator at his mine. The plant is
running very smoothly under the su
perintendence of Robert C. Longley.
H. Edmunds, a prominent mining
man residing at Ladysmith, B. C,
was instantly killed recently by a yard
engine, while he was walking down the
Esquimau & Nanaimo railway towards
the Tyee smelter. Mr. Edmunds was
accompanied by W. M. Kiddie, brother
of the superintendent of the Tyee
smelter, who was also thrown from the
track 1 y the engine and is in a critical
Charles Wyatt met with a serious
accident in the Emma mine last week.
Observing an overhanging rock which
he thought ought to be removed, he
was preparing to blast it, when it sud
denly fell on him, resulting in the
breaking of an arm and a severe bous
Charles N. Collins, one of the pio
neers of the Boundary, and for a long
time identified with its mining inter
ests, died recently at Greenwood, after
a protracted illness.
Ore shipments from Rossland camp
last week were: l,e Roi, 2000 tons;
Center Star, 1450; War Eagle, 1260;
Le Roi No. 2, 480; Le Roi No. 2, mill
ed, 300; Spitzee, 30; Jumbo, 300; Cliff
30; Velvet-Portland, milled, 250; the
White Bear, milled, 100; total, 6200
tons; jear to date, 251,908 tons.
The Montreal & Boston Consolidated
Mining & Smelting company in two
weeks should be shipping ore to the
company's smelter at Boundary Falls
at the rate of from 200 to 400 tons per
day. By the end of next week the re
timbering and widening of the Brook
lyn incline shaft will probably be
At the Stemwinder men started to
erect the new gallows frame.
Until the new air compressor that
has never been used is placed in com
mission, the Brooklyn group, by ar
rangement with the Granby company,
will lease sufficient air to operate five
or six drills.
The work of stripping and prepar
ing the Rawhide, another of the Brook
lyn group, but located a half mile dis
tant, is progressing steadily, and it is
expected to secure a considerable ton
nage from this property.
Ore shipments f;om the Boundary
mines for the last week were: Gran
by mines to Granby smeller, 11,870
tons; Mother ]jode to Greenwood smel
ter, 2752 tons; Emma to Greenwood
and Nelson smelters, 1088 tons; Moun
tain Rose to Greenwood smelter, 99
tons; total for week, 15,759 tons. Last
week the Granby smelter treated 12,
--088 tons of ore, a total of 421,422 tons
Another big strike is reported in the
Doane Rambler, the oldest copper mine
in Wyoming. In running a crosscut
from a tunnel 125 feet from the old
shaft, a breast of solid copper ore four
foet in width was encountered. Only
one wall was found, which indicates
that the vein is much wider than four
feet. It is estimated that if the ore
runs 15 per cent copper, which is very
low lor Rambler ore, there is now in
sight 1,600,000 pounds of copper, val
ued at 1200,000.
An important strike was made in the
lower workings of the Cyclone mine,
six miles east of Baker City, Ore. In
a drift from the 400 foot level the min
ers broke inte a body of ore two feet
in width that runs over $120 per ton.
Sumpter, Ore. —A small force has
been put to work at the Red Boy. The
Oregon Monarch, near the Red Boy,
is also working a small crew on con
Articles of Incorporation of the Cook
City Smelting company, organized to
do a mining and smelting business,
bare been filed with the secretary of
state :it Helena. The OOMMM will op
erate i>t Cook,> City, with its principal
branch offloo at Seattle. Wash. Its
capital stock is flO.imo, nil of which
has been subscribed.
The Copper King mine, near Che
welah. Wash., has just shipped the
Kith car of ore to (Jrand Forks. B, C,
and is installing a new electric blower.
When it is completed more men will
b« put to work. The Nellie S. mine Is
working a Hill force of men and tak
ing out some very Use copper ore.
which is being placed in bins for ship
A tour horse freighting out tit honied
a wagon load of loote ore from the Ta
her (Traction, Cracker creek district.
Ore., which is being operated by the
Columbia Mining company. It was
destined for the smelter.
Operations an- to be resumed ini
mediately at th t > Horning mine, Green
horn district, Ore. The nuiin lower
crosscut tunnel will be extended to s
connection with the ledge. When this
is don.' l!oti feel of sloping ground will
lie added to that already in sight. The
mill is near the mouth of this tunnel,
thus giving an outlet lor ore at the
mill, and thereby making a great sav
ing in the cost of handling. Of the
four original owners of the property,
but two remain, Messrs. Ames and
Men were put to work on l)oep
creek, near Northport, Wash., last
week by the Chewelah Marble com
pany taking out marble for the eastern
Judge Kennan of Spokane dismissed
the sun of Robert Breeze against the
Lone l'inc Surprise company, to dis
solve the Bnle of its property to the
Pearl Consolidated company.
It is announced that Dr. J. F. Reddy
of Spokane, who recently bonded the
Opp quarts mine, located near Jack
sonville, Ore., has left for San Fran
cisco to purchase a 20 stamp mill and
The convention of the United Mine
workers of America has adjourned, af
ter nominating officers to be chosen
by referendum vote. The result of
the convention is a decision to con
tinue the strike in the southern coul
fields of Colorado and a more thor
ough understanding with the Western
federation of Miners.
ti'uss & Witherop, controlling the
Oro K'io company, which owns the
gold pro]), -'v of the same name near
Alamo, in eastt r> Oregon, have start
ed work and are instaV.'ng a pump and
a hoist which will be ust/1 in pumping
out the shafts.
Idaho has a new copper catUA sit
uated on Montana-Idaho divide, v.",st
of Missoula. It is rich in chalcopy
Newsome placers (Idaho), pays the
Sacajawae company about 1250 a day
during the past season. The other
camps did well, too. It is expected
that another dividend will be declared
next month of from If) to 20 per cent.
The Gem mine, near Sparta, Ore.,
has three shifts who are sinking the
large working shaft, which is now over
4iio feet deep.
TAKES BAG AND $20,000.
Bold Thief Walks Out of Bank With
Just at the close of banking hours
recently a man in the lobby of the
First National hank of San Francisco,
observing the cage door leading be
hind the counter ajar, pushed it aside,
walked in and helping himself to a bag
containing $20,000 in gold coin, made
a rapid exit. He immediately slowed
down bis pace and walked into a side
entrance of the Brooklyn hotel, which
leads to the dining room, closely fol
lowed by C. K. Macintosh, an employe
of the bank, who had witnessed the
theft. Seeing that he was pursued the
thief turned into the hotel office, where
he was overtaken and seized by Mac
intosh. The bag was taken from him
and its contents found to have been
undisturbed. The daring robber suc
ceeded in escaping.
LATE NEWS ITEMS.
.1. McGregor Adams, for many years
one of the foremoost business men in
Chicago, and well known throughout
the west, died recently. He was a
partner of the late John Creerar and
left a large estate.
At the annual meeting of the New
York State Rifle association Lieuten
ant J. V. Casey of the 71st New York
regiment scored a straight 20 bulls
eyes at 600 yards, which is said to be
a new world's record.
Japan has more than 2,000 newspa
pers; 10 years ago not one. Japan can
boast of a greater number of newspa
pers than either Austria or Italy, or
more than Spain and Russia taken to
gether, and twice as many as are
printed on the whole continent of Asia.
Marble Workers' Strike Ends.
Rutland, Vt.—The strike of 500 mar
ble workers, which began July 11, is
ended and the men will resume work
under the same conditions that pre
vailed when the strike was declared.
The blind delight in races of all
sorts. They do not run toward a tape,
as the seeing do, but toward a bell that
PRINCE BISMARCK IS DEAD
HE WAS FOREIGN MINISTER UN
TIL FATHERS RETIREMENT.
Has Taken Little Part in Public Af
fairs Since—Was Independent In
Politics—Scandal In Early Year*
Marred His Career—Title and For
tune Goes to Seven Year Old Son.
Krederichsruh. Sept. 19.—Prince
Herbert Bismarck Is dead. The end
Since he ceased to be foreign min
ister on the retirement <>f his rather
in 1880, Prince Henry Bismarck had
taken i art in public affair* only as a
member of the reichltag. His atti
tude had been more of a man not ap
preciated by his sovereign, and who
is waiting in the background for an
opportunity to resume his career.
Mis delivery as a parliamentary
speaker improved year by year. Ha
always declined to join any political
group, steadfastly calling himself an
Independent His hauteur and impe
rious manners in early life, when he
was overoonseioua of the fact that he
was tne son of the most powerful
statesman in Kurope, softened in later
Prince Bismarck's father trained him
for his successor as chancellor of the
German empire and advanced him
rapidly in the diplomatic, service un
til, at the a&e of 40, he was minister
Of foreign aftalrs, in which position he
took part in nearly every important
Elopement With a Princess.
An Incident that nearly wrecked
Prince Bismarck's career and that
caused the old chancellor annoyance
was Prince (then count) Herbert*!
elopement with Princess Carolath
Beutnen, Che Wife of Prince Karl, the
head of that distinguished Silesian
houie. Prince Bismarck at that time
was hia father's private secretary.
Count Herbert lived with the princess
in southern Italy for a few weeks, and
then, at the command of his father,
returned to Germany. The princess
was divorced and has since died.
The title of Prince Bismarck and
the large fort>ine of the deceased will
So to his seven year old son, Otto.
The late Emperor Frederick gave
to Chancellor Bismarck extensive at
Priedrlchsruh, which have since in
creased in value, and the chancellor
gave to Prince Herbert $2,400,000 in
securities and cash. The estate is now
estimated to he worth 34,000,000/
WILD WEST SHOW ON STRIKE.
Indians and Cowboys Oppose New
Manager at World's Fair.
Three hundred and fifty Indians,
cowboys and men, representing the
troops of various nations, employed
with the Cumming's wild weat show on
the Pike at the world's fair, have
struck and will leave for their homes,
it is announced.
Recently the show went into the
hands of a receiver, who placed Cap
tain Vinser, formerly with the "Boer
war," another show on The Pike, In
charge in place of CuimninKH. When
the Indians, cowboys and soldiers drew
their pay, they were asked to continue
at work under the new management.
This ihey declined to do, it Is stated.
Among the number are 11 chiefs.
Halifax Has Another Fire.
Halifax, N. S. —Another water front
fire, which soon aHsurned serious pro
portions, broke out early Sunday
morning in the warehouse of Black
Brothersfl dealers in naval stores and
explosives. The flames in a few mrn
utes jumped to the adjoining wharf,
occupied by Pickford & Black, steam
A quantity of powder and dynamite,
which was stored in the building in
which the flre started, was thrown ov
erboar.l, but the flames reached a sec
ond lot of explosives and the score of
violent explosions which followed
drove the firemen off the wharf.
With the assistance of troops from
the garrison and sailors from the fleet
the flames were confined to the
wharves. The loss is estimated at
Captured By Japs at Liaoyang.
Tokio.—Marquis Oyama, commander
in chief of forces in the field, has
telegraphed that General Oku had re
ported he captured 13 prisoners at the
battle of LJaoyang. He also gave a
detailed list of the Russian stores
which General Oku captured, as fol
Thirty horses, 2288 rifles, 127 ammu
nition wagons, 5892 rounds of artil
lery, 659,930 small arms cartridges,
great quantities of timber, flour, rice,
forage, engineering implements, cloth
ing and accoutrements.
Detailed lists of the stores captured
by the armies of General Kuroki and
Nodzu have not yet been received.
Missouri has farms below tbe Missis
sippi river level.