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NEWS OF NORTHWEBI3IAIEB
LATE NEWS OP THE PAST WEEK
Choice Selection* of Interesting Items
Gathered From Exchange*—Cullings
From Washington, Idaho, Montana
and Oregon—Numerous Accidents
and Personal Happenings Occur.
Tom Foy met with a very painful
accident at Wilbur in a runaway.
John Pope, a real estate agent of
North Yakima, committed suicide Sun
day morning by shooting himself
through the head with a revolver. He
was despondent on account of business
Prosecuting Attorney Dye of Lin
coln county has left Snohomish with
Mrs. Mary Taylor, formerly cook in
the hotel at Harrington run by Henry
Fay, and which burned September 20.
Lawrence Tierney lost his life in the
flames. Mrs. Taylor alleges Fay fired
the hotel and sent her on to Snoho
mish to wait for him. She voluntarily
gave her story.
The Spokane high school won the
first game of the season against Blair
Saturday morning, after one of the
fiercest gameb oi. 1 football played by
school elevens in Spokane, by a score
of G to 5.
The prune ci...) in Clark county will
be oily about one fifth of a yield, as
compared with former years, says a
Jesse B. Button, aged 7G years, pres
ident of the Puget Bound Savings bank
of Tacoma, dropped dead while talk
ing at. the telephone. He had been a
resident of Tacoma for 10 years and
was highly respected.
Owing to the judges on grain over
looking a sack of bluestem wheat en
tered at the Spokane interstate fair
by William Qimmel of Wilbur, their
decision was reconsidered and Mr.
Gimmel was awarded first premium.
Mr. Gimmel has fior several years won
first premium cm wheat. His grain
weighed a trifle less than 63 pounds
to the bushel.
The fruitgrowers of Spokane and
adjo'ning counties have formed the
Spokane County Horticultural union.
The principal object of t-.ie organiza
tion is to see that the horticultural
laws of the state are enforced.
Warning has been given to farmers
in regard to the Russian thistle
Fire burned the general store of
Blutnmauer & Son and the saloon of
Joseph Farrington at Bucoda, near
Olympia. The store and building oc
cupied were insured for about $12,500;
the saloon was worth about $4000. The
Bucoda post office occupied a portion
of the Blumauer store, and the first
class mail, stamps and money in the
postoffice comprised practically all
that was saved from the building. The
telephone exchange, in the same build
ing, was destroyed. The orig Q of the
fire is not known.
O. G. France of Wenatchee won the
first prize for the biggest apple at the
Spokane interstate fair. It is a Pip
pin, 17 inches in circumference, and
weighs 20 ounces. R. Kiesling of
Spokane county won second prize, with
an apple 16^ inches in circumfer
A serious condition confronts the
people of the Yakima valley. If relief
is not given in a very short time the
people will lose thousands of dollars.
There is a famine in freight cars at
all shipping points in the county.
Mrs. James Gard of Chelan Falls
killed a bunch of 10 rattlesnakes on
the Chelan butte. There were 49 rat
tles on the lot. She says five snakes
The Huntington mill at the Colum
bia mine is being installed. Five
stamps of the old mill were removed,
reducing the number formerly install
ed to fifteen. The change about
doubles the capacity of the plant. Ore
is now being taken out of Nos. 1, 2
and 3 tunnels above the mouth of the
Five representatives of the Alpine
Mining company are inspecting the
property and the 20-stamp mill just
completed. The party is from Cin
cinnati, and includes Thomas Lee,
president; J. F. Deitz, vice president;
J. G. Gibson, C. R. Talbot and M. Jung,
directors of the Alpine Gold Miinng
Out of spite, it is thought, and evi
dently in order to put M. Kelley of
Kelso, Wash., out of the way so as to
prevent his marrying a young woman
who had refused the attentions of a
less successful suitor, Kelley was
seized, gagged and bucked, bound by
wire to a tree in a dense wood and
abandoned to die, for a period of four
days, from Monday until Friday last,
when he was found and released. Sat
urday the young woman whose prefer
ment for Kelley nearly caused his
death, procured a marriage license and
late the same day the two were mar
The first matte product of the Sump
tef smelter for the present run was
■hipped away for refinement last week.
At Boise. Fred Bond was held with
out bail for the killing of Charles
Daly, who was brutally murdered in
niR home recently.
A heavy rainstorm brought down a
andslide upon the tracks of the Nor
thern Pacific near Potlatch Junction.
The regular passenger train was flag
ged by a farmer Uving near the slide
and a possible wreck averted.
The Moscow city council has fixed
the tax levy for Moscow at 28% mills.
% mill higher than last year. This is
occasioned by the big sewer system
which has just been installed. This
will make the total tax levy for Mos
cow citizens 64% mills.
The Juliaetta roller mill is turning
out 15 barrels of flour every day.
Fall seeding i 8 about finished, and
the farmers welcomed the heavy rain
last week, as it put the ground in
good snipe for fall plowing, which
will start immediately.
At Coeur d'Alene fire was started in
the new mills of the B. R. Lewis Lum
ber company and the machinery in the
big mill has started up.
Moscow is soon to have its first
city directory. Men are in the field
busily engaged compiling the data foi
the publication, which will appear in
a few months. The directory will in
clude Kendrick. Troy. Juliaetta, Gen
esee, as well as being a general di
rectory of Latah county.
Paul Graff, one of the best known
young men in the Coeur d'Alenes, was
shot through the stomach and prob
ably mortally wounded at 1:30 o'clock
Monday morning while in the office of
the Sunset brewery, the property of
his uncle. James Murphy, the nighi
watchman and night engineer, did the
shooting through a window, not recog
nizing the young man and suspecting
burglars were at work, as there was
another man with young Graff.
Paul Graff hsa since died from tha
effects of the shot.
Judge Galloway of the state circuit
court of Oregon, at Salem, has enter
ed a decree of foreclosure upon the
state fair grounds in the case of the
state land board vs. the state board
of agriculture, and the state officials
composing the state board, in satis
faction of a $20,000 mortgage held up
on the same, and ordered that the
property be sold in satisfaction of the
The five Italians held for the murder
of Gus Breuer. an East Side saloon
keeper, were released, the evidence
against them being insufficient to war
rant further detention.
Though the famous antisaloon box
ordinance at Portland became effect
ive October 1, hardly a compartment
has been disturbed. Saloon men free
ly boast that the boxes will remain
as they are.
The fire in the Beaver Hill coal mine
near Marshfield is not as serious as
first reported. The mine will be re
opened for operations in a few days.
Jacob Fritz, a tamale maker, com
mitted suicide in a Portland saloon
by taking carbolic acid.
Cattle raisers tributary to the Echo
country are preparing to have a law
introduced in the next legislature com
pelling the general dipping of cattle
to eradicate the disease of scabies,
commonly known as scab.
The Lewis and Clark exposition has
sent forth its invitations to the na
tions of the world to participate in
the world's fair of the west.
The two Peacock mills at Milton are
grinding out 550 barrels of flour a
While attending a dance at Clark's
mill, 25 miles east of Albany, a quar
rel arose between William Fitzwalter
and Jesse McKinney. Fitzwalter
wounded McKinney, and Denis Tay
lor, who essayed the role of peace
maker, by stabbing them. Both men
are seriously but not fatally hurt. Fitz
Howard Spencer, evidently a work
ing man. was killed in the railroad
yards at Missoula as the result of a
freight train accident.
Samuel Scott, who, it is believed, an
tedated any living gold seeking pioneer
in his advent to Montana, died in Mis
soula Sunday afternoon, aged 74 years.
Scott first came to Montana from Sa
lina county, Missouri, in 1854 as a
freighter in a pack train. He later
freighted in eastern Oregon. At the
time the international boundary line
was run between British Columbia and
the United States, Scott had charge of
the transport service.
Shot by thugs, robbed of his valu
ables and then hurled from a swiftly
moving passenger train near Colum
bus, was the fate of a traveler on an
overland Northern PaeiPc train, who,
from papers found on him, is believed
to be Lewis Donamer of Edmond, S.
With impressive services and with
all the ceremonial of the Catholic
ritual, in the presence of a distinguish
ed gathering of church dignitaries,
Rev. Matias C. Lenihan of DuDuque,
lowa, was last Sunday Installed bishop
of the newly created diocese of Great
Bystanders continue many a fight.
MINIS 1 MINING NEWS
ITEMB OF INTEREST GATHERED
DURING THE PABT WEEK.
Mine Owner* Pushing Work on Their
Properties In Idaho, Montana and
Oregon—Mine Operation* of British
Columbia Are Rather Quiet—Many
Accidents and Personal Events.
L. K. Armstrong and J. C. Haas
made the award of diplomas in the
mining department of the Spokane ic
terstate fair. They are as follows:
Gold ore, Farmer Jones Gold Min
ing company, Priest River, Idaho. Sil
ver ore, Minerva Mining company, lim
ited, Pend d'Oreille lake, Idaho; sec
ond prize, Lucky Jack, Cambourne, B.
C. Gold nuggets, Carrico & Henry,
Latah county, Idaho. Silver-lead ore,
company exhibit, Colorado group, Fer
ry county. Silver-lead ores and con
centrates, Coeur d'Alene district, Ida
ho; second prize, Slocan, B. C. Lead
carbonates, Hercules Mining com
pany. Burke, Idaho; second prize, Five
Metals mine, Kootenay Lake, B. C.
Ores and smelter products, Granby
Consolidated Mining, Smelting & De
velopment company. Best district ex
hibit, Ymir, B. C. General exhibit,
first prize, Five Metals mine, Koote
nay Lake, B. C. Iron ores (magne
tite). Carrico & Henry, Latah county,
Idaho. Iron ores (hematite), Stevens
Marbles, monumental and building.
Crystal Marble company, Stevens Co.
Marble, decorative, Great Western
Marble <£ Onyx company, Stevens Co.
Marble, ornamental carved work, Spo
kane Marble company, Stevens coun
ty. Coal, bituminous, Nicola Coal
n.ines. Ltd., British Columbia. Coal,
lignite, L. Conners, Republic, Wash.
Mineral oils, paraffine base. T. H.
Thompson, Flathead valley, British Co
lumbia. Mineral oils, asphaltum base,
Hollis & Hunter, Arizona. Mineral
waters. Medical Lake Mineral Water
company. Mineral salts, Medical Lake
Salts Manufacturing company. Case
minerals. William M. Stowell, Spo
kane. Case geological curios, Levi Al
len, Spokane; second prize, Harry
Shallenberger, Spokane. Infusorial
earth, John Hunner, Adams county,
Washington. Native silver specimens,
M. Shea, Spokane. Petrified wood
specimens, Spokane Traction com
pany, Spokane. Statuary marule, Stan
dard Marble company, Bossburg, Wn.
Silver-gold ore, Greenwood district, B.
British Columbia Items.
Total Boundary orr tonnage for last
week, 17,952 tons; total for year to
date, 618,139 tons. The Granby smel
ter treated last week 1948 tons, or
3109 tons since starting one furnace.
The rumor that Le Roi and Le Roi
Xo. 2 of Rossland were on the point
of amalgamation is certainly prema
ture, though not perhaps entirely in
accurate, says the British Columbia
Review of London.
A cablegram to London from Ross
land says: "Shipped from the mine
to the Northport smelter during past
month, 8312 tons of specially selected
ore, containing 4105 ounces of gold,
3911 ounces of silver and 199,000 lbs.
of copper. Estimated profit on this
ore. after deducting cost of mining,
smelting, realization and depreciation,
$28,500; expenditure on development
work during the month, $5500."
The Cariboo Consolidated company,
which is carrying on hydraulic opera
tions on a very large scale at Bullion,
Cariboo, will very likely raise a quar
ter of a million more capital, to be
expended in bringing more water into
Men are preparing the Snowshoe's
machinery in the compressor building
for use. This will be completed prob
ably some time next week.
Ore shipments from Rossland camp
for the past week are: Le Roi, 2525
t,pns; Center Star. 1440; War Eagle,
1110; Le Roi No. 2, 750; Jumbo, 300;
Velvet-Portland, milled, 50; White
Bear, milled, 100; View, 30; total,
4305 tons; year to date, 269,607 tons.
The View is old property now under
lease to Eric Stevenson. It is pro
ducing high grade copper ore, and is
likely to ship steadily for a long pe
riod. Rainfall during the week was
unusually welcome, and the water sup
ply for mining and milling is substan
tially increased. It is believed tha
the long drought is now broken.
The deal pending for a bond on th
Skylark claim, two miles from Phoe
nix, has been put through, and de
velopment started. The seller 1b Gio
vanni Lavagnio, of Salt Lake City,
Utah, and the buyers are Phoenix
people, O. B. Smith, Jr., A. B. W.
Hodges, W. S. Macy, R. B. Boucher
and H. A. Wright The amount is un
derstood to be $30,000, the time over
two years. A powerful pump has been
stiit to empty the shaft
A miner named Wooding, in the
Federal Mining company's mine at
Wardner, Idaho, was badly injured by
falling from a skip and having the skip
fall on him from a height of about 30
feet. He was taken to the hospital
in an unconscious condition. An ex
amination siniwed him to be badly
bruised, with a slight concussion of the
brain. His condition is reported bet
Manager E. P. Spauldlng of the
Monarch Mining company of Murray,
Idaho, is negotiating with the Coeur
d'Alene Iron works for the construc
tion of a concentrator of from 25 to
60 tons daily capacity.
Wallace, Ida.—An action for the
foreclosure of a Hen against the Stev
ens Peak Copper & Gold Mining com
pany was instituted in the district
court by Peter E. Madsen. Tonnes Nel
son and Daniel McDonald.
Edmund O. Deming, 73 years old,
formerly of the Capitol Milling com
pany and a pioneer, was accidentally
asphyxiated at his home in San Fran
cisco. He was found dead iv bed. It
was seen that a tube connected with
the gas heater which he had left burn
ing had become loose and allowed the
gas to escape. The deceased came to
California from Ohio in 1854.
The Bunker Hill & Sullivan Mining
& Concentrating company has declar
ed dividend 84 of $75,000, payable on
October 4. This makes a total paid
since January 1, 1904, $588,000, and to
tal to date, $2,121,000. The mine is a
silver-lead producer at Wardnor, Ida
Three tunnels are being driven Ly
the Blue Ledge Copper company to
open the property of that name, just
across on the California side from
Oregon. Dr. J. F. Reddy, who pro
moted the sale of the property, which
passed for a consideration of $250,000,
says that the Blue Ledge company is
composed largely of mining engineers
and New York capitalists. Manager
C. W. Oeddea stated recently that a
compressor plant would bprWucted to
The Copper Key, situated /about
three fourths of a mile south of the
great Belcher mine, soems destined t>)
become one of the great rain*s of the
northwest. The ore is claimed to be
even richer than the Belcher, and bids
fair to rival that property in a short
time. Even with limited development
it can ship almost any amount of ore
daily which may be desired.
All property of the Republic Power
& Cyaniding company have been sold
by a master in chancery of the U. S.
court to bidders from different parts
of the country and to a trustee for
the boldholders, subject to confirma
tion by the U. S. circuit court.
The Pilo Lulu fraction, Tuetdav and
Thursday fractions, mill, sampling
works and all other buildings, water
and wood flumes and water rights go
to the bondholders.
The machinery offered in entirety
found no buyers, so one article after
another was offered. The master no
tified bidders that all bids less than
$100,000 for the realty and $75,000 for
the machinery would be rejected,
hence the sale piecemeal.
The machinery sold to outside bid
tiers consisted of two crushers, a 40
--horse power engine, one hoiler and
one high speed engine used to run two
dynamos, realizing only $2250.
Sumpter, Ore., Mines.
Seven acres of ground have been set
apart from the government reservation
on the island in Guild's lake, at the
Lewis and Clark centennial exposition
grounds, for four Filipino villages,
which will be peopled by 300 natives
brought here direct from the distant
Manager G. M. Wilson of the Wilbur
fair is spending $500 on the racetrack,
and when the fair opens, October 18,
the track will be in splendid condition
for the four days' races.
Practically all of the barley grown
in the vicinity of Dayton is disposed of.
The prices quoted to date are 92 cents
per 100 pounds for best brewing bar
ley, ranging downward according to the
New York. —Bar silver, 5714 c.
London. —Bar silver, 26^d.
San Francisco. —Bar silver, 57c.
Discharges the Bodyguard.
St. Petersburg.—One of the first acts
of Prince Sviatopolk-Mirsky after as
suming the office of minister of the
interior was to discharge, with three
months' salary, 90 detectives of the
late Minister Plehve's personal body
guard. In explaining the new minister
said on account of his health that he
should do much walking and he did
not propose to be annoyed by contin
ual shadowing. Therefore, he had
dismissed all the secret service men
detailed specially to insure the min
Woman Mountain Climber Fails.
Lima, Peru. —Miss Annie S. Prent,
the American mountain climber, has
ascended Huascan mountain to a
height of 21,000 feet. She was pre
vented from reaching the summit be
cause of immense crevasses and snow.
Huascan is 22,050 feet high.
Lady Curzon Improving.
Wilmer Castle, Oct. 11.—Lady Cur
zon passed a comfortable day, this
morning's improvement in her condi
tion being maintained.
JAPANESE DEFENSE BROKEN
THEY OCCUPIED A FRONT 52
MILES IN LENGTH.
Russians Reoccupied Station of Shak
He, 15 Mile* South of Mukden—
Also Retake YenUl Mines—Czar's
Men Bcore Victory north of Muk
St. Petersburg, Oct. 11.—General
Kuropatkin's order of the day, an
nouncing his determination to ta*e the
offensive, is supplemented by the news
that an offensive movement has al
ready been begun and that the Japan
ese line had been broken at Bentsia
putze. The Japanese occupied a front
of about 62 miles, stretching from
Bentsiaputz, on the east, through Yen
ta) and across the railroad to the
banks of the Hun river on the west.
The Russian forces had been moving
south in close touch with the Japanese
advance since Octouer 4. The Japan
ese outposts were driven back in a
series of skirmishes, and on October
6 the Russians reoccupied the station
of Shakhe, 15 miles south of Mukden,
the railway battalion restoring the
bridge across the Shakhe river the
next day in order to facilitate the ad-
vance. Meanwhile General Mistch
enko's Cossacks pushed southwest
ward as far as the Yentai mines, de
feating the Japanese in a serieß of
The most Important action, however,
occurred on the (Japanese right at
Bentslaputfe. Here the Japanese held
a strong and important position, but it
seems they made the Inexplicable omis
sion to fortify the commanding hill
which was the key to the whole situa
tion. A portion of (Jeneral Kuropat
kin's force made a strong attack on
Bentslaputie and, taking a leaf out of
Ibe Japanese book, occupied the hill
from the east and Hanked the Japan
ese out of the town, causing a serious
loss in the rear guard fight. The Rus
sian casualties are reported to have
While these operations are progress
ing south of .Mukden it is reported that
two Japanese divisions under General
Fushimi are inarching west up the
Liao river and are now 22 miles soiii~
of Sinmintin. General Kuroki is ex
pected to make a similar move east
First Russian Victory,
The first real success scored by tho
Russians has fallen to their lot, ac
cording to dispatches received at the
war department. They have won a
sweeping victory a few miles north of
Mukden in one of the fiercest engage
ments of the struggle for Miuichurian
supremacy, and although the forces
pitted against each other were not
particularly large the victory was none
the less decisive. If the advices re
ceived by the war department are cor
rect, then General Mistchenko, the
hero of the battles of the end of July,
has secured absolute control of the
country surrounding Fu pass and the
Fusan mines, effectively cutting off
the Japanese from further advance
upon me region of the Yentai rail
"Yellow Peril" Is a Bugaboo.
Chicago.—"There is no such thing
as the "yellow peril," of which we
have heard so much," said the Rev.
George B. Smythe, secretary of the
Methodist missionary society, at the
session of the Rock River conference
in the Evanston Avenue church. He
"The war between Japan and Rus
sia is not a religious war. Japan is
awakening, and I would rather trust
her paganism than Russia's so-called
Mr. Smythe. who has spent a score
of years in China and the Orient as a
missionary, told of atrocities on the
part of foreign nations, particularly
scoring the Germans and French.
Fortifying South of Mukden.
According to Chinese reports the
Russians are entrenching ami building
heavy earthworks south of Mukden.
It is believed they intend making a
strong stand. They are also fortify
ing Iron mountain, near Tieling. Many
Russian soldiers are said to be wear
ing Chinese clothes, indicating that
their winter clothing has not arrived.
No Politics for Catholics.
Rome. —Contrary to assertions that
Pope * ius is disposed to absolve Catho
lics from the prohibition to participate
in political elections, a prominent
cardinal has assured the Associated
Press that the prohibition will be main
tained and that a special notice to that
effect will be issued shortly before the
approaching general election.
Philadelphia, Oct 12. — In a whirl
wind fight that was scheduled to go
six rounds, Terry MoUorern had Eddie
Hanlon bo badly beaten that the police
stopped the contest in the fourth round.
At the time the city authorities inter
fered the former champion was raining
blows on the prostrate form of Hanlon,
who was hanging on the ropes.