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SEWS OF THE WORLD IS BRIEF. ______ _ „ , A Complete Review o* «He **.»«• of «He Past Week la Tbte an or " •Isa Innd*—Taken Front «He !■»*- ^ 00« DUpotcHee. I ! The democratic convention of Illinois nominated Samuel Alsehuler of Aurora for i governor, The United States cruiser Baltimore, j with Bear Aumiral Watson on board, en route for home, has arrived at Suez. ! Two hundred miners and smelter em- j ployes of Keswick and vicinity recently drove 21 Japanese railroad workers out of town. Rev. D. N. J. Dowling, vicar general of the archdiocese of Chicago, died re cently of heart disease. He was pastor of St. Bridget's cuiholic church in Chi cago. American marines lead the way of the relief party to Peking. Despite the vice roy's edict that no foreigners should be allowed to pass Taku forts, 40 United States marines landed and made their way up the river by lighter. The bricklayers' union has withdrawn from the Chicago Building Trades' coun cil. It is said this marks the practical ending of me strike that has been in progress for months, tying up building operations in Chicago. Seventy-one million dollars have been transferred from the old mint on Chest nut street to the new mint at Sixteenth and Spring Garden streets, in Philadel phia. The silver vaults at the new mint have a capacity of 110,000,000 silver dol lars. Two deaths and four prostrations from heat were reported in five hours recently in Pittsburg, Pa. The dead are: Corne.. us Munday, an iron worker; unknown wo man. There is great suffering among the mill workers and many plants have had to close down. As a result of a conference of leaders in Kentucky, it is authoritatively stated that Governor Beckham will call an ex tra session of the legislature to repeal t e Goebel election law. It has been argued that the continuance of the law will de feat the party m Kentucky. The Boer envoys, who have been in the country for the past two months, have issued an address to the people of the United states. After, expressing regret at their inability to accept many of the in vitations extended to them, they ex pressed their thanks to the American pub lic for the deep sympathy they have shown for the cause of the two struggling republics. The Fraser river, in British Columbia, is still rising with unparalleled rapidity at practically all points from the delta up to Ashcroft. The river is now within two feet of the point reached in the disastrous floods of 1894. The Chilliwack dike will probably be swept away and a large tract of fertile country flooded. On the Squa mish, where protective works are missing, the damage to buildings and crops will exceed $50,000. One of tlie strongest rebellions which have taken place in the last 100 years is in full swing in Baralonga, a Pacific isl and under British rule in the South seas. Advices from the Orient give full paiticu uars of the progress of the uprising, which lias spread over the whole island. The natives are advancing on the European settlement along the coast, and are threat ening the capital. For the first time in his pugilistic ca reer, Tom Sharkey went do a 11 to decisive defeat recently in the historic arena of the Seaside Athletic club, and big Gus Kuhlin, the Ohio pugilist, was the victor. It was a clean knockout, after 15 rounds of fighting that made a memorable ring battle.. Save in the matter of aggressive ness, Kuhlin led from the start in every feature of the game, and at all times had the fight well in hand. The Milson rendering Works near Cheek towaga t * 9nn mio ' '' y ' " nu ,„ra,i ra, wellknown | lumberman of Canada, is dead at his i home in New York. The battleship The Oregon went ashore off Hoo Kie island. Jardine, Mathieson & Co. are sending her assist ance. cupied by Hess Brothers and Ruddy Brothers, were destroyed by fire re cently. Total loss $70,000. Pugilist Tom Sharkey and Mrs. Lil lian Bauer, a widow of a Chicago sa loon keeper, will be married this week. Sharkey met Mrs. Bauer while in Chi cago this spring. A private telegram received from Colombia, says the situation at Cartha gena and Savanilla is very grave, that fighting is proceeding and that the for eign residents are leaving hurridly. Thomas W. Flannelly, who murdered his father, David Flannelly, and sher iff W. P. McEvoy, of San Meteo county Cal., the night of October 26th, 1897, at Redwood city, was hanged today. He had nothing to say on the scaffold. One fireman was killed and 11 oth-| er firemen injured and nearly $300,000 er firemen injured and nearly $300,000 I worth of property destroyed by fire in I the machine shop of the Best Manufac- j taring Company on Twenty-fifth street, Pitaburgh. David Williams is dead. ! The assessment on the Sunset Tele graph ft Telephone Company has been raised by Assessor Dodge of San Fran cisco, to $1,000,000. Heretofore the corporation has never paid taxes on more than an assessed valuation of $25.000 for its franchise. j The transport Grant, which will sail f Monday for Nagasaki, and thence, it la believed, to Cbefoo or Taku, will car ry 800 men of the Sixth Cavalry, which la addition to a hospital corps made up at the Presidio, 800 recruits and 200 marines, will constitute the force. Judge Arthur H. Noyes, of Minneap oils, the newly appointed jurist for the Second United States District of Alas ka, comprising the St. Michael and : Cape Nome Districts, arrived in Seat- j tie en route to his post of duty. He jg accompanied by his wife and official ' staff. The reduction in wages at the Brook- ' Jyn nayy yards wiu ^ frQm „ tQ 5 cents a day in the following grades: Plumbers' helpers, block makers, brass finishers, tin roofers, wire workers, pattern makers, tool makers and boiler makers. There has been an increase of about 25 cents for the wharf build ers and ordinance men. The steamer George W. Elder has ar rived in Portland, nine days from Cape Nome. The Elder's passage was a quick one. She left here on May 26, and arrived at Nome on June It. The Elder brings news of two shooting af frays which occurred at Nome recent ly. On June 18, A. G. Lucas, a watch man for the Alaska Commercial Com pany, while guarding some land for the company, was accosted by J. Lyons, another claimant. The men' became involved In an altercation and Lucas shot Lyons, the bullet taking effect in the man's stomach. Lyons was also armed, and fired five shots at Lucas, all taking effect. Lyon's wound was fatal and he .died the following day. Trade Report. Bradstreet's report for last week is as follows: Distributive trade is dull, bly so in most instances. The upward rush of wheat prices culminateu at tue close of last week, and the reactious and irregularities since, mainly aue to heavy realizing, would mainly po.nt to the movement having been temporari ly, at least, overdone. Reports ot rain in the northwest, though, it is claimed, to late to help the crop in Minnesota, and the two Dakotas, have had some reasurring effect and second thought ! seasona apparently inclines bears to the belief that the late advance discounted rnueil of the shortage in yields of the world's crop. Advices from the north are of 1 little more than half a crop of wheat, but estimates as to the outurn in bush els vary accordingly as the government reports of 316,000,000 bushels or the commercial estimate of 200,000,000 bushels in yield last year in the three states are used as a basis. A short-liv ed scare on the reports of dry weather 1 in the corn belt, sympathy with the ear ly advance in wheat, and what is more important, apparently increased popu larity of corn on export account, was responsible for this cereal reachirg the highest point paid for a year past. Oats and other farm crops also sympathized, as did most hog products. | Butter is higher on smaller rece'pts I Sugar is at the highest price reached at this time for years past, owing to act ive canning demand and the strength ened position of raw material. The prospect ot was in China, is chargeable with the advance in teas, not only from the former country, but from Japan, some interruption in transportation being apparently looked for if tlie Asi atic trouble increases. Heavy rains are complained of in the entire cotton belt east of the Mississippi river and the crop is generally in the "grass.", Increased cost of the raw material is j not balanced by an advance in finished products. The contrary is the case, because print cloths are 1-4 cent off and ! prints are l-2c lower per yard. Reports from the iron and steel trade are as pessimistic as ever. Nominally quotations at Pittsburg are unchanged, ! but it is claimed buyers can get sup plies lower. At other markets pig iron and bars are unquestionably low er. Pig iron is a little above last year while steel billets, bars and plates are lower. The production in structural material has brought little new busi The lead market Is apparently an ex ample of an readjustment of prices, having been overdone, because it is *««• the low Point re.eh««! same weeks ago. I Wheat shipments for the week a?gre gate 3,111,184 bushels against 1,684,180 bushels last week, 3,199,090 bushels last. year, 3,716,401 bushels in 1898, 2,778,848 bushels in the corresponding week of 1897 and 2.601,916 in 1896. Failures for the week number 185, t as compared with 167 last week, 158 in week a. year ago. 183 in 7898, 225 in 1897 and 229 in 1896. s Failures in Canada number 18 as compared with 28 last week, 23 in this week a year ago, 22 in 1898, 33 in 1897 and 25 in 1896. . I - news items. I Island Soldiers are to bo better paid for service in Puerto Rica, Alaska and the Philippines in the future. Rear Admiral Philip, commandant of the Brooklyn navy yard died Saturday afternoon of heart disease The Prohibition national conven tion adjourned sinie die after having placed in nomination for president Jno. G. Woolley, of Illinois, and for vice president, Henry B. Metcalf, of Rhode) All the iron, steel and tin plate mills under the jurisdiction of the amalga mated association have closed, but there will be no strike, as is customary on June 30 each year, when the wage scales are unsigned. The weekly bank statement shows these changes: Surplus reserve, in crease, $1,332,525; loans decrease, $1,157,300; specie, increase, $455,400; legal tenders, increase, $193,800; de posits, decrease, $2,733,300; circula tion increase, $91,600. The banks now hold $16,859,376 in excess of the requirements of the 25 per cent rule, The big printers' strike in Pittsburg has been declared off. It was lost. The bosses were almost solidly organ* ised. : j Ml Ilf I MIHI ' MISCELLANEOUS NEWS ITEMS. _____ ' H Review From «He State* of Waik tuKton, IdaHo, Montana and Ore gon—New* of tHe Past Week Boiled Down. MONTANA. "Kaiser," who was the oldest dog in Anaconda, and possibly in the state, is dead. Mrs. O. Angel had her hand severely burned by an electric current last week in Butte. A case of smallpox was discovered last week in Butte. The victim is a young man and the attack is said to be a mild one. Sixteen car loads of horses from the reservation passed trough here this "^ning en route for Michigan, where they will be placed on the market. William Kemp, one of the old time miners of the camp and father of Rich ard Kemp, formerly sanitary inspec tor for Butte, died at his residence at Gladstone terrace, Walkerville, of min- ] er's consumption. | John B. Read, editor of tho Butte Inter-Mountain, has returned from an ! extended vacation and resumed his ed- ' ! itorial duties. A. B. Keith who has ac ^ e( j as editor for more than a year past, has returned to Helena. The west-bound train on tho Couer d' Alene branch last week killed an un known man at St. Regis. The man was attempting to stal a brakebeam ride, and was in the act of swinging under when tho train started. It may be that when a full and com plete investigation is made of the grewsome find made by Deputy Sheriff Robinson in the Dog creek hills, near „ , . ..... . 1 D0er Lodge recently, the story o an other tragedy will be brought to light. The wool clip of P. B. Moss and the 1 1 Lake Basin Sheep company, are being baled and placed on ears ready for shipment to Boston, where they will be j stored. The clip comprises about 500 000 pounds, and the owners will hold until such time as they can realize a nice profit on the same. W. A. Clark, Jr., son of W. A. Clark, has been admitted to practice at the bar of the Supreme court. The court made complimentary reference to the proficiency displayed in the examina tion papers. Mr. Clark is very popu-1 lar in Butte and will undoubtedly mee *- success. He has associât | ed himself with Jesse B. Roote. I Mrs - M >nnie Tindell made half a doz en d e s P erate attempts to kill herself a * ^ er home in Butte last week. Each time she was frustrated, although she fou S ht viciously against, those who soll Sht to prevent her from taking her ,ife - and several of her friends held her and watched by her side constantly to halk her in her unnatural purpose, WASHINGTON. The recently completed census shows thirteen hundred more school children , ir Spokane than a year ago. Yakima valley has an estimated area of 600 acres planted to peaches, and most all the orchards are in bearing. j A force of men has gone to Paha to commence work on the foundation for the flour mill which is to be moved to that place from Cheney. j ! A sad drowning is reported from Union Flat creek, 15 miles south of Pullman, the victim being Earnest, the 16-year old son of Mr. and Mrs. S. L. Brown. ! * Milton B. Coey, ot Rockford is dead. A stroke of paralysis gave war ning of the end, which has cast a where for 17 years no other citizen has been more widely known and esteemed, Edna, the 4-year old child of E. G. Powell, a Mon. ma.on residing In Pom. I eroy, recently met with a terrible acci dent - While playing in the woodshed tae unfortunate child found a giant ca P- left there by the criminal care lessness of a neighbor, and lighting it, had a thumb and two fingers torn off her right hand. t Hulin Bros, are erecting a large fruit and vegetable dryer and evaporator on the east side of Main street, just south s of tho track of tho Colfax-Moscow branch of the O. R. & N. at. Colfax, T he dryer will have a capacity of 10 tons of green fruit per day, and will be I in operation in time to handle this season's crop. I Shipments of early peaches from gloom over tho entire community, I North Yakima are being made daily t0 the Spokane markets. The fruit | °* the Alexander variety, and ^ e 'Shs about six ounces to the peach, _ oxes ne t 20 pounds and an average of I peaches are packed in the two lay ' 7^°^ b ? X ' Local dealers are *** °^ bUt the ° UtSide > „ H er ' 110 crop ' 8 hrst ? g °° d har ' The Mvn i"" 11 ° ctol f r . 1 - The civil service commission calls ' f^SrkfandTetter ^rrierf ane August 4 The commLL P , for some time been unable to secured requisite number of eltoihle« ! office, cting to the fie of l suffi a su ™' , a suffi cient number of intelligent, active per sons to present themselves for exami nation. This examination, says the commission, offers an excellent oppor tunity for entering the federal service an bright, energetic young men who are not afraid of hard work, at $600 per year. Applications to take this examination must be filed before July 25th. The Northwest Prune Growers' As sociation will no doubt handle the lar ger part of the Italian prunes in Yaki ma valley this season. The yield of about 900 acres will be shipped, but I ! ' j ! ] | . ! ' only about 75 per cent of the acreage will go through the new association. The fruit will be handled practically on the same plan as in California. The ; growers give 2 per cent of their entire j crop to the association. In return for , this the association agrees to grade, in- j spect, pack and market to the best ad vantage all the fruit entrusted to its care. The association also agrees to > procure proper storage for fruit, and j see that the same is insured against ; loss pending the satisfactory sale of the 1 same. j — - — — I Idaho. Albert Parrier suffered a broken leg at Swan Falls while engaged in blast j n g_ In Bline county the crickets have ap pearen and are causing tho farmers much uneasiness. The oldest settler declares that they never saw such grain as now stands in the Genesse valley. ; There are only three inmates in the pest house at Boise, and there is no fear of further spread of smallpox. In tho Couer d'Alene district there are at least 300 buildings either in the course of construction or just finished, Dave Button was suffocated to death I in J. C. Hague's mine at Trestle creek recently, the accident being due to bad gas in the shaft. i The president and four members of the faculty of the State University at Moscow have been removed from their . positions by the board ol regents. j About 1000 head of Idaho and Mon-1 tana horses have recently been bought ' for the use of the English government and the purchasers are hustling for more. A Squaw Creek farmer is exhibiting samples of barley, ryo and wheat grown grown on his farm without irri gation, some of the heads being seven . 1 inches long. The Nez Perce Indians will hold a celebration at this place, lasting from June 29th until July 8th. The racing program will open off Friday, July 29, ! j : j ' I j , ! J ■ ' j , j j ! and continue) to July 3. The state has received another pay ment from the government on account of its claims for expenses incurred in mobilizing the volunteers. The amount of tho remittance is $2,443.34. The captain of a boat plying between Ri paria and Lewiston declares that the steamer have carried out more cherries this season from the Snake river can yon than ever before within his reco lection. John McClellan has a cherry tree in his garden at Boise which yields two crops each year with but tye budding, and has been doing this 1'or the past three years, the second crop for this season being now ready to gather. Plans for the celebration and picnic in the mountains northeast of town are being made. The exercises will be held at the George Christie place. A literary program will bo rendered. Athletic sports and other amusements will follow. The supreme court has affirmed the judgment of ouster rendered against James Smith, commissioner of Fre mont county, the case being one of great importance to all counties. The action was brought by David W. Miller and part of the litigation growing out of the trouble in the county. Smith had been a member of the former board. The allegations in this suit were that he had put in and collected bills for work on roads at $6 per day; that he had charged the same rate for superintending bridge works; that the bridge board had appropriated a lump sum out of the treasury and entrusted it to him to expend in building a road; that various other breaches of the law had been participated in by him. One plea of the defense was that the county had advised the board that the appro Priation of money to be expended by mem ers o the boaid was legal. The s ipreme cour suggests that a county rpmlv^ giving such advice could be removed from office. It is found that the charges were sustained by the evi dence, and that the judgment of ouster was warranted. I OREGON. Portland will buy 1,'iftO cords of wood for her schools the coming year. 'll ild blackberries are unusually plenti ful this year, but prices have not gone down, says tlie Portland Telegram. k. M. 'Mitchell, for the past two years principal of the Weston has accepted a position store in that town. , public schools, ; a hardware Through advertising home industry the cigarmakers' union has doubled ts pay roll in less than eight months sa Is'he Portland Telegram. y . Jlld; Seaside United ' States^consul at 'T^nlsin'* 11 under President Hayes and consul general at Shanghai during President Arthur's adinin istration. From 1885 to 1890 lie was for-, eign secretary to the king of Korea. Quail are quite plentiful in the Nehalem valley near Medley, states the Astoria News, and a number of Chinese pheasants are also seen around' those parts. The pheasants, however, do not seem to multi ply very rapidly, presumably for the reason that the supply of grain is not as great as elsewhere. j The total number of prisoners confined in the Oregon state penitentiary is 295, all men except one. This is 130 less than the number of convicts in the early '90s, when the enrollment reach 425. There ! tianu xeiegram. - , udge O. N. Denny died Saturday al side, aged 02 years. Judge Denny was are 31 life-term prisoners, one of whom is a United States prisoner convicted of rob bing the mails. The other 30 were con victed of murder. Chinese pheasants are plentiful about here just now, and they are tame, too, says the Independence West Side. While I sitting in our oinee door the other evening ! we saw on old China rooster come out of the bushes in front of Ed Hilliard's black-1 sipith shop, flap its wings and crow as if in defiance. Just wait, old boy, until October comes, then see who will crow. min in mu ms OUR NORTHWESTERN MINES. Item* Gleaned From Hate Reporta— All Dlatrict* Are Being Developed —A Prospérons Year 1* Predicted— Minins Note* and Personal*. ; j , j > j ; 1 j ~ ~ I The season is at least one month earlier at Buffalo Hump than last year. Besides the pack trains which contin ue to arrive loaded with merchandise there are numerous outfits coming and going, the proprietors of which sell eggs, butter, vegetables and meats to prospectors and campers at the Hump and along the different routes. The camp is proving a veritable boom to ; Camas Prairie farmers. The growth of vegetation at this altitude is simply wonderful. Less than two weeks ago the undulating section around Buffalo Hump was covered with snow, while to day half a hundred or more horses are reveling in rich bunch grass. I There is more or less activity in each of the four BufTalo Hump towns, Concord is rather quiet, but it is said i in a short time the Boston-Buffalo I.d aho company will be making the great St Louis and other valuable properties . hum. Mr. Turner is now on the j ground making a thorough examinat ion and getting things in shape for the ' installment of machinery which will be placed as soon as the wagon road is completed. Tho Jumbo, which lies be yond the Concord, about two miles, al ready has more ore blocked out than an y other mine in the camp, with per haps the exception of the Big Buffalo, . au d before fall will bo placed in the list of actual producers. REPUBLIC. The tunnel on the Golden Harvest in ! Republic camp is in 680 feet. Values are not high. The shaft on the Republic is down a little over 100 feet and will be com pleted by July 1. The Black Tail mine is looking fine in the raise on the intermediate level. No other work is being done at present. Values arc still high. Tho non arrival of the machinist who is to set up the machinery on the Morning Glory mine, has been the cause of the delay. It does not now seem probable that, the plant will be in running order before the Fourth of July. The south drift on tho 300-foot level of the San Poil is being pushed with vigor. There is no change worth of note. The north drift from the bot tom of the 80-foot winze, on the inter mediate level, is carrying four feet of high grade ore In the Muldoon group, near Belcher camp, 12 miles east of Republic, a strik in copper is reported, made in a 240-ft tunnel. Superintendent Ediams says there is a three-foot ledge which will average $35. Tho formation is of limestone between granite and slate. The shaft on the Quilp has reached a depth of 200 feet below the tunnel level. Tracks are being laid in the crosscuts on the 50 foot and the 100-ft levels, and other preparations are near ing completion for beginning stoping on these levels. It will probably take a couple of days to finish the work. A new dump is being prepared, so that the ore can be separated and only the best sent to the mill. There i^ considerable $10 and $12 ore, but this will not be milled at present. BRITISH COLUMBIA. The Ymir mine is now running a portion of its new complement of stamps. The work of increasing the j work of the tramway has been complet j e d and ore was passed down yester ( day. Sixty of the 80 stamps were star ted, and the balance will probably be started in a day or two. This is by far tho largest battery in British Co lumbia, and it is said the capacity is to bo doubled in the near future. Hugh Cannon is doing extensive de velopment work on tho Yellow Jacket, a promisng claim in Brown's camp, near Grand Forks. It adjoins the Lit tl<i Bertha. The drift on the 100-foot level of the , Hartford, in Wellington camp, has ; been extended 100 feet and is still in ore. L ^ ^ & S ' .*? We, ' f ? now ^ ein « strip P ad - A ^ W ' de " d A " reP ° rted that . the assays avera ^ e * 50 P er ton. It Is smelter f ° r t hw ' th - The principal °^ ner ' s J ® hl1 Rogers. The claim ad Pf the Hartr ° rd and Brandon and , "fcEntire has returned from Nteyers creek to Greenwood and con ® rms tbe report made regarding a dis C0Vel Y °f r l c h placer ground on the Lone Star claim. Mr. McEntire says t * le d * 8C0Ver y was made while an up raise * or air was being run from the R eview tunnel through the bed of a j small stream to the surface. In turn tbis stream so that it would not run d °wn the upraise good looking dirt was uncovered. He washed Beveral Pan«- Coarse gold waa found, and as ! blgh as 60 colors was taken out to a , ' 7" T r ? lntel >Uon of the owners to quarry * ^Pmentto the P® 0 * The stream crosscuts the Lone Star vein, which is an extension of the fa mous Reco vein, from which so much rich gold was taken out a few yeare ago. The presumption Is that the creek bed down from this vein is rich placer, and the ground will be prospected lm mediately. A report of the full investigation in to the recent labor troubles in South ern B. C., made by the Dominion gov ernment commissioner, has been laid on the table of tho Dominion house. Mr. Clute states that he found that about 6,000,000 pounds was invested in Southern B. C. mines, employing 4,500 men, of these from 40 to 60 per cent were British subjects. The re port very clearly sets out the causes which resulted in the deadlock and the means which he took to remove them. The result appears to be entirely sat isfactory and only proves what ha® been frequently urged that the major ity of these disputes between capital and labor can be adjusted if concilia tory methods aro adopted. The payroll of Rossland camp runs over $100,000 per month. Of this amount the British Columbia corpora tions pays nearly three-fourths. Around Silverton there are a number of properties working and shipping. The Wakefield is working a large force of men, also the Hewitt, Rockland, L. H. and others. All are looking well, and it is only a matter of time until the resources of that section will at tract attention and become a beehive of industry. MINING NOTES. According to the sworn statement filed with the board of equalization the net profits of the Utah paying mines of the current year were $2,370,026, as compared with $1,782,824 for the same period of last year. A mill is to be errected on the Poland China in Chesaw, Washington. Twenty tons of American Flag ore areto be tested at the Red Shirt mill in the Methow valley. Good results are expected. Another strike is reported in the Sil ver King in Chesaw, Washington. The ore is free gold bearing and carries a large per cent of copper. Some good low grade ore is being found in the Nava, in Republic camp. The ore is similar to that found in the Mountain Lion hill. Samples of coal from the newly dis covered deposit on Orinoflno creek, 12 miles from the town, show a better quality in the lower level, which is now being prospected. A copper discovery is reported in the lower part of the Mascot camp in Ida ho, Iowa men own the property, and are said to have cut a three-foot body of ore averaging 15 per cent copper. Double shifts are being worked. A company of North Yakima capital ists has secured the services of Ole Nel son, an expert miner from Eureka. Utah, to explore tho copper properties in the vicinity of Bumping lake. Sev eral men are working on the prospects and reports are favorable. Among the deeds placed on record last week at Wallace, Idaho, was one conveying a number of mining claims to the Sunset Peak Mining Company, limited, the consideration being $100, 000. Among the claims is one which has shown some ruby silver, a very rare ore in this region, the Siéra Ne vada, Omaha and one or two others in tho same neighborhood near Wardner, being the only other claims which have shown it. Several large nuggets have been found on the Mary Ann placers in Chesaw camp, Wash. A stir is reported on West Fisher creek. 30 miles from Libby Montana, where $50 ore is reported in an old claim. A strike is reported on a claim be tween Delta and Carbon Center. Idaho. Tho claim is owned by John Dowd and J. J. Purcell, and lies in a direct con tinuation of the Amazon-Manhattan group. The ore is high grade milling and was found near the surface. No assays have been made. John Markey, employed In the smelt ing works of the United States mine at Jerome, Arizona, was burned to death and two Italians were severely burned recently. Markey was a skim mer on a converter. He had poured the contents of the converter into the great ladle and the crane was hoisting it when the pail broke pouring a large quantity of seething copper over Mark ey and partially over the Italians. Markey's clothing was burned from his body, and he lived but a shôrt time, dying in fearful agony. The reduction works of the Detroit Copper Company, at Marenci, Arizona, caught fire and was totally consumed, 'lue works consisted of a 150-ton con centrator, smelter furnaces and eon troverters. The fire will throw a large number of men temporarily out of em ployment. Reports from Slate Creek,. Wash., say that the mill on the Eureka will be running this week. A large force of men are at work on the 2,000-foot tram way which lies at an angle of about 30 degrees. The Mammoth is in the best ore it has ever mined, although none of it has been put through the mill. The mill is running on poor ore which was put in the bins last winter, but it has pounded out a 59.45-ounce brick, worth about $1,000. On the Tacoma claim, through which the Mam oth claim runs, a fine body of fine ore our feet wide has been opened. The Gold Standard Mining and Milling company operates the claim. The Snowshoe is showing some rich rock, though on the surface poor ma i terial was found. The claim is half a mile from the Mammoth. The main shaft of the Mayflower mine near Whitehall has reached a depth of 925 feet. The lead has not yet been crosscut and the quantity and value of the ore at that depth has therefore, not beon ascertained. On the 800-foot level there was a good body of very rich ore. The Mayflow er is one of the phenominal mines ot Montana The Parrott shaft in Butte has reach ed the depth of 1500 feet and isurtill going down, It being the intention of the management to ultimately make connections with the lower workings of the Never Sweat .