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ITEMS OF INTEREST GATHERED DURING THE PAST WEEK. Mine Owners PusKing Work on Their Properties in Idaho, Montana and Oregon—Mine Operations of British Columbia Are Rather Quiet—Many Accidents and Personal Events. An explosion of molten slag caused the total destruction of the Val Verde smelter, 20 miles east of Prescott, Arizona. The smelter employes were engaged in drawing slag from the fur nace and were unable to get a plug in to stop it. When the molten mass ran onto the wet floor an explosion followed. The redhot stuff was scat tered all through the building causing Are to break out at several places. The building and machinery were destroy ed. The plant was <^f 300 tons capa city and cost between $150,000 and $200,000, with insurance to the amount of $60,000. British Columbia Items. For the past week ore shipments from the Boundary's low grade mines was 16,240 tons; total for year to date, 582,699 tons. The Granby smelter last week treated 11,622 tons, or 833,044 tons this year. Never before in the history of the Windmere mines in the camp were so many properties worked at one time. The Paradise continues working a large force, and several teams are hauling ore to the river landing. Concentration operations at the Vel vet-Portland mine at Rossland have proved so successful that the London directors have authorized the doub ling of the capacity of the works to commence forthwith. The plant now handles about 50 tons of ore daily. J. P. Graves, who is in New York, says: I am not advised as to the truth of reports that President S. H. C. Miner of the Granby company has sold his Grandby holdings. Neither Presi dent J. J. Hill nor the Great Northern owns any shares of Granby, accord ing to my best information. If any be made, Phoenix need not worry. With the starting of two more prop erties by the Montreal & Boston Con solidated Mining & Smelting Company, Ltd., this week that company now has six mines operating. The mines are the Brooklyn, Stemwinder and Rawhide, in this camp, the Athelstan, in Welling ton camp, the Sunset, in Deadwood camp, the Lancashire Lass, in Summit camp, on which a bond was recently taken. Altogether the company now has about 100 men. Mining Notes. Many miners are reported to be leav ing Nome for the Tanana fields. George L. Hedges and George S. Bailey of Lewiston, mining men, have left for Buffalo Hump to start work on the Liberty Bell group. Much interest is manifested in an asbestos find made by R. O. Morris in Rosebud county, Mont. Samples of the asbestos have been sent to the world's fair. a. 1. Goodell is the new manager of the Northport smelter. He recent ly completed the Takilma smelter for the company of the same name, 40 miles southwest of Grants Pass, Ore. For $11,500 the Northern Gold Min ing company has sold its large dredge to Burch & Burbridge of Spokane. It is now being dismantled and will be shipped to their eastern Oregon placer gtound on Crane flats. J. H. Palmer, a mine laborer, shot and mortally wounded W. J. Uttle, also a mine laborer, and three of his chil dren, at Aurora, Mo., and then killed himself. The children were instantly killed. No cause is stated for the crime. Judge Holt of the New York district court has appointed Alfred Roelker, Jr., receiver of the General Metals company of New York, which claims to have a capital of $1,500,000 and large plants for the t eduction of gold ore into bullion at Colorado City, Col. Judge William Clancy, long recog nized as one of the two so-called Heinze judges of Silver Bow county, Mont., has caused a sensation by statement to the effect that the Heinze mining interests in Butte have been, or will soon be, taken over by the Amalgamated Copper company. Continued dry weafher throughout the Coeur d'Alene district is causing much uneasiness among the mineown ers and operators, as the scarcity water makes it impossible to run the mills to their full capacity and as it fit present none of the mines have the amount of water they need. Mace, Idaho.—J. Fruitar, a miner the Mammoth, was severely cut about the leg by being struck by an iron bar while working in the mine. Falling rock struck the bar and caused it to bound, striking Fruitar with great force on the leg, making a large wound. His leg will be saved. The Leadville District Mining asso ciation, which takes in every mine manager in the district, has decided to issue working cards for the pur pose of carrying on the fight'*against the Western Federation of Miners. No person will be employed who shall not have deposited with the timekeeper his card of recommendation from the mining association. J. M. Wolfe, one of the heavy stock holders in the Buffalo Chief mine Buffalo Hump, has returned to Lew iston from a trip to the property and says the lower tunnel has a pay streak three feet wide, which will run into excellent values. Ore bins have been constructed, and the ore from the pay streak is being saved. Mr. Wolfe says the Buffalo Chief will install a 3tamp mill this winter. THROWS RED HOT STONES. Eruption of Mount Vesu.vius Extremely Violent. Naples.—The eruption of Vesuvius continues to increase in force, and is now more violent than any time since 1872. Redhot stones are hurled to a height of 1600 feet, failing down the flanks of the mountain with a deafen ing sound, 't he director of the observa tory says that between 5 o'clock this morning and 6 o'clock this afternoon his instruments registered 1844 violent explosions, and that one stone thrown out weighed about two tons. The red hot stones tnrown out have melted the rails of the Fenicular railway, destroy ed the wooden huts in which guides live. All vegetation within a radius of one mile of the crater has disap peared. PLACE AGE LIMIT. None Over 40 Years Old Can Work in Steel Plants. The Carnegie Steel company nas is sued a circular letter to the superin tendents of the different plants and to the heads of the departments in the plants înstructing them to employ no men over 35 years of age in certain departments and extending the age limit to 40 in others. The rule does not apply to laborers. The order af fects a large number of the most ex pert steel men. WORK HAS RESUMED. Harvester Company of Chicago Bucks Unionists. Chicago.—Work in the plants of the eering, McCormick and ulano uivis ion of the International Harvester com pany, the closing of which September 1 resulted in 9000 employes being left idle, has been resumed. Coupled with this announcement came the statement that the company has refused to re new last year's agreement with trades union employes. Suicide at Prescott. Prescott, Arizona.—Ben Hull, who arrived here a few months ago from Chicago, committed suicide in the rail road yards by shooting himself through the head. He left a note say ing that on account of bad luck and poor health he had decided to kill him self. Senator Hoar Is Sinking. Worcester, Mass., Sept. 26.—The family of Senator George F. Hoar who has been dangerously ill for sev eral week's, has issued a bulletin show ing that the senator is gradually suc cumbing to the effects of his long illness. German Prince at Tokio. Tokio. —Prince Charles of Hohen zollern has arrived here and was given an official welcome. He will meet cer tain high Japanese officials, after which he will join the Japanese forces in the field without loss of time. Want Yankees to Own It. Shanghai.—It is reported in Chinese quarters here that measures are in progress looking to the restoration to American ownership of the Canton Hankow railway. Taft Returns to Washington. Washington.—Secretary Taft has re turned to Washington from Pointa Pic, near the mouth of the St. Law rence, where he has been for several weeks. Millionaire Cornwall Dead. San Francisco.—Pierre B. Cornwall, a millionaire, died at his home here from heart trouble. Mr. Cornwall came to California in 1848. Attendance at World's Fair. St. Louis, Sept. 25.—The total num ber of admissions at the world's fair for six days ended September 24 was 770,418; total to date. 11.792,848. To Honor Memory of Zola. Paris.—A movement has been start ed to have the body of Emile Zola placed in the Pantheon. Uruguay Revolution Ended. Montevideo, Uruguay.—Peace has been concluded between the govern ment and the revolutionists. Accommodations for the crowds in Spokane during the week of the fair are being arranged for by the manage ment of the fair. An information bureau will be established at the rooms of the chamber of commerce, on First avenue, where the Athletic club form erly had quarters, and here people who coijie to the fair will be able to secure all needed information about rooms. Judge Parker's letter of acceptance of the nomination of president on democratic ticket has been made pub lia. He wants a check placed on "usur pation" by president, cutting national expenses, reform the tariff and be care ful in negotiating reciprocity treaties. Gold standard is dismissed with but a paragraph, and he wants big depart ments investigated. According to the Paris Presse, M. Combes, the French premier, desires that the French Catholics should break off from the Roman church and form a French national church, with a pope of its own. The Spokane Interstate Fair, Octo ber 3 to 9. 1904. Ambition is turmoil. V & Utilizing; a Few Acres. There are many people in farming districts possessed of a few acres of land in fairly good tilth who do not know how to utilize them to advan tage. Surrounded as they are by large farms, they have an idea that there is not land enough to make anything out of it. While it is true that local conditions^have much to do with what this small area can best be used for, in a general way it is safe to say that If the owner will do some intelligent studying he can find a way of making even a few acres profitable. Of course, much depends upon the man and his resources. If one Is naturally inclined to fruit-growing, knows something about the business, and Is near a fair ly good market, he ought to make the few acres bring him golden returns. The same with poultry raising. In other sections it might be the best plan to turn the small area into meadow, particularly if it was suited to grass and labor was high and hay brought a good price. All things must be considered in atemptlng to make n small area profitable with crops, but it can be done if one will work out the problem with intelligence. Rotating Wheat and Potatoes. There have been all sorts of results with wheat following potatoes, and such results have largely followed closely in accordance with the fertil izers used. Naturally, as wheat docs best on a soil which has been well worked and prepared, following the potato crop with wheat offers every chance for a good crop of the cereal, but always provided the proper fer tilizers are applied and in considerable quantity, for it must be remembered that the potato crop has not left much of the applied fertilizer for any fol lowing crop, and second, that the ac tion of the fertilizer will necessarily be slower (hiring the season in which the wheat gets its start. In following potatoes with wheat try this plan. Rake off the potato tops, and with the harrow level the soil and loosen It to the depth of two or three inches; then roll the ground and drill lu the seed with 200 pounds to the acre of some commercial fertilizer rich in phos phoric acid. The potato tops may be spread over the seed bed as a mulch, and will materially help the wheat. Rather a radical way of doing this work, perhaps, but it ha3 paid well with many farmers. Pence is worth a triaL Trough for Young Stock. One of the troubles in feeding stock Is the waste of food, and there should be some plan on every farm where there is a number of heads of sheep or calves so that the feeding could be done at the smal'est possible expense and at the greatest possible saving. A trough built in the following man ner will be found a saver of feed. While it may be made any length de sired, ten feet is a good length, and it should be fifteen inches wide and, the trough proper, ten inches deep. Strong end pieces are placed in po sition so that the trough' may be raised from the ground to the desired height, the trough proper being placed about a foot from the top of the side pieces, and on the very top of the side pieces a strip of wood is placed, thus prevent .-»Mil ^*3*<*-..... FEEDING TROUGH FOR STOCK. lug the animal from getting its feet into the trough or jumping over it. A strong board is placed at the end of each upright side, close to the ground, and these boards are held in place by stakes driven on either side. This plan holds the entire structure firm, so that the frisky youngsters cannot tip it over. Getting Stand of Clover. Many failures to secure a catch of clover are wholly due to the attempt being made on soil that contains too much acid, sour soil, as we call it. The remedy is, of course, lime, and this may be applied after testing the soil with litmus paper, as advised in this department many times. That there ought to be more clover grown on farms than there is no one will deny, and if this Is admitted w hy not get the soil in the necessary condition to make the crop. It is true that the soil acidity may not be the only rea son for falling to make a catch of clo ver, but it can do no harm to lime the soil if It needs It and then look for the other reasons why clover will not grow on it To Prevent Sore Necke. One very good way to prevent some of the sore necks on horses in hot weather is to not check their beads up so high. With some freedom of the head the collar can be shifted from its position. A short collar is sure to make a sore neck, and one that is too long will cause sore shoulders. The collar should always fit—not when it was first bought but always. Harnes which are too wide at the top will admit of working back and forth and will cans® a sore neck. The collur should fit the horse and the Lames should fit the collar; then there will be little danger of sores of any kind. Decoying the Hessian Fly. Wheat growers of long experience are familiar with the plan of sowing a decoy strip of wheat early in the season to entice the hessian fly. It is a good plan to do this, even if there is no certainty that the enemy may be waiting for you. A narrow strip is sown entirely nround the field in tended for wheat, and this is turned under at the time the main crop is to be sown. This turning the decoy strip of wheat under is a better plan than plowing a number of dead furrows be tween this strip and the main field. The main crop should be sown as late as it can be with safety, whether the decoy strip is used or not. for the later the sowing the less dange- from the hessian fly. Bear in mind also that aside from the battle with the hessian fly, success in wheat-growing comes from the thorough preparation of the seed bed. The man who works on the plan that the seed bed for wheat can not be mnde too good is the one who gets the profitable crop. At least this is the result on farms that have been tilled for a number of years. Buff Plymouth Rocks. This picture represents a beautiful type of the Buff Plymouth Rock fe male, a breed of buffs that has come rapidly to the front since their intro duction only a few years ago. In gen eral conformation and size they are identical with the Barred Rocks, and as useful fowls they have few equals and doubtless no superiors. Almost everyone is familiar with the Barred Plymouth Rocks, and ns this branch possesses all the merit of their an cestors, we hardly think a detailed de scription necessary. Suffice it to say that we think the buff branch of this cv •wo civ m-' BUFF PLYMOUTH ROCKS. family is destined to rank among the favorite breeds for those who combine beauty and the profitable side of poul try-keeping.—St. Louis Republic. Poultry Pickings. Clean out the nests and whitewash thoroughly. Better cut two meadows a little too early than too late. It Is better to dnrken the place se lected for the nests. As a rule, hens learn to eat eggs by having them broken in the nest. Stale bread soaked in milk makes a good feed for newly hatched chickens. Fowls will eat a large amount of clover, whether fed green or dried as hay. Fowls that fatten easily should have plenty of exercise, unless being fed for market. Once chickens are stunted they nev er regain their vigor, even with the most careful feeding. A mixture of two parts lard and one part kerosene oil will remove the scabby formation on the legs. Charred corn on cobs Is a good way to feed charcoal to fowls, and noth ing is better for bowel troubles. Make the hens scratch for a living, but put grain where scratching will get it, or the hens will not thrive. On a farm good facilities, good man agement and good markets are more valuable than the breed of fowls. If the most prolific hens are re tained and the worthless ones market ed, a great improvement would soon result Agricultural Atoms. Good feeding is the forerunner of prosperity. Failure Is the usual result of think ing a business can run itself. The farmer's team should be one well adapted to his requirements. Liver is a good food for milk pro duction because it is rich in fats. Even in summer sufficient bedding should be provided to keep the stock clean. Desirable qualities are fixed In a herd by a long line of careful selec tions and breeding. The dwarfing of a tree occurs by the slight disagreement between the scion and the stock. Thrift in sheep Is generally secured when the farmer thinks enough of them to care for them. Moss-covered trees will be much benefited by scraping and then white washing with lime and wood ashes. No one business has any assurance of always proving a profitable one, be cause changes so frequently occur to disturb all branches of farming. When a man puts out his shingle on the roof the Lord is likely to let him sit down in the basement awhile and think. It's mighty foolish to get so anxious saving the whole world that you haven't time to do a thing for your own ward. Collection of Farmer's Troubles. A weed patch is exhibited by the government at the World's Fair. Here every species of weed which troubles the farmer of any section of the coun try is shown. mm wd /*m©t5nr m Woman and the Clergy. If we turn now to the condition of woman in Christendom we shall find that her progress has been long im peded by false ideas of her relation to man, and in defense of these ideas the Bible has been freely quoted: The besetting sin of human nature is the lust of power. Man is an egotist. It takes culture a long time to re fine that away. Man loves to flatter himself with the thought of his su periority. That pride of power is un doubtedly at the bottom of the fact that he is so reluctant to acknowledge the equality of the sexes. Pericles thought "a woman's chief glory was to be known neither for good nor evil." Socrates thanked the gods daily that he was "a man, not a brute," and that he was "male, not female." Erasmus prayed that all peo ple might come to read the Bible, "even women and Turks." Yet we are becoming civilized, though slowly. Even now, in some parts of this republic, women enjoy full voting privilege with men; yet it was only a century ago that France guillotined a woman for daring to as sert woman's right to the ballot. It was only twenty-five years ago that we in America began to think woman worth educating. As a student in a theological sem inary, I remember the professor say ing of woman's place in the church: "Women may sing in prayer meeting and play on the piano or organ, and if the meeting Is not too public they may offer up prayer." He forgot to say that they might also contribute to the preacher's salary. Robert Browning asserted that of the two it was his wife who had a creative genius, yet to him, and not to her, England accorded the honor of a burial In Westminster. Our Bible is not responsible for this ungenerous treatment of women. The cause is back of the Bible in the nature of man. But there are Scripture texts in which this egotism of the male has Intrenched itself. On the woman question Mazzini was more orthodox than Paul. He told the young men of Italy: "Love and respect women. Seek in her not merely a comfort, but a force, an inspiration, the redoubling of your intellectual and moral faculties. Cancel from your minds every idea of superiority over her. You have none whatever."—Rev. Herbei't S. Bigelow, in Pilgrim. IM N 7 V. The girl who Is careful to have her collar, cuffs, belt and other trifles har monize, and who chooses them with un eye to their appropriateness to the dress and to the occasion upon which they are to be worn, will also see to it that her gloves and shoes are neat and clean, while her hair will be ar ranged in simple, becoming style, with out any attempt at exaggeration or de sire to follow the latest fad or fancy. She will first nttract by her smart and businesslike appearance, and later by her businesslike qualities, for one is but the reflection of the other. There is, perhaps, no garment in an up-to date girl's wardrobe of more impor tance than the shirt waist, which should, in every instance, be selected most carefully. That it ought to be appropriate to the occasion upon which it is to be worn, and, if made of wash able material, should be in that im maculate- state so essential to its charm, are features about which too much cannot be said. A soiled, faded silk waist should never be worn by a business girl, or, Indeed, by any oth er, and, unless it can be freshened, it should be abandoned. A plain, simple shirt waist, made of an inexpensive light fabric that will bear any num ber of washings, is by far the wisest selection.—Marion Bell, in Success. v Extermlnatlntc Moths. The most effectual method of render ing a house moth-proof is thorough spring and fall cleaning. Two of the arch-enemies of moths are cleanliness and light. Attics and storage rooms re quire light and ventilation. The cedar chest or closet ranks first as a pre ventive. Moth balls are efficacious, but one prefers the moth almost Furs, especially, fascinate moths. The pre liminary step is a thorough combing with a dressing comb; next, beat well, and air in the sunshine; next, sprinkle with gum camphor, ced*ar dust or to bacco leaves. Place the furs in paper sacks, turn the edges over, and paste down with a strip of muslin. Printers' ink is obnoxious to moths. Balls of cotton wadding saturated in oil of ce dar are effectual in trunks. Remem ber this, oil stains. Carpets, if in fested, must come up, be beaten and cleaned. Wash the floor with benzine, then sprinkle with cayenne pepper. Tack down the carpet, and sponge with a solution of one quart of water to one tablespoonful of turpentine, changing the water frequently. A preventive is to press every inch of the edge of the oarpet, first dampening, then pressing with a hot iron. Lay a damp towel on the carpet, over this a paper to retain the steam, then iron. Steam destroys. ■Woman's Home Companion. § n Mrs. S. S. Cashdollar is a merchant at Lane, Tenn. Mrs. Emily Edson Briggs, the wom an correspondent "Olivia" of forty years ago and a pioneer in the field, is still living in Washington. Miss Mary Reynolds, of Sibley, la., will sail in October for China to be come tutor to the two grandnephews of the Dowager Empress. Frau Marie Musaens-Higglns found ed a girls' school at Colombo, Ceylon, thirteen years ago which now contains more than fifty pupils. No efforts have been made to convert the girls, who are Buddhists, to Christianity. It will surprise some people to learn that some of the women who are most fashionably attired at certain society functions of to-day are not only sup plied with their superb outfits free of cost, but are also well paid for wear ing them. This novel vocation had its inception in the mind of an enterpris ing dressmaker In the west end of Lon don, who thought it would pay her to hire a few women as walking ad vertisements, and the venture has proved a brilliant success. Health and Beauty Hints. About as much salt as may be heaped upon a 5-ceut piece Is entirely sufficient for cleaning the teeth. It seems to improve the condition of the secretions in the mouth, renders the saliva at night less ropy and viscid, and also appears to strengthen the teeth. Whenever candy, crackers, fresh bread or biscuits or any other starchy or saccharinous foods nre eaten be tween meals the teeth should be Imme diately cleaned as after a meal, be cause It is these foods that furnish the best breeding grounds for the decay producing bacteria. The bathing season brings many pleasures, not a few dangers and quite frequently freckles. The girl who puts in her vacation at some watering place should not forget that for all aquatic pleasures there is a day of reckoning. It Is great fun to lie in the sand and let the sea air and sun glare do their work, but when she returns to town she must appeal to a beauty doctor to remedy the wrinkles baked in her face. To remedy a double chin, practice the following exercises at night and morning: Stand erect in military po sition; place the hands lightly on the bips, fingers forward; drop the chin slowly on the collar bone as far for ward as the head can be carried, then throw the head back with a quick, even movement that is not a jerk, but yet puts all the muscles into quick play; repeat ten times; now turn the head rather sharply to the right, as if looking quickly over the right shoul der; repeat tills ten times, and then turn to the left, repeating In the same way; the exercise must be persevered with, and you may gradually increase the number of movements daily until they can be done, without after discom fort, for about fifty times. How to Have Beautiful Hand«. The woman with beautiful hands has observed several rules in their care. She has her gloves made to order if she can afford It. If she cannot do this she takes care to buy gloves that are large rather than small for her. She has leurued to manicure her own hands, and does it regularly. If her hands have become misshapen through wearing too tight gloves she visits a skillful masseuse and has the fault corrected. A few exercises will work wonders toward promoting grace in the finger tips and wrist. Stand with the arms at right angles to the body, the hands with the palms down. Bend the hands from the wrist, first as far up as they will go, then down. Repeat until the wrists become a little tired, but never until they are strained. Now close the hand tightly until it has become a formidable fi.sfc, then throw out the fingers sharply, spread ing them as far as they will stretch. These two simple exercises will pA> duce great suppleness and ease of the finger-joints, and tend to increase tlvr circulation. Tight sleeves are as injurious as tight gloves. When you see a woman who is wearing her sleeves so tight that they bind, look at her hand*. They will be red and puffy, with the veins swelled, and the texture of the skin coarse and dark.